International Broadcasting Convention (Conf. Publ. No. 428)

12-16 Sep 1996

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  • Satellites: the evolution from TV broadcasting to multimedia

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):560 - 564
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    Digital television will fundamentally change the way in which we record, store, distribute, receive and consume television. The arrival of satellite television has changed television in terms of choice: from two or three channels, viewers can now have a choice of 50 or so channels. The satellite and cable industries presently plan “multiplex pay-per-view”, also known as “near-vid... View full abstract»

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  • Serving the news

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):519 - 522
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    News is a demanding area of operation with its own set of priorities and requirements. Serving the news is all about accepting the source information, rushes, text and archives, and playing the edited results to the programme output. Over the years there have already been a number of technical revolutions, ENG made the change from film to tape while newsroom computers streamlined text-based operat... View full abstract»

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  • The split between systems and services: real liberalization

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):553 - 559
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    Until a few years ago, “bits” were used instead of “analog signals” in the content production facilities, for the purpose of providing more flexibility and high quality economically, and to create and store information. The prospects widened considerably when employing digital technology to transport signals from the “emission center” to the end user. Once the b... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing new technology: audio in on-line non-linear and other examples

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):79 - 84
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    The broadcasting industry is investing heavily in new technology. Techniques for designing systems that include computer based equipment need to be developed, as the current methodologies are showing some weaknesses in anticipating problems in the new environments. These techniques should identify potential problems, across the whole programme making process and deliver ideas for reducing the prob... View full abstract»

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  • Development of a compact DAB receiver design for the consumer market

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):267 - 271
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    Digital audio broadcasting, DAB, service is now available in the UK and elsewhere, but today's receivers are still bulky and expensive. For DAB to emulate the success of other European digital radio standards such as GSM cellular and achieve its global mass market potential, low cost compact receivers are essential. This goal motivated Ensigma and Roke Manor Research to join forces in 1995 to deve... View full abstract»

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  • The integration of a newsroom computer system with a server-centred news production system

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):512 - 518
    Cited by:  Patents (16)
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    The key to the success of any new product or technology is how well it works with the rest of the plant, how well it integrates into the operational work flow, how well it can meet the broad needs of the producers, directors, reporters, engineers, editors and managers who must work with it every day. This same test will be applied to servers, particularly production servers in news applications. A... View full abstract»

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  • Mass storage: the options

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):11 - 16
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    With the growth in digital storage of data and information across many industries, and the increased recognition of the importance and value of that information to the enterprise, demands on storage capacity and accessibility of data have mushroomed. In addressing these needs there have been developed several key technologies and standards for data storage and access, specifically in the areas of ... View full abstract»

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  • The changing shape of on-line disc-based editing

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):73 - 78
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    The on-line world is turning to non-linear editing rapidly. Yet non-linear on-line is not simply linear on-line brought up to date with discs rather than tape. It is a different approach to editing that brings with it the potential to completely change post production operational styles. What is more the technology of fast high capacity discs, that has enabled non-linear on-line, continues to prog... View full abstract»

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  • The introduction of widescreen television in Europe-the digital transition route

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):348 - 353
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    The transition from the traditional 4:3 to the widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio has been making steady progress in Europe. However, for a complete widescreen transition to be accomplished, the 16:9 format must begin to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the development of digital transmission. There are powerful commercial incentives for broadcasters to shift from analogue to digital trans... View full abstract»

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  • Maintaining sound and picture synchronisation in a digital video environment

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):431 - 437
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    In a complex broadcast environment, there are significant problems in trying to maintain the correct synchronisation of the various programme elements throughout the production chain. Individual delays introduced by equipment soon lead to obvious timing errors between the sound and picture and this problem is exacerbated as the signals pass through different production and distribution areas. The ... View full abstract»

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  • Adapting CATV broadcast networks for broadband interactive symmetrical services

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):594 - 600
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    This paper develops the themes of `demand' for `integrated broadband communications (IBC) services' then analyses the current state of CATV in Europe. The necessary steps in re-engineering mature CATV networks to become full service networks (FSN) in the immediate future are estimated, and a description is provided of an evolutionary strategy for transforming large and mature tree-and-branch CATV ... View full abstract»

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  • Digital field pick-up unit using COFDM scheme

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):190 - 195
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The COFDM (coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) modulation scheme is effective for digital transmission under multipath fading conditions. A digital 800 MHz FPU (field pick-up unit) that uses COFDM technology has been developed to enable stable live-TV transmission from moving vehicles. In the experimental COFDM-FPU, compressed digital video/audio data are distributed to 572 carriers ... View full abstract»

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  • Quality of service issues for MPEG-2 video over ATM

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):583 - 587
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    We review the techniques available for the transmission of MPEG-2 compressed video over ATM networks. The compressed video data is grouped into packets for transmission within the MPEG-2 systems layer. These packets are transmitted over one of a number of alternative ATM adaptation protocols and then over the ATM layer. MPEG-2 video requires an extremely high quality of service (QoS) from the tran... View full abstract»

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  • How can niche/thematic channels gain pay TV distribution in a world dominated by global players?

