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

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

Content management for media servers: What, why and how?

By Johannes-Christian "Jochri" Michel 5. July 2018

People often ask me what I’m doing when they see me sitting on the left or right of one (or up to three) WATCHOUT operators. “Me? I’m the content manager. Just give me your data and I’ll deal with it,” I usually reply. Judging by the number of blank looks I receive, the concept of content management is not as clear-cut as you might think. Here’s a brief look at what we do, why, and how content management could make your next production even smoother!

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Temaer: wow-factor, video pro, content, format, entertainment technology, video, corporate event, management

What is projection mapping?

By Adrian Pennington 7. June 2018

Video mapping, projection mapping, 3D mapping, spatial augmented reality or plain old mapping, the technology has plenty of names but the effect can be summed up in a single word: wow! We take a quick look at what it is and when to use it.

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Temaer: audience engagement, visitor experience, projection mapping, video, wow-factor, augmented reality

I got 99 problems but EDID ain't one

By Miroslav Andel, David Aleksandersen 17. May 2018

Let’s face it, EDID can be a troublemaker. But don’t despair –  you can get a long way by simply understanding EDID and keeping a cool head…

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Temaer: EDID, video, displays, installation, EDIDemulation

Is this a codec (or a container) which I see before me? 

By David Aleksandersen 4. April 2018

Are you finding containers and codecs and the difference between them a tad challenging? You are not the only one! 

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Temaer: standards, codec, container, format, audio, video

Video has never been better – make it work for you

By Nevil Bounds 29. March 2018

If you want to make an impact, the sky is the limit – literally in some cases! Industry-veteran Nevil Bounds talks about the effective use of video and how Dataton made a massive impact with WATCHOUT.

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Temaer: audience engagement, video quality, video, watchout, projection mapping

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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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