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

What's a World Expo anyway?

By Jacquie McHale 12. April 2019

As participating nations begin releasing their pavilion designs for the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, we ask the age-old question: "What's a World Expo anyway?"

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Temaer: video pro, hospitality, brandbuilding, live entertainment industry, world expo

Follow up: WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOLS FOR A VIDEO PROFESSIONAL?

By Jacquie McHale 21. February 2019

As any craftsman will tell you, it’s not only a matter of knowing what you’re doing, but also having the right tools for the job. We published a (subjective) list of essential tools for video pros a few months back and asked for your additions, too. Here goes…

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Temaer: tools, essentials, video pro

Top 10 News&Views blogs 2018

By Jacquie McHale 4. January 2019

We're looking ahead to a great 2019 with a round-up of ten of our most popular blog posts from 2018. From 4K, SDI explained, to mapping, content management and time-management, we hope you'll enjoy catching up on posts you may have missed.

Interested in writing for our blog in 2019? If you'd like to share a story, ideas or your experience from the AV industry, we'd love to hear from you! Email News&Views

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Temaer: SDI, entertainment technology, video pro, mapping, content, tradeshows, creative, blacktrax, projection design, 4K, time management, account management

Tech Check: BlackTrax Real-Time Motion Tracking

By Igor Silva 20. September 2018

This week we take a look at real-time motion tracking and, more specifically, BlackTrax. We asked Igor Silva from manufacturer CAST for a quick rundown of the system and the overall benefits of the technology. 

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Temaer: wow-factor, entertainment technology, video pro, mapping, creative, tracking, blacktrax

Interview: Piotr Majewski on events, challenges and creativity

By Jacquie McHale 6. September 2018

This week we're talking to Piotr Majewski, co-founder of MOOV, a multi-disciplinary design and production house. The award-winning Poznan-based studio prides itself on its mix of creative and engineering talent, designing innovative solutions for everything from conference setups, to cultural experiences, to complex events for global brands. So what goes into making a successful event and why is smart thinking the way forward?

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Temaer: wow-factor, entertainment technology, video pro, mapping, creative

What is MPCDI?

By David Aleksandersen 16. August 2018

We all love an acronym and here's one that seems to be popping up more and more. MPCDI is a standard format for multi-projector alignment systems, allowing full integration among a range of devices, programs and display systems. But what does that mean in reality, and why are industry standards important? 

In this article, we’ll cover the following topics related to Multiple Projection Common Data Interchange (that’s MPCDI to us!)

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Temaer: standards, video pro, mediaserver

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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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