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There is no where to hide from cybercrime
Mark Harrison The media sector is an attractive target for cyber attacks of all kinds from malicious individuals who enjoy disrupting high profile shows, to organised criminals who are attracted by the value of content, to nation states aware that media is a way of conveying or distorting messages.
Tags: iss128 | dpp | cybercrime | microsoft | azure | tinopolis | security | Mark Harrison
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Production Communications in a Shrinking World
Gary Rosen Communications today is a critical issueno matter if you are producing broadcast television, doing a live festival or rock concert outdoors, setting up a musical on the West End, or producing a local school play. Over the last few years, the proliferation of cell phones and other wireless devices has made it clear that most people prefer to communicate untethered.
Tags: iss127 | pliant | comms | intercom | duplex | Gary Rosen
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IP-Based Intercom Solutions
Jon Ridel The broadcast market has experienced a huge change over the last decades, resulting in the need for larger and larger intercom systems. As the demands of broadcasters have grown, the central factor for manufacturers keeping up with demand has been IP. A company at the forefront of this development is RTS. In the new millennium, the company has established its IP-based intercom solutions based on OMNEO media networking architecture.
Tags: iss125 | omneo | rts | roameo | intercom | IP | Jon Ridel
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Live Event Wireless Intercoms
Tom Turkington Live programming is a powerful tool for broadcasters against the encroachment of OTT services and the ensuing loss of advertisement revenues. Live content is the answer to drawing viewers. Broadcasters are constantly searching for ways to provide more live sports, news and other live content to viewers.
Tags: iss125 | intercom | pliant | ob | Tom Turkington
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The vital role of communications in live production
Tom Turkington Live event production is extremely challenging under the best of circumstances. Whether it be sports, concerts, theater or some other event, live production only gives you one chance to get it right. Staging, sound, lighting, cameras, video, special effects, costume, makeup and more, can all go into making a successful live production. Starting hours or days before the show, right up to the critical moments of the actual performance, communications play a critical role across all production disciplines in the execution of a successful live event.
Tags: iss117 | live production | crewcom | intercom | pots | Tom Turkington
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No broadcast without flawless communication
KitPlus Reliable and fail-safe communications for the broadcast of live events are more important than ever. On site, broadcasters only have one chance to grab the perfect image for the viewer with time being a crucial factor. The larger the event, the more viewers it reaches and the higher the risk that something could go wrong. As a consequence, reliable, non-blocking, high-performance communication between all participants is essential. In broadcasting, nothing can happen unless everyone can talk and communicate with each other, explains Nico Lewis, Senior Sales Manager RTS Intercoms. That is why high profile live events such as Wimbledon, the Winter Games or the Superbowl rely on RTS intercom systems to provide communication in their broadcasting OB trucks.
Tags: iss105 | rts | communication | broadcast | live events | intercoms | KitPlus
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CALM - A crucial act to follow
Martin Moore Sudden jumps in sound level between television programmes and commercials first came to the notice of legislators after a loud commercial interrupted a family dinner at the home of US House of Representatives member Anna Eshoo. The technical parameters adopted in the draft were based on an existing recommended practice document issued in November 2009 by the US Advanced Television Systems Committee.
Tags: iss101 | audio | sound level | technical parameter | perceptual loudness | Martin Moore
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A wide spectrum of choice
Andy Clements Without microphones, in-ear monitors (IEMs), intercom and distribution systems based on wireless technology, many of today's large-scale television studios, outside broadcast and film productions would be very difficult, if not impossible, to stage. Wireless solutions provide convenience and, in the main, great performance, however as with many technologies careful investment will provide the best results.
Tags: iss101 | microphones | in ear monitors | intercom | distribution systems | broadcast | audio | Andy Clements
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The IP Solution - intercom systems without extensive new cabling
Manuel Brico When a broadcasting or TV station wants to install a new intercom system in its broadcast centre or headquarters - or wishes to replace its entire intercom system - it is faced with two big investments. One concerns the capital investment in terms of hardware and software. This will include investment in equipment such as the intercom matrix, keypanels and accessories. The second concerns the installation and the commissioning itself, as a new system requires new cabling due to different standards and system topology.
Tags: iss101 | ip | intercom systems | cabling | broadcasting | tv station | Manuel Brico
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Coffee and TV: Tracking the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with mocha Pro
John Trussler When VFX artists are faced with tight deadlines, they rely on software to address particular pain points, helping them deliver the finished product in time. Such was the case when Soho-based VFX studio Coffee and TV was commissioned to hand off 70 VFX shots in just two weeks for three Samsung Galaxy Note 4 commercial spots. Having recently outfitted the facility with mocha Pro from Imagineer Systems, the artists at Coffee and TV had no idea just how useful the software would prove itself to be.
Tags: iss097 | vfx | coffee and tv | samsung galaxy note 4 | mocha pro | advert | studio | commercial | John Trussler
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Wild about Hovercam
N/A At the beginning of 2008, Hovercam were contacted by the BBC to work on a new series of programmes focusing on garden makeovers. The working title at the time for this project was Wild SOS to be headed up by Nick Knowles. As the project moved on the name soon changed to Wild about your garden.
