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IBC 2008

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This year from the 12th until the 16th of September the returns to the in Amsterdam. I missed last year’s exhibition and conference, though I’d arranged tickets for myself, so I’ve made myself a promise that I would go this year.

IBC exhibition “… showcase[s] the latest technology and foremost business ideas in broadcasting and new media.” The conference focuses particularly “… around mobile multimedia, IPTV and 4th generation communication systems. [And] events like What Caught my Eye will cover both production and mobile exhibits, and will once more be open to all.

This year I hope that they have finally implemented the 2D browsing system, similar to the iTunes interface, with live streaming in the peripheral screens on a Set-Top-Box. When I went in 2006 they (can’t remember which company) were faking it using a PC, as the current STBs didn’t have a powerful MPEGX decoder chip to be able to decode multiple streams simultaneously. They were using MPEG2, if memory serves, I’d obviously prefer MPEG4.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 7, 2008 at 9:28 am

Beijing Olympics first Tapeless Olympics

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I have a free subscription to Broadcast Engineering and read the following about the Olympic Games:

Production servers will be central to the first fully HD and tapeless Olympic Games. Beijing Olympic Broadcasting (BOB) will feature a central media server comprising two clusters of HD XT servers, with one recording HD … at 100Mb/s and the second SD at 6Mb/s. The high-res server supports an online storage of 100TB (1600 hours), while the low-res server supports up to 33TB of storage (4500 hours).1

The cameras will be recording at 250fps to 5000fps, frames per second, which will provide Super Slow Motion.

  1. Developments in OB

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 6, 2008 at 11:03 am

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