Look What You Missed Last Month December 5th 2018 - 08:00 AM

Part of The Broadcast Bridge November coverage examined new solutions in PTZ cameras and deep learning, AI-centric control systems. Combined, these two articles focus on enabling autonomous sports production and assisted or automatic image capture from seemingly impossible locations.

The Rise Of The Robotic Camera October 19th 2018 - 09:00 AM

The rise of the PTZ camera, discussed in a previous post, fits into the wider trends for remote operation, robotic cameras, and automated content production. We spoke with Mark Roberts Motion Control (Nikon-owned since 2016), one of the pioneers in robotic cameras to gain insight into the drivers for this, new…

The Rise Of The PTZ Camera October 9th 2018 - 11:00 AM

A few years ago, remote Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras were regarded as being low quality and not suitable for professional use. Thanks to the advances in sensor, IP technology, the introduction of fanless designs and optical image stabilisers, the balance has been tipped in favour of remote cameras as…

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Color and Colorimetry – Part 2 July 3rd 2019 - 11:00 AM

At one time the only repeatable source of light on Earth was the sun. Later it was found that if bodies were made hot enough, they would radiate light. Any treatment of illumination has to start with the radiation from heated bodies.

LEDs Change Production Lighting June 21st 2019 - 08:00 AM

LED lights have fundamentally changed the art of light and shadow. Long gone are the days of heavy, hot lights connected with thick cables and noisy generators. Today’s LED lights are compact, battery-operated and cool enough to be easily handled by a single person.