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HEVC - an apology
Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
I have a confession to make. I was over enthusiastic in my Interlace + HEVC blog post a little while ago. I confidently stated: “One of the great advances in the HEVC specification is that it does not support interlace”. This is blatantly untrue. I used a slightly more accurate statement in an e...
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So… Who won the #AmberFinAcademy MacBook Pro?
Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014
For the NAB show 2014 we offered a MacbookPro as a prize for our AmberFin Academy presentations. We had a really good response and some fantastic conversations with many customers and new contacts who didn’t realise that there were video artefacts that could be removed by great transcoding. T...
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Broadcast Workflows - Looking to the future
Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Today’s the day for my webinar on the future. I must confess to being slightly nervous. Once you put your ideas on paper and tell the world, an invisible clock starts ticking and you’re open to the scrutiny of the world: I know that many hundreds of people will tune into the webinar and nod wise...
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What Would You Most Like to Learn About in 2014?
Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
My last blog of 2013 before we welcome in the new year. 2014 will be a wild adventure of Winter Olympics, World Cup Football, New Series of Existing Titles and Movies galore. It will be shown in 4K, HD, SD, weird internet resolutions and varying frame rates and bit rates: We’ll be watching Media...
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Whatever you do, don’t become an accidental software programmer!
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Whoever said that running a media facility was easy needs carting off to the madhouse! Remaining price and quality competitive in today’s marketplace requires the physical agility of Usain Bolt, the insight of Gary Kasparov and the staying power of Red Rum all rolled into one: Those media facili...
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Industry pros gather in the Big Apple at Content Communications World (CCW)
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
While CCW may not attract the insanely large crowds that NAB and IBC do, it provides a more intimate, more focused setting that many professionals in our industry tend to find really valuable. Now in its 10th year, CCW show officials say they're expecting in excess of 6,000 people: Attendees not...
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Has technology killed the broadcast super-star?
Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
It was very sad to hear over the weekend that David Frost had died. He came from a generation where it was possible to be a true global broadcasting super-star. Why don't  you step back and think about what he achieved during his life. Now try to imagine some young 20 year old today trying to ac...
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Rearrange these words: "Nail, coffin, Interlace, HEVC, last, for"
Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2013
Sometimes I feel like a complete failure. Although I have been fortunate enough to win a lot of awards and have met a lot of fantastic people with whom I think I've done some good work, there is still an evil that lurks amongst us: This evil is being forgotten and often lurks silently and invisi...
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We waited 77 years ...
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013
July 1936 Fred Perry was winning Wimbledon and the NBC was conducting programming tests in High definition (225 of RCA's licensees saw programming on 22 centimetre screens, 343 lines per picture, 30 pictures per second): 77 years later and another British tennis player wins Wimbledon and the eve...
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Forecast is looking Cloudy
Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013
“Hey Bruce, can I run your software in the cloud?”, said one of our customers while I was travelling the other week. “Sure”, I replied, “what do you mean by cloud?”. “Erm, well, you know the cloud. Like the Amazon thing”. “Why would you want to do that?”, I asked. “Because, well – it will be che...
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