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8 questions about QC and language-based tools for captioning
KJ Kandell Traditionally, broadcasters and others in the delivery chain must verify compliance manually by simply capturing and archiving content and then reviewing it if a complaint is made. Its a cumbersome, labor-intensive process that is prone to errors.
Tags: iss079 | ask the experts | tvbay | kj kandell | nexidia media and entertainment | audio quality | qc | audio analysis technology | captioning | KJ Kandell
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Product Spotlight: Black Box range from BCD Audio
Mike Law# The BCD Audio black box range includes three units intended for Digital Audio measurement. Primarily intended for use at installation time, they are also useful in checking out the audio side of a TV installation.
Tags: iss079 | black box | mike law | audio | measurement | quality control | bcd audio | dtg1 | jitterbug | Mike Law#
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Following the Ravensbourne 3: What a past few months!
Ruth Matos Here I am, at the end of my course BA Hons Production. For this final term I had to submit several projects including a portfolio showing a wide range of skills that I have developed and learnt.
Tags: iss079 | student | ravensbourne | guide | life | diary | projects | filming | course | Ruth Matos
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4K is bigger than size alone
Bob Pank# It seems that numbers are a great eye-catcher and 4K was everywhere at NAB, and will be at IBC too. Here, of course, we are talking about a TV system with four times number of pixels of HD, namely a picture area of 3840x2160 for TV, or for cinema 4096x2160.
Tags: iss079 | bob pank | tvbay | 4k | size | video | resolutions | nab | ibc | milan krsljanin | arri | interview | domestic use | Bob Pank#
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A guide to DTV transport stream monitoring
Ralph Bachofen Delivering a high quality of service (QoS) is critical in the broadcast world, as it greatly impacts viewer satisfaction and a broadcasters revenue streams. However, the television environment is becoming increasingly more complex, as stations transition to digital and add next-generation OTT or hybrid TV services that require maintaining compliance with industry standards.
Tags: iss079 | stream monitoring | quality of service | tutorial | guide | advice | audio loudness management | intelligent filtering | Ralph Bachofen
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Solving more than just compliance challenges
Leandro Marquinez When Leandro Maquinez joined Record Europa Lisbon, the Portuguese-language broadcaster was struggling to meet the demands of compliance monitoring and verification with its existing systems.
Tags: iss079 | Leandro Maquinez | compliance | challenges | record europa lisbon | volicon | observer system | observer loudness monitoring module | Leandro Marquinez
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Televising Swan Lake in live 3D from St Petersburg
Tim Highmoor Stereoscopic television may still be in its infancy as a home entertainment medium but it is thriving in the cinema world. Freed from domestic distractions, cinema audiences are ideally placed to give their full attention to the images on the big screen.
Tags: iss079 | swan lake | live stream | 3d | television | tim highmoor | paris | cinema | live | 3d event | streaming | Tim Highmoor
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NyeTec: Company spotlight
KitPlus Established for 10 years, NyeTec is a growing family run company. We believe traditional service and support of our clients is paramount. Terry Nye, as MD of the company, has over 30 years experience in Television, building on a solid foundation at the IBA, and having installed several of worlds first Digital Head Ends.
Tags: iss079 | company spotlight | nyetec | dektec | market leaders | DTU-351 | Xpect V3.0 | KitPlus
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Ask the experts: Content readiness in time-deferred workflows
Sudeep Bose When focusing on the actual content itself, rather than the service, network or other components, the key is the readiness of content to be used. For instance, a piece of media must be syntactically correct in order to ensure that it causes no downstream issues in the workflow and that it will play and decode properly.
Tags: iss079 | content readiness | file based | workflow | time deferred | digital content | tektronix | quality | Sudeep Bose
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Helping prevent photosensitive epilepsy
Mark Hodgetts Photosensitivity is sensitivity to flickering or intermittent light stimulation and visual patterns. It is a condition which affects approximately one in four thousand people. A number of young people have this sensitivity but have not yet had a seizure and therefore have not been diagnosed with the condition.
Tags: iss079 | photosensitivity | photosensitive epilepsy | prevention | guide | Mark Hodgetts
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Demystifying the black art of digital audio
Alan Wheable At the pure analogue end of the audio world (which these days is very narrow with much of the audio content being captured digitally) it is quite straight forward to check that an audio channel is present, that it sounds right and has the right levels. Likewise if the audio channel has hum or a buzz on it is relatively easy to identify the problem and fix it.
