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

Interview: Stephan Mazurek on projection design in the theater

By Jacquie McHale 9. February 2019

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…

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Temaer: visitor experience, entertainment technology, inspiration, projection design

Stereoscopy – what, how, when and what happened to 3D TV?

By A. Kumar 25. January 2019

 

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?

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Temaer: technology, stereoscopy

Part 2: Network basics for media server operators

By David Aleksandersen 18. January 2019

 

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…

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Temaer: network, technology, tcp/ip, lan, security, switch, firewall, router

ISE 2019 & how to survive it

By Nevil Bounds 10. January 2019

 

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! 

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Temaer: tradeshows, ise

Top 10 News&Views blogs 2018

By Jacquie McHale 4. January 2019

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

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Temaer: SDI, entertainment technology, video pro, mapping, content, tradeshows, creative, blacktrax, projection design, 4K, time management, account management

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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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