Codecs revisited: Meaning, method and MPEG

By A. Kumar 15. November 2018

 

Following on from an earlier blog, this post puts the spotlight on coder-decoders (that's codecs to you and me!) with a special look at the MPEG family. Read on…

 

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Temaer: technology, video, codec, mpeg

4K in cinema: past, present and future?

By Tom Bert 8. November 2018

 

This week's blog dives into the world of cinema image quality and format. Tom Bert, guest writer and digital cinema pro at projector manufacturer Barco, examines the digitization of the cinema, the buzz around HDR and what kind of image quality you can expect to see soon at a cinema near you!

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Temaer: technology, HDR, cinema, 4K

What is HDD and SSD?

By A. Kumar 1. November 2018

 

This week we go back to basics and look at two storage technologies: HDD (hard disk drive) and SSD (solid-state drive).

SSDs are known for their amazing performance at minimal cost, with the potential to speed up existing computer systems and servers without breaking the bank. Hard disk drives are low-cost with a much higher capacity to store data – which is the main reason they are still in use.  Join us for a quick take on the histories, benefits and just a few of the many acronyms in this field!

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Temaer: technology, ssd, hdd

Five technology watersheds

By Nevil Bounds 24. October 2018

 

The last few decades have seen enormous changes in workflow, equipment and possibilities. We asked Nevil Bounds which five significant shifts in technology have impacted on the creative and AV industries. Read on and see if you agree with his top five!

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Temaer: creative, tools, video, future, technology, IoT

Five examples of creative booth design

By Jacquie McHale 11. October 2018

Ready for some trade show inspiration? This week we're highlighting five booths that grabbed the attention of busy visitors with their creative use of visual effects. Enjoy!

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Temaer: mapping, visitor experience, multi-display, wow-factor, inspiration, tradeshows

Inside a projection designer's mind – Robert Mallin

By Robert Mallin 4. October 2018

This week’s blog is by up-and-coming theatre projection designer Robert Mallin who shares his experience working on the award-winning video design and realization of “ENRON” at the University of Texas at Austin. Find out how he tackled the creative and practical aspects of the design which featured eight overhead screens, two projectors and a barrage of information.

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Temaer: mediaserver, theater, projection design

What are genlock, framelock, & timecode sync and when do I need them?

By A. Kumar 27. September 2018

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In the world of professional video and audio production, maintaining a synchronized signal across multiple units, such as video cameras, screens, LED walls and multi-projector installations can be the difference between success or… disappointment (putting it mildly!).

So how can you synchronise the video signals coming out of different sources? In this blog, we take a look at genlock, framelock and timecode sync.

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Temaer: mediaserver, genlock, sync, timecode, framelock

Tech Check: BlackTrax Real-Time Motion Tracking

By Igor Fernando 20. September 2018

This week we take a look at real-time motion tracking and, more specifically, BlackTrax. We asked Igor Fernando from manufacturer CAST for a quick rundown of the system and the overall benefits of the technology. 

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Temaer: mapping, wow-factor, video pro, creative, entertainment technology, tracking, blacktrax

LED: From display niche to leader in large screen visualization

By Nevil Bounds 13. September 2018

Out of all the newer technologies that have been developed over the last 20 years, large screen LED displays surely rank among the most fascinating and influential across many market areas. Nevil Bounds shines a light on the success story of LED displays. 

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Temaer: visitor experience, wow-factor, tradeshows, LED, video quality

Interview: Piotr Majewski on events, challenges and creativity

By Jacquie McHale 6. September 2018

This week we're talking to Piotr Majewski, co-founder of MOOV, a multi-disciplinary design and production house. The award-winning Poznan-based studio prides itself on its mix of creative and engineering talent, designing innovative solutions for everything from conference setups, to cultural experiences, to complex events for global brands. So what goes into making a successful event and why is smart thinking the way forward?

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Temaer: mapping, wow-factor, video pro, creative, entertainment technology

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This blog is created by Dataton, and is about multi-display software and surrounding technologies, media servers, content creation - basically anything within the AV industry that serves to enrich the audience experience! Since the 90´s, Dataton has published News & Views, with content reflecting the world of multimedia communication. 

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