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WELCOME How to subscribe All subscription enquiries UK and overseas online at: com/subscribe ISSUE: 71 NOVEMBER 2012 W Magazine Office PO Box 6090, Newbury, RG14 9BB, UK Switchboard +44 (0)1635 237 237 elcome to issue 71. This month it’s our monitoring issue but before we get into the packed content of the issue I’ve been having a few “is it only me” moments I’d like to share. Every educator will tell you that the overriding emphasis of making good programs is not to let new technology take precedence over the story. Use it to enhance the story but not to its detriment otherwise as soon as you engage every new feature or option of your prized kit then suddenly you’ve made a technically amazing piece of work that’s challenging and annoying to watch. Picture the scene... I’m reminiscing over Superman II a few weeks ago and nearing the end Superman is in full dialogue with Lois Lane, without warning my 42” HD viewing experience shrinks to the size of a matchbox, the audio is crushed and a squeeze back graphic takes over the screen with a full loudness overview of what’s coming next from the announcer. Some 30 seconds later Superman returns to full size and dialogue continues as if nothing had happened! Now I can live with squeeze backs but the invasion of audio as well is surely a misuse of technology? Whether you’re a fan of cookery programs or not there are lots to choose from. I’m all for creative shooting but when I am learning how to make use of my left overs do I really want to be treated to uncontrolled zooming, focusing in and out and camera angles more akin to chase scene in a movie! Far less from making the food being prepared seem more appealing, I am left nauseous and itching to switch over. The production team are clearly talented, I am sure it’s a great camera and I’m sure the edit software is featured packed but come on, this is a show about making use of your left over food! Is it only me? So now the mild rant is over we will continue with Issue 71 – welcome With a monitoring theme visual performance may spring to mind, however this issue encompasses everything from acquisition all the way through the workflow to playout encorporating wireless solutions and audio loudness monitoring in between! The reviews focus on the visual side with both field monitors and mulitviewer technology getting a once over from our experts. TV-BAY’s BroadcastShow/LIVE will be streaming live from BVE North between 2pm and 3pm on both days of the show. Catch it on 13th and 14th November at or drop by during the show to take part! Enjoy the issue... Editor Simon Tillyer, Production Editor Matt Robbins, Advertising Jonathan Highett Accounts Lucy Turner, Events Selen Sevket, Subscriptions Layout and artwork Dan Butler, +44 (0)1635 250 968 Back copies Can be seen online at... Hard copies available from the office on request. Website Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all advertisements and other items in this publication, TV-BAY can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions or incorrect insertions. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of TV-BAY. E&OE Terms & conditions available at: Copyright 2004-2012. All trademarks acknowledged. NEED TO CALL US? Simon Tillyer, Tv-bay +44 (0)1635 237237 +44 (0)1635 237 237 Technology, expertise, and opinion... Will Strauss Bob Pank Robin Palmer Peter Savage Dick Hobbs Page 32 Page 34 Page 36 Page 42 Page 98 Cover shot courtesy of Iain Philpott on location TV-BAY071NOV12.indd 3 TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 03 06/11/2012 19:15