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KABB Chief Meteorologist Alex Garcia on air from his living room green-screen wall.

KABB’s Chief Meteorologist Shares His Successful Broadcasting From Home FormulaOctober 2nd 2020 - 09:00 AM

When the pandemic began shutting down TV stations in the spring of this year, journalists and producers were left to figure out how to work from home and set up technical systems they were very unfamiliar with. In many cases panic set in.

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New 4K lenses are encouraging users to adopt HDR production for its improved image quality.

4K Broadcast Lens Makers Focusing On HDR To Jumpstart AdoptionMarch 12th 2020 - 09:00 AM

The increasing use of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG) acquisition has not only improved signal quality on live sports and other telecasts, it has also helped the bottom line of those that make professional 4K lenses. Both visual and lab tests have shown that the superior quality of a 4K UHD lens helps even HD cameras look better, and that’s helping lens sales in a Broadcast market that—with the emergence of handheld, fixed lens (with 1/3 and ¼-inch sensors) camera models now used extensively in newsgathering—gets harder every day.

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PBS NewsHour West has found a new home at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix. Photos: Ellen O’Brien

PBS NewsHour Goes WestNovember 25th 2019 - 10:13 AM

Last month the popular PBS evening news program NewsHour went on air with a new West Coast edition, live from Arizona State University (ASU)’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix. The school’s facilities are now considered the Western bureau for “PBS NewsHour West,” serving as a reporting hub for breaking news and feature stories.

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What Is The Role Of NMOS In ST2110 Adoption?November 20th 2019 - 09:00 AM

At the recent IBC conference, vendors were showing ST2110 compatible products. The IP pavilion was there to demonstrate how it all works nicely together, all interoperable, etc. There were sessions to introduce and provide the information and knowledge to implement ST2110. And a few announcements about new facilities and mobile units all IP based on ST2110.

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There Is A Need For Realtime Lens Distortion And Perspective CorrectionApril 4th 2019 - 04:00 PM

The ever-increasing use of small broadcast quality HD cameras with wide angle or fisheye lenses have become increasingly prevalent. Their use can be found in live broadcast applications such as sport, ENG, wildlife programming, and reality TV, with non-broadcast use in medical, forensics/security and online gaming.

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NASCAR Productions’ three control rooms feature are specifically configured to handle IP-based At Home remote productions.

Server-Based “At Home” Workflows Provide Efficiency For NASCAR Productions March 1st 2019 - 10:00 AM

NASCAR Productions, based in Charlotte NC, prides itself on maintaining one of the most technically advanced content creation organizations in the country. It’s responsible for providing content, graphics and other show elements to broadcasters (mainly Fox and NBC), as well as NASCAR’s digital and social platforms and other shoulder programming on the broadcast networks. And that’s in addition to a wide range of international broadcasters that it supports.

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The Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera with a Ninja V 4K HDR monitor/recorder now supports Apple ProRes RAW workflows.

Atomos Partners Shows ProRes RAW Production Support On Ninja VJanuary 18th 2019 - 11:00 AM

Atomos is targeting aspiring filmmakers using the new generation of full frame mirrorless cameras with its Ninja V 4K HDR monitor/recorder, which now supports Apple’s ProRes RAW video format. Until now, RAW video has been the domain of dedicated cinema cameras that are either limited in features or priced far beyond the reach of most consumers.

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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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