The new DPP standard


Craig Newbury TV-Bay Magazine
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by Craig Newbury
Issue 85 - January 2014

Why and how is the DPP standard significant for broadcasters and other media facilities across the U.K, and beyond?

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) was founded in January 2011 by the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, with representation from Sky, Channel 5, S4/C, UKTV, and BT Sport, to help speed the transition to fully digital production and distribution in television. The DPP delivery standards established by this group intended to maximize the ease and efficiency of digital production by providing a tightly constrained workflow structure and standardized practice for creating and managing file-based content.

With file-based content delivery (based on DPP specs) becoming mandatory by the major UK broadcasters from Oct. 2014, the contents of those standards are having a real impact on production companies and content producers, not just across the U.K., but for any studios or other content producers delivering media into this market.

Because broadcasters in the U.K. are, like many other broadcasters, users of content from the U.S. and other countries, the DPP delivery standard will require that DPP compliance processing is applied to files either by the content creator (should they wish to retain creative control), or by their third party providers. One way or another, the new standard increases the processing required across the full digital media supply chain.

What is the specific challenge that the DPP delivery standards present for content creators?

While DPP specifications address processes starting from acquisition of original material, and encompass elements ranging from budgeting for productions and shoots to the interchange of specific shims of metadata between workflow areas, it is the delivery aspect of these specifications that, from our perspective, is most important.

For content creators sending content to U.K. broadcast facilities, the challenge lies in how to create files that conform to DPP specifications without significantly increasing demands on personnel and facility resources. If it is not automated and accelerated, the processing necessary to adjust and deliver files properly can be time-consuming and laborious, with tasks such as broadcast color legalization often requiring hardware baseband processing or a lengthy re-rendering process in the NLE environment. Prior to delivery, operators must make sure that codecs, containers, and formats are correct. Throughout all of these manual processes, facilities run the risk of introducing error and increasing the potential of having to rework content to meet delivery criteria.

If media facilities are able to address this challenge and automate key processing tasks using a single fully integrated and automated system, rather than approaching the problem using a solution comprising of multiple discrete components with varying levels of processing capabilities, they can turn DPP-related compliance processing into a back office function. With content being conformed automatically to the correct specifications, such companies can maintain their primary focus and the bulk of their resources focused on creative content creation.

In what ways can automation benefit content creators that need to meet DPP delivery standards?

The quality of content has become a key competitive differentiator across media platforms, demanding that content creators maintain a high standard. At the same time, the increasing complexity of delivering content threatens to draw away the limited and often strained resources dedicated to ensuring content quality. As the DPP standard begins to roll out, our customers are starting to think about the most efficient and cost effective way to accommodate those standards. Addressing that job manually can require a great deal of time, capital expenditure, and/or human resources or a sophisticated solution for automated media processing.

Automation is invaluable when any significant number of video assets must be conformed to specific parameters for content structure. While this has typically been a process executed by human operators, the sophistication of todays media transformation platforms allows media companies to pull such tasks away from staff and replicate them in an automated environment. In doing so, this approach frees up people and equipment that can then be directed toward operations that generate revenue.

Consider, for example, the well-established broadcasters that maintain archives holding many thousands of hours of video content. Very likely, very little of that media is compliant. In other cases, broadcasters that have committed to DPP standards must find a way to make DPP-compliant content compatible with existing systems, such as video servers, that arent equipped to handle the codec, packaging and metadata specification. Automatic conversion of incoming DPP-compliant files into a usable format while leveraging the additional metadata carried in a DPP compliant payload offers a very attractive alternative to replacing costly video infrastructure that otherwise meet the facilitys needs.

While its possible to automate most tasks to some extent, solutions such as those provided by RadiantGrid are raising the bar and aiming to automate the entire operation in a single step and at the point of transcode all of the time, for every single asset. Through this approach, processing simply becomes a service that operates in the background. Unlike a manual operator, the automated file-based processing solution can yield the same output every time, without the effects of human variance or error, such as using the wrong slate, entering incorrect metadata, or inserting a black portion of video thats five seconds too short and in the wrong place. Facilities can mitigate such risks by employing intelligent automation; a faster, more reliable, and more repeatable mechanism for delivering content.
How exactly do Wohlers RadiantGrid solutions aid content creators and broadcasters in addressing DPP standards?

The RadiantGrid platform boasts unique DPP compatible capabilities in six critical processing areas: broadcast legalization in the color domain; audio loudness legalization; metadata editing and persistence; video and audio encoding and compression support; QC reporting; and content layout (how the different visual and aural components should be laid out on the timeline).

This set of complex processes, when combined together and executed at the same time at the point of transcode, provides the ultimate platform for producing compliant media with minimal input and in the quickest possible timeframe. It also removes the need for customers to revert to manual editing processes that traditionally tie up expensive suites for foreground rendering tasks. Additionally, it removes the need to hop between multiple systems, some of which could potentially be baseband processes, to complete the myriad processing tasks.

