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Setting out your terms of business
Den Lennie Its one thing to win a client and work, but it can be a whole different thing getting paid. Setting out a simple one-page terms of agreement can protect you. Im not qualified to give legal advice so I encourage you to seek professional advice when setting up your own terms of business. In simple terms, you just need to write down clearly and concisely what you will and wont be responsible for when youre engaged with the client project.
Tags: iss107 | terms of business | terms of agreement | project | production | contract | Den Lennie
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Extreme equipment for the Film and TV industry
KitPlus Big films require big shots and to get the action in camera, you need grip equipment and the latest camera support technology to make that vision a real possibility on set.
Tags: iss100 | extreme equipment | tv | film | industry | action | set | studio | water filming | KitPlus
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Bring up the bodies
Dick Hobbs. If you have even once turned on BBC television in the last couple of months, you could not fail to learn that the big blockbuster drama this winter is Wolf Hall, a television adaptation of Hilary Mantel's two-thirds complete trilogy about the Tudors, and Thomas Cromwell in particular.
Tags: iss098 | wolf hall | hilary mantel | tudor | lighting | candlelight | twitter | reaction | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
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Walking into manufacturing with a Dedleg
Paul Zanders I've been a freelance recordist since 1999. I've been lucky enough to be busy, working with many crews on some major shows like The Apprentice, Masterchef, X Factor, Top Gear, and many documentaries and corporate videos. I've worked with some great cameramen and some fantastic sound recordists. I enjoy what I do very much but for me and fellow recordists there has always been one big problem in that we have to wear the equipment we use.
Tags: iss098 | dedleg designs | sound recordist | support | production design | product manufacturing | Paul Zanders
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Ask the experts: Batteries
Kieran Foster With Kieran Foster, Vice Presidentproduct management, mobilepower solutions and lighting,Anton/Bauer and Litepanels
Tags: iss098 | ask the experts | batteries | anton bauer | litepanels | dionic | environmental impact | Kieran Foster
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The Next Generation of Image Aqisition for Live Broadcast
Klaus Weber Today, there are many discussions focused on next generation broadcast formats. This is mainly driven by the fact that the consumer industry has already launched 4K (UHD) TV sets. Beside the question is the market ready to accept a new broadcast format? One question still remains: what is the best solution for the next generation broadcast format?
Tags: iss086 | Klaus Weber | Grass Valley | The LDX Series | LDX Compact | FT CMOS imagers | Xensium-FT imagers | Klaus Weber
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The impact on media workflows for multi site and cloud operations
Peter Gallen Many broadcasters are considering multi-site operating or even using the cloud to make their content more widely available.
Tags: iss085 | tedial | mam | cloud | workflow | media | impact | operations | files | media | storage | guide | Peter Gallen
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MTV3 uses sports-specific framework to build interactive ice hockey portal
Henriette Saether MTV3s goal was to create a completely new, interactive player for live ice hockey, which viewers would access via Katsomo. Anyone could subscribe to the ice hockey package, giving them access to a portal throughout the ice hockey season that housed an array of interactive services.
Tags: iss083 | vimond | platform | mtv3 | ice hockey | portal | interactive | oy | finland | record time | fast | case study | Henriette Saether
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The impact of depreciation with Peter Savage
[author] Maintaining an accurate valuation of your business and its assets will benefit you for the long-term as Peter Savage explains.
Tags: iss083 | the impact of depreciation | article | regular | tv-bay | azule finance | broadcast | assets | [author]
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Peter Savage looks at corporate entertainment
[author] Peter Savage looks at the rules governing corporate and staff entertainment and challenges female readers to make him eat his hat.
Tags: iss080 | azule finance | rules | regulations | corporate entertainment | bribery | act | laws | [author]
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Chris Barlow gains greater customer satisfaction
Chris Barlow Monitoring the quality of service and experience for customers across an often complex and sizeable broadcast estate, can be a difficult area to oversee and hard to control. Gaining an understanding of the quality of the services customers are receiving has many variables to consider, as well as considerations around delivery of the content itself.
Tags: iss076 | customer satisfaction | astec | technical director | revenue | experience | Chris Barlow
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The key to the success of OTT services
Antonin Kral Smartphones and tablets have provided a major technological breakthrough in how we operate. Look around and youre likely to see someone using their device to search for content, watch content or interact either directly or via social media applications.
Tags: iss076 | ott | services | success | guide | key | tv | interaction | Antonin Kral
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Achieving the critical link in live HD deployment
Patrick Coenen As employees of a facility service provider for TV stations, networks and corporate businesses, we at Actua Films understand better than most that in todays broadcast world, its imperative to get everything done at lightning speed.
Tags: iss075 | actua films | geneva | hd production | live-link | Patrick Coenen
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Finally a compact HD zoom lens!
Steffan Hewitt There are a great number of situations in our industry where the requirement for a small low profile broadcast quality HD camera is needed, whether it be for documentaries, natural history, in car, on board, covert, news, drama, underwater, on a jib arm or small remote head the list goes on.
Tags: iss074 | polecam | zoom lens | compact | Z10-HDCF | HD | wide angle adaptors | resolve 287 0.5X | resolve optics | Steffan Hewitt
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Character generation today means real-time 3D graphics
N/A The days of the dedicated hardware islands are long gone and todays broadcast graphics require designers with multiple abilities and flexible hardware and software solutions. And on top of that we find, as always, the need and capability to deliver quality graphics in daily close-to-air situations.
Tags: iss072 | brainstorm | aston 3d | character generator | N/A
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Say again? What is loudness?
