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Supporting creativity and driving better workflows
Rod Aaron Gammons For decades videographers and filmmakers have been pushing the boundaries when it comes to creativity all with the aim of delivering a visually spectacular and engaging experience to viewers. For the most part they rely on artistic vision and innate skill, but over the last few years technology has been playing more of a role in enabling that creativity, like cameras, sound and lighting.
Tags: iss127 | rotolight | led lighting | aeos | Rod Aaron Gammons
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5 reasons to use a soft box with LED lighting
James Mathers LEDs are a highly efficient light source, and putting aside any color spectrum issues, (that have generally been improving) they still have limitations for lighting people. The naked illumination coming off a single emitter, or an array making up a larger fixture, such as a panel, is just not the soft, beautiful glow that we seek for human subjects.
Tags: iss127 | led lighting | softbox | soft box | James Mathers
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Lighting - the stuff you do not see
Tama Berkeljon Lighting is the stuff you don't see that makes a difference in what you do see. How the audience feels about a character and whether the scene is scary, tense or upbeat are communicated by the quality and placement of light. Lighting can take the drama to a whole new level - think about film noir with all those shadows on the wall.
Tags: iss126 | outsight | ghost in the shell | led lighting | Tama Berkeljon
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Advances in LED lighting innovation with Rotolight AEOS
Rod Aaron Gammons There's no doubt that lighting plays a critical role in videography, filmmaking and photography. It's the area of content capture that brings added creativity to shoots, whether that's filming a wedding, producing a commercial or making a movie. Much like cameras have evolved over the past few years, lighting has also evolved; from the traditional tungsten, through to the use of LEDs. Of course LEDs have been revolutionised too, now delivering powerful, cost and energy efficient solutions to creatives.
Tags: iss126 | location light | led lighting | AEOS | rotolight | anova | neo | Rod Aaron Gammons
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The now and how of LED Lighting
Tama Berkeljon LED lighting has come a long way from the days when companies like Outsight were ridiculed by major manufacturers at trade shows because, the manufacturers asserted, technology couldn't be entrusted with the requirements of our industry.
Tags: iss122 | led lighting | outsite | cri | tlci | dmx control | Tama Berkeljon
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How to illuminate a better shot
Chuck Edwards LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology built for the general lighting market is designed to meet very different criteria than the critical lighting requirements for image capture. While LEDs may be a suitable lighting option for some photography and videography, critical applications, such as feature film, production requires users to understand the limitations, capabilities and advantages of the many types of LED technologies and fixtures available on the market today.
Tags: iss122 | led | lighting | cct | rpt | remote phosor technology | Chuck Edwards
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The Benefits of LED Lighting in Broadcast
Rod Aaron Gammons The humble LED studio light has come a long way since its introduction. In the early days adoption was low, while scepticism that the quality and functionality of LEDs could rival traditional tungsten lighting was high. There has been a period of adjustment, challenges (particularly around light quality and manufacturing) overcome and the broadcast, media and entertainment industry has gradually grown more accepting of the technology and its benefits.
Tags: iss122 | rotolight | led lighting | celbro studio | bbc | mtv | trt | anova pro | Rod Aaron Gammons
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Highlighting YouTube Space
Peter Daffarn

Video, by definition, requires space and light.

However, the right space, with the right light, can make or break a production.

YouTube parent company Google's new London HQ in Pancras Square at King's Cross is certainly the right space. In fact, it's so right they've called it YouTube Space London, a 20,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility for collaboration, learning and production.

Tags: iss118 | youtube space | lighting | photon beard | highlight led | remote phosphor technology | Peter Daffarn
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The Future of LED Lighting
Rod Aaron Gammons From the moment the LED light entered the broadcast, media and entertainment world its key differentiator was its energy efficiency compared to traditional tungsten studio lighting. LEDs use far less energy in the region of 90% less than tungsten lights and produce less heat. In addition, they are far more portable and generally have a longer lifespan; all benefits that are all now well recognised.
Tags: iss116 | led lighting | rotolight | anova | anova pro | cinesfx | Rod Aaron Gammons
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Dance hall days are over for professional lighting
Peter Daffarn

Photon Beard has made lights since before the days of electric power.

