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OB999 Accelerates Hill Climb Broadcast
Nick Collier Over the last century, The Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb has been attempted by some of the world’s most accomplished racing drivers striving to be the fastest up the 1,000 yard, 1 in 6 gradient track.
Tags: iss133 | ob999 | blackmagic | atem | multicam | videohub | cleanswitch | premiere pro | hyperdeck | Nick Collier
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League of Legends European Masters
Sam Deans ESL, the world’s largest esports company, relied on a full Blackmagic Design live production workflow at the inaugural League of Legends European Masters tournament. The new league launched this Spring, with the first split taking place in the UK, specifically, at the historic Haymarket Theatre in Leicester.
Tags: iss132 | esports | blackmagic design | esl | videohub | decklink | pci | quadlink | atem 2 me | supersource | multiviewer | Sam Deans
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Interview with Peter Rowsell, Polar Graphics
Polar If you don’t recognise the name Peter Rowsell instantly you no doubt would recognise him in person, from the famous ‘Pink Coconut’ parties during IBC (Brighton) in the 80s or the name ‘Polar Video or Polar Graphics’ both companies which he’s built up over the years.
Tags: iss130 | polar graphics | apantac | bluefish | cinedeck | focalpoint | mediaproxy | stardom | storagedna | Polar
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The 4K Conundrum
Eric Achtmann 2015 has confirmed once more that 4K remains the TV industrys Holy Grail. While 4K TV screens are becoming more affordable and Netflix, Amazon Prime and even YouTube are beginning to offer some 4K content, mass adoption is still sluggish as the increases in bandwidth required for distribution make 4K business models difficult to stack-up.
Tags: iss108 | v-nova | codec | akamai | Eric Achtmann
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The importance of storage
Larry Jordan# "What's the best computer to edit video?" It's a great question - it's just the wrong question. Yes, CPU speed is important and the Internet is buzzing with the latest specs on GPUs. But, today, virtually any currently shipping computer is more than adequate to edit video; even 4K.
Tags: iss102 | storage | cpu | 4k | gpu | codec | exabytes | Larry Jordan#
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Audio basics
Larry Jordan# It is an absolutely true statement that the best way to improve the quality of your image is to improve the quality of your sound. Viewers will happily watch grainy, black-and-white images and consider it "art." However, nothing you can say will keep them in their seats if the audio is too loud or unintelligible.
Tags: iss101 | audio | science | display | levels | decibels | scale | Larry Jordan#
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What a difference a decade makes
Dick Hobbs. If you have got to the back of this magazine, you cannot fail to have noticed that it is issue number 100. I asked Simon Tillyer and Matt Robbins, the dynamic duo behind the publication, how it all started.
Tags: iss100 | decade | look back | NAB | 2005 | modulus video | xdcam | broadcasting | leitch | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
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Why video codecs matter
Larry Jordan# Video codecs confuse a lot of people. But understanding codecs is critical to just about every element of video production, editing and distribution.
Tags: iss099 | codec | file size | video | image | sound quality | prores | Larry Jordan#
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Manipulate and Edit
Will Strauss# News Analysis with Will Strauss
Tags: iss094 | Manipulate | Edit | Sound Devices | Fairlight | Goldcrest Films | Autodesk | Film Light | Decimator | Forbidden | Wohler | Canon | Will Strauss#
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Capture and Produce
Will Strauss# News analysis with Will Strauss
Tags: iss094 | Capture | Produce | Riedel | RTS | Autoscript | Portapromt | Picture Canning North | IO Industries | Sony | Gearhouse | Codex Digital | Trilogy | Atomos | Cinedeck | Adorama | Octica | AJA | Ianiro | Litepanels | Rotolight | Live U | Sennheiser | HHB | For A | Will Strauss#
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Decentralising infrastructure for efficiency
Simen Frostad Satellite operators decentralise infrastructure
Tags: iss091 | Bridge Technologies | Decentralising infrastructure | Simen Frostad
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War House goes live in 4K
KitPlus In the next chapter of the War Horse story, National Theatre Live in collaboration with Sony, are for the first time worldwide, broadcasting the multi-award winning stage production live in 4K.
Tags: iss087 | 4K | War House | National Theatre | Sony | CBS | NEP | Sony F55 Super CineAlta | Fujinon Cabrio | Sony BPU4000 | Sony MasterDeck | Adtec EN-100 | Adtec DTA3050 | Curzon Cinema | Adtec RD70 | KitPlus
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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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Get the lowdown on HEVC compression
Keith Wymbs The high-efficiency video coding (HEVC/H.265) compression codec, which was standardized earlier this year, brings broadcasters and other content distributors multiple opportunities.
Tags: iss084 | HEVC | h265 | compression | codec | standardised | broadcast | opportunities | guide | Keith Wymbs
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12 months test of the Petrol Deca Dr. Bag
KitPlus Sometimes the only way to properly test something is to use it for a year in all manner of scenarios and then look at how it and, more importantly in this case, the contents have fared up.
Tags: iss082 | 12 months | test | review | Petrol | Deca Dr. Bag | bag | case | camera | KitPlus
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The Cloud, a big hit at NAB with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# NAB 2013 will go down in history as the event where the broadcast industry took to the Cloud in a big way. Perhaps it was the number of start-ups that have been successfully operating cloud services for a year, but more likely, these moves have been in the pipeline for a while.
