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Will Strauss# When it comes to re-purposing and monetizing archive footage, digitization is essential. But for all its obvious benefits, long-term preservation in this new file-based world is not without its quandaries, as Will Strauss reports¦..
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Pushing remote broadcast boundaries
N/A Film and TV coverage as varied as the London 2012 Olympics and the BBCs Springwatch are raising the bar where viewer expectations are concerned. Bradley Engineering (BradEng) is a remote camera technology pioneer that has been at the forefront of meeting these expectations. TV Bay spoke to Bradley Engineering founder, David Bradley, about the latest additions to the companys portfolio and how they respond to remote camera technology trends. We go that extra mile, he explained. For instance, upgrading the camera but keeping the existing, durable housing means we can support our longstanding customers with up-to-date kit they know will last and last regardless of what they throw at it. Most recently weve been proud that our cameras have been used for coverage of Springwatch, the Queens Jubilee, the Olympic torch relay and the Games themselves.
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Addressing SAN Allocation and Permission Challenges
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Facilities today face a number of management complexities when allocating storage resources, especially as frame-based and 3D workflows increase in popularity and the amount of multi-format media that professionals are managing continues to grow. Camera acquisition formats are various, many workflows employ proxy generation to save space and bandwidth, and modern non-linear editing systems allow all these formats to co-exist in a single project. This mass of data required for project workflow and delivery insists that the overworked facility engineers become data managers as well.
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TV-BAY: Ask the Experts
N/A Studio Technologies responds to typical booth visitor questions at NAB and IBC By: Gordon Kapes, president, Studio Technologies Studio Technologies, the manufacturer of tailored, high-performance video, audio and fiber optic products for the professional audio and broadcast markets, has been building equipment to address the production needs of broadcast professionals for over 30 years. The following is a compilation of questions posed by visitors to the Studio Technologies booth at major trade shows.
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Parting the Cloud
N/A Every so often a trend looms over the broadcast horizon that gathers pace so quickly it soon becomes the buzzword at every launch and trade show. A few years ago it was MAM and more recently stereoscopic; now the big buzz in town is the cloud. But despite its recent rise to fame in the broadcast sector theres still a lot of confusion regarding how manufacturers can develop and manage cloud computing technologies.
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CHASING THE OLYMPIC DREAM
N/A As the Olympics are over, and as it will soon be the end of the Paralympics, it is time to summarise the effects the Games have had on the country. The feel-good factor has been astonishingly high bringing with it a new or, rather, renewed pride in knowing that when it comes to putting on a jolly good show, we know how to get it right. Self-deprecation, humour, wit with even HM The Queen sending herself up muddled with subtle and not-so-subtle commentaries on modern life, all make outsiders think of us as intellectually rigorous and slightly bonkers. Its a fair summary, wouldnt you say?
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Extensive, flawless and enjoyed by millions
N/A Due to the multiple locations of the London Games, coverage was inevitably going to a be a challenge, with locations throughout London and the South; some of them specifically designed and created for the events such as the main Stadium, Velodrome and Aquatics Centre, whilst clever forward thinking meant that existing famous landmarks such as Horse Guards could be transformed into historic arenas.
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Revolutionary Rotolight Anova Shoot at BBC Studios
N/A BBC Studios: White City The Worlds Most Advanced LED Floodlight the Rotolight Anova(www.rotolight.com) was recently the light of choice for a shoot at the home of British Television, with Philip Nash, Multi-Award Winning Photographer and Videographer(www.nash.net) shooting both Video and stills with one of the worlds leading models.
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Pointing out the right colours
N/A In the old days of PAL and NTSC analogue television, a vectorscope was an essential tool for examining chroma at every part for the programme production and transmission chain. This was because the colour information was carried as a phase and amplitude modulation which could be sensitive to a variety of transmission or recording non-linearities and problems. These could cause colour degradation or be completely wrong. In the digital age, colour information is carried in digits which do not usually get corrupted at each regeneration or link. So why would you want to look the chroma (colour information), portrayed on the same analogue style instrument?
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OTT Monitoring: keeping it simple and useful
N/A OTT is generally understood to mean a technique where the transmission of video to the subscriber is based on the same underlying methods as those currently being used to serve out web pages on the internet today.
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Ask the Experts: Content Storage, Security, Archive and Management
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The media and entertainment industry is currently experiencing an unprecedented level of financial pressure. This comes from not only the turbulent economic era in which we are living, but also from increased competition and the need to repurpose content for consumption on different platforms and devices.
 
In order to succeed, businesses need to do more with less, making use of archived material, monetisation and also ensure the most valuable asset – produced content and footage – is kept safe and not misused. However, many companies will struggle to do this by themselves due to restrictive cost or lack of expertise. A good option is to outsource these functions to a specialist firm.
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Building a digital archive
N/A The search for specific content within masses of stored videotape once required a visit to the archive librarian, a great deal of patience, and some luck. Even if one was able to explain successfully the footage you needed, and if the librarian proved able to locate that content, there remained the possibility that tape degradation or generational loss had undermined the quality and usability of once-valuable images.
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Gold all round
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In my ramblings in the January edition of TV-Bay, I offered some predictions for the year, which included the following:
“Television coverage of the Olympics and Paralympics will be extraordinary, capturing all the skill and dedication, elation and heartbreak of the world’s finest athletes. But somewhere in 29 days of intensive, multi-channel broadcasting there will be one tiny error, and that will be all that the popular press focuses on.”
I cannot speak for the Paralympics as I am writing this before they open, but I can say that I was more or less wrong in my prediction for the Olympics. Because there was virtually no criticism of the television coverage, certainly in Britain.
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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.
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All Aboard The XDCam Recycling Service
N/A How returning reality and factual series like 12 Yards Coach Trip can benefit from a nifty archiving solution that is more reliable than a hard drive and cheaper than a box of XDCam archive discs
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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.
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Cloud Storage and the end of silos
Bob Pank# It should not come as any surprise that people who specialise in one thing are not necessarily experts at other things. For example, and getting straight to the point, a great video editor cannot be expected to have the technical skills to securely store the edited master of his finished programme. The master is a valuable asset that is expected to be kept safe and sound. In days gone by, placing it on the shelf in an adjacent storeroom might have been OK but now that is hardly considered secure enough. Running off a copy and storing that somewhere else is good idea... but wait! Surely the editor is getting away from his prime skill editing. The truth is that there now are many choices for storage and it is easy to access top-notch storage services via the internet in the Cloud.
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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.
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tv-bay Questions
N/A With a degree in photography and BBC trained I run my own camera agency LUTTRELL PRODUCTIONS LTD providing crew for TV and film, documentaries and advertising. I tend to do most of my work for the terrestrial broadcasters as well as some of the largest ad agencies but also work with up and coming directors.
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