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State of the Nation - Drama
Dick Hobbs - new If you can remember as far back as the 1980s, then you probably remember a Saturday night drama called Hill Street Blues, written and developed by Steven Bochco. Made for NBC in the States, it was widely shown around the world, including in the UK.
Tags: iss136 | drama holby city | night manager | netflix | bbc | ai | streaming | podcast | Dick Hobbs - new
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Challenges for MAM with varying production types
Jonathan Aroesty Many media asset management platforms are designed to handle the immense number of assets needed for today's fast-moving, content-heavy productions. Since every production is unique, each has its own set of asset management requirements and workflow needs. While the unique workflows vary, a common necessity for an easy-to-use interface with the ability to efficiently organize and manage large amounts of content is required, regardless of the type of production you are working on.
Tags: iss121 | pronology | mam | media asset management | Jonathan Aroesty
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CLASS - Where do captions & subtitles live?
Bruce Devlin Its not uncommon to see ability to insert/extract captions/subtitles as part of a tender requirement or product specification. But in a file-based world, what does this mean and where are we inserting/extracting to/from?
Tags: iss104 | subtitles | captions | display | media asset management | broadcast | Bruce Devlin
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How to go Over the Top with your video experience
Lorna Garrett Going over the top opens up boundless opportunities. As a viewer, you can watch content on any device you have connected to the Internet without going through an ISP (internet service provider). As a broadcaster you can use OTT to enhance what you already offer, like Channel 4s Box TV service.
Tags: iss103 | garland | over the top | video experience | workflow | ingest | ad recognition | stream | manage | Lorna Garrett
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The business case for media asset management
Kevin Usher You could argue that, so far, there have been two stages of commercial justification for asset management systems in broadcasting. First, it was a necessary evil: if broadcasters, production companies and other media organizations wanted to store content as filesat least some of the timethey needed a means of finding it again. Once broadcasters had a comprehensive index to all of their content, and could find clips and programs again quickly, there existed the potential to earn new revenues from them, ushering in the second stage. Video and audio recordings are among the principal business assets of broadcasters and production companies, and making the best use of those assets, by re-using them whenever possible, is simply good commercial sense.
Tags: iss103 | media asset management | systems | broadcast | video | audio | recording | Kevin Usher
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An artist gets bored of the same colour palette
Rob Tarrant The brand new VariCam was launched at IBC in September. Above all else that means extra choice for high end episodic dramas, advertising and movies, where it has to be said the choice has been limited for far too long.
Tags: iss095 | rob tarrant | panasonic | varicam | colour palette | management | MOS sensor | Rob Tarrant
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Media Management in Final Cut Pro X
Larry Jordan# Media management driveseditors nuts. Since thebeginning of computerbasedvideo editing, trying toremember where your media is storedis a never-ending battle between getting it done, anddoing it right.With the release of
Tags: iss095 | larry jordan | media management | final cut pro x | mac | library | how to | Larry Jordan#
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Manage and Monitor
Will Strauss# News Analysis with Will Strauss
Tags: iss094 | Manage | Monitor | TMD | Ikegami | Sony | Cameracorps | BT | TSL | Dalet | Ross Video | Front Porch Digital | Sonnet Tech | StorNext | EditShare | Imagine Comms | T&M | Phabrix | Facillis | Vidcheck | Will Strauss#
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Manage and Monitor
Will Strauss# News analysis from Will Strauss
Tags: iss093 | news production | Broadstream | Quantel | MOG Technologies | media management | Digital Nirvana | transcoding | Telestream | storage | Disk Archive | test and management | Phabrix | conversion | Cobalt Digital | workflow | Sony | facility management | Xytech | audio | monitoring | quantum Leap Technology | MAM Cambridge Imaging | Suitcase TV | quality control | Venera | Archimedia | Will Strauss#
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At the forefront of digital asset management and publishing
Ian Mottashed The production, magagement and archiving of such a huge range of content needed a solution of cutting edge as its programming
Tags: iss091 | Endemol | Digital asset management | Ian Mottashed
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Information Control and Automation but not as you know it
Sandra Squire

Accurate clocks, timing and cue information are essential components of any broadcasting environment – directors, production teams and presenters have always depended on them for the delivery of broadcast critical operations.

