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G-Teching Storage to another level
Phil Vinter That heart-dropping, cold-sweat evoking moment your external hard drive fails to connect to the computer and you realise the precious project you’ve been working on for weeks is lost for good (unless you want to spank hundreds on a recovery service that may or may not retrieve some of the mangled data!)
Tags: iss132 | gtechnology | western digital | san disk | speed shuttle ssd | mobile pro ssd | g-drive pro ssd | Phil Vinter
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Audience engagement with advertising in an OTT world
Hank Frecon Adapting to how we advertise in an OTT world starts by reaching audiences on every screen with tailored content. Most consumers viewing habits include multi-tasking and juggling different activities at the same time, particularly the younger viewing audiences who tend to watch in a more fragmented, on-demand manner. The task of monetizing content in a way that suits this method of viewing pushes monetization strategies to adopt new technologies, so first let's look at the opportunity.
Tags: iss126 | ott | advertise | acr | source digital | Hank Frecon
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Sennheiser Digital 6000 review
KitPlus Originally founded in 1945 from a university research lab Sennheiser is of course a globally respected brand and have recently launched the Digital 6000 series as an addition to its pro wireless range. KitPlus were invited to a take a look together with a live music event featuring the system in Hannover last month.
Tags: iss123 | sennheiser | d6000 | microphone | d9000 | digital 6000 | em6000 | dante | KitPlus
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Soutions for Portable Storage
Beth Zarkosh We all know how frustrating it can be to keep losing data because your hard drive keeps packing in, right? So, I 've done my research to help you choose the best portable hard drives with a focus for the 'on the go ' editor of today!
Tags: iss114 | storage | gtech | seagate | g-drive | transcend | western digital | toshiba canvio | seagate seven | istorage | lacie mirror | Beth Zarkosh
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Recreating a Masterpiece
Stuart Harris Tell us a bit about yourself Stuart. At the moment I am the acting head of cinematography here at the National Film and Television School. I have been a cinematographer from around 1980 and I have done commercials, music videos, feature films, sort of everything really. I think a creative career was what I wanted to do and I found myself doing lots and lots of commercials which I really enjoy doing and music videos which I also love as well. But we're all storytellers and I don't think at the end of the day whether the film or the card in the camera knows what you're shooting it is what you put on there, that's the most important thing.
Tags: iss112 | digital | masterpiece | Stuart Harris
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In media monitoring, as in medicine, a quick fix is not a cure
Simen Frostad A man is rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack. The priorities of the medical team that treats him are clear: keep the patient alive, contain the damage to the heart as far as possible, stabilise the situation until the patient is out of danger. They work under the pressure of these immediate priorities, and with little or no information about the patients medical history to date.
Tags: iss107 | playback and analysis | digital media monitoring | data recording | archive server | engineers | medicine | technology | Simen Frostad
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Digital and analog in harmony at Pama Studios
KitPlus Pama Studios in south east Sweden is a leading example of a facility that fully embraces the power, flexibility and ease of use of digital technology, while also harnessing analog technology to bring something different to its recordings. Founded in 1988 by managing director Magnus Maxe Axelsson, Pama is a long-time Avid customer; it has used Avid Pro Tools from the Avid Artist Suite for nearly 25 years for recording and mixing, and recently installed a Pro Tools | S6 console in its refurbished Studio 3.
Tags: iss105 | pama studios | analog | digital | studio | technology | recording | avid | KitPlus
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The production desk finally gets innovative
Kieron Seth# The video switcher (aka vision mixer) is at the heart of all live television, all AV and many a live webcast. But despite its core role, its remained essentially the same concept for decades, consisting of a digital video effects processing unit, matrix switcher and control panel.
Tags: iss104 | video switcher | vision mixer | live television | live webcast | digital vidoe effects | processing | matrix | control panel | Kieron Seth#
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Introduction to FM Single Frequency Networks
Werner Drews Single Frequency Networks (SFNs) are a form of broadcast network design where several transmitters use the same frequency channel to send the same signal. SFNs are usually used for radio and digital TV broadcasting FM, AM and digital radio can be transmitted over SFNs while analog television is more problematic because the multiple signal sources tend to produce ghosting.
Tags: iss103 | 2wcom | frequency | fm | am | digital radio | sfn | transmitters | Werner Drews
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Visualising the future of digital media business
Simen Frostad More and more, successful delivery of digital media services is all about data management. Data about how well the services are performing can come from many sources - from market research and customer satisfaction responses, from analysis of customer support and maintenance activity, and from monitoring systems.
