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How LiveU Has Changed The Way We Work At ITV Daytime
Tim Guilder As my job title suggests, I’m responsible for planning and executing technology projects across ITV’s Daytime, including outside broadcasts, which are central to what we do. We broadcast live for more than six hours every weekday with four shows: Good Morning Britain, This Morning, Lorraine and Loose Women. With a history as one of the main UK terrestrial broadcasters – of course, we have also evolved alongside the industry in terms of viewing options – we have high standards. We constantly generate new ideas to keep audiences engaged and we also need to be responsive to the latest breaking news.
Tags: iss138 | liveu | itv | daytime | cobham | explorer 8100 | satellite | lu600 hevc | ka-band | lu300 | garland | Tim Guilder
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Making the Workflow Flow
Bruce Devlin - new The toughest things about being the Standards Vice President (SVP) is that everyone expects standards to be the most important thing. In all the systems that I’ve designed and deployed over the years, I've yet to find any production workflow that is 100% standards based. True, the core technologies may well be standards based, but the overall workflow is made up of many technology pieces from open source code, through de-facto delivery specifications based upon SMPTE or Trade Association Specifications that in turn depend on full, International Standards to work. I can already hear some folks saying "In the good old days, everything used standards", but I beg to disagree.
Tags: iss138 | pye museum | pye-philips | smpte | ietf | ieee | w3c | aes | Bruce Devlin - new
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Digital Video Tech Innovation - The Game Changer for Live Sports
Lorna Garrett Since the first live television sports event in 1936, when the Olympics was broadcast from Berlin, the sports industry has been an early adopter of the latest technology. The goal continues to be to deliver compelling content around the globe, now to multiple viewing platforms. It’s become a must-have that’s embedded in fan expectations and broadcasters’ marketing strategies.
Tags: iss137 | garland | gpl | liveU | sports | lu600 | hevc | lu300-hevc | cape epic | capeepic | Lorna Garrett
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The making of The Heist
Tom Hutchings Shine TV has never been one to shy away from a challenge, be that in terms of using new technologies, filming ideas or overall formats: we pride ourselves on being ambitious and risk-takers.
Tags: iss135 | liveu | heist | streaming | cellular | mobile | connectivity | Tom Hutchings
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Bringing creative ideas to life
Jon Fry While the start of a new year is all about looking forward to the new possibilities and exciting opportunities ahead, indulge me for a moment in looking back to this time last year.
Tags: iss135 | cvp | newmn street | arri | demo | Sony | Canon | Zeiss | Angenieux | Blackmagic | red | Jon Fry
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Ride along on the Tour de Tech at IBC
Lorna Garrett Finding your way through the halls and aisles of the massive IBC can feel a bit like attempting to complete all 21 stages of the Tour de France — but in far fewer days. But have no fear; your team at Garland is all geared up and ready to show you the best on show at this year's exhibition.
Tags: iss133 | garland | liveu | lu600 | media excel | teracue | wisi | broadcast wireless systems | bws | artel | ibc | Lorna Garrett
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Taking the lead in the HEVC and 4k revolution
Malcolm Harland There’s probably a good reason that BVE is held in late February — it offers you a few weeks to set your annual plans in place. Then, once you’ve decided on the opportunities you want to take advantage of and improvements you want to make, you have a chance to visit this massive exhibition to see the latest technological innovations that will help to bring your plans to fruition.
Tags: iss129 | garland | hevc | liveu | hc11000 | media excel | ntt | bws | lu600 | Malcolm Harland
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Cellular, Satellite or Fixed Link - how do you choose
Lorna Garrett Having a choice is a good thing. Take apples, for example. While one may look pretty much the same as the next, we know that the subtle differences between varieties can make a huge difference in how we choose to use them some are best for pies, some better for cider, and others just perfect for eating from the tree.
Tags: iss127 | liveu | garland | tranmission | uplink | cellular | Lorna Garrett
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State of the Nation - part 2
Dick Hobbs - new This is, of course, the IBC issue of this splendid magazine. Much of the rest of its pages are filled with what you will see there, or (in some cases) what vendors and their marketing communications agencies want you to see there.
Tags: iss127 | ibc | 5g | dejero | liveu | Dick Hobbs - new
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The Dressing Room - shooting steamy scenes
Josh Portwine W's latest factual entertainment series relies completely on the ability of fixed rig filming setups to make cast members forget their inhibitions. Described as a fly-on-the-wall documentary, "The Dressing Room" gives TV audiences unprecedented access to team-sport dynamics off the field of play by inviting them into the hidden world of dressing rooms at venues across the country.
Tags: iss126 | aw-eu70 | aw-rp120 | stv | motion content group | shooting partners | Josh Portwine
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Live event streaming solutions
Lorna Garrett It's summer! Just those two words alone are exciting. Combine them with words such as "music festival" or "sports" or "travel" and you have yourself a summer to remember. To ensure you have the hottest summer yet, consider live streaming your event ¦ wherever it is.
