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Gearing up for a UHD future

Increasing use and accelerating proliferation of UHD formats is a hot topic across the industry, and throws up more than its fair share of questions and concerns.  ContentAgent has long had a resolution independent pipeline, capable of intelligently handling any frame size of media, up to 5K and beyond. As demands for UHD working increase, [...]

By |2017-05-20T13:04:02+00:00May 20th, 2015|ContentAgent, Products|

Card Based Ingest with ContentAgent

In any end-to-end tapeless post-production workflow, one of the longest and most time-consuming processes is ingesting card-based media. Rows of Logging Assistants sit at banks of workstations, manually importing hundreds of hours of rushes to editing systems, transcoding to online and offline editing formats, and checking vital information such as the card name is recorded [...]

By |2017-05-20T13:04:07+00:00March 12th, 2014|ContentAgent, Products, Technical Article|

Getting To Grips with DPP Deliverables

Turn challenges into opportunities As the nation’s major broadcasters start their switchover to file-based programmme delivery on the 1st October 2014, content producers around the UK are scrambling to battle stations in order to meet the challenges presented by the DPP delivery requirements based around AMWA AS-11 standard. Such a rigid specification may seem a [...]

By |2014-01-27T09:41:04+00:00January 27th, 2014|Technical Article|

H.264 for Dummies – and why is it so popular?

Everyone’s ranting and raving about H.264 and other high-fidelity, low bit-rate compression formats. Already the weapon of choice for many deliverables around the world, especially internet streaming sources such as YouTube and Vimeo, what is it about this codec which makes it so clever? […]

By |2017-05-20T13:04:08+00:00November 5th, 2013|Technical Article|

Advanced Metadata Handling with ContentAgent

Those of you based around the post production hub of London may have noticed the closure of Soho stalwart, Stanley’s Productions recently. Stanley’s had been supplying tape and discs, as well as duplication and conversion services to the TV and Film industries since 1975, but the changing market place and nature of the modern day [...]

By |2017-05-20T13:04:08+00:00October 9th, 2013|ContentAgent, Products, Technical Article|