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Digital Audio: Part 14 - Disk Based EditingJuly 28th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Previously a basic record/play system using a hard drive was considered. This relied on a table linking time codes in the recording with physical addresses so that the drive would access audio data blocks in the right sequence slightly ahead of when they were needed. In that way a time base corrector could present the samples in an unbroken sequence at the correct sampling rate to a DAC. The mechanical timescale of a legacy medium such as tape or film has been replaced by a logical timescale.

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Core Insights - TDM Mesh Networks - A Simple Alternative To Leaf-Spine ST2110July 21st 2021 - 09:30 AM

IP is delivering unprecedented flexibility and scalability for broadcasters. But there is a price to pay for these benefits, namely, the complexity of the system increases significantly as we add more video and audio over IP.

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“Anything with a printed circuit board in it is likely looking at similar market dynamics.” Tim Shoulders, Grass Valley CEO and President.

Parts And Chip ShortagesJuly 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

TV equipment manufacturers are doing what broadcasters do best: Creatively helping each other work through a difficult technical challenge.

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Microphones: Part 3 - Human Auditory SystemJuly 9th 2021 - 09:00 AM

To get the best out of a microphone it is important to understand how it differs from the human ear.

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Digital Audio: Part 13 - Disk-based AudioJuly 5th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The random-access characteristic of the disk drive made it attractive for audio editing purposes and when drive prices fell as computers became popular the attraction was even stronger.

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Active Noise Cancelling Keeps Corvette Racing ConnectedJune 30th 2021 - 09:00 AM

In the high stakes world of auto racing, every second counts so whatever a team can do to improve its performance, both on and off the track, is put into play. For the highly successful Corvette Racing team, which competes in endurance races that last 24 hours to the finish, it’s secret weapon is reliable two-way communication between its drivers and crew.

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Improving Headset Comms At Extreme Events:  Part 2 - Design For User ComfortJune 16th 2021 - 09:00 AM

We move on to looking at developments in noise cancelling technology and the role it can play in achieving clarity and comfort within headsets for intercom use.

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Hybrid CDN - Part 2June 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

This is the second instalment of our deep dive into the rapid growth of OTT, high user expectations and the developments in hybrid systems which combine CDN with storage and distributed processing to meet demand.

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