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Cracking the Code: Mastering Video Transcoding

With the demands of OTT services and more mobile devices bringing media to consumers everywhere and anywhere, the process of video transcoding is now more essential than ever in content delivery and presentation. How comfortable are you with the process? Do you know the best way to manage one project destined for multiple platforms? Here…

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Trailblazing Transcoding in the Cloud

Anywhere, at scale and with premium results! Dalet AmberFin has been a go-to media conversion platform for high-end content for years now. Its scalable media processing tools offer transcode, color conversion, packaging, and file transport with an emphasis on the quality of the output. The AmberFin transcode engine was initially designed to run on cost-effective,…

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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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IMF: How Does it Work and Who will Use It?

If you read my previous post on IMF, you’ll already know that unlike its finance focussed namesake, the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is in fact designed to improve our lives: it is a new SMPTE file format designed to create a single – standardized – master bundle for distribution of versioned content between businesses into multiple territories: The content creation…

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What is IMF and Why Should You Care?

Not to be confused with its more illustrious name sake, the IMF (Interoperable Master Format) is a file format that is designed to simplify the file exchange process by creating a single – standardized – master file for distribution of content between businesses into multiple territories: Separate the content into various ingredients  Most films these days have…

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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
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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4 Steps to Creating a Hyper V Virtual Machine as an iCR Host

Server virtualization has been around for quite some time now, the first time I came across it was about 10 years ago in an attempt to reduce the roll out time and overhead for setting up Microsoft Technical training rooms: The existing process was quite involved taking two dedicated staff members to ensure the training…

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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
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
Pop Videos & Commercials - Keeping the Length the Same

In today’s multi-platform world the big challenge facing content owners and aggregators is the ability to make their most valuable content available to the largest number of sets of eyes: Whether you are in the cinema, at home watching HDTV or out and about but still online via your tablet or smartphone, you still want…

Read More
dalet
Designing Enterprise Class Workflows

This Wednesday, 4th December, I will be hosting the seventh webinar within AmberFin’s Bruce’s Shorts program and I just wanted to give you a ‘heads up’ so that you can put it in your busy schedule: The webinar will look at the fascinating issue of ‘Enterprise Class Workflows’ and in particular it will focus on Transcode Farm…

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dalet
Industry Pros Gather at Content Communications World (CCW)

While CCW may not attract the insanely large crowds that NAB and IBC do, it provides a more intimate, more focused setting that many professionals in our industry tend to find really valuable. Now in its 10th year, CCW show officials say they’re expecting in excess of 6,000 people: Attendees not only get the opportunity to network with friends…

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…

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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…

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dalet
Are Mergers & Acquisitions Good for the Broadcast Industry?

Anybody looking at all the recent mergers & acquisitions activity within the broadcast sector could be forgiven for likening it to London’s Number 37 Bus in that you wait ages for one to arrive and then, suddenly, three buses arrive at the same time! So what does all this consolidation mean for the industry –…

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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…

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dalet
Select the Right Tool for the Temporal Conversion Job

A significant and growing problem for post production houses and broadcasters is the ability to generate efficient, fast and accurate frame rate conversion. Given that broadcasters now source and distribute on a global basis and have to deal with content at many different frame rates, temporal conversion is an imperative. For example, temporal conversion will…

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dalet
Do You Really Want Me to Wear My Sequins in Vegas?

As we prepare for our annual pilgrimage to the Nevada desert in search of enlightenment, something troubles me this year. Over the years, NAB has grown to the point where there is an absolute clamor and a cacophony of noise as NAB opens and companies unveil their latest Carlos Fandango system solution, which they exhort will change…

Read More
Cracking the Code: Mastering Video Transcoding

With the demands of OTT services and more mobile devices bringing media to consumers everywhere and anywhere, the process of video transcoding is now more essential than ever in content delivery and presentation. How comfortable are you with the process? Do you know the best way to manage one project destined for multiple platforms? Here…

Read More
AFC_hero
Trailblazing Transcoding in the Cloud

Anywhere, at scale and with premium results! Dalet AmberFin has been a go-to media conversion platform for high-end content for years now. Its scalable media processing tools offer transcode, color conversion, packaging, and file transport with an emphasis on the quality of the output. The AmberFin transcode engine was initially designed to run on cost-effective,…

Read More
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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…

Read More
servers
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…

Read More
IMF: How Does it Work and Who will Use It?

If you read my previous post on IMF, you’ll already know that unlike its finance focussed namesake, the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is in fact designed to improve our lives: it is a new SMPTE file format designed to create a single – standardized – master bundle for distribution of versioned content between businesses into multiple territories: The content creation…

Read More
What is IMF and Why Should You Care?

Not to be confused with its more illustrious name sake, the IMF (Interoperable Master Format) is a file format that is designed to simplify the file exchange process by creating a single – standardized – master file for distribution of content between businesses into multiple territories: Separate the content into various ingredients  Most films these days have…

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
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
4 Steps to Creating a Hyper V Virtual Machine as an iCR Host

Server virtualization has been around for quite some time now, the first time I came across it was about 10 years ago in an attempt to reduce the roll out time and overhead for setting up Microsoft Technical training rooms: The existing process was quite involved taking two dedicated staff members to ensure the training…

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
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
Pop Videos & Commercials - Keeping the Length the Same

In today’s multi-platform world the big challenge facing content owners and aggregators is the ability to make their most valuable content available to the largest number of sets of eyes: Whether you are in the cinema, at home watching HDTV or out and about but still online via your tablet or smartphone, you still want…

Read More
dalet
Designing Enterprise Class Workflows

This Wednesday, 4th December, I will be hosting the seventh webinar within AmberFin’s Bruce’s Shorts program and I just wanted to give you a ‘heads up’ so that you can put it in your busy schedule: The webinar will look at the fascinating issue of ‘Enterprise Class Workflows’ and in particular it will focus on Transcode Farm…

Read More
dalet
Industry Pros Gather at Content Communications World (CCW)

While CCW may not attract the insanely large crowds that NAB and IBC do, it provides a more intimate, more focused setting that many professionals in our industry tend to find really valuable. Now in its 10th year, CCW show officials say they’re expecting in excess of 6,000 people: Attendees not only get the opportunity to network with friends…

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
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
Are Mergers & Acquisitions Good for the Broadcast Industry?

Anybody looking at all the recent mergers & acquisitions activity within the broadcast sector could be forgiven for likening it to London’s Number 37 Bus in that you wait ages for one to arrive and then, suddenly, three buses arrive at the same time! So what does all this consolidation mean for the industry –…

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
Select the Right Tool for the Temporal Conversion Job

A significant and growing problem for post production houses and broadcasters is the ability to generate efficient, fast and accurate frame rate conversion. Given that broadcasters now source and distribute on a global basis and have to deal with content at many different frame rates, temporal conversion is an imperative. For example, temporal conversion will…

Read More
dalet
Do You Really Want Me to Wear My Sequins in Vegas?

As we prepare for our annual pilgrimage to the Nevada desert in search of enlightenment, something troubles me this year. Over the years, NAB has grown to the point where there is an absolute clamor and a cacophony of noise as NAB opens and companies unveil their latest Carlos Fandango system solution, which they exhort will change…

Read More