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360 degree video storage requirements
Dave Frederick Swim with bears, run with the bulls, get a pads-eye view of a rocket launch: 360 degree video production, also known as cinematic VR, makes these and many other bucket list-worthy events more accessible than ever. The format has evolved into a powerful storytelling tool, and one that changes not only the way in which visual experiences are shaped, but also the way in which media consumers perceive and interact with video content.
Tags: iss126 | 360 degree | vr | storage | vfx | ssd | san | nas | quantum | Dave Frederick
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Infrastructure boost with single node storage solutions
Lee Griffin Like other market segments, the motion picture and video production industry is dominated by smaller productions and facilities. Until now, the only option for this portion of the market to take advantage of the performance, fault-tolerance and ease of management of a modern scale-out storage platform was to invest in a storage cluster consisting of three storage nodes and at least one metadata controller.
Tags: iss126 | storage | san | nas | single-node | efs | xstream | efs200 | efs300 | editshare | Lee Griffin
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Dick looks at the faster future
Dick Hobbs. I really enjoyed IBC this year. The fact that I barely set foot on the show floor is, of course, entirely coincidental, and I should take this opportunity to apologise to all those people I did not see in Amsterdam.
Tags: iss118 | nasa | ang lee | ibc | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
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IBC - how was it you
Duncan Payne IBC 2016 was very much a launching show, with more new products and updates than in many recent IBC's or NAB's. With so many of these announcements directly in the remit of a cameraman, blink and you'd miss the next big thing in camera and lenses news. With this in mind, this review focuses on camera and lenses only.
Tags: iss118 | azule finance | ibc review | panasonic | canon | arri | red | codex | jvc | zeiss | Duncan Payne
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Meeting the Challenges of Media Assett Management
Dave Clack It's been 20 years since Microsoft founder Bill Gates uttered the words "content is king," and never has that statement been more true in media production environments. And yet, ask producers in any high-pressure broadcast operation to name their biggest challenges, and you can bet that managing video assets - finding them, accessing them, and using them efficiently and effectively - is high on the list.
Tags: iss114 | mam | hdr | nas | lfts | lto. catdv | Dave Clack
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Our Time At NAB 2016
Beth Zarkosh We were lucky enough to visit this year's NAB Show in Las Vegas, and we must say there were some real treats on show! Here's just a few things that stood out for us and worth keeping your eye on.
Tags: iss113 | NAB 2016 | Virtual Reality & 360 Degree Videos | Black Magic | DaVinci Resolve 12.5 | EDIUS 8.2 | Colour Correction | Motion tracking | GoPro Omni | Canon | Sony | Panasonic | 4k | Beth Zarkosh
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Raising the bar at BVE
Peter Savage 2 Azule's Peter Savage managed to drag himself away from his countless BVE meetings (and the show bar) for long enough to discover that 'easy-to-use' was the tipple of choice at this year's show.
Tags: iss111 | bve | finance | pxw-z150 | vcc-4k1 | panasonic lt | Peter Savage 2
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Being heard in the jungle
Andy Clements Professional wireless sound solution specialists, Raycom, were asked in summer 2015 to specify, supply and commission a huge new RF wireless distribution system for ITV's popular reality television show, "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!"
Tags: iss111 | raycom | jungle | celebrity | antennas | Andy Clements
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7 must sees at IBC 2015
Beth Zarkhosh IBC, the annual broadcasting event that brings professionals in the media industry together has been running since 1967. Each year brings new excitement and innovation to the event held in Amsterdam.
Tags: iss105 | IBC 2015 | grass valley | evertz | hitachi | editshare | newtek | drone zone | panasonic | Beth Zarkhosh
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Venice live productions tools go to the consumer
Tim Felstead The objective of most studio production is to cost effectively create live or as live television to which audiences will be drawn. During the process of creation, recording into media servers can either be a separate process used only for immediate replay, or can be part of a media workflow serving multiple target audiences in parallel. Rohde and Schwarz have invested heavily in its Venice Media Production Hub to ensure it is able to fulfil the requirements for the latter. A media production hub is a central component of media workflows, managing movements and transformations from one media type to another.
