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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Standing Tall on the Interlace Soap Box with HEVC

If you read my last post on the evils of interlace, you’ll know how strongly I feel about the topic.  Just like maggot therapy went out of fashion with the advent of antibiotics, interlace is on its way out with the arrival of HEVC: Hold on a second, I hear you say, if interlace is so bad,…

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Has Technology Killed the Broadcast Super-Star?

It was very sad to hear over the weekend that David Frost had died. He came from a generation where it was possible to be a true global broadcasting super-star. Why don’t  you step back and think about what he achieved during his life. Now try to imagine some young 20 year old today trying…

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QC in a File-Based Media Environment

“Broadcasters moving to file-based production facilities have to consider how to use automated Quality Control (QC) systems. Manual quality control is simply not adequate anymore and it does not scale,” so says the EBU. It is reassuring when you see that what you have been advising customers for years is supported by a leading broadcast industry body…

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Do we Need Reminding Just how Beneficial DPP Can Be?

Readers of this blog will be aware of its regular focus on the Digital Production Partnership or DPP as it is more commonly known. When terminology such as ‘revolutionary’ and ‘a future broadcast industry cornerstone’ are used to describe a concept it is normally a good indication that all that glitters is not necessarily gold: However, this is…

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Are you Going to BVE?

So 2014 is showing the same tendency to slip by as previous years and here we are with BVE just around the corner. Having made the short journey across London to the Excel centre, this year’s event will be important for several reasons: Apart from the annual gathering of the broadcast industry clan, this year is…

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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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