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There is a disturbing and growing consensus among viewers that many movies and TV shows today are under illuminated or simply too dark. As DOPs, we surely share some of the blame, but there is plenty of blame to go around.
If industry reports are to be believed, Apple is poised to release a mixed-reality headset at some point in 2023. Of course, it’s anyone’s guess when Apple’s Reality Pro will actually see the holographic light of day, but one thing is worth noting: The advent of a mass-produced AR headset (albeit at 3000 USD) could portend significant changes for DOPs looking ahead to working in the AR space.
Many NAB Shows visitors don’t realize that some of the most valuable technical information released at NAB Shows emanates from BEITC sessions. The job titles of all but one speaker in the conference are all related to engineering, technology, development and research.
Virtual production studios are popping up across the globe as the latest solution for safe and cost/time-effective TV and movie production. This method replaces on location shooting and, by utilizing all-encompassing LED walls (often called “volumes”), is fundamentally changing the way motion pictures are produced.
As we approach the 2023 NAB Show in the NAB centenary year, we celebrate the unique insight and influence of the Broadcast Engineering & IT Conference that happens alongside the show each year.
There is growing debate over the ethical and legal implications of using millions of images drawn from the internet to train AI powered software to create ‘new’ images. It feels like the beginning of a journey which could have profound implications for the creative industries – so it is perhaps predictable that the legal battles have begun.
Fox Sports’ broadcast of the 2022 Baseball World Series was a real eye-opener, and it wasn’t just because the Houston Astros handily defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in six games. After all, for those in the know, the Astros were the heavily favored team so the outcome shouldn’t have been too surprising. But what was surprising and even amazing to many broadcast professionals were the quality of the images from the center-field cameras.
In television, ‘talent’ isn’t just the people in front of the camera. Everyone working at a station needs talent, dedication, initiative, and team spirit to succeed.