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New editing essentials
N/A I like to think of myself as a bit of a pioneer at the frontier of the new age of HD Digital Cinematography. Investigating the best of the new technology available to our industry and evaluating its possible impact.
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Lightworks Editing
N/A It is said that Variety is the Spice of Life and the Lightworks Editing systems have been very spicey recently.
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IBC top visitor tips
N/A From flower bulbs to North Sea ferries, here are some top tips from the people in the know¦!
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The largest fibre and Ethernet video SAN network in the world
N/A Out of the Ashes of the old Anglian TV studios EPIC has risen like a phoenix to become not only a major broadcasting hub in Norfolk but to rival traditional studios throughout Europe.
Tags: Video Rescue | norfolk county council | epic | tv studio | hd workflow | iss023 | san | fibre | ethernet | N/A
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Lights, Camera, Makohead Action
N/A Lights, Camera, Makohead Action How the Makohead stabiliser, only available from BPS UK Ltd, helps film makers keep a steady horizon
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London to Capetown, by bike Part 3
N/A Continuing Franks journey through Africa¦.. Franks has travelled through Europe and into Africa on his journey and we pick it up in this final leg heading for the capital of Congo, Brazzaville.
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When trouble looms phoenix your company
N/A Peter Savage looks at what happens when a business runs into trouble and asks whether government rescue packages available only to some should be allowed
Tags: iss022 | finance | business | azule | bank of england | phoenix | N/A
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Virtual Studios
N/A Traditionally virtual studios have been extremely expensive to equip due to the amount of technology required just to make the studio work.
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Marshall masters LCD
N/A Marshall Electronics has made huge strides in the LCD picture monitor market, with a practical package that fits with many of todays applications and circumstances.
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Virtual Sets
N/A When I first started approaching people in the UK with Brainstorms Virtual Studio software I was surprised to have them shake their heads vigorously and explain that virtual studio systems were far too expensive and too difficult to set up and run Coupled with that was the lack of realism and whos using them?
Tags: Brainstorm | 3D | Graphics | iss022 | virtual studio | software | rendering Hardware | Chromakey | Vision Mixer | camera tracking system | N/A
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Virtual sets come of age
N/A Virtual studios (VS) have experienced a roller coaster ride of popularity through their short life
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London to Capetown, by bike Part 2
N/A Continuing Franks journey after leaving Nigeria¦..
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Back in the days before microprocessors
N/A Back in the days before microprocessors, Character Generators were members of the Graphics Department armed with sheets of Letraset and cardboard.
Tags: character generator | aston | caption puller | iss022 | graphics | captions | subtitling | aston 4 | N/A
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Getting the best out of your LCD
N/A Many people who use CRT picture monitors have found the introduction of LCD displays disappointing.
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Monitor Colour Calibration
N/A With the growing acceptance of LCD displays for high end picture monitoring it has become increasingly important that users can be assured that they are working to a known standard.
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Screen and Music Travel
N/A Tv-bay caught up with Colin Doran from Screen and Music Travel to chat over the options in regard to travelling and staying at IBC.
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Aston 7 your lucky number for Sports Graphics
N/A Aston Broadcast has been supplying CG products for long enough to know that the world of live sports graphics presentation never stands still for long. Programme directors like to push the boundaries on visual effects in order to wow the viewer and to differentiate the presentation from that of rival channels or programmes.
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Stryder TV Brick House Video User Report
N/A Stryder TV is based in Oxfordshire and for decades we have provided both British and International broadcasters with a complete video production services. Our camera crews have operated in 45 countries from the Arctic to the Tropics and we produce anything from web content to beaming live pictures across the world with our satellite truck.
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Everything you ever wanted to know about TV lighting Part 2
N/A In my last article, I talked about some of the basic technical aspects that we need to think about when we start on the lighting trail. Although Id like to move on into lighting proper there are some more techie things that need to be understood if our lit pictures are to be of the highest quality.
Tags: lighting | iss021 | contrast ratio | monitor line-up | camera line-up | light intensity | N/A
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A brief history of television graphics
N/A Thirty years ago, television captions were routinely created by sticking white Letraset characters onto black card. Credit rolls were possible using special devices which used long strips of black material onto which the Letraset was stuck, and which were literally rolled, either by an electric motor but sometimes even by hand.
Tags: pixel power | television graphics | iss021 | graphics | character generator | captions | aston operator | aston ethos | quantel cipher | abekas a72 | N/A
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Chyron interview with tv-bay
N/A Chyrons acquisition of AXIS Graphics, a unique web-based graphics system that has pioneered online graphics production.
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Mixing with the wildlife on Springwatch
N/A As another series of Springwatch draws to a close Id like to share with you an insider view of one of my favourite vision mixing jobs.
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Making the most of a downwardly mobile market
N/A When the economy takes a downward turn you must look for opportunities to succeed, not assume you will fail, explains Peter Savage
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London to Capetown, by bike part 1
N/A South Africans are known for being to the point, so when I was told that I had done the whole thing Arse Backwards I wasnt unduly upset, but I did feel a need to justify the way I had approached this project.
