Most professionals in todays broadcast and media industries can remember a time when the videotape format was ubiquitous. It was the defacto recording, storage, and playback medium for many years, and fragments of the medium still exist today.
Years ago my boss, the sales director, warned me that talk of technical revolutions was not good. After all, a revolution ends up where it started. On the other hand evolutions were much better. Of course he was right.
Founded 24 years ago, T-Series has evolved into Indias top music label, representing more than 1,482 artists over the years, including Indian music legends Jagjit Singh and Pankaj Udhas. We give a product spotlight on how they have used the TerraBlock.
I was recently charged with the task of backing up files from a 9 day web series shoot. We began day four by throwing a postman through a breakaway table covered in sugar glass items. After such effort went into getting that perfect shot - backing it up had to be done right.
The Media Services team provides equipment to under- and postgraduate students and operates facilities that include TV and photographic studios, video editing rooms and media production suites. Content is created in a variety of formats using professional Panasonic and JVC camcorders, and DSLR systems. It is post produced using network-connected Apple and Adobe software suites, running on Mac hardware.
The 4K location shoot is now commonplace, particularly in film, music video and drama production. However, for digital imaging technicians (DITs) working in the field, UltraHD is extremely problematic.
LTFS stands for Linear Tape File System. It is a file system for data archives, developed by IBM but published as an open standard and now widely adopted by all the leading vendors of large-scale data archiving.
Todays television viewers are increasingly using the Internet to download, share, and consume media on a variety of devices. To meet the consumer demand for a richer media experience on set-top boxes, service providers must now support a wide range of different audio and video codecs and formats.
Even Oscar winners need to update tools to cope with the rapid transition from film to digital, for leading post production studio Framestore that meant choosing StorNext File System and Storage Manager to improve digital workflows and automate data management, resulting in a 30-60 percent saving.
When Mothers Basement came to us with an advert to put on UK cinema screens, I knew my trusty, but basic, XF 305 wasnt going to cut it. Sure, most ads you see in cinema are projected in regular HD and are often shot no higher than 1080, but I felt we needed some extra size.
tv-bay have been following Alice, Alex and Ruth for the last year of their Ravensbourne course and now after all successfully graduating, we hear of their highs, lows, hopes and fears for the future...
I was at a conference about workflows the other day. One of the presentations was by a very nice man called Eric Minoli, who is chief engineer at TFO, the French-language public broadcaster in the Canadian province of Ontario. He illustrated his presentation with a great story.
Sonnet Technologies has bridged the gap between the Mac Pros extensibility and the Mac minis portability with its xMac¢ mini Server, a Thunderbolt-to-PCIe 2.0 expansion system and 1U rackmount enclosure that securely holds the Mac mini in place.
The entire broadcast workflow has changed dramatically in recent years. Predictably, its been a slow-process. The enormity of transitioning from an analogue to a digital workflow is huge for a variety of reasons - planning, testing, implementation and budget, can mean some installations taking up to two years to complete.
With about 4 million new video channels expected to hit the market in the next five years, its going to be more important than ever to make high-quality content readily available. We ask CEO of Archimedia Technology, Mark Gray, five very important questions.
When it comes to distributing video online, broadcasters and other content distributors have seen a substantial viewing time amongst certain demographics move from traditional channels to piracy. Numerous debaters have tried to give a definite answer to whether this hurt sales and current business models, or if this is complimentary add on viewing.
LOSC Lille is one of the premier professional sporting clubs in the country and have a sizeable following across Northern France. Live home games are broadcast for national TV and the club creates content for its own in-house television channel LOSCTV an online station dedicated to showing game highlights, interviews, news stories and features related to the football club.
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