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The brave new world of software based production
Boromy Ung In today’s rapidly evolving broadcast industry, the only constant media organizations can truly count on is change — and the need to adapt as rapidly and cost-effectively as possible. One of the biggest agents of change is the IP revolution, driving broadcasters to migrate their operations to all-software solutions running on commodity, IT-based technologies.
Tags: iss134 | chyronhego | graphics | sports | ott | Boromy Ung
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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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Motor Sports - Some Like it Hot
Gordon Capaccio High performance race cars, their drivers, and teams supported by manufacturers participating in a sport for which the combined, visceral thrills and sensations of burning tires, megadecibel roars, pungent racing fuel and throngs of enthusiasts can be difficult to convey, even on the largest big screen television.
Tags: iss124 | motorsport | 3g wireless | imsa | rolex 24 | domo | dtc | prorxd | diversity rf | Gordon Capaccio
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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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Fact from Fiction - IP transport
Bruce Devlin Wandering around the endless corridors of NAB in 2016, you'll hear much more talk of IP transport than in previous years. If you're lucky then you'll see a few GUIs that might show Software Defined Network (SDN) routings or channel allocations. You might see a GUI that shows the flows of essence, grains, packets or other networked "stuff". If you're really eagle eyed then you might even see some hardware. Yes, that's right hardware - remember the metal boxes that we used to have to supply with electricity and the hook up in the days before cloud? I am certain that there is real hardware to be seen out there.
Tags: iss112 | NAB 2016 | IP | IP Transport | SDN | Bruce Devlin
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How to solve a problem like 4k
Peter Savage 2 A lack of standards and content is holding back sales of 4k television sets and, until that situation changes, there is very little the consumer electronics business can do about it, writes Peter Savage
Tags: iss108 | azule | finance | 4k | netflix | bt sport | Peter Savage 2
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Fiber Transport for the future
Lars Hohmann What can handle fibertransport today, centralizedrouting tomorrow,decentralized routingthe day after, and signalprocessing all the time?
Tags: iss101 | fiber transport | centralised routing | signal processing | signal | audio | Lars Hohmann
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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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Outside broadcast gets a breath of fresh air
KitPlus Capturing what's happening remote from the studio has moved beyond the broadcast truck parked street-side.
Tags: iss099 | garland | outside broadcast | bt sport | uplink | transmission | KitPlus
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Dialog-based search accelerates content discovery for anyone with a media library
Drew Lanham If you can't find it, then you can't reuse it. Those are a broadcaster's words to live by as media libraries grow at exponential rates. But the need to find and reuse media assets is not confined to large, traditional broadcasters. Organizations of all types and sizes are finding that the ability to uncover media assets quickly and use them immediately is the key to creating new and compelling programming, fulfilling programming requirements, serving their constituents, and realizing revenue streams. The question is, "How?" The answer is, "phonetic-based dialog search."
Tags: iss097 | nexidia | dialog searching | media library | content discovery | broadcast | sport | advertising | editing | house of worship | Drew Lanham
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Heavy duty LCD Transportation
N/A Over the last few years we have seen the release of hundreds of new plasma LCDs LEDs and now 3D LED with new models from new manufactures being released with what seems like every day. The huge growth in the sector has driven down the cost of production allowing companies to be very creative in how and which way to use the screens.
Tags: storage | plasma transportation | oakleigh cases | lcds | leds | 3d led case | N/A
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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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Taming the Thames for Boat Race coverage
Presteigne Charter

Each April teams representing the two oldest universities in England, Oxford and Cambridge, meet on the Thames for one of the toughest challenges in rowing

Tags: iss089 | boat race | oxford | cambridge | thames | BBC Sport | Presteigne Charter
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Centralised tapeless workflow at BT sport studios
Steve Montgomery Steve Montgomery investigates the highly flexible and effective tapeless workflow within BT Sports new broadcast complex.
Tags: iss088 | BT sport | tapeless workflow | Steve Montgomery
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Dick Hobbs reaches for the remote
Dick Hobbs. Dick talks about the BBC's remote production and coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics
Tags: iss087 | BBC | BBC Sport | Sochi | Winter Olympics | Trolley | Remote Production | Dick Hobbs.
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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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Live and behind the scenes with lEquipe
KitPlus L'Equipe is a nationwide daily French newspaper devoted to the world of sports. It has a significant online presence, including a popular weekly live web series.
Tags: iss084 | lequipe | french | newspaper | station | sports | online | web series | live | blackmagic | streaming | behind the scenes | KitPlus
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Moving into the IP based 4K UDTV camp
Chuck Meyer There appear to be two parallel trains of inertia currently taking place in broadcast, one of course being the onset of 4K UDTV, the other being the transition to an IP-based content transport infrastructure.
Tags: iss084 | miranda | 4K | UDTV | tv | broadcast | ip | ip based | transport | infastructure | Chuck Meyer
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High speed camera system technology
Steve Cotterill Say you want to enhance your live TV coverage of a sporting event with slow motion. For some time now, the only alternative to standard 25fps based replays would have been replays from supermotion 75fps cameras manufactured by Sony or Philips.
Tags: iss081 | high speed | imovix | editec | x10 | ibc | sports | camera | system | technology | slow motion | super | Steve Cotterill
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Sportsnet stays ahead of the game with Quantel
Roger Thornton Over the last 15 years, Sportsnet has risen to become one of Canadas leading sports media operations. The Sportsnet and Sportsnet One TV channels are complemented by Sportsnet Radio, Sportsnet Magazine and its premium international sports channel, Sportsnet World.
