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.
Engineers and technologists have demonstrated amazing feats of achievement over the past year in making remote production work during lockdown. Is this now the new way of working? Or do we run the risk of forgetting something fundamental to broadcasting?
Regardless of the pace of customer uptake or the readiness of 4K delivery infrastructure, 4K production is accelerating. Increasing consumer demand for 4K displays and content is driving adoption in both acquisition and post-production across every film and television segment.
Smartphone mobile journalism has been gaining much interest in recent months, it’s versatility and ease of use certainly has major benefits, and the pixel count arguably rivals professional cameras, but is it the utopian solution some would have us believe?
As the IOC prepares the largest 8K UHD production yet, from the Winter Olympics in South Korea, it’s worth asking if this ultra-high resolution format will ever be broadcast wider than the shores of Japan. In short, the answer is negative, but that won’t stop vendors developing a full production chain, just in case.
The success, or not, of ATSC 3.0 will depend greatly on viewers being willing to buy new TV sets. An April nationwide consumer survey shows high consumer interest in the features the standard may offer. But, will it be enough to launch the next generation of broadcast technology?
Stereo audio more closely matches the sound humans hear with their own ears because it offers the added dimension of positioning. Unlike a single mono microphone, stereo provides the viewer sound images that correspond to the location of sounds in the scene being watched.
Many software applications claim Artificial Intelligence (AI) or machine learning as their underlying power. Is this just marketing hype, or is AI a really useful technology for the media and entertainment sector?
AI is not new, it’s been around for half a century or so, but it is only recently that the term has been cropping up in product descriptions. So, what is it and what potential does it have for this sector?
Recording interviews is a bread and butter task for most news reporters. Working alone for various media simultaneously, reporters without assistance often have to get both good audio and video. Here is a guide on how to achieve high quality results.
It has been over ten years since the first video-capable DSLR cameras hit the market. Not only did the new generation of smaller video cameras turn the video production on its head, but it propelled a decade of innovation of high-quality audio for these small cameras.