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Welcome ISSUE 102: JUNE 2015 www.kitplus.com W elcome to issue 102. Content is where we’re at this month. Not the acquisition of it but storage, security, archive and management plus our regular reviews, news from BroadcastAsia and a healthy dosage of comment! Magazine Ofﬁce: PO Box 6090, Newbury, RG14 9BB, UK Larry Jordan looks at the importance of storage and why asking what the best computer is for editing is the wrong question and just how long will we be satisfi ed with terabytes before we crave the exabyte thunderbolt storage? How to subscribe: All subscription enquiries UK and overseas online at: www.kitplus.com/subscribe A fast connection is always desired but if the media is limited to a defi ned throughput then that’s as fast as you’ll ever get. Larry gets down to the importance of storage and how you can optimize your system on page 38. Switchboard: +44 (0)1635 237 237 Editor: Simon Tillyer, firstname.lastname@example.org Production Editor: Matt Robbins, email@example.com Advertising: Jonathan Highett, firstname.lastname@example.org Louis Rushton, email@example.com Monetising live content is a challenge operators are facing with often only a very short time frame in which to optimize income, i.e. during a match or the big fi ght. With illegal streams and piracy threats where they could lose their content rights altogether it is a serious issue for broadcasters to understand the makeup of the ‘pirate’. Just how premium live content can be protected is explored on page 52. Accounts: Lucy Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org Events: Selen Sevket, email@example.com Subscriptions: firstname.lastname@example.org Layout and artwork: Simon Kay, email@example.com Dan Butler, firstname.lastname@example.org Most production companies have an archive and will have had this for many years, possibly covering multiple formats of archive media from tape to USB drive. With technology moving on just how long should you wait until your older tape archives are archived once again onto a new format and at this point will you actually have the hardware to play them out at good quality for the ‘last’ time? Of all the companies experiencing this, the BBC are well placed to comment. Take a look at the issues faced on page 44. Back copies: Online at: www.kitplus.com/magazine Hard copies available from the offi ce on request. Website: www.kitplus.com Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all advertisements and other items in this publication, TV-BAY can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions or incorrect insertions. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of TV-BAY. E&OE Terms & conditions available at: www.kitplus.com/terms_and_conditions/ This month we say farewell and good luck to our Portsmouth Uni students whose experiences we have followed for their last year. The recent election provided probably a highlight to their year involving a unique experience with a national broadcaster utilising their skills – read more on pages 32 and 60. Copyright tv-bay Limited 2004-2015. All trademarks acknowledged. Ask the experts this month is looking at on-camera monitoring, why it has become so important, on board recording and of course the big 4k consideration. +44 (0)1635 237 237 Enjoy the issue... tv-bay are proud to sponsor The Guild of Television Cameramen tv-bay proudly support DREAMFLIGHT.ORG - Changing children's lives for the past 27 years! Simon Tillyer +44 (0)1635 237237 BROADCAST FIBRE OPTIC SOLUTIONS OB and Field Deployable Applications Caddie-LB 4K Caddie-LB 3G BlueLite BC364 Wavelength Mapping ShaxX Power Insertion Infrastructure BC365 12G-SDI BC860 Gigabit A complete range of modular field proven interfaces. From compact stand alone units to complete optical networks. Broadcast Specialists www.bluebell.tv KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 102 JUNE 2015 | 03