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Piksel’s Clive Malcher, SVP of Commercial, gives us the inside track on the company’s products, business philosophy and how Piksel is helping its customers move their operations seamlessly to the cloud.
While each has their own take, some common themes quickly became apparent – IP, OTT, Cloud and streaming quality in particular. All share one thing in common – an upbeat, optimistic outlook. Here’s what they had to say…
Offloading is the movement of the camera files off the camera card to another medium such as a hard disk
James Gilbert Founder and CEO, Pixel Power, on carpets, cats and continued success in broadcast and media technology
How engineering decision-makers balance the priorities of reducing capex and speeding up time to market while maintaining control of quality.
These days, the broadcast business has a big, fat target on its back. For viewers, it is the Golden Age of television, with greater choice and higher quality than ever before. For the companies that create and distribute content, the market is changing at a speed and intensity that makes it hard to keep pace. Viewing content on demand — anytime, anywhere, on any device — is the choice for most viewers, and audience fragmentation is accelerating.
The consultancy’s Cyber Threatscape Report also highlights that 19% of workers are not sure that they would be able to identify a phishing email if they received it.
In an ever-changing industry such as media technology it is increasingly important for suppliers to keep track of emerging technologies’ development and their use cases, both in media and in other verticals.
The combination of virtual reality and artificial intelligence will be “mind blowing and profitable,” according to Lorenzo Zanni and Stan Moote. The cool thing about immersive technology like virtual reality (VR) is that it transforms us into an interactive virtual world (full 360 degrees). So how does artificial intelligence (AI) fit with VR? If AI is typically defined as intelligent technology capable of replicating human learning and problem-solving skills, the trick with VR will be for AI to anticipate what the viewer wants to see and prepare as it streams out to their headset. Gamers are doing this now by starting to incorporate AI alongside canned player action responses. This way when a player does something out of the norm, a new reaction is “dreamed up” by the AI engine. [bctt tweet="The trick with VR will be for AI to anticipate what the viewer wants to see and prepare as it streams out to their headset - Why immersive tech need artificial intelligence - IABM Journal"] This adds a whole new dimension to the virtual world and there is no reason why this can’t be used for predicting even simple reactions – such as understanding where the viewer will most...
BURLINGTON, Mass. – May 24, 2016 – Volicon, now part of Verizon Digital Media Services, today announced that it will highlight new OTT and path-monitoring capabilities within the Multiviewer option for the company’s Observer Media Intelligence Platform®. The Multiviewer option unites the platform’s recording capability with multiviewer functionality to give users access to multiple live or recorded programs, complemented by frame-accurate data, on a monitor wall or other display. Using the newly introduced dashboarding traffic-light approach, users can monitor numerous linear and OTT channels, and all their renditions, and quickly identify technical issues. “Today’s broadcaster must manage an increasing number of channels and platforms while simultaneously maintaining the highest levels of service quality,” said Gary Learner, chief technology officer at Volicon. “However, no facility can reasonably monitor all OTT feeds in their many renditions, with various resolutions, bit rates, and formats. Our enhanced Multiviewer option addresses this challenge, enabling users to tailor dashboards to their monitoring roles and responsibilities, with ‘red light’ and ‘green light’ status applied to individual streams or to configurable groups of streams and displayed along with video and metadata windows according to user preferences. With this approach, it’s possible to streamline quality-of-experience OTT monitoring at the...