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The Future of Ingest
Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
With the move to the cloud and IP streams progressively replacing baseband signals, ingest is back at the heart of strategic discussions. Discover how the transition to IP enables new-generation workflows!
Posted by Matthieu Fasani
Captions: Words to the Wise
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
I want to talk about closed captions, or hearing impaired subtitles, or whatever you call them in your territory. You know what I mean: the transcription of the spoken word, in text at the bottom of the screen, which you can turn on and off: 
Why do I want to talk about them: because I think they are important. And they are important for a number of reasons – maybe more than you think.
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
What is MAM (Media Asset Management)?
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014
Media Asset Management systems (or MAM as they have become known) is an area that has generated substantial interest in recent times. But what exactly is MAM and what does it mean to broadcasters and media facilities? To attempt to answer this thorny question, we surveyed the major MAM vendors t...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
SDI is dead – long live SDI (and can you help me ingest some?)
Posted: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
In the last 2 weeks, I have been asked to sit on panels in front of audiences as the leader of the fictitious “Campaign for the continued existence of SDI”. I suspect, given my outspoken views that interlace and fractional frame rates should be killed off, that I am a surprising choice for the r...
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
When is a workflow not a workflow - can airports learn from modern media workflows
Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Passing through Frankfurt airport last week I was reminded of the chaos at Amsterdam Schiphol airport when returning from IBC earlier this year. Like many airports, Frankfurt and Schiphol have replaced friendly-faced check-in clerks withautomated check-in and bag drop: As visitors returning from...
Posted by Ben Davenport
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
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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