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Why the IABM matters
Peter White The broadcast and media industry is going through a once-in-a-generation transformation right now. Broadcasters and media companies are facing unprecedented challenges with enormous opportunities opening up for the winners. To grasp those opportunities though, broadcasters and media companies need a new generation of agile, cost-effective technology to power their operations to enable them to spin up new services in moments, to repurpose content and serve viewers on their device of choice, wherever they are and whenever they want it.
Tags: iss127 | iabm | standards | Peter White
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Realising the ideal
Dick Hobbs. On 26 July 1916 there was a public meeting in New York. It was called by a group led by Charles Francis Jenkins (and more on him in a moment). But the guest speaker was Henry D Hubbard, at the time the secretary of the US National Bureau of Standards. This is some of what he said:
Tags: iss116 | smpte | standards | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
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Taking aim
Dick Hobbs. We have a lot to look forward to this year. In Europe we are likely to find huge amusement in the American presidential election which this year seems to be throwing up an unprecedented set of clowns. In midsummer we have the Olympics in Rio, which should be quite a carnival.
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Are you a trainer? Keeping up to date is vital
Graham Reed When you are a tutor in a training organization, or if you are a lecturer teaching TV production in a university, it can be very hard to keep up-to-date with all that is going on and changing in the world of broadcast.
Tags: iss104 | ittp | industry standards | tv production | university | assessment | Graham Reed
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Distribution in the UHD Era
Paul Briscoe Once upon a time, there were few broadcast TV standards. Each used its own regional image formats, color encoding scheme and sound and vision modulation standards. High-power over-the-air (OTA) transmitters broadcast the signal on internationally coordinated and regionally allocated radio frequency (RF) channels, making it easy for viewers to tune in programs. It was a robust model that forever shifted the entertainment paradigm. The upstream technologies quietly evolved from analog to digital, and home TV sets reached the performance limits the standards allowed. This was a simple, stable ecosystem, based on a daily programming schedule of shows and monetized by interstitial soap commercials. Life was simple, and people were happy.
Tags: iss103 | distribution | delivery | uhd era | tv standards | image formats | hdtv | technology | Paul Briscoe
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Digital media services need more than just standard protection
Simen Frostad Standards are conceived in abstract. They are set up and negotiated between interested parties in a process that can last several years, with each party to the negotiations pressing its own case, and the standard that emerges at the conclusion is usually compromised in some way. At worst it can simply be a lowest-common-denominator that reflects the political wrangling of the committee that spawned it. Wriggle room is usually left for different flavours of the standard, to allow for the features that one party favoured, but which conflicted with another party's interest.
Tags: iss101 | standards | ETR290 | gold ts reference | inter related systems | Simen Frostad
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Education meets industry...
Bernard Newnham Heatherden Hall - the most famous country house you've never heard of. Famous because it has appeared in large numbers of British films from Goldfinger to Carry on Camping. Why? Because it's the original building at the UK's premier film studio - Pinewood. A fitting place, then, to hold a conference on media industry training.
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Keeping up standards
Dick Hobbs. Keeping up standards with Dick Hobbs
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Why broadcasters need to be aware of the advent of HEVC
Kanaan Jemili High-Efficiency Video Coding, or H.265, has been the talk of the industry since gaining international standards approval earlier this year.
Tags: iss082 | HEVC | High-Efficiency Video Coding | H.265 | international standards approval | broadcasting | Kanaan Jemili
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Loudness: What happens now if my work is not compliant?
Jon Schorah Now that loudness is a mandatory requirement in the United States, Europe, and much of the rest of the world, its not so much a question of when organizations will begin to comply, but how?
Tags: iss077 | loudness | not compliant | Jon Schorah | NUGEN audio | standards | control during ingest | limiting | post production | Jon Schorah
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Managing Loudness for Broadcast TV
Anothony Wilkins Often viewed as the ugly sister when compared to its more glamorous rival video, audio is finally receiving some much deserved attention in broadcast circles. The trigger for this realisation is that viewers are now interested in not just the pictures they are seeing, but equally the sound they are hearing.
Tags: iss077 | anothony wilkins | managing loudness | broadcast tv | loudness | audio | junger | broadcast standards | compliant | range | loudness control | Anothony Wilkins
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Learning to love IT with Dick Hobbs
[author] So what were people really interested in at NAB? There are a lot of answers to that question, but most of them come down to one thing: using commodity IT technology and techniques to help broadcasters do the basics more quickly and more efficiently, with perhaps some of it in the cloud.
Tags: iss077 | dick hobbs | IT | learning to love | cloud | storage systems | nab | review | avb | ieee standards | ethernet | sdi | it industry | [author]
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