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The Space Race
Bob Pank# You would have thought that the Royal Wedding, with its forecast record global viewing, would be available in 3D. Reports in the Guardian newspaper say that Sky 3D was keen to provide a complete 3D service, and indeed they did have cameras to shoot the outside scenes but access inside the Abby was denied.
Tags: iss054 | 3d diaries | royal wedding | wimbledon | tennis | 3d | alfacam | can communicate | Bob Pank#
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QC: An Inside Job
Bob Pank# The requirement for quality control grew up in the early days of television and depended on measurement instruments to check the video and audio going to air.
Tags: iss054 | quality conformance | qc | playbox | test and measurement | qcbox | Bob Pank#
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tv-bay questions
N/A Clive is an Archive Technician at Band on the Wall in Manchester. His role is a funded 5-year post through Heritage lottery fund, to archive current music, old music and photos for Band on the Wall.
Tags: iss054 | band on the wall | blackmagic | gmmaz | Arts Council Yorkshire and London | British Airways | Meninos du Morumbi Oldham | Whitworth Art Gallery | BookTrust London | decklink hd extreme | final cut pro | N/A
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Achieving Cost-Effective Monitoring of Critical AV Feeds
N/A Broadcasters once were able to transmit a signal up on the satellite and worry only about that feed. Now, with the growth and diversification of audio video (A/V) service handoffs, the points at which feeds enter the facility or are sent out to downstream targets such as cable operators, pay-TV services and other service providers, broadcasters have many more feeds to monitor.
Tags: iss054 | monitoring | test and measurement | slinging | volicon | QoE module | N/A
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On the level
N/A In shooting 3D you naturally have two cameras and two lenses: albeit, there are some weird and wonderful single lens/single sensor contraptions out there. This usually means there are any number of ways each camera lens combination could be producing images with minor are major signal level differences. If these level differences are not dealt with on-set or in post-production, they could lead the visually objectionable artefacts in 3D portrayal.
Tags: 3d | iss054 | camera filters | dual stream | monitoring | test and measurement | cel-scope | cel-soft | N/A
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The New ITU-R BS1770-2 Loudness Standard
N/A The authors, experts in audio measurements, explain the BS1770 loudness measurement standard, its recent revisions, and how to verify that a loudness meter conforms to its requirements. (pictured Richard Cabot). For images and figure reference please click to read the original version on the tv-bay digital magazine
Tags: iss054 | itu-r | bs1170 | ebu | calm | loudness | prism sound | dscope | N/A
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Reviewed DSC Labs Chroma Du Monde
N/A Visual Impact were provided with a DSC Labs CamAlign CDM 28R Chroma Du Monde to test at their Teddington base this week, and unsurprisingly were impressed with what they found.
Tags: DSC Labs | Chroma Du Monde | iss054 | test chart | visuals | visual impact | HD ITU-R BT.709 | N/A
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Easy and accurate testing of low-power transmitters for digital TV
N/A Twenty-five kilograms or more: That is how much the test equipment needed for testing digital television transmitters a test receiver, spectrum analyzer, and power meter weigh all together. This weight is not an issue for a transmitter like the one on the Olympic Tower in Munich. It is easily accessible with a van and the elevators in the tower. But what about the many gap-filler stations and transposers?
Tags: iss054 | transmitters | installation | gap-filler | sfn | bandstop filter | ofdm carrier | dvb-t | Rohde & Schwarz | N/A
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North West 200
Kieron Seth# As the gates to the event open and the hordes roll in to watch the North West 200 motorcycle race, production company Greenlight TV is primed: production schedule ready, broadcast timetable planned meticulously. Then... torrential rain, a crash and a major oil spill... finally a credible bomb alert.
Tags: iss054 | northwest 200 | greenlight television | edius hd | non-linear workstation | gaztec | vistitle | Kieron Seth#
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Test and measurement in digital television
N/A Lets be clear about this. Test and measurement tools are not there to make life difficult for you, they are there to ensure that we get the best quality pictures and sound through the long path to the home within a required technical specification. So yes, simply put, checking that we are getting the best out of the technology that black is black, white is white, and colours can be reproduced accurately within the tolerances broadcasters set is vital.
Tags: iss054 | test and measurement | pse | ask the experts | levels | amplitude | frequency response | channel separation | noise | balance | stereo | surround channels | phase | N/A
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Meeting the Demands Of The Market
N/A Much has been said about audio loudness and there can be few people in broadcast who are unaware of the new legislation being introduced by various countries to control this problem.
Tags: DK-Technologies | iss054 | loudness | calm | bs1770 | r128 | ebu | audio metering | dk1 | dk2 | loudness meter | N/A
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Thanks for the memory
N/A If I need to impress on someone just how old I really am, I explain that my first computer had 32kB of Ram. Then we go through the you mean 32 meg no, I mean 32 k routine. It does seem implausible that, while I managed to write letters on my BBC Model B, today I need half a million times the memory to bash out columns for TV Bay.
Tags: first computer | iss054 | bbc model b | domesday project | iabm | data storage | N/A
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Whats new in broadcast test and measurement
N/A The test and measurement product category continues to expand as the broadcast business itself diversifies. Notable recent developments include higher resolution displays and a gradually increasing number of analysers which, having detected a fault, endeavour to fix it. No sign at NAB 2011 of any tablet-based test and measurement equipment but perhaps that is only a matter of time.....
Tags: iss054 | eye to eye | test and measurement | agama | cel-soft | dk technologies | dolby | hamlet | leader | murraypro | omnitek | phabrix | pixelmetrix | rohde schwarz | tektronix | vidcheck | N/A
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The Uni Decision
N/A So this month I have been consumed by a dilemma. By nature, I am a very decisive person, but this had me agonising for quite some time. To go to University or not to go. Should I stay or should I go?
Tags: iss054 | university | production assistant | N/A
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Considering cables and connectors
N/A For a broadcast engineer, choosing the big equipment is always exciting. Even comparing specifications and functionality on core products like routers or DAs is interesting. Then you have to connect it all together and the temptation is just to reach for the nearest drum of co-ax and bag of BNCs. There surely cannot be much fascination in comparing cables and plugs, can there?
Tags: argosy | iss054 | cables | connectors | infrastructure | installation | mcr | bnc | belden | draka | N/A
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So what is Digital Television - Part 1
N/A It is tempting to think of digital television as something very scientific and even complex. But when we view the end result, we find something very familiar; something television engineers have sought since the very beginning¦an experience that just keeps getting better and better¦quality video and audio conveying great entertainment, sport, movies, and news to the viewing audience. The only thing new in digital television is the way the message gets from here to there.
Tags: iss054 | tektronix | digital television | back to basics | digital video | signals | N/A
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Digital media monitoring
N/A What is digital media monitoring and just who needs it ? Get back to basics in digital media monitoring with Simen Frostad of Bridge Technologies
Tags: Bridge Technologies | Back to basics | digital media monitoring | ip monitoring | stb | iss054 | N/A
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3D or not 3D, that is the question
N/A Peter Savage wonders if the buzz around 3D is really justified despite his willingness to don some 3D specs and head to the big screen in his local pub
Tags: iss054 | 3d | azule | finance | business | 3d in pubs | French Open | test cricket | Grandprix | Epsom | Ascot | Goodwood | Wimbledon | f1 | N/A
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Real practicality in test and measurement
N/A We are quite an unusual company, a unique hybrid. On one hand Flotsam Films is an independent producer but we also provide full production capabilities and consultancy for other filmmakers.
Tags: Flotsam Films | iss054 | test and measurement | DS9000 DigiScope | hamlet | flexiscope | VidScope-HD | N/A
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