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Five Best Practices for Securing Your Content during Collaboration
N/A A study by AT&T researchers concluded that for 77% of movies being traded on the internet, leaks originated by insiders. Screeners are a prime source but throughout the production and distribution cycle there are opportunities for security holes and unscrupulous profiteers.
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Selling your business in a downturn
N/A TAKE THE NEXT EXIT Peter Savage offers pointers on the trials and tribulations of exiting a business in a down turn.
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A Guide to Testing IPTV: Technologies and Challenges Part 4
N/A In Parts 1-3 we introduced IPTV as an emerging broadcast technology, and discussed some of the technical challenges involved in successful delivery of IPTV services. We saw how the complexity of IPTV networks and the trade-offs in technology types can provide further challenges in delivering high QoS and QoE in IPTV delivery. In this part we will begin to explore how to test IPTV systems
Tags: iptv | tektronix | iss034 | iptv network | test and measurement | ip pathway | multi-layer monitoring | N/A
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CADLOCK - securing the future of broadcast.
N/A When absolute CAD, the Soho based broadcast installation experts released their range of rackmount products in 2007, it was to improve the way equipment was installed within a facility.
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Supporting the RED
N/A James Cullen was working as a studio cameraman for the BBC when he was asked by television quiz show favourite CJ de Mooi to shoot a promo for him. The brief was to showcase CJs enthusiasm for the Porsche 911 Carrera, and Cullen knew that the production standards had to match the engineering excellence of the car.
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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.
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The importance of measurements for eye and jitter
N/A If it hasnt got eye and jitter measurements, its about as useful as a chocolate teapot recalled Paul Nicholls, PHABRIX sales and marketing manager.
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Automation in Uncertain Times
N/A In light of the unfavourable economic outlook broadcasters need to protect their investment in technology like never before. There is a high chance that some products designed to make the broadcast environment more efficient will become obsolete and this in turn will have a knock-on and negative effect on workflow in transmission suite
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Eye to Eye New post-production kit at IBC 2009
N/A This alphabetical overview of new video and film post-production kit at IBC 2009 was going to start with Apple but the company pulled out of both NAB and IBC in 2008
Tags: ibc2009 | iss033 | eye to eye | post production | boris | cintel | delta solutions | doremi | digital film technology | eyeheight | digital vision | image systems | gee broadcast | liberovision | quantel | rt software | N/A
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Mercedes-Benz Worlds winning formula, Online Creative and Blackmagic Design
N/A Darren Mostyn, owner and senior editor of the UK based, Online Creative, Ltd., highlights their recent work with Mercedes-Benz World and the renown BBC documentary, Carluccio and the Leopard
Tags: blackmagic | iss033 | online creative | mercedes-benz | apple cinema display | fincal cut | N/A
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Adventure between two Oceans 2009
N/A The route of this years Dakar Rally went through South America, subjecting participants and equipment to very extreme conditions. Bikers and quad pilots as well as teams in cars and trucks participated in this 31st rally of its kind in South America.
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Lighting series
N/A So far in this series, I have stressed some of my own preferences for good portrait lighting; using Fresnel lamps for key lights to enable accurate barn dooring, minimum spill light and an even field of light. Open faced lamps, whilst cheaper, do not give the same control of light, they give rise to double shadows and are also prone to bubble failure if jolted whilst hot.
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Digital Vision case study
N/A The Edit Store, based in Londons W1, is one of the last few independent facilities in the city. Spread across two buildings, the Edit Store provides many of the worlds leading broadcasters with offline, online, grading and audio dubbing facilities primarily for broadcast factual programmes.
Tags: iss033 | digital vision | the edit store | dvo toolset | film master | N/A
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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer
N/A Peter Savage suggests how you can win battles in the business war by keeping close to your opponents
Tags: winning business | business | azule | iss033 | finance | amsterdam | ibc | N/A
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3D Post
N/A Rewind a couple of years and 3D was a hot topic but there was very little production and few companies able to offer suitable support for efficient 3D post production. Many people thought it would fade, as before. A few even hoped it would go away!
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A Guide to Testing IPTV: Technologies and Challenges Part 3
N/A In parts 1 and 2 we gave a background to IPTV, and discussed some of the challenges faced by IPTV service providers. We focused particularly on the importance of Quality of Service and Quality of Experience, and the interrelationship between the two.
Tags: tektronix | iss033 | iptv | test and measurement | network architecture | video compression | mpeg-2 encoding | h.264 | avc | vc-1 | ip network | transmission | rtp | N/A
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Why choose a broadcast or professional monitor
N/A Just as its unlikely that anyone would purchase a family vehicle to set trailblazing records around a race track and a sports car is not going to be the best choice for off-road use, the same principle is true of monitors the key is to match the product to the demands of the task.
Tags: sony | iss032 | monitor | experts | consumer tv | computer monitor | professional monitor | broadcast monitor | how to choose a monitor | N/A
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Guide to Testing IPTV Technologies and Challenges Part 2
N/A In this part we will begin to examine some of the challenges faced by IPTV service providers, and the importance of Quality of Service and Quality of Experience.
