HDMI 2.1 is here – what do you need to know?

By David Aleksandersen 12. January 2018

With the recent announcement of version 2.1 of HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface), its hightime to considerthe implications for the AV industry. Resolutions up to 10K, high and variable frame rates, dynamic HDR and improved audio let's takea look at what the new HDMI 2.1 standard will bring. 

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Temaer: video quality, interface, HDR, HFR, High Frame Rate, hdmi, High Dynamic Range

How to understand DMX and avoid potential pitfalls

By David Aleksandersen 12. January 2018

DMX (Digital Multiplex) is a digital network communication standard, mostly used to control lighting equipment. With the versatility of the standard making it increasingly popular in other applications,it's time to learn about DMX, and how to avoid potential pitfalls using it!  

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Temaer: network, cables, interface, protocol, DMX512

What is ASIO, and how can it improve media server audio playback?

By David Aleksandersen 11. December 2017

ASIO (Audio Stream Input Output), is a proprietary multi-channel audio interface, developed by Steinberg, which bypasses the operating system's mixing kernel to provide the lowest latency direct communication between the media server and the sound hardware. 

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Temaer: steinberg, asio compatible, asio, multi-channel audio, audio, low latency audio, audio interface

What is WASAPI?

By David Aleksandersen 11. December 2017

WASAPI (Windows Audio Session API) is Microsoft’s multi-channel audio interface for communication with audio devices. WASAPI was introduced with Windows Vista™ and is supported by Windows 7 and later versions. WASAPI delivers an unmodified audio-stream to a sound device, and provides similar benefits as ASIO.

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Temaer: wasapi,, asio, sound, multi-channel audio, microsoft windows, audio interface

What is NDI™ (Network Device Interface)?

By David Aleksandersen 11. December 2017

NDI™ (Network Device Interface) is a free protocol for Video over IP, developed by NewTek. It is designed to allow distribution of live professional video over existing IP infrastructure, freeing users from hardware constraints and gives the benefits of reduced cost and deployment time.

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Temaer: compression, video format, video over ip, ip video, network video, bandwidth, ndi, network device interface, network

What is camera-based projection auto-alignment?

By David Aleksandersen 11. December 2017

Camera-based automatic projection alignment empowers integrators, show operators and end-users to align and calibrate any number of projection channels in domes, complex projection surfaces, flat or curved surfaces in a cost-efficient way.

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Temaer: automated camera alignment, camera calibration, projection alignment, camera, omagica, multi-channel projection, spheres, domes, complex surfaces, projection mapping, auto alignment, domeprojection.com

Dataton’s commitment to the GDPR

By David Aleksandersen 5. December 2017

At Dataton, your privacy is important. That’s why we’re already preparing for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This new legislation is designed to unify and strengthen data privacy laws for all individuals across Europe and will come into effect on May 25, 2018. Read on and see how we’re getting ready for the GDPR, plus how the new rules may affect you.

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Temaer: dataton, gdpr, privacy, data security

Uncompressed video playback?

By David Aleksandersen 12. October 2017

Video compression is a challenge for a wide range of applications, as it reduces overall image quality and adds unwanted artefacts such as discoloration, break-ups and noise to the image. But when do you need uncompressed? And is compressed good enough?

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Temaer: uncompressed, compression, video format, watchout, video playback, video quality

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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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