Video and Media Servers: Technology and Applications

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Focal Press, 2001 - Computers - 639 pages
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Video and Media Servers, Second Edition provides a technical understanding of video analog or digital with answers to many questions that surround tapeless, digital disk, and server based video distribution. Up-dated to address the universal shift towards the use of servers for the storage and delivery of video media, this book covers such timely issues as digital television broadcasting, the acceptance of compressed digital video and storage, video-on-demand, pay-per-view, and streamed media on the internet.

The new edition includes: updates on changes in digital disk recorders, theories of storage area networks (SAN), and streaming media. Covering comparisons of network attached storage (NAS) vs SAN, principles of ftp and gigabit Ethernet, and how the video server is being purposed for web and internet, this new edition offers readers invaluable insights into the most modern technologies. Theories of servers (at the local server domain and in CentralCasting), non-video based servers, how to bridge IT based servers to video servers and vice versa, more on fibre channel networking, and an introduction to MAM (media asset management) are also included.

A focused guide for anyone with a technical understanding of video
New edition covers streaming and media asset management
Includes treatment of server technology as well as practical applications

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About the author (2001)

Karl Paulsen has spent over thirty years in broadcast television engineering and management holding key positions in operations, consulting, design, and systems integration. Karl is currently a Senior Technologist/Consulting Engineer with Diversified Systems. Previously he was CTO at AZCAR Technologies, a global provider of media solutions and technology integration for the moving media industry and Director of Engineering for Synergistic Technologies, Inc., and VP of Engineering at Digital Post & Graphics. Karl has focused on video file servers, storage and IP-based video technologies, including workflow, implementation and analysis for advanced digital media systems for nearly two decades. A feature columnist for TV Technology magazine, he has contributed over 150 articles to his long running 'Media Server Technology' series. Karl authored the book "Video & Media Servers: Applications and Technology" as well as dozens of other contributions to the industry. He is a SMPTE Fellow and standards community participant, a SBE Life Member and a Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer.

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