Video and Audio Tool Kits

When content is submitted to Netflix, or most any other network, it must meet specific criteria. To help producers address what is often a confusing array of differentiations, the Digital Production Partnership and SMPTE announced a new IMF specification for the mastering and international exchange of content for broadcast and online. It’s called SMPTE TSP 2121:2018 IMF Application DPP, for ProRes workflows. The Broadcast Bridge has a tutorial on these criteria and will be useful for those involved in content preparation. See the article below for more information.

If you work with live audio, having the right tool can be a career saver. In the article, The Broadcast Bridge has a suggest list and description of key test equipment that audio technicians should have in their tool box at all times. With today’s sophisticated digital technology and networks, the old’ “Can you hear me now?” test method no longer works.

At last fall’s IBC Show, several vendors showed products that support IMF. This was prompted by recent delivery specification demands from major OTT platforms including Netflix and broadcasters like Walt Disney/ABC. Apple, too, has put out its own recommended disclosure document that requires content for its iTunes streaming service to be delivered in IMF but processed in the ProRes compression format. If you are involved in any stage of production for content to be distributed on such platforms, this article will be helpful.

Learn more about the requirements and solutions in the article, “Netflix Mandate Prompts Increased Interest in the Interoperable Master Format.”

Most sound engineers focus on the key parts of their sound equipment. Things like the latest mixing boards, unique microphones, favored headphones and other high profile gear dominate their thinking.

However, some less expensive items can also be essential when encountering audio problems in the field. Experienced video and audio expert, Frank Beacham suggests some essential gear that every sound technician should have in his kit.

Learn more in the article, “Essential Tools for the Sound Engineer’s Kit.”

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