Articles You May Have Missed – May 16, 2018

Consultant Tony Orme has developed a multi-part series, now exceeding 25 articles, on the topic of moving to IT platforms. In many facilities, IT staff engineers are being merged with video engineers for system installations and maintenance. One challenge is that the IT people may not understand video principles as well as they do IT systems. This sequence of articles forms the backbone of a career-enhancing learning experience for those more knowledgeable about IT than video.

A second article in this week’s announcement focuses on a future where most every media task can be handled by software. In this increasingly software-centric world, media companies looking for ways to reduce costs are turning to the cloud. One fact soon becomes apparent is that maintaining an on-premise datacenter may no longer be necessary.

In this series of articles, consultant, Tony Orme begins a set of tutorials that explain broadcasting and video for IT professionals. Orme says television is an illusion, without moving pictures and todays broadcast formats are heavily dependent on decisions engineers made in the 1930’s and 1940’s. 

With this as the background he then explains how color is processed in a video/media environment. 

Learn more at, Broadcast for IT - Part 8 - Color Representation.

One obvious trend evident at recent trade shows is the use of software to replace hardware in ever more applications. Certainly graphics, editing and VX were among the first to rely on software, but today, even more tasks can be handled in a virtual world.

In a recent Juniper and CLX research report, the authors looked at how Communications Platforms as a Service (CPaaS) might be an appropriate solution for enterprises. 

Using that report as a reference, let’s see how such technology might be applied to media companies in the article, No Hardware Required.

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