Tags: iss126 | garland partners | gpl | liveu | streaming | lu600 | liveu solo | Lorna Garrett
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Swimrun World Championships - LiveU report
Kim Svensson - new Through the open waters and across the islands of the Swedish wilderness, battling the elements in the OTILLO Swimrun World Championship isn't for the faint-hearted. The total distance is 75 kilometres, of which 10 km are open-water swimming and 65 km are trail-running, presenting a huge physical - and doubtless mental - challenge. Taking place in early September, competitors battle along remote islands that form the archipelago to the south east of Stockholm.
Tags: iss123 | liveu | swimrun | blackmagic atem | tvone scaler | Kim Svensson - new
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A transformation in aquisition technology
Malcolm Harland KitPlus spoke with Malcolm Harland of Garland Partners to find out how the requirements and capabilities of acquisition technologies have changed since the early 2000s and what the state of play now is.
Tags: iss122 | garland partners | liveu | lu600 | h.265 | hevc | Malcolm Harland
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Assets in the air
Paul Wilkins People everywhere are talking about "the cloud", as if it is somehow something (1) new and (2) intrinsically exciting. It really is neither of those things. In the IT world, software as a service (SaaS) has been around since the 1960's when organisations bought the use of mainframe software on a time-sharing basis.
Tags: iss121 | tmd | cloud | mam | era | coeus | Paul Wilkins
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In out in out shake it all about
Peter Savage 2 It is said that, in polite company, one should never discuss politics, religion, sex or money. Well, dear reader, assuming we are in polite company (and Im sure we are), I am going to break two of those taboos right now. But dont worry I wont be discussing my bedroom antics or evolution versus creation. Not today anyway.
Tags: iss109 | azule | EU | BVE | European union | Peter Savage 2
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How to Deliver Live and VOD UHD Content With Minimum Bandwidth
Thierry Fautier Consumers are lighting the path toward worldwide acceptance of Ultra HD (UHD). Recent research from Eutelsat Communications revealed that consumers are willing to pay up to 10 a month to benefit from the increased sharpness, immersion and vivid color that UHD content offers. Theyre also willing to invest in new UHD TV sets priced between 1,000 and 3,000 for screens within the 50-inch range.
Tags: iss108 | eutelsat | vod | uhd | harmonic | Thierry Fautier
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From newspaper to broadcaster: VG (Norway) and LiveU
Ronen Artman VG is a tabloid-format newspaper established in Oslo in 1945. Faced with the challenges that all newspapers face in the age of the video and the internet - fresh competition for readership and rapidly changing viewer expectations of what news is and how it's delivered - VG began using video online as early as 2001. Through the next decade it grew its use of video clips but there was always the desire to expand the use of live content to provide real value to readers and viewers.
Tags: iss100 | liveu | vg norway | news | video online | content | lu500 backpack | lu60 | Ronen Artman
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True neutrality with TRUE ND
Raymond Burns ND filters are an essential addition to any filmmakers kit, particularly when attempting to get a proper exposure or a shallow depth of field when shooting outside in bright conditions or with strong sunlight.
Tags: iss082 | nd | filters | sunlight | true nd | neutral density | review | range | product | prices | bright | filmmaking | Raymond Burns
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Cellular bonding now and going forward
Ronen Artman 2013 has seen the possibilities of LiveUs cellular bonding technology recognised more widely than ever before. LiveU backpacks and other portable devices have been a frequent sight in every major news, entertainment and sporting event.
Tags: iss081 | liveu | cellular bonding | backpack | news | eng | going forward | Ronen Artman
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Solving more than just compliance challenges
Leandro Marquinez When Leandro Maquinez joined Record Europa Lisbon, the Portuguese-language broadcaster was struggling to meet the demands of compliance monitoring and verification with its existing systems.
Tags: iss079 | Leandro Maquinez | compliance | challenges | record europa lisbon | volicon | observer system | observer loudness monitoring module | Leandro Marquinez
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Just the facts with Dick Hobbs
[author] My best ever expenses claim back in the days when I was employed and had someone to claim expenses from included the line item 'Charter of train'.
Tags: iss078 | expenses | train | montreux | google | youtube | fox | travelling | broadcast | claim | inrix | [author]
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LiveU Buyers guide to cellular uplinking
Ronen Artman Cellular uplinking continues to change the way that video is gathered in the field, bringing new levels of flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Heres a clear, concise 10-point guide to the key points that customers should explore before choosing their unit.
Tags: iss076 | liveu | cellular uplinking | field transmission | ftp | live | power | external touch screen | Ronen Artman
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Buyers guide to cellular uplinking
Ronen Artman Cellular uplinking continues to change the way that video is gathered in the field, bringing new levels of flexibility and cost-effectiveness. The technology allows broadcasters to alter the way that they approach events, be that news, sports, community activities or anything in between. It has also delivered high quality live video to the online community, bringing events closer to users, providing previously unimaginable levels of engagement, and helping to provide a 360 degree experience.
