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Why you might regret automating QC workflows?
Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In today’s electronic media environment, broadcasters and content owners live and die according to the quality and versatility of their media assets. Not only do consumers expect the best quality viewing experience, but they also expect that viewing experience to be possible on the widest range ...
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...
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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
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
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
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
4K and UHDTV – Will it arrive fast enough?
Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013
With the news that Toshiba is laying off 3000 workers in order to concentrate on making 4k screens, it seems that the media industry is in a funny state. I reflected recently that is was easier for a young producer to make a 4k feature with a cellphone and get it online than it was for a broadca...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
What the EBU says about QC in a file-based media environment
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
“Broadcasters moving to file-based production facilities have to consider how to use automated Quality Control (QC) systems. Manual quality control is simply not adequate anymore and it does not scale,” so says the EBU. 
It is reassuring when you see that what you have been advising customers fo...
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


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