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TR-1001 IP Media Networks
(Video Over IP, SMPTE ST 2022/ ST 2110, PTP, NMOS & More)

3 days (Flexible)


This training course covers everything you need to know about IP-based networking for Media Production. It covers all the essential network protocols and standards for uncompressed video over IP as well as looking at how to make such systems work through the use of PTP and new NMOS specifications.

The course is normally presented over 3 days including some hands-on workshops. It can be simplified to cover all topics in 2 days and by removing the hands-on sessions. 

Target Audience & Outcomes

Anyone working in a technical role requiring a good grounding in networking for broadcast/media production or those who have already been working with the technology but perhaps needs to take a step back and understand it all properly.

Attendees of this course will be able to explain how IP networks function and how they are being used by the various standards for uncompressed video and audio over IP. Attendees will also have up to date knowledge of JT-NM TR-1001 and the requirements it sets out for a functional media network using control level protocols such as NMOS.

Course Syllabus


IP for Media

  • Why IP? (Broadcast Architectures)
  • Industry/Standards Bodies (IETF, IEEE, SMPTE, AES, VSF, AMWA, EBU, JT-NM, AIMS)
  • Evolution of IP Video Standards (Compressed & Uncompressed)
  • SMPTE ST 2022 Standards Family
  • SMPTE ST 2110 Standards Family
  • SDP (Session Description Protocol)
  • NMOS Introduction (Network Media Open Specifications)
  • JT-NM TR-1001 Specification for media networks Introduction



IP Networks

  • OSI 7-layer model
  • Layer 2 / Layer 3 Networking
  • TCP / UDP Data Transport
  • RTP – Real-time Transport Protocol (RFC 3550 / RFC 4175)
  • Unicast / Multicast
  • Network Switch Processing
  • Network Architectures (Spine/Leaf, Monolithic)
  • Software Defined Networking


Synchronisation & Timing

  • Background (Broadcast system timing, NTP)
  • Time Standards (GMT, UTC, GPS, TAI)
  • PTP (IEEE 1598 Precision Time Protocol v1/v2)
    • Epoc
    • Profiles (SMPTE ST 2059-2)
    • Best Master Clock Algorithm (BMCA)
    • Unicast / Multicast
    • 1-Step / 2-Step messaging (SW/HW timestamping)
    • Network Architecture Jitter
    • Boundary Clocks / Transparent Clocks
    • End-to-End / Peer-Delay


IP Media Formats Deep-Dive & Analysis

  • SMPTE ST 2022-6
  • SMPTE ST 2110-10 – System (including SDP detail)
  • SMPTE ST 2110-20 – Uncompressed Video
  • SMPTE ST 2110-30 / AES 67 – Uncompressed Audio
  • SMPTE ST 2110-31 – AES3 Audio
  • SMPTE ST 2110-40 – Ancillary data
  • SMPTE ST 2110-21 – Traffic Shaping
  • TR-04 / SMPTE 2022-8
  • Analysing Streams using Wireshark & Other Tools


Stream Protection & Error Correction

  • SMPTE ST 2022-7 (Dual Path Redundancy)
  • FEC (Forward Error Correction) / SMPTE 2022-5
  • Uncompressed video over WAN
  • Compressed Stream Protection Techniques (SRT/RIST/Proprietary)


Making it all Work

  • JT-NM Reference Architecture
  • NMOS Key Concepts
  • NMOS IS-04
  • NMOS IS-05
  • NMOS IS-06
  • NMOS IS-07
  • NMOS IS-08
  • Other NMOS activities (IS-09, IS-10, BCP-002, BCP-003)
  • Media Timing & Lipsync
  • JT-NM TR-1001
  • JT-NM Tested Programme (pre-NAB/Pre-IBC 2019) – Interoperability Testing and Results


Other Topics

  • SMPTE 2110-22 – Compressed Video
  • SMPTE 2110-23 – Single Video Transport over Multiple Streams
  • Transport of Graphics over IP (ST 2110)



The fee to run this course as a 3-day session is £5,000. This is a fixed fee regardless of the number of attendees, however the recommended maximum number of attendees is 6. For hands on sessions each attendee will need access to a Windows PC – requirements will be discussed when booking. Travel and accommodation expenses are recharged as incurred (an inclusive fixed price can be provided on request).

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