WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOLS FOR A VIDEO PROFESSIONAL?

By David Aleksandersen 21. June 2018

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. And in the case of video professionals, there are an awful lot of tools out there. Here's a list of my essential items. Think I’ve missed something off the list? Add your favorite in the comments box below!

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Temaer: tools, essentials, video pro

4K, 8K, 16K – the race for higher resolutions is on!

By David Aleksandersen 14. June 2018

We have embraced 4K, and while some are still struggling to get on top of the challenges that 4K brought, several manufacturers are gearing up for 8K resolutions – and beyond! What are the benefits and challenges of higher resolutions? What products are there in the market?

In this blog, I’ve taken a look at the race for higher resolutions, and sounded out two projector manufacturers, Barco and Digital Projection, as they ramp up for 8K.

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Temaer: video quality, future, displays, 8K, 16K, pixels

What is projection mapping?

By Adrian Pennington 7. June 2018

Video mapping, projection mapping, 3D mapping, spatial augmented reality or plain old mapping, the technology has plenty of names but the effect can be summed up in a single word: wow! We take a quick look at what it is and when to use it.

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Temaer: projection mapping, augmented reality, wow-factor, audience engagement, video, visitor experience

What is Dante?

By Nevil Bounds 31. May 2018

Network audio solutions have been around for many years now, but here’s one that seems to be gaining more traction than most. Dante has been adopted by many vendors who wish to include this kind of interface with their systems, either as fully integrated ones or standalone solutions.

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Temaer: multi-channel audio, low latency audio, audio interface, visitor experience, dante

Behind the scenes: Show networking best practices

By John Huntington 24. May 2018

This list of best practices originates from a lively panel discussion at the latest North American Theatre Engineering Conference (NATEAC) chaired by John Huntington, Professor of Entertainment Technology, and author of the industry must-read, 'Show Networks and Control Systems' (new edition out now!). It represents at least 30 years accumulated expertise in the industry, deploying, advising and educating about show networks. Read on…

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Temaer: network, optical fiber, entertainment technology, dante

I got 99 problems but EDID ain't one

By Miroslav Andel, David Aleksandersen 17. May 2018

Let’s face it, EDID can be a troublemaker. But don’t despair –  you can get a long way by simply understanding EDID and keeping a cool head…

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Temaer: installation, displays, video, EDIDemulation, EDID

Taking control of your AV, video and lighting environments

By Nevil Bounds 10. May 2018

Control systems have evolved incredibly over the last 40 years or so, but how do you get the best out of them and make them really effective?

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Temaer: audience engagement, lighting, visitor experience, GUI, control

What is SDI?

By David Aleksandersen 3. May 2018

Serial Digital Interface (SDI) is a professional digital video interface standard that has been used since the early 90s. From its relatively humble beginnings to 8K support, here's what you need to know about SDI and its benefits compared to other interface standards!

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Temaer: video quality, SDI, 8K, BNC, optical fiber

Five FAQs on GDPR

By Tove Törnström 26. April 2018

Is your inbox full of emails about changes in privacy and consent policies? The reason could be spelled GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). If you’re not familiar with the new European Union regulation, check out these five FAQs* first! 

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Temaer: gdpr, privacy, customers

DON'T STAY IN THE DARK ABOUT LIGHTING

By Nevil Bounds 19. April 2018

There is no shortage of design skill sets, technical ability and implementation. So why are lighting experiences often disappointing or underplayed? Nevil Bounds puts the focus on light.

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Temaer: audience engagement, lighting, LED lighting, lighting design, PLASA, LDI, PLS, visitor experience

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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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