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InfoComm Is Just Around The Corner – Are You Exhibiting?

InfoComm is the largest pro-AV show in North America, with 44,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors representing every facet of audiovisual technology. This year – Samsung, Blackmagic Design, Crestron and EPSON are major endorsers of the 2019 InfoComm show in Orlando, Florida. It’s the one event that has it all — the largest audio expo, largest digital signage expo, largest collaborative conferencing expo, plus ...

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ENERGY MANAGEMENT: IT’S JUST GOOD BUSINESS

VIXA overhauls its standard for monitoring and controlling AV system power Every time AVIXA begins the task of authoring a standard, I ask myself if I really, really think it’s worth the effort, or if the topic is just a collective passion of a few people in the AV industry. Nowadays we vet ideas for new standards using a very ...

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HOW TO PACK A TRAILER FULL OF A LUXURY HOTEL EXPERIENCE

Luxury has a technology component, and it’s all about creating seamless ease. That’s not just a contemporary ideal, either. Way back in the black-and-white days of Humphrey Bogart, his powerful executive character in the movie Sabrinawas all about super-chic, cleverly integrated audiovisual components hidden behind a glamorous veneer. Cut to 2019 and the perennially glamorous Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, ...

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Go Soft or Die – How a Software Defined Infrastructure Enables Studios to Keep Pace with Changing Technology and Business Requirements

The following article was written by Barry Evans, CTO Pixit Media   The era of “fast food” post production is finally upon us.  Clients want their content fresh, they want their content cheap and they want their content now. And from a format and resolution perspective, they certainly want it ‘their way’. Now, that’s not to say these demands have ...

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A Unifying Approach to the Storage Demands of Media & Entertainment

Today’s Challenges for Post Production, Visual Effects and Playout Workflows Today’s broadcast and post production environments are faced with a multitude of challenges, from complex and difficult to integrate ecosystems to increased pixel depth/frame rates to the evolving IP-video landscape. Chief engineers and IT administrators in many cases must integrate MAM, VFX, grading, transcoding, rendering/compositing workflows with make do cobbled ...

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A Unifying Approach to the Storage Demands of Media & Entertainment

Today’s Challenges for Post Production, Visual Effects and Playout Workflows Today’s broadcast and post production environments are faced with a multitude of challenges, from complex and difficult to integrate ecosystems to increased pixel depth/frame rates to the evolving IP-video landscape. Chief engineers and IT administrators in many cases must integrate MAM, VFX, grading, transcoding, rendering/compositing workflows with make do cobbled ...

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Multi-Cloud Data Management with SwiftStack

Earlier this month, I wrote an article on Object Cloud Storage and featured Caringo, a pioneer in the marketplace. There are a great many players vying for the M&E market due to its forecasted data growth in the coming decade. The competitive landscape is fierce, and I can see consolidation coming in the years to come, but for the moment, ...

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Caringo SWARM – A Storage Platform for Production, Distribution and Collaboration at Massive Scale

  The Challenges for Immediacy The overwhelming access to on-demand media, anytime and anywhere via Internet broadband, handheld devices, streaming services, smart television and evolving IoT (Internet of things) devices has forever changed the time-to-market and monetization model for content providers, cloud OTT (over-the-top) service providers, cable companies, broadcasters, streaming media providers, carriers and the like. All companies that are ...

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Efficient Storage as a Competitive Advantage in M&E

I just read a blog from Adrian Herrera, VP of Marketing for Caringo.  He’s spot on about two of the major pain points facing the production/post production industry – the need to store content at little or no charge and the increasing pressure to deliver digital assets in the shortest amount of time, due to viewers’ growing expectation of ‘immediate ...

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axle Video Raises Performance and Affordability Bar for MAM Solutions

This month’s company highlight focuses on one of the industry’s fastest growing companies, axle Video. Founded by industry veterans Sam Bogoch (CEO), Patrice Gouttebel (Product Manager) and Steve Ryan (Lead Engineer), formerly of SeeFile, in mid-2012, the company’s vision was to develop a MAM (Media Asset Management) solution geared to the needs of the many thousands of smaller video teams ...

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2017 #NABShow – Day 4 Wrap-up

TODAY is the Fourth (and FINAL) day of The 2017 NAB Show – and WOW! WHAT a day it WAS!!! 🙂 Another GLORIOUS day!  You know, they say that Hollywood is “La La Land,” but when you’re at NAB Show, surrounded by all the equipment and many of the people who make La La Land possible, THIS feels even MORESO ...

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2017 #NABShow – Day 3 Wrap-up

TODAY is the THIRD day of The 2017 NAB Show – and WOW!  WHAT a day it WAS!!! 🙂 Broadcast Beat had a STELLAR coverage day of the Show yesterday, and the third day is definitely the charm!  The show is going FABULOUSLY, and our crew is doing OUTSTANDING work – they are extremely instrumental in allowing us to get ...

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JMR Debuts ICS Media MASSter 102 for On-Set and Studios Needing Extremely High Transfer Data Duplication

Ruggedized, portable data duplication system ingests and makes multiple digital copies duplicating 1TB in less than 50 minutes JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, today announced the general availability of the ICS Media MASSter 102 for production workflows requiring a rugged, portable system for duplicating digital assets at ultra-high speeds. Attendees of NAB 2017 at the ...

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JMR and axle Video Form Partnership to Demonstrate Ingest-to-Delivery Workflow Solution at NAB 2017

JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading design center and manufacturer of scalable storage systems and axle Video, the leader in affordable, storage-agnostic media management software, today announced that they will be demonstrating an end-to-end workflow solution highlighting JMR’s latest LightningTM product offerings for the Mac Pro® and SHARE® file server integrated with axle 2017, the latest edition of axle Video’s award ...

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The Truth about True Peak Limiting for Audio with Dr. Paul Tapper of @NugenAudio

The True Peak measurement is now part of the delivery specification of legislation such as the CALM Act, which has brought audio front and center in the spotlight of the video world, but what does this actually mean? We’re all familiar with the idea of digital samples, digital audio, and digital peak level. But what is True-Peak? The smooth blue ...

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The Evolution of IMAX

Since the creation of the cinematic medium, a multitude of attempts have been made to make the spectacle even grander; some of these attempts were successful, such as adding sound and color; and many of the attempts were not (like Percepto and Smell-o-vision/Scent-o-rama and the like). The 1967 International and Universal Exposition (Expo ‘67) in Montreal proved to be an ...

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