Guide to becoming a media server professional – Part 9: The network standards

By David Aleksandersen 23. July 2020

Have you considered becoming a professional media server operator or user? Unsure of what technical skills you need to become one? In the ninth blog in the series, we look at networked video and audio standards – a topic that seems hotter than ever these days.

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Temaer: network video, audio, network device interface, mediaserver, professional

The Early Synth Days: Electronic music, the 70s and start of Dataton

By Björn Sandlund 11. July 2020

This week, we're adding a dash of history to the blog with an excerpt from "The Early Synth Days" by Dataton founder, Björn Sandlund. Aimed at readers with a major interest in synth history (and/or the cultural climate of 1970s Sweden!), the story begins at the world's most advanced electronic music studio and ends with a startup focused on modular solutions for playback. Read on… 

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Temaer: dataton, communication, history, synth

Guide to becoming a media server professional – Part 8: The network

By David Aleksandersen 25. June 2020

Have you considered becoming a professional media server operator or user? Unsure of what technical skills you need to become one? In blog number eight in the series, we continue with the infrastructure and system setup, moving on to network standards and connectivity. So fetch a coffee and let’s go!

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Temaer: cables, displays, video pro, mediaserver, professional, adapters

Dear Diary – VJ Spetto on life in lockdown

By VJ Spetto 19. June 2020

 

This week we hand the blog over to internationally-acclaimed VJ Spetto, founder of United VJs, who reflects on life before and after a pandemic, with a candid look at the downsides and (unexpected) upsides of life in lockdown.

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Temaer: video, avpro, professional, lockdown, VJ

The science of color and light

By Michael Cassera 9. June 2020

Additive color mixing, Newton's Theory of Color, subtractive mixing, CMY fixtures… Las Vegas-based lighting designer and technical manager Michael Cassera examines the theory behind color and light.

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Temaer: lighting design, avpro, professional, color

Going virtual – museums in the age of corona

By Nevil Bounds 21. May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on visitor numbers to museums, attractions and tourist destinations around the world. Not to mention the all-important revenue that is attached to these. What can on-line and ‘virtual’ tours offer and how many organisations have grasped the opportunities that lie out there?

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Temaer: audience engagement, VR, professional, communication, AR

Multiexperience – the next tech trend in the AV industry?

By David Aleksandersen 4. May 2020

While virtual reality as a term has been around for quite some time, multiexperience, augmented reality and mixed reality are relatively new terms. But what do these technologies and terms encompass? And how will people-centric multiexperience impact the audio-visual business?

 

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Temaer: future, entertainment technology, networking, VR, AR, multiexperience

There's no such thing as a free lunch

By Arica Rust 16. April 2020

Sound engineer Arica Rust takes a look at some of the challenges in the world of live audio and discusses the value of a scientific approach to system optimization to create the ultimate sound experience. 

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Temaer: sound, audience engagement, avpro, professional

Podcast 101 – tips to get up and running

By Nevil Bounds 1. April 2020

During this difficult time due to the coronavirus outbreak, many people are turning to podcasts in order to find alternative forms of entertainment. In this blog, regular broadcaster and audio tech aficionado, Nevil Bounds, explains why it has never been easier to create your own podcast and on an economical scale.

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Temaer: sound, audience engagement, podcast, avpro, professional, communication

Guide to becoming a media server professional – Part 7: The infrastructure

By David Aleksandersen 28. March 2020

Interested in becoming a professional media server operator or user, but aren't sure which skills you need? In the seventh blog in this series, we focus on infrastructure and system setup, including connectivity and capturing content from external sources.

These posts are based on recommendations from the fine people of the Media Server Professionals (Facebook) group.

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Temaer: cables, displays, video pro, mediaserver, professional, adapters

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