Cloud Remote Production (REMI) – See how Grabyo works
Remote production, or REMI (Remote Integration Model), refers to a production workflow that allows live content to be captured from remote locations, and managed from a central control room.
Having garnered significant interest over the past few years, for obvious reasons, REMI has gone some way in helping broadcasters and brands achieve a number of benefits, including:
✔ Up to 70% reduction in infrastructure costs
✔ A 40 – 70% reduction in production costs
✔ Improved production workflows and staff efficiency
Effective remote production software, like Grabyo, combines broadcast-grade production tools with the flexibility of the cloud, to deliver live broadcasts and events in a collaborative, browser-based workspace.
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What is REMI?
REMI / Remote Integration model (also known as “remote production”, “at-home production” or “virtual production”) is a form of production that allows content to be captured from a remote location and managed in a central control room. While its use was on the rise prior to the pandemic, global and regional restrictions have accelerated its use in the production world.
Productions of this kind involve sending camera operators and a minimal production crew to an event location to capture video and audio signals. These are then transmitted to a central control room where your primary switching, mixing and transmission takes place.
Naturally, your control room will vary depending on the content that you are producing, but some of the key features of a REMI control room include: Inbound and outbound transmission capabilities, video switching, audio mixing, record and playback, graphics systems and replay.
Live sports have benefitted from these remote workflows for some time but, outside of sport, REMI is being increasingly adopted by new sectors. For instance, in news programming, REMI can be utilized for live interviews with correspondents based around the globe. While in live entertainment, REMI can be an ideal solution for converting live events into virtual experiences across award shows, esports events and much more.
As remote working becomes the norm, remote production workflows certainly make sense and could be an ideal solution for sports and media broadcasters alike. Some of the primary benefits of REMI are that it is generally considered more cost-effective than traditional OB production routes, has fewer geographical limitations and allows you to leverage your existing infrastructure.