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Remote Teams and Talent
Megan Cater If your studio works with non-local creative talent, you already know that there are opportunities and challenges associated with distributed production and post production. Bridging the distance not only allows you to find the best talent for the job anywhere in the world, it creates the potential for a diverse and globally-minded workforce that boosts the creativity and vision of your entire company.
Tags: iss136 | signiant | file acceleration | ftp | dropbox | sharepoint | slack | saas | media shuttle | Megan Cater
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Fast-moving productions need multi-cam RF reliability
Darren Bilton Wireless acquisition creates a level of freedom not possible with any other form of filming yet only a decade ago the technique was barely possible. The technology enabling live real-time connections over radio frequencies has advanced leaps and bounds such that there is barely an entertainment, documentary, sports or news format today that doesn’t benefit from at least one link system. That means the demands on the kit continues to rise and includes the need for fail safe multi-camera operation, ease of use and backwards compatibility all within a small, lightweight and budget-friendly package.
Tags: iss133 | boxx tv | wireless | mpeg-4 | multicam | rf | multi-cam | Darren Bilton
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Informed Disruption
Marc Risby The industry is currently going through an enormous amount of disruption, and while many are charging in to embrace the changes, others are wringing their hands with indecision.
Tags: iss131 | boxer | ip | hdr | 4k | Marc Risby
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The Pitfalls of Online File Sharing and Sending Services
Mike Nash Easy-to-use, readily-accessible, and consumer-oriented, online file sharing platforms such as Dropbox and Google Drive are, to end users, a pleasant replacement to older file transfer methods such as FTP. FTP is complex to use and requires IT intervention to make almost any change. The pain associated with FTP, which was developed in the 1970s, is one of the factors that opened the door for the rise of online file sharing services in the workplace.
Tags: iss131 | ftp | signiant | efss | dropbox | google drive | ftp | ofss | media shuttle | Mike Nash
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Reliable back-up at the Music City Bowl
Sam Gordon WLEX – LEX18 – is the NBC affiliate in Lexington, Kentucky, and part of the Cordillera Communications Group. As a very popular local station with a broadcast area that covers 40 counties across central Kentucky we have a big commitment to news, broadcasting more than seven hours of live programming on a typical day.
Tags: iss130 | wlex-tv | dejero | engo | gobox | cellsat | Sam Gordon
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Boradcast playout on-site and in the cloud
Don Ash Broadcasters come in many shapes and sizes, each with their own unique set of ambitions and their own preferred route to success. Some are happy to innovate, particularly if it increases staff efficiency or reduces operating costs. Others prefer to let their competitors do the innovating and then follow whatever path appears to work best. Thus the industry has advanced from dedicated hardware to more flexible and cost-efficient software running on 'enterprise-platform' comput-ers, and more recently to virtual devices.
Tags: iss127 | playbox | playout | cloud | edgebox | airbox | neo | cloudair | Don Ash
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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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Multi-camera fly-away for live music production
Aaron Dunleavy A specialist in multi-camera concert films and music documentaries, Toward Infinity began working with Trickbox TV around 18 months ago. Run by Producer, Director and Editor Tim Sidwell and Producer and DP Jeremy Mason, Toward Infinity is a creative collaboration that works with top flight venues including: Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, the O2 Arena, Shepherd's Bush Empire and the London Forum, with artists in all genres.
Tags: iss127 | trickbox | multicamera | flyaway | Aaron Dunleavy
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The challenges of media workflow automation
Dave Clark The media workflow challenge has never been more complex, and it's growing. In response exploding consumer demand for high-quality, engaging programming, media operations are under the gun to create content and deliver it to an ever-growing range of platforms and devices. Managing video assets - that is finding them, accessing them, and using them efficiently and effectively - is one of the biggest barriers to success in today's environment.
Tags: iss126 | automation | workflow | cloud | on-premise | hybrid | mam | square box | Dave Clark
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The secret to global Gogglebox success
Chris Cooper People all over the world love watching other people watch TV. What many of us thought was a ridiculous notion when Gogglebox first aired in the UK in 2013, has since become a worldwide phenomenon. 'Gogglebox is held up by the global industry and broadcast community as an example of excellence in audience engagement and production innovation, and is being produced in local versions around the world.
