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Achieving the critical link in live HD deployment
Patrick Coenen As employees of a facility service provider for TV stations, networks and corporate businesses, we at Actua Films understand better than most that in todays broadcast world, its imperative to get everything done at lightning speed.
Tags: iss075 | actua films | geneva | hd production | live-link | Patrick Coenen
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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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Alice Chant: Following the Ravensbourne 3
Alice Chant As I had suspected a busy, new term has been presented to me. All of a sudden, I can't quite believe my three years at University will be over in a matter of months. It only feels like yesterday that I arrived feeling terribly nervous and so full of hope and expectations.
Tags: iss075 | ravensbourne | student | work experience | university | studying | broadcast | Alice Chant
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Premiere 4K aquisition - LIVE
KitPlus SIS LIVE recently put together a working group to explore the technology and workflows required to deliver live, 4K, multi-camera event coverage from an outside broadcast unit, which culminated in a field test at St James Park on 2nd February.
Tags: iss075 | 4k | cameras | sis live | live | broadcast | KitPlus
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A very useful tool: Atomos Samurai reviewed
Stephen J. Brand International cameraman Stephen J. Brands work takes him to some far-flung places. Stephen recently spent 6 weeks in the Middle East filming a wildlife commercial for Qatar TV using a Sony EX3 and an Atomos Samurai, which he describes as a very useful little tool. Here, he tells us exactly why.
Tags: iss075 | atomos | samurai | review | cameraman | recording | backup | Stephen J. Brand
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Tv-bay questions with Richard Hooking
KitPlus Tv-bay interviews Richard Hookings about getting into the broadcast buisness and becoming interested in Polecam.
Tags: iss075 | tvbay questions | interview | richard hookings | polecam | broadcast | freelance | cameraman | KitPlus
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Crowd pulling at BVE
KitPlus There is no better crowd puller at a trade show than a stand using equipment from multiple manufacturers being used in way it will be once unpacked by the customer.
Tags: iss075 | broadcastshow | bve | stand set up | sony | videosys | rts | atomos | marshall | cache media | thinking space | protech | workstation specialists | autocue | polecam | KitPlus
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Dick Hobbs looks at intellectual property rights
[author] In my column last month I wrote about the Tolkein sort of troll. This month I want to look at another sort: the ones who acquire portfolios of patents not with the intention of making anything useful, but simply to try to extort money from those who just want to earn an honest buck.
Tags: iss075 | troll on | intellectual property rights | RED | [author]
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Cue Systems, more important than ever in live OB production
Bob Head An effective cue system performs a crucial role in coordinating broadcast activity, keeping directors, production crew and camera operators informed and in control. Data gathered from vision mixers, routers and other production path components generates tally information that can be displayed on under-monitor displays (UMDs) and multi-screen viewers.
Tags: iss075 | cue system | rotronics | cue director | ob truck | umd | Bob Head
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NAB is for soothsayers, trendsetters and people with roadmaps
Will Strauss# Prototypes, alpha products, demos and proofs of concept: NAB in Las Vegas is all about future innovation. Will Strauss picks 13 stands that you must visit this year.
Tags: iss075 | unlucky for some | NAB | stands | must-see | canon | red digital cinema | kinefinity | grass valley | nhk | chyron | gopro | axle video | pixel power | red giant | review | snell | Will Strauss#
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Live production for multi-platform delivery
Steve Burgess Live event television, whether it is sport or music and entertainment, has always made serious demands of production technology. At Megahertz Broadcast Systems we have been building outside broadcast trucks for some of the worlds most demanding customers, for more than 25 years, so we can perhaps help the conversation by talking about some of our experiences.
Tags: iss075 | live production | multi platform delivery | megahertz broadcast systems | multiple outputs | racetech | Steve Burgess
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Rock steady support for Duran Duran
Den Lennie When Den Lennie was asked to be DP for a Duran Duran live concert in the Manchester MEN Arena last year, he was looking for some solid heavy duty camera support. His choice fell on a range of 2575 and 2060 fluid heads by OConnor.
Tags: iss075 | f stop academy | duran duran | 2575 | 2060 | fluid head | oconnor | Den Lennie
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Bob Pank starts counting cores...
Bob Pank# Once again BVE hosted its one-day Cloud seminar. The new ExCel location meant that the room was away from the show floor and ideal for concentrating on the words flowing from the experts. Full-on attention was needed as squeezing in nine sessions between 10.00 and 17.45 meant that each would be short, sharp and to the point, which was certainly the case for the two I attended.
Tags: iss075 | counting cores | bve | cloud seminar | security | files | the cloud | Bob Pank#
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Adventure Filmmaking with Ian Burton
KitPlus I'm an independent adventure filmmaker, specialising in shooting in remote and vertical locations. I shoot my own projects as well as commercial projects for a huge range of companies, and I love filming world class extreme athletes pushing themselves to the limit, as well as working with less well known adventurers.
Tags: iss075 | ian burton | adventure filmmaking | wildlife | documentary | remote | vertical locations | arctic | KitPlus
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Lincolnshire Police Enhances Distance Learning Program
KitPlus For over 40 years, Lincolnshire Police has placed the utmost importance on training by creating a television production unit in the early 1970s. This includes a small HD studio and an outside broadcast down the line environment to put trainees through their paces in a simulated crisis.
Tags: iss075 | lincolnshire police | studio | hd | blackmagic design | atem switcher | training | police | lincoln | david buckley | KitPlus
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Monitoring OBs the light and easy way
Stuart Cameron I wonder sometimes whether a successful OB should be measured as Outside Broadcast Coverage per KG or OB coverage per KM. The cost of fuel keeps rising and so the cost of getting to an OB location is also increasing. To anyone who is a cyclist, you know that extra weight slows you down when climbing hills.
Tags: iss075 | cache media | marshall monitors | light | truck edition | in monitor display | imd | Stuart Cameron
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