Results for `Expert Opinions`

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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…

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File-Based Workflows

The post is going out while I am at SET in Brazil and it’s interesting to see the difference in TV habits around the world. Brazil is an amazing country. It has a rapidly growing economy and a new generation of affluent middle class who are keen to have the latest television sets in their homes:…

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It's all About the API!

Once upon a time, in a land far far away software was sold that ran on a single computer. That computer was a lonely device. It didn’t have many other computers to talk to, so all of the software was concerned with internal processes and internal calculations and making sure it didn’t crash. Everything was under control…

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The Jenever Convention – What’s New With Dalet at IBC

If you’ve never tried Jenever, a Dutch gin, you should – it’s the ideal way to end a quiet evening in Amsterdam, or start a louder one. Don’t be expecting a slice of cucumber, ice and tonic though – Jenever is nothing like your typical London Dry. In fact, it’s far more like a fine…

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Pixels! Look at all the Lovely Pixels!

3D is sooo last year. We’re totally over it. 4K is our new BFF. We’ve even seen it on a demonstration screen at NAB. It is so cool, and you don’t even need ugly glasses: Yes, my friends, it seems the doom-mongers were right and 3D television was just a passing fad. Consumers did not…

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Rearrange these Words: "Nail, Coffin, Interlace, HEVC, Last, For"

Sometimes I feel like a complete failure. Although I have been fortunate enough to win a lot of awards and have met a lot of fantastic people with whom I think I’ve done some good work, there is still an evil that lurks amongst us: This evil is being forgotten and often lurks silently and…

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Web Control of Farms

Sitting in a Las Vegas bar and talking to Old MacDonald about his Farm would be an ideal way to start a newspaper article about Farms in the 1970s. We’d probably talk about the latest tractors and what amazing mechanical gadget can be attached to them: We are living in 2014 and not 1970 and…

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NAB 2014 is Over and Leclercbrothers.com is Awesome

My favorite part of NAB is my breakfast with journalists. It is a simple format where we eat breakfast together and discuss the trends in the industry. This year we discussed Mergers, Standards and Education: If you listened carefully at NAB, you would have been able to hear the sound of companies clacking together at critical speeds like some…

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Why is Captioning so Difficult?

Captioning is a really hot topic right now so I thought I’d share one of my short videos from the“Bruce’s Shorts” series of Broadcast-IT training videos for today’s blog post: Click PLAY to watch the video, or you can read the transcript below. Hello and welcome to Bruce’s Shorts. My name’s Bruce Devlin, I’m the Chief Technology Officer at…

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A Smart MAM Approach Rewards Media Monetization

The challenge across the board for our industry is quite simply to be able to do more, do it better, and do it for less. The reality is that every customer is different and they have their own mix of these issues. So what everyone wants to hear as we approach IBC2014 is how they…

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What Would You Most Like to Learn About in 2014?

2014 will be a wild adventure of Winter Olympics, World Cup Football, New Series of Existing Titles and Movies galore. It will be shown in 4K, HD, SD, weird internet resolutions and varying frame rates and bit rates: We’ll be watching Media on Teeny Tiny Screens, as well as super bright 4K screens, ultra-wide screens, handheld…

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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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"NAB 2013 - I’m all for Progress, it’s Change I Object to"

Attributed to both Mark Twain and Will Rogers, it’s one of my favourite reflections on the media technology industry and particularly apt today, the second day of NAB. I’ve already had conversations over the last couple of days with engineers and technologists who are excited about the latest gadgets and gizmos that they are expecting…

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"NAB 2013 - Available with Captions"

All NAB Shows are crammed full of the latest gadgets and gizmos to make your media life better, faster, easier, cheaper, and probably more confusing than ever before. It’s rare, however, that subtle legal obligations grab the technology headlines, so here’s a little thought on why NAB 2013 is different. Broadcast legal requirements  For years, captioning (US) and…

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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
dalet
File-Based Workflows

The post is going out while I am at SET in Brazil and it’s interesting to see the difference in TV habits around the world. Brazil is an amazing country. It has a rapidly growing economy and a new generation of affluent middle class who are keen to have the latest television sets in their homes:…

Read More
dalet
It's all About the API!

