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

A technician's purchasing experience

By Anna Tompkins 2. October 2020

For a theater or AV technician, precision in purchasing can mean the difference between a successful show or a whole lot of stress. Anna Tompkins looks at what can go wrong in the acquisition process and, more importantly, how to make sure it's right next time.

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Temaer: professional, communication, purchasing

Maximizing tech support: get ready, get smart

By Ian Johnson 12. September 2020

A Dataton Academy certified trainer with a background in theater technology, Ian Johnson has seen both sides of technical support, asking the questions as well as advising others. In this blog, he shares his three key strategies for maximizing tech support time and quality. Read on!

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Temaer: professional, communication, covid19, tech support

Keep your cool backstage as a stage manager: 12 insights

By Liam Klenk 20. August 2020

"As a stage manager, your main job is to achieve the impossible." Author and experienced stage manager, Liam Klenk shares insights on how to maintain calmness and balance in a challenging environment. 

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Temaer: collaboration, avpro, professional, stage manager, 12 tips

Navigating The New Normal in Business Communication

By Nevil Bounds 6. August 2020

‘The New Normal’ is a phrase which has been used and perhaps over-used in the last few months when describing our lives post Covid-19 lockdown. From a business and meetings point of view, how will our interaction change and what will that interaction look like?

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Temaer: professional, communication, videoconference, covid19

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

Dear Diary – VJ Spetto on life in lockdown

By VJ Spetto 19. June 2020

 

This week we hand the blog over to internationally-acclaimed VJ Spetto, founder of United VJs, who reflects on life before and after a pandemic, with a candid look at the downsides and (unexpected) upsides of life in lockdown.

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Temaer: video, avpro, professional, lockdown, VJ

The science of color and light

By Michael Cassera 9. June 2020

Additive color mixing, Newton's Theory of Color, subtractive mixing, CMY fixtures… Las Vegas-based lighting designer and technical manager Michael Cassera examines the theory behind color and light.

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Temaer: lighting design, avpro, professional, color

Going virtual – museums in the age of corona

By Nevil Bounds 21. May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on visitor numbers to museums, attractions and tourist destinations around the world. Not to mention the all-important revenue that is attached to these. What can on-line and ‘virtual’ tours offer and how many organisations have grasped the opportunities that lie out there?

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Temaer: audience engagement, VR, professional, communication, AR

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