Tags: iss099 | bridge technologies | digital media | business | market research | video wall | Simen Frostad
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Archiving as a service at BBC Studios and Post Production
Kevin Shaw BBC Studios and Post Production (BBC S&PP) is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC that competes for work from both the BBC and the market at large. In the Digital Media Services (DMS) department, we provide an end-to-end solution for what we refer to as "post-post production." Our services include digitization of film and tape, quality control, technical review, compliance editing, restoration and remastering, transcoding (including viewing copies and proxies), file delivery, and hosting.
Tags: iss097 | kevin shaw | post production | bbc studios | digital media services | archive | Kevin Shaw
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Eye to Eye: Video Post-production
N/A Video post-production has long been one of the fastest developing subsets of the broadcast business. It was among the first to lead the shift from hardware into software, bringing huge advantages in terms of affordability and ease of use. I can still remember the high cost, heavy weight and low quality of the early analogue tape to tape video editing systems. The expression 'colour comes later' returns to mind. IBC will see the introduction of quite a lot of new video-post kit including a respectable amount designed to handle 3D content which I will start off with.
Tags: eye to eye | post production | 3d post | binocle | dashwood | editshare | for-a | miranda | 2d post | miranda | blackmagic design | deltacast | digital vision | eyeheight | matrox | panasonic | iphone | vericorder | N/A
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Keeping up standards
Dick Hobbs. Keeping up standards with Dick Hobbs
Tags: iss095 | dick hobbs | digital | technical | standards | DPP | Dick Hobbs.
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Capture and Produce
Will Strauss# News analysis with Will Strauss
Tags: iss094 | Capture | Produce | Riedel | RTS | Autoscript | Portapromt | Picture Canning North | IO Industries | Sony | Gearhouse | Codex Digital | Trilogy | Atomos | Cinedeck | Adorama | Octica | AJA | Ianiro | Litepanels | Rotolight | Live U | Sennheiser | HHB | For A | Will Strauss#
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Move and Deliver
Will Strauss# News Analysis with Will Strauss
Tags: iss094 | Move | Deliver | Cobham | TVUpack | Anevia | Triveni Digital | PlayBox | Thomson Networks | PESA | Irdeto | Broadpeak | Kaltura | Pixel Power | Harmonic | Will Strauss#
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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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Capture and Produce
Will Strauss# News analysis from Will Strauss
Tags: iss093 | camera support | Shotoku | Cameragrip | aquisition | Editec | specialist cameras | Bradley Engineering | Broadcast RF | on set | GB labs | camera batteries | PAG | production | proav | FOR-A | lighting | Rotolight | ION Cameras | Audio | Fairlight | Routers | Snell Group | Thameside TV | cameras | Sony | Camera Corps | switchers | Broadcast Pix | Connectivity | Atomos | Cooke Optics | Audio Acuisition | Aaton-Digital | Transvideo | 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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Seamless and automated online publishing
Rino Petricola A hybrid cloud solution for seamless and automated online publishing
Tags: iss091 | Front porch digital | online publishing | Rino Petricola
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Will Strauss looks at 6 reasons why 4k is so special
Will Strauss# With 4k now more than just a trade show conference theme, Will Strauss offers up some pointers for anyone considering Ultra High Definition (UHD) acquisition.
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The Digital Production Partnership
Simon Pegg The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) was founded in January 2011 by the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, with representation from Sky, Channel 5, S4/C, UKTV, and BT Sport, to help speed the transition to fully digital production and distribution in television. As part of its work, the group has established common delivery standards based on the AS-11 file format and the UKDPP shim intended to maximize the ease and efficiency of an all digital workflow by providing a tightly constrained medium for file-based content delivery.
Tags: iss086 | Wohler Technologies | The Digital Production Partnership | BBC | ITV | Channel 4 | Sky | Channel 5 | S4/C | UKTV | BT | Moitoring | Test measurement | RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform | Simon Pegg
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The BroadcastShow Tour: a visitors view
Derek Halls It's that time of year again and BroadcastShow-the tour registration is now open and I shall certainly be attending.
Tags: iss086 | broadcastshow | Derek Halls | DHP Digital Video | Pinewood Studios | Phillip Bloom | Gearhouse Broadcast | PAG | Holdan | G-Technology | Atomos | H Preston | IBC | Hitachi | Canon | Derek Halls
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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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The new DPP standard
Craig Newbury Why and how is the DPP standard significant for broadcasters and other media facilities across the UK, and beyond?
