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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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G-Teching Storage to another level
Phil Vinter That heart-dropping, cold-sweat evoking moment your external hard drive fails to connect to the computer and you realise the precious project you’ve been working on for weeks is lost for good (unless you want to spank hundreds on a recovery service that may or may not retrieve some of the mangled data!)
Tags: iss132 | gtechnology | western digital | san disk | speed shuttle ssd | mobile pro ssd | g-drive pro ssd | Phil Vinter
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Gaining insight in a fragmented broadcast world
Keith Bedford The proliferation of mobile devices, on-demand content and the fragmentation of viewing habits makes the task of measuring TV audiences and the level of audience participation a bigger challenge than ever before. While the ways that consumers' access content may have changed radically, broadcasters' need for an accurate view of who is watching what, when and how haven't.
Tags: iss110 | ebs | pawa | mobile | barb | ofcom | listing data | Keith Bedford
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Shoot safe, shoot dynamic
Nick Allen Miles Todays craze for shooting from a UAV or drone is not for the faint hearted. Unless used legally and in very limited situations, its a dangerous way of capturing dynamic shots. Wherever people are involved or height restrictions apply, there are more useful ways of filming safely that deliver a more interesting shot than anything taken from a tripod mounted camera.
Tags: iss104 | shoot | uav | drone | shots | jib | dolly | track | studio | mobile kit | Nick Allen Miles
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KitPlus Must have or just a dream? With a mobile themethese 6 stoodout this month
Tags: iss095 | 6 | of the best | mobile | gadget | accessory | iphone | ipad | galileo | proprompter | ipro lens system | ik multimedia irig pre | photopro x kit from optrix | KitPlus
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Mobile News Gathering
Erwan Gasc Ask the experts with AVIWEST
Tags: iss093 | AVIWEST | mobile news gathering | Erwan Gasc
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Where no satellite truck has gone before
Bogdan Frusina For several weeks last year, the world was focused on Rome. Broadcasters from around the world came to cover the events surrounding the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the selection of his successor.
Tags: iss087 | Dejero | Dejero Live+ Mobile App | Satellite Truck | Live Streaming | Bogdan Frusina
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Dick Hobbs gets up to speed with ESOMPS
Dick Hobbs. The UK communications regulator Ofcom has issued a consultation document on the prospects for a technology called Earth Stations on Mobile Platforms, or ESOMPs. My first response to the consultation is that they should get a better acronym.
Tags: iss081 | esomps | flight | aircraft | wifi | in the air | wifi on planes | charge | cost | ibc | mobile platforms | earth stations | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
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Multiviewers come along for the ride with Matrox
Catherine Overbury JMTV is a full-service location video production company located in Arkansas, which serves a wide range of national sports, corporate, and entertainment clients. Recently they completed a $3 million conversion of their 15.5 meter digital expanding production trailer to HD.
Tags: iss078 | JMTV | sports | matrox | multiviewers | microquads | controls | jones mobile television | production truck | Catherine Overbury
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Mobile news gathering with Will Strauss
Will Strauss# So, here is a scenario. You are a TV news editor and a story breaks. Your reporter and cameraman can get to the scene no bother. But all your satellite trucks are someplace else. What do you do?
Tags: iss076 | mobile news gathering | JVC GY-HM650 | camcorder | dejero | Panasonic HPX-600 | review | TVUPack | overview | Nucomm Connect Live | Teradek Link | mobile hotspot | Vislink | live | HD feed | streaming | Will Strauss#
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The joy of field editing
Kieron Seth#

In the world of remote working, cloud storage and instant news, the ability to edit on location at a shoot has become a pre-requisite. Only a few years ago, field editing used to be merely about the quick rough cut, the assembly of proxy files or simply the ingest of media in an edit-friendly format. These days, however, energy efficient, high performance processors allow for the complete post production process on a laptop. Now, programme turnaround times can be slashed with editorial decisions made on the spot.

Tags: iss073 | field editing | blackmagic ultrastudio | grass valley | storm mobile | panasonic BT-LH1760 | MX02 Mini | Qio external card | Kieron Seth#
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Silly Plugger
N/A Exhibitions are generally noisy, uncomfortable places where the chances of learning something interesting are widely variable. NAB and IBC are must-sees, of course, but otherwise I am not a great fan of exhibitions.
Tags: iss064 | mobile world congree | exhibitions | douglas adams | ibc | nab | N/A
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Closed Captioning Comes to IP and Mobile TV
N/A As mobile or IP-based TV becomes increasingly popular with viewers, so will the demand for closed captioning for the deaf or hard of hearing. Lawmakers are already flexing their muscles regarding this issue, with the U.S. federal government enacting regulations making it mandatory for broadcasters to supply closed captioning for IP and mobile programming. It will not be long before European legislators devise similar regulations. Broadcasters who arent prepared when these regulations become law may find themselves facing fines and other penalties. To avoid this, it helps to understand the basics of implementing closed captioning for mobile and IP-based television.
Tags: iss064 | ip | mobile tv | iptv | transcoding | closed captioning | N/A
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How mobile phone video will change the world
N/A With every man and his dog owning a smartphone, the whole world is now able to film and edit HD video right from the palm of their hands. How will this change the professional landscape and more importantly will it change things for the better?
Tags: iss059 | smartphone | mobile phone video | 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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Any Channel, Anywhere. How Distribution Service Providers Make Broadcasting a Global Industry
N/A It has been a long time since a broadcaster has owned the entire chain from talent, camera and production crew all the way through the transmission network of masts that beamed the signal into the home.
Tags: iss055 | globecast | terrestrial | satellite | cable | internet | mobile | N/A
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Mobile Cameraman Extraordinaire
N/A With over 20 years of experience as an ultra-mobile camera operator, John Gillan is one of the world's most successful exponents of portable television production. As principal of JGBroadcast, he owns two complete Polecam systems, one on each side of the Atlantic, and commutes between Britain and his base on the US west coast, serving clients such as the BBC, ITV, ESPN and Discovery networks.
Tags: polecam | mobile | cameraman | 3d | todd potter | 3d head | iss051 | N/A
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Mobile communications Eye to Eye
N/A Point to point communication via satellite is one of the most useful tools available to television and radio reporters in a world of fast news distribution. This short summary looks first at some of the newest SNG link kit and then at broadcast-related telecoms.
Tags: iss026 | mobile communication | advent communication | e2v | holkirk | nd satcomm | swe-dish | clear-com | comrex | telex | trilogy | N/A
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