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AmberFin To Highlight Scaling & QC
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mberFin will use IBC to highlight
the importance of scaling
versatility, high calibre quality
control resources and cost efficient
media transformation platforms
in the rapidly growing file-based
workflow market space.
AmberFin will debut a strategic
extension to its iCR (intelligent
content repurposing) family of
modular software products.
The new iCR Transcode Farm
Controller functionality builds on
AmberFin’s market leading multiformat transcode capabilities. It
significantly increases the flexibility
and versatility of a multi-node
transcode environment, bringing
improved resilience and robustness
whilst simultaneously generating
cost savings through more versatile
network licensing capabilities.
The product of another strategic
development initiative, AmberFin will
showcase an enhanced version of
its Unified Quality Control (UQC)
platform. This major new release
extends the UQC ecosystem to
support best-of-breed third-party
tools and fixes in areas such as
loudness control and multiple
language support for media files.
“The key AmberFin message at IBC
this year is the importance of high
quality production tools combined

AmberFin CEO Jeremy Deaner

AmberFin’s iCR platform supports IMF

with the versatility to scale your
ingest, transcode and QC systems
to meet the precise needs of your
enterprise operations now and in
the future,” said Jeremy Deaner,
AmberFin CEO. “Whatever the size
of your media facility, wherever in the
world you are based and whatever
the needs of your customers,
AmberFin can help increase quality,
efficiency and profitability in your
file-based enterprise operations.”
AmberFin will also demonstrate
iCR platform’s support for IMF, the
new SMPTE file format designed
to create a single – standardised
– master bundle for distribution
of versioned content between

businesses into multiple territories.
Bruce Devlin, Chief Technology
Officer at AmberFin, said: “With
the iCR platform’s versioning
functionality, you can create the
metadata for IMF bundles so that
you won’t need to create a thousand
copies of the same content to
address the need for a specific
version for a specific audience plus
format plus territory.
“IMF provides the specification to
separate the content into various
ingredients or components (namely,
MXF media files), a number of
‘recipes’ (Composition Play Lists) and
a selection of instructions (or Output
Program Lists) appropriate for each

of those audiences. iCR then uses
this metadata to take the right mix
of ingredients, the right recipe and
a tailored set of instructions to
create a dedicated version for each
market, without having to duplicate
the master files.
“From the end-user perspective,
IMF will be an invisible part of the
media creation process, but IMF
will bring significant efficiencies to
their workflow; iCR will make IMF
so boring, that it will all just work.”
At IBC as part of the AmberFin
A c a d e m y, A m b e r F i n w i l l
demonstrate the latest version of its
MXF Desktop software application.
This free software application adds
MXF awareness to PCs running
Windows XP or Windows 2000
operating systems.

IP Networking – Changing The Future Of Broadcasting
By
Martin Walbum
Senior Solutions
Architect, Nevion
istrust of IP for contributionlevel broadcasting is slowly
being overcome, thanks to
recent technology and tools
advancements, and the revenue
potential of transporting video and
other media content in real-time
within the same network.
As the broadcast landscape
becomes defined by the changing
needs of consumers of content,
rather than content itself, and as
content must be delivered anywhere,
any time, and look as good on the
small screen as the one in the
living room, IP infrastructures will
become essential. IP is ideally
suited to transporting content in the
contribution and primary distribution
space, and ultimately the only
solution for the future.
The technology is complex, but it
doesn’t have to be daunting. In the
broadest sense, IP technology offers

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any-to-any connectivity; it securely
transports video signals to one or
more receivers in the network from
a single interface without having
to dig trenches, move cables or
add encoders or decoders at the
network edge. You can set up or add
connections or take them down on
demand – quickly and easily.
It’s easiest to think of IP as
one big virtual video router that
spans the globe – replacing
traditional equipment. Another
major advantage is its scalable
nature – it’s equally well suited to
large projects and simple studio-to-

transmitter links. Video over IP offers
the flexibility to scale bandwidth
depending on the required quality
of the delivered content. Bandwidth
can also be shared among many
different applications. While this is
one of the biggest benefits of IP, it’s
also one of its biggest drawbacks.
To save bandwidth, IP networks
are typically overprovisioned which
means that the same bandwidth
is planned for use by different
applications and excessive traffic
is dropped on a random basis. For
data applications like e-mail and
file transfer this isn’t a problem,

IP is becoming the common standard for media transport for backhaul,
distribution and SMPTE 310 studio transmitter links

as lost IP packets will simply be
retransmitted without the end
user noticing.
For live video streams, however,
this kind of overprovisioning is
completely unacceptable. To
overcome this issue, IP networks
maintain quality by differentiating
between packet requirements.
The goal is to be able to provide
constant, guaranteed bandwidth
to live services like video streams,
while giving less priority to services
that aren’t time critical.
This is more complex than it
sounds but very possible with
good administration and control
capabilities – and with the right
tools. Service level agreements
(SLAs) are also enormously
significant as customers demand
b u l l e t p ro o f n e t w o r k s a n d
guaranteed performance.
Broadcasters need to understand
how their needs fit with established
IP service parameters and translate
those needs into concrete
SLAs to ensure the high-quality
service required by contribution
video transport.


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InNEWS: Panasonic Announces AK-HC3500A Camera
InNEWS: Shotoku Elevates Newscasting for KETK-TV
InFOCUS: Camera Links – Following All the Vital Action
InTECH: Fischer Connections Solutions for Broadcast
InMEDIA: Delivering Anytime Content on Cable
InMEDIA: Screen – High Definition Subtitling and Beyond
InSOUND: DPA’s D:Dicate Recording Microphone Range
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In Broadcast - August 2013 - InNEWS: Panasonic Announces AK-HC3500A Camera
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In Broadcast - August 2013 - InNEWS: Shotoku Elevates Newscasting for KETK-TV
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