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The Vault transfer station uses VCRs retrieved from retirement in the station attic.

Building A Local TV Station ArchiveApril 30th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Never trust the adhesive holding tape to the hub of a 40 year-old ¾-inch videocassette.

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Improving Comms With 5GHz - Part 2April 20th 2021 - 09:30 AM

This is the second instalment of our extended article exploring the use of the 5GHz spectrum for Comms.

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Essential Guide: Flexible IP MonitoringApril 16th 2021 - 09:30 AM

Video, audio and metadata monitoring in the IP domain requires different parameter checking than is typically available from the mainstream monitoring tools found in IT. The contents of the data payload are less predictable and packet distribution more tightly defined leading to the need to use specialist media stream centric monitoring tools.

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Improving Comms With 5GHz - Part 1April 13th 2021 - 10:30 AM

As broadcasters strive for more and more unique content, live events are growing in popularity. Consequently, productions are increasing in complexity resulting in an ever-expanding number of production staff all needing access to high quality communications. Wireless intercom systems are essential and provide the flexibility needed to host today’s highly coordinated events. But this ever-increasing demand is placing unprecedented pressure on the existing lower frequency solutions.

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Three Tips To Accelerate Your IP (ST 2110) Deployments April 13th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The year 2020 was a big milestone for the broadcast industry. All major events were cancelled, but media operations still needed to produce shows and events even during the crisis. More than ever, broadcasters turned to the remote production and IP production; in fact, according to Omdia, 37% of media enterprises are now set to embrace remote production on IP.

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Classical KVM: Part 1 - Basics, Advantages And ChallengesApril 12th 2021 - 09:00 AM

KVM-over-IP or classical KVM: what is the perfect fit for your application? - A comparison in two parts.

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The tweaking tool has been replaced by privileges, passwords and settings.

ATSC 3.0: Right Place, Right TimeApril 9th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Many people and cultures celebrate special New Year dates. Organizations designate fiscal years. Broadcasters traditionally mark their new technology year mid-April, at annual NAB Shows. Old habits die hard.

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Lossless compression algorithms allow the original data to be perfectly reconstructed from the compressed data.

Lossless Compression: Rewriting Data More EfficientlyApril 8th 2021 - 09:00 AM

There are many types of codecs, all used for specific purposes to reduce file sizes and make them easier to distribute down a limited bandwidth pipe. Lossy compression and Lossless compression are the two most common categories of data compression used to reduce the size of data without significant loss of information.

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