Imagine Communications Wants To Get Bigger December 15th 2017 - 08:00 AM

The Gores Group, a Los Angeles based, global private equity firm that has owned Imagine Communications (the former Harris Broadcast) for four years, wants its asset to grow. With a customer base concerned about the next transition—IP, 4K, 1080p HDR—Gores thinks the right strategy going forward is to dev

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Broadcast for IT - Part 1 - Introduction December 11th 2017 - 11:00 AM

In this series of articles, we will explain broadcasting for IT engineers. Television is an illusion, there are no moving pictures and todays broadcast formats are heavily dependent on the decisions engineers made in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Understanding broadcast video and audio is a lesson in history and backwards com

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Analysis and Monitoring of IP Video Networks to Ensure High QoS December 4th 2017 - 09:00 AM

Migration towards ST 2110 and ST 2022-6 video networks for production and content delivery is picking up pace as the advantages of IP versus traditional SDI over coaxial cable carriage become more evident. The key drivers of IP include the introduction of more flexible and scalable business models based on virtualization

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H.264 Versus HEVC: Understanding the Differences November 28th 2017 - 09:00 AM

4K imagery has become the quality standard for many broadcast applications. A key requirement is that the transmission links be of sufficient bandwidth. Links using H.264 can be overwhelmed by the much higher bandwidth requirements of 4K video. HEVC is often the better solution. How does it work and what

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Lawo Helps Syracuse University Connect Multiple Venues Via IP to Reduce Production Costs November 23rd 2017 - 11:00 AM

The Syracuse University’s Athletics department and its Newhouse School have expanded their facilities to prepare students for today’s real-world broadcasting applications, including remote IP production. The new upgrade, which includes a variety of IP-based products from Lawo, supports the concept of sending a small van instead of a lar

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Cloud Storage – Aspera Has A View October 31st 2017 - 03:00 PM

The cloud might help broadcasters that need access from multiple locations. It solves the problem of securing access and enabling it from different sites. It also helps them to offer the streaming services needed for non-linear playout due to the scalability and elasticity of the streaming service platforms. But to

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Imagine Communications Wants To Get Bigger December 15th 2017 - 08:00 AM

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