"What's that, you say"?

Well, it's true. Photon Beard started in 1882 when the founder, R.R. Beard, invented the automatic gas regulator. Yes, the thing that allows you to barbeque that steak in summer sunshine, or any time of year that you fancy grilled food. In the days before R.R. Beard's invention, a lot of lighting was limelight, which was created when an oxyhydrogen flame was directed at a cylinder of quicklime (calcium oxide). The light was produced by a combination of incandescence and candoluminescence, which is basically a fancy way of saying "lime burns and gets brighter the hotter it gets."

Tags: iss116 | photon beard | lighting | led | highlight led | Peter Daffarn
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5 Things I Saw At NAB
Peter Savage 2 ARRI Trinity stabilisation It may look like something that was dreamt up for a sci-fi film but the Trinity stabilisation system is a truly remarkable bit of kit that is most certainly real. Available as an upgrade to the Artemis or a third-party camera stabiliser, it consists of a compact and lightweight two-axis gimbal head, a monitor mount and joystick that attach to the gimbal handle, a battery hanger module and a pendulum that allows for perfect 'drop down' moves. As it works with a vest, it is essentially a cross between a steadicam and a small crane. The shots you can get with this are incredible. It was first s
Tags: iss113 | NAB 2016 | ARRI Trinity Stabilisation | Sony Media Backbone Hive | PVM-X550 | CAPEX | OPEX | OLED | Leyard & Planar 8k video wall | Atomos | Atomos Shogun Inferno | Shotover U1 | Peter Savage 2
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Missing Parts Of The Spectrum
Graham Jaggers Since the phasing out of conventional filament light bulbs and their replacement with fluorescent and LED, many manufacturers indicate the colour accuracy of their lamps with a CRI (Colour Rendering Index) number.
Tags: iss107 | lighting | spectrum | colour | filament light bulbs | LED | colour science | Graham Jaggers
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Ground breaking production tool
Stefan Lange NEO, the latest product from British LED manufacturer Rotolight, is a revolutionary on-camera or location LED lighting fixture designed for the most demanding of professionals.
Tags: iss106 | neo | rotolight | led | cineSFX | visual fx | lighting | studio | light | Stefan Lange
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5 broadcast trends at IBC 2015
[author] Azule CEO Peter Savage gazes into his crystal ball to make predictions about the technology trends that could emerge from IBC 2015.
Tags: iss105 | IBC 2015 | LEDs | 4k | acquisition | HEVC | hd | ultra hd | ip | [author]
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How full is your spectrum?
Ian Muir Colour tuneable (Bi-Colour) LED based lamps are now increasingly commonplace in the world of Film and Broadcast. Their capacity to provide a choice of colour temperatures, usually in the realms of 3200K to 5600K, can be extremely useful. This is particularly beneficial when working in environments where setup time is at a premium, and a light source is required that matches the available ambient light.
Tags: iss098 | colour tuneable LED | lighting | bi-colour fixture | spectrum | Ian Muir
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Heavy duty LCD Transportation
N/A Over the last few years we have seen the release of hundreds of new plasma LCDs LEDs and now 3D LED with new models from new manufactures being released with what seems like every day. The huge growth in the sector has driven down the cost of production allowing companies to be very creative in how and which way to use the screens.
Tags: storage | plasma transportation | oakleigh cases | lcds | leds | 3d led case | N/A
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Rotolight ANOVA lights
KitPlus London's first fully 4k studio
Tags: iss095 | rotolight | anova | LED | 4k studio | bi colour | light | KitPlus
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DLED Dedolight Reviewed
Justin Mills Ive been using Felloni LED light panels for over 18 months now, and have really enjoyed the ease of operating lights using battery power in my case, V lock batteries that I also use to power my cameras.
Tags: iss092 | dedolight | review | DLED | light | studio | LED | Justin Mills
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Light in the rain
Spencer Doran Following on from the success of their unique 4LIGHT & 4LONG series, European LED lighting pioneer THELIGHT has launched their new super-soft and rainproof VELVET light range.
Tags: iss090 | 4light | led | light | velvet light | thelight | Spencer Doran
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Tech trends drive more efficent and more flexible communications
Serkan Guner

The emergence of new signal transport protocols and standards and the embrace of new methods of interfacing are changing the way communications are being handled for broadcasters.

