Recent Sports Content

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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Sony Virtual Production Service Launched at Red Bull EventJuly 24th 2018 - 01:50 PM

Although OTT delivery has created a mature market for on-demand scripted shows that leverages the public internet for distribution, the ever increasing and IP-enabled bandwidth available that uses public wireless networks and the public cloud, is opening a new market for live events.With their global reach, the OTTs have the budget to create polished shows, localised for global distribution. However, there is a huge, largely untapped market for minority events that could potentially use social media for distribution, as long as the production costs can be constrained. This is not the world of double-expando mobile units, but a director with a handful of camera operators. An announcement from Sony would seem to address this very market. The company has announced an on-demand cloud production service that provides a complete toolset for multi-platform content creation and delivery. Sony Virtual Production was used to cover Red Bull’s Alpenbrevet motorcycle race in Switzerland. Using only a number of camcorders and a single laptop to access the Virtual Switcher UI, Red Bull could stream the event live direct to social media.

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Broadcast For IT - Part 12 - LensesJune 25th 2018 - 12:05 PM

In this series of articles, we will explain broadcasting for IT engineers. Television is an illusion, there are no moving pictures and todays broadcast formats are heavily dependent on decisions engineers made in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and in this article, we look at camera lenses, why, and how we use them.

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Broadcast For IT - Part 11 - SensorsJune 18th 2018 - 12:05 PM

In this series of articles, we will explain broadcasting for IT engineers. Television is an illusion, there are no moving pictures and todays broadcast formats are heavily dependent on decisions engineers made in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and in this article, we look at the most fundamental element of video – sensors.

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be played in Russia and include teams from 32 nations.

Fox Sports Posts the 2018 FIFA World Cup from L. A.June 6th 2018 - 12:05 PM

It’s estimated that well over three billion people will watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup Championship on TV this year, with one billion predicted for the final match alone. FOX Sports, the sole English language broadcaster, wants to get this job done right-but also on budget.

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The EDIUS 9 nonlinear edit system can probably handle more different codecs than any other NLE on the market.

A Look at Grass Valley’s Sports Editing CapabilitiesMarch 20th 2018 - 05:00 PM

Grass Valley is one of the foremost providers of sports and news post production equipment around the world. And with their acquisition of SAM, their solutions are just going to get better. Here’s a snapshot of where the company’s technology is just prior to NAB 2018.

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The site of Super Bowl LII features a hybrid fiber infrastructure for broadcast crews and 1,300 WiFi access points for fans.

Super Bowl LII Delivers High-Resolution (HD/4K) ActionFebruary 5th 2018 - 01:00 PM

Although it was played in a domed stadium, perhaps the biggest challenge for the 400-person strong NBC Sports Group crew in covering Super Bowl LII on February 4 was Minneapolis’ single-digit weather and record snowfall outside. To counter this, NBC Sports built a heated giant tent covering the entire NEP Broadcast truck compound outside the stadium.

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