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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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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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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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Mediapro is building out its Corporate MAM infrastructure to connect all of its production and playout sites.

Mediapro’s MAM Strategy Is Spanning The GlobeMarch 29th 2021 - 09:00 AM

As company mergers, acquisitions and extensive rights management agreements have become part of the new media landscape, it has created large multi-national conglomerates that span the globe. This in turn has revealed the need for IT networking technology and complex software orchestration that tie all of the disparate locations together and increase productivity across the company.

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The Sponsors Perspective: PTP In LANs & WANs - An Essential Component In IP Broadcast InfrastructureMarch 24th 2021 - 09:00 AM

PTP - as a precise network timing technology has been available for nearly two decades. It is already widely used in Telecommunication networks, Finance and Trading platforms, substation automation networks and many more industries. Every industry has its own demands such as target accuracy on the end nodes, or whether it should be used locally or via wide area connections. Furthermore, there is often the question of whether existing network components should be re-used or if they will be replaced.

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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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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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Diversified Systems Builds Cost-Effective IP Network For Power Station At BerkleeNYCMarch 3rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

A number of new production facilities are now being designed and built around the ST 2110 standard for video over IP, but the cost has been prohibitive for many others. The engineers at Diversified Systems Inc. (DSI), a veteran systems integrator, were challenged by this when it came to a recent project to add cameras to the recording studios of New York City’s renown Power Station.

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