Super Bowl LIII Set To Dazzle On CBS January 22nd 2019 - 08:00 AM

This year’s Super Bowl LIII telecast on CBS will be produced and broadcast into millions of living rooms by employing the usual plethora of traditional live production equipment, along with a few wiz bang additions like 4K UHD and an 8K camera for replays, and specially equipped wireless handheld c…

New CE Association Formed to Promote 8K Ecosystem January 10th 2019 - 12:05 PM

At CES 2019 it was announced that several leading display technology manufacturers have formed a new coalition to help promote 8K products to consumers and other commercial industries. The so-called 8K Association (8KA) will work on developing the entire value chain for 8K, with an initial focus on supporting the early…

IP - A Golden Opportunity ? September 25th 2018 - 10:00 AM

Broadcast television has witnessed many advances in technology since the first electronic images were transmitted in the 1930’s, and none have been as influential or disruptive as IP. But are we now at the dawn of the perfect win-win outcome? Can manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and broadcasters all equally gain from IP m…

Cameras and Their Viewfinders June 4th 2018 - 01:00 PM

The camera viewfinder is an essential tool to compose a shot and, in many cases, to focus. Early film cameras used a separate viewfinder, but the invention of the reflex mirror shutter by ARRI in 1937 allowed the operator a parallax-free view through the taking lens. Television cameras developed along a…

Articles You May Have Missed – May 30, 2018 May 30th 2018 - 08:00 AM

A battle is brewing among some equipment providers focused on, you guessed it, more pixels. And, if history is any predictor, the broadcast and production industries may in fact soon be faced with managing images composed of approximately 33 million pixels. But do viewers really need 8K capture and display?

VIDI Selects Apantac Multiviewers To Support World Cup Production May 28th 2018 - 10:00 AM

In 2017, global broadcast transmission services provider VIDI installed multiple Apantac Mi-16 Multiviewers to support live football (soccer) coverage in Germany. Those multiviewers now provide all the visual monitoring of the video transmission between on-site venues and the production center. The transmissions are also remotely monitored from the VIDI control center…

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Don’t Miss These Two Popular Articles February 13th 2019 - 08:00 AM

Audio technology remains among the highest-read categories of articles on The Broadcast Bridge website. Despite the lore that digital audio is “simple,” it is not. In this tutorial, Frank Beacham explains why choosing higher sample rates do not necessarily result in a better recording. Learn how to leverage the science beh…