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Best Practice for avoiding Data Loss and strategies to fix if you do

We all know the importance of the data and footage we shoot, either for yourself or for that important client. Should the unthinkable happen and you lose your data, whether it be by deleting the wrong file or formatting the wrong card, seeing the dreaded 'card error' message, or worse still your card becomes corrupted and unreadable, it can be a stressful time. This article gives some useful tips to prevent this from happening and to know what to do if you are unlucky enough to experience it.

The Case for 4K - Pros and Cons

I wrote this article first in 2014 in response to what seemed the unecessary challenge of producing programmes in 4K and have updated it in 2017, as it is a very interesting argument. An essay arguing the case for and against 4K. 1. What is 4K 2. Do we need 4K 3. When is 4K not 4K 4. Challenges of 4K acquisition 5. Viewing 4K 6. 4K delivery to end users 7. How long with penetration take 8. HDR and how this has become the single USP to guaranteeing its success

The VMI Guide to Easy Streaming

It has never been so easy to stream directly to the internet from a live video source. This article will explain in easy steps the equipment and applications needed in order to arrange a live webcast and what to expect when you do this for the first time.

Video Bitrate Calculator

Video Bitrate Calculator

Types of Prores Codecs

The Apple ProRes format comes in five versions: Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT), and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy). This is an overview of their specifications

Non-linear workflows

All modern cameras shoot on removeable media these days and you need to be prepared to adopt best practise for acquisition, data workflow and post production to get the most of your programme, whilst maintaining media security.