Articles
A flys view of IBC
Robin Palmer At IBC 2013 there were a number of new technologies to be seen amongst all the hype of 4K this and all that.
Tags: iss082 | a flys view | ibc | 2013 | overview | 4K | technology | broadcast | Robin Palmer
Contributing Author Robin Palmer Click to read
Is 4K the end of the line?
Robin Palmer In my TV-Bay April 2013 article I mused over the familiar BNC connector and was it at the end of its line as far as broadcast interconnections were concerned. Its been around a long time, the BNC was invented in the late 1940s primarily for military radio frequency and microwave interconnections but then became the standard for baseband video connection. However since digital video became commonplace its role has constantly evolved with the technologies needs.
Tags: iss078 | bnc | 4k | blackmagic design | outputs | semtech | mindspeed | rgba data | Robin Palmer
Contributing Author Robin Palmer Click to read
Audio phase: Robin Palmer asks why it is wobbly?
Robin Palmer Phase meters and audio vectorscopes are to be found on most test kit involved with audio monitoring. This is important because left/right audio correlation problems between the channels will distort the stereo image and could degrade mono compatibility.
Tags: iss077 | audio phase | cel-soft | technical specification | phasing | wobbly | vectorscope | levels | display | Robin Palmer
Contributing Author Robin Palmer Click to read
BNC: Is it at the end of the line?
Robin Palmer The BNC was probably widely accepted into the broadcast television industry because of its locking feature made possible by the bayonet lugs on the female connector. Also the connectors relatively small size.
Tags: iss076 | bnc | connector | history | broadcast | cable | bayonet lugs | small size | BNC | Robin Palmer
Contributing Author Robin Palmer Click to read
What you see is what you get? Doubtful!
Robin Palmer The colour you see is not necessarily the same colour experienced by someone else looking at the same thing. It all depends on the viewer and the viewing conditions as well as the actual colour of the thing. People involved in broadcast, video editing and movie colour grading are probably unlikely to have been subjected to a compulsory Ishihara colour vision test.
Tags: iss074 | color | colour | broadcast | ishihara | test | patterns | sight | vision problems | pixel-scope | cel-soft | Robin Palmer
Contributing Author Robin Palmer Click to read
Robin Palmer and why flashy programmes are not so good?
Robin Palmer

Ever since the 1997 Pokmon phenomenon when hundreds of Japanese children were struck with epileptic fits provoked by a series bright red flashes in a TV cartoon programme broadcasters have become only too aware of PSE.

Tags: iss073 | flashy programmes | red flash specification | PSE problems | PSE test | Ofcom | Robin Palmer
Contributing Author Robin Palmer Click to read
Getting close to the edge?
N/A 'Edge Violation A visual artifact that can arise when part of an object near the edge of the display is represented in the left-eye image but is not represented in the right-eye image or vice versa.' So says the 3D glossary given by 3D@Home.
Tags: edge violation | 3d | cel-scope3d | iss058 | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
Total Articles: 7 [1-7]