Grass Valley is one of the foremost providers of sports and news post production equipment around the world. And with their acquisition of SAM, their solutions are just going to get better. Here’s a snapshot of where the company’s technology is just prior to NAB 2018.
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
The FAA just released its long-awaited rules for legally operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for both commercial and personal use. While there are restrictions, some are applauding that the FAA’s decision to drop a requirement for a pilot’s license, requiring instead a test-based special certificate.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) mounted a microLite transmitter on a UAV to help HeliVideo Productions provide unique drone-based live HD coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament for FOX Sports.
Anyone can buy and fly a UAV-drone. All the exhibits at this year’s NAB show made that obvious. What was typically glossed over were the finer points of the flight science that makes them work—and why drones can make a less-than-perfect camera platform. Helicopter and UAV pilot John Wat
While the Federal Aviation Administration has begun to allow the use of drones in film and TV production, there are still too many restrictions, according to filmmakers. Particularly around camera weight and night time shoots.
The UAV or unmanned air vehicle is also popularly called a drone. Once the province of the military, they are now available for commercial purposes and to the consumer. In this new series, John Watkinson looks at how they work, what they can and can’t do, with an emphasis o
When director Andrew H. Petersen founded his Drone Dudes production company in 2005, he combined his unique experience in RC (remote control) and drone technology with his talents in filmmaking. Now, Petersen uses Hypercore SLIM battery packs from Switronix to power the array of handheld cameras for his unique aerial projects.
Esports, or live gaming competitions stage before large audiences, is the latest market segment to attract the attention of professional production equipment vendors. At the 2018 IBC Show Grass Valley will host a live eSports competition on the company’s exhibit stand.
Raycom Media has more than JVC 260 GY-HM660 ProHD mobile news cameras in use throughout its local news operations. With built-in IP capabilities, the cameras have improved workflow efficiencies for multimedia journalists (MMJs) in the field.
Raycom Media owns and/or provides services for 65 television stations and 2 radio stations in 44 markets
A search engine shows the term, “Video IP” has more than 66 million hits. While the phrase may be popular, only a small percentage of those sites are able to add to the professional technical knowledge base needed to build and manage an IP-centric video production or broadcast facility
Fremont Studios, Seattle, has purchased four VariCam LT 4K camcorders for diverse mobile and studio projects. Offering an upgraded shading mode, as well as tally and return video management, the VariCam LT with CineLive is set up for live and “near live” multi-cam use for events, television shows, corporate productions and
Audio can be edited these days on virtually any personal computer. Professionals, however, need to understand storage drives in order to get the best results. Here’s what to look for when buying drives for audio editing.