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Now that is how you do a newsroom
Neil Hutchins# "That's TV" is a brand new TV network for the UK that first launched in the South of England in the fourth quarter of 2014. That's TV is designed to emulate the most popular local TV news format in the US and bring it to the UK in the form of live sports, phone-ins and entertainment. Every That's TV affiliate provides its own local programmes for the area in which it operates, and the That's TV Network has already been awarded exclusive licences to operate local TV in Oxford, the Solent, Basingstoke, Reading, Guildford and Salisbury, which together comprise one of the most demographically desirable regions for local programming and associated advertising in the UK.
Tags: iss097 | newsroom | tv network | local tv | thats tv | qnews | work room | Neil Hutchins#
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Creating a plan for your video business
Den Lennie Lets not beat about the bush here. If you have set up a business then the number one priority should be to make money. If you are not seriously focussed on profit then you need to take a long hard look at yourself and ask why did you decide to set up a business at all? If you only want to shoot for art or fun then you are an amateur - it's that simple.
Tags: iss097 | den lennie | video | business | profit | camera | job | money | book | Den Lennie
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Archiving as a service at BBC Studios and Post Production
Kevin Shaw BBC Studios and Post Production (BBC S&PP) is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC that competes for work from both the BBC and the market at large. In the Digital Media Services (DMS) department, we provide an end-to-end solution for what we refer to as "post-post production." Our services include digitization of film and tape, quality control, technical review, compliance editing, restoration and remastering, transcoding (including viewing copies and proxies), file delivery, and hosting.
Tags: iss097 | kevin shaw | post production | bbc studios | digital media services | archive | Kevin Shaw
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Listening and the art of conducting the perfect meeting
[author] Every year, in January, I like to look back to see if I can find a small gem of information, gleaned during the past year of my 30 years in finance, that I can attempt to pass on, sometimes poorly, to our newest members of staff. Today I was asked by one of my team what was the best advice I had ever been given.
Tags: iss097 | peter savage | meeting | finance | office | business | presentation | perfect | [author]
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The business of University: Or lack thereof
Ashley Golder University. Finally a time of critical thinking, training for your future career and coming out with enough knowledge to confidently acquire a job... or rather that is the plan. But what if that doesn't happen? When the £9,000 a year tuition fee, plus the expense of living costs rear their ugly heads and the invoice is sent in the post asking for loan repayment, do you think: was it really worth the money?
Tags: iss097 | ashley golder | university | business | education | money | student | accountability | complaint | Ashley Golder
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Stability not short-term subscriptions
Lewis Kirkaldie I've been watching the prospect of subscription-based tools with interest. I talk to customers a lot, and they too are monitoring the situation. Some can see advantages; others are wary. I think it depends very much on what the tool is. Being able to switch a service on and off is attractive for some applications. I can see that a particular set of video effects, for example, could be vital for a production and previously it was hard to justify a purchase for a one-off job. If you only pay for the time you use it, that is good.
Tags: iss097 | subscription | tools | software | post production | cinegy | applications | Lewis Kirkaldie
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Dialog-based search accelerates content discovery for anyone with a media library
Drew Lanham If you can't find it, then you can't reuse it. Those are a broadcaster's words to live by as media libraries grow at exponential rates. But the need to find and reuse media assets is not confined to large, traditional broadcasters. Organizations of all types and sizes are finding that the ability to uncover media assets quickly and use them immediately is the key to creating new and compelling programming, fulfilling programming requirements, serving their constituents, and realizing revenue streams. The question is, "How?" The answer is, "phonetic-based dialog search."
Tags: iss097 | nexidia | dialog searching | media library | content discovery | broadcast | sport | advertising | editing | house of worship | Drew Lanham
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#TVFUTURES
Callum O Leary Let's be honest here, most students today are very engaged with social media, why wouldn't they be? In the past few years, social media has developed hugely; not just as something you use as a pastime on your desktop or laptop, but a multi-million pound business. It's where the people are. And where the people are is where the advertisers follow. Television has embraced social media as an area where users can interact, take part in competitions and so much more- and almost anything else goes.
Tags: iss097 | tvfutures | student | career | social media | university of portsmouth | cci | Callum O Leary
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Seven thoughts for the New Year
Larry Jordan# It is my favorite time of year - a time of resolutions and predictions. Resolutions are fun. They showcase all the things we would like to have happen in the New Year - provided they don't take too much work on our part. While resolutions are personal, predictions are a group sport. So, after another year writing about our industry and talking with the key movers and shakers, here are seven trends I expect to dominate our thinking in 2015.
Tags: iss097 | larry jordan | new year | resolution | hardware | software | advice | broadcast | trend | Larry Jordan#
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Coffee and TV: Tracking the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with mocha Pro
John Trussler When VFX artists are faced with tight deadlines, they rely on software to address particular pain points, helping them deliver the finished product in time. Such was the case when Soho-based VFX studio Coffee and TV was commissioned to hand off 70 VFX shots in just two weeks for three Samsung Galaxy Note 4 commercial spots. Having recently outfitted the facility with mocha Pro from Imagineer Systems, the artists at Coffee and TV had no idea just how useful the software would prove itself to be.
