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QC control within file-based workflows – an EBU update
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014
At AmberFin, Quality Control (QC) has always been close to our hearts. Media files must always be fit for purpose – when they are not they quickly become toxic and can be highly destructive within any file-based workflow: The EBU shares our point of view- QC is key. “Broadcasters moving to file-...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
#DPPIOD – The Digital Production Partnership Interoperability Day (what, no HEVC?)
Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014
This week say another Digital Production PartnershipInteroperability Day. It was bigger and better than all the ones that went before. More importantly it seems that interoperability is going beyond simple video and audio and is including themetadata that is exchanged along with the file: We’re ...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
100 not out - Broadcast-IT Workflow Blog scores a century
Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Less than 12 months ago we launched this blog as part of ourAmberFin Academy initiative. Our objective has always been to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and experiences about the steady evolution of file-based workflows within the broadcast and electronic media markets: We were optimis...
Posted by admin
3 ways to fix QC Errors – Part 2 – What the DPP is doing about QC
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Recently I spoke at a symposium on media QC run by the ARD-ZDF Medien-Akadamie and IRT in Munich, Germany. Andy Quested of the BBC, who spoke on behalf of the EBU, opened his presentation by asking how many of the 150 or so representatives of German language broadcasters in the audience were act...
Posted by Ben Davenport
A Year in The Life of DPP (Digital Production Partnership)
Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
As the saying goes, a week in politics can be a very long time. Similarly, the last year in the life of the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has seen a very great deal of evolutionary progression, all of which will have a positive and long-lasting impact on the broadcast industry: Believe it...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
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 ...
Posted by admin
Regulations and UQC + Case Studies from the UK Screen Show
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013
What an excellent day hosted by the UK Screen association. The UK Screen association is the trade body for UK Post Production Houses and they held a day out in London where the main topic of discussion was QC and workflow. I was lucky enough to do a presentation and sit on a couple of panels as ...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
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
Digital Production Partnership Minutia, Standards, Tools and Headaches – Welcome to my life!
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013
A long time ago whilst designing MXF, we had a simple problem to solve? How do you make the format efficient? It’s a video format and so there is going to be a LOT of data flying around: In the physical world, devices like discs, tapes, networks, even USB flash drives have physical limits in the...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
#DPPIOD @UKDPP Digital Production Partnership Interoperability - How Did It Go? By @MrMXF
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Last week, in the bowels of the Channel 4 building a large number of vendors got together under the umbrella of the UK Digital Production Partnership Interoperability Day (#DPPIOD). The Digital Production Partnership (@UKDPP) is a forward thinking group of broadcasters, post houses and vendors w...
Posted by Bruce Devlin


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