Tags: iss085 | dpp | standard | broadcasters | media | explained | review | digital production partnership | Craig Newbury
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Leading digital cinematography seminar with Matt Siegel
Matt Siegel Multiple-award-winning film producer and cinematographer Matt Siegel chose a Leader LV5381 four-input multi-SDI monitor for use during his recent seminar on Digital Cinematography at The Maine Media Workshops.
Tags: iss083 | Matt Siegel | Leader LV5381 | monitor | workshop | cinematography | seminar | digital | article | media workshops | maine | producer | Matt Siegel
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QOS - Its time to take a more objective approach
Simen Frostad Digital media businesses are very definitely competing in a market where the customer can switch quickly if not satisfied, so it is vital for providers to know when their customers are getting a satisfactory service, and when they are not.
Tags: iss083 | bridge technologies | quality of service | connected tv | ibc 2013 | digital media | service | quality | Simen Frostad
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Dreamhack - Summer 2013
KitPlus DreamHack is the worlds largest digital festival and holds the official world record as worlds largest LAN party in the Guinness Book of Records.
Tags: iss082 | blackmagic | design | dreamhack | summer 2013 | digital festival | live | atem | switcher | vision mixer | panel | behind the scenes | equipment | breakdown | broadcast | KitPlus
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Will Strauss looks at the growth of MediaCityUK and dock 10
Will Strauss# In less than three years Dock 10 has grown from a mere studio operator with add-ons to a fully-fledged digital media service provider. Will Strauss tracks the changes.
Tags: iss081 | dock 10 | media service provider | cloud | setup | mediacity | manchester | uk | review | whats up dock | digital media | the voice | rennovation | Will Strauss#
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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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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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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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Planning the digital marathon
Ben Darby Never one for New Year's resolutions, I made the 2013 Virgin London Marathon one to finally commit to. So once I'd put in the training and mentally prepared for the greatest marathon on Earth, I started to explore new ways in which I could share my experience with friends, family and the public in a different way.
Tags: iss077 | virgin london marathon | stream uk | digital marathon | live streaming | stream MP | HQ video stream | coverage | Ben Darby
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NAB is for soothsayers, trendsetters and people with roadmaps
Will Strauss# Prototypes, alpha products, demos and proofs of concept: NAB in Las Vegas is all about future innovation. Will Strauss picks 13 stands that you must visit this year.
Tags: iss075 | unlucky for some | NAB | stands | must-see | canon | red digital cinema | kinefinity | grass valley | nhk | chyron | gopro | axle video | pixel power | red giant | review | snell | Will Strauss#
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Ask the experts: What lens?
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When choosing the right lens for your project, there are a huge range of options to choose from that depend entirely on your individual project and your needs. You need to think about the quality of filming you require, where the content will be placed, what camera you will be using to shoot it and how you plan to store it before being able to make a sensible choice. And with the emergence of 4K technology and the possibility of publishing content online, the range of choices becomes even greater. Where on earth do you start?
Tags: iss074 | ask the experts | what lens | lens buying guide | general use | lens | value for money | 4k | digital | mount | procam | [author]
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3D for Cinema, ProAV and Events
N/A Over more than a century of motion picture presentations there have been periods when 3D has emerged, and each time interest has faded away. The latest 3D wave goes back to the advent of digital technology for cinemas. Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) was formed in 2002 and delivered its first DCI Specification in 2005, when Doremi was well ahead with the necessary technology for a DCI-compliant player. It was very soon clear that digital cinema technology could sweep aside many of the shortcomings of the film-based 3D presentations, and so open the door to a new 3D era. The digital medium is far more accurate than film could ever be. With no film weave, sparkles, scratches, frame hops or wear, digital cinema delivers, steady, clean, sharp, in-sync presentations that are as good on the 200th run as the first. This is the perfect medium to provide a comfortable and exciting viewing experience for stereoscopic 3D movies.
Tags: iss072 | doremi | 3d | mpeg2 mxf | Digital Cinema Initiatives | dci | N/A
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An effective strategy for monitoring broadcast audio loudness levels
N/A One of the factors affecting a television viewers satisfaction and overall quality of experience is the consistency of the audio level of the programming. Inconsistent loudness levels between channels or between programming and advertisements can ruin a viewers television watching experience. Over the past several years, erratic audio levels have become such a source of contention among television viewers worldwide that countries have created guidelines and standards designed to minimize audio-level discrepancies.