When considered end-to-end, the savings from using an automated DDP compliance tool can be significant in terms of both time and money.

How can this approach to standards compliance open up further opportunities and advantages for content creators and broadcasters?


The appetite for structured file delivery is not limited to U.K. broadcasters. Around the world, efforts have been under way to establish standards for the exchange of file-based content. In North America, for example, the development of IMF (Interoperable Master Format) aims to create a single standardized master file for distribution of content between businesses and across regions. By providing rigid rules for file and metadata creation, both the DPP standards and IMF, in addition to a number of other initiatives such as those beginning in AMWA, are helping media companies to address new business and operations issues associated with file-based media and workflow quickly and at a lower cost.

The level of automation that allows the RadiantGrid platform to hit the DPP specifications demonstrates its power and flexibility in enabling cost-effective and streamlined media production and delivery workflows. As the DPP and other bodies throughout the industry continue to take steps toward realizing the long-held hopes for file-based operations, media companies can employ versatile and powerful platforms to enable smooth, timely, and economical growth of their businesses. The RadiantGrid platform allows users to take greater control of their technology and operational expenditure as they move toward the mandatory DPP delivery date in October 2014 and toward consolidating their technologies to work harder, but smarter.


Tags: iss085 | dpp | standard | broadcasters | media | explained | review | digital production partnership | Craig Newbury
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  • Glensound at BVE 2015