Tags: iss089 | Riedel | AVB | IEEE | CPX-AVB | Riedel Artist 1100 series | OLED control pannels | Serkan Guner
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Game Set Match
Nico Lewis Nico Lewis and Jon Ridel explain why its game set and match for intercoms
Tags: iss089 | RTS | Superbowl | Wimbledon | Sochi | broadcast communication | Nico Lewis
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When the going gets tough
Will Strauss# Will Strauss looks at kit for when the going gets tough
Tags: iss088 | Panasonic AP-HPX250 | P2 cards | Panasonic Toughbooks | CES | Toughpad 4k UT-MA6 | Intel Core i7 vPro | NVIDIA Quadro GPU | NAB | DuraPAC | ACME Protable Machines | Intel Core i7-4770k Haswell 3.5GHz Quad-Core | GeForce GTX 760 | G-RAID | RAID 0 | RAID 1 | Sony SSD | Sony HDD | PSZ-SA25 SSD | PSZ-HA50 | PSZ-HA1T HDD | USB 3.0 | Pretrol Digibag PD221 | Petrol DSLR Sling Bag | PD333 | Portabrace | Peli U160 | Peli 1510 | K-Tek Sound Devises 633 | Zaxcom MAXX | Zoom ZH-6 | Transvideo | StarliteHD | £G-SDI HD OLED | Will Strauss#
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LED lighting comes of age
Chris Chisnall Lighting is paramount to any production, whether its for an independent short or for a multi-million pound Soap
Tags: iss088 | Rotolight | ANOVA | Coronation Street | LED | Chris Chisnall
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In the Flesh: On set with the BBC
Dale McCready Director of Photography, Dale McCready recently lit the second series of BBCs award nominated Zombie drama In the flesh with the Rotolight ANOVA Bi Colour V2 LED flood light.
Tags: iss086 | Dale McCready | Rotologht | BBC | In the Flesh | Zombies | Rotolight ANOVA Bi Colour V2 LED flood light | Dale McCready
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Supporting the transition to 4K
David Ackroyd Plasma, LCD and LED screen technologies brought broadcasters HD audiences that justified their investment in HDTV.
Tags: iss084 | 4K | transition | TV | LED | Plasma | LCD | technologies | broadcasters | HD audience | HDTV | David Ackroyd
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The invention of LED lighting
Jonathan Harrison Jonathan Harrison discusses the science of lighting and the Kino Flo Celeb.
Tags: iss082 | jonathan harrison | LED | lighting | invention | science | celeb | kino flo | review | Jonathan Harrison
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Taking the heat out of lighting
Kevin Cook A review of the Lishuai LED508AS lighting kit by Kevin Cook.
Tags: iss082 | Lishuai LED508AS | lighting kit | review | led | pro av | kit | lights | dim | Kevin Cook
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Rotolight expand new range of award winning Anova flood lights
KitPlus Following the successful launch of the award winning ANOVA LED Floodlight last year, IBC 2013 sees the release of the ANOVA EcoFlood Version 2 (Bi-Colour LED system) and the ANOVA SOLO Single Colour Flood lights available in 5600K (daylight) or 3200K (tungsten).
Tags: iss081 | rotolight | anova | floodlight | led | ibc | release | bi colour | solo | single colour | daylight | tungsten | KitPlus
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Generic vs. name brand: Portable power solutions
Martyn Sly-Jex Customers should consider the battery design and construction, its capacity and longevity. While generic batteries are usually significantly cheaper than name-brand ones, they often lack features and technology that will help your production run safely and reliably.
Tags: iss078 | portable power solutions | anton bauer | batteries | power | guide | review | IMPAC | Quad 2702 | LED | vmount | charging | care | Martyn Sly-Jex
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Photon Beard shines bright in South India
Peter Daffarn On 23 January 2013, the highly anticipated Mathrubhumi News Channel, part of a 24-hour Malayalam-language cable television network based in Trivandrum, capital city of the state of Kerala on the southwest coast of India, was officially launched. Also launched that day was India’s first wirelessly controlled studio lighting/dimming system, all provided by Photon Beard.
Tags: iss074 | photon beard | peter daffarn | south india | tv studio | lighting | highlight | wireless control | dmx | zero 88 | solution xl | led | IGBT dimmers | wi-light | Peter Daffarn
