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Danielle Wiltshire TV-Bay Magazine
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by Danielle Wiltshire and Oliver Ray
Issue 111 - March 2016

Hello I'm Danielle Wiltshire and I am currently in my final year at the University of Portsmouth studying on the specialist course BSc Television and Broadcasting.

One of the things I love about my course is that the academics involved are always striving to be ahead of the curve with teaching, and they care greatly about what aspects of industry practice need to be in the curriculum. For example, IP is now regarded as one of the serious futures of broadcasting, I got the opportunity to set-up a proper outside broadcast as part of my final year project.

Another thing I love about my course is that there is no preconceived attitudes to gender regards the subject matter of Film, TV and broadcasting. Outside broadcast and technology may well have been dominated by men many years ago, but hopefully that's beginning to change. When you have a course that promotes multiple skills for all roles for both genders, this is perhaps one way this in-balance can be addressed. On the subject of IP and broadcasting, I do find it fascinating how the compromise of broadcast quality and bandwidth has been so carefully designed. My course is fortunate enough to have its own satellite uplink system, thus allowing us to broadcast from virtually anywhere using IP. My role for my final third year project is to determine the correct protocol for how OB's should be set-up and operated.

Going live to the web would seem to be one of the most requested scenarios in broadcasting today, and that is what we do here at the University of Portsmouth via the weekly broadcasts of the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) Television Channel. We have managed to deliver hundreds of broadcasts around the campus, and now thanks to the Minicaster Satellite system, we book air time with dedicated bandwidth and a guaranteed upload speed of 10Mbit/s.

My learning journey at the University is nearly at an end, and I am confident that I leave well armed with relevant information, and the ability to face my chosen career path with a wide and varied experience.

My name is Oliver Ray, and I'm also a TV and Broadcasting student, and to continue the subject of streaming I'd like to discuss how its all changed so dramatically over the last 12 years. The way that we all connect online has changed massively since I was even born back in 1995, and nowadays even the way that we share our lives with people has changed.

Video sharing and streaming has changed the way we consume and view any content forever, and for two of my taught units I have been exploring the world of online streaming and video sharing. Through exploring this relatively new online world, I have learnt that different factors of traditional media have impacted the way we stream online. The fact that a crew of people are perhaps no longer needed to create an audience friendly video has created a different way for people to enter the video industry. Some individuals have become online stars in their own right and many are their own director, producer, camera, lighting and editor.

Indeed most of the people I interviewed for my final year project did it all! They can create what they want, whenever they want; they are their own boss. Without platforms such as YouTube and Twitch many of us would of never have seen a funny cat video, a viral video or tutorials on new equipment and software. Many of these types of videos might not be to everyone's tastes, but there is no denying that they resonant with huge audiences.

Whatever you may think about these individuals running their own channels, I must say that my perception of them has changed greatly since talking and meeting with a few. I had convinced myself that the ¢YouTuber' life was an easy road to success, fame and fortune. However, I've since witnessed what they have to endure daily, and it is mind blowing! The commitment and passion that these people show just to get ten views, a hundred views, a thousand views, or a million views is just phenomenal. The YouTubers that I have connected with have already sacrificed so much of their lives to create videos for other people. Of course there is personal gain for anybody wishing to pursue such success, but many do it to help others get through hard times, alongside those that do it for entertainment, or just to voice opinions and show off their work. Consequently video streaming services such as YouTube and Twitch have allowed everyone in the world to have voice and express who they are; all through the power of thing we call the internet.

My university course has really helped me explore the worlds that exist on either sides of the camera, and my understanding of broadcasting and narrowcasting. When I use Avid to produce a VT, I'm now thinking about what my VT will look like within the television show, and what it looks like to an observer in another country. Even our use of YouTube channels has opened up our university CCI TV Channel to brand new heights. These video sharing and streaming platforms are exposing the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) Faculty to the world and to think that someone in another country has sat and watched a VT that I have edited is amazing! The online streaming world is changing all the time, with new additions to websites, to brand new streaming platforms and mobile apps, and it is very exciting to be part of a generation that is right at the forefront of such change within television and online viewing platforms.