Once upon a time, in a land far far away software was sold that ran on a single computer. That computer was a lonely device. It didn’t have many other computers to talk to, so all of the software was concerned with internal processes and internal calculations and making sure it didn’t crash. Everything was under control…

Read More
dalet
The Jenever Convention – What’s New With Dalet at IBC

If you’ve never tried Jenever, a Dutch gin, you should – it’s the ideal way to end a quiet evening in Amsterdam, or start a louder one. Don’t be expecting a slice of cucumber, ice and tonic though – Jenever is nothing like your typical London Dry. In fact, it’s far more like a fine…

Read More
dalet
Pixels! Look at all the Lovely Pixels!

3D is sooo last year. We’re totally over it. 4K is our new BFF. We’ve even seen it on a demonstration screen at NAB. It is so cool, and you don’t even need ugly glasses: Yes, my friends, it seems the doom-mongers were right and 3D television was just a passing fad. Consumers did not…

Read More
dalet
Rearrange these Words: "Nail, Coffin, Interlace, HEVC, Last, For"

Sometimes I feel like a complete failure. Although I have been fortunate enough to win a lot of awards and have met a lot of fantastic people with whom I think I’ve done some good work, there is still an evil that lurks amongst us: This evil is being forgotten and often lurks silently and…

Read More
dalet
Web Control of Farms

Sitting in a Las Vegas bar and talking to Old MacDonald about his Farm would be an ideal way to start a newspaper article about Farms in the 1970s. We’d probably talk about the latest tractors and what amazing mechanical gadget can be attached to them: We are living in 2014 and not 1970 and…

Read More
dalet
NAB 2014 is Over and Leclercbrothers.com is Awesome

My favorite part of NAB is my breakfast with journalists. It is a simple format where we eat breakfast together and discuss the trends in the industry. This year we discussed Mergers, Standards and Education: If you listened carefully at NAB, you would have been able to hear the sound of companies clacking together at critical speeds like some…

Read More
dalet
Why is Captioning so Difficult?

Captioning is a really hot topic right now so I thought I’d share one of my short videos from the“Bruce’s Shorts” series of Broadcast-IT training videos for today’s blog post: Click PLAY to watch the video, or you can read the transcript below. Hello and welcome to Bruce’s Shorts. My name’s Bruce Devlin, I’m the Chief Technology Officer at…

Read More
dalet
A Smart MAM Approach Rewards Media Monetization

The challenge across the board for our industry is quite simply to be able to do more, do it better, and do it for less. The reality is that every customer is different and they have their own mix of these issues. So what everyone wants to hear as we approach IBC2014 is how they…

Read More
dalet
What Would You Most Like to Learn About in 2014?

2014 will be a wild adventure of Winter Olympics, World Cup Football, New Series of Existing Titles and Movies galore. It will be shown in 4K, HD, SD, weird internet resolutions and varying frame rates and bit rates: We’ll be watching Media on Teeny Tiny Screens, as well as super bright 4K screens, ultra-wide screens, handheld…

Read More
dalet
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…

Read More
dalet
"NAB 2013 - I’m all for Progress, it’s Change I Object to"

Attributed to both Mark Twain and Will Rogers, it’s one of my favourite reflections on the media technology industry and particularly apt today, the second day of NAB. I’ve already had conversations over the last couple of days with engineers and technologists who are excited about the latest gadgets and gizmos that they are expecting…

Read More
dalet
"NAB 2013 - Available with Captions"

All NAB Shows are crammed full of the latest gadgets and gizmos to make your media life better, faster, easier, cheaper, and probably more confusing than ever before. It’s rare, however, that subtle legal obligations grab the technology headlines, so here’s a little thought on why NAB 2013 is different. Broadcast legal requirements  For years, captioning (US) and…

Read More