Media Servers
Broadcast’s Future Depends On Consumer Electronics
As the 2015 International CES was winding down, there was enough news out of the show indicated that—when it comes to gaining a foothold with millennials who disdain the concept of “television”—broadcast television has its work cut out for it.
The More Things Change
McAdams On: 2015
Archiving: Maintaining Relevance for the Future
Education Episodes Are Made For Multiplatform Release
2014: A Year Not Unlike Others
In 2014…
McAdams On: FCC Schism and its Impact on the Auction
Is ATSC 3.0 for Real?
McAdams On: Our Clunky Tech
Auction-Displaced LPTV Costs Could Reach $1 Billion
McAdams On: Caveat Auctor
HBO, CBS Raise OTT Profile
McAdams On: SMPTE
Repercussions of Wheeler's 'Online Video' Blog
What Tom Said: About Appointment TV
 
Jan 16, 2015 / 02:00 AM
Mass Storage Elements in IT-Class Media Servers
Broadcast central equipment rooms now include from a couple dozen to well over a hundred computers and servers similar to those used in corporate or enterprise datacenters.
Jan 12, 2015 / 06:00AM
The Art of Load Balancing
Those who design, build or operate video facilities have grown accustomed to employing multiple PCs, workstations and IT servers as part of their systems.
Dec 03, 2014 / 12:21 AM
Non-Volatile Memory Grows in Popularity
Whether baked from silicon hardware or made fluidly agile with software codecs, video servers have become stable, mature and mainstream necessities for media capture, distribution and play-to-air for the broadcast industry.
Oct 13, 2014 / 11:20 AM
Elements of Enterprise COTS Servers
Performance, capacity and reliability— these are not exactly the “three Rs” of past—but they do state three of the prime metrics used in selecting many of the new IT-based media server and storage components.
Aug 15, 2014 / 03:37 PM
Examining Video Server Configurations
Video servers are becoming commodity- like components for many applications, whether for a traditional television station play-to-air system or as an element in a content delivery platform.
Apr 29, 2014 / 02:51 PM
Unlocking Software-Defined Storage
Just when you thought you’d had your fill of three-letter- acronyms, on comes yet another TLA; this time it’s “SDS” or software-defined storage.
Apr 15, 2014 / 07:00 PM
Hybrid Secure Storage Devices
Users of computer and server systems may have self-encrypting and/or hybrid hard disk drives and not be aware of it.
Feb 14, 2014 / 08:00 AM
Breaking Down the File Systems, Pt. II
Last month we began discussing typical file systems, starting first with local and shared file systems, then moving into the network file system.
Feb 05, 2014 / 06:00 AM
Breaking Down the File System, Pt. 1
File systems, at the broadest of perspectives, have continually evolved functionally and dimensionally over the past several years.
Dec 16, 2013 / 11:00 AM
Examining the Evolution of Archives
On a tangential topic for television lighting, this month I wanted to talk about color temperature— not just the basics of “tungsten” and “daylight”—but how we dealt with rapidly varying color temperatures while shooting a reality show.
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