    Glensound at BVE 2015

  • Portaprompt at BVE 2015

    Portaprompt at BVE 2015

  • AVIWEST at BVE 2015

    AVIWEST at BVE 2015

  • Tiger Technology at BVE 2015

    Tiger Technology at BVE 2015

  • Guntermann and Drunck at BVE 2015

    Guntermann and Drunck at BVE 2015

  • PhotonBeard - LED Redhead - at BVE 2015

    PhotonBeard - LED Redhead - at BVE 2015

  • ERA - Adobe Anywhere - at BVE 2015

    ERA - Adobe Anywhere - at BVE 2015

  • BeyondHD - Exoskeleton - at BVE 2015

    BeyondHD - Exoskeleton - at BVE 2015

  • BeyondHD - Drones at BVE 2015

    BeyondHD - Drones at BVE 2015

  • LCA - Snapgrid lighting control - BVE 2015

    LCA - Snapgrid lighting control - BVE 2015

  • Sachtler Tripods at BVE 2015

    Sachtler Tripods at BVE 2015

  • BeyondHD - Letus Helix Gimbal System at BVE 2015

    BeyondHD - Letus Helix Gimbal System at BVE 2015

  • JVC at BVE 2015

    JVC at BVE 2015

  • Grass Valley at BVE 2015

    Grass Valley at BVE 2015

  • Cavena Image Products at BVE 2015

    Cavena Image Products at BVE 2015

  • Autocue at BVE 2015

    Autocue at BVE 2015

  • AntonBauer at BVE 2015

    AntonBauer at BVE 2015

  • Rosco at BVE 2015

    Rosco at BVE 2015

  • Gearhouse Broadcast at BVE 2015

    Gearhouse Broadcast at BVE 2015

  • CameraCorps at BVE 2015

    CameraCorps at BVE 2015

  • PlayBox at BVE 2015

    PlayBox at BVE 2015

  • NUGEN Audio at BVE 2015

    NUGEN Audio at BVE 2015

  • KITPLUS rig setup at IBC 2014

    KITPLUS rig setup at IBC 2014

  • PAG talk about flying with batteries at IBC 2014

    PAG talk about flying with batteries at IBC 2014

  • Philip Blooms recommendations at IBC 2014

    Philip Blooms recommendations at IBC 2014

  • Polecam Antelope Pico at IBC 2014

    Polecam Antelope Pico at IBC 2014

  • BroadStream OASYS at IBC 2014

    BroadStream OASYS at IBC 2014

  • BroadStream CURRENT at IBC 2014

    BroadStream CURRENT at IBC 2014

  • BroadStream HARBOR at IBC 2014

    BroadStream HARBOR at IBC 2014

  • Panasonic show VariCam at IBC 2014

    Panasonic show VariCam at IBC 2014

  • Thomson Broadcast at IBC 2014

    Thomson Broadcast at IBC 2014

  • Glensound Dante at IBC 2014

    Glensound Dante at IBC 2014

  • NOA Archive Solutions at IBC 2014

    NOA Archive Solutions at IBC 2014

  • Phabrix RX series at IBC 2014

    Phabrix RX series at IBC 2014

  • Forscene at IBC 2014

    Forscene at IBC 2014

  • RTW at IBC 2014

    RTW at IBC 2014

  • Tektronix at IBC 2014

    Tektronix at IBC 2014

  • Clear-Com LinQ at IBC 2014

    Clear-Com LinQ at IBC 2014

  • Clear-Com FreeSpeak II at IBC 2014

    Clear-Com FreeSpeak II at IBC 2014

  • Ross Video Acuity at IBC 2014

    Ross Video Acuity at IBC 2014

  • Wohler MPEG Monitoring Series at IBC 2014

    Wohler MPEG Monitoring Series at IBC 2014

  • Air Alloy Tripod System from Miller Fluid Heads at IBC 2014

    Air Alloy Tripod System from Miller Fluid Heads at IBC 2014

  • CueScript EMC prompter and control surface at IBC 2014

    CueScript EMC prompter and control surface at IBC 2014

  • Hive Lighting Wasp Plasma Par at IBC 2014

    Hive Lighting Wasp Plasma Par at IBC 2014

  • Cooke Optics technology at IBC 2014

    Cooke Optics technology at IBC 2014

  • Cooke Optics talk anamorphic at IBC 2014

    Cooke Optics talk anamorphic at IBC 2014

  • JVC GY-LS300 prototype at IBC 2014

    JVC GY-LS300 prototype at IBC 2014

  • Photon Beard Platinum Blonde at IBC 2014

    Photon Beard Platinum Blonde at IBC 2014

  • Photon Beard Photon Beam at IBC 2014

    Photon Beard Photon Beam at IBC 2014

  • MultiDyne SilverBACK at IBC 2014

    MultiDyne SilverBACK at IBC 2014

  • Dejeros products at IBC 2014

    Dejeros products at IBC 2014

  • Zylight Fresnel updates at IBC 2014

    Zylight Fresnel updates at IBC 2014

  • Pronology at IBC 2014

    Pronology at IBC 2014

  • Thomson Video Networks at IBC 2014

    Thomson Video Networks at IBC 2014

  • BBright at IBC 2014

    BBright at IBC 2014

  • WORK Microwave at IBC 2014

    WORK Microwave at IBC 2014

  • EBS at IBC 2014

    EBS at IBC 2014

  • Visual Unity at IBC 2014

    Visual Unity at IBC 2014

  • Hitachi at IBC 2014

    Hitachi at IBC 2014

  • Gearhouse Broadcast OBLite at IBC 2014

    Gearhouse Broadcast OBLite at IBC 2014

  • KITPLUS at IBC 2014

    KITPLUS at IBC 2014

  • Comigo at IBC 2014

    Comigo at IBC 2014

  • AVIWEST at IBC 2014

    AVIWEST at IBC 2014

  • Viaccess-Orca at IBC 2014

    Viaccess-Orca at IBC 2014

  • Harmonic at IBC 2014

    Harmonic at IBC 2014

  • Guntermann and Drunck DP-HR range at IBC 2014

    Guntermann and Drunck DP-HR range at IBC 2014

  • Ateme at IBC 2014

    Ateme at IBC 2014

  • SIS LIVE ManPak and LoStow at IBC 2014

    SIS LIVE ManPak and LoStow at IBC 2014

  • Cobham satellite EXPLORER products at IBC 2014

    Cobham satellite EXPLORER products at IBC 2014

  • Cobham new receiver at IBC 2014

    Cobham new receiver at IBC 2014

  • Fibrenetix with StorageDNA at IBC 2014

    Fibrenetix with StorageDNA at IBC 2014

  • Cinegy at IBC 2014

    Cinegy at IBC 2014

  • Quantel LiveTouch at IBC 2014

    Quantel LiveTouch at IBC 2014

  • Quantel deal with AFP at IBC 2014

    Quantel deal with AFP at IBC 2014

  • TMD at IBC 2014

    TMD at IBC 2014

  • Matrox at IBC 2014

    Matrox at IBC 2014

  • Blackmagic MultiView at IBC 2014

    Blackmagic MultiView at IBC 2014

  • Snell Kahuna Production Switcher at IBC 2014

    Snell Kahuna Production Switcher at IBC 2014

  • Facilis at IBC 2014

    Facilis at IBC 2014

  • Fibrenetix with Quadrus at IBC 2014

    Fibrenetix with Quadrus at IBC 2014

  • Sonnet Technologies Thunderbolt Chassis at IBC 2014

    Sonnet Technologies Thunderbolt Chassis at IBC 2014

  • Volicon Products at IBC 2014

    Volicon Products at IBC 2014

  • Volicon at IBC 2014

    Volicon at IBC 2014

  • NewTek TalkShow at IBC 2014

    NewTek TalkShow at IBC 2014

  • Blackmagic and Fusion at IBC 2014

    Blackmagic and Fusion at IBC 2014

  • ChyronHego Lyric PRO at IBC 2014

    ChyronHego Lyric PRO at IBC 2014

  • Sonys new cameras at IBC 2014 - including the FS7

    Sonys new cameras at IBC 2014 - including the FS7

  • Tally Technologies at BVE 2014

    Tally Technologies at BVE 2014

  • Autoscript at IBC2011

    Autoscript at IBC2011


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