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Filming in 4k in not just about the camera
Steffan Hewitt Filming in 4K is not just about the camera. The whole workflow and supply chain needs to be considered. A BNC cable that you have used for the last few years has happily coped with 1.5G HD-SDI, now we are wanting twice the data rate.
Tags: iss117 | polecam | hockey | tf4-xa1 | steve giles | marek jamroz | john gillan | steffan hewitt | toshiba ik-4k | mi broadcast | fih | Steffan Hewitt
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Soho shaking all over Manchester
Alan Bradbury It was a busy time for my colleagues and I here at Soho Editors last month, but quite a telling one too. The relentless thrust northward of post-production, film, TV and broadcast services in the UK, saw us - and indeed many other companies - exhibiting at the Kitplus Tour, hosted at the MediaCityUK complex at Salford Quays.
Tags: iss108 | soho editors | davinci | fcpx | after effects | photoshop | kitplus show | mediacity | Alan Bradbury
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The production desk finally gets innovative
Kieron Seth# The video switcher (aka vision mixer) is at the heart of all live television, all AV and many a live webcast. But despite its core role, its remained essentially the same concept for decades, consisting of a digital video effects processing unit, matrix switcher and control panel.
Tags: iss104 | video switcher | vision mixer | live television | live webcast | digital vidoe effects | processing | matrix | control panel | Kieron Seth#
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Fixing it in parallel
Daniele Siragusano Whenever something went wrong in television production, the cry was always "We'll fix it in post". Except that there was rarely enough time, in a broadcast schedule, to fix anything. Today we expect every programme - even routine television programmes like daily dramas - to look and sound perfect. But we still do not have enough time to correct everything in post. The only answer is to find a better way of working.
Tags: iss097 | editing | post production | workflow | filmlight | coronation street | visual effects | Daniele Siragusano
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Driving innovation in the boardroom
Jeffrey Hayzlett Streaming to the C-Suite
Tags: iss096 | jeffrey hayzlett | c suite | myob | Jeffrey Hayzlett
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Covering the Winter Games for Broadcast
Mel Noonan This was written a few days before the opening ceremony so news arriving from the front line is of last minute angst for some of the tech teams who go out and perform daily miracles in such unuser-friendly locations year after year. Camera platforms erected in the wrong place, cables lost under a recent snowfall, cables eventually found but now destroyed by an avalanche...you know the kind of thing. All this and more just in the last few days. There needs to be medals for the tech teams.
Tags: iss086 | Mel Noonan | Polecam | Steffan Hewitt | Camera Corps | Technology and Production Centre | ANO Sports Broafcasting | Winter Olympics | Winter Paralympics | NAB 2014 | Polecam mounted LMC Antelope Pico high speed camera | RED | Mel Noonan
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To have and to hold... with Polecam!
KitPlus The meaning of "Darwinism" has changed over time, and varies depending on its context.
Tags: iss084 | polecam | steffan hewitt | National Asian Wedding Show | vip studios | testemonial | KitPlus
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Why broadcasters need to be aware of the advent of HEVC
Kanaan Jemili High-Efficiency Video Coding, or H.265, has been the talk of the industry since gaining international standards approval earlier this year.
Tags: iss082 | HEVC | High-Efficiency Video Coding | H.265 | international standards approval | broadcasting | Kanaan Jemili
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Polecam delivers 500th rig
Mel Noonan Extreme sports cameraman Steffan Hewitt designed the lightweight jib for his own use, as a tool to get the shots he wanted. He kept refining it as he used it. Others saw it and wanted it. There are now hundreds in use worldwide.
Tags: iss081 | steffan hewitt | polecam | 500th rig | review | systems | jib | lightweight | Mel Noonan
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Bringing increased efficiencies to file-based workflows
Reed Haslam Most professionals in todays broadcast and media industries can remember a time when the videotape format was ubiquitous. It was the defacto recording, storage, and playback medium for many years, and fragments of the medium still exist today.
Tags: iss080 | nverzion | efficiency | cost saving | workflows | upgrade | tape storage | digital storage | Reed Haslam
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Does size matter? with Polecam
KitPlus Polecam, although generic for a camera on a stick is a UK based Systems Company which prides itself with more than 15 years of direct experience in the Film and TV Industry. Polecam with its global sales is synonymous with the Design & Manufacture of its super lightweight, cost effective carbon fibre, highly portable, modular camera crane platform.
Tags: iss078 | polecam | remote locations | review | explained | steffan | john gillan | cameras | guide | KitPlus
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Cost effective transport of video over long distances
John Golding The transportation of live video and audio feeds over the internet has become a widely accepted technique. Each technique has its own place in the market, as there can be no one size fits all as application requirements vary considerably.
Tags: iss076 | cache media | video and audio | feeds | video | audio | live | transmission | internet | streaming | long distances | cost effective | guide to | John Golding
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The evolving face of post production
Will Strauss#

As post-production continues to evolve from a predominantly bricks and mortar operation to an increasingly mobile one, new business and financial models are required.

Tags: iss073 | post production | creative cloud | soho | workflow | after effects | final cut | pay as you go | hire software | assimilate store | Will Strauss#
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Maximizing the Efficiency of Multiscreen Video Delivery
Shawn Saleem

As consumer demand for video content anywhere, anytime, and on any connected device continues to grow at a rapid pace, today’s pay-TV operators are in need of next-generation technologies that will lower the cost of multiscreen content delivery while enabling them to adapt to new business models.

Tags: iss073 | multi screen video delivery | monitors | multiple | external | maximized efficiencies | Shawn Saleem
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Extensive, flawless and enjoyed by millions
N/A Due to the multiple locations of the London Games, coverage was inevitably going to a be a challenge, with locations throughout London and the South; some of them specifically designed and created for the events such as the main Stadium, Velodrome and Aquatics Centre, whilst clever forward thinking meant that existing famous landmarks such as Horse Guards could be transformed into historic arenas.
Tags: iss069 | polecam | olympics | london 2012 | steffan hewitt | 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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3D Film-making Goes Independent
Kieron Seth# James Cameron and Sky TV have stolen the stereoscopic 3D limelight. Events such as football cup finals and royal weddings have seemingly been produced with no expense spared in order to show 3DTV at its best. The Ryder Cup, for example, employed an incredible 21 3D Polecam rigs, supplementing the main camera systems.
Tags: preditors | ag-3da | panasonic | holdan | hd 3d camera | after effects | iss053 | Kieron Seth#
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Using Multipoint Monitoring to Ensure Reliable Digital Video Delivery
N/A Because the quality and bandwidth-efficiency advantages of digital over analog methods have made digital transport preferred, the world continues its migration to an all-digital approach to delivering video signals from the studio through distribution networks to the end-viewer. As with any new technology, adopting and integrating digital video delivery brings new and diverse challenges challenges that may affect video quality and delivery reliability in unexpected (and undesired) ways.
Tags: iss050 | bandwidth efficiency | sencore | delivery | multipoint monitoring | N/A
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Is it cool to use cool lighting
N/A The term cold lighting is used within the film & TV lighting industry as a generic term for energy efficient, Fluorescent, LED, and Plasma (panel) lighting sources which emit little or no radiant heat.
Tags: energy efficient | Fluorescent | LED | plasma | lighting | iss019 | uv radiation | cri | cold light | N/A
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Chromakey tips and tricks.
N/A Chromakey tips and tricks - the easy way and a hard way
Tags: datavideo | ckl-100 kit | iss015 | chromakey | special effects | blue screen | N/A
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