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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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Fast-moving productions need multi-cam RF reliability
Darren Bilton Wireless acquisition creates a level of freedom not possible with any other form of filming yet only a decade ago the technique was barely possible. The technology enabling live real-time connections over radio frequencies has advanced leaps and bounds such that there is barely an entertainment, documentary, sports or news format today that doesn’t benefit from at least one link system. That means the demands on the kit continues to rise and includes the need for fail safe multi-camera operation, ease of use and backwards compatibility all within a small, lightweight and budget-friendly package.
Tags: iss133 | boxx tv | wireless | mpeg-4 | multicam | rf | multi-cam | Darren Bilton
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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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Multi-camera fly-away for live music production
Aaron Dunleavy A specialist in multi-camera concert films and music documentaries, Toward Infinity began working with Trickbox TV around 18 months ago. Run by Producer, Director and Editor Tim Sidwell and Producer and DP Jeremy Mason, Toward Infinity is a creative collaboration that works with top flight venues including: Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, the O2 Arena, Shepherd's Bush Empire and the London Forum, with artists in all genres.
Tags: iss127 | trickbox | multicamera | flyaway | Aaron Dunleavy
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Class: Multi - Channel Audio
Bruce Devlin If you're given a media file and it has 16 channels of audio then life can quickly become the opposite of boring, especially if it has to go to air quickly and the supplier is new. Put simply there are many ways in which the different channels can be laid out in the file, but there isn't a single overall standard for labelling them. Enter SMPTE ST 377-4 - the Multi-Channel Audio Labelling specification (MCA). It's really boring and this is a good thing.
Tags: iss113 | Audio | Media | Multi-Channel Audio | MCA | MXF | GUI | Bruce Devlin
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Why you might regret automating QC workflows
Bruce Devlin In todays electronic media environment, broadcasters and content owners live and die according to the quality and versatility of their media assets. Not only do consumers expect the best quality viewing experience, but they also expect that viewing experience to be possible on the widest range of devices, at any time and in any situation.
Tags: iss107 | dalet academy | qc workflows | automation | media assets | multi platform | device | Bruce Devlin
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Matrox VS4-based Multi-channel Recording System
KitPlus Skehan Communications, a leading video production and transmission company provides multi-camera HD video production, webcasting, satellite uplinks and other unique services to broadcasters, Fortune 500 companies, professional associations and government agencies. Though based in the Washington-Baltimore region, their projects have taken them to many impressive locations from San Francisco to Boston.
Tags: skehan communications | production truck | matrox | vs4 | multi-channel | KitPlus
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Making multi-camera shooting faster & more affordable
Datsa Gaile Multi-camera filming has been known for years. There was a time when shooting any production involving multiple-camera positions would require a very large studio budget.  Today we have many solutions for live vision mixing and great editing platforms what offer multi-camera editing.
Tags: iss105 | multi-camera | shooting | filming | production | studio | editing | Datsa Gaile
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McDonalds goes live multi-camera
KitPlus Earlier in 2015 SIS LIVE was central to the London section of an ambitious 24-hour global entertainment campaign by McDonalds, involving a surprise open-top bus gig by Jessie J.
Tags: iss105 | sis live | mcdonalds | multi-camera | jessie j | rf cameras | network | KitPlus
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The evolution of vision mixers
Liam Laminman At the heart of any multi-camera production is a vision mixer or production switcher as some people call them. Its core role is the switching of different sources, primarily cameras, often VTs and sometimes incoming external sources such as remote feeds from broadcasters. Even for non-TV types, thats relatively simple enough to get your head round several different incoming video signals can be switched from one to the next. Vision mixers come into their own when you look at their secondary features of keying graphics, transitions and digital effects.
Tags: iss104 | vision mixer | multi camera production | switcher | camera | vt | video signal | Liam Laminman
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Venice live productions tools go to the consumer
Tim Felstead The objective of most studio production is to cost effectively create live or as live television to which audiences will be drawn. During the process of creation, recording into media servers can either be a separate process used only for immediate replay, or can be part of a media workflow serving multiple target audiences in parallel. Rohde and Schwarz have invested heavily in its Venice Media Production Hub to ensure it is able to fulfil the requirements for the latter. A media production hub is a central component of media workflows, managing movements and transformations from one media type to another.
