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Twenty Years of Transcription
Dom Bourne In 1998 Dom Bourne dropped out of university and started a business providing transcriptions to production companies. The company operated from his childhood bedroom and Dom hoped it would keep him in beer money for a year or two before he decided what he really wanted to do with his life.
Tags: iss132 | transcribe | take 1 | ott | cvaa | closed caption | xml metadata | Dom Bourne
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How machine learning might affect media
Bruce Devlin - new I have a curious relationship with technology. I’ve been doing it all my life and I see topics come and go over the years. This is the 3rd time around that I’ve seen Artificial Intelligence become trendy and this time, I think it will stick. There are 4 things that are different this time around and they are (in alphabetical order) Amazon, IBM, Google, Microsoft. All of those companies have had AI research programs running for years, but the big change now is that there is enough ubiquitous compute resource in the form of the cloud to make it commercially viable to build products around the platforms.
Tags: iss132 | class | machine learning | ml | watson | ibm | Bruce Devlin - new
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Sully - Grading a miracle
Maxine Gervais We all know the story. On 15 January 2009 an Airbus A320 took off from LaGuardia airport in New York, heading for Charlotte. Just a couple of minutes later the plane flew through a flock of Canada geese and blew out both engines. Knowing the risk of crashing into heavily populated areas, Captain Chesley Sullenberger - Sully - aimed for the only long flat surface he could see: the Hudson River.
Tags: iss121 | sully | grading | filmlight | Maxine Gervais
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The road to Sundance Film Festival
Kivu Ruhorahoza Things of the Aimless Wanderer, the latest feature from Rwandese filmmaker Kivu Ruhorahoza (Grey Matter) is a beautifully crafted narrative about paranoia, mistrust and misunderstandings. Premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival, audiences can expect an arresting film that reveals a series of cryptic and loosely connected narrative shards exploring the delicate relationship between 'Westerners' and 'local Africans'.
Tags: iss098 | sundance film festival | things of the aimless wanderer | moon road films | film production | Kivu Ruhorahoza
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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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Manipulate and Edit
Will Strauss# News analysis from Will Strauss
Tags: iss093 | post production | Quantel | Forbidden | Editors Keys | Blackmagic | FilmLight | Forscene | music | Audio Network | Broadcast Funiture | MW Video | audio | Calrec | DiGiCo | Junger Audio | audio post | Prismsound | Wire Broadcast | Will Strauss#
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Near-live production with Softrons multicam logger
Alastair Owen A software tool that dramatically streamlines the process of putting a multi-camera edit together.
Tags: iss085 | softron | multicam | logger | shows | software | tool | streamline | production | multi | camera | edit | system | logging | clips | guide | review | Alastair Owen
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Speed and accuracy in post
Walter Kummli Speed and accuracy makes Lightworks the only choice for Inhouse Productions Ltd.
Tags: iss085 | review | lightworks | editshare | walter kummli | inhouse productions | Walter Kummli
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Modern movie finishing
Alexa Maza Written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, Elysium is a new science fiction movie starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.
Tags: iss085 | finishing | grade | vfx | output | hollywood | guide | how | Elysium | Neill Blomkamp | filmlight | imax | baselight | Alexa Maza
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Why test and measurement is for real life, not just for engineers
Will Strauss# Thanks to its long-standing association with virtually incomprehensible acronyms, dark machine rooms and (lets face it) engineers with unruly beards, the subject of Test and Measurement (T&M) always gets a bit of bum rap.
Tags: iss079 | test and measurement | monitors | guide | review | leader lv5220 | tvlogic vfm-056w | swit s1070f | hd sdi | waveform | portable | hamlet | ikan | tektronix | marshall | Will Strauss#
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Issues in surround audio and new technologies to address them
N/A Surround audio and the encoding technologies, such as Dolbys AC-3 used to transmit it, have introduced new issues in maintaining audio quality. At a time when skilled audio personnel are getting scarce and budgets are shrinking new technologies hold the key to delivering top quality audio to viewers.
Tags: iss071 | surround sound | hamlet | dolby ac-3 | itu-1770 | ebu r128 | N/A
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Handheld T and M the broadcast emergency service
Will Strauss# Test and Measurement. Shudder. Like Health and Safety, Bus and Replacement Service or Keith and Orville its a collocation of words that fills me with dread. Seriously, who wants to read about Test and Measurement? Well, as it turns out, the answer is: quite a lot of people. Because, despite its lack of glamour, it is hugely important.
Tags: iss067 | HD | 3G | 3D | IT | IP | fibre | phabrix sxa | harrix hd star | hamlet microflex | leader lv5380 | datavideo vs-100 | tektronix wfm2200 | Will Strauss#
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So you think you know Flash?
N/A It is becoming widely accepted that HTML5 will eventually replace Flash as the platform for rich content and video on connected devices, but how can video publishers make the leap and avoid the pitfalls?
