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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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5 Reasons You'll Be Sorry You Missed the SMPTE Conference

There is scarcely time to draw breath after IBC and suddenly the SMPTE conference is upon us. But unlike Amsterdam, the sun nearly always shines in Hollywood! There are only two streams for the paper sessions at SMPTE, which is a good thing because it means that the papers committee can be REALLY focused on…

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See Us at SMPTE Where We Discuss Wheel Re-Invention

Next week, the Loews Hotel here in Hollywood will play host to the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, during which we will be taking the stage with Mr. Bruce Devlin to learn how his university professor taught him not to be a “smart-arse” – but also for us both to talk a little…

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DPP Deadline Day – What’s All the Fuss About?

At the start of June, we heard that the IBC has short-listed BT Sport, Timeline Television and ourselves for the IBC Innovation Award under the Content Management category. This is a good reason to celebrate – in short-listing our submission IBC is recognizing all the effort made making sure that BT Sport’s new production facility…

Read More
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Gearing Up for Broadcast Asia 2014

Next week will see a first for AmberFin when we exhibit in our own right at Broadcast Asia. This is a dynamic, fast growing regional market for our products and services – one that we have prioritized for a number of years. I will travel to Singapore for the exhibition and I’m excited at the prospect of what…

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Forecast is Looking Cloudy

“Hey Bruce, can I run your software in the cloud?”, said one of our customers while I was traveling the other week. “Sure”, I replied, “what do you mean by cloud?”. “Erm, well, you know the cloud. Like the Amazon thing”. “Why would you want to do that?”, I asked. “Because, well – it will…

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Building a Business Around DPP

Much of what has been said and written recently about the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) centres on the enabling technology and the versatility of the standards created by the organization. Whilst AmberFin is a product with technology implementation at its heart, we never forget that the technology is just a means to and end, rather than an end in…

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IT Broadcast Workflow Conference Opens with DPP Keynote

A good blog helps direct people towards interesting and informative events, and with this in mind please may I draw your attention to this year’s IT Broadcast Workflow conference, which is organized by the team at TVB Europe: The magazine has reported on developments with the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) and such is the interest in this…

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Is DPP Relevant Outside of the UK?

Readers of this blog might have the impression that the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is an initiative with relevance only within the UK, where it was developed. This understanding is entirely wrong – at NAB earlier this month, we received expressions of interest from just about every continent: So what do we take from this –…

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DPP Help Broadcast Service Providers

If you are a broadcast service provider you will quickly appreciate the increased certainty that DPP provides around the areas of file delivery and playback. Peter Darlington, who works with Red Bee Media, points out there are a number of very real and tangible benefits to broadcast service providers from the adoption of DPP including MXF option constraints, common codec…

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Is Your Multi-Screen Transcode Strategy Ready for Sochi?

So, here we are, less than 30 days away from the Sochi Games, which promises to be another feast of sporting action attracting global viewing audiences that will be measured in many of millions: The hosts have made every possible effort to provide world class TV production facilities – for both domestic and international viewing…

Read More
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Digital Production Partnership (DPP): Will it Meet its Deadline?

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is an organization facing the Herculean challenge of helping the UK broadcast industry to exploit maximum benefit from file-based digital production. The DPP’s Technical Standards group objective is to achieve the standardization of technical requirements for the delivery of TV programmes to UK broadcasters and to maintain and update these standards in line…

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How to Get De-Interlaced in Amsterdam

HEVC (High Efficiency Video Codec) is likely to be one of the most talked about topics at IBC this year, not only because it promises to reduce the data rate needed for high quality video coding by 50% compared to the current state-of-the-art, but also because the new coding standard simply does not support interlacing:  And…

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We're Still Not Out - Broadcast-IT Workflow Blog Scores a Century

As I reported in a previous article, we have managed to generate more than 100 entries in our first year of this esteemed blog. We have hundreds of dedicated subscribers, reading the comments on every continent, in every time zone: In true cricketing style, I think this qualifies for one of the Test Match Special’s “Champagne…

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100 Not Out - Broadcast-IT Workflow Blog Scores a Century

Less than 12 months ago we launched this blog. Our objective has always been to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and experiences about the steady evolution of file-based workflows within the broadcast and electronic media markets: We were optimistic that this would prove to be a valuable communications medium but little were we to know just…

Read More
dalet
Interlace or Progressive – Who Chooses?

