Back in the mid 1970s, when I was starting out in the video business, television engineers told me the U-Matic tape format was not good enough for broadcast. Within a few years the 3/4-inch cassette transformed TV, creating the ENG revolution. Not much has changed since in attitudes.
The broadcast industry is mired in a state of resolution confusion. HD is the format du jour, 4K UHD is emerging quickly and proponents of 8K refuse to stay quiet. For a broadcast engineer, it’s enough to make your head spin.
KUSI, an independent television station owned by McKinnon Broadcasting that serves San Diego, has purchased 11 JVC GY‑HC900 2/3-inch broadcast camcorders for ENG and EFP projects. The new cameras are used to help produce 65 hours of news content per week.
Following a rash of 4K UHD products that hit the market two years ago, cameras with high dynamic range (HDR) capability also began to emerge as a less costly alternative to improving signal quality. Indeed, HDR had a strong showing at the 2017 CES, with different TV manufacturers pledging support for
At the 2019 IBC Show JVC will feature its GY-HM250 4K UHD compact handheld camcorder with built-in connectivity to Facebook Live, a platform that journalist are increasingly using to build their online brands. Offered as a free upgrade for existing customers, the camera can now include a new “Facebook Live” menu cho
By any measure, this year’s 2019 2nd European Games in Minsk, Belarus from June 21-30 were a major sports undertaking that required a lot of technical coordination and logistical skill to make happen. Over 4,000 athletes from 50 European Countries competed in 15 different sports and 23 disciplines. International Sports Broadcasting SL (ISB) served a