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Virtual production was everywhere at NAB. Kicking things off, Mark Roberts Motion Control staged a demo at the main entrance to the LVCC.

At 2022 NAB Show Industry Demos Value Of 8K ProductionMay 10th 2022 - 09:00 AM

It was in December 2018, during the Rugby World Cup hosted by Japan, that national broadcaster NHK began testing what it called its “Super Hi-Vision” 8K system, broadcasting images via satellite at up to 16x greater than that of HD—with a complementary 22.2-channel audio scheme. At the time NHK, working with Hitachi, developed its own 8K camera system and was (and still is) broadcasting 8K in frame rates of 59.94, 60 and 120P.

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NAB Show exhibits always impress visitors, starting in the LVCC lobby. Photo courtesy NAB.

2022 NAB Show Review, Part 2May 2nd 2022 - 09:00 AM

With fewer exhibits and smaller crowds, the 2022 NAB Show aisles were easier to navigate and exhibitors had more time to speak with visitors.

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NAB exhibits opened at 10 a.m. on Sunday. It wasn’t the usual heathy 100,000+ crowd, but it was an excited and healthy 52,000. Courtesy NAB.

2022 NAB Show Review, Part 1April 29th 2022 - 12:30 PM

Many annual NAB Shows have become milestones in TV broadcasting history. The presence of the 2022 NAB Show marked the first Las Vegas NAB Show since 2019.

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Cinema’s Growing Influence On Live Sport Production March 8th 2022 - 09:00 AM

With increasing regularity, digital cinema cameras like Sony’s VENICE and RED’s KOMODO cameras are making their way onto the fields of major live sporting events and into multi-camera video coverage to create a “cinematic” look that enhances the viewing experience.

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NEP Productions is one of the companies that has remained flexible with its workflows to accommodate changing safety conditions.

How Experience Of Last Few Years Has Streamlined Live NBA TV CoverageFebruary 24th 2022 - 09:00 AM

Using lessons learned from its bubble experience during the 2020 pandemic season, the National Basketball Association (NBA) continues to reimagine how it broadcasts games to its viewers while also carefully returning to traditional production workflows that have served its TV coverage well. However, there’s no doubt that various REMI methods are allowing teams to produce NBA content with fewer production personnel and fewer technical assets located onsite.

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The Super Bowl LVI will be broadcast and streamed from Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium on 15 February 2022. Courtesy KTTV.

Transporting Super Bowl LVIFebruary 11th 2022 - 09:00 AM

“It’s great for all of us, the fact that we can have the two biggest events in all of sports in the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics really on top of each other. It’s a great opportunity. And as I said to the team and as you and I have talked, if we can’t get excited for that, we are probably in the wrong business, so I think it’s fantastic.” NBC Sports Chairman, Pete Bevacqua.

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NBC has plans to live stream and broadcast more than 2800 hours of exciting Winter Olympics coverage. Courtesy NBC.

Winter Olympics Infrastructure ChallengesFebruary 9th 2022 - 09:00 AM

“We’ll start off in Beijing, we’ll have that great opening week of Beijing in the Winter Games, and then smack dab in the middle of the Winter Olympics we have the Super Bowl. And I think we’ll be able to talk about the Olympics during the Super Bowl, we’ll be able to talk about the Super Bowl and the lead up to it during the Olympics.” Pete Bevacqua, NBC Sports Chairman.

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On board NEP’s ND1 production truck, which will be used to bring Super Bowl LVI into millions of living rooms around the world.

Coupled With Winter Olympics, Super Bowl LVI A “Once In A Lifetime” Event For NBC Sports CrewsFebruary 4th 2022 - 09:00 AM

With this year’s Super Bowl LVI telecast coming smack dab in the middle of the Winter Olympics, NBC Sports crews will have their hands full. Having to navigate both high profile events on the same day, NBC is calling it the “one of the greatest days in the history of television sports [production]” and a “Once In A Lifetime” event.

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