Tags: iss090 | IPE | Information | Control | Automation | Content Management | Sandra Squire
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Ask the experts: What is MAM?
Rino Petricola Media asset management: what exactly is it?
Tags: iss085 | media asset management | front porch digital | guide | article | mam | Rino Petricola
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Sportsnet stays ahead of the game with Quantel
Roger Thornton Over the last 15 years, Sportsnet has risen to become one of Canadas leading sports media operations. The Sportsnet and Sportsnet One TV channels are complemented by Sportsnet Radio, Sportsnet Magazine and its premium international sports channel, Sportsnet World.
Tags: iss081 | quantel | sq | editing | live sports | sportsnet | radio | magazine | editing | content | management | case study | Roger Thornton
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Redefining the archive with Raj Patel
Raj Patel 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.
Tags: iss080 | sgl | product manager | redefining the archive | archive system | files | protection | data | workflow | Raj Patel
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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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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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The greening of broadcast facilities
Chris Excelby In todays world of tightening broadcast facility budgets, planners need to keep a keen eye on the bottom line to ensure operational efficiency. An integral part of this process is getting a green handle on power management, an increasing necessity around the globe.
Tags: iss078 | power management | eco | green | tsl | budget | broadcasting | outlets | PUE goals | power consumption | cuts | regulations | Chris Excelby
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Following the Ravensbourne 3: Ruth Matos manages her time
Ruth Matos During the past three months at university I was extremely busy with my projects, and unfortunately had to give up a lot of outside opportunities that came along. As I am in the third year of my course I had to give priority to my university projects. Nevertheless I had a hectic schedule and had to be good at managing my time.
Tags: iss076 | ravensbourne | student | projects | course | university | time | management | students | following the ravensbourne 3 | Ruth Matos
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Protecting the archive
N/A Over the last 20 years or so we have all become accustomed to the expression asset management and, as ever, familiarity has bred contempt. In this case, the expression has become a loose descriptor for almost anything with a bit of a database in it. We need to stop and think about what we are trying to achieve.
Tags: iss070 | tmd | archive | storage | asset management | security | N/A
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Taking on the World of Sophisticated Asset Management
N/A Asset management systems have come a long way in only a few years. Theyve always offered a world of promise for workflow improvements, but not so long ago asset management silos were the norm with individual departments within a broadcasting operation - such as news, sports production, and drama - operating their own closed systems, inaccessible to staff in the other departments. Next-generation asset management architectures made a definite improvement on this model by providing transparent, enterprise-wide systems that aimed to make assets available to any authorized personnel, working in any department.
Tags: iss069 | asset management | globecast | workflow | playout | N/A
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Discussing asset management
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Half the stands at IBC claim to have asset management products – do they all do what you do?
Yes, it seems like everyone claims to do asset management or workflows. And it confuses the hell out of buyers. So we need to take a step back and think about what we actually mean. So let’s break it down.
Tags: iss069 | tmd | asset management | monetisation | mediaflex | tmd mediaflex | N/A
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How to choose a Location?
N/A Choosing a location is a mixture of local knowledge, common sense, a great deal of leg-work and luck. A good Location Manager will have the following qualities, amongst many others, that enable them to offer locations that are suitable.
Tags: iss063 | golm | location manager | guild of location managers | N/A
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Back to basics asset management
N/A There are two things you should know before I start. One is that the strapline for my companys product, Mediaflex, is Beyond Media Asset Management. And the second is that I hate the term Media Asset Management because it has come to be meaningless. Too many people have used it to mean too many different things.
Tags: TransMedia Dynamics | iss052 | asset management | mediaflex | tmd | media asset management | metadata | N/A
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Transforming Post Production With Content Supply Chain Management
N/A These are challenging times for post-production companies and operations. Even the most sophisticated post houses are scrambling to evolve their content chains in the face of game-changing trends: the move from tape- to file-based workflows, the growth of new distribution outlets and windows, and the drive towards same-day-and-date release of major motion pictures a critical strategy for capturing maximum revenue and increasing ROI.