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Gekko Kelvin Tile LED REVIEW
Jon Pratchett
I like LED lighting. I know there are a lot of people who tell us that it can't produce the wide colour gamut of Tungsten, and I agree. But it’s getting close and the shear ease at which you can set them up and control their brightness, not to mention the lack of heat and the ability to run them for hours off a battery for me out ways the possible colour issues.
Tags: iss074 | jon pratchett | gekko kelvin tile | LED | review | aston villa | interview | green | lighting | broadcastshow | Jon Pratchett
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Lights Camera Action for Silverstone F1
Rod Aaron Gammons Rotolight ANOVA, the worlds most advanced LED Floodlight was recently used as the light of choice for the 2012 Autosport Awards shoot at the Silverstone Formula 1 track, produced by MAKE Television (formerly Sequence Creative).
Tags: iss074 | rotolight anova | led floodlight | f1 silverstone | bi-colour | 1000 watt | 100 degree beam | Rod Aaron Gammons
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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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4k The New Gunslinger in Town
Will Strauss# Just when you thought it was sufficient to declare yourself HD Ready, along comes 4k. But dont panic. Heres the lowdown on what it all means and what tools are currently available. By Will Strauss.
Tags: iss071 | 4k | canon | jvc LCD monitor | VP3280-LED | viewsonic | astro design | tvlogic | LUM-560W | 4K LCD TV | JVC GY-HMQ10U | Red EPIC camera | Will Strauss#
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Who wouldnt consider a career in Live sports?
N/A There are many diverse things in this industry which give me a buzz but I think that live sports coverage is probably pretty near the top of the pile. With a 17yr old son considering his career options I thought it time to introduce him to the world of live sports and SIS LIVE were kind enough to give us a quick tour behind the scenes on the second Monday of this years Wimbledon.
Tags: iss068 | sislive | wimbledon | oscar | bbc | N/A
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Summer of 3D
Bob Pank# Having put 3D to one side for a few months it was very interesting to jump back into the third dimension. With 3D not making the headlines much, if at all, you might be lulled into thinking it has faded away, but thats not the case. Many events are being shot in 3D, including the Olympics and, although there has been nothing happening that could be called a revolution, there is a great deal of evolution going on.
Tags: iss068 | 3d | autostereoscopic | philips | dolby 3d | goodwood | wimbledon | Bob Pank#
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Lights, Camera¦Action
N/A Formula 1 Shoot with the Revolutionary New Rotolight Anova LED Studio Light
Tags: iss064 | formula 1 | f1 | rotolight | anova | led studio light | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Whats new in lighting
N/A The majority of modern digital video cameras and D-SLRs are capable of delivering high-quality images provided the lighting conditions are good. Attempting to shoot in low light introduces the risk of noise and limited depth of field. Whatever the claimed camera sensitivity, good lighting is as essential today as ever. The following is a short overview of video lighting products introduced in the past 12 months. It reads a bit like a fast-food menu. If you get bored with all the LED stuff, feel free to skip to the concluding paragraph.
Tags: iss062 | arri | adb | bebob | cinelight | dedolight | gekko | kino flo | litepanels | nila | pag | photon beard | prg | lighting | led | rotolight | anova | N/A
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LED - A clean light at the end of the tunnel
N/A We asked DoP & Lighting Specialist Jonathan Harrison to evaluate the current state of the industry. Jonathan has long been critical of LED products and the claims made by manufacturers in regards to their performance for high quality professional image capture, he has also been intimately involved in the development of some of the leading industry LED products:
Tags: iss062 | led | cirrolite | dedo | N/A
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ARRI LED technology
