IT for Broadcast Operators
A one-hour course written by John Luff, consultant
Develop your understanding of IT-based technology in television, broadcast, satellite and network facilities as you learn the basics in this introductory-level course. This course is ideal for new staff members, broadcast operators and entry-level personnel to learn about the basic use of IT-centric technology in a video environment. Topics covered include video networks, types of broadcast storage, data networks, business networks, redundancy planning and security.
You will learn:
- Dynamics of broadcast networks
- Video storage systems
- Maintaining broadcast networks
- Redundancy planning
- Testing back up systems
- Planning for growth
- Version testing
- Format conversion
- Metadata and MXF
John Luff is an independent media technology consultant specializing in a wide range of television technology, facility planning and system design issues. Over the last four decades, his clients have included public and commercial broadcasters across North America and Europe. In 2005, he was elected as a Fellow of the SMPTE.
He founded Synergistic Technologies Incorporated (STI), which was purchased by AZCAR, where he served until 2006. He was responsible for design and project management for the first 720p origination center at ABC in New York, as well as the first 720p HDTV mobile unit used to bring Monday Night Football and the Super Bowl to audiences in 1999 and 2000.
In addition to presentations to SMPTE and SBE conferences, since 1998 he has written a regular column and feature articles for Broadcast Engineering. He is the author of “Centralized Broadcast Operations,” to be released by Focal Press in 2007.