The Media Realm newsletter went out over the weekend. It featured some recent articles from this website, as well as some interesting tidbits from around the internet. Here’s some of the highlights:
- At K-Love, 34 engineers run 900 radio stations! How do they do it? With the help of a state of the art Network Operation Centre.
- Telstra are centralising Outside Broadcast production for Fox Sports – goodbye OB trucks, hello Dark Fibre! This seems to be a trend that’s rapidly gaining momentum – I wouldn’t want to be heavily invested in OB trucks. Even our local mega-church, Hillsong, have been mixing broadcast audio for their off-site conferences back at their facility in Norwest.
- In a continuing trend away from physical hardware, ipDTL is a web-based outside broadcast codec. They’re also working on web-based call screening software!
- Gough Lui has done a detailed analysis of all Sydney DAB+ stations, including bitrates, error correction modes, and slideshows.
- Who own’s Australia’s 2311 Low Powered Open Narrowcast (LPON) FM stations?
- Hans Van Zutphen (creator of StereoTool) has some thoughts on audio processing for low-bitrates (DAB, HD, & Streaming).
- By the way, StereoTool (& Omnia SST) may have the most transparent development process of any commercial broadcast product. Beta versions are regularly published, and there are very detailed change logs – right there in the forums for everyone to see.
- Blackmagic Design’s Davinci Resolve now supports in-built Audio Editing(thanks to their acquisition of Fairlight Audio). Should Adobe be worried?
- If you run Ethernet cable regularly, you might want to take a look at Pockethernet – a smartphone-based cable tester.
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