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Digital Audio: Part 9 - Representing DataMarch 18th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The advantages of digital audio for recording purposes are clear, but once in the digital domain, productions steps also need to be carried out. Recorders don’t care about the encoding method, which is instead optimized for production purposes.

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Essential Guide: Software IP Enabling StorytellingMarch 17th 2021 - 09:30 AM

Television is still a niche industry, but nonetheless, one of the most powerful story telling mediums in existence. Whether reporting news events, delivering educational seminars, or product reviews, television still outperforms all other mediums in terms of its ability to communicate to mass audiences.

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The Sponsors Perspective: Emerald - Moving The KVM Story ForwardMarch 17th 2021 - 09:00 AM

KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switching and KVM extension provide access to critical IT assets. They might be deployed to give desktop users access to multiple computers from a single console, keyboard, and mouse, or implemented by facilities to enable distribution of high-quality video, audio, and peripheral signals across networks and through hybrid physical and virtualized server infrastructures.

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Most retired engineers I’ve known loved every minute of it but never came back unless free food was involved.

The Trouble With TV March 12th 2021 - 09:00 AM

TV stations are great places to work, and talented technical people like the stability. The longer they work at a station, the more difficult they are to replace when they retire.

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Encoding, decoding, compression, distance and switch hops all add latency along the distributed signal path.

Latency Remains Thorn In Side Of Live Sports Remote ProductionMarch 11th 2021 - 09:00 AM

After years of trial and error designed to reduce operating cost and (more recently) keep crews safely distanced, remote production has found its niche in live production and will remain the de facto method for producing events over a distributed network infrastructure. However, a big hurdle left to overcome for successful deployment of such networked workflows is latency. In live production, video latency refers to the amount of time it takes for a single frame of video to transfer from the camera to a processing location (on premise or in the cloud) and back to the display—wherever that display might be.

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2021 HPA Tech Retreat Goes Virtual On Remote Production And MoreMarch 10th 2021 - 09:00 AM

As one of the last industry events to be held in person last year, the HPA Tech Retreat is going virtual for this year’s gathering of an elite group of broadcasters, production, and post-production professionals. The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) holds this event every year and it has become one of the most anticipated networking and technology showcase events of the entire calendar.

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The World Of OTT: Part 8 - Improving Monetization Through Addressable AdvertisingMarch 9th 2021 - 09:00 AM

OTT offers an amazing promise – to significantly increase the return on advertising spend by targeting consumers more effectively.

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Stephen Whiting, director for Newsy, running the show from his home using Viz Mosart newsroom automation software.

News Production Technologies Support Seamless Working From HomeMarch 5th 2021 - 09:00 AM

With the pandemic’s alarming numbers now decreasing, news anchors have carefully begun reporting from the studio again, albeit in separate parts of the building and socially distanced. However, the IP-enabled technology and remote workflows developed by equipment vendors across the industry during the worst of it have endured and will for some time. These new tools allow reporters, producers and technicians to work from home by streamlining the process of producing a newscast.

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