Tags: iss098 | studio production | live | multiple SDI input | panasonic P2 | sony XDcam | avid isis | Tim Felstead
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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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Panasonic Previews Field of Hope
N/A Panasonic Previews Field of Hope at Pinewood Experience Centre
Tags: Field of Hope | panasonic | Fiona Lloyd-Davies | Pinewood Studios | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Video Post-production
N/A Video post-production has long been one of the fastest developing subsets of the broadcast business. It was among the first to lead the shift from hardware into software, bringing huge advantages in terms of affordability and ease of use. I can still remember the high cost, heavy weight and low quality of the early analogue tape to tape video editing systems. The expression 'colour comes later' returns to mind. IBC will see the introduction of quite a lot of new video-post kit including a respectable amount designed to handle 3D content which I will start off with.
Tags: eye to eye | post production | 3d post | binocle | dashwood | editshare | for-a | miranda | 2d post | miranda | blackmagic design | deltacast | digital vision | eyeheight | matrox | panasonic | iphone | vericorder | N/A
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An artist gets bored of the same colour palette
Rob Tarrant The brand new VariCam was launched at IBC in September. Above all else that means extra choice for high end episodic dramas, advertising and movies, where it has to be said the choice has been limited for far too long.
Tags: iss095 | rob tarrant | panasonic | varicam | colour palette | management | MOS sensor | Rob Tarrant
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KitPlus Must have or just a dream?
Tags: iss094 | Talkshow VS-100 | Polecam tablet mount | ISEEI | Panasonic HX-A500 | Hero 4 | Lishuai C200S | KitPlus
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Shooting in secret
Kieron Seth# Now showing on Channel 4 is Endemols new and highly popular Secret Eaters series. Based round a fixed rig production, the series uses newly developed mobile fixed rig technology and incorporates a number of recently introduced technical innovations, vital for fast turn-around TV.
Tags: iss088 | Secret eaters | Minicams | Panasonic | fixed rig | Kieron Seth#
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When the going gets tough
Will Strauss# Will Strauss looks at kit for when the going gets tough
Tags: iss088 | Panasonic AP-HPX250 | P2 cards | Panasonic Toughbooks | CES | Toughpad 4k UT-MA6 | Intel Core i7 vPro | NVIDIA Quadro GPU | NAB | DuraPAC | ACME Protable Machines | Intel Core i7-4770k Haswell 3.5GHz Quad-Core | GeForce GTX 760 | G-RAID | RAID 0 | RAID 1 | Sony SSD | Sony HDD | PSZ-SA25 SSD | PSZ-HA50 | PSZ-HA1T HDD | USB 3.0 | Pretrol Digibag PD221 | Petrol DSLR Sling Bag | PD333 | Portabrace | Peli U160 | Peli 1510 | K-Tek Sound Devises 633 | Zaxcom MAXX | Zoom ZH-6 | Transvideo | StarliteHD | £G-SDI HD OLED | Will Strauss#
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The UKs PTZ explosion
Kieron Seth# The advent of broadcast quality, remotely controlled PTZ cameras has had an enormous impact on television production in the UK.
Tags: iss083 | ptz | pan | tilt | zoom | camera | heads | ball | panasonic | he20 | nigel wilkes | holdan | technicians | broadcast | projects | case study | Kieron Seth#
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Den Lennie talks to Nigel Wilkes from Panasonic
Den Lennie Den hosted a half-hour live show from our studio at IBC in Amsterdam where he talked to Nigel about the latest developments from Panasonic.
Tags: iss082 | den lennie | ibc | teradek | cube | live | broadcastshow | interview | panasonic | nigel wilkes | amsterdam | cameras | 200 | megabits | Den Lennie
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Product update with DSM
Dave Martland DSM has been manufacturing batteries for the TV and Film industry for over 35 years and have always been at the forefront of new technologies, the new 84Wh direct fit BPU-60 replacement batteries are no exception.
Tags: iss078 | dsm | batteries | bpu60 | anton bauer chargers | battery | camera | charge | panasonic cells | lithium ion | Dave Martland
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Do you have firmware deficiency syndrome?
KitPlus For 5 days in June 2013 we did a survey on Facebook and our own website and asked how often camera users had gone online to check for firmware updates.
