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Video Systems in an IT Environment by Al Kovalick

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1 CHAPTER

Networked Media in an IT Environment

1.0      INTRODUCTION

Among his many great accomplishments, Sir Isaac Newton discovered three fundamental laws of physics. Law number one is often called the law of inertia and is stated as Every object in a state of uniform motion remains in that state unless an external force is applied to it.

By analogy, this law may be applied to the recent state of A/V system technology. The traditional methods (state of uniform motion) of moving video [serial digital interface (SDI), composite …] and storing video (tape, VTRs) assets are accepted and comfortable to the engineering and production staff, fit existing workflows, and are proven to work. Some facility managers feel, “If it’s not broken don’t fix ...

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