Friday, March 24th, 2017

 February 2017 – Webcams have been an integrated part of mobile computing and an add-on for desktop computing for several decades. These cameras have been increasing in performance over the years for image size, resolution, frame rate and color clarity. They have been bounded by the interface speed of USB2 which limited the capabilities for [...]

December 2016 – We recently had the chance to spend a full month with the Blackmagic Design Teranex Express format converter. We tested out the product in a production studio that was broadcasting both SD and FHD content on air and for streaming. The studio features both production shows and live in-studio broadcast using a [...]

 November 2016 – Over the start of the holiday season, we had a chance to test out the new AMD Radeon Pro WX7100 Professional Workstation Graphic Card. The WX7100 represent the marketplaces first single slot 4 x 4K display capable graphics card with 8GB of on board GDDR5 memory. The graphics card uses the WX7100 [...]

August 2016 – In a briefing at Intel Developer Forum, they provided an overview of the new generation of laptop and desktop computer Core Processor chips that form the i3/i5/i7 series of devices.    The new generation, the 7th in the Core series line, uses the improved design rule version of the Intel 14nm process that [...]

August 2016 – This year, the Flash Memory Summit featured an entire panel track that was focusing on Media and Entertainment. One of the panels discussed the growing use of flash memory for HDR, UHD and 4K content capture and editing. The panel was moderated by Lidia Paulinska, Editor in Chief of Bright Blue Innovation [...]

July 2016 – At the StudioXperience area at SIGGRAPH HP workstations was showing their Z series computing and display products for the professional content creation space. The start of exhibit area was the DreamColor professional displays, then the desktop workstations and finally the portable workstations which now can have integrated DreamColor displays. HP DreamColor Professional [...]

April 2016 – At the annual NAB show, Blackmagicdeisgn once again announced over a dozen new products. New and unique this year, are two products that were standouts on the show floor. The first is expanding the broadcast marketplace to include the IoT world. The second is a product targeted for the live performance marketplace. [...]

April 2016 – At the 2015 NAB, Vnova introduced the Perseus compression solution. At this this years show they were showing off the industry adoption and success of the solution. The product was first introduced as a lossless video compression engine. The current manifestation of the product is a universal data compression and transport technology. [...]

April 2016 – NAB 2016 was the first big public announcement and push for the new combination of Harmonic and their acquisition of Thomson Video Networks. The combined company presented their new unified vision for agile video delivery. This new push leverages the Harmonic expertise in the appliance marketplace and compression for traditional broadcast into [...]

 April 2016 – One of the themes of the 2016 NAB show was the workflows and products for High Dynamic Range content. As content moves to 4K and 8K resolutions, they are also observing the ITU-R Recommendation BT.2020, specification. Known as Rec. 2020, it specifies two resolutions of 3840 × 2160 (“4K”) and 7680 × [...]