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PTP Explained - Part 2 - Redundancy In Media Driven PTP NetworksNovember 12th 2019 - 10:00 AM

In the first part of this four-part series we described the basic principles of the Precision Time Protocol. In part two, we investigate PTP redundancy, specifically for media networks.

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‘Real World IP’ Event Video Series: Part 6 - Norbert Paquet - sonyNovember 11th 2019 - 02:00 PM

Part 6 in our series from ‘Real World IP’, a one-day seminar event from The Broadcast Bridge held at BAFTA in London, Norbert Paquet, Head of Product Management – Sony Europe, discusses system architectures, network control, and the business benefits of IP.

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SIC TV’s internal IP routing network enables any source to be used in any of three production studios.

SIC TV’s All-IP Facility Provides Showcase For Industry In TransitionNovember 11th 2019 - 12:05 PM

In 2017, when Portuguese media group Impresa decided to relocate its SIC (Sociedade Independente de Comunicação) TV network facilities about 10 kilometers away to one of its existing buildings in Lisbon, they knew they had a chance to create something special. In the span of four months, with the help of Sony Systems Integration and Telefónica, they implemented a ST2110 video-over-IP-based production infrastructure, with a small amount of SDI technology, which now supports nine channels and provides complete system configuration flexibility at the click of a mouse.

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Lift the lid on the integrated 5U flight case design.

Jackinabox Explains Touchscreen Vision MixerNovember 11th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Jackinabox is a unique Flyaway Gallery/ PPU designed by John Surdevan and Sam Gardner, a multicamera director and a computer vision software engineer. After working together for years and looking at how things could be improved, they began to customise their own suite of live production kit that harmonises industry standard systems with their own hardware and software. John Surdevan explains to The Broadcast Bridge how they have blended Blackmagic Design gear with the Raspberry Pi Compute Module to create a multi-touch vision mixer to help them and other production teams work more creatively, faster, smarter and more economically.

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Photo by Pedro Martin.

The Pictures Are Better On RadioNovember 7th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Move over, video. When it comes to the medium of choice for powerful storytelling, audio wins hands down. That’s why — in its golden age — radio was called the theatre of the imagination.

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Storage system suppliers like Quantum report shipments will be back to normal by December.

Months After Patent Dispute, LTO-8 Media Shipments On TrackNovember 5th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Following the settlement this summer of a bitter court fight between Fujifilm and Sony over patents relating to the next generation of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) magnetic tape data storage technology, global shipments of LTO-8 media are now reaching end users. It’s a huge relief for large media organizations looking to migrate their assets to the larger capacity cartridges without increasing library footprints.

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‘Real World IP’ Event Video Series: Part 5 - Phil Myers - LawoNovember 4th 2019 - 02:00 PM

Part 5 in our series from ‘Real World IP’, a one-day seminar event from The Broadcast Bridge held at BAFTA in London, Phil Myers, Senior Director – IP Systems, Lawo, discusses real-life applications for IP infrastructures including green-field sites, hybrid installations, and remote broadcast.

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Soyuz Launcher.

Microphone Boosters Explode Into The MarketplaceNovember 4th 2019 - 09:00 AM

The companies that make in-line microphone boosters have until now promoted their transparency, increasing only the output of dynamic or ribbon microphones without adding color to the signal. At AES 2019, that changed when Soyuz introduced its “Launcher,” a new mic booster that purposefully colors the signal.

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