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Authoring and Monitoring for the emerging 3D immersive Br...

by Anthony Wilkins Issue 107 - November 2015 The world of broadcast audio is on the verge of a major revolution. Numerous 3D Immersive formats are under development and will find their way into the mainstream of broadcast production and distribution in the near future. Unlike the world of relatively constrained channel based coding as we are accust...

Submitted by Anthony Wilkins
Published 01 December 2015

Keeping pace with your true value

by Leighton Chenery Issue 106 - October 2015 Avoid the pitfalls of underinsuranceWandering around IBC, marvelling at the latest technical advances and innovations and viewing the major strategic themes for the future direction of the Broadcast & Media industry, it would be easy to overlook the importance of adequately insuring new purchases and add...

Submitted by Leighton Chenery
Published 01 November 2015

Lessons Learnt - Webcasting live to the web

by Larry Jordan Issue 105 - September 2015 When I first started in this industry, more than 40 years ago, live television broadcasts were plentiful and popular. In fact, I got my start as a director in live television. However, the only way to create a live broadcast was with lots of equipment, large crews and plenty of money. Today, the paradigm h...

Submitted by Larry Jordan#
Published 01 October 2015

TVFutures: Student pitch

by Jonathan Quinn Issue 105 - September 2015 Its that time of the year again to welcome the next selection of students who will are willing to share their experiences and adventures to our readership. However, as KitPlus continues to evolve, so does our approach to features and articles, and we tackle TVFutures with a slightly different slant this...

Submitted by Jonathan Quinn
Published 01 October 2015

DIY Camera dollies, flatbed vs T frame and is it worth it...

by Alasdair Brenninkmeijer Issue 102 - June 2015 As filmmakers we are creatives and sometimes we see a simple product as a waste of money, saying "I could make that.\" Sure enough with enough time, maybe we could, but is it really worth it? Lets take a camera dolly for example. The challenge is to create something to smoothly move the camera from o...

Submitted by Alasdair Brenninkmeijer
Published 01 July 2015

5 must haves for sound recordists

by Paul Zanders Issue 101 - May 2015 Every location has a different set of challenges and you have to deal with whatever sound your environment throws at you as best you can whilst looking after your gear and yourself. Here are 5 non-technical things that make my life on location easier. 1. Sound BlanketA lot of studios are big empty spaces that bo...

Submitted by Paul Zanders
Published 01 June 2015

Cautionary notes from GTC Member number 001

by Dick Hibberd Issue 101 - May 2015 Recently I was invited to be on the panel of judges charged with selecting the winners of the 2014 \'Bill Vinten GTC University Awards\'. This was just the second year of this excellent scheme and, if the submissions from universities increase annually pro rata, then we will soon have a major logistics problem i...

Submitted by Dick Hibberd
Published 01 June 2015

NAB 2015 Highlights

by Beth Zarkhosh Issue 101 - May 2015 For those of us lucky enough to visit this year\'s annual NAB Show in Las Vegas, we know how amazing and mesmerising it was, but for those who didn\'t get the chance to make it, then here\'s a lowdown on what we thought was the highlights of the biggest post production and broadcast conventions in town!Las Vega...

Submitted by Beth Zarkhosh
Published 01 June 2015

REDucation - Real world RED camera training

by Ben Sherriff Issue 101 - May 2015 Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March saw the REDucation training workshop arrive in London at the Met Film School in Ealing Studios West London. I\'ve used a Red One but have yet to work on a shoot where I can get my hands dirty with the newer cameras they manufacture (Epic-X, Scarlet, Dragon and now Weapon). Whe...

Submitted by Ben Sherriff
Published 01 June 2015

Ten years is a long time...

by Peter Savage Issue 100 - April 2015 Ten years is a long time and 100 editions is a major milestone. I happily look back to the spring of 2005 as this was the start of my second life, much as it was for the team at tv-bay - a coincidence of dates which is probably why we have had such a long writing partnership. Matt and Simon were starting out o...

Submitted by Dylan Ellcome
Published 01 May 2015

When the going gets tough

Issue 100 - April 2015 From the monsoonal rainforests of Papua New Guinea to the frozen Antarctic wastes , Peli cases perform in all conditions as Producer/Director and Cameraman, Alexis Girardet explains... Peli cases are renowned for their high quality, durability and dependability in extreme conditions. Offering watertight, dustproof and crushpr...

Submitted by KitPlus
Published 01 May 2015

BroadcastShow Tour - a visitors view

by Connor PearceIssue 83 - November 2013 Suitably set on the backdrop of Britains birthplace for iconic television, the last leg of the BroadcastShow Tour saw Philip Bloom host a day of seminars at Pinewood Studios. Alongside this, internationally leading companies in film and television technology flocked to share their latest and greatest broadca...

Submitted by Connor Pearce
Published 01 December 2013

Remote control and monitoring

by Alan WheableIssue 83 - November 2013 Remote Control and MonitoringYou might wonder what remote control has to do with test and measurement. And you might be pleasantly surprised when you find out. For a number of years now, manufacturers of broadcast equipment have used remote controlled test installations to allow them to test systems and modul...

Submitted by Alan Wheable
Published 01 December 2013

Dreamhack - Summer 2013

Issue 82 - October 2013 DreamHack is the worlds largest digital festival and holds the official world record as worlds largest LAN party in the Guinness Book of Records. DreamHack is focused on everything you can do with computers, Internet and digital entertainment and culture. DreamHack is a lot of gaming, communication, programming, designing, m...

Submitted by KitPlus
Published 01 November 2013

Will Strauss rounds up IBC 2013

by Will StraussIssue 82 - October 2013 Dear Reader. I have a confession. I did not visit every single one of the many hundreds of stands at IBC this year. In fact, I didnt even visit all 11 halls within the RAI. And I didnt talk to all 52,974 attendees. I was there. I have the stroopwafels to prove it. Its just that IBC is a massive show. And I am...

Submitted by Will Strauss#
Published 01 November 2013