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Selling your business Part 3. Gearing up for sale
N/A In the final article in his series about preparing your business for sale, Peter Savage outlines the strategy that leads to success even in a slowing economy.
Tags: finance | selling your business | azule | strategy | business for sale | iss020 | N/A
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IPTV in 21st Century TV
N/A The radio and television networks born and raised in the last century are a consequence of a medium in which broadcasting is the natural way of working. From one to a fickle many it has been a matter of finding material with mass appeal which has occupied generations of commissioners.
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Fancy a trip from Beijing to Paris in our Landrover?
N/A Thats more or less how it happened, not months of planning or deciding I needed adventure in my life, just Fancy the trip.
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Scriptwriting
N/A Having penned a few scripts in the past it always amazes me 'when a film actor, whether it be a known or an up and coming potential' just seems to utter those mortal words It was such a great script...I just had to do it
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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.
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Everything you ever wanted to know about lighting Part 1
N/A Light levels and Colour Temperature.
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Dont Drink from the Mainstream.
N/A Alternative news organisation, Undercurrents does like a challenge. Born out of frustration in 1993 at the mainstream medias lack of drive in reporting environmental issues, my colleagues and I searched for other outlets............
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Selling your business part 2 of 3
N/A In the second of his series of three articles about preparing your business for sale, Peter Savage explains the ins and outs of valuing businesses.
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Getting up to speed with IPTV
N/A Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) has been gathering pace around the world for the past few years and is major competition to cable and satellite broadcasters.
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tv-bay interviews Malcolm Robinson
N/A Tv-bay Interviews Sony Broadcasts Mr OB Malcolm Robinson.
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Insurance in a muddy field
N/A There can be few subjects which provide a wider insight into life than Insurance. Dont let anyone convince you that it is boring.
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Is it cool to use cool lighting
N/A The term cold lighting is used within the film & TV lighting industry as a generic term for energy efficient, Fluorescent, LED, and Plasma (panel) lighting sources which emit little or no radiant heat.
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Protect your boys toys
N/A In a recent survey it was estimated that there were 70 million mobile phones, in the Uk. More than one phone for every member of the population. This figure is staggering in its self, but then consider the replacement value, which is in excess of £500 billion pounds. Makes your eyes water.
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Selling your business Part 1 of 3
N/A A company is only worth what someone else is prepared to pay.....
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OB HD and budget constraints
N/A E2E explain how the advent of HD and budget constraints has expanded the refurbishment side of the industry.
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CTV OB Truck
N/A Responding to the growing demand for HD broadcasts and with a fleet of already overworked outside broadcast trucks, CTV Outside Broadcasts newest addition to its fleet, OB 9, is a fully-equipped production facility with the latest in High Definition production, mixing and recording equipment.
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Guide to filming in London
N/A Filming in any public place is not always straightforward and the capital is no different. If you work alone or with a crew then there are a number of rules to follow to ensure that you have a trouble free shoot.
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A hidden beauty
N/A The lifestyle of the Wildlife cameraman (and woman) youd have thought, and I was hoping, was all exotic locations and beautiful scenery. Except for me the reality was a murky, water filled quarry during a very cold winter and early spring of 2006- 07.
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Calzaghe Fight with Input Media
N/A Sports production company Input Media faced a series of technical, logistical and creative challenges when they were commissioned by fast rising broadcaster Setanta Sports to cover one of the biggest live Boxing events ever staged in the UK.
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Royalty Free Music Can Save You A Fortune
N/A How important is music to your production? Think of the two notes John Williams used in Jaws to signal danger and to sometimes mislead the audience into believing that a great white shark was lurking in the hidden depths. Music plays such a crucial and powerful role in the visual world to be overlooked at your peril.
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Quality Assurance for Digital Production Workflow
N/A In every industry that Ive had anything to do with the word Quality gets backs up faster than just about anything else. Well, perhaps some parts of the automotive industry are amenable but then they largely invented the concept in the last century.
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Lender of the last resort or good use of your assets
N/A Peter Savage continues his series of articles on setting up in business by looking at the pros and cons of factoring/invoice discounting
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An airport more dangerous than Death Valley
N/A As far as Insurance Companies are concerned, Airports can be a greater risk than some of the loneliest places on the planet.
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The Benefits of Lens Add-ons
N/A Zoom lenses on broadcast and professional video camcorders are wonderful tools for the videographer, allowing quick and easy focal length change. But ultimately, a zoom lens is limited on both the wide and telephoto end of its zoom range.
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One man and his boat
N/A It all started when I decided to build a boat in the garage. A fifteen-foot gaff rigged pocket cruiser to be precise. I searched the Internet for a DVD about boat building for beginners but found nothing. So I rang the boat builder who cut the planks and he agreed that there was nothing out there to be found. I gave it some thought over the next few weeks and made a decision. Id been helping other people make their programmes for more than 20 years; maybe now it was time to make my own.
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The Reflecmedia Chromaflex portable chromakey system
N/A The use of keying a foreground image over a background image to form a composite is an established and widely used technique in film and TV production........
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