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Authoring and Monitoring for the emerging 3D immersive Broadcast Audio formats
Anthony Wilkins The world of broadcast audio is on the verge of a major revolution. Numerous 3D Immersive formats are under development and will find their way into the mainstream of broadcast production and distribution in the near future. Unlike the world of relatively constrained channel based coding as we are accustomed to (most commonly Left / Right for Stereo and Left / Centre / Right / Surround Left / Surround Right + LFE or Low Frequency Effects for surround), these new codecs will support more channels and/or object based audio coding. For the end consumer, there will be two major benefits from this new approach, a greater sense of involvement or immersion, and a degree of personalisation.
Tags: iss107 | broadcast audio | 3d immersive formats | facilities | equipment | authoring | monitoring | Anthony Wilkins
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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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Ten years is a long time...
[author] 25 years is even longer - Peter Savage looks back at two milestones for TV-BAY and the industry generally
Tags: iss100 | industry | broadcast | experience | formats | equipment | pricing | [author]
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Data visualisation: discovering and inventing new oppurtunities
Simen Frostad People who like to find names for these things have dubbed this 'the information age' - the age in which the most significant and transformative feature of human existence is the widespread and instant access to information.
Tags: iss095 | simen frostad | bridge technologies | data visualisation | information age | technology | Simen Frostad
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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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Back to Basics with Media Transformation
Craig Newbury Understanding transcoding and its successor: media transformation
Tags: iss090 | Wohler | RaidiandGrid | transcoding | media transformation | Craig Newbury
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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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A new 4k year with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# Throughout 2013 manufacturers were popping up with solutions for 4K which together could take the format all the way from scene to screen.
Tags: iss085 | 4k | technology | broadcast | 2013 | review | article | develop | format | Bob Pank#
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Archive eXchange format (AXF) explained
S. Merrill Weiss The proprietary nature of archive storage long has made it challenging for content producers and owners to exchange archive files and media between systems.
Tags: iss085 | merrill weiss | axf | archive eXchange format | guide | explained | article | S. Merrill Weiss
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Bob Pank looks at shooting 4K TV
Bob Pank# Not unexpectedly IBC was full of buzz and products for 4K the new image format for television.
Tags: iss082 | 4K | TV | IBC | HDTV | 1920 | 1080 | guide | explained | article | 2004 | format | television | Bob Pank#
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The art of E.P.I.C innovation
Robin Brown The original concept for the Enhanced Prompting Information Centre, an all-in-one prompter and talent monitor came about through the combination of customer requirement and our desire to offer a better talent monitor solution than the one we had introduced around eight years ago, to enable presenters to see the programme feed.
Tags: iss081 | robin brown | autoscript | E.P.I.C | prompter | information centre | programme feed | talent monitor | Robin Brown
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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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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 intricacies of capturing phase-coherent surround sound
Pieter Schillebeeckx Since its acquisition of SoundField, TSL Professional Products Ltd, a leading manufacturer of surround microphones, audio monitoring, tally and power management solutions for the broadcast industry, routinely field a growing number of questions from the industry regarding the successful capture and final dissemination of 5.1 audio.
Tags: iss077 | tsl | soundfield | 5.1 | surround mix | B-format | multiple microphone placements | SPS200 | capsules | Pieter Schillebeeckx
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4K or not 4K, that is the question
[author] Peter Savage goes all literary to show how our industry draws on Shakespeare and Keyne.
Tags: iss074 | shakespeare | keyne | 4k | format | debate | azule finance | [author]
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New Solutions for Accelerated and Secure Movement of High-Value Content
N/A For broadcasters and media enterprises of all shapes and sizes, the ability to move critical content rapidly and securely from point A to point B has always been important but its never been so complex and rife with risk as in todays multiformat, multiscreen content delivery environment.
Tags: iss069 | security | multiformat | signiant | N/A
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Do you think 3D Broadcasting in its current format is likely to gain much market share?
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There are two issues that affect the potential growth of 3D in broadcasting: they are the widespread availability of 3D enabled devices, and the cost of producing and broadcasting 3D content. All HD TV sets from major manufacturers over 40 inches that are sold today include 3D capability, so the end-user market of 3D capable viewers is growing by default. 3D is not even a remarkable selling point any more for the latest TVs: if you take the Samsung Smart TV as an example, this is marketed as a connected TV - the 3D capability is advertised with just a small label on the box. So there is a growing potential market of viewers for 3D content providers.
Tags: iss060 | 3d | 3d broadcasting | 3d tile format | sisvel technology | N/A
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What is high-performance data transport and why is it important
N/A High-speed transfer technologies help move the worlds digital assets at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. And now that content-producing organisations and broadcasters are turning to cloud-based infrastructure as well as services for improved efficiency and scalability, the need for high-performance movement of data to and from the cloud is critical.
Tags: aspera | iss055 | data transport | workflow | cloud | multi-format | multi-platform | N/A
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NAB and the format wars
N/A Peter Savage takes a stroll around NAB, scratching his head at the way format wars have altered our industry
Tags: iss052 | nab2011 | format wars | srw deck | azule | business | finance | N/A
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Fourteen different formats and thats without 3D
N/A Whats this all about?! As manufacturers, dealers and customers gear up for IBC - the largest broadcast show in Europe - Peter Savage looks ahead
Tags: iss044 | azule | 3d | finance | business | format | N/A
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