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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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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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In Fully Automated mode, the NMOS testing workflow eliminates the human operator & makes interoperability analysis faster & more accurate.

AMWA Begins Development Of Automated Controller Testing For Professional Media NetworksNovember 9th 2021 - 09:00 AM

As manufacturers develop new devices for TV production networks, they must also write specific code that allows that tool to be recognized and controlled over an IP network. While most companies follow common open source API specifications in their software controllers, they sometimes deviate from each other, causing major interoperability issues for network designers and system integrators of such networks.

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There is not a more simple or convenient way to transport live broadcast program content to multiple TV stations than by satellite.

For Maximum Live Field Production Convenience, Stack The DeckOctober 26th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Live TV production may not be the best fit for perfectionists who can’t recognize ‘good enough’ and move on. Live TV has no patience, no second chances and can never be late. Every live shot is a first impression.

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Random wave action across a lake was a good challenge for a NDI compression evaluation.

Field Report: NewTek Spark Plus 4KSeptember 16th 2021 - 09:00 AM

NDI (Network Device Interface) is a free protocol for Video over IP, developed by NewTek. The key word is “free.”

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Thousands of eager NDI users, hungry for new NDI 5 Tools, have joined a growing release notification wait list.

Stand By For NDI 5July 19th 2021 - 09:00 AM

NDI Version 5 is loaded with highly anticipated new features and unseen capabilities, because it was announced a month ago and hasn’t been released yet.

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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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