Regular readers of this blog – or just people who have met me and been slightly startled when I start foaming at the mouth – will know that I am obsessive to the point of mania on one topic: Interlace is evil. Repeat after me: interlace is evil. Back when television first became a practical proposition,…

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A Year in the Life of DPP (Digital Production Partnership)

As the saying goes, a week in politics can be a very long time. Similarly, the last year in the life of the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has seen a very great deal of evolutionary progression, all of which will have a positive and long-lasting impact on the broadcast industry: Believe it or not, next year marks…

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5 Secrets to Make Metadata Easy

Transfer of content between companies remains a time consuming and costly process. In a lot of cases it is not the time taken to get the file from A to B which is the time consuming aspect, it is the interpretation of what exactly has arrived when it gets there: We all know that Metadata is the…

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Become an Accidental Software Programmer!

Whoever said that running a media facility was easy needs carting off to the madhouse! Remaining price and quality competitive in today’s marketplace requires the physical agility of Usain Bolt, the insight of Gary Kasparov and the staying power of Red Rum all rolled into one: Those media facilities that were amongst the first to…

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IBC 2014 - Did Interlace Die or Was it Just Wounded?

I delivered the last paper of the show in 1988 in Brighton, UK and it was raining. This year the rain was plentiful too and I was up on stage again talking to young people as part of the Rising Stars program. It’s refreshing to talk to people who are new to the industry. It gives you…

Read More
dalet
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…

Read More
dalet
5 Reasons You'll Be Sorry You Missed the SMPTE Conference

There is scarcely time to draw breath after IBC and suddenly the SMPTE conference is upon us. But unlike Amsterdam, the sun nearly always shines in Hollywood! There are only two streams for the paper sessions at SMPTE, which is a good thing because it means that the papers committee can be REALLY focused on…

Read More
dalet
See Us at SMPTE Where We Discuss Wheel Re-Invention

Next week, the Loews Hotel here in Hollywood will play host to the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, during which we will be taking the stage with Mr. Bruce Devlin to learn how his university professor taught him not to be a “smart-arse” – but also for us both to talk a little…

Read More
DPP Deadline Day – What’s All the Fuss About?

At the start of June, we heard that the IBC has short-listed BT Sport, Timeline Television and ourselves for the IBC Innovation Award under the Content Management category. This is a good reason to celebrate – in short-listing our submission IBC is recognizing all the effort made making sure that BT Sport’s new production facility…

Read More
dalet
Gearing Up for Broadcast Asia 2014

Next week will see a first for AmberFin when we exhibit in our own right at Broadcast Asia. This is a dynamic, fast growing regional market for our products and services – one that we have prioritized for a number of years. I will travel to Singapore for the exhibition and I’m excited at the prospect of what…

Read More
dalet
Forecast is Looking Cloudy

“Hey Bruce, can I run your software in the cloud?”, said one of our customers while I was traveling the other week. “Sure”, I replied, “what do you mean by cloud?”. “Erm, well, you know the cloud. Like the Amazon thing”. “Why would you want to do that?”, I asked. “Because, well – it will…

Read More
dalet
Building a Business Around DPP

Much of what has been said and written recently about the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) centres on the enabling technology and the versatility of the standards created by the organization. Whilst AmberFin is a product with technology implementation at its heart, we never forget that the technology is just a means to and end, rather than an end in…

Read More
dalet
IT Broadcast Workflow Conference Opens with DPP Keynote

A good blog helps direct people towards interesting and informative events, and with this in mind please may I draw your attention to this year’s IT Broadcast Workflow conference, which is organized by the team at TVB Europe: The magazine has reported on developments with the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) and such is the interest in this…

Read More
dalet
Is DPP Relevant Outside of the UK?

