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Managing 2022January 10th 2022 - 09:30 AM

The new year is a time to ponder the past and muse about the future. In the past, nearly each technical device needed to produce broadcast TV cost more than building a new house, was as huge as it was heavy, and made pictures nobody would accept today. About 20 years ago, many analog TV stations were launching their DTV stations. Today, US TV stations are launching ATSC 3.0. Can you imagine what TV broadcasters will be doing in 2042?

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Digital Audio: Part 19 - Reaching MaturityDecember 30th 2021 - 09:00 AM

In looking back at the brief history of digital audio there are a few salient points that may help us to see where the technology may go in the future.

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Microphones: Part 9 - The Science Of Stereo Capture & ReproductionDecember 21st 2021 - 09:00 AM

Here we look at the science of using a matched pair of microphones positioned as a coincident pair to capture stereo sound images.

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Cloud Microservice Workflow Design - Part 2December 16th 2021 - 09:00 AM

In the second of the articles in this cloud microservices workflow series, we take a deeper look at how microservices are integrated into workflows using RESTful APIs, as well as reviewing storage deployment and accessibility “on your terms”.

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A brave drone owner/operator provided exciting live action close-up shots that ramped up the TV magic. Graphics courtesy KRMS-TV.

Live OB TV: It’s A Magic Show - Part 2December 13th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Planning for any kind of live TV broadcasting starts with a ‘what-if?’ list. What if the power source fails? What if a key production person gets sick or hurt? What if broadband internet access becomes unstable? What are the chances for each ‘what-if?’ and what back-up alternatives fit the budget? The list should be as lengthy as it is easy to edit.

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Cloud Microservice Workflow Design - Part 1December 7th 2021 - 09:30 AM

The power and flexibility of cloud computing is being felt by broadcasters throughout the world. Scaling delivers incredible resource and the levels of resilience available from international public cloud vendors is truly eye watering. It’s difficult to see how any broadcaster would run out of computing power or storage, even with 4K and 8K infrastructures.

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The studio balcony provided an up-close view of World Championship powerboat racing and wild sound for announcers and a worldwide audience.

Live OB TV: It’s A Magic Show - Part 1December 6th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Most live remote outside broadcasts are thoroughly planned by producers and directors who are often too busy to consider potential equipment problems. Technology is an engineering responsibility. Engineers must be ready for any circumstances that threaten to take the show off-script or off-air, from dead wireless mic batteries to unexpected foul weather. In live TV, anything can happen and probably will, usually at the worst possible time.

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Microphones: Part 8 - Audio VectorscopesDecember 3rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

The audio vectorscope is an excellent tool for assuring quality in stereo sound production, because it makes the virtual sound image visible in the same way that a television vectorscope allows the color signals to be seen.

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