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

There's no such thing as a free lunch

By Arica Rust 16. April 2020

Sound engineer Arica Rust takes a look at some of the challenges in the world of live audio and discusses the value of a scientific approach to system optimization to create the ultimate sound experience. 

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Temaer: sound, audience engagement, avpro, professional

Podcast 101 – tips to get up and running

By Nevil Bounds 1. April 2020

During this difficult time due to the coronavirus outbreak, many people are turning to podcasts in order to find alternative forms of entertainment. In this blog, regular broadcaster and audio tech aficionado, Nevil Bounds, explains why it has never been easier to create your own podcast and on an economical scale.

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Temaer: sound, audience engagement, podcast, avpro, professional, communication

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

The State Of The AV Industry 2020

By David Aleksandersen 7. March 2020

According to AVIXA™, the global professional AV Industry will reach a staggering USD 325 billion in 2024. And 2020 started off quite well…  before we learned a new word: Covid-19, coronavirus.

Let’s start with a quick look at the reasoning behind the AVIXA numbers, published before coronavirus made the headlines. AVIXA’s “2019 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis” states that the demand for pro-AV products and services is driven by a global rise in GDP (Gross Domestic Product), because the pro-AV industry provides solutions to almost all facets of the economy. The forecast shows that Asia-Pacific is overtaking the Americas as the largest revenue-producing region, while all markets globally will show growth. 

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Temaer: future, avixa, networking, professional

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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