Articles
Preserving the British Film Institute Archive
David Feller Today, the media and entertainment industry faces numerous challenges. To remain successful and competitive, these organisations must be ever innovative, agile and cost efficient in the way they produce, store, manage and distribute their digital assets. Content creators have traditionally relied upon outdated storage models, comprised of legacy interfaces, file structures and historical proprietary storage management software that tend to be complex, cumbersome and expensive. This makes it difficult to forecast and budget for ever-growing content in the effort to reach viewers.
Tags: iss136 | bfi | archive | blackpearl | spectra | storage | film | tape | David Feller
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Preserving the Past is a Forlorn Task
Larry Jordan# This week I presented a webinar on how to protect your stuff using archiving. Why? Because hard disks are great for immediate storage, but inadequate for files that you want to keep for a long time.
Tags: iss109 | archiving | lto | m-tape | scsi | jaz | firewire | mdisc | Larry Jordan#
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Tapeless Workflows, MAM and Archive: Back to Basics
Michael Shore The broadcast industrys appetite for file-based workflows existed long before the technology required to implement them was available. With the emergence of cheap capture hardware, the continually decreasing cost of storage and the ever-increasing capabilities of inexpensive computing power, the transition from tape-based to tapeless workflows has finally become a reality. The primary impetus for this shift comes from a long proven economic motivator: its cheaper.
Tags: iss103 | tapeless | workflow | mam | archive | broadcast | technology | Michael Shore
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Moving voiceovers into the 21st century
Leigh Emmerson There was a time when the only way to get a voiceover for your production was by contacting a voiceover agent who would obligingly send over a CD or two full of voiceover sparkle and you and your client would choose one, schlep on down to a studio and pay a small fortune to sit on a swanky sofa and watch said sparkle record your script.
Tags: iss101 | audio | voiceover industry | video producer | studio | dat tape | Leigh Emmerson
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Do Not Be Cheap With Your Data
Kieron Seth# Kieron Seth looks at reasons not to buy cheap
Tags: iss094 | data | Enterprise Drives | RAID | LTO tape | Kieron Seth#
Contributing Author Kieron Seth# Click to read
Centralised tapeless workflow at BT sport studios
Steve Montgomery Steve Montgomery investigates the highly flexible and effective tapeless workflow within BT Sports new broadcast complex.
Tags: iss088 | BT sport | tapeless workflow | Steve Montgomery
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Will Strauss looks at automatic QC for the people
Will Strauss# The imminent move to file-based programme delivery offers up several advantages over tape - not least the ability to automate some broadcast quality control processes. Will Strauss outlines some auto QC options.
Tags: iss083 | automatic qc | programme delivery | options | qc | automatic | tape | broadcast control | broadcast | guide | delivery | content | Will Strauss#
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Ask the experts with TMD looking at LTFS
Tony Taylor 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.
Tags: iss080 | ltfs | guide | tape | backup | archive system | tmd | data archives | ibm | Tony Taylor
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Bringing increased efficiencies to file-based workflows
Reed Haslam 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.
Tags: iss080 | nverzion | efficiency | cost saving | workflows | upgrade | tape storage | digital storage | Reed Haslam
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Managing Media
N/A Looking after the media for a television production used to be a relatively simple task. The footage would be shot and captured on tape. The tapes would be delivered to the post-production facility for editing. They would be ingested into the edit system, the editor would construct the final program and it would be recorded back to tape. All the tapes would then go back to the production company and the job was finished. I know this is a gross simplification, but the point was that the media started on and ended up on physical tapes; you knew how many there were and where they were because they were sitting on the shelf. You could log them, bar code them, dupe them, put them in a safe, leave them in a taxi, but there was no doubt about it; that was where the programme and all its footage was; on the tapes.
Tags: iss061 | marquis | hdcam tape | file based workflow | N/A
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Protecting your assets, safe storage and long life archives
N/A A vast amount of information exists out on the Internet that can be very helpful but also misleading and confusing on how best to protect digital content over time both from degradation of content and from piracy.
Tags: global distribution | archive | storage | assets | axus | lto | digital data tape | iss058 | N/A
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How the mysteries of Library and Archive have changed in Broadcasting
N/A Tape libaries are the history keepers of history, Larry tells us his story since 1974!
Tags: library | tape | storage | archive | lwt | u-matic | cassette | iss057 | N/A
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How do you prepare for a curved ball
N/A Peter Savage looks at the effect of the Japanese tsunami and considers whether it has changed our perception of acquisition formats and how we could have planned for it
Tags: iss056 | finance | tsunami | srw tape | azule | N/A
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Using Panasonic AG-AF101 HD Camera
N/A When award winning film maker and photojournalist Fiona Lloyd-Davies announced her latest project to embark on a journey to The Democratic Republic of Congo, she described the place as probably one of the toughest environments that a camera can work in - very hot and very, very dusty but, this was to be just one rigor amongst many during her latest extreme film making mission.
Tags: panasonic ag-af101 | af101 | ag-ag101 | tapeless | hd | congo | iss055 | N/A
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Challenging times
N/A I am writing this on 18 March, but only 77 days in 2011 is proving to be a momentous year for global events.
Tags: iss052 | floods | ctv | tsunami | japan | devastation | Fukushima | hdcam tapes | N/A
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Tape is dead. Long live Tape
N/A An area that has been a vital part of television defining much of how and what things are done is recording. At first film was the medium, then in 1956, Ampex invented the video tape recorder with the prime aim of providing delayed programmes across the USA..................
Tags: for-a | iss045 | tape | vtr | ampex | quadruplex | ltfs | linear tape file system | lts-100hs | lcd | N/A
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Implications of a Tapeless workflow
N/A The rise of Tapeless Workflows is dramatically changing the way broadcasters and post-production facilities protect the content they are working on or own.
Tags: tapeless workflow | object matrix | iss034 | protection | asset | N/A
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New editing essentials
N/A I like to think of myself as a bit of a pioneer at the frontier of the new age of HD Digital Cinematography. Investigating the best of the new technology available to our industry and evaluating its possible impact.
Tags: Planet Video Systems | iss023 | xdcam | ex tapeless | hd camcorder | sony cinealta fw900 | sxs express card | pmw-ex1 | hd codec | final cut server | raid | N/A
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