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Centre Stage for Cameras with All About Eve
Anthony Newton Taking its inspiration from the classic 1950 film, Ivo van Hove’s stage production of All About Eve, starring Gillian Anderson as theatre darling, Margo Channing, and Lily James as the eponymous Eve, retains the themes of ageing, celebrity and obsession. The piece, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions garnered stellar reviews during its recent run at London’s Noel Coward Theatre.
Tags: iss138 | blackmagic design | micro studio camera | ronin | smartscope duo | Anthony Newton
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BSC Expo 2019 Report
Paul MacKenzie BSC Expo returned to the Battersea Evolution on Friday February 1st and Saturday 2nd. It is a busy and friendly event though this year in need of some temperature control: exhibitors around the entrance area were uncomfortably aware of the wintry conditions outside and the main hall was in need of cooling.
Tags: iss136 | bsc | cinematography | canon | c700 | c200 | cartoni | holdan | blackmagic | peli | panasonic | sennheiser | sony | fs5 | teradek | viten | flowtech | Paul MacKenzie
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Protecting the continuity of transmission
Lorna Garrett Your viewers love you. You consistently bring them their preferred channels 24/7. They’ve come to rely on you for their viewing pleasure. They never miss cheering on their beloved sports teams. They’re the envy of their friends as they watch live concerts of their favourite bands. They gather the family around and catch up on their must-see shows. They don’t have a bad word to say about you.
Tags: iss134 | garland | gpl | streaming | artel | disaster recovery | Lorna Garrett
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Ride along on the Tour de Tech at IBC
Lorna Garrett Finding your way through the halls and aisles of the massive IBC can feel a bit like attempting to complete all 21 stages of the Tour de France — but in far fewer days. But have no fear; your team at Garland is all geared up and ready to show you the best on show at this year's exhibition.
Tags: iss133 | garland | liveu | lu600 | media excel | teracue | wisi | broadcast wireless systems | bws | artel | ibc | Lorna Garrett
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Will we soon be paying our respects to PayTV
Malcolm Harland Recent reports show pay TV in the US peaked in 2012 and will keep dropping over the next five years. Digital TV Research’s North America Pay TV Forecasts state the US will see a 20% drop between 2012 and 2023. Should the UK be readying for a similar change in consumer viewing, or is something different happening here?
Tags: iss132 | garland partners | GPL | paytv | ott | iplayer | youtube | ofcom | workflow | sky | virgin media | talktalk | Malcolm Harland
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State of the Nation
Dick Hobbs - new This morning I was eating my healthy muesli and idly listening to Radio 4 when someone came on who claimed to be from the Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project.
Tags: iss129 | fake news | facebook | tv globo | amagi | robot | ai | artificial intelligence | Dick Hobbs - new
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Live event streaming solutions
Lorna Garrett It's summer! Just those two words alone are exciting. Combine them with words such as "music festival" or "sports" or "travel" and you have yourself a summer to remember. To ensure you have the hottest summer yet, consider live streaming your event ¦ wherever it is.
Tags: iss126 | garland partners | gpl | liveu | streaming | lu600 | liveu solo | Lorna Garrett
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The Dressing Room - shooting steamy scenes
Josh Portwine W's latest factual entertainment series relies completely on the ability of fixed rig filming setups to make cast members forget their inhibitions. Described as a fly-on-the-wall documentary, "The Dressing Room" gives TV audiences unprecedented access to team-sport dynamics off the field of play by inviting them into the hidden world of dressing rooms at venues across the country.
Tags: iss126 | aw-eu70 | aw-rp120 | stv | motion content group | shooting partners | Josh Portwine
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Remote Production - Speed, Control, Infrastructure
Ian Cookson - new Remote production gives broadcasters the ability to capture a wider range of live events, such as regional sports, news or music festivals, and mix them in a remote facility hundreds or thousands of miles away.

Tags: iss125 | calrec | live production | pac-12 | artemis | Ian Cookson - new
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A transformation in aquisition technology
Malcolm Harland KitPlus spoke with Malcolm Harland of Garland Partners to find out how the requirements and capabilities of acquisition technologies have changed since the early 2000s and what the state of play now is.
