The revolution in broadcast technologies has brought extraordinary challenges to production, operations and management professionals. Broadcast Engineering has teamed up with industry experts to provide you with the technical information you need to stay current with new technological alternatives, help you review options and make more informed decisions. Our eBooks provide a solid foundation of the basics: camera and lens technology, video compression and RF systems. Our instructional video courses, presented by Al Kovalick and Christopher Walker, feature the latest information on workflow solutions. These courses are available as a full session, or 8 smaller modules that can be purchased individually for self paced learning.
Digital Video Fundamentals
Whether your background is in video production, broadcast television or network playout, Digital Video Fundamentals will become your key reference manual. Practical and real-world applications and examples help you understand digital fundamentals and how to properly operate those solutions in your environment.
Broadcast RF systems: Installation & Maintenance tips
When it comes to DTV antennas, towers, transmission lines and maintaining RF systems, few can match the expertise of Broadcast Engineering writer and consulting engineer Don Markley. Don spent almost 40 years providing consulting services to his base of worldwide clients, building some of the largest and most complex TV antenna and broadcast systems ever designed.
Video Compression, Editing and Displays
Video compression, editing and displays is an in-depth tutorial on MPEG compression technology, editing MPEG content and evaluating color video monitors written by long-time video expert, trainer and writer Steve Mullen, Ph. D.
A Broadcaster's Guide To Camera & Lens Technology
A broadcaster's guide to camera and lens technology is a highly practical and reference-oriented tutorial by long-time video expert, trainer and writer Steve Mullen, Ph.D. This tutorial is designed to help ENG videographers, commercial video producers and video engineers capture better video by understanding the lens and electronics inside their cameras. This eBook provides both new and veteran shooters an in-depth understanding of the technology that lies between the camera lens and the recording medium and how to maximize a camera's performance.
Building IP Video Networks
This twenty-seven page eBook is comprised of five-chapters that will help readers better understand the basics of IP terminology along with its technology and application in media environments. The goal of the eBook is to help build a base for further training on IP and its increasing application in the media, post production and broadcast spaces.
IP and file based production has had a substantial impact on the requirements and specifications for both the physical and technology infrastructure. The entire Eco system of handling and managing media and the way business groups interface is very different. This series of modules explores these new requirements, the physical and technology architecture; and production workflows of the entire lifecycle and value chain of media in the IP and file-based architecture. The intent is to provide a deeper understanding about what's involved in the design of an IP facility and eco-system.
In today’s fast-pace work environment, changing a workflow is difficult. In this series of seven training modules, consultant, university lecturer and writer, Christopher Walker, provides a detailed tutorial on how to manage that change to a successful conclusion. Attendees learn how to identify current workflow and then transform those often disjointed tasks into an efficient and smoothly operating digital process. Also introduced are software and business tools to perform a workflow needs assessment, generate and document new workflow design, issue an RFP and when completed, maintain the new processes.
File-based technology and workflow: the essentials of professional networked media.
File-based technologies have replaced video tape methods for a majority of production and broadcast operations. The worlds of AV and IT are coalescing to create new methods and workflows for media production. This seminar series reviews the following essentials;
- Introduction to file-based workflows (file transfer, streaming, IT basics/values, new standards)
- Storage systems for media (SAN, NAS, virtual storage, file systems, archives, metrics)
- Software and Services overview (architectures, middleware, SOA, web methods)
- Building ultra-reliable media systems using IT methods (15 methods for reliability)
- IT Networking for media (layer 2, 3, QoS metrics, TCP/UDP, fast file xfers)
- Security for media systems (five tactics for secure isolation, encryption basics)
- Media systems integration concepts (the 3 planes, file formats, MAM, system issues)
- Essentials of cloud computing for media systems (types compared, benefits)