Readers of this blog might have the impression that the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is an initiative with relevance only within the UK, where it was developed. This understanding is entirely wrong – at NAB earlier this month, we received expressions of interest from just about every continent: So what do we take from this –…

Read More
dalet
DPP Help Broadcast Service Providers

If you are a broadcast service provider you will quickly appreciate the increased certainty that DPP provides around the areas of file delivery and playback. Peter Darlington, who works with Red Bee Media, points out there are a number of very real and tangible benefits to broadcast service providers from the adoption of DPP including MXF option constraints, common codec…

Read More
dalet
Is Your Multi-Screen Transcode Strategy Ready for Sochi?

So, here we are, less than 30 days away from the Sochi Games, which promises to be another feast of sporting action attracting global viewing audiences that will be measured in many of millions: The hosts have made every possible effort to provide world class TV production facilities – for both domestic and international viewing…

Read More
dalet
Digital Production Partnership (DPP): Will it Meet its Deadline?

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is an organization facing the Herculean challenge of helping the UK broadcast industry to exploit maximum benefit from file-based digital production. The DPP’s Technical Standards group objective is to achieve the standardization of technical requirements for the delivery of TV programmes to UK broadcasters and to maintain and update these standards in line…

Read More
dalet
How to Get De-Interlaced in Amsterdam

HEVC (High Efficiency Video Codec) is likely to be one of the most talked about topics at IBC this year, not only because it promises to reduce the data rate needed for high quality video coding by 50% compared to the current state-of-the-art, but also because the new coding standard simply does not support interlacing:  And…

Read More
dalet
We're Still Not Out - Broadcast-IT Workflow Blog Scores a Century

As I reported in a previous article, we have managed to generate more than 100 entries in our first year of this esteemed blog. We have hundreds of dedicated subscribers, reading the comments on every continent, in every time zone: In true cricketing style, I think this qualifies for one of the Test Match Special’s “Champagne…

Read More
dalet
100 Not Out - Broadcast-IT Workflow Blog Scores a Century

Less than 12 months ago we launched this blog. Our objective has always been to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and experiences about the steady evolution of file-based workflows within the broadcast and electronic media markets: We were optimistic that this would prove to be a valuable communications medium but little were we to know just…

Read More
dalet
Interlace or Progressive – Who Chooses?

Regular readers of this blog – or just people who have met me and been slightly startled when I start foaming at the mouth – will know that I am obsessive to the point of mania on one topic: Interlace is evil. Repeat after me: interlace is evil. Back when television first became a practical proposition,…

Read More
dalet
A Year in the Life of DPP (Digital Production Partnership)

As the saying goes, a week in politics can be a very long time. Similarly, the last year in the life of the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has seen a very great deal of evolutionary progression, all of which will have a positive and long-lasting impact on the broadcast industry: Believe it or not, next year marks…

Read More
dalet
5 Secrets to Make Metadata Easy

Transfer of content between companies remains a time consuming and costly process. In a lot of cases it is not the time taken to get the file from A to B which is the time consuming aspect, it is the interpretation of what exactly has arrived when it gets there: We all know that Metadata is the…

Read More
dalet
Whatever You Do, Don’t Become an Accidental Software Programmer!

Whoever said that running a media facility was easy needs carting off to the madhouse! Remaining price and quality competitive in today’s marketplace requires the physical agility of Usain Bolt, the insight of Gary Kasparov and the staying power of Red Rum all rolled into one: Those media facilities that were amongst the first to…

Read More
dalet
IBC 2014 - Did Interlace Die or Was it Just Wounded?

I delivered the last paper of the show in 1988 in Brighton, UK and it was raining. This year the rain was plentiful too and I was up on stage again talking to young people as part of the Rising Stars program. It’s refreshing to talk to people who are new to the industry. It gives you…

Read More