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TV Futures
Jane Lawrence When I was younger my dad used to encourage me to be a Jack of all trades and a master of none. One of those clich© things parents hand down to their children. However, as I have grown and gone through different stages of education I have found this little piece of wisdom has followed me. Don't get me wrong, being amazing at one thing is a great skill to have, but for me having a good understanding of everything is also vital.
Tags: iss126 | tvfutures | ccitv | portsmouth | preditors | Jane Lawrence
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IP-Based Intercom Solutions
Jon Ridel The broadcast market has experienced a huge change over the last decades, resulting in the need for larger and larger intercom systems. As the demands of broadcasters have grown, the central factor for manufacturers keeping up with demand has been IP. A company at the forefront of this development is RTS. In the new millennium, the company has established its IP-based intercom solutions based on OMNEO media networking architecture.
Tags: iss125 | omneo | rts | roameo | intercom | IP | Jon Ridel
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Can university really set you up?
Jess Sutton When deciding what career you want to go into and which University to go to, there are so many questions that go through your head. I know when I first started considering University, my grades just weren't good enough. I knew which undergraduate course I wanted to do, but I still had a way to go.
Tags: iss125 | university | portsmouth | Jess Sutton
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Designing the correct workflow
Harry Smith Last year I took a year-long placement as a video editing support technician. The role exposed me to the common issues that students run into when editing their projects, and I developed an understanding as to why they might struggle understanding the complexities of video workflow.
Tags: iss124 | portsmouth | tvfutures | ccitv | post production | Harry Smith
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Being a Content Creator
Josh Round When I began the Television and Broadcasting course at the University of Portsmouth, I had my mind dead-set on what I wanted to do in the world of television. More than anything, I wanted to work for Children's BBC, ideally as a presenter, and as I come towards the end of my second year, I am still very much in pursuit of this dream.
Tags: iss123 | citv | portsmouth uni | student | Josh Round
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The Future of Bournemouth Air Festival
Georgia Tolley For the past two years I have had the opportunity to present live at the Bournemouth Air Festival (BAF), which, as a Television & Broadcasting student from the University of Portsmouth, was a fantastic way to see first-hand how an outside broadcast works...whilst getting paid!
Tags: iss122 | portsmouth uni | citv | baf | bournemouth air festival | Georgia Tolley
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Outside the fixed curriculum
Emma Benson If you're wondering whether or not to do some extracurricular work outside of your timetabled course, the answer should always be yes. The more you further your experience and skills the brighter your future will look
Tags: iss121 | citv | portsmouth university | student | Emma Benson
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Radio cameras bring a live broadcast to life
Tony Valentino Radio cameras bring a live broadcast to life - especially news, sports and studio shows - by their ability to roam around and move in closer to a subject. They capture a more natural spectator's view than a camera that is fixed at one point, and usually get the most intimate shots and the most exciting angles in a production. Today they are indispensable for covering large outdoor events - but if they have a weakness, it is probably the antenna.
Tags: iss120 | bsi | radio camera | ref-cam | wireless | sports | Tony Valentino
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TVFutures - The Battle of the Flowers
Alex Watson Studying on the BSc Television and Broadcasting course at the University of Portsmouth had given me some experience working as a camera operator, but this summer I had the chance to put what I'd learned over the last two years into practice.
Tags: iss118 | cci-tv | portsmouth university | tvfutures | student | Alex Watson
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Documentary filmmaking - Protecting the past
Charlie Watts If you wanted my opinion on what I thought was the most rewarding media making pursuit, I'd have to single out documentary filmmaking. All media making can be very demanding, and each genre has its own particular issues that make it what it is, but almost nothing is certain about documentary which is why I find it so exciting. The idea could be inspirational, but the shoot might be flawed and not yield the required depth. Perhaps the idea and the shoot go brilliantly, but in the edit the real story gets lost. The latter suggestion contains the key ingredient - story. All media making is reliant on a good story, and knowing what makes a good story is something all teachers are keen to convey.