Tags: iss077 | bob pank | cloud | nab | review | aframe | editflow | api | panasonic AVC codec | deluxe entertainment services | mediacloud | Bob Pank#
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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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Matrox Microquad reviewed
N/A There's nothing quite like a bank of screens in front of you, showing all your video feeds coming in to the production system. The more it looks like the something from Star Trek the happier I am. However when you start to look at the cost of all those screens and especially if you are monitoring HD/SDI inputs, I have to admit a wave of despair gradually begins to flood over me. I simply can't afford lots of HD/SDI screens to monitor my feeds not to mention the space they occupy.
Tags: iss071 | matrox | microquad | multiviewer | blackmagic | hyperdeck | mc100 | N/A
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Big Fish, Little Fish, Camera-Top-Box
Will Strauss# For whole swathes of people within the television industry the concept of digital production - and what we generally refer to as going tapeless is probably now considered slightly old hat.
Tags: iss066 | field recorder | s.two | cinedeck | convergetn design | nanoflash | aja kipro | ki pro mini | atomos | samurai | ninja | Will Strauss#
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A live video streaming advocate
N/A As you may or may not know, Im a bit of a live video streaming advocate. I love the idea of being able to distribute high quality content via the internet, without the need for huge budgets, licensing, and all the hassle involved more conventional means.
Tags: iss066 | streaming | blackmagic | atem | hyperdeck | N/A
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Learning from the master
N/A The computer for the rest of us was one of the first of Steve Jobs utterances that caught the public imagination. He was the same age as me, so I can be forgiven for brooding on his death. But that vision of a computer which took all the boring stuff away and just did what we wanted has changed all of our worlds.
Tags: steve jobs | apple | logica | iss059 | dec | pdp-11 | steve jobs stanford speech | N/A
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tv-bay questions
N/A Clive is an Archive Technician at Band on the Wall in Manchester. His role is a funded 5-year post through Heritage lottery fund, to archive current music, old music and photos for Band on the Wall.
Tags: iss054 | band on the wall | blackmagic | gmmaz | Arts Council Yorkshire and London | British Airways | Meninos du Morumbi Oldham | Whitworth Art Gallery | BookTrust London | decklink hd extreme | final cut pro | N/A
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tv-bay questions
N/A TV Bay Questions Eugene McCrystal, owner of EMC Post Production in Dublin
Tags: iss053 | emc post production | davinci resolve | blackmagic | finishing | fcp | avid | adobe | DaVinci Control Surface investment | jigsaw systems | decklink | colourist | N/A
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NAB and the format wars
N/A Peter Savage takes a stroll around NAB, scratching his head at the way format wars have altered our industry
Tags: iss052 | nab2011 | format wars | srw deck | azule | business | finance | N/A
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tv-bay IBC2010 double takes
N/A Acquisition, audio, grip, graphics and post, storage and archive, teat and measurement, 3d, monitoring...and much more from IBC2010
Tags: ibc | ibc2010 | iss046 | Acquisition | audio | grip | graphics and post | storage and archive | teat and measurement | 3d | monitoring | panasonic | sony | cinedeck | bluebell | p+s technik | canon | studer | rts telex | nhk | wohler | vario | autoscript | blackmagic | orad | brainstom | autodesk | maxell | glyph | mode-al | frontniche | convergent design | cel-soft | N/A
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Redefining Mobile, High Definition Recording With Cinedeck EXTREME
N/A IBC 2010 saw the official European launch of Cinedeck EXTREME v2.0, an ultra-portable cinema grade integrated High Definition monitoring, recording and playback device that has already won numerous awards and accolades since making its first public appearance at this years NAB Convention in Las Vegas.
Tags: ibc | iss046 | cinedeck extreme | apple prores | avid dnxhd | cineform | oxygen dct | cinematographer | N/A
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USB 3 King of Connectivity
N/A They call it SuperSpeed, and for a very good reason. USB 3.0 boasts a data throughput of 4.8 Gb/s. Weve long known this ubiquitous I/O technology as the Universal Serial Bus, and the improvements gained by USB 3.0 over USB 2.0, along with its backward compatibility, have already shown the USB king of connectivity is going to undoubtedly retain its throne for the foreseeable future.
Tags: usb3 | superspeed | usb | Compaq | DEC | IBM | Microsoft | NEC | Nortel | 4.8gb | blackmagic design | western digital | fire wire | sata | iss044 | N/A
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Expanding Video Monitoring to Meet Todays Demands
N/A With the rapid evolution of the industry, new technologies must offer users both value and performance in the short term, as well as the promise of continued utility in the long term.
Tags: wohler | video monitoring | h.264 | mpeg-4 | mpeg-2 | decode | iss043 | N/A
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Brand New School Makes the Move to Uncompressed HD
N/A What did you do over Christmas 2008? I spent the whole two-week break rebuilding the post production workflow at Brand New School, the prestigious commercial production and design firm in Santa Monica, CA, and the experience let me stretch every technology muscle I had built up in 10 years as a video engineer.
Tags: workflow | iss031 | brand new school | videohub | blackmagic design | decklink | uncompressed hd | N/A
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New editing essentials
N/A I like to think of myself as a bit of a pioneer at the frontier of the new age of HD Digital Cinematography. Investigating the best of the new technology available to our industry and evaluating its possible impact.
Tags: Planet Video Systems | iss023 | xdcam | ex tapeless | hd camcorder | sony cinealta fw900 | sxs express card | pmw-ex1 | hd codec | final cut server | raid | N/A
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