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Smart technology and local TV
Christopher Walkey

Christopher Walkey, CEO of Marketme TV talks about the direction in which on-line marketing is taking along with the progress in Smart TV technology and local TV.

Tags: iss073 | smart tv | videoconnected tv | local tv | Christopher Walkey
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Loudness measurement: One year on
Jonathan Schorah

With, much of Europe and the U.S. now producing broadcast audio to meet loudness standards, Jon Schorah, creative director of NUGEN Audio, reflects upon the current state of play, the lessons learned along the way, and what’s to come.

Tags: iss073 | loudness measurement | ITU-R B.S.1770-3 | ATSC/A85 | G10 gate | mix | loudness normalization | Jonathan Schorah
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Plan Bs Playing with Fire Gets the DaVinci Resolve Treatment
Dan Moran

London-born rapper, singer-songwriter, actor and film director Plan B first hit the hip hop scene with his critically acclaimed debut album Who Needs Actions When You Got Words in 2006. Since then Plan B has released a further two albums, made on-screen film appearances and picked up scores of industry accolades including Best Male Solo Artist at the 2011 BRIT Awards. Smoke & Mirrors colourist Dan Moran, graded the music video on Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, working with Plan B and his producers to meet tight deadlines and achieving key looks for ‘Playing with Fire’.

Tags: iss073 | plan b | playing with fire | color grade | colour grade | davinci resolve | fire | editing | LOG grading toolset | Dan Moran
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No more pizza for Dick Hobbs!
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A couple of months ago I used this column to talk about geeks and nerds. Our industry depends upon them, whether we like it or not. Re-reading the article, I was struck by the fact that I quoted four people in the article (five if you count Christian Louboutin). All were male. According to a recent survey just 17% of the people in the technology sector of our business are female, a proportion which, remarkably, is falling.

Tags: iss073 | no more pizza | women in broadcast technology | [author]
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Professional Video Editing Just Got Better
KitPlus

Endorsed by twenty five thousand Facebook fans, six industry awards and thousands of new users through the trial download and active forum communities, Autodesk, Inc.,announced that the new Autodesk Smoke 2013, professional video editing software is now shipping.

Tags: iss073 | professional video editing | smoke | autodesk | 2013 | autodesk inc | editing software | national association of broadcasters | vegas | 3D | Mark Strassman | chroma keying | iMac | Thunderbolt | KitPlus
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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
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Metering in the age of loudness: Keeping things on the level
Martin Dyster

The new age of production and post production for HD broadcast has gotten more complicated with the advent of legislation and guidelines concerning the relative loudness between different programs, channels and, especially, commercials. TSL Professional Products has created the PAM2 MK2 and PAM PiCo compact audio and loudness meter to create a balance between meeting these different international standards.

Tags: iss073 | pam pico | tsl | pam2 mk2 | loudness | metering | level | Martin Dyster
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Why does my project look different on every screen I watch it on?
Thomas Urbye

The age old question, asked by so many people who’ve come through my suite: “I’ve downloaded it to my laptop and it looks different?”. Then there is the inevitable panic: “Thomas, how can we make sure that everyone who watches it, watches it ‘properly’?”. This issue recently came to light with a campaign backed by moviemakers launched to make sure films are watched "as the director intended".

Tags: iss073 | standard | colour correction | screens | different | calibration | screen | TV | iPhone | looks | Thomas Urbye
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Off Trax interview for TV-Bay
KitPlus

TV-Bay interviews Off Trax partners Crispin Kyle, Jonathan Dennis and Doug Urquhart about the company and their use of the Polecam.

Tags: iss073 | off trax | Crispin Kyle | Jonathan Dennis | Doug Urquhart | polecam | hire | rigs | KitPlus
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Ruth Matos: Part 4 of following the Ravensbourne 3
Ruth Matos

I have always been very dedicated to any projects and ambitions in life. When I started my studies at university I was fully focused on achieving the best grades possible and my coursework was my main priority in life. This was the frame of mind I had during my first and second years at university until an opportunity to work in a feature film production came along.

Tags: iss073 | ravensbourne | student | balancing studying and working | work experience | Ruth Matos
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Is it time to review your colour grading toolset?
Mark Brindle

One important step for all budget levels of post-production is the colour correction or grading tools you use to match the colour of different shots in your edit, to give a consistent look and feel. How much time you can spend on grading will depend on your budget, but if you can perform more tasks in less time with better and cheaper tools, then perhaps you should be looking at your workflow?

Tags: iss073 | davinci resolve | colour grading | toolset | 9.0 | apple color | Mark Brindle
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Ask the Experts: What Workstation?
Mike Leach
Investing in a new computer workstation or high end PC for use with digital video/or and media production can be a daunting task. With so many different manufacturers to choose from, and with a practically endless list of components to select from customers can be left with literally millions of possible choices.
Tags: iss073 | workstation specialists | high end pc | ask the experts | guide | buying | processor | Xeon | graphics card | NVIDIA Maximus | top tips | 64 bit | Mike Leach
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The evolving face of post production
Will Strauss#

As post-production continues to evolve from a predominantly bricks and mortar operation to an increasingly mobile one, new business and financial models are required.

Tags: iss073 | post production | creative cloud | soho | workflow | after effects | final cut | pay as you go | hire software | assimilate store | Will Strauss#
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Bob Pank looks at Editing and the Cloud
Bob Pank#

Historically video editing has been one of those operations shaped by technology. For decades it depended on VTRs to play and record. You had to go to an edit room, usually darkened and with loads of buttons and winking lights, to get your edit done by a video editor. It was not cheap. Then, with video stored on computer discs, editing went nonlinear, was much faster and more flexible, the control interface became a GUI and costs started to come down.

Tags: iss073 | editing | the cloud | QTube | browser | Bob Pank#
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Maximizing the Efficiency of Multiscreen Video Delivery
Shawn Saleem

As consumer demand for video content anywhere, anytime, and on any connected device continues to grow at a rapid pace, today’s pay-TV operators are in need of next-generation technologies that will lower the cost of multiscreen content delivery while enabling them to adapt to new business models.

Tags: iss073 | multi screen video delivery | monitors | multiple | external | maximized efficiencies | Shawn Saleem
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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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Finding a Flexible Post Workflow
KitPlus
In the heart of London's Shoreditch is the award winning post-production house – Splice. Specialising in broadcast, commercial and corporate post production, the boutique studio is home to forty full-time employees and a grand display of state-of-the art technology spanning three floors including: two Baselight grading theatres, Avid DS suites and multi channel audio recording and mixing rooms.
Tags: iss073 | splice | aja | Damian Dolniak | 15 minute meals | AJA Kona cards | media composer 6.5 | kona 3g | KitPlus
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Trends that could bring a much needed change to post-production
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There is hope for mid-sized post-production companies in 2013 – from talent to tax – as Peter Savage explains.

Tags: iss073 | post-production | uk government | final cut pro x | talent | [author]
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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. The technology allows broadcasters to alter the way that they approach events, be that news, sports, community activities or anything in between. It has also delivered high quality live video to the online community, bringing events closer to users, providing previously unimaginable levels of engagement, and helping to provide a 360 degree experience.
Tags: iss073 | liveu | garland | LU40-S handheld unit | LU70 Backpack | local sim cards | Ronen Artman
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