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The Transition to a full end to end IP video solution
Brian Olson Most video professionals will agree that the future is IP. The question is, when and how do they make this transition? With manufacturers just introducing new IP products, many people are observing and waiting. However, the reality is that the move to IP is already rapidly taking place and is more transformational than the move from analogue to digital, SD to HD, or HD to UHD/HDR. IP will change the way that people interact with video, making it more flexible, more accessible, more scalable and will provide more opportunities for content delivery
Tags: iss128 | newtek | ptz | ip | uhd | streamstar | xsplit | vmix | ndi | Brian Olson
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IP Prompting
Jon Hilton# The potential nirvana of interoperable IT, Telecommunications and Broadcast convergent technology definitely felt a lot closer at this years IBC with the launch of many, many broadcast IP ready devices, workflow and solutions. While the big ticket camera and live production infrastructures dominated the headlines there were a number of smaller but equally important IP workflows that were launched which are fundamental to successful, professional TV production and this includes the often forgotten world of TV Prompting
Tags: iss128 | portaprompt | ip | prompting | ippg | windigi | Jon Hilton#
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Smarter Branding
James Gilbert The past decade of multi-channel digital broadcasting has created a paradox. The addition of OTT, VoD and other online services only serves to add to it.
Tags: iss121 | branding | graphics | pixel power | James Gilbert
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NAB Review
Duncan Payne As I emerge from the customary post-NAB haze and try to formulate a coherent analysis of the 2016 show, perhaps the most striking realisation is that despite pacing the halls for four long days, I barely scratched the surface. The scale of the event, much like Las Vegas itself, is simply extraordinary, with over 100,000 attendees and nearly 1900 exhibitors. Right from the first morning of the show, my social media feeds have been full of reviews of amazing products and technical advancements, many of which I just didnt get time to see.  Here, however, are some highlights of the things I did manage to get to.
Tags: iss113 | NAB 2016 | Las Vegas | Black Solo | Kahuna | C-Cast | ObjectMatrix | Nexis | Matrixstore | XStream | Alexa 65 | XT | SXT | Varicam LT | Dual Iso | PTZ | HDC-4800 | PXW-Z450 | HDC-4300 | L10 | L20 | L30 | C300 | Canon | CN18-80 4K | ENG style 4k | NDI | Duncan Payne
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When the going gets tough
KitPlus From the monsoonal rainforests of Papua New Guinea to the frozen Antarctic wastes , Peli cases perform in all conditions as Producer/Director and Cameraman, Alexis Girardet explains...
Tags: iss100 | tough | extreme | filming | freezing conditions | peli cases | temperature | equipment | KitPlus
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Post Production gear guide - what new products to watch out for in 2015
Beth Zarkhosh With 2015 now upon us what better way to start by being in the know with all the latest gear for video editing? We all know the editing process can be a stressful one, so having the right equipment and being organised will help you to become more productive this year.
Tags: iss097 | post production | guide | 8k | ultra hd | monitor | thunderbolt | d2 | standing desk | backlit editing keyboard | panasonic | hxa500 | Beth Zarkhosh
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Alister Champman This month Alister Chapman chooses his 6 essentials for winter shooting
Tags: iss096 | alister chapman | winter | shooting | camera | cold | conditions | Alister Champman
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The Power of the Rebrand
[author] Peter Savage talks about the pros and cons of rebranding
Tags: iss093 | Azule | rebranding | [author]
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Audio over IP: A more flexible distribution landscape
Werner Drews
Broadcasters see IP as a way of achieving a number of goals, and of developing a far more flexible way of operating.
Tags: iss089 | 2wcom | IP | Audio production | Aundio distribution | Werner Drews
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Cellular bonding now and going forward
Ronen Artman 2013 has seen the possibilities of LiveUs cellular bonding technology recognised more widely than ever before. LiveU backpacks and other portable devices have been a frequent sight in every major news, entertainment and sporting event.
Tags: iss081 | liveu | cellular bonding | backpack | news | eng | going forward | Ronen Artman
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Leading-edge cellular bonding technologies smooth the way for global news teams
Bogdan Frusina On February 11, Catholics all over the world were stunned when Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation an event that is unprecedented in modern history. In response, global news organizations went into scramble mode to secure budget and deploy resources to cover one of the highest-profile breaking news stories of 2013.
