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University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Field Report: Building a Converged Newsroom Environment July 8th 2015 - 02:10 PM

Previously, Annenberg’s curriculum utilized closed-system software in separate news environments. The main goal of the Media Center was to get them all playing together in one sandbox. The solution proved to be a Primestream FORK production suite.

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Enterprise cloud-centric computing.

Applied Technology: The Process of Building a Connected Enterprise and Digital Ecosystem July 8th 2015 - 05:50 AM

Today’s consumer is an evolved creature - one that has grown up with digital television, internet, tablets and smart phones. Not only do they have a variety of choices, they also enjoy the convenience of consumption when they want it, the way they want it. This consumer behavior change is increasing faster than ever before, forcing the entire content value chain and its players to transform themselves digitally.

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Televisa Contol Room.

Applied Technology: Encoding and Transcoding in Today’s Complex Broadcast Environment July 6th 2015 - 12:10 PM

Broadcasters used to predominantly deliver SD and HD linear content. Today, consumer expectations for high-quality video on every screen, including on-demand, have propelled the industry toward adopting a more flexible and efficient approach to video production and distribution.

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The offshore powerboats were fast. Our private Wi-Fi video transport network was faster.

Adventures in Broadcasting, Part 2: Say Hi to Wi-Fi July 6th 2015 - 08:19 AM

IP video over Wi-Fi provided a solid new signal transport solution at a fraction of most wireless link costs. Wi-Fi was easy. The challenge was finding available devices to convert camera HDMI into IP for Wi-Fi transport, and decoders to convert IP back to HDMI for the production switcher.

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Spectra Logic TFinity LTO with over 50,100 LTO cartridge slots in a single library can scale to 3.2 EB with LTO-6/7.6 EB with TS1150.

Archiving Digital Assets June 29th 2015 - 08:10 AM

Robotic tape library technology has been proven over three decades across thousands of users demanding the highest performance and reliability standards. Additionally, LTO tape technology has been perfected through 15 years, nearly 7 generations, and millions of units in production.

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Video engineers may recall tape libraries were like this film storage. Finding something was difficult. Image courtesy Irish Film Institute

Archiving In The Digital Age June 26th 2015 - 08:20 AM

In 2007, it was estimated that the planet had stored 275 zettabytes (or 10 to the 1021) of data - the equivalent of a stack of CDs reaching from earth to beyond the moon! And in a single generation, our planet will add more information than in all of recorded history, some 40 trillion gigabytes of digital information. But, that data is delicate and easily lost.

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Editshare XStream EFS storage platform.

Applied Technology: Why Fast Production Storage Is Just Not Enough June 25th 2015 - 07:47 AM

UHD, 4K, 6K, 8K…the proliferation of high-resolution formats and files, along with the growing number of skillsets that can collaborate on projects, can push storage bandwidth and capacities beyond their limits. With millions of assets available to potentially hundreds of creatives, resource contention across storage and lack of sophisticated media management tools become a major issue. Efficient, reliable and high-availability media storage, normally reserved for enterprise-class applications, is fast becoming the requirement across all levels for production and post.

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M/E 4 in the Program window is a logo key. The nearly identical orange powerboats (upper right) were competing neck to neck at over 150 MPH.

Adventures In Live Broadcast, Part 1 June 24th 2015 - 08:03 AM

Anyone who says engineering live field production is a breeze isn’t serious.

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