Video Systems in an IT Environment: The Basics of Networked Media and File-based Workflows
Audio/Video (AV) systems and Information Technology (IT) have collided. IT is being leveraged to create compelling networked media and file-based workflows. Video Systems in an IT Environment has helped thousands of professionals in broadcast, post and other media disciplines to understand the key aspects the AV/IT “tapeless? convergence. World-renowned educator and speaker Al Kovalick adds his conversational and witty style to this text making the book an enjoyable learning experience.
Now in its second edition, this book includes: basics of networked media, storage systems for AV, MXF and other file formats, Web services and SOA, software platforms, 14 methods for high availability design, element management, security, AV technology, transition issues, real-world case studies and much more. Each chapter weaves together IT and AV techniques providing the reader with actionable information on the issues, best practices, processes and principles of seamless AV/IT systems integration.
•This updated edition contains: 40 new and updated figures, expanded sections on SOA and Web services, storage systems updates, workflow essentials, data center virtualization, protocol and standards updates, an expanded three plane integration model and much more.
•Packed with over 235 illustrations
•Supported with 13 Appendixes covering interesting and diverse topics and an updated glossary of AV/IT terms
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This is a fantastic book looking at the benefits (and indeed the cons) of IT/AV infrastructures. It's written in a really friendly and easy to understand register and I'd fully recommend it to any post production professional.