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Video Systems in an IT Environment, 2nd Edition by Al Kovalick

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Introduction

There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.

William Shakespeare

Astute sailors know the optimal time to catch the tidal flood toward the harbor. If it is missed, a ship may be caught in a storm or stranded at sea. An able captain and crew never pass up favorable currents. Today there is a different tidal flood that many captains of ship are seeking to ride to safe harbor. What is it? It is the tidal swell of information technology (IT)1 that is being leveraged to create compelling video systems2 and file based—” tapeless”—workflows for broadcasters and other professional operations. In the big picture, we are ...

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