Tags: iss052 | signiant | post production | cscm | content supply chain management | N/A
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Control and Monitoring with Snell
N/A For broadcasters and content origination facilities, a single issue with content or within the transmission chain can have an impact on millions of viewers. In some cases this can even lead to large financial penalties and affect commercial contracts. To guarantee uptime, minimize disruption of broadcast services, and keep revenue streams flowing, operators need to maximize the speed with which they can identify and resolve programming errors.
Tags: iss050 | snell | monitoring | creation | management | distribution of content | N/A
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Archiving in a Multiplatform Environment
N/A There was a time when broadcasters and media companies worried only about one version of content, destined for one distribution platform. Now, however, the increasing volume, number of versions, and growing complexity of digital media assets has made the management and storage of content a much more challenging undertaking.
Tags: Archiving | netia | iss045 | digital media assets | storage | content | mam | media asset management | N/A
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Data storage or Media storage
N/A Now I am no techie geek, which in this business could be viewed as a disadvantage, but I do know that in all areas of life the design of the storage container is determined to a large extent by the nature of the thing you want to store.
Tags: Data storage | Media storage | suitcast tv | iss045 | media asset management | mediastor | terastor | N/A
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Ensuring the longevity of an archive
N/A The role of the archive has changed dramatically over the last few years. Every broadcaster in the world, regardless of their size, has the tools at their disposal to unlock their assets, digitise and repurpose their content for renewed monetisation and, in some cases, for the benefit of historic value.
Tags: iss045 | sgl | archive | storage | revenue | roi | mam | media asset management | workflow | flashnet | N/A
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A day in the like of a location manager
N/A One of the most dramatic moments I have witnessed whilst filming a series called Dempsey and Makepeace was in Limehouse Basin, not looking at all like it does today.....
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Longevity of media archives
N/A The role of the archive has evolved rapidly, delivering not only new revenue opportunities but crucial conservation possibilities for historical and cultural libraries that have lain dormant for many years
Tags: SGL | iss031 | archive | media archive | mam | media asset management | versus | xml interface | flashnet | N/A
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Its A Bigger DAM Picture
N/A Theres a lot of fuss these days about Digital Asset Management. Why? Because organizations (and their hard drives) are busting at the seams with digital assets that are multiplying faster than hamsters at a rave.
Tags: dam | iss031 | digital asset management | altermedia | studio suite | N/A
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Eye to eye on Broadcast content management 2009
N/A Content asset management is one of the fastest developing areas of the entire broadcast business. Its advantages over old-style film and videotape libraries are so widely recognised that they hardly need repeating. NAB provided an opportunity to look at new advances from some of the key players.
Tags: content management | iss031 | AP | blue order | cinegy | david systems | dalet | ibis | grass valley | omnibus | pebble beach | pharos | playbox | marquis | snell | video technics | N/A
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Broadcast management systems specialisation not generalisation
N/A Broadcast management systems is used here as a collective term to encapsulate all of the processes involved from capturing and creating content, to distribution and monetisation. There are so many points of decision making in a broadcast production chain that automating the processes can be mind boggling in complexity
Tags: iss031 | automation | on-air systems | management | quality control | playout | N/A
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Ask the Experts on the Topic of Distribution and Delivery
N/A Last time, we started this series with volume one of the most frequently asked questions on digital distribution and delivery. Herewith, we follow that with the cleverly titled: Volume Two.
Tags: distribution and delivery | iss031 | ftp | wan acceleration | networks | switches | routers | file compression | compression | asset management | N/A
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What do Location Managers do all day?
N/A Its a question that is often asked by my family who fondly believe I spend my time in idle chit-chat and gossip with high-powered film and media executives sipping skinny-latte Mocachinos (whatever they are!) and eating sushi. But consider the following exciting James Bond style scenario.
Tags: iss026 | location manager | james bond | golm | guild of location managers | N/A
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