Tags: iss081 | quantel | sq | editing | live sports | sportsnet | radio | magazine | editing | content | management | case study | Roger Thornton
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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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TV-BAY: Ask the Experts
N/A Studio Technologies responds to typical booth visitor questions at NAB and IBC By: Gordon Kapes, president, Studio Technologies Studio Technologies, the manufacturer of tailored, high-performance video, audio and fiber optic products for the professional audio and broadcast markets, has been building equipment to address the production needs of broadcast professionals for over 30 years. The following is a compilation of questions posed by visitors to the Studio Technologies booth at major trade shows.
Tags: iss069 | studio technologies | sdi-over-fibre | transport | fibre optic | N/A
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Will 2012 be remembered as the first year of complete digital sport?
N/A The BBC claims that London 2012 will be the first truly digital games, as the public service broadcaster delivers unprecedented coverage across multiples platforms and allowing audiences to watch every single event live.
Tags: iss068 | streaming | sports | streamuk | N/A
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SPORT GB AND IBC 2012
N/A Peter Savage has sobering thoughts about the Olympics and Paralympics while looking forward to a beer or two at IBC
Tags: iss068 | finance | azule finance | sport | olympics | N/A
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An effective strategy for monitoring broadcast audio loudness levels
N/A One of the factors affecting a television viewers satisfaction and overall quality of experience is the consistency of the audio level of the programming. Inconsistent loudness levels between channels or between programming and advertisements can ruin a viewers television watching experience. Over the past several years, erratic audio levels have become such a source of contention among television viewers worldwide that countries have created guidelines and standards designed to minimize audio-level discrepancies.
Tags: iss067 | dtv transport | mpeg2 | mpeg4 transport | triveni digital | N/A
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Legacy and The Olympics
N/A Love sport or hate sport, the Olympics have arrived. What will they mean for you, me and the broadcast sector, asks Peter Savage
Tags: iss066 | sport | finance | olympics | N/A
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Sport Pushes the Limits of Wireless Transmission
N/A With the London 2012 Games and the UEFA EURO 2012 European Football championships just around the corner, physical and mental endurance will be pushed to the limits. Those pressures also apply to the technology used to cover these events for the wider world because there is usually one, split-second chance to capture the action as it happens. Second place is for the first loser.
Tags: iss066 | vislink | wireless | sport | olympics | uefa | euro 2012 | N/A
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The Modern Solution - Just Add Carbon!
N/A Traditionally, getting in and among the action and seeing the true grit, determination and suffering of sporting competitors - be it filming something such as International Ironman competitions with cross terrain transitions from land through to water and back to land - speeds from a sprint, to a swim to a high speed cycle, Formula One pit stops or preparation for Oxford/Cambridge boat race remains expensive although very little has changed over the years.
Tags: iss066 | polecam | sports | dslr | mirror rig | N/A
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The evolving art of sports television
N/A Given the choice of watching a major live event on site or via television, most people would opt for the real thing. Sure, you have to get to the venue, perhaps queue to buy a ticket, find your seat or maybe stand for hours. If it is a football match, the audience in front will probably stand up for a better view of each goal, completely blocking your view. But you are there and you feel part of it.
Tags: iss063 | cameracorps | sports tv | aquatics | archery | athletics | baseball | basketball | bobsleigh | football | skating | skiing | rocket ball | N/A
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Innovation, harmonisation, simplification
N/A You could reasonably argue that innovation, harmonisation and simplification is a good motto for designers of any product to bear in mind. It is certainly true for mission critical monitoring, and it is what TSL has tried to do with its range of rack-mounted professional digital audio monitors.
Tags: iss059 | tsl | salford quays | bbc sport | avm-tmix | touchmix | N/A
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Rent-a case, the answer to transporting LCDs?
N/A Over the last few years we have seen the release of hundreds of new plasma LCDs LEDs and now 3D LED with new models from new manufactures being released with what seems like every day.
Tags: cases | transportation | flightcase | foam insert | iss058 | N/A
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Intercom for Sports Production
N/A The best kind of intercom system is one that works so well that it only takes a button or two to push when communication is required. Because of how quality intercom systems simplify communication, it is one of the broadcast industrys most undervalued technologies.
Tags: iss056 | clearcom | intercom | outside broadcast | sports production | 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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Putting Your Sports Announcers in the Best Light
N/A Sports event remote crews have long fought the challenge of matching light on announce booth talent to the ambient light on the field below. Light on the playing surface during a single event can range from bright sunlight, ducking in and out of clouds, to minimal level artificial light.
Tags: iss048 | Sports | event | remote crews | lighting | litepanels | led | tungsten | fresnel | N/A
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Hows that
N/A A few days ago I umpired a cricket match. It was a very pleasant afternoon, marred only slightly by the almost continual drizzle, but it was August in southern England.
Tags: iss045 | cricket match | umpire | quantel | quantel iq | sports | tennis | football | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Sports Production
N/A I was somewhat crestfallen to receive the advice 'Lay off 3D' when I rang TV Bay for guidance on the theme for this month's Eye to Eye. For better or worse, 3D looks set to be a major part of sports television in the coming years. But I picked up my crest, closed one eye and carried on running.
Tags: eye to eye | iss042 | sports production | long range optics | fujinon | polecam | hitachi | canon | panasonic | sony | pmw-320 | anto bauer | idx | N/A
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Enabling the fans
N/A The days when a simple hotdog, a pint of beer, a score board and good lungs were the main ingredients of a great day at a football game are soon to be a thing of the past. Mike Arthur, general manager, sports and live events, at Harris Broadcast Communications, talks to TV-Bay Magazine about the advances in technology which will enable interactive fan experiences.
Tags: harris | fans | sports fans | iss042 | fan experience | stadium | N/A
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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.
Tags: aston | brainstorm | aston 7 | sports graphics | graphics | iss021 | N/A
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