Essential Guide:  OTT Monitoring Uncovered June 20th 2019 - 12:30 PM

OTT distribution is worlds apart from traditional unidirectional broadcasting in terms of its fundamental operation and viewing preferences. The internet is a rapidly expanding collection of service providers, many in direct competition, transferring broadcaster video and audio streams alongside many other types of often conflicting data.

How Video Shooting Styles Are Changing June 13th 2019 - 01:50 PM

Since portable video became widespread in the mid-1970s, most videographers shot handheld. Video cameras were heavy — but well balanced — and most professional shooters learned to hold the camera very steady. Now, most cameras are much lighter — often too light for handheld shooting — and gimbals, sliders, motion controllers and stabilizers have fi

Riedel Brings New Artist Intercom To InfoComm 2019 June 13th 2019 - 11:00 AM

At the InfoComm 2019 Show in Orlando, Riedel Communications will spotlight its Artist-1024, the newest addition to the company’s intercom ecosystem. This new node complements the Artist family with 1024 ports in just 2 RU and a focus on IP installations with its full SMPTE ST 2110-30/31 (AES67) compliance.

Creating Recordings with Lower Noise June 11th 2019 - 08:00 AM

Noise has always been the enemy of audio recording. When digital recording became dominant, many of us thought noise was in the past. Sure, we got rid of tape hiss and others kinds of analog noise, but in the digital world we still have noise left. Here are some of

OTT - What and Where to Monitor – Part 3 June 6th 2019 - 01:00 PM

In the last two articles in this series we looked at why we need to monitor in OTT. Then, through analysing a typical OTT distribution chain, we sought to understand where the technical points of demarcation and challenges arise. In this concluding article, we look at what and where to

Avoiding Power Disruptions in An Audio Studio June 4th 2019 - 10:00 AM

In constructing a space for recording audio, often one of the last considerations is maintaining a steady flow of reliable electricity to equipment in all situations. If the power is functioning normally, all is good. But when it fails or surges, everything can come to a halt and earlier work

The Days of Lithium-Ion Batteries are Numbered May 28th 2019 - 09:00 AM

The portable video industry began in the mid-1970s using nickel-cadmium batteries with primitive charging circuits. Enough Ni-Cad batteries for one-day’s use often weighed more than the heavy first-generation portable broadcast camera itself. Today, lithium-ion batteries have improved life dramatically. But on the horizon is a new battery technology — s

Why We Need OTT Monitoring – Part 2 May 23rd 2019 - 01:00 PM

In the previous article in this series, “Understanding OTT Systems”, we looked at the fundamental differences between unidirectional broadcast and OTT delivery. We investigated the complexity of OTT delivery and observed an insight into the multi-service provider silo culture. In this article we fully analyze a typical OTT delivery channel to