As an industry, the need to work smarter has long been a talking point, however, trying to keep content flowing during a global pandemic accelerated and accentuated this need. Broadcasters now understand the value of enabling production, playout, and creative staff to work from any location, and they see the clear benefits of evolving workflows to create content or playout/deliver that content to viewers in smarter, more efficient ways.
With fewer exhibits and smaller crowds, the 2022 NAB Show aisles were easier to navigate and exhibitors had more time to speak with visitors.
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.
Philo T. Farnsworth’s reported first words upon seeing the first TV image, which happened to be transmitted wirelessly, were “There you are, electronic television!” Some 95 years later, TV broadcasters and viewers rely more on wireless electronics than ever.
The central theme in the 2022 TV T&M market segment is better, faster, more reliable, simple and affordable.
Here we look from the state of the art in microphones, to what the future may bring with the enticing theoretical potential of microphone arrays built using MEMS technology.
M-S techniques provide useful sound-field positioning and a convenient way to check mono compatibility. We explain the hard science behind this often misunderstood technique.
In the last article in this series, we looked at how optimizing workflows improves reliability, and enhances agility and responsiveness. In this article, we investigate advanced monitoring systems to improve data analysis and aid optimization.