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5 reasons you'll be sorry you missed the SMPTE conference
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014
There is scarcely time to draw breath after IBC and suddenly the SMPTE conference is upon us. But unlike Amsterdam, the sun nearly always shines in Hollywood! There are only two streams for the paper sessions at SMPTE, which is a good thing because it means that the papers committee can be REALLY focused on important topics that will change the way that we work. So what are the 5 reasons that you should have been there?
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Bringing archives into your news workflows
Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
In modern newsrooms speed and accuracy are everything. The difference between breaking a news story or being an “also ran” can come down to the efficiency of your workflow in the newsroom. The ability to capture, store and find information is central – the quality of your journalists’ output ...
Posted by Raoul Cospen
DPP deadline day – what’s all the fuss about?
Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
At the start of June, we heard that the IBC has short-listed BT Sport, Timeline Television and ourselves for the IBC Innovation Award under the Content Management category. This is a good reason to celebrate – in short-listing our submission IBC is recognising all the effort made making sure tha...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Why is Hollywood interested in DPP?
Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is a thoroughly British concept. Its major sponsors include the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. From its earliest inception, DPP was an initiative forged by the British broadcast industry, for the British broadcast industry. So why is it that in my day-to-da...
Posted by Simon Adler
Are mergers & acquisitions good for the broadcast industry?
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Anybody looking at all the recent mergers & acquisitions activity within the broadcast sector could be forgiven for likening it to London’s Number 37 Bus in that you wait ages for one to arrive and then, suddenly, three buses arrive at the same time! So what does all this consolidation mean ...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Do you really want me to wear my sequins in Vegas?
Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014
As we prepare for our annual pilgrimage to the Nevada desert in search of enlightenment, something troubles me this year. Over the years, NAB has grown to the point where there is an absolute clamor and a cacophony of noise as NAB opens and companies unveil their latest Carlos Fandango system so...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
From MPEG 1 to HEVC: the battle of the bitrate bulge continues
Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Back in the mists of time – well, 40 years ago – people were contemplating the idea of digital video, and they came up against the stumbling block that the resultant files would be huge. Even though we were talking about standard definition back then, giving every pixel on the screen its own val...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
4K, HDR, HFR, 3D, Internet - where does the future lie?
Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In my recent webinar, I outlined where I thought the future was going. I covered quite a lot of the technicalities and a little of the market dynamics. If you missed the webinar then please sign-up to request the recording:  It is interesting to me that one of the big drivers for 4k is the consu...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Is your multi-screen transcode strategy ready for Sochi?
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014
So, here we are, less than 30 days away from the Sochi Games, which promises to be another feast of sporting action attracting global viewing audiences that will be measured in many of millions: The Russian hosts have made every possible effort to provide world class TV production facilities – f...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Interlace or Progressive – Who chooses?
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Regular readers of this blog – or just people who have met me and been slightly startled when I start foaming at the mouth – will know that I am obsessive to the point of mania on one topic: Interlace is evil. Repeat after me: interlace is evil: Back when television first became a practical prop...
Posted by Bruce Devlin

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