Recall the actor Tom Cruise in the movie, "Minority Report"? Cruise stands before a large, wraparound screen and with his hands in mid-air manipulates and directs dynamic elements and information being displayed. The movie calls the process, "scrubbing the image." Could such virtual control of video servers, cameras and production switchers be just around the corner for broadcasters?
The SMPTE Interoperable Master Format, also known by its abbreviation IMF, has become a buzz word in the industry today. Netflix, Sony Pictures and others have adopted the media exchange format to ensure the highest level of asset compatibility from one organization to its suppliers, clients and outlets. You should be next.
The new “Electric Dreams” anthology of Philip K. Dick sci-fi stories was produced on both sides of the Atlantic--which is fitting for a series that spans so many worlds of fantasy.
I need a new TV
Okay, I want a new TV, but my old Sony projection TV, circa 1995, just won't quit. The second receiver built into the set did stop working, but I don’t need it because I’m watching via cable. Even though the TV set is not even ATSC compliant, I refuse to replace it until it dies.
As video merges with still photography creating a new category of non-professional “digital journalists” at news outlets throughout the world, a good question to ask ourselves is what is lost with this trend. The American Press Institute has some answers in a new study.
If you are one of those people who think that all HDMI cables are the same, you are not only wrong, but you may be missing out on some major features of 4K television like HDR, high frame rate and the lack of a wide color gamut.
Systems integrator Studiotech Belgium supplied African broadcaster RTI (Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne) with new technology and staff for the 8th Francophone Games, which were held recently in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Africa. Before shipping the equipment, it was completely installed, configured and tested at Studiotech’s Belgium headquarters.
The Ultra HD Forum will expand on priorities for the next “Phase B” of UHD technologies at IBC 2017 in response to a detailed survey of 50 TV operators from around the world.
Boston first hosted Macworld in August of 1993 and it was there I bought a $2,500 Radius VideoVision I/O board that worked with Adobe Premiere v2.0. The year was a pivot point for the low-end NLE market as it transitioned from “barely workable” as I describe in this VideoVision review, to “quite practical.”
For editors, production and post technology will be the focus of their interests at 2017 NAB.