Tags: iss073 | liveu | garland | LU40-S handheld unit | LU70 Backpack | local sim cards | Ronen Artman
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Sport Pushes the Limits of Wireless Transmission
N/A With the London 2012 Games and the UEFA EURO 2012 European Football championships just around the corner, physical and mental endurance will be pushed to the limits. Those pressures also apply to the technology used to cover these events for the wider world because there is usually one, split-second chance to capture the action as it happens. Second place is for the first loser.
Tags: iss066 | vislink | wireless | sport | olympics | uefa | euro 2012 | N/A
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Advanced Hybrid Optical Cable and Connectors
N/A The march of technological advances in fiber optic cable, along with a new generation of plug-and-play connectors, is allowing camera operators and Outside Broadcast (OB) van engineers the luxury of easy and reliable deployment of remote production equipment.
Tags: iss064 | live-link | studio technologies | neutrik | ob truck | fibre optic | N/A
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The new world of live acquisition
N/A While the debate rages over the future of broadcast television with discussion of OTT and time-shifting increasingly hogging the limelight, theres one arena in which the power of broadcast indisputably holds sway and will do for many years to come: high quality live coverage.
Tags: iss063 | ott | liveu | N/A
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Austerity Cuts What do they mean for you and me
N/A Whichever newspaper you read (or several, if you are a news-junkie like me), last week the big story was all about austerity cuts. So I thought I would cut through the jargon to look into what it really means to the man in the broadcast street. Will the problems in Greece, Ireland, Spain and wherever else help or hinder our television economy over here, in dear Old Blighty?
Tags: iss059 | austerity cuts | eurozone | azule | finance | N/A
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Operating at the cellular level
N/A The live coverage of outside broadcast events, news or sports has always been an expensive and logistically cumbersome business. The need to invest millions of pounds in specialist satellite trucks can take years to recoup, putting the ability to service live sports contracts beyond the economy of a very few suppliers. Even the live presentation of single camera from field-to-studio typically requires an uplink to satellite, which necessitates booking costly transponder space in usually limited windows.
Tags: iss056 | liveu | outside broadcast events | mobilenetwork | cellular | uplink | N/A
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Can second-screen apps really add value to the broadcast product
N/A As todays consumers watch television, many of them are engaging with media through multiple devices at once. In fact, some studies indicate that as much as 50 percent of television viewers are regularly online as they watch. They are posting and tweeting on social networking sites, checking movie and actor facts on sites such as IMDB, and even visiting the broadcasters website.
Tags: iss055 | ipad | ipad2 | second screen | apps | snell | morpheus | N/A
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Television camera lenses
N/A This is a glass-to-glass report with a difference, starting at front-end of the video production chain and staying there. Given the speed of development in almost every other branch of television, it is easy to overlook the advances taking place in optics. Until, that is, you need a wider capture angle than your existing kit can deliver or you want to post-repair a barrel-distorted Nelson's Column to remove the hint of banana.
Tags: Television camera lenses | Eye to Eye | iss046 | abakus | bandpro | canon | hj15ex8.5b | fujinon | polecam | theia | schneider | thales angenieux | carl zeiss | sony | ces2011 | N/A
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Ask the experts on cable
N/A Digital, server-based systems in production, post-production, news gathering and playout bring increased efficiencies and productivity. Nonlinear editing and news gathering allow users to access the same material across a data network. Digits are here and are now dictating the form of cables and connectors, from camera through to playout.
Tags: audio cable | iss040 | cable | analogue cable | digital cable | triax | optical fibre | neutrik | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Whats new in audio 2009
N/A Part of my day at SATIS recently was sent discussing with Neutrik the dodgy issue of sexual compatibility, a subject not mentioned in my report from the show for TV-Bay last month.......
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HD Camera Measurements and getting the most out of your camera
N/A Image quality all starts with the correct alignment of the camera which is used to capture the scene either on location or in the studio. The conversion of light into electrical signals involves many processes which can affect the quality of the image. Understanding these various adjustments that are necessary, using a suitable camera chart and waveform monitor are critical in ensuring a high quality image and preventing mistakes from occurring mistakes that are costly to fix in the post production process.
Tags: hd camera | test and measurement | iss026 | camera measurements | alignment | engineer | technician | white shading | cameraman | wratten neutral density filter | tektronix | N/A
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How to choose a Microphone
N/A The microphone is probably the most important tool we use when recording sound. Plugging it into the best pre-amplifier will optimise the quality of the signal but no amount of processing will fix the wrong sound coming from your microphone. The device for turning movements in the air into an electrical signal is a creative instrument and should be regarded as part of the performance.
Tags: iss025 | microphone | kmr audio | audio | frequency response | polar response | dynamic microphone | condenser microphone | shure | neumann | akg | electro voice | N/A
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