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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
[Format] Does Not Convert - a Transcode Farm Controller can help
Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014
In the day-to-day operations of your media facility there exist many stress and pressure points making life interesting to put it mildly: Managing the visible challenges is demanding enough but when something materialises out of thin air and knocks a large part of yourworkflow off-line it can al...
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
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
Thanksgiving - It's a marathon (and not just for Turkeys)
Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013
I love the Thanksgiving weekend. It’s the one time of the year when most of the USA decides to shut down and have a little leisure time. For me, it means that my inbox tends to drop by several hundred emails before the madness of the working week starts again: I am sure that the native American ...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Whatever you do, don’t become an accidental software programmer!
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Whoever said that running a media facility was easy needs carting off to the madhouse! Remaining price and quality competitive in today’s marketplace requires the physical agility of Usain Bolt, the insight of Gary Kasparov and the staying power of Red Rum all rolled into one: Those media facili...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
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
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


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