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File-Based Workflows in Broadcasting

Times they-are-a-changin; while file-based workflow has been around for a while, the traditional tape-based workflow is fading in popularity, as much of the recordkeeping and content management shifts to a more digitally-inclined IT-centric infrastructure. Some cloud archival sites may store content on tape that allows high density data storage; but in the studio itself, the general trend is toward automating ...

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JMR Announces General Availability of Mac Mini RAID Desktop and Rackmount Work Stations

New Thunderbolt certified desktop and rackmount adds enhanced durability, RAID capacity expansion and I-O flexibility to Mac mini – Ideal for DI carts and studio workflows JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, announced this week the general availability of their latest ThunderboltTM certified desktop and rackmount workstation for the Apple Mac mini®. The innovative one-of-a-kind workstations will prove ...

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Upstart NooBaa Debuts Frictionless Storage for Unstructured Data

NooBaa, Inc., an Israeli based ‘frictionless’ storage software company, recently made its formal debut at VMworld 2016. Founded in 2013 by storage and networking veterans Yuval Dimnik (CEO) and Guy Margalit (CTO), the company is currently seed funded through Israeli investors Jerusalem Venture Partners (www.JVPvc.com) and Ourcrowd (www.ourcrowd.com), and is seeking Series A funding later this year. NooBaa claims that ...

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TransferSoft Announces General Availability of HyperTransfer for Windows

Native Windows version accelerates network transfers to full line speed on any local, wide and global area network TransferSoft® Inc., a provider of the most efficient enterprise data transfer software to OEMs and systems Integrators, today announced the general availability of HyperTransfer® for Windows. The native Windows compilation software suite accelerates block and file transfers to full line speed across ...

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Simply SMPTE – Happy 100 Years!

For those of you not in the media trade, SMPTE stands for the “Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers,” of which I am a proud member, being a post-production studio engineer. And they celebrated their Centennial Anniversary by having Barbara H. Lange, SMPTE Executive Director, ring the Closing Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway ...

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Microsoft and Facebook to Lay 160Tbps Transatlantic Cable

In an effort to meet the growing demand for high speed, reliable connections for Cloud and online services locally and abroad, Microsoft and Facebook jointly announced their latest step in building a global cloud infrastructure with the laying of “MAREA” – a new, state-of-the art subsea cable across the Atlantic.  MAREA, Spanish for “tide” will stretch from Virginia, US, to Bilbao, ...

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Broadcast Asia 2016 Overview

So I’ll get to Singapore, literally, the day before I left (16 hour time difference, you know), a few days before the 2016 Broadcast Asia Show. The Garden City has a lot to offer the intrepid traveler and I wanted to allow some time to adjust to the jet lag and soak-in some of the local sights before showing-up bright ...

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RR Media and SES Platform Services to Merge

  New company to be formed, creating a world-leading provider of innovative global media services and solutions The overwhelming access to on-demand media via the internet, satellite, IPTV, cable, online and mobile platforms to handheld devices, desktops, live venues, radio and television, anytime and anywhere, has forever changed the time-to-market and monetization model for content owners, sports leagues and right ...

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#NABShow: Day Four at 2016 NAB Show

DAY FOUR and the last day of the 2016 NAB Show!!!  It’s been a wonderful ride!!!  Our Live Blog continues today…  Don’t forget – if you’re hungry, Ryan’s top places to eat in #Vegas during the show can be found here: www.broadcastbeat.com/nab-show-foodies/  -Afterward, our very last #NABShow Party is today, Thursday, April 21 @6:00pm – it’s the End of Show ...

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#NABShow: Day Three at 2016 NAB Show

DAY THREE and the last big full day of the 2016 NAB Show!!!  It’s GREAT to have you back – there’s SO MUCH MORE today!!!  Our Live Blog continues to post the information and many of the “stops” of our various crews out on the floor!  Don’t forget – you can catch #NABShow LIVE online at nabshow.com  or broadcastbeat.com  9am ...

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#NABShow: Day Two at 2016 NAB Show

Hey!  We made it to DAY TWO of the 2016 NAB Show!!!  Glad you’re sticking with us – there’s SO MUCH MORE today!!!  Our Live Blog continues to post the information and many of the “stops” of our various crews out on the floor!  Don’t forget – you can catch #NABShow LIVE online at nabshow.com  or broadcastbeat.com  9am PST / ...

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#NABShow: Day One at 2016 NAB Show

LIVE BLOG – UPDATED CONSTANTLY THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS THE SHOW PROGRESSES!!! Can anything be more exciting than the first day of the 2016 NAB Show?  I doubt it!!!  The Broadcast Beat Crews are up and rip – raring to go!!! First things first however – let’s fiddle with these knobs and switches and see what we can get to ...

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30,000 Feet Up & 2200 Miles to 2016 NAB Show

…And away we go! Our Fort Lauderdale crew is now thirty-thousand feet up in the air and we’re on our way to “Sin City” – Las Vegas, Nevada! NAB Show HERE WE COME! (Daniel – those are Nikki’s nachos!!!) As usual, my level of excitement won’t let me settle-down, so I’ve started blogging while on the plane! (This is DEFINITELY a bad ...

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JMR Electronics’ BlueStor Share at the Center of Broadcast Beat’s Production Studio

OK – so you’re using the latest and greatest video editing software: Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, Colorfront OSD, Assimilate Scratch, Joust, or any other popular editing and finishing software… You do a lot of editing, you have numerous digital content assets, creating many more each day, and you need a ...

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TransferSoft Adds to Technical Team – Appoints Industry Veterans Erik Hovland to Director of Engineering and Gwang-Ho Kim to Senior Software Engineer

TransferSoft® Inc., a provider of efficient data transfer software to OEMs in the M&E, Enterprise IT, Cloud, Big Data, Research and Disaster Recovery markets recently announced the appointments of industry veterans Erik Hovland to Director of Engineering and Gwang-Ho Kim to Senior Software Engineer. The new appointments, along with the hiring of an additional Technical Support Engineer, were part of a planned progression ...

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Thirteen Days of Studio Christmas 2015? :)

The Christmas Season puts everyone in holiday-cheer mode! Even us techy-geeks from the broadcast and post-production realm! So, in keeping with the holiday tradition (and instead of getting all those drummers drumming and maids-a-milking), Broadcast Beat Magazine asked people on many of our social media channels: “If you could get a cool production toy for Christmas, what would it be?” ...

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