Tags: iss117 | mary rose | portsmouth | ccitv | tvfutures | Charlie Watts
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All about industry placements - tv futures
Eliana Lee Gibbons Eliana Lee-Gibbons, Industry Liaison Manager in the Creative and Cultural Industries Faculty at the University of Portsmouth, describes her experiences in setting up placements and short-term internships in the Creative Industries to help students gain relevant work-experience. www.port.ac.uk/creativecareers
Tags: iss116 | creative careers | placements | university | ccitv | portsmouth | Eliana Lee Gibbons
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Seeing things with a 360 viewpoint
Michael Parsons One of the benefits of working in teaching support is you often get opportunities to explore and experiment with lots of new kit that has been purchased for teaching or research. I have spent the past couple of years supporting the activities that take place within the Creative and Cultural Industries TV Studios (CCI TV for short) at the University of Portsmouth, and I assist in all kinds of areas such as live video production, video editing and outside broadcasting. Aside from sharpening my own skills I also get to help others learn and develop as well.
Tags: iss115 | tvfutures | portsmouth uni | ccitv | 360 | vr | Michael Parsons
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TVFutures looking back at the class of 2015
Charlie Watts In a review of the academic year, KitPlus looks back over all of the contributions from students (and staff) and asks for one last comment 'with an eye to the future'
Tags: iss114 | university | portsmouth | citv | education | training | Charlie Watts
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TV Futures - Streaming
Danielle Wiltshire Hello I'm Danielle Wiltshire and I am currently in my final year at the University of Portsmouth studying on the specialist course BSc Television and Broadcasting. One of the things I love about my course is that the academics involved are always striving to be ahead of the curve with teaching, and they care greatly about what aspects of industry practice need to be in the curriculum. For example, IP is now regarded as one of the serious futures of broadcasting, I got the opportunity to set-up a proper outside broadcast as part of my final year project.
Tags: iss111 | portsmouth | cci tv | streaming | news spotter | twitch | Danielle Wiltshire
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TV Futures
Lloyd Ashton University radio is a great starting platform- hearing something being broadcast that started out as a few ideas in a notebook is quite incredible. My name is Lloyd Ashton and I'm currently a third year Television and Broadcasting student at the University of Portsmouth. Over the past three years, I have been introduced to many modes of broadcasting, yet it's radio that has left an everlasting impression.
Tags: iss110 | students | tvfutures | ccitv | portsmouth | university | education | training | Lloyd Ashton
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Media acquisition and Archive Workflow
Ryan Jenkins Hello, I am Ryan Jenkins, a third year student at the University of Portsmouth and as part of my final year on the BSc Television and Broadcasting course, I am the Post Production manager for all television teams making live programmes, something we specialise in. My role has thus far seen me design a workflow that involves archiving footage from our made VTs, and then storing them for future use for cutaways and other archival reasons. Here is a little of something that I have learnt in my attempt to create a fully operable archive system - I hope it will improve how we work.
Tags: iss109 | portsmouth | tvfutures | students | university | training | Ryan Jenkins
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Riding the TV Marketing and Social Media Wave
Portsmouth University Television is something that has always interested me. My name is Safiya Pomell and my journey into the industry started in 2012 when I joined a specialist school on the broadcasting strand at the age of 15. Being apart of Television and Broadcasting at the University of Portsmouth has really helped me improve on my skills, from my general work ethic to knowledge and professionalism.
Tags: iss108 | portsmouth | students | tvfutures | ccitv | Portsmouth University
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UHD HDR HFR WCG Made for each other, or too much too soon
Bruce Devlin The majority of LCD screens rolling out of the huge factories are now 4K-ready. They have a lot of pixels, and were not going to be chopping them up with a hacksaw to make small screens in a hurry. Even cheap mobile phones have more pixels than the big TV set that hangs on the wall of the front room in my house. Given there are almost no 4K consumer services out there, do we really need High Dynamic Range (HDR), High Frame Rate (HFR) and Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)? At the risk of being opinionated, I say yes!