Tags: iss078 | firmware | updates | camera | survey | guide | links | blackmagic cinema camera | gopro hero 3 | panasonic af101 | sony pmw200 | jvc hm650 | canon xf305 | arri alexa | KitPlus
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The Cloud, a big hit at NAB with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# NAB 2013 will go down in history as the event where the broadcast industry took to the Cloud in a big way. Perhaps it was the number of start-ups that have been successfully operating cloud services for a year, but more likely, these moves have been in the pipeline for a while.
Tags: iss077 | bob pank | cloud | nab | review | aframe | editflow | api | panasonic AVC codec | deluxe entertainment services | mediacloud | Bob Pank#
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Mobile news gathering with Will Strauss
Will Strauss# So, here is a scenario. You are a TV news editor and a story breaks. Your reporter and cameraman can get to the scene no bother. But all your satellite trucks are someplace else. What do you do?
Tags: iss076 | mobile news gathering | JVC GY-HM650 | camcorder | dejero | Panasonic HPX-600 | review | TVUPack | overview | Nucomm Connect Live | Teradek Link | mobile hotspot | Vislink | live | HD feed | streaming | Will Strauss#
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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#
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Monitoring: Cutting the Wires
Kieron Seth# Teradek began the wireless monitoring revolution at last year's NAB show. Its Cube wireless encoders are no bigger than a pack of playing cards. They compress a camcorder's video feed into an H.264 signal for transmission to either a WiFi-enabled laptop, iPad or tablet or to a Cube decoder. Straight-away live, remote and affordable monitoring was born. At the same instant, low-cost miniature streaming devices direct to the Net was born.
Tags: iss071 | teradek | holdan | panasonic | aj-wm30 | cube | fs-p250 | zixi | intratec | Kieron Seth#
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Camera innovations from IBC
Will Strauss# Fresh from another trip to Amsterdam, Will Strauss picks his best in show camera innovations from IBC.
Tags: iss070 | Sony PMW-50 | Arri Alexa | Kino Flo Celeb 200 | cirrolite | Canon C100 | Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT | Panasonic HPX600 | Sony PMW-200 | Will Strauss#
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NAB 2012 Kit Review used by BroadcastShow
N/A So pre-NAB we are all very busy organising interviews with 70 exhibitors over 4 days covering 4 halls and in our case around 28 miles. Late last year we developed an online interview booking system at www.broadcastshow.com which allows exhibitors to book one or more 15 minute slots, enter stand information and questions they may like asked during the interview. Over the month preceding the show the fill up and we are left with a spreadsheet of who to see and when to see them. Thankfully the slot booker is intelligent enough to know which days we will be in which halls so dashing is kept to a minimum.
Tags: iss065 | broadcastshow kit | nab | interview kit | vinten blue | panasonic hpx_250 | croma | litepanels | k-tek | sennheiser 8060 | polecam | atomos | samurai | N/A
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BVE 2012 in no particular order.......
N/A If you read TV-Bay regularly, you will already be aware of the main trends in video and audio product development. BVE 2012 reflected these very accurately, notably the ongoing transition to file-based content capture and the growing interest in compact cameras. A good way to identify hot new products at any trade event is to identify which stands are attracting the biggest flock of visitors. Lets look at some of the key BVE crowd-pullers.
Tags: iss063 | bve2012 | aja | blackmagic | cameracorps | canon | cel-soft | eyeheight | for-a | holdan | datavideo | ianiro | jvc | newtek | nikon | ntp | panasonic | preco | roland | rosco | sienna | sonifex | sony | N/A
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Storage and archiving
N/A Anyone looking closely at a helical scan video tape mechanism, particularly the miniature variety, might be forgiven for wondering how such an elaborate technology ever came to be invented.
Tags: storage | archive | sony | jvc | panasonic | for-a | ltr-100 | thunderbolt | iss057 | N/A
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Panasonic AF101 review
N/A In 2008 Canon released its latest stills camera the 5DMk2. Little did they know what they had released on the videographers world.
