Commercial Photo Digitization: 3 Factors to Consider

For at-scale commercial photo digitization, you'll need to focus on fidelity — and have a plan in place for organizing your media.
September 12, 2022

Will the Ethereum Merge Cause a Fork in the Blockchain?

For cryptocurrency enthusiasts, a hard fork is potentially exciting news — and the upcoming Ethereum Merge (also called Ethereum 2.0, or simply “the Merge”) could prompt one of the largest forks in recent memory. In September 2022, the Ethereum blockchain...
August 31, 2022

The Ethereum Merge is Coming: Here’s What You Should Know

The Ethereum network is expected to transition to a proof-of-stake (PoS) model in mid-September 2022, which could change the world of cryptocurrency in profound ways. For investors, these are exciting — and frightening — times.  Ethereum is the second-most popular...
August 26, 2022

Crypto Bridge Nomad Loses $200 Million in Alleged Hack

Nomad, a startup that allows users to trade cryptocurrency tokens between different blockchains, has acknowledged losses of nearly $200 million in crypto due to an apparent security vulnerability.  Crypto hacks certainly aren’t new, and blockchain bridges are frequent targets. In...
August 4, 2022

A Brief History of Broadcast Video Formats

Today, the vast majority of broadcast footage is shot with digital equipment — but that’s a relatively recent development.  For decades, analog formats like Betacam and U-Matic were standard, and even after the introduction of Digital Betacam (DigiBeta), many broadcasters...
August 1, 2022

Betacam to Digital Conversion: Planning Your Project

Your video archives need to be accessible to be useful. If your Betacam cassettes are sitting in storage, they’re not practically accessible — and locating footage from a single cassette might be an insurmountable task. Converting from obsolete formats such...
July 12, 2022

Building a Better Content Management System for Digital Video Conversion

If your organization needs to digitize a large quantity of videos or audio tapes, you’ll need to consider the challenges of at-scale content management.  In many cases, content management is the most labor-intensive (and expensive) component of video digitization. It’s...
July 8, 2022

The Horizon Crypto Hack: How Blockchain Bridges Become Targets

Hackers have stolen approximately $100 million in various cryptocurrencies from Horizon, according to public statements from Horizon’s developers.1/ The Harmony team has identified a theft occurring this morning on the Horizon bridge amounting to approx. $100MM. We have begun...
June 27, 2022

Can Brute Force Attacks Crack Bitcoin Private Keys?

In practical terms, brute force attacks are not a successful method for cracking Bitcoin private keys. Below, we’ll explain why (and how has helped Bitcoin holders restore access to their funds). A brute force attack attempts all possible combinations...
June 23, 2022

Sony U-matic: Analog to Digital Conversion for Video Professionals

Sony’s ¾” U-matic cassette format was an industry standard for broadcast and post-production professionals through the 1970s and 1980s. Like all analog formats, U-matic had serious limitations — some U-matic decks were prone to technical issues that resulted in tape...
June 16, 2022