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G-Teching Storage to another level
Phil Vinter That heart-dropping, cold-sweat evoking moment your external hard drive fails to connect to the computer and you realise the precious project you’ve been working on for weeks is lost for good (unless you want to spank hundreds on a recovery service that may or may not retrieve some of the mangled data!)
Tags: iss132 | gtechnology | western digital | san disk | speed shuttle ssd | mobile pro ssd | g-drive pro ssd | Phil Vinter
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How to illuminate a better shot
Chuck Edwards LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology built for the general lighting market is designed to meet very different criteria than the critical lighting requirements for image capture. While LEDs may be a suitable lighting option for some photography and videography, critical applications, such as feature film, production requires users to understand the limitations, capabilities and advantages of the many types of LED technologies and fixtures available on the market today.
Tags: iss122 | led | lighting | cct | rpt | remote phosor technology | Chuck Edwards
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Highlighting YouTube Space
Peter Daffarn

Video, by definition, requires space and light.

However, the right space, with the right light, can make or break a production.

YouTube parent company Google's new London HQ in Pancras Square at King's Cross is certainly the right space. In fact, it's so right they've called it YouTube Space London, a 20,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility for collaboration, learning and production.

Tags: iss118 | youtube space | lighting | photon beard | highlight led | remote phosphor technology | Peter Daffarn
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Top 10 Tips for Saving Time in Post
Max McGonigal Whether you're working on a shoestring or with feature film budgets, every production is under pressure to save money. And while cutting back on crew and downgrading your gearlist are effective ways of reducing costs, they invariably also reduce production value.
Tags: iss114 | forscene | post production | editing | forbidden technology | Max McGonigal
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Females In The Broadcasting Industry
Emma Clifford You're hiring. You're reviewing CVs.You're not bothered about names are you? What matters are skills, experience and the competencies of the candidates, right? Wrong! You probably have unconscious bias.
Tags: iss113 | FBI | Females | STEM | Science | Technology | Enginreering | Maths | CV | STEMNET | Girls in Tech UK | Future Tech Girls | Emma Clifford
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In media monitoring, as in medicine, a quick fix is not a cure
Simen Frostad A man is rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack. The priorities of the medical team that treats him are clear: keep the patient alive, contain the damage to the heart as far as possible, stabilise the situation until the patient is out of danger. They work under the pressure of these immediate priorities, and with little or no information about the patients medical history to date.
Tags: iss107 | playback and analysis | digital media monitoring | data recording | archive server | engineers | medicine | technology | Simen Frostad
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Digital and analog in harmony at Pama Studios
KitPlus Pama Studios in south east Sweden is a leading example of a facility that fully embraces the power, flexibility and ease of use of digital technology, while also harnessing analog technology to bring something different to its recordings. Founded in 1988 by managing director Magnus Maxe Axelsson, Pama is a long-time Avid customer; it has used Avid Pro Tools from the Avid Artist Suite for nearly 25 years for recording and mixing, and recently installed a Pro Tools | S6 console in its refurbished Studio 3.
Tags: iss105 | pama studios | analog | digital | studio | technology | recording | avid | KitPlus
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Tapeless Workflows, MAM and Archive: Back to Basics
Michael Shore The broadcast industrys appetite for file-based workflows existed long before the technology required to implement them was available. With the emergence of cheap capture hardware, the continually decreasing cost of storage and the ever-increasing capabilities of inexpensive computing power, the transition from tape-based to tapeless workflows has finally become a reality. The primary impetus for this shift comes from a long proven economic motivator: its cheaper.
Tags: iss103 | tapeless | workflow | mam | archive | broadcast | technology | Michael Shore
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Back to the future
Dick Hobbs. I was recently talking to the estimable James Gilbert, who runs the equally estimable graphics and automation specialist Pixel Power. He said something that made me think. We were talking about scalability, and he said that it works in two directions. There is the sort of scalability that we all readily understand, and which is so beloved of marketing copywriters.
Tags: iss103 | iwatch | apple | technology | ultra hd | las vegas | Dick Hobbs.
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Distribution in the UHD Era
Paul Briscoe Once upon a time, there were few broadcast TV standards. Each used its own regional image formats, color encoding scheme and sound and vision modulation standards. High-power over-the-air (OTA) transmitters broadcast the signal on internationally coordinated and regionally allocated radio frequency (RF) channels, making it easy for viewers to tune in programs. It was a robust model that forever shifted the entertainment paradigm. The upstream technologies quietly evolved from analog to digital, and home TV sets reached the performance limits the standards allowed. This was a simple, stable ecosystem, based on a daily programming schedule of shows and monetized by interstitial soap commercials. Life was simple, and people were happy.
