Video Systems in an IT Environment: The Essentials of Professional Networked Media

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 16, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 600 pages
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Audio/Video (AV) systems and Information Technology (IT) are colliding. Broadcasters and other AV professionals are impacted by the transition to IT components and techniques. This is the first book to focus on the intersection of AV and IT concepts. It includes technology reviews and the tools to understand and evaluate key aspects of hybrid AV systems. Twelve chapters encompass a broad range of information including: IT integration, AV networking, storage systems, file and metadata formats, software platforms, reliability, element management, security, workflow improvement, AV technology, transition issues, and real-world case studies. Each chapter weaves together IT and AV techniques providing the reader with actionable information on the issues, processes and principles of seamless AV/IT systems integration.

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Al Kovalick has worked in the field of hybrid AV/IT systems for the past 16 years. Previously, he was a digital systems designer and technical strategist for Hewlett-Packard. He was the principal architect of HP's first VOD server. Following HP, from 1999 to 2004, he was the CTO of the Broadcast Products Division at Pinnacle Systems. Currently, he is a Fellow with Avid Technology. Al is an active speaker, educator, author and participant with industry bodies. He has presented over 50 papers at industry conferences worldwide and holds 18 US and foreign patents. Al has a BSEE degree from San Jose State University and MSEE degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a SMPTE Fellow and a life member of Tau Beta Pi.

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