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Filming for the army on Salisbury Plain
N/A Its no secret. Soldiers are trained to feel invincible, They develop a whole persona around focussed toughness and the ability to take care of themselves. But nobody is tough enough to withstand being crushed between a 70 tonne Warrior and a Land Rover. The problem is how to explain this to men who as a day job, get shot at.
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Diversify - the key to success
N/A Most business could survive the recession if they adapt what they do, or how they do it, explains Peter Savage
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Converting for displays
N/A Behind every great display theres a great converter, ever since television started to go digital in studios and post production, the number of digital formats has grown.
Tags: iss032 | doremi | display | conversion | hd-sdi | 3g-sdi | dvi | hdmi | monitor | ghx-10 | N/A
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Top Gear Test Drive Hovercam
N/A Hovercam were contacted to work on some new ideas for Top Gear back in January 2009. The production team were keen on trying new ideas to put a different perspective on the cars that are tested for performance around their test track at Dunsfold, Surrey.
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How to choose a broadcast display
N/A 10 years ago, buying a CRT monitor was simply a case of buying the latest version of your facilities favourite brand in either Grade I or II. The advent of the LCD, HD and the demise of the CRT means we have now to try and decipher all the marketing jargon to work out which display best fits our needs.
Tags: iss032 | monitor | display | lcd | crt | ebu tech 3320 | rec 709 | multiviewer | N/A
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Tv-bay Digital Signage Special Report IBC2009
N/A Digital signage the use of video screens or projectors to create dynamic information and advertising displays has moved on rapidly from technological showcase and niche market to become a mainstream media. Recent research by Multimedia Intelligence predicts a doubling of the market by 2012, with 2.3 million displays in use worldwide.
Tags: ibc | iss032 | digital signage | projector | monitor | advertising display | N/A
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Modern multiviewers
N/A The monitoring of multiple video sources has been simplified and costs greatly reduced by the use of multiviewers. These make use of two principle technologies: large high-resolution video screens and the real-time resizing of video.
Tags: iss032 | for-a | multiviewers | monitors | mv-1600hs | hvs-300hs | video control room | MCR | studio gallery | ob | outside broadcast | N/A
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Ask the experts. Eye & Jitter
N/A Why should TV broadcast engineers be interested in adding Eye and Jitter measurement to their T & M facilities?
Tags: eye pattern | eye and jitter pattern | iss032 | omnitek | test and measurment | eye diagram | oscilloscope | waveform | tv studio | N/A
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Eye to eye Picture displays and multiviewers 2009
N/A The transition from cathode-ray tubes to flat-panel display devices for broadcast picture monitoring was a long time coming but is now almost complete.
Tags: iss032 | crt | monitors | multiviewers | miranda | redbyte | samsung | vista | jvc | barco | mp3 | N/A
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Automation in Uncertain Times
N/A In light of the unfavourable economic outlook broadcasters need to protect their investment in technology like never before
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OLED vs LCD
N/A There was a rapid change in image display technology within the last few years. Nowadays CRTs are history, flatpanels substitute them everywhere. Even in the broadcast industry.
Tags: lcd | oled | oled vs led | iss032 | monitor | tamuz | broadcast monitor | N/A
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Ancillary Data Monitoring in Multiviewers
N/A The broadcast environment has gone through enormous change over the last decade, creating challenges in the management, storage and broadcast of material. Factors contributing to these challenges include the increase in the number of channels with the move to digital, the introduction of various aspect ratio and video standards with the transition to HD, and the necessary evolution from tape to file-based workflows.
Tags: iss032 | harris | multiviewer | data monitoring | aspect ration | N/A
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A Guide to Testing IPTV: Technologies and Challenges Part 1
N/A Before we examine the technical challenges however, we should begin by providing a background to IPTV.
Tags: iptv | iss031 | tektronix | triple-play | docsis | qam | fibre | voice | video | data | how iptv works | N/A
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Brand New School Makes the Move to Uncompressed HD
N/A What did you do over Christmas 2008? I spent the whole two-week break rebuilding the post production workflow at Brand New School, the prestigious commercial production and design firm in Santa Monica, CA, and the experience let me stretch every technology muscle I had built up in 10 years as a video engineer.
Tags: workflow | iss031 | brand new school | videohub | blackmagic design | decklink | uncompressed hd | N/A
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The filming of Lands End to John OGroats
N/A Following Simon. The filming of Lands End to John OGroats A Cyclists Guide. By Graham Young
Tags: lejog | cyclists guide dvd | iss031 | hvr-z1e | sony ex1 | ex3 | hvr a1e | z7 | mafrotto 525 | 501 fluid head | sennheiser ew100 | radio mic | lowel dv materlighting kit | hd25 headphones | N/A
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Automation in Uncertain Times
N/A In light of the unfavourable economic outlook broadcasters need to protect their investment in technology like never before. There is a high chance that some products designed to make the broadcast environment more efficient will become obsolete and this in turn will have a knock-on and negative effect on workflow in transmission suite
Tags: abit | iss031 | automation | broadcast automation | Device API | Device Protocol | FTP | SQL | Ethernet | Fibre Channel | Serial communication | N/A
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Jargon Buster
N/A IPTV Jargon busting.....
