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5 Secrets to make Metadata Easy
Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Transfer of content between companies remains a time consuming and costly process. In a lot of cases it is not the time taken to get the file from A to B which is the time consuming aspect, it is the interpretation of what exactly has arrived when it gets there: We all know that Metadata is the ...
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Practice your scales to make your enterprise workflow sing
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013
An increasingly common approach now to developing new media infrastructure is the “proof of concept”. This could sound a bit negative, as if we needed to try something first in order to see if it really works. But I really do not think that is the motivation behind it: To meet the multi-platform...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Designing Enterprise Class Workflows – it’s all about the money
Posted: Monday, December 02, 2013
This Wednesday, 4th December, I will be hosting the seventh webinar within AmberFin’s Bruce’s Shorts program and I just wanted to give you a ‘heads up’ so that you can put it in your busy schedule: The webinar will look at the fascinating issue of ‘Enterprise Class Workflows’ and in particular i...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Enterprise Workflows: Taking care of business
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
It is seems that there is a universal requirement these days that all new blog posts, articles and learned discussions on the topic of the media industry have to start by saying that the broadcast industry has changed beyond all recognition: Well, I don’t think it has. In the old days of just a ...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
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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Three steps to QC heaven – Practical hints to fix file-based QC errors
Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
As previously written about on this blog, automated Quality Control (QC) within file-based production facilities has been regarded as a key issue for a number of years ago. Back in 2010, the EBU recognized QC as a key topic for the media industry and has subsequently stated that manual quality c...
Posted by Ben Davenport
Digital Production Partnership (DPP): Will it meet its deadline?
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is an organisation facing the Herculean challenge of helping the UK broadcast industry to exploit maximum benefit from file-based digital production. The DPP’s Technical Standards group objective is to achieve the standardisation of technical requirements...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Standing Tall on the Interlace Soap Box with HEVC
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013
If you read my last post on the evils of interlace, you'll know how strongly I feel about the topic.  Just like maggot therapy went out of fashion with the advent of antibiotics, interlace is on its way out with the arrival of HEVC: Hold on a second, I hear you say, if interlace is so bad, why w...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
IMF: How Does it Work and Who will Use It?
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013
If you read my previous post on IMF last month, you'll already know that unlike its finance focussed namesake, the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is in fact designed to improve our lives: it's is a new SMPTE file format designed to create a single - standardized - master bundle for...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
4 Steps to creating a Hyper V Virtual Machine as an iCR host
Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Server virtualization has been around for quite some time now, the first time I came across it was about 10 years ago in an attempt to reduce the roll out time and overhead for setting up Microsoft Technical training rooms: The existing process was quite involved taking two dedicated staff membe...
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