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How IP-based KVM can improve workflow in broadcast control rooms
John Halksworth One of the most significant shifts the broadcast industry has seen over recent years is the adoption of IP technology as a standard infrastructure across the entire broadcast workflow. IP provides a network suitable for routing audio, video and control around a broadcast facility and is providing the answers to many industry challenges.
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Meet the experts: Six steps for award winning sound design
Chris Turner Few can argue that great sound design is one of the most important elements to any moving picture. Mute most horrors, and the difference in fear factor will be enormous. Visualize Jaws or Star Wars, and John Williams’s iconic score will instantly come to mind.
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TV Futures, Tales on Location
Georgia Thirtle If I think back to last May, I was just finishing my second year at the University of Portsmouth, studying Television and Broadcasting, and winding down for the summer. Then out of the blue I got a message from my course leader, saying I might be getting a call from someone who was a location manager working for Raider productions, you know, the production company behind the upcoming Tomb Raider film, I mean, what!?
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NAB is all about people
John Smith -new The relative success of NAB is down to people. The individuals we meet, the relationships we make and renew with customers and the desire to work together to develop a technology solution to any given challenge.
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State of the Nation
Dick Hobbs - new

On the most recent occasion I was trimmed, my hairdresser had just returned from a holiday in Hawaii.

Where she thought she was going to die. She thought this because the state’s emergency alert system was triggered, sending messages across all available platforms, for 38 minutes, that a ballistic missile was about to strike. That, I suspect, is the sort of thing that casts a pall across your holiday.

Why did it happen? Essentially it happened because an operator selected the wrong menu item. “I feel very badly from what’s happened,” he is quoted as saying, in a somewhat mangled version of English which may at least in part explain his difficulties with menu items.

