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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
What's All The Fuss About File-Based QC?
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013
When the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) recognised quality control (QC) in file-based broadcast workflows as a key topic for the media industry back in 2010 it hit the nail on the head. “Broadcasters moving to file-based production facilities have to consider how to use automated Quality Cont...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
MXF AS02 and IMF: What's the Difference and Can They Work Together?
Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
If you read my previous posts about IMF, you will already know what it is and how it works. But one of the questions I often get is "how is IMF different from AS02 and will it replace it? After all, don’t they both claim to provide a solution to versioning problems?". In a nutshell, the answer i...
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
Of Dancing Cat Videos and the Future of Broadcasting
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Last month Avid released some interesting research findings about consumer television viewing trends and preferences in today’s multi-screen environment. The study, which was conducted byOvum, surveyed more than 3,000 consumers globally. Reassuringly, it transpires that the vast majority of us i...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
The DPP can help you design workflows that work for legacy formats and the future
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The overriding issue in the development of file-based workflows is the meeting of the worlds of broadcast and IT technology head on. This issue has been discussed in magazines and online for many years. Rather smugly, it has been suggested by many that IT technology is the poor relation compared...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
It's all about the API!
Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2013
Once upon a time, in a land far far away software was sold that ran on a single computer. That computer was a lonely device. It didn't have many other computers to talk to, so all of the software was concerned with internal processes and internal calculations and making sure it didn't crash. Eve...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Independence Day
Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2013
Today’s the 4th of July so I thought I would muse over possible meanings of the phrase “Independence Day” as it relates to the business of media workflows: Independence from risk  It seems that most of the topics that occur to me all boil down to the one core subject – “How do you design a me...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
AmberFin iCR @ Broadcast Asia 2013
Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Billed as the most relevant industry event of its kind in Asia,Broadcast Asia 2013 opened its doors on Tuesday this week showcasing the latest developments and trends across the information and communications technology (ICT), broadcast, digital multimedia and entertainment technology industries...
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Captions and the Dusty Purlieus of the Law
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013
It was the poet Tennyson who wrote about “brawling courts and dusty purlieus of the law”. Which may seem like an unlikely point to start a technical blog, but bear with me: 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act Broadcasting has always been regulated by law, and as technology...
Posted by Bruce Devlin

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