The need for synchronization rears its head in so many different endeavors that it has to be accepted as one of the great enabling technologies.
The conversion of monochrome TV to color was quite a trick, but it came at a cost.
We live in fascinating times: increasingly, we live in the era of cloud-based broadcast operations.
One of the earliest and most widespread applications of synchronizing was in television.
In the beginning, there was television. And whenever people tried to make television programmes effective video signal monitoring was an essential pre-requisite.
Synchronizing became extremely important with the growth of AC power systems, which ended up being used to synchronize all sorts of equipment, from Radar to television.
The power and flexibility of cloud computing is being felt by broadcasters throughout the world. Scaling delivers incredible resource and the levels of resilience available from international public cloud vendors is truly eye watering. It’s difficult to see how any broadcaster would run out of computing power or storage, even with 4K and 8K infrastructures.
The peculiarities of the motion of planet Earth are responsible for much more than seasons and the midnight sun and it took a while before it was all figured out.