Friday, March 24th, 2017

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 [...]

June 16, 2015, SMPTE Entertainment in the Internet Age, Stanford, CA—A panel considered resource allocation for developments in media delivery. Robert Kisor SMPTE past president moderated the panel. Panelists included Anne Aaron from Netflix, Wendy Aylsworth from Warner Bros., Bill Baggelaar, from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Pierre Larbier from Ateme, Paul Haskell from Harmonic, and Matthew [...]

July 2014 – At the CosmoProf Expo in Las Vegas, the usual spa, specialty and retail cosmetics and makeup products had a niche that was now focusing on the upper end of the professional makeup space. This upper end is the professional makeup products for film, TV and stage use. These products have had to [...]

October 5, 2013, IEEE Communications Society and Consumer Electronics Society, Santa Clara, CA—Peter Symes from SMPTE, the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers, talked about the displays and infrastructure beyond HD. The next generation of TV will have brighter and sharper pictures, but the challenge is for the industry to not have another 3-D [...]

June 2013, At the 2013 E3 show one of the largest social interactions with gaming is the capture and posting of game play and accomplishments on the web and social media. For serious gamers, the latency from the capture systems on consoles and the reduction of resources in the CPU & GPU in the PC [...]

April 8, 2013, National Association of Broadcasters, Las Vegas—We talked with AJA about their latest product releases. After 20 years in the business, the company is still cranking out new products. They have a number of converters on hand including the Hi5-4K, a quad 3G SDI to 4k HDMI, and the ROI, a DVI and [...]

 June 2012 – ARM recently presented an update on their MALI GPU platform, which is targeting the estimated 4B devices utilizing graphics engines by 2016. The GPU is addressing the visual computing market with has been tasked at improving the QOE (quality of experience) of the user, while consuming digital content. The prevalence of graphics [...]

 January 2012, Las Vegas, One of the big discussions at CES was the prevalence of 4G networks, and the hopeful availability of video conferencing. The promise of 4G networks with their high bandwidth potentials has brought a great deal of excitement to the marketplace. At the CES show, Alcatel was showing an LTE transceiver pair [...]

 January 6, 2011 CES, Las Vegas-HDbaseT is a new organization that is looking to move video over Cat5e cables. They have all of the capabilities and speed of HDMI 1.4 without the costs. In addition, they can supply up to 100 W over the cables to power a remote device. The system used a lot [...]

 January 4, 2011, Storage Visions Las Vegas-Jeff Lowe, COO of Building 4 Media, talked about converting a broadcast studio into a digital flow in his presentation titled “bigger and more expensive doesn’t always mean better”. He noted that enterprise-class storage systems are not suitable for media operations. After spending 10 years of Apple, and thinking [...]