Tags: iss121 | forscene | gogglebox | ch4 | kite entertainment | marjan tv | studio lambert | Chris Cooper
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Live streaming and the power of your own channel
Liam Laminman We've just celebrated 80 years of television. And it's been quite a journey from the birth of television to where we are now.
Tags: iss120 | trickbox | streaming | facebook live | youtube | ota | Liam Laminman
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4k is a reality for live production
Liam Laminman

Some aspects of the broadcast industry move exceedingly quickly; new cameras are launched seemingly daily, shows are commissioned and shows are axed but the overall pace of the industry remains pretty steady. Would it shock you to hear that NHK in Japan first built its own 4K prototype camera in 2003? (At this point, it's worth clarifying that we're using the term '4K' to reference UHDTV1 (3840—2160) but '4K' seems to have shone through as the saleable name tag.) Today, just a mere 13 years later it looks like we're now ready to adopt 4K. It is now a reality within the industry and for the everyday consumer.

Tags: iss111 | 4k | trickbox | tico alliance | sony f55 | ebu | Liam Laminman
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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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Broadcast Playout Over IP and in The Cloud
Don Ash Don Ash (President of PlayBox Technology) talks to KitPlus
Tags: iss109 | playout | playbox | cloud | airbox | uhd | Don Ash
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Fuelling productivity at BP
Angus Mackay As one of the world's leading oil and gas companies, BP has a long history of producing a variety of film, video, and multimedia, and currently has an archive of over fifteen thousand films dating back over a century.
Tags: iss099 | tiger technology | BP | fuel | tiger box | Angus Mackay
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Move and Deliver
Will Strauss# News Analysis with Will Strauss
Tags: iss094 | Move | Deliver | Cobham | TVUpack | Anevia | Triveni Digital | PlayBox | Thomson Networks | PESA | Irdeto | Broadpeak | Kaltura | Pixel Power | Harmonic | Will Strauss#
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Move and Deliver
Will Strauss# News Analysis from Will Strauss
Tags: iss093 | video transport | Digigram | DNG | dejero | DSNG | Satmission | transmision | Vislink | Thomson Video Networks | delivery | ioGates | Agama | apps | Metrological | playout | Teracue | PlayBox | multi-screen | Irdeto | infastructure | Dejero | Harmonic | power distribution | Canford | Will Strauss#
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On Set of Top Gear festival live
KitPlus The Top Gear festival is a live show staged to tens of thousands of visitors, to bring the spirt of the Tv show to a live audience
Tags: iss091 | Zero Division | Top Gear | Boxx TV Zenith | KitPlus
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Cutting the cord
Will Strauss# Will Strauss cuts the cord on cameras
Tags: iss087 | Wireless | Nucomm CamPac2 | Sony RPS | Vislink Link L1700 | Boxx TV Meridian system | AJ-WM30 | XMPilot | 6G-SDI 4K | Nano HDTX | AJ-PX270 | Vitec | Will Strauss#
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Channel in a box: Tried, tested and trusted
Ben Gunkel They didn't tell me this in the job interview but one of the great features of being Sales Director of PlayBox Technology UK is that you get to see inside more racks rooms than almost anyone else on the planet.
Tags: iss084 | playbox technology | playbox | uk | sales | rack rooms | kit | channel in a box | on sale | CIAB | system | Ben Gunkel
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Wireless cameras at live events
Scott Walker While wireless cameras have been used in high end broadcast for years, prices have dropped and there are now a variety of products on the market to suit lower cost broadcasts, and the technology is creeping into events with live outdoor screens and lower budgets.
Tags: iss081 | boxx tv | wireless camera system | live events | broadcast | streaming | box | wireless | transmitter | Scott Walker
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Powering a richer media experience on set-top boxes
Achim Bosse Todays television viewers are increasingly using the Internet to download, share, and consume media on a variety of devices. To meet the consumer demand for a richer media experience on set-top boxes, service providers must now support a wide range of different audio and video codecs and formats.
Tags: iss080 | set top boxes | television | internet | second screen | service provider | integration | Achim Bosse
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Product Spotlight: Black Box range from BCD Audio
Mike Law# The BCD Audio black box range includes three units intended for Digital Audio measurement. Primarily intended for use at installation time, they are also useful in checking out the audio side of a TV installation.
