Virtual Reality (VR). There are basically two camps; you love it or could not care less. The rabid VR fans look for every hit of a new product, technique or movie/clip to try. The reality is that creating VR content requires both new technology and new techniques. Fortunately much
As college media departments face the difficult and costly task of covering their sports teams’ practices and games with minimal resources, they are increasingly installing remotely controlled camera systems operated by a single staff member or small production team.
The Broadcast Bridge spoke with James Eddershaw, newly appointed managing director of Shotoku UK to hear the latest products and people news from the robotics and camera support manufacturer. Eddershaw has recently been appointed Managing Director of Shotoku UK, replacing Mike Wolfe, a founder of Shotoku UK, who is assuming
When we think of an icon, what comes to mind is a symbol that represents something fundamental in our lives. For those who have operated television cameras, even from the earliest days of broadcasting, one of those iconic symbols is Vinten brand pedestals and heads.
The use of on-screen graphics to add value and content to a broadcast is a longstanding production technique. The integration of interactive graphics into a live broadcast, although a more recent addition, is now a staple of news and sports productions worldwide.
The Dubai World Cup, the horse race with the richest prize money in the sport, takes place on 26 March, broadcast live to 100 countries including the UK, Republic of Ireland, Australia, France, Russia and Japan, plus North America and the Caribbean. TV coverage is being coordinated by rights management company Racecourse
The new Apple iPhone X is an excellent video camera for news and documentary interviews. But creating a very lightweight package around it can be challenging. I took the challenge and here are the results.
On 25 May 2018, a new EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force and will apply across all EU member states. Pending the outcome of Brexit this also includes the UK. There are potentially serious implications for drone filmmakers and in an increasingly litigious society it is probably only a matter
A quick look at the lens to display pipeline highlights some trivial-seeming bottlenecks that place important constraints on motion imaging systems. One of these is the connection to the consumer display. The announcement of HDMI 2.1 is key to advancing to 4K and beyond, with additional support for HDR, and increased
Many broadcasters and sports production companies are migrating to HDR production. However, this move is not straightforward. Just as the move from 4:3 to 16:9 raised many issues, the move to a high dynamic range (HDR) and a wider color gamut (WGC) as defined in ITU standards Rec.2020 and Rec.2100 present many
The Athletics department at the University of Maine (UMaine) selected Z-HD5000 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai to provide the pristine picture quality and outstanding ease of use they needed. Building on the benefits the cameras bring to their live sports productions, the university also plans to extend its use of Z‑H