Channel-in-a-Box(ing Day)

It’s getting close to Christmas and, as such, I am reminded of “Boxing Day” – that obscure “Day-After-Christmas” holiday celebrated in the United Kingdom (and Canada, Australia and New...

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Shaping the Light – Rendering

What do they grow on the render farm? Light and reflection, and images bright. What do they grow on the render farm? Shadows and darkness, shades of the night. Computer juggles the contrast and...

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A Console is Born – Studio Furniture & Control Consoles

Form & function – two words (a phrase, really, in its own right) that define studio furniture – whether it be in the broadcast studio, post-production studio or even in-room control stations....

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The Buzz about the Inter Bee – NAB-J

1965 marked Japan’s first Broadcast Equipment Exhibition, which was hosted both by the National Association of Commercial Broadcasters in Japan (NAB-J), and the 2nd Technical Report Conference on...

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Satellites: Those Heavenly Orbital Spheres

Not too many left who could vouch for 1945 being an eventful year – it saw the end of the most massive global conflict the world has ever known; the longest-running U.S. President ever Franklin...

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TVU Networks Announces Over 1000 TVUPack Mobiles In Production!

TVU Networks is certainly hitting the live mobile IP newsgathering market by storm! The most recent announcement from the global technology leader is that more than 1000 TVUPack mobile IP...

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It Isn’t News without Graphics

We’ve all heard that: “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words,” but how about a picture designed to speak to us? Images that aren’t just a happy coincidence that fit what we are trying to...

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Can You See the Light? Only with the Right Lens!

The oldest artificial lens discovered, so far, is the Layard Lens (aka: “The Nimrud Lens”); it was found by A. H. Layard in 1853 and is around 3000 years old (about 750BC-710BC in the...

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Cinesys-Oceana’s Exciting Dynamic Drive Pool Technology

The speed and reliability of the Dynamic Drive Pool storage solution by Cinesys-Oceana has been receiving rave reviews on the ease of set-up through the iSCSI interface which exclusively uses...

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The New IT Director Versus the Old #Broadcast Engineer

Long ago, from the earliest days of media, it was recognized that there needed to be people who performed the technical workings of the studio. Aside from the inventors and photographers who tinkered...

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BEST PRACTICE: Asset Management in Broadcast and Post Production

The better Digital Asset Management products keep all sorts of things in check. They organize everything into a single interface and keep track of clips, project files, scripts (as in copy!) and some...

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A Pair of Aces: Riedel’s STX-200 & the ReVue

The Riedel Group (Riedel Communications GmbH & Co KG, Riedel Networks GmbH, DECA Card Engineering GmbH, Riedel Technologiepark, Data & Facility Management GmbH) first opened their doors in...

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CCW SATCON Final Wrap-up from NYC

Here’s the FINAL wrap-up… Affiliated with Cabot Coachbuilders, a family-owned motor coach business that’s been in the trade for over 45 years, Accelerated Media Technologies (or...

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Semi-Studios: Mobile Production Vehicles or Magical Mystery Machines?

You know you’ve seen’em – the super-large semis with full production studios inside them… And although they come in standard van sizes (that your local affiliates have),...

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Closed Captioning: History and New Laws

Closed Captioning (or “CC” as it’s widely known) is a useful idea that took a surprisingly long time to come about.  The passage of two acts in the early 90’s marked the legal ‘birth’ of...

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Panasonic AW-HE130 Debut at #CCWSATCON

Panasonic announced the much awaited debut of the AW-HE130 at the Content and Communications World show today in New York City! This pan/tilt/zoom camera incorporates high sensitivity, low noise...

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Are you Kidding? Fusion 7 Free! #CCWSATCON

There is no a better way to promote new software than to give it away for free, Right!? Introducing Fusion 7, the revolutionary visual effects and motion media software  from Blackmagic Design....

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CCW SATCON Day 1 Wrap-up from NYC …

GOOD MORNING NEW YORK!  (I love the smell of Javits in the morning!) These lines in remembrance of the legendary comedian Robin Williams – but every bit as fitting for the New York Show of...

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The New Era: Studio Robotics and You!

Robotic camera technology for the studio has certainly started to make it’s mark in the world of production and broadcasting. The continued drop of cost and advancements in the reliability of...

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#CCWSATCON: From Then to NOW

It was 2008 and the crispy early February air still held a feeling of newness about it; the shine had not yet worn off the freshly-minted year and Christmas decorations still adorned some homes and...