Tags: iss122 | garland partners | liveu | lu600 | h.265 | hevc | Malcolm Harland
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Top gadgets for 2017
Beth Zarkosh Wow - 2016 - we certainly didn't see you coming. Thankfully, one thing we can reliably see coming in the midst of our increasingly unpredictable futures, are the beautiful range of shiny inventions, gadgets and technological wonderment of the year 2017 - so put today's headlines to one side and enjoy this rare opportunity to take a look at a reliable and bright future.
Tags: iss120 | editors keys | hitfilm 3 express | vr | fire tv | touch bar | a7r | smart watch | Beth Zarkosh
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Camera Operations (part 2)
Peter Leverick In Part 1 (issue 110) I addressed the practical skills required by Camera Operators aspiring to enter the Broadcast TV market. A good camera operator also needs to have good artistic senses and abilities. Like practical skills this is something that is acquired through training and practice. As with all training and practice the trainee needs to have access to a good trainer and the time to observe & practice. Trainer input alone does not make a good cameraman; a Trainer should give the student an understanding of what is required through explanation and demonstration, from that point on, it is down to the student to watch high end Broadcast output and practice/practice/practice what he or she sees and has learnt.
Tags: iss112 | Cameras | Part 2 | Peter Leverick
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How Your iPad Can Help Your Filmmaking
Beth Zarkhosh The new iPad is a fantastic and innovative tool for practically anything, but now you can rely on it for your filmmaking needs as well. It may not be what Spielberg is using to shoot his next blockbuster, however it's rapidly becoming a must-have tool for filmmakers of all shapes and sizes around the world.
Tags: iss110 | ipad | final draft | movie slate | editors keys | usb microphone | garage band | photo soft box | jump start | ac-7 core | imovie | filmic | Beth Zarkhosh
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Creating native looks in alien worlds: the making of The Martian
Richard Baker Prime Focus Worlds Richard Baker explains how Mars was brought into stereo 3D with the help of Fusion Studio for Ridley Scotts new SciFi survival epic, The Martian
Tags: iss107 | the martian | matt damon | behind the scenes | ridley scott | prime focus world | stereo 3d | Richard Baker
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Dynamic display revolution!
KitPlus Projection mapping and dynamic video displays have transformed live events and performance art. Blended projection and massive video walls have given event directors the ability to deliver a whole new level of creativity to theatre, music and outdoor events.
Tags: iss104 | projection mapping | dynamic video display | live events | performance art | media server | KitPlus
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How to Sell a Film Before it is Made
Beth Zarkhosh Learn how filmakers have made up to £3 million in crowdsourcing and how you can do it too
Tags: iss093 | Kickstarter | crowdsourcing | Beth Zarkhosh
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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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Digital Communications
Christian Bockskopf Q & A with Riedel's Christian Bockskopf
Tags: iss087 | Riedel | Communications | MediorNet 2.0 | DECT | AVB | Artist system | RockNet | MediorNet | Christian Bockskopf
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The Digital Production Partnership
Simon Pegg The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) was founded in January 2011 by the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, with representation from Sky, Channel 5, S4/C, UKTV, and BT Sport, to help speed the transition to fully digital production and distribution in television. As part of its work, the group has established common delivery standards based on the AS-11 file format and the UKDPP shim intended to maximize the ease and efficiency of an all digital workflow by providing a tightly constrained medium for file-based content delivery.
Tags: iss086 | Wohler Technologies | The Digital Production Partnership | BBC | ITV | Channel 4 | Sky | Channel 5 | S4/C | UKTV | BT | Moitoring | Test measurement | RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform | Simon Pegg
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A new 4k year with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# Throughout 2013 manufacturers were popping up with solutions for 4K which together could take the format all the way from scene to screen.
Tags: iss085 | 4k | technology | broadcast | 2013 | review | article | develop | format | Bob Pank#
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Tales from the teaching trenches: The offline, online battle
Charlie Watts To offline or to online, that is the question...
Tags: iss085 | avid certified | teacher | teaching | testemonial | article | offline | online | editing | university | Charlie Watts
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Archive eXchange format (AXF) explained
S. Merrill Weiss The proprietary nature of archive storage long has made it challenging for content producers and owners to exchange archive files and media between systems.
Tags: iss085 | merrill weiss | axf | archive eXchange format | guide | explained | article | S. Merrill Weiss
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Broadcasting predictions for 2014
David Hochner The top industry trends that we see for the forthcoming 12 months.
