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Let he/she who Designs without Flaws Cast their Workflow to the Internet First
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
I am sure some wise old Broadcast Engineer should have said that. It wasn't me unfortunately. The statement did get me thinking however about just how fantastic we all are. If you read the trade press, the Broadcast books and journals then you find only good news: You find information about the ...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Why Delivery Specifications like the Digital Production Partnership Matter
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013
I am continually amazed at how, even cost conscious, companies create delivery specifications. When it's done correctly, a good delivery specification reduces costs for the business, improves interoperability, increases reliability, reduces failure rates and might even boost staff morale because...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
5 Things to Soothe your Captioning Headache
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013
If integrating captions in your workflow is making you reach for the Aspirin, then here are a few tips that might alleviate the pain: 1. Follow the law At the end of 2012 the FCC passed the 21st Century Communications Act.According to the new regulation, all video content that is broadcast on...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Argh - Why can't we Standardise our XML Schemas!
Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2013
Why can't we standardise our XML schemas? It should be easy - right? After all, we've been exchanging content between facilities for decades and we write the same stuff on bits of paper regardless of who's receiving it.Don't we? We’re consistent – right?  It seems the answer is "Not really". ...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Is DPP relevant outside of the UK?
Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Readers of the AmberFin blog might have the impression that theDigital Production Partnership (DPP) is an initiative with relevance only within the UK, where it was developed. This understanding is entirely wrong – at NAB earlier this month, we received expressions of interest from just about ev...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Why Captions Should be at the Heart of your Workflow?
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013
So many of you came to us to talk about captions during NAB. Based on our conversations, it's clear that captions remain a huge source of frustration and worry. Broadcast workflows are more complex than ever. Add captions to the mix, and the complexity takes on a new dimension: Now, what you don...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Digital Production Partnerships (DPP) Help Broadcast Service Providers
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, back in February we organised a highly successful webinar together with our UK channel partner, ATG Broadcast. The webinar focussed on the advantages and challenges ofDPP adoption here in the UK and looked at it from various different perspectives: If you ...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
How to Simplify Captioning Workflows
Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2013
As we are all painfully aware, captions are not exactly a big cash cow in our industry. But because we now live in a world where multi-platform delivery to broadcast, VoD and web streaming channels require captions and subtitles by law, we either have to pay attention or risk being fined: Don...
Posted by Bruce Devlin


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