Use cases

Suggests an overview of the most popular use cases for Video Transport.

Video Transport is used by TV stations and broadcast video production companies in several ways; we currently group these use cases in 3 categories. It is common, however, for users to deploy our product in 2 or 3 different ways.

Remote contribution

With the state of Internet connections these days it is not always needed to be present in one location to produce a good show. For example, The First and HLTV use Video Transport to regularly produce shows out of "studios" at home. Another approach is sending kits to speakers when their participation is needed – like Nomobo does.

A dedicated app can be used for outside contribution – VT Guest (follow the link for a user guide). When there's no control of the hardware on the contributing side, there's a browser-based solution – The Guest Link.

Another way to use Video Transport is for multi-camera remote production – sending multiple camera feeds from an event to direct and cut the show from a remote studio. A great account of such use case has been presented by VBN Sports; if you want a general overview, here's our blog post on remote video production.

Feed monitoring

For various reasons, it is often needed to have a low-latency view of either the program feed or just any particular feed. This is a common case with TV stations, who need to provide reporters with the program feed before it was aired (which renders a considerable delay) and video production companies providing return feeds to speakers or providing real-time feeds for technical staff, commentators, judges or to the client (here are great example from SportsMEDIA Technology and Weave Creative Media).

Any feed that was published via Video Transport, can be seen via a web link on any platform or device.

When monitoring for color accuracy and video quality, it's best to play the feed out to a professional monitor – like ITN Productions does using the VT Receiver tool.

Connecting NDI® and SDI workflows

Video Transport is also often used as a bridge – simply transporting feeds in high quality between remotely located NDI® and SDI video production workflows. Good examples are Twitch and VPK PRO.

More use cases

You will find more Video Transport use case descriptions in our blog. If you've been using VT in a real scenario, please reach out to to publish yours!