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Channel-in-a-Box(ing Day)

Channel-in-a-Box(ing Day)

It’s getting close to Christmas and, as such, I am reminded of “Boxing Day” – that obscure “Day-After-Christmas” holiday celebrated in the United Kingdom (and Canada, Australia and New...
Shaping the Light – Rendering

Shaping the Light – Rendering

What do they grow on the render farm? Light and reflection, and images bright. What do they grow on the render farm? Shadows and darkness, shades of the night. Computer juggles the contrast and...
Thomson Video Networks Coordinating CONVINcE Consortium to Address Carbon Footprint of ICT Industry

Thomson Video Networks Coordinating CONVINcE Consortium to Address Carbon Footprint of ICT Industry

Media Technology Companies From Five European Countries to Investigate and Recommend Solutions for Reducing Power Consumption in Video Delivery Networks RENNES, France — Nov. 26, 2014 —...
Texas Crew Productions Meets ‘IRONMAN’ Challenge with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel

Texas Crew Productions Meets ‘IRONMAN’ Challenge with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel

LOS ANGELES – Emmy award-winning director of photography Terry Stewart established Texas Crew Productions in Austin, Texas, in the early 1980s. His company has covered many major sporting events,...
Advanced Systems Group Adds Ed Chen to Sales Staff

Advanced Systems Group Adds Ed Chen to Sales Staff

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced Ed Chen has joined the company’s sales staff, effective Oct. 27. He is...
YANGAROO ANNOUNCES CANADA  DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH ADSTREAM

YANGAROO ANNOUNCES CANADA DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH ADSTREAM

TORONTO, CANADA November 25, 2014 – YANGAROO Inc. (TSX-V: YOO, OTC: YOOIF), Canada’s leading secure digital media distribution company today announced an arrangement  with the global advertising...
FuseFX Expands to New York and Vancouver

FuseFX Expands to New York and Vancouver

Rapidly growing visual effects studio is currently servicing nearly three dozen television shows and feature films including “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “American Horror Story” and...
Broadcast Systems International selects Snell production switching and infrastructure for General Media Group Moldova

Broadcast Systems International selects Snell production switching and infrastructure for General Media Group Moldova

Leading Moldova private broadcaster goes HD with Kahuna, Sirius and IQ Modular General Media Group Moldova, Moldova’s largest private broadcaster with three general channels plus a 24/7 news...
Telestream to Feature File-based Workflow Solutions at Government Video Expo

Telestream to Feature File-based Workflow Solutions at Government Video Expo

Telestream solutions for government users allow for easy and cost- effective video transcoding, video captioning, video capture and live video streaming   Telestream®, the leading provider of...
Advanced Systems Group Explores Real-Time 4K Production During Free Annual Workshop

Advanced Systems Group Explores Real-Time 4K Production During Free Annual Workshop

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will explore the expanding use of 4K for professional video applications at its annual...
CueScript Adds ARET Video and Audio Engineering to Distributor Network

CueScript Adds ARET Video and Audio Engineering to Distributor Network

ZIBIDO SAN GIACOMO (MI), ITALY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014 — CueScript, a provider of creative prompting solutions with feature-rich designs for all broadcast production needs, is pleased to announce the...
Professional Wireless Systems Says Adios to Signal Interference at NBA Global Games Mexico City 2014

Professional Wireless Systems Says Adios to Signal Interference at NBA Global Games Mexico City 2014

MEXICO CITY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014 — As the Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves tipped off at the Mexico City Arena on November 12, as part of NBA Global Games Mexico City 2014, Professional...
Zylight Debuts Long Throw Black Light Version of F8 LED Fresnel at LDI 2014

Zylight Debuts Long Throw Black Light Version of F8 LED Fresnel at LDI 2014

LOS ANGELES – Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will unveil the F8-B, a black light version of its popular LED Fresnel, at Live Design International (LDI) 2014,...
Technicolor – PostWorks New York Provides Post-Production Services to DOC NYC Grand Jury Winner “Cairo Drive”

Technicolor – PostWorks New York Provides Post-Production Services to DOC NYC Grand Jury Winner “Cairo Drive”

A signature sponsor, the facility also hosted a panel discussion on documentary post production. NEW YORK—Technicolor PostWorks New York congratulates Cairo Drive, director Sherief Elkatasha’s...
Primestream Government Video Expo 2014 Product Preview

Primestream Government Video Expo 2014 Product Preview

Visit Primestream at Government Video Expo 2014, Booth 406, Dec. 2-4 Products on Display at Government Video Expo 2014: FORK Production Suite v4.6 At Government Video Expo 2014, Primestream(R) will...
Quantum to Present on Managing Video Content at Government Video Expo 2014

Quantum to Present on Managing Video Content at Government Video Expo 2014

Geoff Stedman, SVP for StorNext Solutions, Will Discuss “Seven Things the Beltway Can Learn From Hollywood About Video Workflows” SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 24, 2014 — Quantum...
A Console is Born – Studio Furniture & Control Consoles

A Console is Born – Studio Furniture & Control Consoles

Form & function – two words (a phrase, really, in its own right) that define studio furniture – whether it be in the broadcast studio, post-production studio or even in-room control stations....
Dejero Releases LIVE+ NewsBook Software for Mac

Dejero Releases LIVE+ NewsBook Software for Mac

Notebook Transmission Solution is Ideal for Solo Videojournalists Covering Live, Breaking News From Virtually Anywhere WATERLOO, Ontario — Nov. 20, 2014 — Dejero, award-winning creator of...
SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Marks Greatest Attendance in Past Decade

SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Marks Greatest Attendance in Past Decade

HPA Pre-Conference SMPTE Symposium Addressed Creative Challenges; Main Conference Offered More Than 80 Technical Presentations and a Sold-Out Exhibition Hall WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Nov. 19, 2014...
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