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  • What Comes After Silicon?

    What Comes After Silicon? by Randy Hoffner reprinted from http://www.TVTechnology.com 3/6/2012 Let's talk about silicon-- semiconductors, that is. The concept of the transistor dates back to at least 1925, when a physicist named Julius Edgar Lilenfeld obtained a Canadian patent for a field-effect transistor. He later obtained U.S. patents for the
    Posted to Avid Community Tips (Forum) by Jim Alfonse on Mon, Mar 19 2012
  • The Road to 3-D

    The Road to 3-D BY ALDO CUGNINI reprinted from http://broadcastengineering.com/RF/road-3d/ The tools are available to help digital television add a dimension. Although 3-D content is widely available in theaters, and 3-D disc players are now on retail shelves, terrestrial digital television has not caught up yet, and a standard supporting 3-D transmission
    Posted to Avid Community Tips (Forum) by Jim Alfonse on Mon, Feb 6 2012
  • Understanding AVCHD

    Understanding AVCHD Oct 1, 2011 12:00 PM, BY STEVE MULLEN reprinted from the http://www.BroadcastEngineering.com webpage The figures have been removed due to limitations of this forum. To view the complete article go to http://broadcastengineering.com/production/understanding_avchd/ Sorry for the inconvenience - Jim The codec differs from H.264/AVC
    Posted to Avid Community Tips (Forum) by Jim Alfonse on Mon, Nov 7 2011
  • Storage: From film to optical

    Storage: From film to optical Jun 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Collin Lajoie Heres a look back at the evolution from analog tape to modern digital servers, optical and flash storage products. reprinted from the broadcastengineering webpage Throughout the 1940s, television really began to come to the forefront. Producers were looking at the recently developed
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by Jim Alfonse on Mon, Sep 14 2009
  • File-based acquisition

    File-based acquisition Jun 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Nigel Arnott reprinted from the Broadcast Engineering website Acquisition formats should be a primary concern in file-based environments. The file-based environment has become highly desirable, and there are very compelling reasons for this. Once we break away from real-time transfers, then we open up
    Posted to Avid Community Tips (Forum) by Jim Alfonse on Thu, Jul 16 2009
  • File Based Delivery

    File-based delivery reprinted from the Broadcast Engineering website Dec 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Brad Gilmer Thanks to technical advances and falling prices for bandwidth, file-based content delivery is more common. Five years ago, file-based content delivery was making inroads with broadcasters, but it was still a somewhat unusual way to deliver video
    Posted to Avid Community Tips (Forum) by Jim Alfonse on Mon, Feb 9 2009
  • Getting loudness under control

    Getting loudness under control Dec 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Gilbert Besnard reprinted from the Broadcast Engineering website Television viewers have long complained about the audio level variance between channels, and from segment to segment. It has become the norm for viewers to have their remotes close to hand for fine-tuning the volume. Unfortunately
    Posted to Avid Community Tips (Forum) by Jim Alfonse on Tue, Jan 13 2009
  • Beyond HD

    Beyond HD Nov 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Craig Birkmaier reprinted from broadcastengineering.com Will 1080p improve the quality of HDTV? Does anyone out there still have a dot matrix printer? It seems they have gone the way of the horse-and-buggy and round tube TVs, a term that the consumer electronics industry is using to put the last nail in the shipping
    Posted to General Discussion & Off-Topic (Forum) by Jim Alfonse on Mon, Dec 29 2008
  • Replacing the CRT pt3

    Replacing the CRT III Nov 2, 2008 9:01 AM, By Russell Brown on the broadcastengineering.com website Today’s newest display technology strives to replicate the contrast, colorimetry and viewing angle of the best cathode ray tube (CRT) displays. The following technologies are either currently available or are in the pipeline. Broadcasters must pay
    Posted to Avid Community Tips (Forum) by Jim Alfonse on Sun, Nov 2 2008
  • Transport streams 101

    Transport streams 101 Aug 3, 2008 8:00 AM reprinted from the Broadcast Engineering web page A transport stream (TS) is where the DTV signal actually comes together; it contains all the audio, video and data in a multiplexed data stream that is sent from the studio to the transmitter and broadcast to viewers. The 8-VSB modulation used in DTV exciters
    Posted to Avid Community Tips (Forum) by Jim Alfonse on Tue, Oct 21 2008
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