Tags: iss097 | vfx | coffee and tv | samsung galaxy note 4 | mocha pro | advert | studio | commercial | John Trussler
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Increase productivity while editing
Terry Goyette Using non-linear editing software (NLEs) and digital audio workstations (DAWs) are staples of multimedia editors around the world. Many professionals use an NLE on a Windows PC or a Mac such as Adobe Premiere, FinalCut Pro, Sony Vegas or Avid Media Composer or edit music or sound with a DAW such as Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Logic Pro, Propellerhead Reason or others. Professionals are not the only ones editing. We are now in the age of prosumers (consumers using pro equipment) using HD smartphone cameras uploading to YouTube as well as hearing music produced on home computers with programs like GarageBand and sharing with their friends on social media. There are many keyboard shortcuts to remember, and not always easy ways to navigate these programs with a mouse or keyboard.
Tags: iss097 | post production | editing | software | finalcut pro | timeline | contour design | Terry Goyette
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The fast-moving business of providing pop-up editing suites
Danny Carri Video editing is moving at a fast pace, with video, software and server specifications all changing with the seasons. For production companies who know what they want, hiring an editing system for the duration of a production is an efficient alternative to hiring the services of a post production facility. We have been working with Xstratek, which supplies Post Production Equipment for rental, including specialist Avid editing suites.
Tags: iss097 | danny carri | la micro | video editing | pop up | editing suite | business | tech | Danny Carri
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Four must-haves for modern media workflows: Enhancing your MAM solutions
Laurent Fanichet It's always been about the struggle to manage lots of assets and adapt your MAM to suit in the world of digital media workflows. In the early years, enterprise storage infrastructure couldn't keep pace with the demands of SD, so the first non-linear editing systems were turnkey solutions with proprietary file and file system formats. In the last decade or so, IT-based solutions have finally caught up, and open solutions for shared storage are now readily available at price points affordable for even boutique post houses.
Tags: iss097 | MAM | media | workflow | post production | 4k | Laurent Fanichet
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What is the future of media creation, salaries and content distribution across all sectors?
Thomas Urbye Often this very question is debated by experts in our industry, but many have their own agenda, whether that be advertising creation, media buying, low budget film-making, publicly funded television, subscription based services and beyond. But what is the real future for our viewing habits, those of us working in this industry and who will succeed and who will fail in the next five years as technology and human behaviour changes faster than in the last 75 years?
Tags: iss097 | The look | thomas urbye | media | creation | content distribution | salaries | Thomas Urbye
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Post Production gear guide - what new products to watch out for in 2015
Beth Zarkhosh With 2015 now upon us what better way to start by being in the know with all the latest gear for video editing? We all know the editing process can be a stressful one, so having the right equipment and being organised will help you to become more productive this year.
Tags: iss097 | post production | guide | 8k | ultra hd | monitor | thunderbolt | d2 | standing desk | backlit editing keyboard | panasonic | hxa500 | Beth Zarkhosh
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Time out
Dick Hobbs. Charles Holland Duell, United States Commissioner of Patents from 1898 to 1901, is supposed to have said "Everything that can be invented has been invented". It is pretty certain that this is a completely apocryphal story, of course, but it sticks in the memory.
Tags: iss097 | cutting room | comment | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
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3sixtymedia implements Universal Videohub 288 with ITV
Taig McNab Taig McNab joined ITV in the Spring of 2011 and was quickly thrown into project managing the move of 3sixtymedia, ITV's post facility, from Quay Street in Manchester to MediaCityUK. Brought onboard as technical manager, not only was Taig responsible for looking after all of the operational aspects of 3sixtymedia's existing facility, he also had to start planning for the move to Salford, which at that moment in time was a little under a year away.
Tags: iss097 | itv | 3sixtymedia | universal videohub 288 | post production | mediacityUK | Taig McNab
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Studio furniture at the cutting edge
Graham Buchanan Custom Consoles was established in 1996 to meet the market demand for efficient and robust studio furniture at accountant-friendly prices. That may sound trite but we were working in SI roles ourselves and knew from direct experience how difficult it was to commission third-party desks built to the high standards our clients needed. As the company's name reflects, we specialised from the start in producing furniture tailored to the specific technical requirements and room dimensions appropriate to each project. Our objective was to reduce capital costs wherever possible. Custom Consoles built its name on the design and manufacture of bespoke furniture to a client base that includes the BBC, Channel 4, Carlton, TV4 Sweden, and Sony.
Tags: iss097 | studio | furniture | custom consoles | editing | post production | Graham Buchanan
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Still unsure about cloud editing? Read this..
Stephen Streater For all the talk about the cloud in the past couple of years, it can still be a bit of a mystery. When it comes to editing video in the cloud, some people still struggle with the concept. Is cloud editing secure? Do I need special knowledge? Why switch from traditional editing workflows? Won't cloud editing use a lot of bandwidth, especially with 4K video? Those are fair questions, and ones that often keep people from incorporating the cloud into their workflows.
Tags: iss097 | cloud | broadcast | workflow | editing | post production | Stephen Streater
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Fixing it in parallel
Daniele Siragusano Whenever something went wrong in television production, the cry was always "We'll fix it in post". Except that there was rarely enough time, in a broadcast schedule, to fix anything. Today we expect every programme - even routine television programmes like daily dramas - to look and sound perfect. But we still do not have enough time to correct everything in post. The only answer is to find a better way of working.
Tags: iss097 | editing | post production | workflow | filmlight | coronation street | visual effects | Daniele Siragusano
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