Guide to becoming a media server pro – Part 10: Capture and input

By David Aleksandersen 16. October 2020

Have you thought about becoming a professional media server operator or user? Unsure of what technical skills you need to become one? In the 10 th blog in this series, we focus on ways to capture content from external sources and some of the challenges with these systems.
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Temaer: network video, network device interface, mediaserver, professional, capture

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

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

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

What every media server operator should know

By John Mims III 18. January 2020

 

As a media server operator and content manager, John Mims, J3Consulting.org, is the go-to guy for leading producers and brands in the US. In this blog, he looks at the role of the operator, and offers practical advice to ensure your next show runs even more smoothly. 

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Temaer: event, mediaserver, avpro, operator

Guide to becoming a media server professional – Part 6: The display

By David Aleksandersen 15. December 2019

Are you thinking about becoming a professional media server operator or user, but aren't sure which skills you need? In the sixth blog in the series, we will dig into the world of displays!

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

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Temaer: LED, displays, video pro, mediaserver, professional, blend, projectors

Guide to becoming a media server professional – Part 5: Three dimensions

By David Aleksandersen 30. November 2019

Are you thinking about becoming a professional media server operator or user, but aren't sure which skills you need? This is blog number five in the series, and this time we're shining a light on 3D files, formats and projection mapping

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

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Temaer: projection mapping, tools, video pro, mediaserver, stereoscopy, professional, 3D

Guide to becoming a media server professional – Part 4: The images

By David Aleksandersen 10. November 2019

Are you thinking about becoming a professional media server operator or user, but aren't sure which skills you need? In the fourth instalment of this guide, we continue to explore content for media playback with a look at still-image formats. From compressed/lossy image formats to uncompressed/lossless formats to the age-old question, when do you need uncompressed?

As always, the content is based on recommendations from the fine people of the Media Server Professionals (Facebook) group.

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Temaer: tools, video pro, networking, mediaserver, professional, still image format

Guide to becoming a media server professional – Part 3: The bits

By David Aleksandersen 27. October 2019

Have you considered becoming a professional media server operator or user? Unsure of what technical skills you need? This is blog number three in our series on media server pros, and this time we’re digging further into the details of media server content (yes, video) for playback in media servers, based on recommendations from the fine people of the Media Server Professionals (Facebook) group.

Let’s pick up from where we finished in the last post!

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Temaer: tools, video pro, networking, mediaserver, professional

Guide to becoming a media server professional – Part 2: The tech

By David Aleksandersen 12. October 2019

Are you thinking about becoming a professional media server operator or user, but aren't sure which skills you need? I asked this as an open question to a Facebook group of Media Server Professionals, and the response was overwhelming. This is the second in a series of blogs inspired by their valuable recommendations on traits, tools, media server approach, content and technologies to know, with my own experience thrown into the pot, too. Keep an eye out for a full-blown eBook on the subject later on!

“Dear fellow Media Server Professionals, I am writing an article about things you should know or learn as a fresh media server operator. Like a small best-practice guide, both on soft skills and hardware to know.  

I would highly appreciate your input on this. What would an experienced professional like yourself say to a newbie?”

This second blog looks at media server philosophy and hones in on audio and video. Let's get going… 

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Temaer: audio, tools, video pro, networking, mediaserver, professional

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