Articles by Bruce Devlin

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What is HDR, WCG and Dolby Vision and why does it matter?

Alphabet soup starring HDR and WCG  “Hey Guys, let’s re-invent the entire TV and Cinema chains from Camera to Screen!” said no high-ranking executive in any board meeting ever. The whole concept sounds like crazy talk when you say it out loud, but in reality that’s what the High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) revolution have done over the…

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Virtualization - is it always best?

I like to be told that I’m wrong. It usually means that I’ve made some broad sweeping assumption that over-simplifies the world. My most recent blunder was assuming that the whole world will obviously move 100% of its media operations to the cloud. It seems to me that in the space of a few short…

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The Evolution of Dalet AmberFin

Dalet AmberFin is the high-quality, scalable transcoding platform with fully integrated ingest, mastering, QC and review functionality, enabling facilities to make great pictures in a scalable, reliable and interoperable way. Those 30 words are lifted from the new Dalet AmberFin brochure and are hugely significant. Why so significant? To truly understand, we must explore the…

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Things I've learned in Dalet - The Unified User Experience

I’ve always told new staff that “You only get one chance to be a newbie!”. This often confuses people. What I am trying to say to them is that when you join a new company, there are many things that you don’t know about the way the company works, the people, the products, the design…

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Broadcast Asia - a slice of normality in a crazy world

I like Broadcast Asia – it’s small enough to walk around in a couple of hours, yet all the main brands and an impressive number of international countries are represented. No-one is expecting “a big theme” or “a big announcement” in the way that is expected at NAB and IBC. In fact the general air…

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Finding True Love in Vegas

Our days of slogging it at the Spearmint Rhino of the transcodeindustry are over! If you have not heard already, on Sunday morning we announced that Dalet had acquired AmberFin. So yes, it happened in Vegas, but this was no shotgun wedding in a tacky chapel: While this may seem like yet another broadcast industry consolidation story, this acquisition…

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AmberFin reveals glimpses of Revolutionary Deli-Counter-Transcode (DCT)

I am immensely proud of the boffins at AmberFin. As we approach NAB, I think it’s the right time to reveal something special we’ve been dreaming up in our labs: Regular readers will know that I’ve written about the power of enterprise transcoding and the flexibility that floating nodes and licenses around a network can bring. I’ve also been…

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What to look out for in Amsterdam – apart from the canals and fast-moving trams?

So here we are again, gearing up for another assault on all the senses at IBC. More than 1350 exhibitors spread across 14 halls – what should you focus on to make best use of your time in Amsterdam? In today’s increasingly file-based media workflows, file transcode operations have assumed critical importance. Gone is the old…

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4 Simple Steps to Clean-Up a Deliverable with AmberFin UQC

In my role I have been afforded the luxury of visiting many facilities, be they content owner, post production houses or playout facilities, take it from me that each and every place I visit addresses workflow requirements in a slightly different way. One such example is: Around file preparation, getting the asset ready for delivery to a customer,…

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