Tags: iss085 | broadcasting | article | predictions | 2014 | year | nab | bve | technology | David Hochner
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The new DPP standard
Craig Newbury Why and how is the DPP standard significant for broadcasters and other media facilities across the UK, and beyond?
Tags: iss085 | dpp | standard | broadcasters | media | explained | review | digital production partnership | Craig Newbury
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#TVFUTURES
Danny Hutchings Since introducing myself to tv-bay readers in October I have been working on two major assignments for this year.
Tags: iss085 | students | university | blog | review | media | danny | tv futures | article | case study | production | course | Danny Hutchings
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Ask the experts: What is MAM?
Rino Petricola Media asset management: what exactly is it?
Tags: iss085 | media asset management | front porch digital | guide | article | mam | Rino Petricola
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Why is mediocrity such a powerful force?
Thomas Urbye Mediocrity has seen millions of films, commercials and TV shows end up on the scrap heap, yet when we look at just The Top 10 IMDB Movies, we see a list of strange choices.
Tags: iss085 | imdb | top 10 movies | choices | review | article | mediocrity | Thomas Urbye
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Dick Hobbs questions how it got to be 2014 so soon?
Dick Hobbs. As we get ourselves ready to launch in to the new year, I have a few thoughts to share with you. The first is prompted by a press release which landed in my inbox back in December.
Tags: iss085 | 2014 | review | questions | time | article | in | look back | yearly | 4k capitalisation | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
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OTT: Back to basics
Lorna Garrett Going over the top opens up boundless opportunities. Just make sure you work with someone who can help you over the potential pitfalls.
Tags: iss084 | garland partners limited | ott | back to basics | guide | over the top | potential | Lorna Garrett
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TVFUTURES: Update from Rhiannon Chislett
Rhiannon Chislett This past month has probably been the most challenging throughout my time on the course, yet still very rewarding at the same time.
Tags: iss084 | tvfutures | article | student | case study | update | bournemouth | diary | Rhiannon Chislett | Rhiannon Chislett
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Embracing the 4K future with next generation encoding technologies
Ludovic Pertuisel# Still in development, HEVC has already been demonstrated to offer a bit-rate reduction of up to 50 percent over H.264. For true visionaries, the new standard is paving the way to 8K UHD in resolutions up to 8192x4320.
Tags: iss083 | HEVC | technology | 3D | 4K | future | encoding | IPTV | OTT | article | Ludovic Pertuisel#
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Dick Hobbs on the bake off!
Dick Hobbs. Like most of us, the only Proust I have read is his section in the dictionary of quotations to look up the famous line about baked goods triggering memories.
Tags: iss083 | proust | bake off | magazine | regular | article | baked | baking | broadcast | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
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A testing 4K future...
Steve Nunney So what is the next biggest and greatest home viewing development we should expect? 4K and quickly following on its heels is 8K. Is someone testing our patience?
Tags: iss083 | 4K | 8K | future | tv | watching | broadcast | article | tv-bay | explained | Steve Nunney
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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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Leading digital cinematography seminar with Matt Siegel
Matt Siegel Multiple-award-winning film producer and cinematographer Matt Siegel chose a Leader LV5381 four-input multi-SDI monitor for use during his recent seminar on Digital Cinematography at The Maine Media Workshops.
Tags: iss083 | Matt Siegel | Leader LV5381 | monitor | workshop | cinematography | seminar | digital | article | media workshops | maine | producer | Matt Siegel
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Royal College of Art targets loudness with NUGEN Audio
Mike Wyeld The Royal College of Art stays at the top of its game technically out of necessity especially as film and television production becomes increasingly digital.
Tags: iss083 | nugen audio | rca | royal college of art | technical | production | film | television | lm correct | lm-correct | audio | Mike Wyeld
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Riding on the back of communication
KitPlus The Concours Hippique International Officiel (CHIO) in Aachen is the most prestigious riding tournament in Europe. This year, a communications system based on OMNEO network technology was used there for the first time.
Tags: iss083 | OMNEO | network | technology | CHIO | Concours Hippique International Officiel | broadcast | riding | tournament | rts | article | KitPlus
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Peter Savage asks: Is the 1980s vision still relevant today?