Tags: iss098 | studio production | live | multiple SDI input | panasonic P2 | sony XDcam | avid isis | Tim Felstead
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KitPlus Must have or just a dream? With a mobile themethese 6 stoodout this month
Tags: iss095 | 6 | of the best | mobile | gadget | accessory | iphone | ipad | galileo | proprompter | ipro lens system | ik multimedia irig pre | photopro x kit from optrix | KitPlus
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Move and Deliver
Will Strauss# News Analysis from Will Strauss
Tags: iss093 | video transport | Digigram | DNG | dejero | DSNG | Satmission | transmision | Vislink | Thomson Video Networks | delivery | ioGates | Agama | apps | Metrological | playout | Teracue | PlayBox | multi-screen | Irdeto | infastructure | Dejero | Harmonic | power distribution | Canford | 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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Driving customer loyalty with OTT
Jakub Kabourek The multi-screen revolution is being driven by the consumer and is developing quickly. It offers huge potential and a bright future for operators adopting OTT across multiple devices.
Tags: iss084 | multi screen | over the top | OTT | potential | guide | television | operators | Jakub Kabourek
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#TVFUTURES
Will Ingram So, what am I working on at the moment? Well, we currently have two practical units running side-by-side: Video Production and Multimedia.
Tags: iss083 | tvfutures | video production | multimedia | studying | courses | case study | follow | tv-bay | Will Ingram
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Addressing challenges in multiformat signal management and confidence monitoring
Brian Petersson One of the many demands broadcasters face today is establishing effective multiformat signal management and confidence monitoring, which have become critically required capabilities, and there are several reasons behind this.
Tags: iss079 | wohler | broadcasters | multiformat signal management | confidence monitoring | Brian Petersson
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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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The intricacies of capturing phase-coherent surround sound
Pieter Schillebeeckx Since its acquisition of SoundField, TSL Professional Products Ltd, a leading manufacturer of surround microphones, audio monitoring, tally and power management solutions for the broadcast industry, routinely field a growing number of questions from the industry regarding the successful capture and final dissemination of 5.1 audio.
Tags: iss077 | tsl | soundfield | 5.1 | surround mix | B-format | multiple microphone placements | SPS200 | capsules | Pieter Schillebeeckx
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Evolving the industry audio monitoring systems
Don Bird With respect to monitoring, particularly for multiplatform content delivery, how can our facility straddle the divide between baseband and file-based signals? The media industry as a whole is moving toward multiplatform content delivery.
Tags: iss077 | audio monitoring | industry | workflow | wohler | wohler technologies | monitoring | loudness | multiplatform media delivery | Don Bird
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Building a live linear streaming channel to reach multiple screens
Jennifer Baisch The market for live and on-demand streaming video has exploded in recent years thanks in part to broadband connections and the proliferation of connected devices. A recent survey by The Diffusion Group showed that some 50 percent of online video viewers watch some form of streaming live video at least once a month.
Tags: iss076 | streaming channel | live | linear | multiple screens | reach | video | online | iStream Planet | Jennifer Baisch
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Live production for multi-platform delivery
Steve Burgess Live event television, whether it is sport or music and entertainment, has always made serious demands of production technology. At Megahertz Broadcast Systems we have been building outside broadcast trucks for some of the worlds most demanding customers, for more than 25 years, so we can perhaps help the conversation by talking about some of our experiences.
Tags: iss075 | live production | multi platform delivery | megahertz broadcast systems | multiple outputs | racetech | Steve Burgess
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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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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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Streaming Part 2
N/A I thought it was about time that I gave you all a little update on some of the kit I have been using and testing of the past few months. So here are a couple of updates for you starting with Matrox MC100
Tags: iss070 | matrox mc100 | blackmagic | matrox microquad | multiviewer | presonus | N/A
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New Solutions for Accelerated and Secure Movement of High-Value Content
N/A For broadcasters and media enterprises of all shapes and sizes, the ability to move critical content rapidly and securely from point A to point B has always been important but its never been so complex and rife with risk as in todays multiformat, multiscreen content delivery environment.
Tags: iss069 | security | multiformat | signiant | N/A
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Automating intelligence across the signal flow
N/A Back when broadcasters maintained small channel lineups, monitoring was a simple task that could be performed cost-effectively by station staff. The manual system-wide monitoring of critical audio and video parameters required dedicated staff all along the broadcast chain, but the investment typically could be justified. However, even with dedicated human monitoring, it still was extremely difficult for a single operator to cope with multiple language tracks, multi-channel audio, and the ever-increasing amounts of technical and operational metadata that tie automated systems together.
Tags: iss067 | snell | hyperion | rollmap | multiviewer | N/A
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What is high-performance data transport and why is it important
N/A High-speed transfer technologies help move the worlds digital assets at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. And now that content-producing organisations and broadcasters are turning to cloud-based infrastructure as well as services for improved efficiency and scalability, the need for high-performance movement of data to and from the cloud is critical.
