NAB 2019: The Tech and the hype

By David Aleksandersen 19. April 2019

Welcome to NAB 2019: bigger, better, faster and more, more, MORE! David Aleksandersen reports from the world's largest trade show for the convergence of media, entertainment and technology, focusing on the broadcast sector of the AV industry. 

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Temaer: 8K, nabshow

What's a World Expo anyway?

By Jacquie McHale 12. April 2019

As participating nations begin releasing their pavilion designs for the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, we ask the age-old question: "What's a World Expo anyway?"

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Temaer: video pro, hospitality, brandbuilding, live entertainment industry, world expo

Listen up! 12 live entertainment podcasts you'll love

By Anna Robb 4. April 2019

 

Whether it be your daily commute, your late night hour to chill or your housework background audio, there is a Podcast to cater for anybody’s taste. Finding the perfect podcast for a live entertainment professional can be a hunt though, especially when you don’t necessarily dig Apple’s top rated on iTunes. Check out 12 industry-related podcasts for you to explore, compiled by Anna Robb at TheatreArtLife.

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Temaer: networking, social media, live entertainment industry, podcast

Social media in AV - peaks, pitfalls and tips!

By Nevil Bounds 28. March 2019

 

Over the last 10 years, social media has been used extensively in our business – but not always with the success that it may have deserved. In this blog, I take a look at some of the challenges of this astonishing way of communicating, and highlight a few of my personal favourite social media practitioners!

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Temaer: collaboration, avixa, meetings, networking, social media

Why is projection mapping so popular in events and marketing?

By David Aleksandersen 22. March 2019

Projection mapping is one of the most popular ways to create an event that’s out-of-the-ordinary. From small indoor stage effects to larger-than-life visuals on entire arenas, landmark buildings or other architectural landscapes, projection mapping as a marketing tool is here to stay. 

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Temaer: projection mapping, audience engagement, social media, brandbuilding

What are the challenges of distributing 4K or 8K video?

By David Aleksandersen 14. March 2019

“4K video delivers stunning beauty and resolution. But like most new technology, it comes with challenges to overcome as well.” These were the opening sentences of a Crestron white paper, published in 2014. Now it says 2019 on the calendar, and we have a wide range of display technologies with 8K resolution. Are we ready to rumble or are we stuck with the same challenges?

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Temaer: video format, video playback, video quality, displays, 8K, 4K

AI and IoT – in your hotel room

By Tom LeBlanc, Commercial Integrator 7. March 2019

Whether you see it as a bane or a boon (or simply part of the job), numerous hotel nights are the norm for many AV professionals. This week's blog takes a look at how the hospitality industry is focused on keeping pace with emerging hotel room technology, with artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) among the most likely to check in.

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Temaer: design thinking, visitor experience, internet of things, hospitality, hotel, AI

Common audio formats: Which one to use?

By David Aleksandersen 28. February 2019

Audio comes in a wide range of formats and types, just like video and images. For a media server operator, knowing your way around the audio jungle is a real plus, potentially saving you time, effort and some sleepless nights. This blog looks at the three major audio categories, and gives media server programmers a hot tip on audio format!

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Temaer: audio, audio interface, audience engagement, mediaserver, wav, lossless, lossy

Follow up: WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOLS FOR A VIDEO PROFESSIONAL?

By Jacquie McHale 21. February 2019

As any craftsman will tell you, it’s not only a matter of knowing what you’re doing, but also having the right tools for the job. We published a (subjective) list of essential tools for video pros a few months back and asked for your additions, too. Here goes…

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Temaer: tools, essentials, video pro

Why AV designs should be for the user experience – and how to do it

By Craig MacCormack, Commercial Integrator 15. February 2019

We’ve heard a lot about AV integrators and experience in the past few years, even more so since industry association InfoComm International rebranded itself as the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). The truth is most integrators have been doing user experience-based AV designs for years.

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Temaer: design thinking, audience engagement, avixa, visitor experience, entertainment technology, content

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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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