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Webinar: Accelerated File Transfer in Live Sports 
Production
Introduction 
• John Tkaczewski, President and Co-Founder 
john@filecatalyst.com 
• Christian Charette, Director of Softwa...
Overview 
• Challenges of Live Sports Production 
• Accelerated File Transfer Introduction 
• Accelerated File Transfer as...
Challenges of Live Sports Production 
• Video files tend to be very large in size, up to 100 GB for a full 
resolution vid...
Accelerated File Transfer Software as a Solution 
• MXF issues encountered: 
– File is growing for long periods, and needs...
Accelerated File Transfer Software as a Solution 
• MXF issues encountered: 
– Headers in MXF file are updated after compl...
Speed Gains with Acceleration vs. FTP 
HotFolder v3.3.1 
| © Copyright 7 FileCatalyst, 2013
What is File Transfer Acceleration? 
• File transfer acceleration technology allows large files, or “big data” 
to be sent...
Speed Gains with Acceleration vs. FTP 
| © Copyright 9 FileCatalyst, 2013
Accelerated File Transfer Software as a Solution 
• While a high bandwidth link and an accelerated and managed 
file trans...
Accelerated File Transfer Software as a Solution 
Challenge Solution 
Video files tend to be very large in size, up to 
10...
Live Sports Production Specific File Transfer Features 
Partial deployment for major sporting event 
| © Copyright 12 File...
Demo
About FileCatalyst 
FileCatalyst technology is developed by Unlimi-Tech Software Inc., a world 
leader in file transfer so...
Thank you! 
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Accelerated file transfer in live sports production

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Accelerated file transfer in live sports production

  1. 1. Webinar: Accelerated File Transfer in Live Sports Production
  2. 2. Introduction • John Tkaczewski, President and Co-Founder john@filecatalyst.com • Christian Charette, Director of Software Development christian@filecatalyst.com | © Copyright 2 FileCatalyst, 2013
  3. 3. Overview • Challenges of Live Sports Production • Accelerated File Transfer Introduction • Accelerated File Transfer as a Solution • Live Sports Production Specific File Transfer Features • Demo | © Copyright 3 FileCatalyst, 2013
  4. 4. Challenges of Live Sports Production • Video files tend to be very large in size, up to 100 GB for a full resolution video file making file transfers lengthy • Geographical distances when editing from remote locations further slow file transfers • Non-standard MXF (Material Exchange Format) files are extremely difficult and unreliable to transfer using traditional file transfer methods • Large sporting events often require multiple files to be transferred simultaneously • Transferring dynamic file sets (transferring video files as they are still being recorded) | © Copyright 4 FileCatalyst, 2013
  5. 5. Accelerated File Transfer Software as a Solution • MXF issues encountered: – File is growing for long periods, and needs to be followed during growth so that it arrives soon as it finishes writing to disk on source. • Transfer using “progressive” feature. After every transfer, transfer checks for growth and restarts transfer until file does not change. – Multiple growth files in progress. Don’t stop transfers while tailing a specific growth file. • Multi-client transfers allow tailing of multiple concurrent files while still allowing static contents to go through. – Proxy file (low res) are slow to grow compared to network throughput, meaning growth file may be interpreted as static file. • Provide a file filter (ie: for all *.mxf files) and a pause duration, where a transfer will wait to see if the file grows before considering the file to be static and complete. | © Copyright 5 FileCatalyst, 2013
  6. 6. Accelerated File Transfer Software as a Solution • MXF issues encountered: – Headers in MXF file are updated after completion of the file. This causes issues, as headers are found in the first few blocks of the file, and have already transferred across when they are modified. Two solutions are provided to resolve this issue: • Wait until a file is completely written to disk before transferring. Provide a file filter (ie: for all *.mxf files) and queue up files until the timestamp sufficiently old enough before starting a transfer. • Transfer the file using progressive (tailing the file), wait a specified interval (ie: 60 seconds), then initiate a retransfer using Deltas (RSYNC feature) to capture all binary changes in the file. While computationally more expensive, it allows for any types of header changes to be performed and properly captured, while minimizing network utilization. | © Copyright 6 FileCatalyst, 2013
  7. 7. Speed Gains with Acceleration vs. FTP HotFolder v3.3.1 | © Copyright 7 FileCatalyst, 2013
  8. 8. What is File Transfer Acceleration? • File transfer acceleration technology allows large files, or “big data” to be sent quick and in many cases over large geographical distances without being impeded by network impairments such as latency and packet loss • This is accomplished by transferring files using the UDP protocol instead of the TCP protocol, the protocol used for FTP • The main difference between UDP and TCP is that UDP wastes no time communicating about the receipt of a block of data so that regardless of network latency, data transmission remains constant, thus overcoming the peak and valley effect that occurs with TCP based protocols on links with high latency • Application layer protocol can be added to UDP to add a layer of reliability and rate control while not sacrificing its the other desirable properties | © Copyright 8 FileCatalyst, 2013
  9. 9. Speed Gains with Acceleration vs. FTP | © Copyright 9 FileCatalyst, 2013
  10. 10. Accelerated File Transfer Software as a Solution • While a high bandwidth link and an accelerated and managed file transfer solution in place is a good start for live sports production workflows, there are still certain distinct challenges that must be addressed • These challenges can be addressed with specific software features tailored specifically to sports & events production | © Copyright 10 FileCatalyst, 2013
  11. 11. Accelerated File Transfer Software as a Solution Challenge Solution Video files tend to be very large in size, up to 100 GB for a full resolution video file making file transfers lengthy | © Copyright 11 FileCatalyst, 2013 Standard accelerated and managed file transfer solution & high connection speed Geographical distances when editing from remote locations further slow file transfers Standard accelerated and managed file transfer solution & high connection speed Non-standard MXF (Material Exchange Format) files are extremely difficult and unreliable to transfer using traditional file transfer methods Special rules to handle dynamic files which have non-standard behaviour. Large sporting events often require multiple files to be transferred simultaneously Extreme concurrency transfers feature Transferring dynamic file sets (transferring video files as they are still being recorded) Transfer growing files feature
  12. 12. Live Sports Production Specific File Transfer Features Partial deployment for major sporting event | © Copyright 12 FileCatalyst, 2013
  13. 13. Demo
  14. 14. About FileCatalyst FileCatalyst technology is developed by Unlimi-Tech Software Inc., a world leader in file transfer solutions. Founded in 2000, the company has more than 1000 clients with a user base of over 1 million. FileCatalyst provides software-based solutions designed to accelerate and optimize file transfers across global networks. Being immune to packet loss and latency, FileCatalyst can send files much faster than methods such as FTP, HTTP or CIFS, while adding security and reliability. To learn more visit www.filecatalyst.com | © Copyright 14 FileCatalyst, 2013
  15. 15. Thank you! Questions?

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