Tags: iss076 | catholic | pope | resignation | live broadcast | streaming | vatican | dejero | cellular bonding | global news | coverage | Bogdan Frusina
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Delivering in all conditions with a Petrol Bags raincover
Raymond Burns Autumn in the Czech Republic is damp and foggy, and the higher the altitude, the more piercing and rainy the climate becomes. At an old, remote mill 40 km (25 miles) away from Prague, sludge and mud are everywhere while moisture penetrates the bones. These are the filming conditions on the main set of the psychological thriller Cold Sunday.
Tags: iss076 | petrol bags | rain cover | cold sunday | all conditions | review | rain | resistant | cover | waterproof | camera protection | Raymond Burns
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Photon Beard shines bright in South India
Peter Daffarn On 23 January 2013, the highly anticipated Mathrubhumi News Channel, part of a 24-hour Malayalam-language cable television network based in Trivandrum, capital city of the state of Kerala on the southwest coast of India, was officially launched. Also launched that day was India’s first wirelessly controlled studio lighting/dimming system, all provided by Photon Beard.
Tags: iss074 | photon beard | peter daffarn | south india | tv studio | lighting | highlight | wireless control | dmx | zero 88 | solution xl | led | IGBT dimmers | wi-light | Peter Daffarn
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Issues facing broadcasters of outdoor sporting events
N/A One of the major issues facing Broadcasters using temporary structures for major sporting events is keeping the studios cool and quiet enough for presenters to work comfortably and effectively under the host of lights. Keeping cool often involved the use of air conditioning which historically would be turned off when filming. However this need not be the case.
Tags: iss068 | silentair | ari conditioning | cool | N/A
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Beaten by branding
N/A I should say right at the start that I very much like Pixel Powers James Gilbert. He is charming company, an excellent engineer and a good judge of wine. Yet, for all these admirable qualities, I hold him personally responsible for one of the greatest evils of modern society.
Tags: iss067 | pixel power | branding | james gilbert | squeezeback | advertising | miranda | michel proulx | N/A
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Crowd funding
N/A Peter Savage marvels at the power of the Internet to bring low cost documentary films to market and, inevitably, has an idea for one of his own
Tags: iss064 | finance | azule | crowd funding | N/A
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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.
Tags: youtube | advision | holdan | iss052 | ob | Grass Valley Indigo | EDIUS | XDCAM HD | Digi-beta | QuickTime | WMV | DV | AVCHD | Kieron Seth#
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Neither a borrower nor a lender be....
N/A Peter Savage unravels the reasons why it is so hard for small businesses to borrow money
Tags: iss050 | finacne | business | azule | lending | borrowing | sme | N/A
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The 2010 spending review cutting into the future of our industry
N/A Our industry can survive the governments cuts provided we stand-up and speak for ourselves, says Peter Savage.
Tags: finance | spending | finance | cuts | iss047 | azule | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Storage and archiving
N/A In 1986 or thereabouts, I visited the London headquarters of a stripling company named Lightworks which had developed an innovative and relatively low-cost video editor based around a 1 gigabyte hard-disk drive. The drive was the size of a standard British housebrick and, bought in at £1,000, was considered mightily good value..............
Tags: storage | archive | lightworks | iss045 | fujifilm | hitachi | iomega | sandisk | seagate | sony | toshiba | nec | N/A
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How to create and brand a live TV experience online
N/A Late last year, Pixel Power worked closely with the Perform Group to brand the first ever live England football match online, a landmark event. Before we discuss that in detail, there is a wider question to answer: what do we mean by branding?
Tags: pixel power | branding | iss042 | character generator | cg | graphics | football | snooker | darts | vod | N/A
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3D Movie Making: Stereoscopic Digital Cinema from Script to Screen
N/A Bernard Mendiburu's book came to my attention during a phone conversation following Hamlet's 3D test-and-measurement demonstration at IBC.
Tags: 3d book review | 3d movie making book review | iss034 | bernard mendiburu | N/A
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The SxS vs MxT Debate
N/A We are all probably already tired of hearing the phrase cutting costs but the reality is that ways have to be continuously found to reduce our production costs in order to stay competitive. The question is are some savings a false economy or are they really worth it?
Tags: Hireacamera | iss027 | sxs | mxt | xdcam | memory card | sxs pro card | phu-60k | ex1 | ex3 | sandisk | N/A
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