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The Biggest Toy Shop in the World
Emma Morrison When Nigel Woodford started his career at BBC Wood Norton in 1962, television was black and white and BBC Two had not yet been launched. In 2018 Nigel will retire, and Richmond Film Services, the pro-audio equipment rental company set up by Nigel in 1973, can count numerous contributions to iconic moments in British cultural, sporting and film history over this time.
Tags: iss133 | richmond film services | audio rental | auction | liquidity | go-dove | Emma Morrison
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Mr Cloud, as much about cashflow balance as technology
Bruce Devlin - new It was an ordinary Tuesday, the last day of February 2017. It was getting late in the day and I was online doing my monthly management accounts and was just finishing the data entry for a very long Invoice when refreshing the expenses Tab on my browser showed this delightful picture.
Tags: iss123 | cloud | mrmxf | aws | amazon web services | Bruce Devlin - new
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CLASS - FIMS: A plug-and-play solution
Bruce Devlin No two broadcasters are alike. Meaning, that just about every broadcaster in the world uses its own, customized workflow comprised of any number of proprietary tools and solutions, specially designed to work together. With so many systems with proprietary interfaces in existence, IT-based media projects require a great deal of integrations. As the industry evolves and new technology becomes available, this makes solutions very complex and costly to deploy and maintain.
Tags: iss106 | dalet academy | fims | interfaces | systems | framework for interoperable services | Bruce Devlin
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Sky takes sports to the limit
KitPlus Sky, Europe's leading entertainment company with more than 20 million customers across five countries, is renowned for being one of the world's top sports broadcasters. From the massively popular Premier League, to a raft of other sports rights including rugby, cricket and darts, Sky provides sports fans with an unrivalled offering.
Tags: iss099 | red giant | sky | sports | sky production services | editor | suite | KitPlus
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Archiving as a service at BBC Studios and Post Production
Kevin Shaw BBC Studios and Post Production (BBC S&PP) is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC that competes for work from both the BBC and the market at large. In the Digital Media Services (DMS) department, we provide an end-to-end solution for what we refer to as "post-post production." Our services include digitization of film and tape, quality control, technical review, compliance editing, restoration and remastering, transcoding (including viewing copies and proxies), file delivery, and hosting.
Tags: iss097 | kevin shaw | post production | bbc studios | digital media services | archive | Kevin Shaw
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Training in the video industry
Bob Butler I have read quite a lot recently abouttraining in the Video industry. Whilstit is true that as a hire company we atBroadcast Services are often surprised at thelack of knowledge about equipment, we canunderstand it to a point, due to the ever changing digitalworld.
Tags: iss095 | ittp | bob butler | training | video industry | broadcast services | Bob Butler
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Three big questions on OTT
Simen Frostad Every media operator wants to deliver OTT services, or is already doing so. Growth over the past 18 months has been phenomenal, and a media operation without OTT is almost inconceivable now.
Tags: iss084 | ott | services | growth | guide | ask the experts | media | Simen Frostad
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QOS - Its time to take a more objective approach
Simen Frostad Digital media businesses are very definitely competing in a market where the customer can switch quickly if not satisfied, so it is vital for providers to know when their customers are getting a satisfactory service, and when they are not.
Tags: iss083 | bridge technologies | quality of service | connected tv | ibc 2013 | digital media | service | quality | Simen Frostad
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Revealing the real-lives behind 999 responses
Jonathan Bolton Jonathan Bolton, head of PROCAMS Manchester operation discusses the challenges of capturing real time footage when following emergency services on call.
Tags: iss082 | procam | manchester | 999 | emergency services | documentary | filming | behind the scenes | real lives | case study | Jonathan Bolton
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Will Strauss looks at the growth of MediaCityUK and dock 10
Will Strauss# In less than three years Dock 10 has grown from a mere studio operator with add-ons to a fully-fledged digital media service provider. Will Strauss tracks the changes.
Tags: iss081 | dock 10 | media service provider | cloud | setup | mediacity | manchester | uk | review | whats up dock | digital media | the voice | rennovation | Will Strauss#
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Powering a richer media experience on set-top boxes
Achim Bosse Todays television viewers are increasingly using the Internet to download, share, and consume media on a variety of devices. To meet the consumer demand for a richer media experience on set-top boxes, service providers must now support a wide range of different audio and video codecs and formats.
Tags: iss080 | set top boxes | television | internet | second screen | service provider | integration | Achim Bosse
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Preparing for the future in television and film
Kieron Seth# The Media Services team provides equipment to under- and postgraduate students and operates facilities that include TV and photographic studios, video editing rooms and media production suites. Content is created in a variety of formats using professional Panasonic and JVC camcorders, and DSLR systems. It is post produced using network-connected Apple and Adobe software suites, running on Mac hardware.
Tags: iss080 | future | television | film | media services | students | dslr | Kieron Seth#
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A guide to DTV transport stream monitoring
Ralph Bachofen Delivering a high quality of service (QoS) is critical in the broadcast world, as it greatly impacts viewer satisfaction and a broadcasters revenue streams. However, the television environment is becoming increasingly more complex, as stations transition to digital and add next-generation OTT or hybrid TV services that require maintaining compliance with industry standards.
