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Virtual production was everywhere at NAB. Kicking things off, Mark Roberts Motion Control staged a demo at the main entrance to the LVCC.

At 2022 NAB Show Industry Demos Value Of 8K ProductionMay 10th 2022 - 09:00 AM

It was in December 2018, during the Rugby World Cup hosted by Japan, that national broadcaster NHK began testing what it called its “Super Hi-Vision” 8K system, broadcasting images via satellite at up to 16x greater than that of HD—with a complementary 22.2-channel audio scheme. At the time NHK, working with Hitachi, developed its own 8K camera system and was (and still is) broadcasting 8K in frame rates of 59.94, 60 and 120P.

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NAB Show exhibits always impress visitors, starting in the LVCC lobby. Photo courtesy NAB.

2022 NAB Show Review, Part 2May 2nd 2022 - 09:00 AM

With fewer exhibits and smaller crowds, the 2022 NAB Show aisles were easier to navigate and exhibitors had more time to speak with visitors.

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NAB exhibits opened at 10 a.m. on Sunday. It wasn’t the usual heathy 100,000+ crowd, but it was an excited and healthy 52,000. Courtesy NAB.

2022 NAB Show Review, Part 1April 29th 2022 - 12:30 PM

Many annual NAB Shows have become milestones in TV broadcasting history. The presence of the 2022 NAB Show marked the first Las Vegas NAB Show since 2019.

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BBC Sport built a virtual set with Vizrt’s Unreal 4-Viz engine 4 VS studio in its Salford facility to cover the Beijing Winter Games.

Virtual Sets Changing The News/Sports Production EnvironmentMarch 28th 2022 - 10:00 AM

While LED monitors are increasingly showing up in news studios large and small, in many cases replacing the green screen studios of old, make no mistake that virtual sets are advancing and, in tandem with augmented reality graphics, are changing the way stories are told on air.

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NDI|HX transported a stuttering 720p30 video stream across the internet at 744 Kbps. The wind blowing the tree was the motion component.

Field Report: Comparing Live Remote Internet Video With: NewTek Spark & NDI 5… & Teradek Cube 600 March 22nd 2022 - 09:00 AM

Philo T. Farnsworth’s reported first words upon seeing the first TV image, which happened to be transmitted wirelessly, were “There you are, electronic television!” Some 95 years later, TV broadcasters and viewers rely more on wireless electronics than ever.

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The multi-camera LiveU LU800 with Reliable Transport protocol will be highlighted in LiveU’s NAB Show exhibit.  Courtesy LiveU.

The Future Of Bonded CellularMarch 17th 2022 - 09:00 AM

As the 2022 NAB Show approaches, leading TV bonded cellular manufacturers reveal what can be seen in their exhibits and the direction bonded cellular TV news and sports transport is headed.

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Cinema’s Growing Influence On Live Sport Production March 8th 2022 - 09:00 AM

With increasing regularity, digital cinema cameras like Sony’s VENICE and RED’s KOMODO cameras are making their way onto the fields of major live sporting events and into multi-camera video coverage to create a “cinematic” look that enhances the viewing experience.

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NEP Productions is one of the companies that has remained flexible with its workflows to accommodate changing safety conditions.

How Experience Of Last Few Years Has Streamlined Live NBA TV CoverageFebruary 24th 2022 - 09:00 AM

Using lessons learned from its bubble experience during the 2020 pandemic season, the National Basketball Association (NBA) continues to reimagine how it broadcasts games to its viewers while also carefully returning to traditional production workflows that have served its TV coverage well. However, there’s no doubt that various REMI methods are allowing teams to produce NBA content with fewer production personnel and fewer technical assets located onsite.

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