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Automated Quality Control
Thomas Dove Automated quality control for file-based media has been available to broadcasters for over a decade. The Vidcheck team designed and produced the very first product in this area. We have been working on this type of software since 2003 and are probably the most experienced team anywhere in the world. Many existing users of other products have since adopted our solutions.
Tags: iss109 | vidcheck | vidchecker | vidfix | qc | pse | Thomas Dove
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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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Part 2 following the Ravensbourne 3
N/A Last month in the intro issue I described what I did in the past as a hobby and a hopeful branch of my career. Time-lapse is an integral part of what I do and I am eager to develop my skills in it. I had such a chance at the end of October when I got my hands on a Dynamic Perception Stage Zero 6ft Dolly track with MX2 Controller. I felt this was quite a feat of engineering but it had its flaws and wasnt always simple to use, but the results trump the ergonomic faults that my associates and I had when using it.
Tags: iss071 | ravensbourne | time lapse | N/A
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Evolving Test and Measurement
N/A Time and accuracy are vital when producing content for broadcast. All broadcasters have strict schedules to work to, as well as visual and audio standards that need to be met. Effective testing and measurement (T&M) of any material that is to be transmitted is key to ensuring these parameters are adhered to, for both producer and broadcaster; get these wrong, or trust in inadequate equipment, and it could be very costly.
Tags: iss067 | test and measurement | s3d | pse | itu 1770 | itu 1771 | N/A
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Quality is the best policy
N/A HD has become the production standard norm. Why have audiences embraced HD so enthusiastically? Because it looks and sounds great. If you have a 42 or bigger screen in your home then the difference between SD and HD is obvious to all, and so HD channels have to maximise that benefit to get a commercial edge. Quality.
Tags: iss061 | stereoscopic | 3d | qc | pse | photo-sensitive epilepsy | N/A
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Test and measurement in digital television
N/A Lets be clear about this. Test and measurement tools are not there to make life difficult for you, they are there to ensure that we get the best quality pictures and sound through the long path to the home within a required technical specification. So yes, simply put, checking that we are getting the best out of the technology that black is black, white is white, and colours can be reproduced accurately within the tolerances broadcasters set is vital.
Tags: iss054 | test and measurement | pse | ask the experts | levels | amplitude | frequency response | channel separation | noise | balance | stereo | surround channels | phase | N/A
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TV Bay Questions
N/A TV Bay Questions: Darren Mostyn, Senior Editor & Colourist at Online Creative November 2010
Tags: online creative | colourist | blackmagic design | editor | multibridge eclipse | davinci | iss048 | N/A
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