Tags: hovercam | helicopter | wild about your garden | bbc | nick knowles | N/A
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The evolution of Wired Intercom
Simon Browne Simon Browne and Ed Fitzgerald tell us about the evolution of wired intercom
Tags: iss093 | Clear-Com | Wired Intercom | Ed Fitzgerald | Simon Browne
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Box to Box
Will Strauss# Will Strauss gets ready for kick off
Tags: iss090 | FIFA World Cup | Brazil | HBS | ERC | Will Strauss#
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Changing expectations
Dick Hobbs. Dick Hobbs talks about future expectaions
Tags: iss090 | the cutting room | expectations | ercisson | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
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Addressing lingering loudnes challenges
Andrew Sachs The loudness of the television commercials aired between program segments has been the source of consumer complaints and subsequent regulatory action in countries around the world.
Tags: iss083 | loudness | challenges | ask the experts | volicon | test and measurement | regulation | commercials | broadcast | Andrew Sachs
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The future of the intercom industry
KitPlus At NAB 2013 RTS launched its first OMNEO interface cards, marking the first deployment of OMNEO in the broadcast intercom industry. In the future, users can transform their RTS ADAM matrix into a flexible, IP-based, AVB-compatible intercom network.
Tags: iss077 | Manuel Brico | RTS | intercom | OMNEO | media networking | cards | systems | KitPlus
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The way forward for lighting control
Pat Grosswendt The majority of directors of photography (DPs) work by the motto that if anything looks lit then it has been done badly. Whether on the set or in the studio, lighting directors strive to create images that look as natural as possible. The key to achieving that beautifully lit picture is to have lighting fixtures that offer the ultimate control.
Tags: iss074 | litepanels | LED fixtures | DMX | LED | HMI Bulbs | 100 percent to 0 dimming | Pat Grosswendt
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Ask the experts......Intercoms for outside broadcasts
N/A The first big point is that an outside broadcast is not just a control room on wheels. It is an event. And that means communications beyond the truck.
Tags: iss063 | trilogy | outsdie broadcast | communications | talkback | 20khz | audio | intercom | evs | telestrator | N/A
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Commercial break
N/A The first commercial to be shown on British television was for Gibbs SR toothpaste, transmitted at 20.12 on 22 September, 1955. Back then, according to Lord Thomson, the founder of Scottish Television, commercial television was a licence to print money.
Tags: iss060 | commercial television | N/A
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Intercom for Sports Production
N/A The best kind of intercom system is one that works so well that it only takes a button or two to push when communication is required. Because of how quality intercom systems simplify communication, it is one of the broadcast industrys most undervalued technologies.
Tags: iss056 | clearcom | intercom | outside broadcast | sports production | N/A
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An Introduction To Microphone Types, Uses, and Techniques
N/A Almost everyone knows what a microphone is, but far fewer people know how they actually work and how to get the best out of the various types available. Pieter Schillebeeckx, Chief Designer at UK microphone manufacturer SoundField, fills in some basics.
Tags: back to basics | iss053 | soundfield | microphone | dynamic microphone | condenser microphone | electret microphone | pickup patterns | supercardioid | hypercardioid | cardioid | N/A
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Challenging Loudness
N/A We all watch TV with the remote control close at hand; not just to change channel but more often than not, to ride the volume control because programme and commercial loudness varies from show to show, channel to channel.
Tags: iss050 | audio | loudness | peak | calm | commercial advertisement loudness mitigation | tsl | N/A
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Tape goes West at UWE
N/A Three years ago a convoy of white vans arrived at the Faculty of Arts at the University of West of England in Bristol. An hour later its entire stock of SVHS camcorders, linear editing decks and analog tape were history.
Tags: panasonic | fcp | final cut pro | univercity of west of england | uwe | hmc-81 camcorder | holdan | iss050 | N/A
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Musical matches for your production
N/A The best production you've ever created is in the can. It's time to match your masterpiece with an equally impressive musical soundtrack. But where to start? It's time to dispel the myth that music licensing is complex or expensive and to understand what options are available to you.
Tags: prs | music | iss036 | production | soundtrack | music licensing | commercial music | royalty free | copyright free | production music | prs music | N/A
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Mercedes-Benz Worlds winning formula, Online Creative and Blackmagic Design
N/A Darren Mostyn, owner and senior editor of the UK based, Online Creative, Ltd., highlights their recent work with Mercedes-Benz World and the renown BBC documentary, Carluccio and the Leopard
Tags: blackmagic | iss033 | online creative | mercedes-benz | apple cinema display | fincal cut | N/A
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Top Gear Test Drive Hovercam
N/A Hovercam were contacted to work on some new ideas for Top Gear back in January 2009. The production team were keen on trying new ideas to put a different perspective on the cars that are tested for performance around their test track at Dunsfold, Surrey.
Tags: iss032 | hovercam | top gear | N/A
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Dont Drink from the Mainstream.
N/A Alternative news organisation, Undercurrents does like a challenge. Born out of frustration in 1993 at the mainstream medias lack of drive in reporting environmental issues, my colleagues and I searched for other outlets............
Tags: undercurrents | bushcraft | bbc2 | channel4 | visionon tv | iss019 | N/A
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