Results for `File-Based Workflows`

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5 Things to Soothe Your Captioning Headache

If integrating captions in your workflow is making you reach for the Aspirin, then here are a few tips that might alleviate the pain: 1. Follow the Law At the end of 2012 the FCC passed the 21st Century Communications Act. According to the new regulation, all video content that is broadcast on television in…

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Why Delivery Specifications Like the DPP Matter

I am continually amazed at how, even cost conscious, companies create delivery specifications. When it’s done correctly, a good delivery specification reduces costs for the business, improves interoperability, increases reliability, reduces failure rates and might even boost staff morale because things just work better. It shouldn’t really be a surprise. A delivery specification is essentially…

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Online Captions – An Update from the FCC

I bring good news to all! The FCC has recently issued an order stating that baby video monitors are exempt from having to decode closed captions! Phew, that is going to make all the difference in the world for the media industry: As you will know if you are an avid reader of this blog, the FCC in…

Read More
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The DPP Can Help You Design Workflows that Work

The overriding issue in the development of file-based workflows is the meeting of the worlds of broadcast and IT technology head on. This issue has been discussed in magazines and online for many years. Rather smugly, it has been suggested by many that IT technology is the poor relation compared with the complexity of the…

Read More
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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…

Read More
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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…

Read More
4K, HDR & UHD: A Look CES Trends Impacting the Media Industry

Last week, the infamous Consumer Electronics Show (better known as CES) took place in Las Vegas. While it’s not an event that many vendors like ourselves in the media industry attend, it is a show that we watch carefully – acknowledging that our customers’ business is consumer-led, and that innovation in consumer electronics will often…

Read More
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Altering the Economics for Channel Operations

As consumer demand for video increases, the range of delivery models continues to expand. The challenge facing today’s broadcasters and service providers is to select the technology that can keep pace with this explosion in demand, while anticipating future channel delivery infrastructures and behavioral trends. Computer and storage clouds promise to supplement and ultimately replace…

Read More
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Presenting Version 10 of iCR, Live in Las Vegas!

It’s the end of January and in cubicles across the world the NAB planning fever has set in. Like the other 1,600 companies in our industry that will be exhibiting at the world’s largest media and entertainment trade show, we too are busy planning, designing and messaging: But this is kind of a special year…

Read More
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What to Look Out For in Amsterdam at the IBC

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,…

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
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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…

Read More
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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…

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 –…

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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
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
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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
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 Things to Soothe Your Captioning Headache

If integrating captions in your workflow is making you reach for the Aspirin, then here are a few tips that might alleviate the pain: 1. Follow the Law At the end of 2012 the FCC passed the 21st Century Communications Act. According to the new regulation, all video content that is broadcast on television in…

Read More
dalet
Why Delivery Specifications Like the DPP Matter

I am continually amazed at how, even cost conscious, companies create delivery specifications. When it’s done correctly, a good delivery specification reduces costs for the business, improves interoperability, increases reliability, reduces failure rates and might even boost staff morale because things just work better. It shouldn’t really be a surprise. A delivery specification is essentially…

Read More
dalet
Online Captions – An Update from the FCC

I bring good news to all! The FCC has recently issued an order stating that baby video monitors are exempt from having to decode closed captions! Phew, that is going to make all the difference in the world for the media industry: As you will know if you are an avid reader of this blog, the FCC in…

Read More
dalet
The DPP Can Help You Design Workflows that Work

The overriding issue in the development of file-based workflows is the meeting of the worlds of broadcast and IT technology head on. This issue has been discussed in magazines and online for many years. Rather smugly, it has been suggested by many that IT technology is the poor relation compared with the complexity of the…

Read More
dalet
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…

Read More
dalet
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…

Read More
4K, HDR & UHD: A Look CES Trends Impacting the Media Industry

Last week, the infamous Consumer Electronics Show (better known as CES) took place in Las Vegas. While it’s not an event that many vendors like ourselves in the media industry attend, it is a show that we watch carefully – acknowledging that our customers’ business is consumer-led, and that innovation in consumer electronics will often…

Read More
dalet
Altering the Economics for Channel Operations

As consumer demand for video increases, the range of delivery models continues to expand. The challenge facing today’s broadcasters and service providers is to select the technology that can keep pace with this explosion in demand, while anticipating future channel delivery infrastructures and behavioral trends. Computer and storage clouds promise to supplement and ultimately replace…

Read More
dalet
Presenting Version 10 of iCR, Live in Las Vegas!

It’s the end of January and in cubicles across the world the NAB planning fever has set in. Like the other 1,600 companies in our industry that will be exhibiting at the world’s largest media and entertainment trade show, we too are busy planning, designing and messaging: But this is kind of a special year…

Read More
dalet
What to Look Out For in Amsterdam at the IBC

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…

Read More
DALET
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,…

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
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
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
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
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