Tags: iss079 | phabrix | dolby | formats | common media distribution | guide | sound | 5.1 | digital plus | Alan Wheable
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Singularity - QA and compliance monitoring in one box
Martin Dyster The task of maintaining loudness-compliant, high-quality delivery for broadcast audio is no longer a question of simply using ones ears. Audio channels produced for todays fast-paced productions come in embedded SDI workflow with streaming signals containing a mix of mono, stereo, surround, Dolby encoded and descriptive audio, as well as alternative mixes and multiple language tracks. Maintaining a quality audio track using this disparate mix of audio elements is one part of the QA equation facing broadcasters.
Tags: iss079 | tsl products | audio | workflow | loudness | monitoring | PAM2 MK2 Audio Monitoring Unit | Martin Dyster
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Crystal Balls and the future of television TandM
Steve Nunney Best to keep well away from the Australian fast bowlers then! Joking apart, what is the future of television test and measurement? Or should we rather refer to media dispersion MD for short. MD is taking off big-time.
Tags: iss079 | crystal balls | future of tv | tandm | t and m | video and audio quality | test and measurement | Steve Nunney
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A runaway success at Graduate Fashion Week with Blackmagic
KitPlus Encouraging and nurturing raw young talent, Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) is one of the largest international platforms of its kind. Showcasing the future of fashion, over 1,000 aspiring designers descended on London during June for Graduate Fashion Week 2013.
Tags: iss079 | blackmagic design | atem | brightonart | mark scarratt | london fashion week | graduate | television studio | use | review | testemonial | media express | KitPlus
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Addressing challenges in multiformat signal management and confidence monitoring
Brian Petersson One of the many demands broadcasters face today is establishing effective multiformat signal management and confidence monitoring, which have become critically required capabilities, and there are several reasons behind this.
Tags: iss079 | wohler | broadcasters | multiformat signal management | confidence monitoring | Brian Petersson
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Monitoring Image and Signal Degradation
Mike Hodson OmniTeks latest waveform analysis software focussed on assessing the degradation in video and audio quality and timing suffered by images as they are transmitted or stored. What approach has OmniTek taken to measuring these effects?
Tags: iss079 | omnitek | monitoring image and signal degradation | signal | quality | how to | guide | mike hodson | founder and president | metrics | delay | lip sync | Mike Hodson
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A complete cable network out of a hat!
Peter Lampel Time-to-market is a familiar buzz word for any engineer. Meeting these demands requires early concept testing where simulations have become an indispensable tool. This approach is particularly useful when developing cable TV components, which must cope with many different types of interference.
Tags: iss079 | cable network | out of a hat | cable tv | broadcasts | satellite | transmission | interference | Peter Lampel
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Why test and measurement is for real life, not just for engineers
Will Strauss# Thanks to its long-standing association with virtually incomprehensible acronyms, dark machine rooms and (lets face it) engineers with unruly beards, the subject of Test and Measurement (T&M) always gets a bit of bum rap.
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Summer Time is Festival Time for Peter Savage
[author] Peter Savage reflects on past innovations, and changes to come, through two great British sporting events: Wimbledon and a game of Pooh sticks.
Tags: iss079 | summer | festivals | azule finance | cvp owner | investment | funds | glastonbury | supply chain success | [author]
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Product spotlight: Sonifex Redbox RG-TGHDB
KitPlus The Sonifex Redbox RB-TGHD is an 8 channel audio tone generator that provides line identification for multi-channel audio systems, including BLITS 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound typically used in high definition television broadcasts.
Tags: iss079 | sonifex | redbox | product | spotlight | review | first look | tone generator | 8 channel | surround sound | KitPlus
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Good words from Dick Hobbs
Dick Hobbs. I have a new hero. His name is Dr Brij Kothari. Hes the guy on the left of the picture. Yes, I know that his achievements will be well known to many of you, but I have just discovered his impact so humour me and let me tell you about him.
Tags: iss079 | dick hobbs | Dr Brij Kothari | spain | independent cinemas | biography | industry | Dick Hobbs.
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