HDR - Part 11 - Large Format Viewfinders July 9th 2020 - 09:00 AM

The image of a director crouching to line up a shot with an optical viewfinder is one that’s been pushed aside somewhat by the less romantic modern image of a director squinting at an LCD monitor. The monitors have a lot to recommend them – in an ideal world, they can…

Cloud Native Technology Ensures Media Business Success July 1st 2020 - 09:00 AM

As the media landscape continues to streamline the way it delivers content, cloud-native technology, that is, container-based virtualized environments that replicate traditional workflows on premise, is playing a big role. However, some broadcasters moving their assets and processing power to the cloud are performing a simple “forklift,” which is often not…

The New Precision Time Protocol Explained June 26th 2020 - 09:00 AM

The IEEE has just published the latest version of its Precision Time Protocol (PTP) standard that provides precise synchronization of clocks in packet-based networked systems. This article explains the significance of IEEE 1588-2019, otherwise known as PTPv2.1, and how it differs from previous versions including updates to the isolation of…

Digital Audio - Part 1 June 25th 2020 - 09:00 AM

It seems almost superfluous today to specify that audio is digital because most audio capture, production and distribution today is done numerically. This was not always the case and at one time audio was primarily done without the help of numbers and the term digital audio was introduced to distinguish…