Articles You May Have Missed – September 13, 2017

Metadata is not a new term to many broadcasters. However, knowing how to maximize its benefits is less well understood. Using metadata properly can greatly ease a facilities workflow, but getting to “properly” is a challenging process. Consultant Gary Olson provides a tutorial on metadata and how best to leverage its benefits.

In this week’s second article, writer Michael Grotticelli examines how the use of 12G connectivity is helping production companies lower truck weight while also simplifying the interconnection process both inside the truck and at remote sites. A key to using 12G successfully is knowing which vendors have solutions. Don’t miss this important tutorial article.

Metadata becomes increasingly important in a world where everything needs to be searchable.

Metadata becomes increasingly important in a world where everything needs to be searchable.

The word "Metadata" was introduced into the broadcast industry and instantly became a technological pariah. The mere mention of the word brings dread and groans. Yet, metadata is one of the most critical elements in media management, handling, movement, control, rights and monetization.

In the production process, metadata controls how a file moves around, where it can go and what processes it needs for finishing. Metadata tells the asset manager what raw elements or B-Roll was used in the finished program and allows the archive system to retain that information.

Consultant Gary Olson provides guidance in how to leverage metadata throughout a digital workflow in the article “Demystifying and Debunking Metadata.”

Broadcast cable providers now offer a 12G-SDI 4K UHD Single-Channel BNC cable to help reduce weight and points of potential failure.

Broadcast cable providers now offer a 12G-SDI 4K UHD Single-Channel BNC cable to help reduce weight and points of potential failure.

With the emergence of 4K and HDR production, remote production companies and studios have been struggling to make sense of the additional requirements for more cabling (4X more) and native equipment that supports it. Where the highest quality HD signal uses a single 3Gbps SDI cable to connect point A to point B—e.g., a camera to a production truck—the same workflow in 4K (or UHD) requires four separate 3 Gbps cables, often referred to as a “quad link” or “4-wire infrastructure”.

Looking to reduce weight and system complexity, production companies and master control suites are demanding a single-cable solution, and the industry is responding with a 12Gbps cable and connections on key pieces of gear to make it a reality. Thus far, not many customers have implemented true 12 Gbps systems, but a trend is emerging for all of the obvious reasons.

Learn more about how remote production trucks use this new technology in the article, “12G SDI: The Next Step For 4K/UHD Acquisition.”

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