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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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TV production continues to successfully adapt to safety mandates and limitations to capture live events.

2021: Remote Tech Challenge MetDecember 31st 2021 - 09:00 AM

If 2020 was considered a disruptive one for the television production community, 2021 was a year where trial and error and the lessons learned became real-world REMI deployments to keep live sports and entertainment content on the air. Production studios too learned to adapt with fewer crew allowed inside and social distancing becoming the new normal.

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Cloud-native production gear like Singular.live came into their own during the pandemic.

2021 Review – Production And WorkflowsDecember 24th 2021 - 09:00 AM

An obvious place to look is how COVID-19 has reshaped the workflows of productions across the industry. Remote working and geographically dispersed teams linked online and via cloud are now embedded.

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Formula 1 Racing has used Riedel Comms systems for nearly three decades to keep its crews and drivers on the same page during a race.

Formula 1 Season Supported By IP Distributed Network And Elbow GreaseDecember 17th 2021 - 09:00 AM

In the action-packed and frenetic world of motorsports operations, crew communications at the track can be as important to success as the actual performance of the car itself. Monitoring telemetry from the cars and managing and distributing hundreds of audio channels has also become vital. It’s hard work configuring the required technology infrastructures on a weekly basis during the 11-month Formula 1 (F1) racing season, but well worth it.

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The Sponsors Perspective: The Future Of Broadcasting Is HybridDecember 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

For broadcasters to be profitable and stay ahead of the curve in this competitive market, they need to develop hybrid strategies with secure technology to accommodate remote workers without losing productivity. This was a direction the industry had been heading towards for some time, but the pandemic forced the industry’s hand at a more accelerated rate.

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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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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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Cellphone Apps Put Control And Monitoring In The Palm Of Your HandNovember 26th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Due to the flexibility and virtually unlimited access of the Internet Protocol, manufacturers of broadcast and production equipment have for years provided customers with the remote ability, via an HTML 5 browser interface, to monitor and control hardware devices via a smart phone, tablet or laptop. Vendors have now begun to take that access one step further and have developed dedicated applications for mobile phones—which have been optimized for the reduced scale of a phone screen—that put this control in the palm of your hand.

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