Tags: aspera | iss055 | data transport | workflow | cloud | multi-format | multi-platform | N/A
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What are the most important opportunities and challenges facing the TV industry today
N/A TV-Bay ask the expert column with Richard Gianattasio, broadcast market solutions manager, Avid
Tags: avid | iss052 | multiplatform | ime | media enterprise | avid professional services | N/A
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A novel approach to delivering radio content
N/A Who does a national broadcaster turn to with 9 TV and radio stations, each with 20hrs of daily programmes and a need to deliver them locally and cross continental... In a media rich world where viewers habits are rapidly changing they need to add another dimension to radio while maintaining the 'spirit' of a radio programme.
Tags: radio | iss051 | multi-camera | network | N/A
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Why do broadcasters need to take an interest in connected TV
N/A With ever-increasing amounts of content available, were heading towards a world where catch-up TV will enable you to access last weeks content as easily as todays.
Tags: iss051 | experts | s and t | strategy and technology | multicast | ip delivery | mheg | youview | iptv | hbbtv | cabletv | connected tv | N/A
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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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TV Bay Questions
N/A TV Bay Questions: Darren Mostyn, Senior Editor & Colourist at Online Creative November 2010
Tags: online creative | colourist | blackmagic design | editor | multibridge eclipse | davinci | iss048 | N/A
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OLED question and answer
N/A OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. OLEDs are relatively simple in structure, made up of an electrically active organic material sandwiched between an anode (a electron-releasing electrode) and a cathode (an electron-receiving electrode).................
Tags: oled | iss043 | tvlogic | lcd | led | contrast ratio | video monitoring | digital signage | multiviewer | N/A
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Does one size fits all
N/A One size fits all ¦¦. or does it? By Lan Merrill, Vice President of Engineering, Compix Media
Tags: compix media | cg | character generator | vision mixer | multi-channel video server | audio mixer | cg graphics | graphics | iss041 | N/A
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Modern Test Techniques for Digital Audio Broadcast Systems
N/A The move to digital systems in broadcast audio means that engineers and systems integrators have had to evolve new means of testing equipment. Simon Woollard, Applications Engineer for audio test and measurement manufacturer Prism Sound, discusses some of the issues faced by todays broadcast engineers.
Tags: audio | iss039 | test equipment | aes | prismsound | multi-tone testing | jitter | bit activity | N/A
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A Guide to Testing IPTV: Technologies and Challenges Part 4
N/A In Parts 1-3 we introduced IPTV as an emerging broadcast technology, and discussed some of the technical challenges involved in successful delivery of IPTV services. We saw how the complexity of IPTV networks and the trade-offs in technology types can provide further challenges in delivering high QoS and QoE in IPTV delivery. In this part we will begin to explore how to test IPTV systems
Tags: iptv | tektronix | iss034 | iptv network | test and measurement | ip pathway | multi-layer monitoring | N/A
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Eye to eye Picture displays and multiviewers 2009
N/A The transition from cathode-ray tubes to flat-panel display devices for broadcast picture monitoring was a long time coming but is now almost complete.
Tags: iss032 | crt | monitors | multiviewers | miranda | redbyte | samsung | vista | jvc | barco | mp3 | N/A
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Modern multiviewers
N/A The monitoring of multiple video sources has been simplified and costs greatly reduced by the use of multiviewers. These make use of two principle technologies: large high-resolution video screens and the real-time resizing of video.
Tags: iss032 | for-a | multiviewers | monitors | mv-1600hs | hvs-300hs | video control room | MCR | studio gallery | ob | outside broadcast | N/A
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Ancillary Data Monitoring in Multiviewers
N/A The broadcast environment has gone through enormous change over the last decade, creating challenges in the management, storage and broadcast of material. Factors contributing to these challenges include the increase in the number of channels with the move to digital, the introduction of various aspect ratio and video standards with the transition to HD, and the necessary evolution from tape to file-based workflows.
Tags: iss032 | harris | multiviewer | data monitoring | aspect ration | N/A
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How to choose a broadcast display
N/A 10 years ago, buying a CRT monitor was simply a case of buying the latest version of your facilities favourite brand in either Grade I or II. The advent of the LCD, HD and the demise of the CRT means we have now to try and decipher all the marketing jargon to work out which display best fits our needs.
Tags: iss032 | monitor | display | lcd | crt | ebu tech 3320 | rec 709 | multiviewer | N/A
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How The SADiE LRX2 Is Making Location Multitrack Recording A Doddle
N/A Nearly twenty years ago I saw one of the first SADiE Digital Audio Workstations, which were just starting to make their mark as the first cost effective computer sound editor. I was so impressed with the concept that I immediately wanted one, even though I had no professional use for it whatsoever
Tags: iss026 | tacet | hire | sound recordist | sadie | lrx2 | multitrack recording. | N/A
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