N/A With a growing range of LED products, ARRI is providing industry professionals with all of the benefits of using a Low Energy Lighting source with familiar characteristics.
Tags: arri | led | iss062 | fresnel | l-series | tungsten | daylight | lighting | l7-c | dmx control | N/A
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Thinking of buying an OLED - read this first...
N/A For the uninitiated, OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode, which, as opposed to LCD, works without a backlight and can therefore be very light and thin. This is an undoubted advantage. Unfortunately, its an advantage that comes at a price.
Tags: autocue | iss059 | oled | lcd | oled monitor | rec709 | bt.709 | N/A
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Whats new in video monitoring
N/A The great majority of video monitoring displays in any modern broadcast presentation facility are LED-backlit LCDs. Reliable, space-efficient and economical on power, they produce excellent pictures for all but the most critical applications, usually in conjunction with one or more multiviewers to emulate a monitor stack.
Tags: iss059 | led-backlit | monitor | philips | dolby prm-4200 | preco cooltouch xp-2401hd | cooltouch rx-702hd | teletest cyclops hd | tvlogic 473w | tv logic lvm-074w | N/A
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Game, Set and Match
Bob Pank# It was only three months ago that this column hailed featured the new DVB-3DTV standard. But already there’s talk of a second version, or rather ‘phase’, as described by David Wood of the EBU in the new 3D Roundabout newsletter. In a way this is healthy. It shows just how fast 3DTV is moving and, whereas phase 1 is designed to work with existing 2D STBs, phase 2 will be designed to run on a new specification of specialist 3D STBs.
Tags: 3d diaries | 3d | bskyb | dvb-3dtv | aeltc | wimbledon | iss055 | Bob Pank#
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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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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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Navigating uncharted waters
N/A Im home again from the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas. It must be something to do with getting older, but this year both key performance indicators (good dinners versus greasy hamburgers, and early nights versus late night carousing) fell on the conservative side. And my flight home landed 45 minutes early, rather than a week or so late.
Tags: iss053 | nab | HDCam-SR | oled | led | crt | sony at nab 2011 | N/A
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3D Post at NAB, Wimbledon, and more
Bob Pank# You may recall that last time 3D Diaries tackled the subject of post production in August 2010, it warned that the fix it in post habit was definitely to be avoided. This means shoot it correctly in the first place, as trying to fix errors, especially the 3D ones, in post can get very tricky and, may be expensive.
Tags: iss052 | wimbledon | 3d diaries | nab | 3d post | sid | geofix | onsetlab workflow | quantel | dvs | Bob Pank#
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Ask the experts - Monitoring
N/A TV Bay - Ask the experts with Jacques Delacoux Founder and C.E.O. of Transvideo
Tags: iss050 | monitoring | transvideo | display technology | tft | led | stereoscopic 3d monitoring | 3dview monitor | N/A
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Evaluating Video Monitors
N/A Video monitors have always been a critical component in any broadcasting operation but they have evolved significantly as the industry-wide migration from analog broadcast to digital SD and HD has placed new demands on the monitoring function.
Tags: wohler | iss050 | monitoring | monitors | oled | N/A
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Television, the limits of the possible
N/A When I was a young scribbler in 1970, my then employers allowed me to launch and run on their behalf a magazine called Studio Sound. It was one of my better career moves and survived (mainly thanks to me leaving it in 1974) for about 35 years. Fairly good going for a trade publication..........
Tags: iss049 | head-up display | lcd | plasma | led | N/A
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