Media Servers
2014: A Year Not Unlike Others
You might not have noticed, but… you might be tracking the wrong trends.
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
IBC Reflections
Forward Thinker
C-SPAN Pay Wall Spotlights Multiplatform Challenge
It’s All Just ‘Television,’ Or Is It?
What Tom Said: Hatching the UHD Egg
 
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.
Nov 25, 2013 / 07:00 PM
The Workflow of Storage
Entire industry sectors, not just broadcast, media and entertainment, encourage drive manufacturers to throw fuel on this uncontrollable fire.
Oct 07, 2013 / 04:00 PM
Virtualizing the Growth of Metadata
With a growing need to retain all sorts of data applicable to media and entertainment content, where and how all the variances will be kept is a continuing question that storage vendors, enterprise media asset management providers and equipment manufacturers continue to address.
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