Working at the limits of broadcast technology, news providers are constantly stretching systems to deliver their story first. Discover how the winners operate and quickly master the technology they value.
Any experienced master control operator or quality control manager will tell you that monitoring hundreds of feeds requires that each individual channel is delivered reliably, on time and to the exact location it was meant to go. When these signals are distributed over the public internet, strict protocols must be followed in order to ensure reliability and quality for every video service it supports.
The latest displays looking to gain a footing in the studio production arena are made from a technology known to mobile phone developers called organic liquid crystal displays (OLCD). It’s now being tested for dynamic set elements where video can be wrapped around and on top of a set piece. Other ultra-thin, shapeable technologies being discussed but not yet implemented include Flexible Open Frame OLED, In-Glass Wallpaper OLED and Ultra Stretch LCD signage displays.
Oversampling is a topic that is central to digital audio and has almost become universal, but what does it mean?
All video services begin with some form of content production and acquisition, so we will assume this is constant regardless of the content distribution method.
To maintain high quality of experience for their customers, content providers need a way to monitor hundreds—sometimes thousands—of channels without compromising real-time error detection. In most cases, the immense scale of their service offerings makes continual visual monitoring of all streams physically impossible and error prone. To meet this need, the flexibility, scalability and agility of software-defined monitoring systems is applied to achieve unlimited multiviewer scaling and fully automated monitoring and alarming to meet this rapidly increasing need.
It was on December 13, 2011 that the Federal Communications Committee (FCC, the governmental body that oversees TV broadcasting in the U.S.), along with many irritated consumers, had had enough and decided to do something about the often times huge disparity in the audio level of commercials versus program content. This was after the U.S. congress passed the Calm Act bill on September 29, 2010.
The impact of AI on videoconferencing bandwidth reduction couldn’t be accelerating at a more opportune time.
In the age of eager reporters surfing the internet for scandalous scoops, who is helping defend TV station newsrooms by detecting and tagging fake pictures and videos before they air, and how are they doing it? Hint: It’s not ‘golden eyes’ or government regulators.