Tags: af101 | iss056 | panasonic | ag-af101 | review | canon 5d | N/A
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IBC2011 must sees
N/A Over 1,300 exhibitors will be supporting IBC2011, each bringing perhaps one, two or three new or enhanced products. My task is to distill these down to the 20 devices likely to be of greatest interest to TV-Bay readers......
Tags: iss056 | ibc2011 | ibc | arri | for-a | ikegami | i-movix | jvc | panasonic | sony | aja | sonnet technology | digico | blackmagic | quantel | axon | harris | mosart | rts | dolby | sony | phabrix | N/A
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Using Panasonic AG-AF101 HD Camera
N/A When award winning film maker and photojournalist Fiona Lloyd-Davies announced her latest project to embark on a journey to The Democratic Republic of Congo, she described the place as probably one of the toughest environments that a camera can work in - very hot and very, very dusty but, this was to be just one rigor amongst many during her latest extreme film making mission.
Tags: panasonic ag-af101 | af101 | ag-ag101 | tapeless | hd | congo | iss055 | N/A
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Cameras for streaming
Kieron Seth#

The limitations of bandwidth mean that today, video over IP is a strangled, muffled affair. Have a look at the printed magazine or the online copy to view the full image results and comparisons. www.tv-bay.com/imag/issue_055/66.htm

Tags: panasonic | iss055 | h.264 | af101 | hpx-171e | Kieron Seth#
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3D Film-making Goes Independent
Kieron Seth# James Cameron and Sky TV have stolen the stereoscopic 3D limelight. Events such as football cup finals and royal weddings have seemingly been produced with no expense spared in order to show 3DTV at its best. The Ryder Cup, for example, employed an incredible 21 3D Polecam rigs, supplementing the main camera systems.
Tags: preditors | ag-3da | panasonic | holdan | hd 3d camera | after effects | iss053 | Kieron Seth#
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Eye to Eye: Video Post-production
N/A My first direct experience of video post-production involved hauling a heavy Sony U-Matic tape machine up a flight of stairs before going back for an equally heavy playback deck, a bulky CRT monitor and a large box of interface giblets. That was in 1978. 33 years on, an Apple Mac does the whole editing job a great deal better, faster and more economically.
Tags: iss052 | eye to eye | post production | dft | digital film technology | dvs | for-a | matrox | panasonic | aj-pcd30 p2 | quantel | sony creative software | ipad2 | 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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Eye to eye: The changing face of video displays
N/A Video display technology is progressing so fast that the phrase 'More revolutions than a banana republic' inevitably comes to mind. No offence intended if you have just taken over as president.
Tags: iss050 | video display | display technology | 3d cinemascope | philips | jvc | mitsubishi | panasonic | samsung | direct view 3d | seereal | sony | toshiba | samsung | N/A
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Tape goes West at UWE
N/A Three years ago a convoy of white vans arrived at the Faculty of Arts at the University of West of England in Bristol. An hour later its entire stock of SVHS camcorders, linear editing decks and analog tape were history.
Tags: panasonic | fcp | final cut pro | univercity of west of england | uwe | hmc-81 camcorder | holdan | iss050 | N/A
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Eye to Eye, Portable power supplies
N/A The true portability of modern HD mini-cameras and flash-RAM video recorders is encouraging programme makers to go way beyond reach of tethered power supplies. But are the battery-makers living up to the demands being placed on them?
Tags: iss049 | psu | dionic hc | lithium-ion battery | anton bauer | cine 60 | cine power | hawk-wwods | idx | panasonic | swit | pag | zl-150 | paglok | N/A
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Eye to Eye at the Wildscreen International Film Festival
N/A Founded in 1982, the Wildscreen International Film Festival is claimed to be the world's largest event of its kind. It attracts several hundred delegates from more than 30 countries, all of whom (if they register early enough) get their contact details listed in the festival directory........
Tags: wildscreen | film festival | eye to eye | arri | gekko | lights camera action | panasonic | polecam | iss047 | N/A
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AF101 a first look
N/A IBC saw the first working prototypes of the AF100 being shown to the public. Barry Green (some of you will be familiar with Barry from the US Forum DVXUSER) had the pleasure of working with the pre-production AF101 while at IBC. Incidentally the AF100 & AF101 are the same basic camera for different markets, all of them are NTSC/PAL switchable.