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Ask the Experts on the Topic of Distribution and Delivery
N/A Last time, we started this series with volume one of the most frequently asked questions on digital distribution and delivery. Herewith, we follow that with the cleverly titled: Volume Two.
Tags: distribution and delivery | iss031 | ftp | wan acceleration | networks | switches | routers | file compression | compression | asset management | N/A
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Broadcast management systems specialisation not generalisation
N/A Broadcast management systems is used here as a collective term to encapsulate all of the processes involved from capturing and creating content, to distribution and monetisation. There are so many points of decision making in a broadcast production chain that automating the processes can be mind boggling in complexity
Tags: iss031 | automation | on-air systems | management | quality control | playout | N/A
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Beating the Blu-ray coding blues
N/A Tommy Simonsson runs SitoCad in Stockholm, Sweden, a professional video production company specialising in industrial work, conferences and weddings. He shoots in high definition on a Sony PMW-EX3 camcorder, and finishes his projects using the Grass Valley EDIUS nonlinear editor.
Tags: blu-ray | iss031 | sitocad stockholm | ex3 | sweden | edius | grass valley | N/A
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Eye to eye on Broadcast content management 2009
N/A Content asset management is one of the fastest developing areas of the entire broadcast business. Its advantages over old-style film and videotape libraries are so widely recognised that they hardly need repeating. NAB provided an opportunity to look at new advances from some of the key players.
Tags: content management | iss031 | AP | blue order | cinegy | david systems | dalet | ibis | grass valley | omnibus | pebble beach | pharos | playbox | marquis | snell | video technics | N/A
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Its A Bigger DAM Picture
N/A Theres a lot of fuss these days about Digital Asset Management. Why? Because organizations (and their hard drives) are busting at the seams with digital assets that are multiplying faster than hamsters at a rave.
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Longevity of media archives
N/A The role of the archive has evolved rapidly, delivering not only new revenue opportunities but crucial conservation possibilities for historical and cultural libraries that have lain dormant for many years
Tags: SGL | iss031 | archive | media archive | mam | media asset management | versus | xml interface | flashnet | N/A
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Polecam on Safari
N/A Safaricam...... "No, you cant get out of the car", the voice replied. "Why not? I asked. "Because you might get eaten by a lion."
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IBC2009 set to be a successful show
N/A IBC COO Michael Crimp is "confident but not complacent" as he tells how IBC is building a vibrant and healthy IBC2009.
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NAB 2009 report
N/A By general consensus, this year's NAB Spring Convention, or 'NABshow' as it styles itself, was one of the best ever. Wider aisles and a respectable rather than manic level of attendance made the event, in the words of one exhibitor, 'Business Class'. NAB was always the prototype show where you could sense the directions in which manufacturers were trying to steer the broadcast business. Like it or not, this year's message was loud and clear: 3D HDTV.
Tags: iss030 | nab | nab review | nhk | jvc | camera corps | canon | fujinon | gekko | hitachi | panasonic | polecam | sony | calrec | junger audio | sonifex | tascam | eyeheight | snell | blackmagic | pixelmetrix | tektronix | N/A
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HD Camera Measurements. Getting the most out of your camera, Part 5
N/A Recap previous Parts: While the first parts covered the theory and actual measurements of white shading, setting up colorimetry, exposure, greyscale adjustments, alignment and matching of cameras using a waveform monitor, this final part is devoted to providing a better understanding of the displays used.
Tags: tektronix | hd camera measurements | iss030 | waveform monitor | vector display | tektronix diamond display | N/A
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SRW-5800 Training
N/A Hi Dave, how was the course? This is the sort of greeting you come to expect from fellow engineers when you have recently attended a training course. Engineers are notorious for having no small talk, probably because our minds are usually concerned with things like volts, amps and ohms¦ and why that VTR always works on the bench, but fails as soon as it is put into service.
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A day in the life of a TV lecturer
N/A Trevor Hearing is Subject Leader for Television Production at Bournemouth University Media School.
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Common Questions on the Topic of Distribution and Delivery
N/A As the Broadcast and Post industries continue to adopt file-based workflows, there has been an ever-increasing need for the implementation of technologies for the distribution of digital media
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Eye to Eye File-based content distribution 2009
N/A The rapidly divergent pattern of broadcast market development resembles the branches of a fast-growing tree. But there is one crucial aspect in which the industry is quite obviously converging: the transition from video and audio to file-based content distribution and delivery.
Tags: file based | distribution and delviery | iss029 | eye to eye | convergent design | fast forward video | ikegami | jvc | panasonic | sony | stack | Canford | HHB | M-Audio | Olympus | Roland | Marantz | Solid State Sound | Tascam | N/A
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Compliance and Punishment
N/A Glyn Powell-Evans of Ideas Unlimited.tv explains the benefits of compliance recording and how failing to adhere can land you in hot water
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