In the seventh episode of the In the Hub podcast, Neil speaks to John Reid - a broadcast engineering and high level systems architecture expert with nearly 50 years of experience working with companies like the BBC and Panasonic. Neil and John discuss how John got his start in the industry, why he chose to go down the independent consultancy route and the benefits of seeing the 'bigger picture' when it comes to broadcast technology systems and workflows.
The need for a quick turnaround in manufacturing is becoming more and more prevalent. Companies are continuing to look for innovate ways to continue practical and cost-effective production lines; along with reducing lead time in whatever way they can. An industry that continually requires rapid turnaround is Broadcasting and Live Events; an industry that CP Cases has a steeped history working in.
In this IABM TV interview, Michael Cuomo (Vice President, Telemetrics) discusses Telemetrics' robotic camera systems, how they are suited to social distancing, and the value they bring to a studio or legislative facility.
In the Covid-19 era, the regular standards meetings that we attend have certainly been disrupted, but like many other aspects of our industry, virtual technology has stepped in as a substitute. The system is working, though not being on the meeting’s timezone can require attendance at some difficult hours! Many of the sub-groups have already been using virtual meetings for several years and this has proved an efficient way to develop documents.
When the lockdown notice was officially declared, Pebble Beach Systems teams pivoted very quickly to work from home. As we are a global company, a large number of Pebbles are already remote workers, so the methods of communication were already in place and we’ve seen great results within our teams, and many successes in remotely supporting our customers through these challenging times.
In the last decade alone, live video experience has made huge strides with the introduction of ultra-high definition (UHD) TV in 2012 and its subsequent progress to 8K. Apart from the proliferation of camera technology, advancements in digital video imaging have had a major role to play in the evolution of video capture resolutions. With UHD content fast becoming a mainstay among consumers, broadcasters and production houses are looking to enhance other critical aspects of the live video streaming experience such as greater dynamic ranges, broader color gamut, and faster picture capture rates.
The ESB Group of Alabama’s comprehensive infrastructure upgrade strengthens technical capacities for in-house AV and live broadcast, including streaming services for the social distancing era and beyond
It’s true - traditional broadcasting of live content, such as sports events, is getting more and more expensive. At least, it will be if you’re still utilising expensive outside broadcasting (OB) methods. Securing media rights is costly enough - the last thing you want is the expense of sending out a large portion of your broadcasting operation to a different country, with huge technical teams and transmission suites in tow. You need a solution that allows you to produce and playout content from a centralised broadcast location, with low latency and high reliability. With less expense, you’ll be able to focus on providing richer content to your audience. That’s where Remote Playout comes in.
Many broadcasters are used to producing regional versions of their main channels, where news and weather (for example) vary by broadcast locality. The basic model is well established. Typically, national channels destined for localization have segments defined where the regional content is “spliced in”, depending on the local area. Within Sweden for example, viewers who are based in Stockholm can watch a tailored version of a national channel that shows more content related to their city compared to viewers watching elsewhere. And as TV evolves, viewers who have grown used to this level of regionalization on certain channels will expect this to be replicated across all platforms and on all screens.