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):298 - 303
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    This paper looks at the prospects for niche/thematic channels as the pay TV industry shapes up to digital. It suggests there is a breed of channels, dubbed `independents', that can add value, variety, depth and originality to digital services and channel bouquets, much as currently happens in the world of published consumer magazines. However, such independent TV services have struggled to find di... View full abstract»

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  • Analytical bit error rate determination for digital audio broadcasting

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):261 - 266
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    State-of-the-art design methods for digital audio broadcasting (DAB) networks use the computer-aided prediction of received field strength levels. However in certain terrain the performance of the DAB system may be insufficient whilst still meeting the required field strength level. This is due to multipath propagation and extremely delayed transmitter signals causing intersymbol interference. The... View full abstract»

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  • The Interactive Digital Multimedia Services domain in ACTS 1995-1998

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):209 - 214
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    Interactive Digital Multimedia Services is the largest domain of the European Union's ACTS programme (Advanced Communication Technology and Services). The work in the domain will have a strong impact on the daily lives of the citizens. The projects cover a substantial part of the converging broadcasting, telecommunications and information technology. ACTS will help the sector actors to maintain an... View full abstract»

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  • Progress in plasma display panels for HDTV

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):506 - 511
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    This paper reports the current state of plasma display panel (PDP) work in Japan. This technology is now coming to the market as large, flat panel displays which will have a significant impact on the way in which television pictures are viewed in a domestic environment. It also presents some of the results obtained during the six months spent working at NHK's Science and Technical Research Laborat... View full abstract»

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  • The plan for digital terrestrial television in the UK

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):172 - 177
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    A UK digital TV frequency plan is needed to facilitate the early introduction of services in the UK. Consequently, a joint UK planning project was set up to produce this plan. The results show that an interleaved planning approach can be used to give good coverage to roof-top receiving antennas, even where the frequency band is already extensively used for analogue TV services View full abstract»

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  • Convergence in action?

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):7 - 10
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    Convergence of broadcasting, publishing, telecommunications and computers into a single industry seems inevitable in the longer term. Digital technology is the source of this convergence. The transition to digital technology, together with the process of convergence, will have profound effects on the technology of broadcasting-not only for delivery systems, but also for content production. Until n... View full abstract»

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  • The effect of long multipath on digital transmission

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):68 - 72
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    When transmitting compressed digital video and audio over both cable and wireless systems, adaptive equalization is used to compensate for the intersymbol interference caused by multipath in the transmission channel. However, in some cases the echoes encountered in the transmission medium can exceed the length of the adaptive equalizer. This is most likely to occur in MMDS environments which emplo... View full abstract»

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  • EUREKA ADTT project presents its end results at IBC '96

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):484 - 489
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    ADTT (Advanced Digital Television Technologies) project, which started in June 94 will come to an end on 31 December 1996. The ADTT project is a EUREKA cooperative research project. Its objective is to maintain a high level of knowledge and technology in the field of advanced digital TV technologies without aiming at a defined introduction date of an HDTV service. 41 partners from 10 European coun... View full abstract»

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  • Method of paired comparisons: subjective testing of coded images

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):343 - 347
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    Studies the comparative visual perception artifacts in images compressed on the base short-time DCT and continuous wavelet transform at various compression levels View full abstract»

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  • The serial digital data interface (SDDI)

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):425 - 430
    Cited by:  Patents (11)
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    The serial digital data interface (SDDI) is designed to assist studio equipment with the transmission of multiple compressed signals on a single 270 Mbps coaxial SDI cable. Unlike most networking protocols, SDDI offers a synchronous protocol which makes its introduction into the broadcast studio relatively simple. The primary aim of SDDI is to facilitate transmission of compressed video data betwe... View full abstract»

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  • Transmission of 4:2:2 formatted video on SDH/PDH networks

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):565 - 569
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    In various stages of the processes in the broadcast industry and in high-quality contribution, the questions of transparency and room for further processing, are of utmost importance. In this environment, the 4:2:2 video format plays an important role, and the increased need for networking calls for special attention to 4:2:2 compatible video codecs. The data rate of the 4:2:2 format is 270 Mbit/s... View full abstract»

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  • Big news for video servers

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):530 - 539
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    Computers have failed to eliminate video tape from the production chain because of the cost of hard disc storage and the size of digital video files. Now, developments in disc capacity and video compression have made large, hard disc video stores a reality. Some areas of video server technology are still unclear and it is not yet certain that the advantages in production efficiency are real and la... View full abstract»

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