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The greening of broadcast facilities
Chris Excelby In todays world of tightening broadcast facility budgets, planners need to keep a keen eye on the bottom line to ensure operational efficiency. An integral part of this process is getting a green handle on power management, an increasing necessity around the globe.
Tags: iss078 | power management | eco | green | tsl | budget | broadcasting | outlets | PUE goals | power consumption | cuts | regulations | Chris Excelby
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Finance - the shooting season with Peter Savage
[author] The shooting season has started and, with it, the weather looks (well, this week at least) as if we could at last see some summer. The light is better, the days are longer, and the summer sports programme has kicked off with the French Open, the Derby and the cricket tests.
Tags: iss078 | finance | azule | shooting | filming | loan | season | late night viewers | biking | flexibility | mark mccormack | assets | [author]
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The Teradek Bolt reviewed
Jon Boast The end of last year saw Teradek step up the game even more in the HD wireless monitoring world, with its announcement of The Bolt, a wireless HD-SDI monitoring system. The first thing that struck many on its launch was the size of both the transmitter and the receiver.
Tags: iss078 | teradek | bolt | transmitter | review | use | location | guide | sdi monitoring | 3g output | cube | wific | zero latency | price | Jon Boast
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Product update with Swit - travel safe power solutions
KitPlus Swit Electronics is a high-tech enterprise that manufacture power solutions and accessories for the professional broadcast and video industry. Products include batteries and chargers, on-camera lights, monitors and more.
Tags: iss078 | swit electronics | product update | batteries | portable power | solutions | dv | s3602i | 100wh | travel safe | KitPlus
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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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Just the facts with Dick Hobbs
[author] My best ever expenses claim back in the days when I was employed and had someone to claim expenses from included the line item 'Charter of train'.
Tags: iss078 | expenses | train | montreux | google | youtube | fox | travelling | broadcast | claim | inrix | [author]
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Generic vs. name brand: Portable power solutions
Martyn Sly-Jex Customers should consider the battery design and construction, its capacity and longevity. While generic batteries are usually significantly cheaper than name-brand ones, they often lack features and technology that will help your production run safely and reliably.
Tags: iss078 | portable power solutions | anton bauer | batteries | power | guide | review | IMPAC | Quad 2702 | LED | vmount | charging | care | Martyn Sly-Jex
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Multiviewers come along for the ride with Matrox
Catherine Overbury JMTV is a full-service location video production company located in Arkansas, which serves a wide range of national sports, corporate, and entertainment clients. Recently they completed a $3 million conversion of their 15.5 meter digital expanding production trailer to HD.
Tags: iss078 | JMTV | sports | matrox | multiviewers | microquads | controls | jones mobile television | production truck | Catherine Overbury
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Do you have firmware deficiency syndrome?
KitPlus For 5 days in June 2013 we did a survey on Facebook and our own website and asked how often camera users had gone online to check for firmware updates.
Tags: iss078 | firmware | updates | camera | survey | guide | links | blackmagic cinema camera | gopro hero 3 | panasonic af101 | sony pmw200 | jvc hm650 | canon xf305 | arri alexa | KitPlus
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Preparing for the future in television and film
Kieron Seth# The Media Services team provides equipment to under- and post-graduate students and operates facilities that include TV and photographic studios, video editing rooms and media production suites. Content is created in a variety of formats using professional camcorders.
Tags: iss078 | sean thornton | anglia ruskin university | preparation | suites | kit | case study | Kieron Seth#
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Winner of the most viewed interview award
KitPlus BroadcastShow held a most viewed NAB 2013 interview competition and the winner was the JVC GY-HM70. Here you can find some more information about the camera and its launch.
Tags: iss078 | jvc | hm70 | shoulder mount | full hd | review | launch | SDHC/SDXC | dual battery mounts | connectivity | KitPlus
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Alice Chants final term: Following the Ravensbourne 3
Alice Chant The final term of a degree is going to be challenging, but what an amazing learning curve I have been on. I have had the opportunity to work with some great people on various projects and have been able to further develop my skills as a Director.