Tags: iss108 | bruces shorts | dalet | uhd | hdr | hfr | wcg | Bruce Devlin
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TVFutures:Student pitch
Alex Watson Studying at university is so much more these days than just turn up to lectures, hand in assignments and get a degree, and at the end of my first year studying for a BSc in Television and Broadcasting at the University of Portsmouth, I had the opportunity to attain my Avid Media Composer User Certification.
Tags: iss107 | university of portsmouth | avid media composer | bbc | itv | work experience | placement | student | Alex Watson
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TVFutures: Student pitch
Emma Cox Student Pitch - Our second article pitch comes from Emma Cox, third year student studying BSc Television and Broadcasting at the University of Portsmouth. Personally I think this months KitPlus theme of acquisition is a tricky one for students to write about, but Emmas approach displayed real insight, and it also dared to be different.
Tags: iss106 | student pitch | #TVFUTURES | university of portsmouth | network planning | BSkyB | Emma Cox
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CLASS - Why ingest to the Cloud?
Matthieu Fasani With Cloud storage becoming cheaper and the data transfer to services such as Amazon S3 storage being free of charge, there are numerous reasons why ingesting to the Cloud should be part of any media organizations workflow. So, stop trying to calculate how much storage your organization consumes by day, month or year, or whether you need a NAS, a SAN or a Grid, and find out why Cloud could be just what your organization needs.
Tags: iss105 | cloud | bruce devlin | bruce shorts | disaster recovery | sharing | content | dalet academy | Matthieu Fasani
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No broadcast without flawless communication
KitPlus Reliable and fail-safe communications for the broadcast of live events are more important than ever. On site, broadcasters only have one chance to grab the perfect image for the viewer with time being a crucial factor. The larger the event, the more viewers it reaches and the higher the risk that something could go wrong. As a consequence, reliable, non-blocking, high-performance communication between all participants is essential. In broadcasting, nothing can happen unless everyone can talk and communicate with each other, explains Nico Lewis, Senior Sales Manager RTS Intercoms. That is why high profile live events such as Wimbledon, the Winter Games or the Superbowl rely on RTS intercom systems to provide communication in their broadcasting OB trucks.
Tags: iss105 | rts | communication | broadcast | live events | intercoms | KitPlus
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TVFutures: Student pitch
Jonathan Quinn Its that time of the year again to welcome the next selection of students who will are willing to share their experiences and adventures to our readership. However, as KitPlus continues to evolve, so does our approach to features and articles, and we tackle TVFutures with a slightly different slant this time around.
Tags: iss105 | #TVFUTURES | student | university of portsmouth | broadcasting | equipment | studio | camera | Jonathan Quinn
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Streaming graduation
Charlie Watts Graduation is a big deal for students, families and for the degree awarding institutions, and so it has been this way in Portsmouth since 1995. Now twenty years later it should come as no surprise that the University of Portsmouth has elevated the Graduation Ceremony Broadcasting Operation into something so organised that it runs like a refined and well oiled Swiss watch.
Tags: iss104 | live | streaming | graduation | university | portsmouth | broadcating | screen | web | Charlie Watts
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Cue Dick Barton Music
Charlie Watts SOUND... CAMERA...Live Stream Activated...ACTION! RUN VT: This time last year the University of Portsmouth course team and students of BSc Television and Broadcasting were recovering from a mammoth charity fundraising 24 hour broadcast. In hindsight this event helped to convey what the course was capable of, and it created an unforgettable milestone moment.
Tags: iss103 | students | university of portsmouth | studio | kit | learning | skills | Charlie Watts
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CLASS - LEAN Mean Versioning Machine
Bruce Devlin Today, there are numerous ways to access and consume media, be it through UHDTVs, smartphones, tablets or other screens, devices or services. Because there are so many outlets and even more bytes of information as a result, content owners and broadcasters are working incessantly to deliver top-quality content at record speeds. By reversioning, repackaging and repurposing media, they are able to meet and stay ahead of consumer demands.
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Callum O Leary I made it! So here we are, the last feature to write for Kit Plus and the end of my time as a BSc (Hons) Television and Broadcasting student at the University of Portsmouth. I remember my first year at the University fondly. Lecturers and students told me that it would fly by and however cliched it sounds...it has.