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The shining star of Dancing On Ice
Rod Aaron Gammons Lighting is an incredibly important part of any TV production, and it can make a huge difference to what is seen on-screen. If the right lights are used in the right way, it can create a mood, set a tone and convey a certain atmosphere.
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Transforming asset management and monetization
Chad Hamilton FremantleMedia is one of the largest global television-production companies in the world — with one of the biggest and most valuable catalogs. We operate in 36 markets, creating, producing, and distributing content across traditional TV and digital platforms at a rate of more than 10,000 hours of programming per year.
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Grand slam IPTV and digital signage platform
Joe Walsh Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, is home to major league baseball’s Kansas City Royals. Built in 1973, “The K” has a proud baseball legacy, and goes down in history for winning two World Series championship titles; one in 1985 and another in 2015 — exactly 20 years apart. The most recent win brought a resurgence of baseball fever to the stadium, hosting more than 2.7 million fans during its 2015 winning season.
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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.
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Class: Do we still need standards
Bruce Devlin - new On the 1st January 2018, I officially took on the post of SMPTE Standards Vice President. The role has responsibility for all of SMPTE’s standardisation activities and it fills me with equal measures of excitement and terror.
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Studio Invate - Case Studio
KitPlus Studio INVATE is a video company based in Bangkok, with an inventive reputation. Its public persona is everyday commercial work, such as producing highly creative videos, live broadcasts and commercials, for companies ranging from large industrial brands and retail businesses to educational institutions. But in between the studio and on-location work for clients, the company’s crew of 14 employees and a few dozen freelancers enjoy live-streaming video game tournaments.
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Steadicam M-1 Volt: Tried and Tested
John E Fry Early in November some of us lucky Steadicam Operators from around the UK were invited to try out the new Tiffen M1 Volt, which is essentially an electronic motorized horizon assist unit attached to the gimbal of the latest Steadicam M1. Is it a good idea? As experienced Steadicam Operators, directors or producers, why would we be interested? Let’s investigate KitPlus fans!
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Panasonic GH5: Tried and Tested
Tim Bearder My journey as a filmmaker began with a select number of enthusiastic BBC reporters picked out and trained in the concept of Personal Digital Production by the American Video Journalist Michael Rosenblum.
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Empowering connectivity choice in the field
Yvonne Monterroso Reliability, flexibility and ease of use are the key requirements when covering the news and live events, especially when the location could be anywhere. Connectivity is one of the biggest concerns in the field when the pressure is on to capture a key event – if you cannot establish a reliable transmission path to send your video back to the broadcast studio, there is no story.
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Somewhere down the latency river
Ben Hawker Some people have been, understandably, getting fairly excited over the prospect of being able to deploy wireless cameras to capture and transmit 4K UHD. Manufacturers and developers are closing in on the ability to deliver systems that will offer up almost endless creative options at the highest – to date – possible picture quality.
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IP for everyone and 4k everywhere - that will be 2018
John Smith -new My first prediction for the coming year is that the use of IP to move broadcast content will increase dramatically.  Ultimately, it will become the commonplace, just as the use of IP has become part of our everyday, consumer lives.  Live sports are closely linked to this growth, as conversion of broadcast signals for transportation across established telecos networks enables content to be viewed in real-time, regardless if it’s in the next room or across the globe.
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2018: A Changing of the Guard
Peter Savage 2 The guys at KitPlus asked me if I could write about what I think is going to happen in 2018 – a feel, or mood, piece of what we might see this year. I’m not sure why they asked me but perhaps it’s because I’ve been around the industry a long time. Anyway, to look forward I think sometimes it’s best to look back as history has a habit of repeating itself.
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A Pandoras Box to empower the filmmaker
KitPlus The setting was Celebro Studios London, home to their fully 4k television studios, where journalists and industry commentators gathered late last November to witness the launch of the revolutionary Rotolight Anova PRO 2. This was no ordinary unveiling though, the launch was streamed live on Facebook and YouTube and hosted by award winning news anchor man Martin Stanford with Wesley Dodd, CEO of Celebro Media Group and Rotolight MD Rod Gammons in the studio.
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Canon C200: Tried and Tested
Ben Sherriff There are many reviews about this camera online and a heap of incredibly detailed comparison and behind the scenes footage that will really give you a full insight into what it can do. So first a disclaimer - this review is less detailed and based on my personal reading of what this camera means for Canon and all other camera manufacturers and us – the users of these technologies. So, what’s all the fuss about?
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A new AEON in Wireless 4k
JP Delport Whatever production companies are doing right here, right now, today, with wireless HD production tools, they want to do right here, right now, today with 4K UHD. That’s great, but common wisdom would share a host of challenges around 4k UHD, not least, the fact that 4K UHD requires 8x the processing power to transmit, then demands additional horsepower (and bandwidth) to accommodate the data and controls, wireless or otherwise, and of course, when you ramp up processing power, you ramp up heat generation, which needs to be efficiently evacuated.
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The Outlook for 2018
Duncan Payne January has arrived…and the New Year promises great opportunities for those prepared to seek them out, with the one certainty that change is constant.
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Innovation in cameras moving to 4k
Tony Valentino For a number of reasons, wireless camera links needed time to migrate to 4K. However Broadcast Sports International, BSI, designs their own cameras and builds their own hardware and their transition to 4K is already complete.
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Epictech makes headway: A case study
Daniel Harker Barnes Founded in January 2014, EpicTech Media have been providing high end video production to companies and musicians across the U.K. for over three and a half years. When approached earlier this year by the band Bodkin Lane, we relished the challenge of producing a video of their charity concert, in aid of Headway (www.headway.org.uk), despite the challenging size of the venue. 
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Capturing the spirit of Mexico
Leonardo Dalessandri Filmmaker, director and editor, Leonardo Dalessandri first came to fame with his stunning video ‘Watchtower of Turkey,’ which with more than 200 million views, garnered the accolade of Best Vimeo Video in 2014. His vibrant images are combined with a unique editing style, incorporating slow motion, hyper lapses and invisible match cuts to produce genuinely breathtaking final results.
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