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  • 09/30/2011

    In the last post we reviewed some terminology and configuration parameters that are common when setting up an MPEG/IP delivery network. In that post, we mentioned that IP was originally developed for delivering sporadic burst of data. We also mentioned that in order to deliver video data it must arrive on time and in sequence at the intended destination.  Because timing is everything for optimal video delivery, the ability to accurately monitor points throughout the network helps to ensure the best possible video experience for the viewer.

  • 09/21/2011

    IP and Gigabit Ethernet networks provide a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective way to transport video, audio, voice and data. Because of these advantages, the use of IP based infrastructures to move compressed video within and between broadcast facilities is gaining popularity with professional broadcasters and content providers.

  • 09/01/2011

    The need for MPEG-2 and H.264 decoding continues to expand for content providers. As the world transitions from analog to digital it becomes more and more challenging to satisfy growing signal transmission and video delivery demand, including the increasing hunger for HD; the result is an ongoing search for fast, flexible and cost-effective solutions for decode applications.

  • 08/22/2011

    We are gearing up to join thousands of broadcast and video professionals at this year’s IBC show in Amsterdam. The show will be held from September 9th through the 13th. Part of the preparation for the show means developing new product demonstrations. This year we will showcase new video content delivery products and techniques to improve bandwidth efficiency, isolation network issues and provide the best possible video signal to your customer.

  • 08/16/2011

    The increased demand for HD services and channel count has video content delivery providers on the lookout for ways to deliver these services while still reducing costs. These demands create many challenges such as working within bandwidth limitations, archiving materials, and balancing standards and formats like HD, SD, H.264, and MPEG2.

  • 08/11/2011

    If you are a broadcast operator, teleport or uplink facility - you are continually faced with evaluating CAPEX expenditures.  One area to gain efficiency and therefore reduce costs is through reduced bandwidth usage. This pertains particularly to video distribution, contribution and newsgathering applications.

  • 08/09/2011

    The need for MPEG-2 and H.264 decoding continues to expand for content providers. As the world transitions from analog to digital it becomes ever challenging to satisfy growing signal transmission and increased HD video delivery demand; the result is an ongoing search for fast, flexible and cost-effective solutions for high-density decode applications.

  • 08/04/2011

    For media companies, commercial insertion problems come with real-world consequences. If the wrong ad runs, the provider may not get paid. If regular programming is disrupted by an ad, the annoyed viewer may complain, cancel the service, or turn off the TV. For nearly 60 years, SENCORE has been manufacturing technology that supports consistent video signal delivery. Recently, SENCORE Product Manager Nick Bethard sat down to answer questions about technology that can be used to support commercial insertion.

  • 07/29/2011

    Sencore has extended its award-winning VideoBRIDGE product line with the VB12-RF, a highly portable RF/IP monitoring appliance.

  • 07/21/2011

    NASA recently launched its own HD channel -- allowing for the transmission of HD images from both manned and un-manned spaceflight missions direct to news organizations, cable, and satellite service providers. One of the challenges NASA TV faced in this endeavor was to create a predictable and dependable infrastructure for professional-quality SDI output from various sources such as ASI, IP, and RF.