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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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“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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LTN Global’s Kansas City centralized production facility mentors all Cloud-based video and audio traffic for each client.

The Future Of Live Production Is Moving To The CloudJuly 1st 2021 - 09:00 AM

With mature, cloud-based services now prevalent across the industry, helping to process and distribute content faster and more accurately than ever before, the long sought-after promise of producing content in the cloud—reducing cost and physical barriers—prompted broadcasters and production companies to experiment with new ways to make it a common reality.

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TV production companies have added features like Plexiglas dividers to separate crew and ensure their safety.

Production Crews Adapt To New Safety Protocols (And Less Staff)May 27th 2021 - 09:00 AM

If there’s one thing the production community has learned during the pandemic, it’s that ensuring the safety of the crew on site or in the studio should always be first and foremost in people’s minds. The second takeaway is that sending less people on site and implementing more remote support is the new normal that the industry is, somewhat begrudgingly, coming to terms with.

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The pandemic has not only affected TV production but also the sales of equipment used to support it.

With Easing Restrictions, Tech Companies Hoping For Quick RecoveryMay 26th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Over the past year, as broadcasters and production companies have expended great effort to reconfigure their workflows and develop new ways of working amid strict safety protocols, so too have the manufacturers of the technology and systems they rely on.

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Lossless compression algorithms allow the original data to be perfectly reconstructed from the compressed data.

Lossless Compression: Rewriting Data More EfficientlyApril 8th 2021 - 09:00 AM

There are many types of codecs, all used for specific purposes to reduce file sizes and make them easier to distribute down a limited bandwidth pipe. Lossy compression and Lossless compression are the two most common categories of data compression used to reduce the size of data without significant loss of information.

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Encoding, decoding, compression, distance and switch hops all add latency along the distributed signal path.

Latency Remains Thorn In Side Of Live Sports Remote ProductionMarch 11th 2021 - 09:00 AM

After years of trial and error designed to reduce operating cost and (more recently) keep crews safely distanced, remote production has found its niche in live production and will remain the de facto method for producing events over a distributed network infrastructure. However, a big hurdle left to overcome for successful deployment of such networked workflows is latency. In live production, video latency refers to the amount of time it takes for a single frame of video to transfer from the camera to a processing location (on premise or in the cloud) and back to the display—wherever that display might be.

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CBS has unveiled a new augmented reality graphics look for Super Bowl LV where images crumble to sand in 3D.

Super Bowl LV Is Live Production Industry’s Biggest TriumphFebruary 2nd 2021 - 09:00 AM

When CBS Sports broadcasts images of the players taking the field on February 7th for Super Bowl LV to millions of viewers around the world, it will be the culmination of the most challenging season for live football sports production in the U.S.

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