Workflows, equipment, and technology breakthroughs. Discover who is using 4K/8K and why. Understand the theory and practical significance of providing more pixels, higher frame rates, and bigger and better color space.
The effect of OTT-based delivery is wide-reaching, stretching all the way back to the original content production domain and creating new technical requirements and opportunities.
The best sampling rate for digital audio is easily established by considering the requirements of the human auditory system (HAS), which is the only meaningful arbiter. Provided that the bandwidth of a digital audio system somewhat exceeds the bandwidth of the HAS, that should be enough.
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With the recent advances in artificial intelligence, post-production rotoscope tools are now so good that some DOPs are asking if we still need to use green screen at all, or at least, in quite the same way. Suddenly, it seems any background, no matter how complex, can be replaced in seconds on the editor’s timeline, allowing DOPs to shoot complex compositing assignments faster and more economically. For broadcasters, the benefits of an AI-powered rotoscoping tool are substantial as producers can repurpose a treasure trove of existing footage packed away in libraries and potentially reduce the need for new production or costly reshoots.
Television production these days is tricky enough without adding virtual elements like augmented reality (AR) graphics, but that’s exactly what Taipei-based production company Getop did for the live telecast of the 2020 Golden Melody Awards (GMA). The highly rated annual televised awards ceremony - considered the “Asian Grammys” by many - celebrates top musical talent from across southeast Asia.
When CBS Sports broadcasts images of the players taking the field on February 7th for Super Bowl LV to millions of viewers around the world, it will be the culmination of the most challenging season for live football sports production in the U.S.
In modern consumer electronics history, every new year begins with an early January Consumer Electronics Show, followed by the April NAB Show, both in Las Vegas. Significant new home and broadcast video and audio technologies are often rolled out at both shows, targeted for near-opposite markets wanting to enjoy or produce lots of TV. With no physical exhibits since CES 2020, manufacturers are struggling to impress virtual visitors and reporters with better and larger images with what they can see on their local computer screens.
Timing accuracy has been a fundamental component of broadcast infrastructures for as long as we’ve transmitted television pictures and sound. The time invariant nature of frame sampling still requires us to provide timing references with sub microsecond accuracy.