Time base correction is an enabling technology that crops up everywhere; not just in broadcasting.
The finite speed of light, and indeed of all communication has various impacts on broadcasting.
Practically all communication, including broadcasting, relies totally on electromagnetic waves that may be radiated far and wide from transmitters or guided along wires, waveguides or optical fibers.
For the past year an international group of technology companies, funded by the European Union (EU), has been looking into the use of 5G technology to streamline live and studio production in the hopes of distributing more content to (and from) viewers faster and more efficiently. Due to the restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus, most of the work thus far has been completed remotely.
The need for synchronization rears its head in so many different endeavors that it has to be accepted as one of the great enabling technologies.
Adobe’s acquisition of New York based start-up Frame.io for $1.28 billion highlights the meteoric rise of cloud based collaborative workflows, stimulated further by the Covid-19 pandemic.