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The production desk finally gets innovative
Kieron Seth# The video switcher (aka vision mixer) is at the heart of all live television, all AV and many a live webcast. But despite its core role, its remained essentially the same concept for decades, consisting of a digital video effects processing unit, matrix switcher and control panel.
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Crossing the TV Divide
Kieron Seth# For years, Reels in Motion has been associated with producing high quality live events and corporate video.
Tags: iss102 | corporate | tv production | hd camera | footage | sync | record | Kieron Seth#
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Transmitting love...live
Kieron Seth# A year after its launch, Transmitter is developing a real name for itself. A partnership between the BPI and music media company LoveLive, it's a dedicated online music channel designed to promote the best music talent Britain has to offer. The content produced is shaped and driven by its viewers, and optimised specifically for YouTube with fan participation and interactive social media at its heart. Transmitter allows fans to connect directly with their favourite artists and exposes them to both chart-topping and upcoming acts.
Tags: iss101 | transmitter | lovelive | music | pop | social media | the saturdays | the wanted | union j | jessie j | Kieron Seth#
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Sealife - Shooting 4k
Kieron Seth# Since the days of Jacques Cousteau and his Undersea World, marine habitats have fascinated television audiences. From 1972 to 1975 the French explorer and filmmaker brought his excitement and passion for sea life to our screens and have inspired documentary makers since.
Tags: iss098 | sealife | shooting 4k | underwater | camera | lens | bbc world travel | Kieron Seth#
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News - A New Beginning
Kieron Seth# As voting ended, political analysts eagerly awaited the result from the Rochester and Stroud by-election. Commentators expected a dramatic shift in the Westminster landscape and with it the overturning of the political status quo stretching back 100 years.
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Miniature cameras on the move
Kieron Seth# Using cameras in-car has always been problematic. Most importantly, the size of camera is crucial: sit a camera operator in the vehicle with a camcorder and the natural sense of intimacy is lost. Mount the camcorder within the cockpit and it is sure to obscure the driver's view of the road.
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Do Not Be Cheap With Your Data
Kieron Seth# Kieron Seth looks at reasons not to buy cheap
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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.
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Location: Seychelles with the Canon C300PL
Kieron Seth# The idea that the Seychelles are all about palm-lined beaches underplays the scale and diversity of this geologically rich group of islands.
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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.
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The international worship market: shoot, compress and deliver globally
Kieron Seth# The worship TV market in the U.S. is big business, with an output that rivals many international broadcasters, both in terms of quantity, production values, audience size and commercial success.
Tags: iss081 | worship tv | television | us | broadcast | america | united states | worship | prayer | deliver | global | audience | Kieron Seth#
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Preparing for the future in television and film
Kieron Seth# The Media Services team provides equipment to under- and postgraduate students and operates facilities that include TV and photographic studios, video editing rooms and media production suites. Content is created in a variety of formats using professional Panasonic and JVC camcorders, and DSLR systems. It is post produced using network-connected Apple and Adobe software suites, running on Mac hardware.
Tags: iss080 | future | television | film | media services | students | dslr | Kieron Seth#
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The evolution of camera connectivity and the HPX600
Kieron Seth# Tape in, tape out. Cable in, video out. Card in, card out. Simpler times: productions orchestrated by an army of runners, tape ops and engineers, with transmission to TV, ingest via a VTR and a room dedicated to storing media.
Tags: iss078 | richard payne | holdan | memory cards | guide | review | connectivity | file transfer | live feed | HPX600 | Kieron Seth#
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Preparing for the future in television and film
Kieron Seth# The Media Services team provides equipment to under- and post-graduate students and operates facilities that include TV and photographic studios, video editing rooms and media production suites. Content is created in a variety of formats using professional camcorders.
Tags: iss078 | sean thornton | anglia ruskin university | preparation | suites | kit | case study | Kieron Seth#
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Live from the supermarket car park
Kieron Seth# Whats Cooking? is the new daily daytime TV show beamed from a temporary studio in the car park of a supermarket. As chefs prepare dishes live on air, a roving camera crew relays pictures from the aisles of the shop while Channel 4 viewers interact with the presenters and cooks via social media.
Tags: iss076 | whats cooking | daytime tv | stream | live | car park | channel 4 | Kieron Seth#
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Life live beyond the Premier League
Kieron Seth# In Europe outside broadcast has traditionally been within the reach of a handful of deep-pocketed television companies. With the advent of Local TV and low-cost fast turnaround production in the UK, has the time finally arrived for affordable OB?