Tags: iss078 | underwater filming | alice chant | ravensbourne | student diary | student | life | final term | Alice Chant
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Intelligent linking - answering some key power questions
KitPlus Steve Emmett talks to us about linked PAGlink batteries. There are many advantages to be had from linking batteries for discharge. It is more useful to have a spare battery that can be linked, combining capacities to extend camera run-time, without interrupting the provision of power.
Tags: iss078 | steve emmett | paglink | link | batteries | battery | charge | hours | intelligent linking | micro charger | KitPlus
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Cloud STB with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# Its like trying to get to Heathrow in time for your flight. Many of us have to go there by road and the journey will involve travelling on the UKs busiest motorways. Even outside rush hour the journey may be quick, or not so quick or a real nightmare. This is a bit like live streaming video on the Internet.
Tags: iss078 | cloud stb | bt connection | storage | iplayer | on demand | itv player | connected tv summit | stb | dvb | Bob Pank#
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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.
Tags: iss078 | richard payne | holdan | memory cards | guide | review | connectivity | file transfer | live feed | HPX600 | Kieron Seth#
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Continuous power in the field
Raymond Burns When on location whether in the depths of a jungle with reduced access to power or in a city centre with limited charging opportunities then good consideration to your kit bag is needed to remove those power hungry devices that could leave you running short for the final big shot of the day!
Tags: iss078 | atomos | power | field | continuous power | field recorders | connect converter | d-tap | ac | guide | powering | dc | battery | Raymond Burns
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Increasing creativity and functionality with Q-Ball
Jim Daniels The Q-Ball system provides content producers with a high-quality remote-controlled video camera that is small and unobtrusive enough to place in locations that are inconvenient or impossible for a standard camera/operator team.
Tags: iss078 | q-ball | HD | cp4 | camera | remote control | pan tilt | mounth | lens adapters | nightwatch infared | robotic head | Jim Daniels
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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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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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Is 4K the end of the line?
Robin Palmer In my TV-Bay April 2013 article I mused over the familiar BNC connector and was it at the end of its line as far as broadcast interconnections were concerned. Its been around a long time, the BNC was invented in the late 1940s primarily for military radio frequency and microwave interconnections but then became the standard for baseband video connection. However since digital video became commonplace its role has constantly evolved with the technologies needs.
Tags: iss078 | bnc | 4k | blackmagic design | outputs | semtech | mindspeed | rgba data | Robin Palmer
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Sony NEX-EA50 reviewed
Zulqar Cheema Once in a while you get the chance to review a camera that brings back memories of years gone by - Sony's NEX-EA50 camera is one of those cameras. Some may say I am stretching things a bit too far, but as I looked at it I felt at home with it.
Tags: iss078 | sony | review | hands on | nexea50 | camcorder | lightness | capacity | frame rate | ea50 | Zulqar Cheema
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A cinematic makeover with Blackmagic Design
Mark Linnhoff With the announcement of Blackmagic Cinema Camera at NAB 2012, Mark Linnhoff, a France based cinematographer, began to see the future of filmmaking in a new light. Finally, an affordable acquisition tool that doesnt compromise on image quality, he recalled.
Tags: iss078 | blackmagic cinema camera | case study | mark linnhoff | carl zeiss | cp.2 | tonika | tv logic monitor | bebob shoulder rig | shooting | broad rush | music video | shoot | dont stop | filming | on set | Mark Linnhoff
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Product update with DSM
Dave Martland DSM has been manufacturing batteries for the TV and Film industry for over 35 years and have always been at the forefront of new technologies, the new 84Wh direct fit BPU-60 replacement batteries are no exception.
Tags: iss078 | dsm | batteries | bpu60 | anton bauer chargers | battery | camera | charge | panasonic cells | lithium ion | Dave Martland
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