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The wide spectrum of successful CiaB solutions proves that one size doesn’t fit all stations or markets. Picture credit SGT.

A Look at 2019 Channel-In-A-Box SolutionsJanuary 17th 2019 - 12:05 PM

New TV Channel-in-a-Box (CiaB) solutions provide TV stations and web-streamers a high-quality output with the flexibility to add new channels using the same hardware.

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The new Octopus News software lets users publish content to social platforms or websites directly.

Octopus Newsroom Shows Latest Software At BES ExpoJanuary 15th 2019 - 01:00 PM

At the BES Expo in New Delhi, Octopus Newsroom will introduce the latest version of its on-air and on-line news-publishing platform, featuring an expanded range of task-specific modules.

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Data reflects the increasing demand for professional-grade video quality, a trend evident at this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Remote Links Moving to HEVCJanuary 3rd 2019 - 11:00 AM

LiveU’s 2018 ‘State of Live’ report says HEVC now represents 25% of worldwide traffic. In addition to growing HEVC adoption, data also indicates a 55% increase in live transmission hours and emergence of 4K resolution in live broadcasting.

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From Expando trailers to PTZs with off-site control rooms, 2019 promises to bring new live OB opportunities. Photo: TV Skyline GmbH.

A Broadcast Engineer’s Look Into the 2019 Crystal BallJanuary 2nd 2019 - 09:00 AM

Is the consumer electronics paradigm shift changing the soul of TV viewing? What role does broadcast TV play?

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Essential Guide: Intelligent Storage for Broadcast WorkflowsDecember 20th 2018 - 01:50 PM

​Major advances in seemingly unrelated industries such as Deep Learning and High Performance Computing are empowering broadcasters to deliver greater efficiencies and improved performance. IT has perfected the art of optimizing costs against resource through scalability and flexibility. And broadcasters can capitalize on these wins.

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Remote Production: Synchronizing Video Sources Over The InternetNovember 29th 2018 - 11:30 AM

Live broadcasts are seen as nirvana in terms of attracting an audience. Presenting a live event, especially sports, in real-time and high quality, draws audiences like no other content. Yet, successfully originating these broadcasts is often both expensive and complex. ​And unfortunately, most broadcasters no longer have the resources, either financial or technical, to stage an entire production crew and on-site production truck at remote venues.

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Are Older, Less Perfect Lenses Better?November 21st 2018 - 01:00 PM

As accomplished DoPs striving to do our best work, we can all achieve a lot more creatively if we insist less on perfect lenses. Veteran cinematographers have long understood that lenses have distinct personalities, with a very specific look and feel. In the same way an actor imparts his or her own interpretation on a film’s story, the camera lens contributes its own unique character and flare towards the most compelling visual story possible.

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The VariCam LT used for live eSports broadcast at Fremont Studios.

Fremont Studios Buys VariCam LT 4K Camcorders with CineLive for Mobile/Studio ProductionAugust 21st 2018 - 01:00 PM

Fremont Studios, Seattle, has purchased four VariCam LT 4K camcorders for diverse mobile and studio projects. Offering an upgraded shading mode, as well as tally and return video management, the VariCam LT with CineLive is set up for live and “near live” multi-cam use for events, television shows, corporate productions and concerts.

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