Tags: ibc | af100 | barry green | dvxuser | af101 | iss046 | hpx170 | dslr | panasonic af101 | N/A
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tv-bay IBC2010 double takes
N/A Acquisition, audio, grip, graphics and post, storage and archive, teat and measurement, 3d, monitoring...and much more from IBC2010
Tags: ibc | ibc2010 | iss046 | Acquisition | audio | grip | graphics and post | storage and archive | teat and measurement | 3d | monitoring | panasonic | sony | cinedeck | bluebell | p+s technik | canon | studer | rts telex | nhk | wohler | vario | autoscript | blackmagic | orad | brainstom | autodesk | maxell | glyph | mode-al | frontniche | convergent design | cel-soft | N/A
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Wireless Mic review
N/A JTS has launched the KA-10 a new wireless microphone system designed for the video camera market . The system comes complete with an omni-directional microphone, a rechargeable beltback transmitter and camera mounted receiver, charger and cable adaptors for most cameras.
Tags: iss044 | jts | ka-10 | wireless mic | omni-directional microphone | rycote | Panasonic AG-HMC151 | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Sports Production
N/A I was somewhat crestfallen to receive the advice 'Lay off 3D' when I rang TV Bay for guidance on the theme for this month's Eye to Eye. For better or worse, 3D looks set to be a major part of sports television in the coming years. But I picked up my crest, closed one eye and carried on running.
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Eye to Eye: Acquisition and Production
N/A Back in the days of the Audio Fair which annually graced London's Russell Hotel, my co-hack Frank Jones of Hi-Fi News put his head into the KEF Electronics demonstration room and bellowed the time-honoured question "What's new?"
Tags: iss038 | acquisition | production | itu-r | ces 2010 | panasonic | sony | gekko | ikegami | polecam | ag-hck10 | vinten | karesslite | gfcam | N/A
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Stereoscopic production and transmission
N/A If ever there was a technology that has taken its time to mature, it is that of stereoscopic (3D) production and transmission. It is well documented that the mechanics behind the technology has been around almost since the inception of the moving picture itself and in fact stereoscopic stills technology was developed in the 1840s.
Tags: stereoscopic | 3D | production | transmission | orad | iss038 | bskyb | sony | panasonic | quantel | apple | avid | N/A
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NEW CAMERA INNOVATIONS FOR WORLD GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009
N/A SIS LIVE provided the production facilities for BBC Sport at the O2 Arena during the four day event and were on the floor introducing a number of innovative new camera positions for the coverage of the finals.
Tags: iss035 | sislive | gymnastics | wireless camera | N/A
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12 Frequently Asked Questions About On-Camera Lighting
N/A Everything you really wanted to know about lighting!!
Tags: lighting | camera light | iss035 | led | color temperature | tungsten lighting | fill light | back light | panasonic hvx200 | anton bauer | ul-2 | N/A
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NAB 2009 report
N/A By general consensus, this year's NAB Spring Convention, or 'NABshow' as it styles itself, was one of the best ever. Wider aisles and a respectable rather than manic level of attendance made the event, in the words of one exhibitor, 'Business Class'. NAB was always the prototype show where you could sense the directions in which manufacturers were trying to steer the broadcast business. Like it or not, this year's message was loud and clear: 3D HDTV.
Tags: iss030 | nab | nab review | nhk | jvc | camera corps | canon | fujinon | gekko | hitachi | panasonic | polecam | sony | calrec | junger audio | sonifex | tascam | eyeheight | snell | blackmagic | pixelmetrix | tektronix | N/A
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Eye to Eye File-based content distribution 2009
N/A The rapidly divergent pattern of broadcast market development resembles the branches of a fast-growing tree. But there is one crucial aspect in which the industry is quite obviously converging: the transition from video and audio to file-based content distribution and delivery.
Tags: file based | distribution and delviery | iss029 | eye to eye | convergent design | fast forward video | ikegami | jvc | panasonic | sony | stack | Canford | HHB | M-Audio | Olympus | Roland | Marantz | Solid State Sound | Tascam | N/A
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