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