SRT Hub User Interface

Creating a Live Multi-Destination Video Route with SRT Hub (in Two Minutes)

Haivision’s SRT Hub is a cloud-based service for routing live video streams at very low latency for broadcast contribution, production, and distribution workflows. Built upon the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and with native support for the SRT protocol, SRT Hub is designed as a secure and reliable alternative to costly satellite and dedicated fiber networks, and is a flexible solution for modern broadcast workflows.

In other words, SRT Hub makes routing video streams easy and efficient.

Intelligent Media Routing in the Cloud

Learn more about SRT Hub cloud media routing, which combines the reach of Microsoft Azure with the reliability and security of SRT.

Ease of use is an important factor in creating a flexible and instantly scalable cloud-based video routing solution. In this post, we will review how to quickly create a multiple destination route for a live video with SRT Hub – a common use case for broadcasters.

We will start with a video demonstrating the full setup, which is accomplished in less than two minutes – a more detailed explanation follows below.

Creating a Route

Once logged into SRT Hub, click on the “New Route” button. The first thing you will do with your new route is name it; you may additionally write a description so that others understand what the route is designed for.

The next step is to set the duration of your route. You can decide whether your route has a specific time limit (with overrun options) or if it should run indefinitely. You will be able to change this later, should your needs change.

Initial route setup in SRT Hub

Setting the route duration and overrun actions.

Setting up Hublets

Once you have set the basic configuration of your route, you will be able to set up your Hublets. There are three kinds of Hublets: Input, Process, and Output.

To set up your Input and Output Hublets, you will need to know how and where you intend on bringing your stream in and out of SRT Hub. How your stream enters will determine the Hublet “type” – Input Hublets can be either through SRT or the Haivision Play Pro app; Output Hublets can leave as SRT streams, RTMP streams, or through the Haivision Play Pro app. When creating your Hublets, you will be able to set the region where the stream will be going in or out of SRT Hub, as well as the latency for the stream and the passphrase to secure it.

Screenshot of a Play Pro Output Hublet setup in SRT Hub

Creating a Haivision Play Pro Output Hublet for monitoring

Connecting Your Route

Once your Hublets have been created they can be easily connected to each other using SRT Hub’s visual “drag and drop” interface. This is particularly helpful for television broadcast workflows, where streams from a single source may have multiple destinations (a common use case for remote production and at-home workflows where streams may need to be monitored from multiple locations.)

Once everything is connected, the route can then be started, and you can begin your stream. Simply click on the Input Hublet for the persistent URL to start the stream, (or for certain edge devices, you may scan a QR code.)

SRT Hub screenshot with active route

An active SRT Hub route, with multiple destinations for monitoring and broadcast

Monitoring and Optimizing Streams

Throughout the duration of the route, you will be able to monitor the streams through the different Hublets, and observe different statistics. More importantly, you will be able to make adjustments to the route and Hublets as the route is live.

SRT Hub will help you to easily bring your streams from Point A to Point B, (and from Point A to Point C, and Point A to Point D). Learn more about how SRT Hub can help your workflows; by requesting to be one of the first to try early access to SRT Hub.

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SRT Hub is easily integrated into existing workflows, making routing setup easier and quicker than ever before.

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