Tags: iss079 | stream monitoring | quality of service | tutorial | guide | advice | audio loudness management | intelligent filtering | Ralph Bachofen
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The Cloud, a big hit at NAB with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# NAB 2013 will go down in history as the event where the broadcast industry took to the Cloud in a big way. Perhaps it was the number of start-ups that have been successfully operating cloud services for a year, but more likely, these moves have been in the pipeline for a while.
Tags: iss077 | bob pank | cloud | nab | review | aframe | editflow | api | panasonic AVC codec | deluxe entertainment services | mediacloud | Bob Pank#
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The key to the success of OTT services
Antonin Kral Smartphones and tablets have provided a major technological breakthrough in how we operate. Look around and youre likely to see someone using their device to search for content, watch content or interact either directly or via social media applications.
Tags: iss076 | ott | services | success | guide | key | tv | interaction | Antonin Kral
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OTT Market trends and evolutions with Christine Jecko
Christine Jecko Over The Top (OTT) video revenue is set to double to $15.1 billion in 2016, up from $7.8 billion in 2012. The number of connectable devices is growing rapidly; in fact, according to Idate, the installed base of connectable TV devices will more than triple by 2016.
Tags: iss076 | ott | over the top | connectable devices | christine jecko | broadcast services | globecast | Christine Jecko
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Creating a feature-rich subscriber-based OTT entertainment service
Helge Hoibraaten TV Everywhere has become a way of life in the Nordic market, where every major broadcaster has succeeded in taking its services over the top and into the online video space. One of those broadcasters pan-Nordic pay-TV channel provider C More Entertainment has offered Web TV services for years through its online video portal.
Tags: iss076 | feature | ott | entertainment | service | C More | web tv | services | nordic | broadcast | online video portal | Helge Hoibraaten
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Raven from True Lens reviewed
N/A Review of.......Matte Box, designed for broadcast lenses; particularly for new super wide lenses with two independently rotating filter trays.
Tags: iss062 | matte box | hj11 | review | raven review | tls | true lens services | N/A
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3D is moving fast
N/A Helicopter Film Services (HFS) have been a specialist in aerial filming for 20 years, but recently, they have successfully added another element to their diverse services: Aerial 3D
Tags: iss060 | hfc | aerial 3d | helicopter film services | 3d rig | N/A
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What are the most important opportunities and challenges facing the TV industry today
N/A TV-Bay ask the expert column with Richard Gianattasio, broadcast market solutions manager, Avid
Tags: avid | iss052 | multiplatform | ime | media enterprise | avid professional services | N/A
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True Colours Shine Through With CCS
N/A When you are a broadcast engineer working in front of a stack of LCD monitors, seeing a significant difference between the brightness and colour of each monitor can be both annoying and tiring on the eyes.
Tags: Oxygen DCT | css | lcd | mcr | itu-r709 | ofcom | smpte c | rec709 | calibration service | cs-200 | iss050 | N/A
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Bridging the divide between production and post production
N/A Digital cameras have brought some wonderful benefits to the filming community, 3D included, but unfortunately it has also highlighted a number of potential workflow issues that need to be addressed by Productions today.
Tags: Pure Digital Services | iss049 | digital cameras | dit | 3d | pds | N/A
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Polecam Production Profile
N/A I have been working in the film and television industry since 1989, starting as a news cameraman and editor at the Manitoba Television Network. MTN is a local independent television broadcaster in my home town of Winnipeg.................
Tags: Cameleon Film Video Services | polecam | iss045 | manitoba tv | rig | polecam review | N/A
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LightLighting Sky News at the Gherkin
N/A Jeff Randall Live is a new flagship daily business update on the Sky News channel, broadcast from Skys Gherkin studio in London. A recent addition to the City skyline, the Gherkin is located at 30 St Mary Axe.....
Tags: iss043 | gekko technology | gherkin | lighting | sky news london | bps | broadcast and production services | kezia | tunable light | N/A
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Splitting Image
N/A The traditional CRT monitor stack is now all but consigned to the annals of history. Not the vain claim of some clever marketing agency or the opening pitch of a sharp dressed sales rep but more the demise of a technology that is becoming less and less available. While manufacturers still have a few CRT models available in their portfolio weve seen them becoming less and less as the market has moved to different technologies.
Tags: iss043 | bsc | broadcast service centre | kroma telecom | mutliviewer | crt | lcd | flat panel display technology | N/A
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B4 to EX3 adapter
N/A Its difficult to get excited about things like adapters but thats exactly what I was when Mike Tapa of MTF Services sent me his latest creation for review and testing.
Tags: b4 to ex3 adpater | lens adapter | sachtler | dv12 | ex3 | mtf services | mike tapa | iss041 | N/A
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SRW-5800 Training
N/A Hi Dave, how was the course? This is the sort of greeting you come to expect from fellow engineers when you have recently attended a training course. Engineers are notorious for having no small talk, probably because our minds are usually concerned with things like volts, amps and ohms¦ and why that VTR always works on the bench, but fails as soon as it is put into service.
Tags: srw-5800 | training | experts | sony training | vtr | hdcam | iss030 | bsc | broadcast service centre | N/A
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Ask the Expert with Broadcast Service Centre
N/A This month we visited independent service company, Broadcast Service Centre Ltd (BSC), specialising in providing top quality technical support for a wide range of equipment within the Broadcast and Pro video industry.
Tags: broadcast service centre | iss028 | aony authorised service centre | expert | vtr maintenance | head hours | vtr service | bsc | N/A
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