[author] In the late 1980s, the whole of the broadcast world changed for what, I believe, was the better. The BBC introduced Producer Choice, which meant that commissioners of programmes were for the first time allowed to look outside the BBC to make programmes.
Tags: iss082 | azule finance | tv-bay | acquisition | 1980s | bbc | producer choice | vision | relevant | article | [author]
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Dick Hobbs going large
Dick Hobbs. I have to report that big data principles were everywhere at IBC this year, and infinitely more interesting than the headline news about 4K.
Tags: iss082 | going large | big data | ibc | 4K | a day in big data | samples | article | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
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Bob Pank looks at shooting 4K TV
Bob Pank# Not unexpectedly IBC was full of buzz and products for 4K the new image format for television.
Tags: iss082 | 4K | TV | IBC | HDTV | 1920 | 1080 | guide | explained | article | 2004 | format | television | Bob Pank#
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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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Ask the experts: your questions on wireless camera systems
Stuart Brown tv-bay talks to Stuart Brown, Broadcast Systems Director at Cobham Broadcast about your questions on wireless camera systems.
Tags: iss081 | wireless camera systems | cobham | stuart brown | broadcast systems | wireless | camera | transmitter | receiver | ask the experts | Stuart Brown
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A runaway success at Graduate Fashion Week with Blackmagic
KitPlus Encouraging and nurturing raw young talent, Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) is one of the largest international platforms of its kind. Showcasing the future of fashion, over 1,000 aspiring designers descended on London during June for Graduate Fashion Week 2013.
Tags: iss079 | blackmagic design | atem | brightonart | mark scarratt | london fashion week | graduate | television studio | use | review | testemonial | media express | KitPlus
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Making the second screen work
Mark Christie The majority of consumers watch television with a smartphone or a tablet in their hands. This is a genuine demand: consumers love the second screen. The key is for broadcasters to embrace it as an opportunity, and to ensure that the content and the portal for it, are under their control.
Tags: iss078 | smartphone | television viewing | tablet | content | live | buzz | feed | phone | second screen | hashtag tv | Mark Christie
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PAGlink reviewed
Jon Pratchett Up until recently I always thought that a battery was, well just a battery. After all its just a load of cells strung together and put in some kind of case right? Well apparently not, it seems that there is a bit more to it than that, and the folks at PAG were keen to prove this by providing me with a set of their PL96e V-Mount Batteries to test.
Tags: iss078 | paglink | batteries | vmount | powerhub | smartphones | power | 100 watt | hours | review | Jon Pratchett
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Changing the art of Chroma Key
Rod Aaron Gammons ReflecMedia a revolutionary ChromaKey technology, pioneered with the BBC, which provides a cost-effective, portable ChromaKey kit for broadcasters, videographers and photographers in the studio and on location.
Tags: iss077 | chroma key | rotolight | art | phillip bloom | reflecmedia | bbc | broadcasters | green screen | blue screen | appleworld distribution | Rod Aaron Gammons
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Will Strauss gets a grip!
Will Strauss# Of all the many areas of television technology that tv-bay Magazine covers, you might think that camera support is the one that appears, on the surface at least, to move the slowest.
Tags: iss074 | will strauss | grip | camera | tripods | review | guide | buying | libec LX10 | Betz-tools universal shoulder support | vinten blue5 | spirit underwater dolly | dougmon | cartoni jibo | zip shooter | movietech scooter dolly | polecam starter pack | miller skyline 70 | lil mule | review | Will Strauss#
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An unexpected debate
[author]
At the end of last year I went to a screening of The Hobbit, or rather the first volume of The Hobbit, as An Unexpected Journey is the first part of a trilogy. I say I went to a “screening” not because that is the way that we trendy media types talk, but because it was a private showing to some of the great and good of the industry in the UK.
Tags: iss074 | the hobbit | an unexpected journey | martin freeman | peter jackson | technology | cameras | 3D | 5K | SGO | higher frame rate | [author]
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Alex Fine: Following the Ravensbourne 3
Alex Fine A lot of young people studying film production such as myself are always looking to set up as a film production company. We do little jobs where we make studio diaries for young (or old on the rare occasion) musicians; low budget music videos, [very] short films about nothing in particular, or corporate videos with clich© dolly- moves and scratchy sound.
Tags: iss074 | alex fine | ravensbourne | student | production company | setting up | university | starting out | Alex Fine
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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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