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Digital Audio: Part 14 - Disk Based EditingJuly 28th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Previously a basic record/play system using a hard drive was considered. This relied on a table linking time codes in the recording with physical addresses so that the drive would access audio data blocks in the right sequence slightly ahead of when they were needed. In that way a time base corrector could present the samples in an unbroken sequence at the correct sampling rate to a DAC. The mechanical timescale of a legacy medium such as tape or film has been replaced by a logical timescale.

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When Elon Musk launched his car in 2018, he also launched his first test-flight Starlink satellites. In August, Starlink will be worldwide.

Low Orbit Satellites - The Space-Age Future Of Live Streaming VideoJuly 20th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The launch of new low orbit satellites for global network coverage will have a significant impact on remote live streaming for broadcasters and webcasters. With the likes of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Amazon’s Kuiper, or one of the other vendors such as Oneweb vying for vertical space, the outlook for remote communications has never looked more open for change.

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“Anything with a printed circuit board in it is likely looking at similar market dynamics.” Tim Shoulders, Grass Valley CEO and President.

Parts And Chip ShortagesJuly 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

TV equipment manufacturers are doing what broadcasters do best: Creatively helping each other work through a difficult technical challenge.

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Microphones: Part 3 - Human Auditory SystemJuly 9th 2021 - 09:00 AM

To get the best out of a microphone it is important to understand how it differs from the human ear.

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Digital Audio: Part 13 - Disk-based AudioJuly 5th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The random-access characteristic of the disk drive made it attractive for audio editing purposes and when drive prices fell as computers became popular the attraction was even stronger.

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Our temporary studio was in a 1930 log lodge listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Field Report: The day we used the public internet for backhaul on a budget. June 24th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Public internet-based remote TV production adds new critical monitoring points to avoid digital cliffs.

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The World Of OTT (Quality Assurance Pt2) - Monitoring From The Network SideJune 23rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

Part 1 of this series described how network-side QoE (Quality of Experience) measurement is fundamental to proactively assuring the quality of OTT services. At its core, the network-side can be an early warning system for QoS, which in turn correlates to actual QoE performance. This article considers the two types of network monitoring available to us, relative priorities for the points of measurement, and how the video platforms contributing to OTT services are evolving to support OTT quality at scale.

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Hybrid CDN - Part 2June 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

This is the second instalment of our deep dive into the rapid growth of OTT, high user expectations and the developments in hybrid systems which combine CDN with storage and distributed processing to meet demand.

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