Today’s broadcast engineers face a unique challenge, one that is likely unfamiliar to these professionals. The challenge is to design, build and operate IP-centric solutions for video and audio content.
Grass Valley and production services company Gearhouse Broadcast recently joined forces to supply the technology and engineering expertise required to deliver Australia’s first 4K UHD live broadcast: six hours of content from the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 for supercars—the country’s annual, premier touring car event—without commercial breaks.
Object storage offers a new paradigm. As a data storage system, it is something that can be installed on site, but it is also the basis for most of the storage available on the public cloud. However, its use as a valuable technology in M&E — both for active workflow storage and long-term asset preservation — is less understood. This tutorial will explain why it is so useful, how it works, the problems it solves, and how it differs from other approaches.
Outside broadcast and facilities company NEP Group has bought uplink and communications provider SIS LIVE. The acquisition adds links and SNG (satellite newsgathering) vehicles to NEP’s existing fleet of OB trucks, support units and flyaway systems. The deal follows the announcement earlier this month that NEP had taken over slow motion and robotic camera specialist the Fletcher Group.
On Oct. 4th, Pittsburgh, Penn.-based NEP Group, a provider of outsourced production services, recently held a ribbon cutting on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh to open a new production facility called Pitt Studios that will support the production of the school’s college athletics telecasts.
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