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!
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…
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.
If you're a regular theater-goer in the Chicago area, chances are you've seen Stephan Mazurek's projection designs on the stage. He also regularly works on productions in New York and elsewhere in the US. We talked to this multi-talented storyteller – photographer, projection designer, explorer, and documentary film-maker – about recent theater projects, workflow and highlights. Read on…
You’ll find stereoscopic displays widely implemented in a multitude of applications ranging from operating remote devices, television and video games, scientific visualisation, computer-aided design, to medical surgery, and, of course, entertainment. The technology and 3D effects have contributed enormously in enhancing the user experience. But what do you really know about stereoscopy?
With an ever-growing number of products and systems using networks for communication and content distribution, it's more important than ever to understand the most frequent concepts and terms. In a previous post, I looked at some of the basic skills a media server operator needs in our networked world. This post digs a bit deeper. Read on…
The Integrated Systems Europe show is in its penultimate year at the Amsterdam RAI venue. It is expected to attract over 1,300 exhibitors and 80,000 attendees. How has this event gone from strength to strength and successfully covered such a wide variety of topics? Nevil Bounds has attended every ISE since the 2004 launch and shares his top 10 tips for making the most of your visit to ISE!
We're looking ahead to a great 2019 with a round-up of ten of our most popular blog posts from 2018. From 4K, SDI explained, to mapping, content management and time-management, we hope you'll enjoy catching up on posts you may have missed.
Interested in writing for our blog in 2019? If you'd like to share a story, ideas or your experience from the AV industry, we'd love to hear from you! Email News&Views
As movie theaters experience their usual holiday upswing, guest writer Tom Bert takes a look behind the scenes: at digitization in the cinema, its effect on operation and the unmanned booth!
Whether you’ll be spending the impending holidays relaxing with family, programming a show or working an event, you deserve that special gift!
We asked a bunch of AV pros what they’d most like for Christmas and here’s their top ten, together with some pretty solid motivations.
Disclaimer: Gift ideas are listed in no particular order, are sometimes only loosely related to AV and range from low to BIG budget.