N/A Loudness is making a lot of noise these days, but what does it really mean? There is certainly no shortage of gurus who are happy to posit answers, but are they addressing the right questions?
Tags: iss065 | emotion systems | eff | loudness | mam | calm act | loudness metering | ebu tech 3341 | N/A
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Active or Passive? Its a walk-over!
N/A With the forthcoming Olympics being broadcast in 3D free-to-air, there is sure to be a surge in new TV purchases. Given so many 3D capable models to choose from, which is best?
Tags: iss061 | 3d glasses | active 3d glasses | passive 3d glasses | N/A
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Reviewed DSC Labs Chroma Du Monde
N/A Visual Impact were provided with a DSC Labs CamAlign CDM 28R Chroma Du Monde to test at their Teddington base this week, and unsurprisingly were impressed with what they found.
Tags: DSC Labs | Chroma Du Monde | iss054 | test chart | visuals | visual impact | HD ITU-R BT.709 | N/A
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Eye to Eye at the Wildscreen International Film Festival
N/A Founded in 1982, the Wildscreen International Film Festival is claimed to be the world's largest event of its kind. It attracts several hundred delegates from more than 30 countries, all of whom (if they register early enough) get their contact details listed in the festival directory........
Tags: wildscreen | film festival | eye to eye | arri | gekko | lights camera action | panasonic | polecam | iss047 | N/A
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Game, Set and Media Management
N/A A week into Wimbledon and my chances of getting there this year seemed to be dwindling fast. A late call on Friday afternoon though from Timeline TV rekindled my hopes of not only seeing a bit of tennis but getting an exclusive tour around the Wimbledon Broadcast Centre.
Tags: iss043 | wimbledon broadcast centre | timeline tv | evs xt2 | ipd | xt 2 server | metadata | logger | arri | bbc interactive | ip director | img | nearline storage | N/A
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How to create and brand a live TV experience online
N/A Late last year, Pixel Power worked closely with the Perform Group to brand the first ever live England football match online, a landmark event. Before we discuss that in detail, there is a wider question to answer: what do we mean by branding?
Tags: pixel power | branding | iss042 | character generator | cg | graphics | football | snooker | darts | vod | N/A
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Does one size fits all
N/A One size fits all ¦¦. or does it? By Lan Merrill, Vice President of Engineering, Compix Media
Tags: compix media | cg | character generator | vision mixer | multi-channel video server | audio mixer | cg graphics | graphics | iss041 | N/A
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Modern Test Techniques for Digital Audio Broadcast Systems
N/A The move to digital systems in broadcast audio means that engineers and systems integrators have had to evolve new means of testing equipment. Simon Woollard, Applications Engineer for audio test and measurement manufacturer Prism Sound, discusses some of the issues faced by todays broadcast engineers.
Tags: audio | iss039 | test equipment | aes | prismsound | multi-tone testing | jitter | bit activity | N/A
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AVCHD and NXCAM
N/A Ill be honest up until recently I had not been a big fan of AVCHD. It promised great things but, having hired out consumer AVCHD cameras for the last few years, we knew there were still a few hurdles for it jump over. For corporate customers, to just plug and play in terms of simple playback was impossible some form of software was always required.
Tags: iov | iss038 | nxcam | avchd | hxr-nx5e | z1e | z5e | clearvid | cmos | nx5e | active steadyshot | gps | edius 5 | final cut pro | hmc151 | N/A
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Lighting the X Factor
N/A Its Friday morning at a television studio in the shadow of Wembley Stadiums iconic arch and already there are fans and paparazzi outside waiting to catch a glimpse of their favourite contestants and judges arriving for rehearsals. Now three weeks into the live final shows, nine contestants have reached Rock Week, once again singing for their lives in front of a still growing audience of 14 million, a 48% viewer share, on ITV 1.
Tags: x factor | iss035 | lighting | itv | set deisgn | prg media | dave davey | lighting director | N/A
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How lenses are made...in Leicester!
N/A A tour of the factory is a wonderful insight into the production of these instruments. We start with the raw material. With over 100 types of glass to choose from Cooke select a pre moulding depending on the lens model.
Tags: cooke | iss027 | leicester | glass | cnc | coatings | assembly | factory | N/A
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Back in the days before microprocessors
N/A Back in the days before microprocessors, Character Generators were members of the Graphics Department armed with sheets of Letraset and cardboard.
Tags: character generator | aston | caption puller | iss022 | graphics | captions | subtitling | aston 4 | N/A
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Chyron interview with tv-bay
N/A Chyrons acquisition of AXIS Graphics, a unique web-based graphics system that has pioneered online graphics production.
Tags: chyron | character generator | axis | graphics | axis graphics | web graphics | iss021 | N/A
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A brief history of television graphics
N/A Thirty years ago, television captions were routinely created by sticking white Letraset characters onto black card. Credit rolls were possible using special devices which used long strips of black material onto which the Letraset was stuck, and which were literally rolled, either by an electric motor but sometimes even by hand.
Tags: pixel power | television graphics | iss021 | graphics | character generator | captions | aston operator | aston ethos | quantel cipher | abekas a72 | N/A
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Flexiscope from Hamlet
N/A A number of years ago Hamlet gave itself the impossible task of developing the worlds first HD and SD video and audio measurement and monitoring instrument that could be packed into one small handheld device.
Tags: hamlet | flexiscope | hd | sd | manufacturer | iss020 | N/A
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Lender of the last resort or good use of your assets
N/A Peter Savage continues his series of articles on setting up in business by looking at the pros and cons of factoring/invoice discounting
Tags: iss017 | finance | assets | factoring | business | azule | invoice discounting | N/A
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