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AoIP Solutions at Sky TV
Tom Pidsey Sky UK has recently moved the whole of its Sky News operation into new, state-of-the-art facilities in the Sky Studios building on the Sky TV campus in Osterley, West London. Described as being both the most sustainable broadcast facility of its kind in Europe as well as the most technologically advanced, the Sky Studios project is set to completely change the way that Sky TV works and the scope of content they deliver.
Tags: iss132 | aiop | sky tv | sonifex | avn-pxh12 | ravenna | aes67 | calrec | Tom Pidsey
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Will we soon be paying our respects to PayTV
Malcolm Harland Recent reports show pay TV in the US peaked in 2012 and will keep dropping over the next five years. Digital TV Research’s North America Pay TV Forecasts state the US will see a 20% drop between 2012 and 2023. Should the UK be readying for a similar change in consumer viewing, or is something different happening here?
Tags: iss132 | garland partners | GPL | paytv | ott | iplayer | youtube | ofcom | workflow | sky | virgin media | talktalk | Malcolm Harland
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Artificial Intelligence and Economics
Dick Hobbs - new It’s May, so it seems inevitable that this month’s column should be a bit of a reflection on NAB. And it will, in due course. But first, some news which I think is interesting. Cisco, the IT giant, is selling off its video software solutions business. It is being bought by an as-yet unnamed new company, backed by venture capitalist Permira Funds.
Tags: iss131 | AI | dejero | evs | sky news | xeebra | state of the nation | Dick Hobbs - new
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Broadcasting Indoor Sky Diving
Daniel Harker Barnes When you say you’re broadcasting skydiving, there are two types of reactions. One is the creative, who’ll say something along the lines of “Wow. Those shots must look great” and other is the engineer who’ll say “That must be a real hassle to get all the infrastructure in and secure.”
Tags: iss131 | sky diving | ally adams | roaming camera | Daniel Harker Barnes
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The ITTP - A Review
Graham Reed Five years ago a group of practitioners who were concerned about the poor training provision and a lack of common skills standards in the broadcast industry formed the ITTP. Since then there have been many meetings with senior industry figures and representatives from training organisations and educational establishments.
Tags: iss127 | ittp | training | bbc | bskyb | soho editors | skills | cirrolite | bksts | skillset | Graham Reed
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The eye in the sky
Julian Marks EVENT360 specialises in production and delivery of sport presentation, entertainment and stadium ceremonies, and, as such, we're always looking for new, interesting, and innovative crowd engagement tools.
Tags: iss120 | london 2012 | eye in the sky | herocast | nfl | event360 | Julian Marks
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Monitoring Q & A
KitPlus Some of the industry's best answer some burning Monitoring questions
Tags: iss107 | monitoring | sound engineer | supervisor | head of audio | sky | freelance | industry | questions | q&a | KitPlus
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TVFutures: Student pitch
Emma Cox Student Pitch - Our second article pitch comes from Emma Cox, third year student studying BSc Television and Broadcasting at the University of Portsmouth. Personally I think this months KitPlus theme of acquisition is a tricky one for students to write about, but Emmas approach displayed real insight, and it also dared to be different.
Tags: iss106 | student pitch | #TVFUTURES | university of portsmouth | network planning | BSkyB | Emma Cox
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Sky takes sports to the limit
KitPlus Sky, Europe's leading entertainment company with more than 20 million customers across five countries, is renowned for being one of the world's top sports broadcasters. From the massively popular Premier League, to a raft of other sports rights including rugby, cricket and darts, Sky provides sports fans with an unrivalled offering.
Tags: iss099 | red giant | sky | sports | sky production services | editor | suite | KitPlus
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Education meets industry...
Bernard Newnham Heatherden Hall - the most famous country house you've never heard of. Famous because it has appeared in large numbers of British films from Goldfinger to Carry on Camping. Why? Because it's the original building at the UK's premier film studio - Pinewood. A fitting place, then, to hold a conference on media industry training.
Tags: iss098 | ittp | heatherden hall | pinewood studios | conference | bbc | itv | sky | industry | standards | Bernard Newnham
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Keeping it real
Will Strauss# Will Strauss keeps it real in a virtual reality world
Tags: iss092 | Sky | BBC | Virtual Reality | Will Strauss#
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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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Planetary scientists stream galaxy worldwide
Raymond Burns With Sky-live.tv, its possible for anyone from students and researchers, to armchair astronomers to experience astronomical expeditions on their screens. Expedition members analyze the data and contribute to live broadcasts, and then the media content and results are distributed free under a public-domain license.
Tags: iss076 | skylive tv | sky | live | tv | astronomy | broadcast | astronomical | ciclope group | shelios | streaming | stars | night sky | Raymond Burns
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Will Strauss gets a grip!
Will Strauss# Of all the many areas of television technology that tv-bay Magazine covers, you might think that camera support is the one that appears, on the surface at least, to move the slowest.
