Articles
Circles of Confusion
Graham Reed We seemed to have gone from SD to HD to UHD in a very short time but has lens technology kept up?
Tags: iss106 | education | circles of confusion | d.o.f | depth of field | lens | advice | Graham Reed
Contributing Author Graham Reed Click to read
How HEVC technology is revolutionizing field-based broadcasting
Eli Garten High-Efficiency Video Encoding (HEVC), also known as H.265, is the subsequent generation of H.264 and tapped to be the next widely adopted standard for video compression. As with any MPEG evolution, the new standards goal is to make compression more efficient and allow for reducing OPEX and CAPEX in various video delivery applications. With the introduction of the last major compression innovation, H.264, video applications experienced roughly half the data rates of the predecessor MPEG-2. With HEVC, the industry is predicting a similar ambitious result: achieving half the data rates of H.264. In only its first generation of development, HEVC is already providing data efficiencies of up to 40-percent while retaining the same image quality. As the codec continues to evolve and the broadcast market approaches more widespread adoption of 4K resolutions, there will be a strong push to achieve the 50-percent efficiency mark.
Tags: iss103 | hevc | h.265 | broadcasting | offsite | broadcasting | technology | field based | Eli Garten
Contributing Author Eli Garten Click to read
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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Continuous power in the field
Raymond Burns When on location whether in the depths of a jungle with reduced access to power or in a city centre with limited charging opportunities then good consideration to your kit bag is needed to remove those power hungry devices that could leave you running short for the final big shot of the day!
Tags: iss078 | atomos | power | field | continuous power | field recorders | connect converter | d-tap | ac | guide | powering | dc | battery | Raymond Burns
Contributing Author Raymond Burns Click to read
The intricacies of capturing phase-coherent surround sound
Pieter Schillebeeckx Since its acquisition of SoundField, TSL Professional Products Ltd, a leading manufacturer of surround microphones, audio monitoring, tally and power management solutions for the broadcast industry, routinely field a growing number of questions from the industry regarding the successful capture and final dissemination of 5.1 audio.
Tags: iss077 | tsl | soundfield | 5.1 | surround mix | B-format | multiple microphone placements | SPS200 | capsules | Pieter Schillebeeckx
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LiveU Buyers guide to cellular uplinking
Ronen Artman Cellular uplinking continues to change the way that video is gathered in the field, bringing new levels of flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Heres a clear, concise 10-point guide to the key points that customers should explore before choosing their unit.
Tags: iss076 | liveu | cellular uplinking | field transmission | ftp | live | power | external touch screen | Ronen Artman
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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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Big Fish, Little Fish, Camera-Top-Box
Will Strauss# For whole swathes of people within the television industry the concept of digital production - and what we generally refer to as going tapeless is probably now considered slightly old hat.
Tags: iss066 | field recorder | s.two | cinedeck | convergetn design | nanoflash | aja kipro | ki pro mini | atomos | samurai | ninja | Will Strauss#
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An Introduction To Microphone Types, Uses, and Techniques
N/A Almost everyone knows what a microphone is, but far fewer people know how they actually work and how to get the best out of the various types available. Pieter Schillebeeckx, Chief Designer at UK microphone manufacturer SoundField, fills in some basics.
Tags: back to basics | iss053 | soundfield | microphone | dynamic microphone | condenser microphone | electret microphone | pickup patterns | supercardioid | hypercardioid | cardioid | N/A
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Pushing Air- the art of acoustic design
N/A Acoustics is usually regarded (or often disregarded) as a black art that is practiced with no discernable science involved, with a great reliance on ears for measurement and blind faith as a method statement. Nothing could be further from the truth in the professional study of sound, with many practitioners furnished with several degrees and a wealth of experience.
Tags: acoustic | iss036 | audio design | audio | sound proofing | insulation | bass | near filed monitors | midfields | 5.1 monitor | sub woofer placement | x curve | N/A
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Surround Sound For HD Broadcast
N/A There's a lot of talk about how to produce, edit and broadcast high-definition video, but what about the surround sound that should accompany it? And just what is 'six-channel surround' anyway?
Tags: SoundField | 5.1 | broadcast audio | iss025 | recording techniques | six channel surround sound | michael gerzon | N/A
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Everything you ever wanted to know about lighting Part 1
N/A Light levels and Colour Temperature.
Tags: lighting | colour temperature | lens aperture | depth of field | tungsten light | iss019 | N/A
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