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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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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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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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Remote distributed workflows from any continent.

Tech + Media Predictions 2021 - Part 1January 4th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The industry experienced futureshock head-on in 2020. The impact will take a long time to unwind but it’s already clear that some changes will be profound and not all of them bad. These changes include remote workflow permanency, virtual production shifts from exotic to routine and genuine efforts to save the planet. Here’s hoping.

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The new Microsoft Video Authenticator rates videos with a percentage chance that the content has been artificially manipulated.

Protecting Newsrooms And Viewers From Deepfake VideosOctober 26th 2020 - 09:00 AM

In the age of eager reporters surfing the internet for scandalous scoops, who is helping defend TV station newsrooms by detecting and tagging fake pictures and videos before they air, and how are they doing it? Hint: It’s not ‘golden eyes’ or government regulators.

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The GV Media Universe is a virtual world of applications and microservices powered by the company’s Agile Media Processing Platform.

SaaS To Be Core Of Grass Valley Business Going ForwardOctober 13th 2020 - 11:00 AM

With its core business in live sports production, Grass Valley has seen its revenue contract significantly over the past eight months but with a new integrated software-defined product roadmap, it looks to bounce back while “reducing the pain” of migrating to IP. This insight, and more, was revealed during a virtual press conference presented by company management in early October.

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Testing includes ramping up alert tests in four different time periods every two weeks, so more people on separate shifts can experience it.

Will NextGen TV Change Local News?August 28th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Tests in Washington D.C. ABC and FOX affiliate newsrooms will reveal the first data on new NextGen TV systems and workflows.

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The Sponsors Perspective: Broadcasters Now Need To Care About Quality Viewing ExperiencesJuly 30th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Thanks to Over-the-Top (OTT) streaming video, content owners and broadcasters have a very different relationship with the end consumer – often a direct one.

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