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The World Of OTT (Infrastructure Pt10) – Improving OTT’s Sustainability With More JIT CapabilitiesDecember 28th 2021 - 09:00 AM

In order to be sustainable OTT services must be energy-efficient. As with other production processes, just in time (JIT) principles need to be maximised to find new and fundamental efficiencies for OTT content delivery.

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Microphones: Part 9 - The Science Of Stereo Capture & ReproductionDecember 21st 2021 - 09:00 AM

Here we look at the science of using a matched pair of microphones positioned as a coincident pair to capture stereo sound images.

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Formula 1 Racing has used Riedel Comms systems for nearly three decades to keep its crews and drivers on the same page during a race.

Formula 1 Season Supported By IP Distributed Network And Elbow GreaseDecember 17th 2021 - 09:00 AM

In the action-packed and frenetic world of motorsports operations, crew communications at the track can be as important to success as the actual performance of the car itself. Monitoring telemetry from the cars and managing and distributing hundreds of audio channels has also become vital. It’s hard work configuring the required technology infrastructures on a weekly basis during the 11-month Formula 1 (F1) racing season, but well worth it.

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Cloud Microservice Workflow Design - Part 2December 16th 2021 - 09:00 AM

In the second of the articles in this cloud microservices workflow series, we take a deeper look at how microservices are integrated into workflows using RESTful APIs, as well as reviewing storage deployment and accessibility “on your terms”.

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Grass Valley’s Agile Media Processing Platform will help orchestrate customers’ move to cloud-based operations.

Refocused Grass Valley Puts Cloud-Based AMPP At The Center Of Its UniverseDecember 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Back in the fall of 2020, several months after private equity firm Black Dragon Capital completed its acquisition of Grass Valley, it became apparent to the company’s management team that it had an unpolished jewel in the GV portfolio that needed attention. Given the virtualization changes, cost cutting and high demand for new content occurring within the industry, customers who served as beta testers told them, “this AMPP thing is going to change the industry.”

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A brave drone owner/operator provided exciting live action close-up shots that ramped up the TV magic. Graphics courtesy KRMS-TV.

Live OB TV: It’s A Magic Show - Part 2December 13th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Planning for any kind of live TV broadcasting starts with a ‘what-if?’ list. What if the power source fails? What if a key production person gets sick or hurt? What if broadband internet access becomes unstable? What are the chances for each ‘what-if?’ and what back-up alternatives fit the budget? The list should be as lengthy as it is easy to edit.

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Cloud Microservice Workflow Design - Part 1December 7th 2021 - 09:30 AM

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.

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The studio balcony provided an up-close view of World Championship powerboat racing and wild sound for announcers and a worldwide audience.

Live OB TV: It’s A Magic Show - Part 1December 6th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Most live remote outside broadcasts are thoroughly planned by producers and directors who are often too busy to consider potential equipment problems. Technology is an engineering responsibility. Engineers must be ready for any circumstances that threaten to take the show off-script or off-air, from dead wireless mic batteries to unexpected foul weather. In live TV, anything can happen and probably will, usually at the worst possible time.

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