Tags: iss103 | distribution | delivery | uhd era | tv standards | image formats | hdtv | technology | Paul Briscoe
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How HEVC technology is revolutionizing field-based broadcasting
Eli Garten High-Efficiency Video Encoding (HEVC), also known as H.265, is the subsequent generation of H.264 and tapped to be the next widely adopted standard for video compression. As with any MPEG evolution, the new standards goal is to make compression more efficient and allow for reducing OPEX and CAPEX in various video delivery applications. With the introduction of the last major compression innovation, H.264, video applications experienced roughly half the data rates of the predecessor MPEG-2. With HEVC, the industry is predicting a similar ambitious result: achieving half the data rates of H.264. In only its first generation of development, HEVC is already providing data efficiencies of up to 40-percent while retaining the same image quality. As the codec continues to evolve and the broadcast market approaches more widespread adoption of 4K resolutions, there will be a strong push to achieve the 50-percent efficiency mark.
Tags: iss103 | hevc | h.265 | broadcasting | offsite | broadcasting | technology | field based | Eli Garten
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Back in the day
Larry Jordan# A cut is still a cut with Larry Jordan
Tags: iss100 | editing | final cut pro | mac | technology | 2005 | Larry Jordan#
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Fuelling productivity at BP
Angus Mackay As one of the world's leading oil and gas companies, BP has a long history of producing a variety of film, video, and multimedia, and currently has an archive of over fifteen thousand films dating back over a century.
Tags: iss099 | tiger technology | BP | fuel | tiger box | Angus Mackay
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Data visualisation: discovering and inventing new oppurtunities
Simen Frostad People who like to find names for these things have dubbed this 'the information age' - the age in which the most significant and transformative feature of human existence is the widespread and instant access to information.
Tags: iss095 | simen frostad | bridge technologies | data visualisation | information age | technology | Simen Frostad
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A quick guide to: Considerations for building monitor galleries
Steve Hathaway There has been a trend in recent times towards using large screen systems in production galleries and monitor walls. This has been enabled by the wide-scale availability of affordable multi-viewer systems but has this trend really been of benefit to broadcasters?
Tags: iss095 | steve hathaway | high performance media technology | monitor wall | production gallery | broadcast | Steve Hathaway
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Manage and Monitor
Will Strauss# News analysis from Will Strauss
Tags: iss093 | news production | Broadstream | Quantel | MOG Technologies | media management | Digital Nirvana | transcoding | Telestream | storage | Disk Archive | test and management | Phabrix | conversion | Cobalt Digital | workflow | Sony | facility management | Xytech | audio | monitoring | quantum Leap Technology | MAM Cambridge Imaging | Suitcase TV | quality control | Venera | Archimedia | Will Strauss#
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The Importance of Storage
Nino Leitner For content creators, our profession is our livelihood. Any production relies on a host of technologies, all of which must provide quality outputs and perform at an optimum level, and the same demands should be made of storage devices.
Tags: iss090 | G-Technology | storage | Nino Leitner
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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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The BroadcastShow Tour: a visitors view
Derek Halls It's that time of year again and BroadcastShow-the tour registration is now open and I shall certainly be attending.
Tags: iss086 | broadcastshow | Derek Halls | DHP Digital Video | Pinewood Studios | Phillip Bloom | Gearhouse Broadcast | PAG | Holdan | G-Technology | Atomos | H Preston | IBC | Hitachi | Canon | Derek Halls
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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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A new 4k year with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# Throughout 2013 manufacturers were popping up with solutions for 4K which together could take the format all the way from scene to screen.
Tags: iss085 | 4k | technology | broadcast | 2013 | review | article | develop | format | Bob Pank#
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Broadcasting predictions for 2014
David Hochner The top industry trends that we see for the forthcoming 12 months.
Tags: iss085 | broadcasting | article | predictions | 2014 | year | nab | bve | technology | David Hochner
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Peter Savage writes his Christmas wishlist
[author] This year has been a funny one, with a lot being promised and not a lot happening in the TV world.
Tags: iss084 | azule finance | wishlist | technology | christmas | list | [author]
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Channel in a box: Tried, tested and trusted
Ben Gunkel They didn't tell me this in the job interview but one of the great features of being Sales Director of PlayBox Technology UK is that you get to see inside more racks rooms than almost anyone else on the planet.
Tags: iss084 | playbox technology | playbox | uk | sales | rack rooms | kit | channel in a box | on sale | CIAB | system | Ben Gunkel
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Bob is up in the air with 4K
Bob Pank# The closer you look at 4K UHD the more you see what needs to be done to make it work from scene to screen.