Tags: iss067 | dtv transport | mpeg2 | mpeg4 transport | triveni digital | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Video over IP
N/A Live video streaming via Internet Protocol is perhaps most familiar in the form of Skypes free-of-charge online videophone service. Skype is a very easy way for an on-location broadcaster to get a video contribution back to base. A safer and more conventional technique, as with a reporter-to-anchor interview, is to live-stream video via ones own IP encoder straight into the studio for immediate viewing over a terrestrial and/or satellite network. If time is not so critical, the story can simply be emailed as a file straight out of the reporters camcorder.
Tags: iss064 | streaming | ip | video over ip | ateme | blackmagic | atem | digital rapids | streamz | envivio | 4caster | haivision | kulabyte | harmonic | ncast | telepresenter | teracue | enc-300 | teradek cube | viewcast | N/A
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Innovation is the Key to Digital Signage Success
N/A In a recent survey conducted and published by POPAI UK & Ireland, the trade association for companies involved in point-of-purchase and retail communications, there are nearly four times as many shops and business incorporating digital signage into their retail sales operations as there were only four years ago, which essentially equates to a nearly 100 per cent per year rise, and the trend in digital signage, particularly that with which customers can interact, look set to grow exponentially.
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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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Introducing Front Porch Digitals Archive eXchange Format
N/A Ever since the Tower of Babel fell, human beings have sought a common way to communicate with one another and with future generations
Tags: fpd | front porch digital | axf | lto5 | t10000c | iss057 | N/A
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Eye to Eye on Delivery and Distribution
N/A A notable aspect of the 2010 IBC and 2011 NAB conference sessions was the rapidly increasing focus on IP streaming. Fibre-optic delivery to the home has yet to be turned into widespread reality but transport speeds over existing electrical infrastructure continue to accelerate.
Tags: iss055 | digital rapids | dveo | grass valley | haivision | sencore | telecast fibre | thomson video networks | viewcast | N/A
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So what is Digital Television. Part 2 - Back to Basics
N/A Last month Richard described the move from analogue to digital television production. This month he goes a little deeper¦
Tags: iss055 | tektronix | digital television | pal | ntsc | secam | N/A
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Digital media monitoring
N/A What is digital media monitoring and just who needs it ? Get back to basics in digital media monitoring with Simen Frostad of Bridge Technologies
Tags: Bridge Technologies | Back to basics | digital media monitoring | ip monitoring | stb | iss054 | N/A
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So what is Digital Television - Part 1
N/A It is tempting to think of digital television as something very scientific and even complex. But when we view the end result, we find something very familiar; something television engineers have sought since the very beginning¦an experience that just keeps getting better and better¦quality video and audio conveying great entertainment, sport, movies, and news to the viewing audience. The only thing new in digital television is the way the message gets from here to there.
Tags: iss054 | tektronix | digital television | back to basics | digital video | signals | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Video Post-production
N/A My first direct experience of video post-production involved hauling a heavy Sony U-Matic tape machine up a flight of stairs before going back for an equally heavy playback deck, a bulky CRT monitor and a large box of interface giblets. That was in 1978. 33 years on, an Apple Mac does the whole editing job a great deal better, faster and more economically.
Tags: iss052 | eye to eye | post production | dft | digital film technology | dvs | for-a | matrox | panasonic | aj-pcd30 p2 | quantel | sony creative software | ipad2 | N/A
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NFTS, the future of digital visionaries
N/A The Confession, a film from The National Film and Television School (NFTS), has recently been nominated for an Academy Award, in the Live Action Short Film category - the second nomination for an NFTS graduation film in this category in the last five years.
Tags: nfts | iss050 | national film and tv school | digital vision | Cinematography | composing for Film and Television | Digital Post Production | Directing Animation | Directing Documentary | Directing Fiction | editing | Games | Design and Development | Producing | Producing and Directing Television Entertainment | Production Design | Screenwriting ¢ SFX/VFX ¢ Sound Design for Film and Television | N/A
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Bridging the divide between production and post production
N/A Digital cameras have brought some wonderful benefits to the filming community, 3D included, but unfortunately it has also highlighted a number of potential workflow issues that need to be addressed by Productions today.
Tags: Pure Digital Services | iss049 | digital cameras | dit | 3d | pds | N/A
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Safekeeping for the Future
N/A A CIRENCESTER audio archival engineering company has just finished working on a set of African recordings that are more than a century old.
Tags: archive | iss045 | audio archive | Sirensound Digital | BWAV | Pyramix platform | N/A
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Digital Archiving in Media Workflows
N/A Tv-Bay interviews Robert Overzee, Archiving Evangelist at Atempo, a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, about the digital archives new leading role in media workflows.
Tags: atempo | iss045 | archiving | workflow | backup | storage | digital archiving | post production | N/A
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