Optical disks rely totally on the ability of the pickup to follow and focus on the data track. It is taken for granted that these mechanisms are phenomenally accurate, work at high speed despite being made at low cost and need no maintenance.
Internet packets can be occasionally dropped, primarily due to instantaneous congestion in routers. Dropped packets need to be recovered for glitch-free video. Given enough time, any losses can be recovered, but contribution applications are typically latency-sensitive and can not ‘wait forever’.
We call them hard disks to distinguish them from floppy disks. As the latter have practically died out as a result of progress in solid-state storage such as flash memory, it is probably not necessary to specify that disks are hard anymore, but tradition is a powerful thing.
After visiting the recent Henry Stewart DAM (Digital Asset Management) conference in New York, Gary Olson asked some very difficult questions of Cloud vendors regarding security. Their responses may surprise you.
In the media industry, speed has become a critical workflow requirement even more than ever, especially for delivering live sports. Today, consumers have a large number of avenues for watching live sports, including traditional broadcast TV channels, OTT services and a growing assortment of apps and video services. Facing a…