IT & Networking
NAB 2015: Notes From the Floor on Three-Sensor 4K Cameras
At the 2014 NAB, Grass Valley dropped a bombshell when it introduced a three-sensor 4K camera, employing 2/3-inch CMOS chips, referred to as B4 mount.
McAdams On: The Ongoing Transition
What to Expect at 2015 NAB
McAdams On: TV Stations With No Signal
Gearing Up for the 2015 NAB Show
What Tom Said: Hollywood Stays In Control (For Now)
Remembering the Early Days of L.A. Television
Amazon’s Agenda Fits Streaming Expectations From Researchers
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What Tom Said: The Push for Drones
Locating Shows Becomes a Cross-Platform Challenge
McAdams On: Title II Overkill
Broadcast’s Future Depends On Consumer Electronics
The More Things Change
McAdams On: 2015
Archiving: Maintaining Relevance for the Future
Mar 03, 2015 / 09:00 AM
Placid Streams: PDV and MDI Measurement Techniques
In a previous edition of this column, “placid” video streams were defined as having a smooth, constant flow that have neither bandwidth peaks nor deficits, but are ideally suited for constant bit-rate video signals.
Jan 02, 2015 / 05:00PM
Placid Video Packet Streams
Delivering video over packet networks requires a certain amount of discipline to ensure the receiver is neither overwhelmed by bursts of excessive amounts of data, nor starved by inadequate flow rates.
Sep 08, 2014 / 05:00 AM
Using IEEE 1588 PTP in Video Networks
The IEEE 1588 Precision Timing Protocol defines a set of techniques for synchronizing various devices across packet-based networks, including Ethernet switches and IP routers.
Aug 20, 2014 / 05:00 PM
ATTO Technology to Introduce FibreBridge 7500 Storage Controller
The Atto FibreBridge 7500 storage controller is a high-performance device that adds enterprise-level Fibre Channel SAN connectivity to low-cost SAS JBOD storage.
Oct 31, 2013 / 03:00 AM
A Business Case for the Cloud
We are swimming in the cloud. Consider how universal the cloud is with the Web services of apps, email, search, social, games, video, music, messaging, docs, personal storage and so much more.
Oct 14, 2013 / 11:00 AM
The Challenges of IPTV System Testing
Over-the-air DTV transmitters are relatively easy to test, at least with respect to the integrity of the outgoing video stream.
Sep 16, 2013 / 01:00 PM
The Question: To FEC or Not to FEC?
In many broadcast television applications today, forward error correction allows recovery from errors that occur during transmission.
Aug 22, 2013 / 02:45 PM
Real-Time AV Transport Over Ethernet
The SMPTE-defined Serial Digital Interface, and the switching ecosystem surrounding it, is the king of video transport technology in the media facility.
Jul 09, 2013 / 12:00 AM
SMPTE 2022 and the Future of Video Over IP
As broadcasters migrate towards IP networks for video transport, many systems are being phased out in favor of products that offer interoperability based on standards.
Jun 19, 2013 / 01:00 PM
The Move to the All-IT Facility
From a nonscientific survey, about 3–5 percent of the 1,600 vendors at NAB 2013 had breakthrough products, meaningful advances in technology, and bold new ideas related to IT/IP/cloud.

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