Tags: iss084 | 4K | UHD | TV | flow | cloud | satellite | streaming | new | technology | review | explained | Bob Pank#
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Taking legacy content into the 4K world
Josef Marc There are 780,000 UHDTVs already manufactured and poised to hit the marketplace, and the effects of those devices (and the factories that continue to make them) are unstoppable.
Tags: iss084 | UHDTV | tvs | 4k | 5k | shipping | tablets | devices | spread | technology | Josef Marc
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Ooh ahh.. just a little DIT with Will Strauss
Will Strauss# When it comes to a file-based shoot, having a DIT on the crew is invaluable. Here, Will Strauss looks at their technology options.
Tags: iss084 | DIT | file based | crew | technology | options | guide | color | colour | 4k london | coach house studios | Will Strauss#
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Riding on the back of communication
KitPlus The Concours Hippique International Officiel (CHIO) in Aachen is the most prestigious riding tournament in Europe. This year, a communications system based on OMNEO network technology was used there for the first time.
Tags: iss083 | OMNEO | network | technology | CHIO | Concours Hippique International Officiel | broadcast | riding | tournament | rts | article | KitPlus
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Flawless fencing technology
Susan Kanwar KABCOM is a leading organiser of competitive fencing events worldwide. Since 1992 they have organised several Olympic Games.
Tags: iss083 | matrox | KABCOM | fencing | technology | VS4 | capture | card | computer | case study | olympics | Susan Kanwar
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Embracing the 4K future with next generation encoding technologies
Ludovic Pertuisel# Still in development, HEVC has already been demonstrated to offer a bit-rate reduction of up to 50 percent over H.264. For true visionaries, the new standard is paving the way to 8K UHD in resolutions up to 8192x4320.
Tags: iss083 | HEVC | technology | 3D | 4K | future | encoding | IPTV | OTT | article | Ludovic Pertuisel#
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Will Strauss rounds up IBC 2013
Will Strauss# From a handheld stabilized camera gimbal to an egg-shaped QC booth, IBC 2013 was awash with new, and often strangely shaped, innovations. Will Strauss picks his favourites.
Tags: iss082 | ibc | 2013 | amsterdam | broadcast | technology | round up | review | main kit | equipment | picks | quantel | calrec | vision research | tsl | egg | Will Strauss#
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A flys view of IBC
Robin Palmer At IBC 2013 there were a number of new technologies to be seen amongst all the hype of 4K this and all that.
Tags: iss082 | a flys view | ibc | 2013 | overview | 4K | technology | broadcast | Robin Palmer
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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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Securing your rushes in a rush with G-Technologys G-DOCK
Mark Stopher I was recently charged with the task of backing up files from a 9 day web series shoot. We began day four by throwing a postman through a breakaway table covered in sugar glass items. After such effort went into getting that perfect shot - backing it up had to be done right.
Tags: iss080 | g technology | gdock | storage solution | drive | backup | review | case study | Mark Stopher
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From archival master to usable video with Mark Gray
Mark Gray With about 4 million new video channels expected to hit the market in the next five years, its going to be more important than ever to make high-quality content readily available. We ask CEO of Archimedia Technology, Mark Gray, five very important questions.
Tags: iss080 | Archimedia Technology | mark gray | usable video | archiving | process | guide | ask the experts | Mark Gray
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A preview of this years IBC with Will Strauss
Will Strauss# IBC 2013 will be bristling with talk of 4k, the Cloud, IP networking and Immersive Audio, predicts Will Strauss.
Tags: iss080 | ibc preview | predictions | technology | release | 2013 | sony f55 | 4k blackmagic | axon | rts omneo | creative cloud | avb | quantel pablo rio | matrox mojito | Will Strauss#
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8 questions about QC and language-based tools for captioning
KJ Kandell Traditionally, broadcasters and others in the delivery chain must verify compliance manually by simply capturing and archiving content and then reviewing it if a complaint is made. Its a cumbersome, labor-intensive process that is prone to errors.
Tags: iss079 | ask the experts | tvbay | kj kandell | nexidia media and entertainment | audio quality | qc | audio analysis technology | captioning | KJ Kandell
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An unexpected debate
[author]
At the end of last year I went to a screening of The Hobbit, or rather the first volume of The Hobbit, as An Unexpected Journey is the first part of a trilogy. I say I went to a “screening” not because that is the way that we trendy media types talk, but because it was a private showing to some of the great and good of the industry in the UK.
Tags: iss074 | the hobbit | an unexpected journey | martin freeman | peter jackson | technology | cameras | 3D | 5K | SGO | higher frame rate | [author]
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No more pizza for Dick Hobbs!
