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Powering the Most Captivating Webcasting Workflows with Matrox® Monarch EDGE

Online video and over-the-top platforms (OVPs and OTTs) are constantly evolving. Users can stand out by taking advantage of the latest in webcasting innovations – such as high-frame rate (HFR) 4K, 4K 360 VR, and multi-camera selection – supported on desktop, mobile, and Smart TV web-based video players. Designed to take on today’s engaging live streaming workflows, Matrox Monarch EDGE ...

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Remote Possibilities in Broadcast Post-Production

OpenDrives Adapts Workflows for Increased Efficiencies The undeniable benefit of live broadcast lies in its immediacy. The only problem is that traditional post-production workflows which are more appropriate for theatrical productions aren’t the most efficient way to make this happen with large-venue live events. From a technical workflow perspective, live broadcast captures footage as it occurs using onsite equipment and ...

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The Look and Sound of “Bosch” (article 3 of 3)

A behind-the-scene photo of the Bosch crew, with author Michael Connelly second-from-left in the foreground and producer-writer Tom Bernardo to the right of Connelly. Executive producer Pieter Jan Brugge (in hat) is directly behind Connolly in the background. The first two articles in this series focused on the contributions of the directors and cinematographers that give Amazon Prime Video’s Bosch ...

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ATSC 3.0: Revolutionary Potential In The Making

Greg Jarvis, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Fincons US The advent of the ATSC 3.0 standard in the US rings in a new era for broadcasters that are about to find they have a whole new array of tools to leverage to explore the potential of Hybrid TV and to help them become increasingly competitive in an ever ...

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Think Flash Storage is Too Expensive? Think Again

Jason Coari, Global Director, Product and Solution Marketing at Quantum Everyone agrees that flash can deliver outstanding performance. And for some processes and workflows, that kind of performance is clearly indispensable. For example, when editors are working with numerous streams of uncompressed 4K (or increasingly often, 8K) video, flash can provide the kind of responsive experience needed to create the ...

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The Look and Sound of “Bosch” (article 2 of 3)

The first article in this series covered how, just as the Bosch novels by Michael Connelly carried on the tradition of tough, hard-boiled American detective fiction perfected by the likes of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, so Amazon Prime Video’s Bosch television series continues the dark, gritty look of classic film noir. And two of the people most responsible for ...

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The Look and Sound of “Bosch” (article 1 of 3)

Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch in the final shot of “Raise the Dead,” Episode Four, Season Five of Bosch Amazon Prime Video’s Bosch, is not just the best damn cop show on TV today, it is also one of the finest police procedural series in the history of television, right up there with Dragnet, Hill Street Blues, and Prime Suspect. ...

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The Reports of the Death of Blu-Rays and DVDs are Greatly Exaggerated

(photo source: Pixabay) Oh, dear. Once again the usual “experts” are tolling the death knell of “physical media,” which is the term for CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and any other forms of recorded entertainment. The reasoning is that average consumers will soon abandon physical media in favor of streaming because (a) streaming is more “convenient” than the unbearable drudgery of loading ...

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Game of Piracy: An Old Problem Gets Worse

Game of Thrones (source: HBO) As expected, last Sunday’s Game of Thrones series finale generated tons of buzz, not only setting a record for HBO ratings, but also setting records for on-line piracy. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the initial broadcast of iconic show’s last installment was watched by 13.6 million viewers, and that number rose to 19.3 million viewers ...

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Delivering DCPs across Malaysia with Signiant Jet

By Avinash Suresh, Director at Yusari Filem The rate of adoption of new media technologies varies across the globe, and Malaysia has traditionally been on the slower end of the spectrum. For example, it wasn’t until 6 years ago that the move from 35mm to Digital Cinema fully took hold. While slow at first, once the benefits and improvements in ...

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The Battle Over Streaming and Cinema’s Future That Wasn’t

Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma (source: Netflix) It’s kaput already. The clash of the titans that was shaping up, with streaming services, represented by Netflix, on one side and theatrical exhibition, represented by filmmaking mogul Steven Spielberg, on the other, never happened. On April 21, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their rules for next year’s Oscars and, despite ...

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The Journey Towards High Quality Online Experiences

AUTHOR: Stefan Lederer, CEO and co-founder at Bitmovin The multi-screen, multi-platform world we live in has significantly increased the convenience of content consumers’ viewing experiences. Audiences can now watch everything from live sports to feature length films on a smartphone, allowing consumers to view any content, any place and at any time. As testament to how popular streaming really is, ...

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2019 #NABShow – Day 2 Wrap-up

                      Hi There!  Welcome to DAY 2 of the 2019 NAB Show!  We’re at it AGAIN – as you can see from the crowded Control Room, we are fit as a fiddle and ready to go! We’ve got ALOT in store for you today, so stay blogged-in and see what ...

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2019 #NABShow: Product Spotlight: HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR by Blackmagic Design

The new HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR from Blackmagic Design is set to become the perfect multiple solution for next generation broadcast, live production and digital signage applications. Designed for versatility, the HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR can be used as a clip player, ISO cam recorder, and/or master record. Also, the analog inputs will allow for old video tapes to be ...

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2019 #NABShow – Day 1 Wrap-up

TODAY is the FIRST day of The 2019 NAB Show – and the EXCITEMENT LEVEL is UNBELIEVABLE!!! The doors have opened officially – but me and my crews have been here for HOURS already, setting-up and gathering ALL of the NAB news we can!  See the Control Room? I can’t tell you how much the NAB Show means to me!  ...

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Arrow bundles NetApp Storage with axle ai Software to Elevate Media Teams

Solutions target high capacity and quick access needs for rising corporate and education video markets   Arrow Distribution (www.arrow.com/) today announced immediate availability of a range of integrated solutions for corporate and university video teams based on NetApp storage systems (www.netapp.com) and software from axle ai, Inc. The three industry leaders have joined forces to provide complete solutions not only ...

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