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The Ongoing Evolution of Subtitling Technology
Dean Wales As a subtitling technology developer and manufacturer we’re currently and frequently hearing remarks along the lines of us ‘having it easy’ at the moment. This has typically spun out from the fact that there hasn’t been any really significant and therefore demanding technology shifts in the industry that have affected us for a while.
Tags: iss131 | captions | subtitling | ott | speechmatics | live subtitling | live subtitles | Dean Wales
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Highly Experienced
Dick Hobbs. I was recently asked to write an article on quality of experience in video streaming. Obviously the first thing I did was ask Saint Google to find me recent research on the subject.
Tags: iss110 | streaming | bt | broadband | professor pitts | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
Contributing Author Dick Hobbs. Click to read
How to solve a problem like 4k
Peter Savage 2 A lack of standards and content is holding back sales of 4k television sets and, until that situation changes, there is very little the consumer electronics business can do about it, writes Peter Savage
Tags: iss108 | azule | finance | 4k | netflix | bt sport | Peter Savage 2
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CLASS - Where do captions & subtitles live?
Bruce Devlin Its not uncommon to see ability to insert/extract captions/subtitles as part of a tender requirement or product specification. But in a file-based world, what does this mean and where are we inserting/extracting to/from?
Tags: iss104 | subtitles | captions | display | media asset management | broadcast | Bruce Devlin
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Outside broadcast gets a breath of fresh air
KitPlus Capturing what's happening remote from the studio has moved beyond the broadcast truck parked street-side.
Tags: iss099 | garland | outside broadcast | bt sport | uplink | transmission | KitPlus
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Manage and Monitor
Will Strauss# News Analysis with Will Strauss
Tags: iss094 | Manage | Monitor | TMD | Ikegami | Sony | Cameracorps | BT | TSL | Dalet | Ross Video | Front Porch Digital | Sonnet Tech | StorNext | EditShare | Imagine Comms | T&M | Phabrix | Facillis | Vidcheck | Will Strauss#
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Centralised tapeless workflow at BT sport studios
Steve Montgomery Steve Montgomery investigates the highly flexible and effective tapeless workflow within BT Sports new broadcast complex.
Tags: iss088 | BT sport | tapeless workflow | Steve Montgomery
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The Digital Production Partnership
Simon Pegg The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) was founded in January 2011 by the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, with representation from Sky, Channel 5, S4/C, UKTV, and BT Sport, to help speed the transition to fully digital production and distribution in television. As part of its work, the group has established common delivery standards based on the AS-11 file format and the UKDPP shim intended to maximize the ease and efficiency of an all digital workflow by providing a tightly constrained medium for file-based content delivery.
Tags: iss086 | Wohler Technologies | The Digital Production Partnership | BBC | ITV | Channel 4 | Sky | Channel 5 | S4/C | UKTV | BT | Moitoring | Test measurement | RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform | Simon Pegg
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Cloud STB with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# Its like trying to get to Heathrow in time for your flight. Many of us have to go there by road and the journey will involve travelling on the UKs busiest motorways. Even outside rush hour the journey may be quick, or not so quick or a real nightmare. This is a bit like live streaming video on the Internet.
Tags: iss078 | cloud stb | bt connection | storage | iplayer | on demand | itv player | connected tv summit | stb | dvb | Bob Pank#
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Photon Beard shines bright in South India
Peter Daffarn On 23 January 2013, the highly anticipated Mathrubhumi News Channel, part of a 24-hour Malayalam-language cable television network based in Trivandrum, capital city of the state of Kerala on the southwest coast of India, was officially launched. Also launched that day was India’s first wirelessly controlled studio lighting/dimming system, all provided by Photon Beard.
Tags: iss074 | photon beard | peter daffarn | south india | tv studio | lighting | highlight | wireless control | dmx | zero 88 | solution xl | led | IGBT dimmers | wi-light | Peter Daffarn
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The joy of field editing
Kieron Seth#

In the world of remote working, cloud storage and instant news, the ability to edit on location at a shoot has become a pre-requisite. Only a few years ago, field editing used to be merely about the quick rough cut, the assembly of proxy files or simply the ingest of media in an edit-friendly format. These days, however, energy efficient, high performance processors allow for the complete post production process on a laptop. Now, programme turnaround times can be slashed with editorial decisions made on the spot.

Tags: iss073 | field editing | blackmagic ultrastudio | grass valley | storm mobile | panasonic BT-LH1760 | MX02 Mini | Qio external card | Kieron Seth#
Contributing Author Kieron Seth# Click to read
Thinking of buying an OLED - read this first...
N/A For the uninitiated, OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode, which, as opposed to LCD, works without a backlight and can therefore be very light and thin. This is an undoubted advantage. Unfortunately, its an advantage that comes at a price.
Tags: autocue | iss059 | oled | lcd | oled monitor | rec709 | bt.709 | N/A
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Reviewed DSC Labs Chroma Du Monde
N/A Visual Impact were provided with a DSC Labs CamAlign CDM 28R Chroma Du Monde to test at their Teddington base this week, and unsurprisingly were impressed with what they found.
Tags: DSC Labs | Chroma Du Monde | iss054 | test chart | visuals | visual impact | HD ITU-R BT.709 | N/A
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Getting the 3D words right
N/A Captions and sub-titling in 3D is not so easy as in 2D. The words cannot simply be superimposed over 3D content. They need to be accurately positioned in the depth plane otherwise they can create visual confusion and break the whole 3D illusion.
Tags: iss052 | 3d captions | 3d sub-titling | subtitles | captions | dvb-3dtv | depth disparity | cel-soft | N/A
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A decaying elephant...filmed
N/A Assignment: To film 24/7 the six week decay of a dead five tonne adult elephant in the wild. Reason: to learn how the death creates six million calories of fat, meat and guts, feeding a whole new cycle of life.
Tags: iss052 | tx | tigress productions | remote hd camera | hdcamballs | bradley engineering | telecast viper | Panasonic BT-LH1760 HD LCD Monitor | xdcam | N/A
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Why do broadcasters need to take an interest in connected TV
N/A With ever-increasing amounts of content available, were heading towards a world where catch-up TV will enable you to access last weeks content as easily as todays.
Tags: iss051 | experts | s and t | strategy and technology | multicast | ip delivery | mheg | youview | iptv | hbbtv | cabletv | connected tv | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Distribution and Delivery 2010
N/A Distribution and Delivery are two elements of in the broadcast chainthat get taken pretty much for granted but both are highly important. My focus in this summary is on equipment and software introduced since IBC 2009 and in the run-up to NAB 2010.
Tags: nab | ibc | iss040 | distribution and delivery | evs | hiltron | ppm | sislive | telecast fibre | bts | broadcast traffic system | omnibus | pebble beach | pharos | playbox | publitronic | N/A
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Africans in London TV
N/A Is IPTV the future of television for all?
Tags: africans in london | ail tv | iptv | iss029 | gdbtv | N/A
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Back in the days before microprocessors
N/A Back in the days before microprocessors, Character Generators were members of the Graphics Department armed with sheets of Letraset and cardboard.
Tags: character generator | aston | caption puller | iss022 | graphics | captions | subtitling | aston 4 | N/A
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