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The New IT Director Versus the Old #Broadcast Engineer

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Long ago, from the earliest days of media, it was recognized that there needed to be people who performed the technical workings of the studio. Aside from the inventors and photographers who tinkered with and were able to tweak cameras, the advent of radio brought the need for a true engineer who understood the inner-workings of electricity and the analog ...

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The Importance of Meta-tagging Assets

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Before going into the actual importance of properly identifying your digital assets or “meta-tagging” them with “metadata,” we should all be familiar with what it is.  The term “metadata” defines the description of content, which can include the title, author, creation date, description and other things, such as the standards used, like the bit rate or format. Meta-tags don’t do ...

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Neumann launches KH 805 active studio subwoofer

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With the KH 805, Neumann.Berlin [AES booth 527] has adding a new active subwoofer to its string of acclaimed studio monitoring products. Based on the excellent acoustical performance of the KH 810 subwoofer, the KH 805 is the optimal choice for stereo set-ups in combination with the KH 120 or KH 310. As Wolfgang Fraissinet, President of Neumann, pointed out, “The KH 805 is the answer ...

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Sound Devices: Ground-breaking 688 and SL-6 @IBC2015!

Sound Devices SL-6 and 688, Bag with Receivers

will feature the impressive  688 12-track portable mixer/recorder with the new SL-6 powering and wireless system at IBC2015! The pairing of these two products will certainly streamline and will give the operator the ability to control and monitor an entire audio system from one wireless location! The 688 (the newest member of the hard hitting 6-Series design family) incorporates a ...

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BEST PRACTICE: Asset Management in Broadcast and Post Production

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The better Digital Asset Management products keep all sorts of things in check. They organize everything into a single interface and keep track of clips, project files, scripts (as in copy!) and some even monitor available storage. Comprised of both content (or “essence” — the actual clip) and metadata (a description of the content, which includes the title, author, creation ...

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Audio Networking in TV Production: Why haven’t we been using this before?

Audio Networking in TV Production

IT and broadcast convergence immediately summons visions of video and audio signals moving across the workflow and infrastructure of a TV facility. A quickly escalating number of facilities are transitioning from purely baseband distribution to audio over IP networking, efficiently routing multichannel signals between control rooms, production spaces and technical operations with a minimum of cables and connections. The value ...

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Saving Your Audio from the Cutting Room Floor

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Audio is usually the last piece to be finished in a typical production. As such, audio editors, sound designers, and mixers tend to get the short straw when it comes to time and budgets. If there is ever a mad dash to the finish or squeeze on resources, you can bet it’s going to impact the audio team. The question ...

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The Truth about True Peak Limiting for Audio

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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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APPly your iPad to editing with CTRL + Console!

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CTRL + Console was co-founded by Jeff Chow. Mr. Chow set out to create a new breed of software that would allow creativity to flow more freely – by eliminating the need for users to continually be required to learn complicated new software programs. From humble beginnings as a startup in 2012, the company has grown and now has a ...

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Storage: Now That You Have It, Where Do You Keep It?

Let’s face it – insufficient storage causes major performance issues and failures.  We’ve all been there.  And we’ll all be there again there is no doubt.  As the assets continue to be created, so is the eternal question: “Now that we have it, where do we keep it?” Unlike actual physical possessions, digital assets need specialized equipment for storage.  Today, ...

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