[author]

A couple of months ago I used this column to talk about geeks and nerds. Our industry depends upon them, whether we like it or not. Re-reading the article, I was struck by the fact that I quoted four people in the article (five if you count Christian Louboutin). All were male. According to a recent survey just 17% of the people in the technology sector of our business are female, a proportion which, remarkably, is falling.

Tags: iss073 | no more pizza | women in broadcast technology | [author]
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Do you think 3D Broadcasting in its current format is likely to gain much market share?
N/A
There are two issues that affect the potential growth of 3D in broadcasting: they are the widespread availability of 3D enabled devices, and the cost of producing and broadcasting 3D content. All HD TV sets from major manufacturers over 40 inches that are sold today include 3D capability, so the end-user market of 3D capable viewers is growing by default. 3D is not even a remarkable selling point any more for the latest TVs: if you take the Samsung Smart TV as an example, this is marketed as a connected TV - the 3D capability is advertised with just a small label on the box. So there is a growing potential market of viewers for 3D content providers.
Tags: iss060 | 3d | 3d broadcasting | 3d tile format | sisvel technology | N/A
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IBC2011 must sees
N/A Over 1,300 exhibitors will be supporting IBC2011, each bringing perhaps one, two or three new or enhanced products. My task is to distill these down to the 20 devices likely to be of greatest interest to TV-Bay readers......
Tags: iss056 | ibc2011 | ibc | arri | for-a | ikegami | i-movix | jvc | panasonic | sony | aja | sonnet technology | digico | blackmagic | quantel | axon | harris | mosart | rts | dolby | sony | phabrix | N/A
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Question and Answer with Trilogy
N/A What bandwidth would I need to allow on my network to reliably support IP communications and what other issues would I need to take into consideration? All this and more answered in this Q & A session
Tags: iss055 | trilogy | distribution | g.722 | g.729 | qos | gemini | wan | vpn | ip technology | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Video Post-production
N/A My first direct experience of video post-production involved hauling a heavy Sony U-Matic tape machine up a flight of stairs before going back for an equally heavy playback deck, a bulky CRT monitor and a large box of interface giblets. That was in 1978. 33 years on, an Apple Mac does the whole editing job a great deal better, faster and more economically.
Tags: iss052 | eye to eye | post production | dft | digital film technology | dvs | for-a | matrox | panasonic | aj-pcd30 p2 | quantel | sony creative software | ipad2 | 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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Eye to eye: The changing face of video displays
N/A Video display technology is progressing so fast that the phrase 'More revolutions than a banana republic' inevitably comes to mind. No offence intended if you have just taken over as president.
Tags: iss050 | video display | display technology | 3d cinemascope | philips | jvc | mitsubishi | panasonic | samsung | direct view 3d | seereal | sony | toshiba | samsung | N/A
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Ask the experts - Monitoring
N/A TV Bay - Ask the experts with Jacques Delacoux Founder and C.E.O. of Transvideo
Tags: iss050 | monitoring | transvideo | display technology | tft | led | stereoscopic 3d monitoring | 3dview monitor | N/A
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Broadcast Batteries, Today and Tomorrow
N/A As consumers, we all have experience of being let down by batteries (think rusty Italian cars in the 1970s!). But thankfully the world of batteries has moved on: the global battery industry is today worth $71 billion and is estimated to be growing at nearly 5% a year.
Tags: iss049 | batteries | pag | technology | brand-name | N/A
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Deskilling or reskilling
N/A I recently went to a demonstration of some really terrific new technology. This is not a technology column so I do not propose to go into too much detail about why I was impressed. I mention it because it started me thinking about a more fundamental issue about our industry today.
Tags: iss047 | deskilling | technology skills | nrk | grass valley | final cut pro | N/A
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Turning walls into Canvases
N/A Christie MicroTiles™ is the new digital canvas. It’s an entirely new, modular display technology that uses elements of DLP®, LED and rear-projection to create unique, visually compelling systems. This is technology that allows architects and retail designers to throw out the supposed rule book on how large format, motion display systems have to work in big spaces. It lets designers turn walls into near-seamless digital canvases.
Tags: microtiles | modular display technology | iss043 | christie | digital canvas | N/A
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Splitting Image
N/A The traditional CRT monitor stack is now all but consigned to the annals of history. Not the vain claim of some clever marketing agency or the opening pitch of a sharp dressed sales rep but more the demise of a technology that is becoming less and less available. While manufacturers still have a few CRT models available in their portfolio weve seen them becoming less and less as the market has moved to different technologies.
Tags: iss043 | bsc | broadcast service centre | kroma telecom | mutliviewer | crt | lcd | flat panel display technology | N/A
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