The Broadcast Bridge assesses how far UHD has come and finds rollout hindered by being inextricably bound up with the complexities of High Dynamic Range (HDR). The industry was hoping for 4K consumer displays sales to kick up, driven with the UHD HDR broadcast of the FIFA World Cup from Russia, alongside many other major sporting events.
Visitors searched the 2019 NAB Show exhibit halls, technical sessions and conferences for valuable clues to make the best high-stakes bets on the changing future of broadcast TV.
In the realm of video technology, I — like many others — predicted one thing entirely wrong a few years ago. I assumed by 2018 the hard drive would be dead and gone and solid state flash memory would have totally replaced it. I was incorrect. It is interesting to understand why the predicted transition has yet to occur.
There are many, many choices of microphones available for video recording — from lavaliers to shotguns to on camera-mounted mics. How do you choose the right mic for the given situation? Here’s a guide.
Despite the proliferation of webinars that seem to be trying to replace social interaction, I believe there is definitely a future for the webinar when used in the right context.
When video servers first appeared in the broadcast marketplace, few could have predicted how important this technology would become. Fewer still could have guessed at the explosion of video server vendors, the competition, and as of today, the implosion of prices. Yet, that is the situation the industry finds itself. For the task of playout, video servers rule.
The concept of a leaf-spine IP network design is well understood for data centers. Video engineers traditionally have relied on the any-to-any concept based on video routers. Here is a brief tutorial on how leaf-spine design works.
In my view, there has never been a more exciting time to be working in broadcast television. IP is roaring ahead, and SDI is demonstrating a massive resurgence. Audio is coming into its own with object processing, and HDR is redefining how we shoot programs. And then there’s AI.
Working from home has given many the opportunity to upskill and improve their knowledge of the countless advances in broadcast television. But the key challenge is knowing where to start with your learning. Many vendors provide excellent white papers and high-quality sources of information, but it’s often difficult to cut through the marketing hype to understand what we need to know, and more importantly, why.