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Lossless compression algorithms allow the original data to be perfectly reconstructed from the compressed data.

Lossless Compression: Rewriting Data More Efficiently April 8th 2021 - 09:00 AM

There are many types of codecs, all used for specific purposes to reduce file sizes and make them easier to distribute down a limited bandwidth pipe. Lossy compression and Lossless compression are the two most common categories of data compression used to reduce the size of data without significant loss of information.

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Is Gamma Still Needed?: Part 10 - Summary April 5th 2021 - 09:00 AM

In this final part of the series, an attempt will be made to summarize all that has gone before and to see what it means.

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Grass Valley cameras are central to Sky Italia’s investment in future-ready studio capability.

Sky Italia Invests In Grass Valley Cameras For Live Events April 1st 2021 - 11:00 AM

Sky Italia has put Grass Valley cameras at the heart of its studio operation. The deployment is part of a wider studio camera upgrade, allowing the broadcaster to meet rising demand for live content and enable new services.

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HDR: Part 22 - Creative Technology - Non Standard April 1st 2021 - 09:00 AM

Read too much film and TV industry technical literature, and it’s easy to get the impression that everything about the technology is built to carefully considered specifications. As Philo Farnsworth’s wife was probably aware, though, as he tinkered with the electronics while she sat in as a test subject, it’s often the other way around.

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Timing: Part 1 - Sidereal Or Solar? March 31st 2021 - 09:00 AM

The subjects of timing, synchronizing and broadcasting are inseparable and in this new series John Watkinson will look at the fundamentals of timing, areas in which fundamental progress was made, how we got where we are and where we might be going.

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Creative Analysis: Part 20 - Cinematographer Pete Romano On Underwater Filming March 30th 2021 - 09:00 AM

There aren’t many positions in the film industry which have the prerequisite of spending an hour sunken in the waters off San Diego in a classic diving suit with a blacked-out helmet. To be fair, it wasn’t so much the film industry that made Pete Romano do that; it was the U. S. Navy, who were interested in finding out if prospective dive school candidates could handle confinement.

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