Tags: iss102 | university of portsmouth | creative and cultural industries | ccitv | Callum O Leary
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Every election counts
Charlie Watts Let me set the scene. In September 2014 we were contacted by ITV Meridian News and asked if we would be interested in helping film declarations from the Hampshire and Sussex constituencies. It was just before the start of the new academic year, and we figured, sure, that's months away, why not! And so begun the slow build up to what we believe was a U.K first, with Meridian arranging to work with HE institutions in the South of the country to gather a wider and more comprehensive recording of election counts.
Tags: iss102 | election | university of portsmouth | coverage | news | polictial | local news | Charlie Watts
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Callum O Leary When I first introduced myself back in September, I had just begun my final year project and it was all very early days. I cannot stress how scary the prospect of a final year project is, and it is most certainly a mountain that needs to be climbed.
Tags: iss101 | tvfutures | students | cci tv | university of portsmouth | studio | Callum O Leary
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Dylan Ellcome The end of my third year of BSc Television and Broadcasting at the University of Portsmouth is drawing closer, meaning the end of my time at University. Several deadlines have come and gone, and my CCI management of Script Editing has slowed down. But I still can't comprehend this ending, as there is still much to do with several big deadlines left including my Documentary. But looming above it all is as always has been my Final year project.
Tags: iss100 | tvfutures | cci tv | university of portsmouth | studio | industry | news | student | Dylan Ellcome
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Sky takes sports to the limit
KitPlus Sky, Europe's leading entertainment company with more than 20 million customers across five countries, is renowned for being one of the world's top sports broadcasters. From the massively popular Premier League, to a raft of other sports rights including rugby, cricket and darts, Sky provides sports fans with an unrivalled offering.
Tags: iss099 | red giant | sky | sports | sky production services | editor | suite | KitPlus
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Simon Bull Sport's television is a multi-billion dollar industry that draws millions upon millions of viewers to a gigantic range of sports programming. Many of the most watched television events have been sports broadcasts, the Olympics, the World Cup, and the Super Bowl to name a few.
Tags: iss099 | tablet | studio | CCI TV | televesion | broadcasting | University Portsmouth | Simon Bull
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Ask the experts: Streaming
Motty Lentzitzky In today's multiscreen world, pay-TV operators are managing their customers' video streaming experience on an ever-increasing number of devices, including TVs, PCs, smartphones, and tablets. To compound this issue, viewer expectations have changed dramatically in recent years. During this Q&A session, Motty Lentzitzky, CEO of Comigo, explores the current streaming landscape, taking a close look at viewer demands, the challenges facing operators, and how operators can successfully navigate this rapidly changing and very competitive environment.
Tags: iss099 | streaming | pay-TV | content | comigo | ask the experts | Motty Lentzitzky
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Raechelle Jackson The penultimate term studying Television and Broadcasting is a time to reflect upon my journey as a CCI TV manager thus far and look to the future. And as graduation starts to inch ever closer, I am now pondering the opportunities that lie ahead of me. When I think back to what I knew as I walked through the doors of the University, I can feel quite proud of how far I've come. I am much more aware of my strengths and what it takes to produce good broadcast quality television. I can't get too ahead of myself just yet however, as I still have plenty to do in my final year before I say goodbye to my student life and begin my journey exploring graduate jobs and taking that scary, exciting step into the world of employment.
Tags: iss098 | tablet | studio | CCI TV | televesion | broadcasting | University Portsmouth | Raechelle Jackson
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Ask the experts: Batteries
Kieran Foster With Kieran Foster, Vice Presidentproduct management, mobilepower solutions and lighting,Anton/Bauer and Litepanels
Tags: iss098 | ask the experts | batteries | anton bauer | litepanels | dionic | environmental impact | Kieran Foster
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Callum O Leary Let's be honest here, most students today are very engaged with social media, why wouldn't they be? In the past few years, social media has developed hugely; not just as something you use as a pastime on your desktop or laptop, but a multi-million pound business. It's where the people are. And where the people are is where the advertisers follow. Television has embraced social media as an area where users can interact, take part in competitions and so much more- and almost anything else goes.
