Dubai Channels Network (DCN), official media organization of Dubai, has been a long time customer of Lawo, having previously deployed numerous Lawo V__pro8 video processing units for embedding/de-embedding, frame-syncing, color correction and other tasks, while also reducing valuable weight, rack-space and power requirements.
Connecting with the audience and hearing what people have to say about current issues - as well as getting expert opinion - is a major part of news, current affairs and even entertainment programming today. But like many techniques and technologies it is not an entirely new concept.
Interactivity is being increasingly integrated into professional broadcasting productions, as shown by the recent run of reality search-for-a-star shows. India’s Got Talent (IGT) selected Skype to extend contributions from not just round the studio but the entire country. Skype connectivity was made possible through a Riedel Communications STX-200 interface
NewTek is now shipping its TalkShow VS-100, a video calling production system designed specifically for television studios and live video producers to facilitate interviews and live video via Skype that can be seamlessly integrated as guest speakers or story background into any live production.
Broadcasters are always on the lookout for a less expensive way to do business. It turns out the popular long-distance phone service Skype has partnered with Riedel, Quicklink, NewTek and Matrox to provide a good solution.
With the release of an approved SMPTE 2110 standard, the video sector of broadcast and production has additional guidance for further development. The audio portion of content generation and delivery has also some guidance, but less so. Certainly AES67 is key to AoIP delivery, but what about larger audio network issues?
The recent Rock in Rio festival in the Barra Olympic Park held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was broadcast live on Globosat and mixed live on a Lawo mc²96 Grand Production Console. It represented the first time a Lawo mc²96 console was used for such a large-scale music concert.
While it seems that everyone today is launching a new podcast, few know how to do it. Though on the surface it might appear easy, the devil is in the details. Here’s the right way to approach the task.
AES67 audio networking was a hot topic at IBC. To help readers better understand the technology, The Broadcast Bridge has released a 3-part series written by Andreas Hildebrand, Senior Product Manager and Evangelist for RAVENNA technology. If your work touches audio, read this series. Part 2 in the package is highlighted
[Editor’s Note: Kevin Duff is an award-winning live television sound supervisor and dubbing mixer with over 30 years of industry experience on some of the largest TV productions. Here he provides a first-hand account of using the Solid State Logic System T mixing console, a live-to-air broadcast audio production system t