Tags: iss074 | will strauss | grip | camera | tripods | review | guide | buying | libec LX10 | Betz-tools universal shoulder support | vinten blue5 | spirit underwater dolly | dougmon | cartoni jibo | zip shooter | movietech scooter dolly | polecam starter pack | miller skyline 70 | lil mule | review | Will Strauss#
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Ask the Experts - 3d with BSkyB
N/A This month we had an exclusive opportunity to talk to Cara Cheeseman, Post Production Supervisor for all 3D content, both internally and externally, at BSkyB. The 21 questions are gathered from a variety of industry professionals with an interest, some sceptical and some fanatical, in 3D
Tags: iss072 | cara cheeseman | bskyb | 3d | N/A
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The Future of 3D
N/A Over the last 3 years Ive worked in more than ten different countries on stereo 3D; and no matter where in the world I am Im continually running across the rumour that 3D has done its dash and will soon be heading the way of the dodo.
Tags: iss072 | 3d | pixar | dreamworks | sky | bskyb | sgo | N/A
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Wireless Audio at the sharp end
N/A It's noisy, it's very, very hot, but then often it can be cold or raining but it's still noisy and everything has to be de-rigged and moved to another country, sometimes in a different continent, every two weeks did I mention it's noisy? Formula 1 motor racing has never been more popular witnessed at the tracks by thousands and watched on the TV by in excess of 500 million more and this audience expects and gets the highest quality coverage.
Tags: iss065 | mrk960 | gearhouse | formula 1 | sky tv | raycom | microphone | wisycom | N/A
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Are you out on the range
N/A The main parameters to worry about in any stereoscopic scene are the most negative and positive disparity values. These numbers are usually expressed in percentage terms rather than in actual screen pixels. The distance between the numbers is the depth range. The depth budget is the maximum value this range can be allowed without being too uncomfortable for the viewer.
Tags: iss064 | bskyb | cel-scope 3d | 3d production | cel-soft | N/A
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Unconvincing conversion?
N/A There have appeared in the last year or two an amazing array of 2D to 3D conversion boxes and software processors. Also nearly every major manufacturer of high end 3D sets has its own proprietary built-in processor allowing the user to view any ordinary TV broadcast or DVD instantly as a 3D rendition.
Tags: iss062 | cel-soft | stereoscopic analyser | bskyb guidelines | 3d | N/A
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Game, Set and Match
Bob Pank# It was only three months ago that this column hailed featured the new DVB-3DTV standard. But already there’s talk of a second version, or rather ‘phase’, as described by David Wood of the EBU in the new 3D Roundabout newsletter. In a way this is healthy. It shows just how fast 3DTV is moving and, whereas phase 1 is designed to work with existing 2D STBs, phase 2 will be designed to run on a new specification of specialist 3D STBs.
Tags: 3d diaries | 3d | bskyb | dvb-3dtv | aeltc | wimbledon | iss055 | Bob Pank#
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Its good to talk
N/A She has more friends on Facebook than people Ive ever met, and a very active Twitter account. Lets not even get started on LinkedIn, Buzzsprout, Flickr, You Tube, MySpace and Scribd. Half her life is on the web, and while the conventions of these online relationships remain a mystery to me, my sister is rather blas© about it.
Tags: iss053 | calrec | mediacityuk | bskyb | harlequin 1 | artemis console | hydra2 networking | unicast | N/A
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tv-bay questions
N/A tv-bay questions Ben Holmes, Owner and Senior Editor EditOut, a specialist edit company focusing on editing for Outside Broadcast, as well as some corporate work.
Tags: edit out | iss049 | ob | outside broadcast | blackmagic design | bskyb | evs | ryder cup | fina lcut pro | N/A
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Launching Call of Duty Black Ops
N/A So, how do you get the feed from 8 full HD camera's, games console screen captures, and a remote camera feed from 6 miles away to over 180,000 live game junkies all waiting to see the release of what is likely to be the worlds fastest selling and most anticipated Console/PC Game to date?
Tags: call of duty | iss048 | skype | ob | xdcam | battersea power station | telestream wirecast | canapus firewire | macbook | N/A
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LightLighting Sky News at the Gherkin
N/A Jeff Randall Live is a new flagship daily business update on the Sky News channel, broadcast from Skys Gherkin studio in London. A recent addition to the City skyline, the Gherkin is located at 30 St Mary Axe.....
Tags: iss043 | gekko technology | gherkin | lighting | sky news london | bps | broadcast and production services | kezia | tunable light | N/A
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3D Diaries Part 3 Mastering 3D
Bob Pank# The 3D Masters conference was full of optimism, and caution, for the future of stereoscopic 3D. The one-day event was a near sell-out with about 250 attendees filling most of those sumptuous theatre seats at BAFTA.....
Tags: bafta | 3d masters | iss043 | chris johns. bskyb | sky 3d | 3ality systems | Bob Pank#
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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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