The importance of QC in multichannel August 3rd 2014 - 08:41 PM

Multichannel has become the norm. Now you need an automated QC solution. Multichannel distribution of live broadcasts offers local programmers the ability to reach a wider consumer base. The TV Everywhere movement has created a consumer climate in which people want the ability to watch any program at any time.…

Understanding Compression Technology.  Part 1. July 28th 2014 - 06:55 PM

Over the decades from our industry’s move from analog to digital based technology, codecs (encoders and decoders) have played a key role in the capture, editing, and distribution of video media. The MPEG-2 codec has supported all three tasks. Camera oriented codecs have moved from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 (H.264). D…

Ultra HD: time to invest? July 10th 2014 - 08:44 AM

Is the rush of interest in Ultra HD a flash in the pan, or will we see complete broadcast chains from the camera to the home? If you attended NAB this year you would be forgiven for thinking that every broadcaster in the world will be moving to 4K in…

Intelligent monitoring July 10th 2014 - 08:27 AM

How can we maintain flawless multi-channel broadcasting and multi-platform streaming without giving operators information overload? Monitoring by exception is widely accepted as a vital capability. But to gain all its benefits, the monitoring system needs to interpret more than just the hardware and software error messages. It needs to understand…

Playout Automation in the Virtual Environment July 3rd 2014 - 02:41 PM

As consumer demand for video continues to increase, the range of delivery models expands and provides us with more ways to consume it. The challenge facing today’s broadcasters and service providers is to keep pace with this explosion in demand, and to anticipate future delivery models and behavioral trends. W…