Tags: iss079 | black box | mike law | audio | measurement | quality control | bcd audio | dtg1 | jitterbug | Mike Law#
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Product spotlight: Sonifex Redbox RG-TGHDB
KitPlus The Sonifex Redbox RB-TGHD is an 8 channel audio tone generator that provides line identification for multi-channel audio systems, including BLITS 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound typically used in high definition television broadcasts.
Tags: iss079 | sonifex | redbox | product | spotlight | review | first look | tone generator | 8 channel | surround sound | KitPlus
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Call of Duty Black Ops II: World Exclusive First Look Streamed Live from Gamescom
N/A I work a lot in live online broadcasting, and backup systems are top of mind when designing any live event. Being off air for any reason is unacceptable, so I build systems knowing that should something fail, I can easily reroute the signal or switch to another machine.
Tags: iss072 | blackmagic design | streaming | ultra studio 3D | hyper deck studio | prores | wirecast | xsplit | xbox | gamescom | N/A
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Raven from True Lens reviewed
N/A Review of.......Matte Box, designed for broadcast lenses; particularly for new super wide lenses with two independently rotating filter trays.
Tags: iss062 | matte box | hj11 | review | raven review | tls | true lens services | N/A
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QC: An Inside Job
Bob Pank# The requirement for quality control grew up in the early days of television and depended on measurement instruments to check the video and audio going to air.
Tags: iss054 | quality conformance | qc | playbox | test and measurement | qcbox | Bob Pank#
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What happened after NAB 2010.....
N/A On Wednesday the 14th April, evening time in Las Vegas, a text message came through from home reporting a Volcano in Iceland was affecting flights back to the UK, a wind up surely...did they not want us back.........?
Tags: nab2010 | tradeshow | Eyjafjallajkull | volcano | white noise pr | snell | sony | manor marketing | harris | square box systems | iss041 | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Distribution and Delivery 2010
N/A Distribution and Delivery are two elements of in the broadcast chainthat get taken pretty much for granted but both are highly important. My focus in this summary is on equipment and software introduced since IBC 2009 and in the run-up to NAB 2010.
Tags: nab | ibc | iss040 | distribution and delivery | evs | hiltron | ppm | sislive | telecast fibre | bts | broadcast traffic system | omnibus | pebble beach | pharos | playbox | publitronic | N/A
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Playout in a recession
N/A Times are tight and budgets are being cut. Weak companies may fail but the stronger ones will survive. Those in good shape and offering a lower priced alternative could actually thrive but the product still has to perform.
Tags: iss040 | playout | playbox | transmission | in a box | recession | N/A
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Accessorising DLSR video
N/A Some DSLR stills camera manufacturers now include HD video capabilities within their top-of-the-range products. This raises the prospect of lower cost stills cameras shooting good quality HD video.
Tags: tiffen | filters | dslr | iss038 | matte box | slr | prime lenses | zoom | rig | dslr rig | merlin 5d | N/A
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Eye to eye on Broadcast content management 2009
N/A Content asset management is one of the fastest developing areas of the entire broadcast business. Its advantages over old-style film and videotape libraries are so widely recognised that they hardly need repeating. NAB provided an opportunity to look at new advances from some of the key players.
Tags: content management | iss031 | AP | blue order | cinegy | david systems | dalet | ibis | grass valley | omnibus | pebble beach | pharos | playbox | marquis | snell | video technics | N/A
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Filters for HD Cinematography
N/A The availability of low-cost HD camcorders with film-style tools, like 24 frame-per-second imaging and quality lenses, has put filmmaking capability in the hands of many.
Tags: Schneider Optics | iss027 | optics | filters | filter | hd filter | hd classic | mattebox | Schneider Digicon | N/A
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Calzaghe Fight with Input Media
N/A Sports production company Input Media faced a series of technical, logistical and creative challenges when they were commissioned by fast rising broadcaster Setanta Sports to cover one of the biggest live Boxing events ever staged in the UK.
Tags: input media | calzaghe | wbo | ibf | wba | wbc | boxing | iss018 | N/A
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