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Core Insights - Operating An IP Broadcast FacilityMay 6th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Whether we’re routing signals or remotely operating equipment, the need for reliable system control is one of the most important aspects of a broadcast facility. But as we migrate to IP, some of the working practices we took for granted with SDI operation don’t necessarily transfer and this is most evident in signal routing.

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The Sponsors Perspective: What Is SDI And Where Is It Going And Why IP?May 4th 2020 - 09:00 AM

SDI is one of those technologies that is so well established and ubiquitous it can almost be taken for granted.

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Using a softphone application, reporters or talent can call into a VoIP broadcast talk show system using a software-based HD Voice codec.

For Radio Broadcasters, Working From Home Is Old HatApril 30th 2020 - 09:00 AM

These days TV broadcasters are working feverishly to work out new remote production workflows for stay-at-home talent, but for radio broadcasters it’s been business as usual. In fact, many engineers have found that the remote control features they already use for troubleshooting are highly extensible and can be slightly modified for use by production staff.

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Core Insights - Advances In 12G-SDIApril 28th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Viewing audiences are continually driving broadcasters to deliver improved video formats to further enhance the immersive experience. It didn’t seem so long ago that HD was lauded as the best format ever. Not only did we end up quadrupling the number of pixels and frame rates to deliver 12G-SDI, but we also mixed them with high dynamic range and wide color gamut.

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This reporter is setting up for a solo live shot from her kitchen. Who would have thought

Y2K+20: The Polar OppositeApril 24th 2020 - 09:00 AM

TV stations refocus their creative talents and energies on staying healthy and on the air.

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Providers of portable remote broadcasting systems like LiveU have seen big increases in sales and sessions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boom For Remote Collaboration In Broadcasting April 23rd 2020 - 09:00 AM

Many businesses and individuals have had to adapt rapidly to remote online working and in many cases adopted innovative approaches to distant collaboration.

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Audio Levels - Part 3April 22nd 2020 - 09:00 AM

The traditional level standards were based on electrical signals of specified power. When these signals are recorded on media, or transmitted in other ways, these definitions no longer apply.

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WAFF producer Kathryn Rickmeyer prepares a news conference stream to go live on WAFF 48’s Facebook page and OTT platforms.

Remote Reporting Gets Alabama’s WAFF Through Trying TimesApril 20th 2020 - 11:00 AM

Reporters for WAFF-TV, the NBC affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama, have seen their share of weather disasters and learned to adapt to working from home for short periods of time. It goes with covering the territory. The current pandemic situation, however, is another story all together. It’s a story that, with each week, brings mental fatigue but also a can-do spirit to help the local community get through the crisis.

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