4K Cameras in 2/3 format for UHD Production September 24th 2014 - 11:55 AM

Grass Valley and Hitachi both showed 4K cameras for the UHD production market at IBC 2014. Cameras with 2/3 in sensors are thought to deliver the ideal depth of field and sensitivity for general studio and sports production. Although the super 35 format is good for cinematography, accurate focusing can be challenging. Not…

An Exploration into the Impact of Middle-Mile Optimization on Content Delivery Bottlenecks September 22nd 2014 - 05:02 PM

In this whitepaper you’ll learn: results of an industry-wide content acceleration technology “bake-off”; the benefits of middle-mile optimization on content acceleration technologies; the testing methodologies and approach we used when comparing providers; and independent third-party corroboration of the test results. This whitepaper is a detailed look into the methods and r…

Lawo premieres mc²36 compact console at IBC September 12th 2014 - 03:18 PM

Lawo lauched their new mc²36 console at IBC 2014. The all-in-one mixing desk has a comprehensive feature set that covers broadcast, theater, house of worship, live and install applications. It is natively equipped with RAVENNA/AES67 technology to integrate seamlessly into IP infrastructures. Along with uncompromised sound quality and Lawo-grade mic …

How To Work Without Batteries September 5th 2014 - 06:01 PM

Camera and monitor batteries - what’s not to like? They’re portable, rechargeable and easy to use. Well, actually, there are some drawbacks. Batteries can be heavy, expensive to replace and difficult and costly to travel with, as airline passengers know all too well. This last issue has become…

Fast Turnaround Production with Quantel InterSite September 4th 2014 - 02:31 PM

Fast turnaround television production has always been a demanding environment. Success in news and sport depends upon satisfying two competing objectives of speed to air and the creation of a compelling story. Speed to air requires closely coupled systems that allow media to be ingested, edited and played out in…

The Integrated Network September 3rd 2014 - 10:05 AM

Integrating optical and copper transport of A/V and IP signals. Optical transport has been a mainstay in the broadcast and production industry for decades. The introduction of optical transport made a huge difference sending content over long distances. It solved the challenge of moving content within boundaries of cities,…

Audio Repair and Restoration — Where Do I Start? September 3rd 2014 - 09:22 AM

These days, audio and video recordings can be made by almost anyone. From smartphones to sophisticated studios and sound stages, large amounts of media content are created daily. And as our world becomes increasingly and audibly congested, the rate of ruined recordings is rising in tandem. Human error, unexpected electrical…

Systems Management in the IT Universe September 2nd 2014 - 08:52 PM

When exactly did IT become such a significant presence in the broadcast plant? Conventional wisdom points to the birth of digital television. In retrospect, the seeds of TV facility computerization began the moment stations considered how automation might improve traditional facility workflow processes.