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Investing in the Future of Broadcast Media
Clive Northen At the time of writing, the summer World Cup is providing its usual challenge to camera crews trying to televise the bright sunlight of the stadium without losing detail in shaded areas such as the covered terraces. It is a perfect demonstration of the need for high dynamic range. Several broadcasters are experimentally covering this year's tournament in 4K HDR, including the BBC which is streaming dozens of matches via its iPlayer service. HDR is also accompanied by a wider colour space, meaning millions more colours can be displayed than previously. Yet another advance is the adoption of 50p delivery rather than traditional 50i.
Tags: iss132 | finepoint | hire | 4k hdr | Clive Northen
Contributing Author Clive Northen Click to read or download PDF
Is now the time to compromise on investment
Mike Ransome - new It would seem on the face of it that many broadcasters and production companies are trimming spending to the bone, or at least postponing it in anticipation of more lucrative days to come.
Tags: iss124 | investment | presteigne broadcast hire | 4k | eng | Mike Ransome - new
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Life through a hire lens
Neville Fuller There are loads of differences in the requirements for say news, sport or live entertainment events, and it's digging a little deeper into those differences that ultimately, well, makes the difference in what cameras and lenses we hire out to customers.
Tags: iss118 | lenses | ob | Presteigne Broadcast Hire | Neville Fuller
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Tour competition winners announced
KitPlus Miller Tripods and hireacamera.com ran competitions at the Kitplus November 2014 Tour - here are the winners...
Tags: iss096 | tv-bay | kitplus | tour | november 2014 | miller tripods | hireacamera | KitPlus
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Flying Pictures and the importance of a monitor
KitPlus Hampshire based filming specialist Flying Pictures is the world leader in the provision of aerial and helicopter filming services for feature films, commercials, television, live broadcast events and surveillance.
Tags: iss082 | hampshire | flying pictures | helicopter | filming | aerial | camera | film | cache media | monitor | setup | explained | review | marshall | KitPlus
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Making an advert with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Brandon Kahn When Mothers Basement came to us with an advert to put on UK cinema screens, I knew my trusty, but basic, XF 305 wasnt going to cut it. Sure, most ads you see in cinema are projected in regular HD and are often shot no higher than 1080, but I felt we needed some extra size.
Tags: iss080 | blackmagic cinema camera | advert | shooting | hire | review | hands on | use | guide | Brandon Kahn
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Lincolnshire Police Enhances Distance Learning Program
KitPlus For over 40 years, Lincolnshire Police has placed the utmost importance on training by creating a television production unit in the early 1970s. This includes a small HD studio and an outside broadcast down the line environment to put trainees through their paces in a simulated crisis.
Tags: iss075 | lincolnshire police | studio | hd | blackmagic design | atem switcher | training | police | lincoln | david buckley | KitPlus
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The evolving face of post production
Will Strauss#

As post-production continues to evolve from a predominantly bricks and mortar operation to an increasingly mobile one, new business and financial models are required.

Tags: iss073 | post production | creative cloud | soho | workflow | after effects | final cut | pay as you go | hire software | assimilate store | Will Strauss#
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Off Trax interview for TV-Bay
KitPlus

TV-Bay interviews Off Trax partners Crispin Kyle, Jonathan Dennis and Doug Urquhart about the company and their use of the Polecam.

Tags: iss073 | off trax | Crispin Kyle | Jonathan Dennis | Doug Urquhart | polecam | hire | rigs | KitPlus
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Twas the issue before Christmas;
Will Strauss# As its nearly Christmas, I figured, what better way to honor the end of anther year than to celebrate everything that has gone before? To do that, Ive picked my favourite production technology innovations of 2012. But, as were fast approaching the festive season, Ive compiled them in the form a Christmas shopping list. Yes, I know. Its genius. Why has no one ever thought of this before? They have? Oh well. Its too late now. Hopefully, there should be something here for everyone in your extended family (assuming your extended family is either ensconced in the television industry or extremely weird).
Tags: iss072 | aframe | aja ki pro quad | blackmagic cinema camera | sapphire edge | canon c500 | libec swift jib50 jib | kino flo celeb 200 | gopro hero 3 | sony pmw-200 | Will Strauss#
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An Authentically American firm with an Englishmans heart
Will Strauss# Very few British facilities firms succeed in the US but one is doing just that in New York and is about to embark on an ambitious expansion. TV-Bay meets the founder
Tags: hotcam | iss064 | trevor hotz | hotcam | hire | Will Strauss#
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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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The SxS vs MxT Debate
N/A We are all probably already tired of hearing the phrase cutting costs but the reality is that ways have to be continuously found to reduce our production costs in order to stay competitive. The question is are some savings a false economy or are they really worth it?
Tags: Hireacamera | iss027 | sxs | mxt | xdcam | memory card | sxs pro card | phu-60k | ex1 | ex3 | sandisk | N/A
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How The SADiE LRX2 Is Making Location Multitrack Recording A Doddle
N/A Nearly twenty years ago I saw one of the first SADiE Digital Audio Workstations, which were just starting to make their mark as the first cost effective computer sound editor. I was so impressed with the concept that I immediately wanted one, even though I had no professional use for it whatsoever
Tags: iss026 | tacet | hire | sound recordist | sadie | lrx2 | multitrack recording. | N/A
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HD camera market
N/A With the low cost HD market taking an ever firmer grip on the industry, we asked for Hireacamera Managing Director Guy Thatchers opinion on the changes taking place.
Tags: hireacamera | iss026 | camera | hd | hdv | xdcam | p2 | panasonic | avchd | avccam | hmc151 | sony ex1 | bluray | lacie | N/A
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