Recent Software Integration Content

What Does PCI 4.0 Offer?September 26th 2019 - 01:00 PM

When, in May 2019, AMD announced their Ryzen Zen 2 architecture, beyond the amazing performance offered by the new Series 3000 microprocessors, they announced the new chips would support PCI 4.0. Although I was pretty confident the step from 3.0 to 4.0 meant 2X greater bandwidth, I decided it was time to learn more about the PCIe bus.

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Sound Devices MixPre 6 II.

32-Bit Float Files Promise A Revolution In Field RecordingSeptember 9th 2019 - 12:05 PM

Sound Devices has upgraded its MixPre line of portable audio mixer/recorders and Zoom will soon deliver its F6 mixer/recorder. Both have a revolutionary new feature: so much headroom that it no longer matters where the gain level is set during recording. Both explosive high and quiet volume signals can be recorded at full audio quality without touching a control.

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IBC 2019 Cloudy, Streaming and 8KSeptember 9th 2019 - 09:00 AM

In this thought-provoking missive, Gary Olson delivers his predictions and insights for IBC 2019.

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Secure IP Infrastructures For Broadcasters - Part 1 - Secure ServersAugust 29th 2019 - 10:00 AM

In this series of three articles, we investigate the underlying aspects of computer server design for high value security and 24-hour operation. In the first article we look at advanced server security, in the second article we understand how servers are controlled, and in the third article we gain a deeper understanding of virtualization and the benefits for secure operation.

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User Interface of Zoom H1N.

Audio’s Magic Formula: Simplicity And Good Design August 22nd 2019 - 10:00 AM

If you’re like me, you are increasingly weary of poorly-designed electronic devices that waste your time and try your patience. Common items like car radios and washing machines — previously no brainers to operate — have become so needlessly complex in the digital era that they often leave me scratching my head in frustration. 

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ZombieLoad And Other Things That Go Bump In The NightAugust 16th 2019 - 12:05 PM

May 14, 2019 may not have seemed a particularly important date for those who edit and color grade on Mac’s and PC’s. But it was. By chance, that day I went looking for the May Windows 10 Feature Update (1903). I was surprised to find a scary warning about something I had never heard of: MDS.

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Audio Quality Today Is The Best In History, But Skills Are LackingJuly 26th 2019 - 10:00 AM

As we rapidly move through generations of audio technology, it is easy to forget that today’s pro audio quality is the best in its 100-year history. The challenge today is no longer audio quality, but finding those with the skills to use it well.

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The Move Towards Next Generation PlatformsJuly 25th 2019 - 03:42 PM

Whenever I’m asked about my opinion on the transition to IP, I always state that the impact can’t be appreciated until its history is understood. This brings into context the need for broadcasters to educate and surround themselves with those who have in depth knowledge and understanding of the subject.

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