The BroadcastShow Tour: a visitors view
Derek Halls It's that time of year again and BroadcastShow-the tour registration is now open and I shall certainly be attending.
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The UKs PTZ explosion
Kieron Seth# The advent of broadcast quality, remotely controlled PTZ cameras has had an enormous impact on television production in the UK.
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The evolution of camera connectivity and the HPX600
Kieron Seth# Tape in, tape out. Cable in, video out. Card in, card out. Simpler times: productions orchestrated by an army of runners, tape ops and engineers, with transmission to TV, ingest via a VTR and a room dedicated to storing media.
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Life live beyond the Premier League
Kieron Seth# In Europe outside broadcast has traditionally been within the reach of a handful of deep-pocketed television companies. With the advent of Local TV and low-cost fast turnaround production in the UK, has the time finally arrived for affordable OB?
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Monitoring: Cutting the Wires
Kieron Seth# Teradek began the wireless monitoring revolution at last year's NAB show. Its Cube wireless encoders are no bigger than a pack of playing cards. They compress a camcorder's video feed into an H.264 signal for transmission to either a WiFi-enabled laptop, iPad or tablet or to a Cube decoder. Straight-away live, remote and affordable monitoring was born. At the same instant, low-cost miniature streaming devices direct to the Net was born.
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Next generation monitoring - in the studio and in the field
Kieron Seth# HD pan, tilt and zoom cameras are very popular in self-operated studios, conference rooms, theatres and houses of worship. Typically, PTZ systems are remotely controlled by RS-422 or over Ethernet, with video signals routed over SDI cable into the production desk. Previously, live monitoring was only possible via the switcher that could be as remote as SDI lines would allow (typically 300m). With the new AW-HE60, cameras can now be controlled and crucially - monitored over IP networks, whether over local or even wide area networks.
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Technical Testing Joins Forces with Visual Monitoring
N/A In the past, test and measurement equipment was designed exclusively for broadcast engineers. Vectorscope and waveform read-outs sketching out shapes on a scope were readily understood by technicians fluent in the language of signal analysis.
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Id Hide You.......
Kieron Seth# The 8,000 mile journey of the Olympics torch has been the surprise hit of the games so far. Each step and every handover is filmed and beamed live to connected viewers over the Internet. Easy enough for an organisation as large and technically astute as the BBC, with its wealth of resources, but in this age of new technology, surprisingly there's no costly satellite van following the action throughout its course. The BBC has turned to a new solution: bonded cellular transmission, using publicly available mobile phone networks.
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The Biggest Game in Town
Kieron Seth# Annually, as the Super Bowl approaches, stores across the States stack their shelves with the latest HDTV sets. Advertising sales teams cancel all holidays and prepare for a feeding frenzy. Networks bid in earnest to win exclusive game broadcasting rights. And new media innovators roll out their latest online and mobile apps to capture internet audiences and maximise press attention.
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BVE 2012 in no particular order.......
N/A If you read TV-Bay regularly, you will already be aware of the main trends in video and audio product development. BVE 2012 reflected these very accurately, notably the ongoing transition to file-based content capture and the growing interest in compact cameras. A good way to identify hot new products at any trade event is to identify which stands are attracting the biggest flock of visitors. Lets look at some of the key BVE crowd-pullers.
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N/A The engines are revving in the countdown to BVE North, the new event that is designed to serve the needs of the rapidly growing broadcast and production industry in the North.
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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.
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AdVision TV: Editing... Live
Kieron Seth# Glastonbury - it's on TV. Premier League Football? On TV. Not subscribing to the right satellite channel? Worried about missing a big event? Try Googling it, try YouTube.
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BVE and the Year Ahead
Kieron Seth# In the IABM's market survey a year ago, the Director General, Peter White, forecast: Although the worst appears to be over and a degree of optimism is discernible, 2010 is still shaping up to be a fairly lacklustre year. As we exit the year, however, we do expect to see better signs of market improvement with a more promising 2011 and 2012. How prescient. Packed aisles at February's Broadcast Video Expo seemed to show all the signs of a real upturn in the industry.
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BVE 2011 retrospect
N/A BVE 2011 had much of the buoyancy and buzz of an IBC. The organisers claimed an attendance of over 15,500 visitors and 240 exhibiting companies. Many of the UK-based stalwarts who make the annual pilgrimage to Amsterdam could be seen exploring the show, confirming that BVE is now taken seriously by mainstream broadcasters.
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Tape goes West at UWE
N/A Three years ago a convoy of white vans arrived at the Faculty of Arts at the University of West of England in Bristol. An hour later its entire stock of SVHS camcorders, linear editing decks and analog tape were history.
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Fine design for post.. The IKEA story as told by EDIUS
N/A There can be few companies in the world with greater brand awareness than Swedish-based IKEA, the business that has brought Scandinavian furniture design to the world. IKEA is now bringing its corporate history together in a series of videos and, as befits a highly design conscious company, it has chosen the Thomson Grass Valley EDIUS editing platform for the task.
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