How will network latency impact the performers timing?

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How will network latency impact the performers timing?

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There will always be a delay between the time when the camera and microphones pick up a performance at one site, and the time when performers at the far site see and hear it in the monitors. In the context of networking, this delay is called latency. Typically, the latency we’ve experienced with Internet2 performances is about 1/4 to 1/2 of a second. While this is not a lot of time, it is quite audible and usually visible, and it will seriously impact traditional music and dance performance where the players are trying to interact between the sites. For example, a saxophone player in New York and a bass player in Los Angeles will have a very difficult, if not impossible, time playing tight fast improvisational jazz together. How-ever, asking the bass player to provide a solo rhythm that the saxophone player can then improvise over will work quite well. The two parts can be mixed in sync in New York, and sent back to the Los Angeles audience. However, the audience in LA will see the bas

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