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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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2022 looks to be a year of continued innovation and budget responsibility.

Production Trends For 2022January 7th 2022 - 09:00 AM

A new year means a new look at how your operations are handling (producing and delivering) content and which new technologies might make things better.

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VVC answers the call for a new codec that can deliver video and high quality using the least amount of bandwidth over long distances.

As Bandwidth Demands Grow, Streaming Industry Looks To VVCDecember 27th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The most recent Annual Video Developer Report released by Bitmovin, a provider of cloud computing and streaming technology for media distribution, finds that for the first time ever usage of the H.264 codec has dropped, from 92% to 83% (of a pool of 538 users in 65 countries). Low Latency, at 41%, was deemed the biggest challenge to video streaming.

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TAG licenses are often deployed along the content flow chain to identify, isolate, and troubleshoot technical issues. Graphics courtesy TAG.

TAG Introduces Realtime Media PlatformOctober 20th 2021 - 09:00 AM

TAG Video Systems takes advantage of over 70,000 globally deployed probing points to give users the ability to dive deep into streaming content monitoring. The company anticipates more than 100,000 probing point deployments by the end of 2021.

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This year’s Olympics was available to MVPD subscribers in captivating 4K UHD HDR with embedded Dolby Atmos immersive sound.

Bringing The Olympic Games Home In An Innovative, Automated WayAugust 27th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Sitting at home watching the Olympics 400m Women’s hurdles final live on NBC’s 4K HDR channel, home audiences were captivated by the sweat and effort displayed on screen with immersive sound of the runners’ feet hitting the track. Viewers thousands of miles away could be excused for thinking they had the best seat in the Japan National Stadium. The live 4K HDR broadcast of NBC’s primetime show throughout the Games were an extrasensory experience unlike any previous Olympics telecasts.

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“Anything with a printed circuit board in it is likely looking at similar market dynamics.” Tim Shoulders, Grass Valley CEO and President.

Parts And Chip ShortagesJuly 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

TV equipment manufacturers are doing what broadcasters do best: Creatively helping each other work through a difficult technical challenge.

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AI has helped production professionals do their job better and streamlined workflows, saving hours of time and effort in a myriad of ways.

Now A Trusted Technology, AI Streamlines Video Production And Delivery WorkflowsJune 18th 2021 - 09:00 AM

There was a time when the mere mention of bringing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning into the media industry brought visions of robots replacing humans. Today that is certainly not the case—although we might be getting close: I saw a robotic camera operator move the cameras for a national television news show from his converted kitchen table. On-air, viewers never saw a difference from the programs they always watch.

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The computer industry has shown the way to a more efficient video production future.

IT-Centric Technologies Will Continue To Alter Traditional Video ProductionJanuary 5th 2021 - 09:00 AM

After a year like 2020, predicting the future is scary business. However there are several leading-edge technologies—many borrowed from the IT and consumer-facing industries—that certainly look to make a significant impact on video production and broadcasting in 2021. Here are some, in no particular order, that will see continued implementation and streamline production and distribution workflows. To date we’ve seen these new tools begin to alter the way video production and distribution is done, helping the industry move forward and media businesses grow, and that’s certain to continue in new and exciting ways.

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