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Digital Audio: Part 8 - Sampling RatesFebruary 16th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The best sampling rate for digital audio is easily established by considering the requirements of the human auditory system (HAS), which is the only meaningful arbiter. Provided that the bandwidth of a digital audio system somewhat exceeds the bandwidth of the HAS, that should be enough.

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Digital Audio: Part 7 - Debunking The Myths Around Hi-Fi AudioJanuary 21st 2021 - 09:00 AM

It’s interesting to compare the quality that can be obtained using digital audio with legacy media such as the vinyl disk and magnetic tape.

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Core Insights - Agile Adaptive Monitoring For OTTDecember 16th 2020 - 09:00 AM

​With viewers demanding to watch what they want, where they want, and how they want, it’s not surprising we’re seeing an unprecedented growth in broadcaster OTT requirements. However, the change in delivery format from traditional broadcasting is providing us with some interesting challenges.

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Digital Audio: Part 6 - Noise ShapingDecember 15th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Noise shaping performs an important role in digital audio because it allows hardware to be made at lower cost without sacrificing performance, and in some cases allowing a performance improvement.

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Adaptive Monitoring Keeps An Eye Out For Quality While Saving Cost December 2nd 2020 - 09:00 AM

As the number of channels for OTT delivery continues to grow, monitoring these channels in a highly automated way has become paramount to ensuring a good Quality of Experience for the viewer. To deliver QoE that’s as good as linear TV broadcasts, the entire system—from ingest to multi-bitrate encoding to delivery to CDN—must be monitored continuously.

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Protected Transport Bolsters Signal Monitoring For Live Broadcasts Over IPNovember 25th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Any experienced master control operator or quality control manager will tell you that monitoring hundreds of feeds requires that each individual channel is delivered reliably, on time and to the exact location it was meant to go. When these signals are distributed over the public internet, strict protocols must be followed in order to ensure reliability and quality for every video service it supports.

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Digital Audio: Part 5 - The Mathematics Of OversamplingNovember 18th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Oversampling is a topic that is central to digital audio and has almost become universal, but what does it mean?

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Agile Monitoring Supports Growth Of OTTNovember 5th 2020 - 09:30 AM

To maintain high quality of experience for their customers, content providers need a way to monitor hundreds—sometimes thousands—of channels without compromising real-time error detection. In most cases, the immense scale of their service offerings makes continual visual monitoring of all streams physically impossible and error prone. To meet this need, the flexibility, scalability and agility of software-defined monitoring systems is applied to achieve unlimited multiviewer scaling and fully automated monitoring and alarming to meet this rapidly increasing need.

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