Due to advances in IP content delivery and production crew collaboration, new virtual tools are augmenting the connected studio. Broadcasters are now able to customize studios and workflows with virtual interfaces that talk directly to anything that touches the IP audio network. They’re replacing hardware newsrooms with virtual mixers, mobilizing the studio using tablets and other virtual interfaces in the field, and scripting their own version of what broadcast looks and feels like.
Avid Connect is the annual meeting of the Avid Customer Association just before the NAB Show. This year, Avid is offering a special discount off the registration fee just to readers of The Broadcast Bridge.
Looking to help its customers address ease the complexities of making the transition to IP, at the 2018 NAB Show, TSL Products will showcase new updates to its range of audio monitoring products. Enhancements include SMPTE 2110 and Ember+ protocol support, as well as new additions to the company’s MPA1 range.
If you’re like me, making sense of evolving computer standards like Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C is confusing. These standards seem to change often and sometimes when plugging things in that ought to work, they don’t work at all. It’s all in the details. Here’s an overview of where we stand.
If you’re a journalist carrying around an ultra-lightweight laptop computer — say Apple’s diminutive Macbook — you know there’s a big tradeoff for the lack of a heavy load to carry. These computers have only a single USB-C connector and it is needed for AC power. Until OWC’s new USB-C Travel Dock, there was no simple way to connect standard peripherals without carrying a slew of outboard connectors.
There comes a time about every three or four years when it is smart to upgrade the computer that is the basis for a digital audio workstation. This upgrade ensures you are running hardware that is capable of handling the increasing capabilities of new audio software.