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HDR: Part 44 - Creative Technology - 2021 Cinematography Roundup January 13th 2022 - 09:00 AM

Filmmaking is now an artform with a long history, and that means a lot of received knowledge. Things like primes being better than zooms, and characterful primes best of all. The public attitude to that orthodoxy, though, is starting to show some signs of changing, and the dawn of a new year seems like a good time to examine some of the ways that’s starting to show up in production.

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Flowics And Grass Valley Partner For Cloud-Based Graphics January 5th 2022 - 11:00 AM

Flowics Graphics says it supports the GV Media Universe Alliance to add broadcast-quality HTML5 cloud-based graphics to live productions.

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HDR: Part 43 - Creative Technology - Color Balancing Different Light Sources January 4th 2022 - 09:00 AM

Creating an LED light that looks reasonable, both on camera and to the eye, is no longer that difficult.

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TV production continues to successfully adapt to safety mandates and limitations to capture live events.

2021: Remote Tech Challenge Met December 31st 2021 - 09:00 AM

If 2020 was considered a disruptive one for the television production community, 2021 was a year where trial and error and the lessons learned became real-world REMI deployments to keep live sports and entertainment content on the air. Production studios too learned to adapt with fewer crew allowed inside and social distancing becoming the new normal.

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HDR: Part 42 - Creative Technology - Surviving Evolution December 20th 2021 - 09:00 AM

2021 saw the end of a British lighting institution with the demise of Photon Beard. The company has existed since the founding of R. R. Beard Limited, founded in 1882 by a man who reveled in the fantastic name of Robert Royou Beard.

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Grass Valley’s Agile Media Processing Platform will help orchestrate customers’ move to cloud-based operations.

Refocused Grass Valley Puts Cloud-Based AMPP At The Center Of Its Universe December 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Back in the fall of 2020, several months after private equity firm Black Dragon Capital completed its acquisition of Grass Valley, it became apparent to the company’s management team that it had an unpolished jewel in the GV portfolio that needed attention. Given the virtualization changes, cost cutting and high demand for new content occurring within the industry, customers who served as beta testers told them, “this AMPP thing is going to change the industry.”

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A brave drone owner/operator provided exciting live action close-up shots that ramped up the TV magic. Graphics courtesy KRMS-TV.

Live OB TV: It’s A Magic Show - Part 2 December 13th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Planning for any kind of live TV broadcasting starts with a ‘what-if?’ list. What if the power source fails? What if a key production person gets sick or hurt? What if broadband internet access becomes unstable? What are the chances for each ‘what-if?’ and what back-up alternatives fit the budget? The list should be as lengthy as it is easy to edit.

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HDR: Part 41 - Creative Technology - LED Tech Update December 10th 2021 - 09:00 AM

A technology might seem to be near maturity when design approaches that were once theoretical, and impractical to build, become easier to make and start to hit the market. LED lighting isn’t necessarily easy to build in 2021, which is why it’s still not as affordable as we’d all like, but some advanced techniques are becoming more everyday.

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