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About the AVIT Book

Audio/Video (A/V) systems and Information Technology (IT) have collided.Broadcasters and other A/V professionals are impacted by the transition to IT components and file based techniques. This book will help them integrate these new technologies. It includes technology reviews and the tools to understand and evaluate key aspects of hybrid A/V systems.

A true best seller in the media industry, this expanded second edition includes: basics of networked media, storage systems for AV, descriptions of MXF and other file formats, Web services and SOA, software platforms, data center virtualization, 14 methods for high availability design, file-based workflow fundamentals, element management, security, A/V technology, transition issues, real-world case studies and much more. Each chapter weaves together IT and A/V 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 or updated figures.

This is the first book to review ALL the key aspects of A/V + IT Systems and tapeless workfows.


12 Chapters Covering:

  1. Networked Media in an IT Environment

  2. The Basics of Professional Networked Media 

  3. Storage System Basics

  4. Storage Access Methods

  5. Software Technology for AV Systems

  6. Reliability and Scalability Methods

  7. Networking Basics for AV

  8. Media Systems Integration

  9. Security for Networked AV Systems 

  10. Systems Management and Monitoring

  11. The Transition to Tapeless: Issues and Case Studies

  12. A Review of AV Basics

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