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

Guide to becoming a media server professional – part 1

By David Aleksandersen 26. September 2019

Have you considered becoming a professional media server operator or user, but aren't sure which skills you need? After meeting with many keen students and fledgeling operators over the years at trade shows and in the classroom, I posed the question below to a Facebook group of Media Server Professionals and asked for their thoughts on the matter. This article is the first of two, presenting their valuable recommendations.

“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?”

I was not surprised by the level of helpfulness in the media server community, but I was admittedly amazed by the sheer volume of responses. 

Here's an overview of what I will cover in this article. In a later post, I will tackle the technical stuff. And, because the feedback was so overwhelming and many topics deserve more than a few short sentences, don’t be surprised if there’s a more comprehensive eBook on the subject available at a later date!

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

InfoComm 2019 – Stats, Sound, Sessions and Sviatovid

By Nevil Bounds 24. May 2019

 

It’s that time of year again. Hard to believe that InfoComm 2019 is just around the corner at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida in June.

InfoComm is the largest professional audio-visual trade show in North America. With 1,000 exhibitors and an estimated 44,000 attendees from 110 countries, InfoComm is once again showing us that producer AVIXA continues to expand its professional development and certification, as well as a superb showcase for the latest technology.

Read on for facts, news and tips for your visit to the OCCC! 

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Temaer: avixa, meetings, networking, tradeshows, infocomm

Listen up! 12 live entertainment podcasts you'll love

By Anna Robb 4. April 2019

 

Whether it be your daily commute, your late night hour to chill or your housework background audio, there is a Podcast to cater for anybody’s taste. Finding the perfect podcast for a live entertainment professional can be a hunt though, especially when you don’t necessarily dig Apple’s top rated on iTunes. Check out 12 industry-related podcasts for you to explore, compiled by Anna Robb at TheatreArtLife.

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Temaer: networking, social media, live entertainment industry, podcast

Social media in AV - peaks, pitfalls and tips!

By Nevil Bounds 28. March 2019

 

Over the last 10 years, social media has been used extensively in our business – but not always with the success that it may have deserved. In this blog, I take a look at some of the challenges of this astonishing way of communicating, and highlight a few of my personal favourite social media practitioners!

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Temaer: collaboration, avixa, meetings, networking, social media

The importance of a great network (and we're not talking Ethernet)

By Nevil Bounds 12. July 2018

This month, I’m celebrating 40 years of working in both the AV and broadcast industries. There is no question that I could not have done this without a great network. Whether it is trade shows, industry events, social media or being a member of an organization, networking with like-minded people has fundamentally changed how I interact with new contacts. Here's why and how I choose to network!

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Temaer: video pro, networking, social media

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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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