https://youtu.be/cePp4LdDdS4 Phil goes over some of the history of SDi and how we got to the current standard for 4k/UHD TV that is 12G SDi. You can snag the slides here. Keep an eye on the upcoming tech breakfasts on the main Jigsaw24 events page.
I’ve have been a terrible blogger over the last couple of months; just super-busy at work, but I have done a couple of presentations in Jigsaw24’s ongoing series of Tech Breakfasts. […]
It’s been nearly a decade since the 17th Edition came into force. Currently at the committee-stage the 18th Edition will come into force at the end of 2018. The request for comments runs through until the end of August and is well worth signing up to the BSI to read the proposal and have a [...]
This is part 4 of a larger article intending to introduce the reader to Avid’s NEXIS shared storage system. Read part 3 here. In the earlier parts of this article I discussed some of the key aspects of NEXIS, discussed the NEXIS Pro in some detail and introduced the NEXIS Enterprise Engines. In this part [...]
This is part 3 of a larger article intending to introduce the reader to Avid's NEXIS shared storage system. Read part 2 here. In the Parts 1 and 2 of this article I discussed some of the key aspects of NEXIS that differentiates Avid | NEXIS from its predecessors. In this article I will discuss [...]
This is part 2 of a larger article intending to introduce the reader to Avid's NEXIS shared storage system. Read part 1 here. So, where does NEXIS improve on Avid's previous generation storage systems? Avid|NEXIS takes several significant steps to improve on its previous stable mates. Here is an overview of what has been done [...]
If you were Avid and were looking to develop a shared storage product to supersede its predecessors, what would you place on the list of "must have" features and design factors? After hearing some rumours, I was thinking about this late in 2015 and I tried to imagine what the likely product would feature. There [...]
We're delighted to announce that we will soon be the world's first Avid Learning Partner to provide Avid certified training for NEXIS. Personnel who will be responsible for planning, installing, supporting and administrating Avid’s new NEXIS shared storage system will be able to obtain industry recognition of their skills by taking Avid Certified training from [...]
A review of Colour Reproduction in Electronic Imaging Systems: Photography, Television, Cinematography by Michael S. Tooms
All of my colourimetry comes from doing it; my theoretical knowledge isn't that great as I didn't study it at university and the colour training at the Beeb, although entirely appropriate to what a TV engineer needs was just that; TV-centric. Over the last ten years I would credit the following industry colleagues for widening [...]
Starting with the fundamentals of cryptography (difference between symmetric & public-key etc), Phil goes over the encryption techniques used in the Enigma machine (with a genuine, working example) through to HDCP and the other forms of content protection used in our industry: Symmetric vs Public-key crypto Examples – DES, AES/Rijndael etc HDCP, Blueray and the [...]
We are delighted to announce that root6 has been awarded Avid Learning Partner (ALP) status and will soon start running training courses for ISIS and Interplay in a new facility at our Berwick Street offices. The ALP Professional level status will enable root6 to run courses varying in length from 1-3 days for editors, engineers, [...]
Here's a brilliant document from Tek - tell you all you need to know about eye pattern, jitter etc. http://www.tek.com/document/how-guide/sdi-eye-and-jitter-measurements...
If you attended the "Fundamentals of Video File Structures" class at BVE in London on February 15th 2012 and would like a copy of the class notes, they can be downloaded here: 101_Digital_Media_Files_2012.pdf Thank you.
root6 is once again sponsoring the “Broadcast Meets IT” theatre at BVE 2012 and as well as presenting a number of the free seminars: Sienna "Active Logging" appliance for ultra-fast-turnaround Video on demandTuesday 14th February, 2pmMark Gilbert, Gallery With all our major broadcasters now providing VOD platforms, the need to live edit and prepare material [...]
Our head of Systems Integration and broadcast-engineering "Yoda", Phil Crawley, recently shared some of his vast knowledge in a series of packed out seminars at BVE - "training tasters" of root6's half-day training courses. If you didn't manage to squeeze your way in, or did but couldn't jot down all the info fast enough, then [...]