Tags: iss097 | tvfutures | student | career | social media | university of portsmouth | cci | Callum O Leary
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Dylan Ellcome Dylan Ellcome gives you his student experience this month
Tags: iss096 | dylan ellcome | cci tv | portsmouth university | student | creative and cultural industries | televesion broadcasting | Dylan Ellcome
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BAH! Humbug
Dick Hobbs. Yes, its that time of year again. When, if you are a commercial broadcaster, you start coining it in with the Christmas commercials.
Tags: iss096 | dick hobbs | christmas | adverts | sainsburys | aldi | tesco | john lewis | Dick Hobbs.
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Simon Bull Since introducing myself to Kitplus readers inthe tv-bay Magazine back in September its fairto say that now, things are in full swing.
Tags: iss095 | TVFUTURES | simon bull | portsmouth university | cci tv | creative and cultural industries | Simon Bull
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Capture and Produce
Will Strauss# News analysis with Will Strauss
Tags: iss094 | Capture | Produce | Riedel | RTS | Autoscript | Portapromt | Picture Canning North | IO Industries | Sony | Gearhouse | Codex Digital | Trilogy | Atomos | Cinedeck | Adorama | Octica | AJA | Ianiro | Litepanels | Rotolight | Live U | Sennheiser | HHB | For A | Will Strauss#
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Raechelle Jackson CCI Manager, Raechelle Jackson talks about her new role on the student TV chanel and the pressures of her third year at Portsmouth Uni
Tags: iss094 | #TVFutures | Education | Portsmouth University | CCI | Raechelle Jackson
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N/A Meet the four third year Portsmouth Uni students who will be managing the Creative and Cultural Industries TV channel
Tags: iss093 | #TvFutures | Education | Portsmouth Uni | CCI | Raechelle Jackson | Dylan Ellcome | Callum OLeary | Simon Bull | N/A
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An editors perspective
Larry Jordan# Larry Jordan gives and editors persepective of Chroma-key
Tags: iss092 | Experts | chroma key | Larry Jordan#
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Making the invisible visible
Charlie Watts The new University of Portsmouth CCI TV studio
Tags: iss092 | Education | Portsmouth University | Charlie Watts
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The Challenges of streaming media
Larry Jordan# Ask the experts with Larry Jordan
Tags: iss091 | Steaming Media | Ask the experts | Larry Jordan#
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Ask the Experts
Matthew Rehrer Storage and Archive
Tags: iss090 | harmonic | ask the experts | storage | archive | Matthew Rehrer
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RTS Thames Valley NAB 2014 Review
Simon Tillyer This annual get together features a panel of guests, chaired by Dick Hobbs discussing their experiences and thoughts of NAB.
Tags: iss090 | NAB | RTS | Review | Simon Tillyer
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Game Set Match
Nico Lewis Nico Lewis and Jon Ridel explain why its game set and match for intercoms
Tags: iss089 | RTS | Superbowl | Wimbledon | Sochi | broadcast communication | Nico Lewis
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Ask the Experts with IABM
Peter White Peter White answers questions on the technology of 2014
Tags: iss087 | IABM | Ask the Experts | Technology | 2014 | 4K | Peter White
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Covering the Winter Games for Broadcast
Mel Noonan This was written a few days before the opening ceremony so news arriving from the front line is of last minute angst for some of the tech teams who go out and perform daily miracles in such unuser-friendly locations year after year. Camera platforms erected in the wrong place, cables lost under a recent snowfall, cables eventually found but now destroyed by an avalanche...you know the kind of thing. All this and more just in the last few days. There needs to be medals for the tech teams.
Tags: iss086 | Mel Noonan | Polecam | Steffan Hewitt | Camera Corps | Technology and Production Centre | ANO Sports Broafcasting | Winter Olympics | Winter Paralympics | NAB 2014 | Polecam mounted LMC Antelope Pico high speed camera | RED | Mel Noonan
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