Tags: iss066 | flash | html5 | yospace | adobe | flash sdk | macromedia | N/A
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Avid solutions create a stellar workflow for Mwnci Post Production
N/A The Challenge..... To ensure that the thousands of hours of HD footage which pass through busy Welsh post-production house, Mwnci, each year are efficiently managed, stored and archived.
Tags: avid | mwnci | arri | isis 5000 | media composer | filmlight baselight | iss057 | N/A
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HTML5 and H.264. Friends United....
Kieron Seth# Some technologies like DVD, CD, TV and the PC prove themselves over time. They are practical, flexible, reliable - even universal. Is H.264 one of those magic bullet technologies?
Tags: html5 | h.264 | iss055 | iplayer | nxcam | xdcam-ex | mpeg2 | avccam | Kieron Seth#
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Whats new in broadcast test and measurement
N/A The test and measurement product category continues to expand as the broadcast business itself diversifies. Notable recent developments include higher resolution displays and a gradually increasing number of analysers which, having detected a fault, endeavour to fix it. No sign at NAB 2011 of any tablet-based test and measurement equipment but perhaps that is only a matter of time.....
Tags: iss054 | eye to eye | test and measurement | agama | cel-soft | dk technologies | dolby | hamlet | leader | murraypro | omnitek | phabrix | pixelmetrix | rohde schwarz | tektronix | vidcheck | N/A
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Real practicality in test and measurement
N/A We are quite an unusual company, a unique hybrid. On one hand Flotsam Films is an independent producer but we also provide full production capabilities and consultancy for other filmmakers.
Tags: Flotsam Films | iss054 | test and measurement | DS9000 DigiScope | hamlet | flexiscope | VidScope-HD | N/A
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Jamies 30 minute meals are served up
N/A The Challenge To shoot, edit, grade and conform 40 x 30 minutes episodes of Channel 4s Jamies 30 Minute Meals within an extremely tight timescale, whilst ensuring that quality wasnt sacrificed throughout the process.
Tags: iss052 | RED | CANON 5D Camera | RAID drive | ISILON server | Exported to DNXHD185 | Avid Media Composer | Avid Unity storage | Filmlight Baselight HD | Avid DS | Sony HDCam SR | Avid Media Composer | Avid DS | Avid Unity | N/A
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The 4 Golden Rules of Streaming
N/A In November 2009 a Florida-based web design company ran a series of tests on their website. Their bounce rate (the % of visitors to their site that hit their home page but go no further on a site) started at 45% - a barely acceptable rate. Over the course of a month, they added graphic after graphic to their site. The effect was catastrophic with a bounce rate as high as 75%. As the test drew to an end, 25 graphics (200kb) were removed from the site. The result? The bounce rate dropped instantly to 35% in one day.
Tags: streaming | bounce rate | gomez | compuware | sharpstream | iss051 | html5 | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Whats even newer in test and measurement 2010
N/A A year is a long time in broadcast test & measurement, which is just as well because that is when this column previously focused on it. Given the current push to establish 3D as a permanent feature of the broadcast landscape, one might reasonably expect T&M kit designers to be heading along the same road.
Tags: test and measurement | eye to eye | 3d | iss039 | t&m | hamlet | harris | leader | phabrix | prism | rohde schwarz | tektronix | z technology | N/A
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Location test equipment
N/A A number of years ago Hamlet gave itself the impossible task of developing the worlds first 3G, HD and SD capable, video and audio measurement and monitoring instrument that would provide, particularly location users, a wealth of functionality and be held and operated in one hand.
Tags: iss037 | hamlet | test and measurment | flexiscope | 3g | hd | sd | monitoring | handheld | N/A
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Longevity of media archives
N/A The role of the archive has evolved rapidly, delivering not only new revenue opportunities but crucial conservation possibilities for historical and cultural libraries that have lain dormant for many years
Tags: SGL | iss031 | archive | media archive | mam | media asset management | versus | xml interface | flashnet | N/A
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Eye to Eye. Whats new in test and measurement 2009
N/A The transition from analogue to digital programme production, storage and delivery lulled some innocent folk into anticipating a world without need for test equipment. If required at all, so the thinking went, all signal analysis would be performed in software. Maybe someday. For now, the T&M sector remains alive and well.
Tags: test and measurement | iss028 | dk-technologies | ev | electronic visuals | hamlet | harris | leader | omnitek | phabrix | rhode and schwarz | tektronix | N/A
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Audio Technology Spotlight
N/A In the ever changing world of TV technology, formats, standards and delivery, its always been reassuring to think that audio equipment for sound gathering on location hasnt changed too much.
Tags: iss025 | audio | wifi audio link | ricsonix camlynx | sonosax | digital audio recorder | sound devices | N/A
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Flexiscope from Hamlet
N/A A number of years ago Hamlet gave itself the impossible task of developing the worlds first HD and SD video and audio measurement and monitoring instrument that could be packed into one small handheld device.
Tags: hamlet | flexiscope | hd | sd | manufacturer | iss020 | N/A
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