Technical papers

Technical papersOur technical papers provide wisdom on hot broadcast technology topics such as broadcast graphics, IP media firewalls, fail-safe switching, chroma keying and SMPTE 2020.

Written by knowledgeable authors – each with a strong engineering background – the white papers are available for you to download in PDF format. Discover more below...

 

Broadcast graphics white paper

Download broadcast graphics white paperTitle: The end of the CG? Exploring new ways of doing broadcast graphics using web technologies

Synopsis: This white paper discusses the different web technologies available to create and display broadcast graphics and the benefits of using them - with recommendations for broadcasters large and small

Publication date: 11th June 2021

Author: Stewart McGhie, Head of Sales at Crystal Vision

About the author: Stewart McGhie's engineering expertise comes from more than 25 years in technical sales and technical support roles, along with a university degree in Electronic Engineering.

 

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Media firewall white paper

Download meida firewall white paperTitle: Why broadcast systems need a media firewall

Synopsis: This white paper explores the areas where broadcasters are using a media firewall as well as explaining the features that the perfect media firewall should include.

Publication date: 4th February 2019

Author: Stewart McGhie, Head of Sales at Crystal Vision

About the author: Stewart McGhie's engineering expertise comes from more than 25 years in technical sales and technical support roles, along with a university degree in Electronic Engineering.

 

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SMPTE 2020 white paper

Download SMPTE 2020 white paperTitle: The benefits of using SMPTE 2020 to transport Dolby metadata

Synopsis: This white paper discusses SMPTE 2020, including how it can be used in a broadcast environment to transport audio metadata and the benefits it offers to those working with a Dolby E system.

Publication date: 27th November 2013

Author: Stewart McGhie, Head of Sales at Crystal Vision

About the author: Stewart McGhie's engineering expertise comes from more than 25 years in technical sales and technical support roles, along with a university degree in Electronic Engineering.

 

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Chroma keying white paper

Download chroma keying white paperTitle: The importance of the chroma keyer in a virtual studio system

Synopsis: This white paper discusses the technical challenges of chroma keying and explores three possible solutions to these challenges: PCs, vision mixers and dedicated hardware.

Publication date: 12th August 2013

Author: Stewart McGhie, Head of Sales at Crystal Vision

About the author: Stewart McGhie's engineering expertise comes from more than 25 years in technical sales and technical support roles, along with a university degree in Electronic Engineering.

 

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Fail-safe switching white paper

Download fail-safe switching white paperTitle: Building the definitive fail-safe switching solution

Synopsis: This white paper explores ways to build redundant transmission systems, highlighting the factors involved and offering Crystal Vision's Safe Switch 3G as a way of providing a truly fail-safe redundant system.

Publication date: 12th March 2012

Author: Chris McLendon, US Product Manager at Crystal Vision

About the author: Chris McLendon's experience as a broadcast engineer has included nine years as Chief Engineer for a TV station in Georgia (USA), where he was in charge of the entire technical operation of the station. He regularly shares his knowledge at SMPTE meetings across the States.

 

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