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

Is there anyone out there… Digitization & the unmanned booth

By Tom Bert 29. December 2018

 

As movie theaters experience their usual holiday upswing, guest writer Tom Bert takes a look behind the scenes: at digitization in the cinema, its effect on operation and the unmanned booth!

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Temaer: technology, cinema

Network basics for media server operators

By David Aleksandersen 13. December 2018

 

We live in a networked world – more and more services and products use networks for communication and content distribution. Do you need to be an IT engineer to be able to do network setups for your AV installation? Absolutely not.

If you rewind just a few years, sound, audio and lighting devices had their own, dedicated, communication connectivity. Not only did they have dedicated protocols, but also physical cables and connectors. What's more, inter-operability between these technologies was not a focus – neither for the users nor the developers. And IP (Internet Protocol) based networks were for the IT world, a completely different realm from the world of AV. But this is about to change. 

You don't need to be an IT engineer to do AV networks, but you really need to have some key network skills. In this blog post, we take a look at the following topics:

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Temaer: network, technology, tcp/ip

Time and the account manager

By Nevil Bounds 6. December 2018

 

Both the technology we use to communicate and the role of the account manager in the AV world have changed hugely over the years. Industry veteran Nevil Bounds muses on time, tech and shifting roles. 

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Temaer: technology, business, time management, account management

Codecs revisited: What are H.264 and H.265?

By A. Kumar 22. November 2018

 

Following on from earlier blogs on the subject, this post looks at high performance codecs that are popular in AV pro circles, with the focus on H.264 and H.265. Read on…

 

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Temaer: technology, video, codec, h264, h265

Codecs revisited: Meaning, method and MPEG

By A. Kumar 15. November 2018

 

Following on from an earlier blog, this post puts the spotlight on coder-decoders (that's codecs to you and me!) with a special look at the MPEG family. Read on…

 

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Temaer: technology, video, codec, mpeg

4K in cinema: past, present and future?

By Tom Bert 8. November 2018

 

This week's blog dives into the world of cinema image quality and format. Tom Bert, guest writer and digital cinema pro at projector manufacturer Barco, examines the digitization of the cinema, the buzz around HDR and what kind of image quality you can expect to see soon at a cinema near you!

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Temaer: HDR, technology, cinema, 4K

What is HDD and SSD?

By A. Kumar 1. November 2018

 

This week we go back to basics and look at two storage technologies: HDD (hard disk drive) and SSD (solid-state drive).

SSDs are known for their amazing performance at minimal cost, with the potential to speed up existing computer systems and servers without breaking the bank. Hard disk drives are low-cost with a much higher capacity to store data – which is the main reason they are still in use.  Join us for a quick take on the histories, benefits and just a few of the many acronyms in this field!

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Temaer: technology, ssd, hdd

Five technology watersheds

By Nevil Bounds 24. October 2018

 

The last few decades have seen enormous changes in workflow, equipment and possibilities. We asked Nevil Bounds which five significant shifts in technology have impacted on the creative and AV industries. Read on and see if you agree with his top five!

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Temaer: IoT, technology, future, video, tools, creative

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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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