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Core Insights - Improving Headset Comms At Extreme Events May 5th 2021 - 09:30 AM

Without intercom, a live broadcast production would soon degenerate into chaos. A whole industry has been built on the protocols intercom users have adopted and everybody involved in the production must be able to hear the director’s instructions, clearly and concisely.

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DORNA, the commercial rights holder of the FIM MotoGP World Championships, will produce shows for 19 MotoGP events in 15 countries.

Grass Valley Gear Up DORNA Sports MotoGP Production May 4th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Grass Valley’s Kahuna 6400 production switcher is central to DORNA Sports’ workflow for the live production of the 2021 Grand Prix motorcycling season.

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Practical High Dynamic Range (HDR) Broadcast Workflows - Part 2 May 4th 2021 - 09:00 AM

There is a school of thought that suggests increasing the brightness through the contrast control on a television will give a higher dynamic range. However, this doesn’t necessarily increase the contrast ratio. Quantization noise is the enemy of dynamic range and increasing brightness in a system with a low bit depth makes quantizing banding obvious. When banding occurs, the brightness must be turned down to remove it or, the bit depth should be increased.

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Grass Valley’s cloud-based platform for broadcast distributes quality remote production incorporating familiar control surfaces.

GV AMPP Powers Cloud Production For Electronic Arts Competitive Gaming Entertainment Online Esports April 28th 2021 - 11:00 AM

Electronic Arts Competitive Gaming Entertainment (CGE), the company’s esports division, selected GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform) to enable fully distributed, remote production for its major competitive gaming events EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21 and Apex Legends.

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Practical High Dynamic Range (HDR) Broadcast Workflows - Part 1 April 27th 2021 - 09:30 AM

HDR is taking the broadcasting world by storm. The combination of a greater dynamic range and wider color gamut is delivering images that truly bring the immersive experience to home viewers. Vibrant colors and detailed specular highlights build a kind of realism into broadcast productions that our predecessors could only ever have dreamed of.

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HDR: Part 23 - DOPs: How Useful Is The iPhone Really For Professional Production? April 26th 2021 - 09:00 AM

We’ve heard the hype, and I admit I’ve contributed my fair share. The iPhone is able to capture impressively sharp, high-resolution images that stand up to critical examination even when magnified and viewed on a 20-meter cinema screen. The iPhone’s onboard software compensates for the most egregious image defects, applying on-the-fly color correction, noise reduction, and broad optical compensation that eliminates chromatic aberrations, barrel distortion, and a host of other things, from what is, after all, an exceedingly modest lens.

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