Tags: iss075 | broadcast | datavideo | holdan | local tv | camera matching | av facilities anywhere | big bucks ob | Kieron Seth#
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Three legs good... better, best
Kieron Seth# Why do exhibitions and open days still exist in the social media mad world? Simple: no matter which celebrity DOP endorses a particular product, theres no way to log on to assess how any camera balances on the shoulder.
Tags: iss074 | fluid sticks | payload | legs | balls | heads | feet | braces | tripod | support | rig | buying guide | Kieron Seth#
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The joy of field editing
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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.

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IT Broadcasting
Kieron Seth# Magdoos Media is the archetypal early 21st century broadcaster. The company televises live events for such clients as Codemasters, ArabicGamers, 2K Games and Russell Investment, webstreaming and narrow-casting programmes on behalf of niche markets, from gaming conventions to corporate events.
Tags: iss071 | streaming | teradek cube | magdoos media | wirecast | telestream | Kieron Seth#
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Next generation monitoring - in the studio and in the field
Kieron Seth# HD pan, tilt and zoom cameras are very popular in self-operated studios, conference rooms, theatres and houses of worship. Typically, PTZ systems are remotely controlled by RS-422 or over Ethernet, with video signals routed over SDI cable into the production desk. Previously, live monitoring was only possible via the switcher that could be as remote as SDI lines would allow (typically 300m). With the new AW-HE60, cameras can now be controlled and crucially - monitored over IP networks, whether over local or even wide area networks.
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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.
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Id Hide You.......
Kieron Seth# The 8,000 mile journey of the Olympics torch has been the surprise hit of the games so far. Each step and every handover is filmed and beamed live to connected viewers over the Internet. Easy enough for an organisation as large and technically astute as the BBC, with its wealth of resources, but in this age of new technology, surprisingly there's no costly satellite van following the action throughout its course. The BBC has turned to a new solution: bonded cellular transmission, using publicly available mobile phone networks.
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The Biggest Game in Town
Kieron Seth# Annually, as the Super Bowl approaches, stores across the States stack their shelves with the latest HDTV sets. Advertising sales teams cancel all holidays and prepare for a feeding frenzy. Networks bid in earnest to win exclusive game broadcasting rights. And new media innovators roll out their latest online and mobile apps to capture internet audiences and maximise press attention.
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The IBC 2011 Future Zone
Kieron Seth# The Future Zone is absolutely fascinating. Only visitors with time on their hands (or like me, a mission to fulfil) would be well rewarded. Stands that fail to transmit their message quickly, that lack any attempt at design and that are staffed by individuals struggling to communicate are likely to be brushed aside by most time-pressed visitors.
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Cameras for streaming
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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

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HTML5 and H.264. Friends United....
Kieron Seth# Some technologies like DVD, CD, TV and the PC prove themselves over time. They are practical, flexible, reliable - even universal. Is H.264 one of those magic bullet technologies?
Tags: html5 | h.264 | iss055 | iplayer | nxcam | xdcam-ex | mpeg2 | avccam | Kieron Seth#
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North West 200
Kieron Seth# As the gates to the event open and the hordes roll in to watch the North West 200 motorcycle race, production company Greenlight TV is primed: production schedule ready, broadcast timetable planned meticulously. Then... torrential rain, a crash and a major oil spill... finally a credible bomb alert.
Tags: iss054 | northwest 200 | greenlight television | edius hd | non-linear workstation | gaztec | vistitle | 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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AdVision TV: Editing... Live
Kieron Seth# Glastonbury - it's on TV. Premier League Football? On TV. Not subscribing to the right satellite channel? Worried about missing a big event? Try Googling it, try YouTube.
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BVE and the Year Ahead
Kieron Seth# In the IABM's market survey a year ago, the Director General, Peter White, forecast: Although the worst appears to be over and a degree of optimism is discernible, 2010 is still shaping up to be a fairly lacklustre year. As we exit the year, however, we do expect to see better signs of market improvement with a more promising 2011 and 2012. How prescient. Packed aisles at February's Broadcast Video Expo seemed to show all the signs of a real upturn in the industry.
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Lighting up Yorkshire
Kieron Seth# The Yorkshire town of Rawmarsh looks like an easy target. Its trolley buses have come and gone and its two train stations were both wrapped up more than 40 years ago. For many years, it was the home of potters and steel workers; it was a mining town from the 15th century, an industry that survived over 500 years until it was closed by a certain ruthless Prime Minister... you know who - yes, Jim Callaghan in 1978.
Tags: iss048 | ianiro | lighting | jamie oliver | rawmarsh | rawmarsh city learning centre | clc | nick allen-miles | Kieron Seth#
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