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2016 Olympics: Sony/TVU Networks Go for the GOLD!

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Coverage for an Olympic event is always tricky.  Recording at just the perfect angle and clarity is critical in pulling-off an enjoyable and spine-tingling scene.  I wanted to focus on two very different companies and their parts in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio! Sony is at it AGAIN (or, more accurately, STILL)! As you know, never a company to ...

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Pixar Animation Studios Open Sources Universal Scene Description

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Tool Greatly Enhances Efficiency Across Complex Workflows  Emeryville, CA based Pixar Animation Studios announced today the official open source release of Universal Scene Description (USD), technology used for the interchange of 3D graphics data through various digital content creation (DCC) tools. USD provides an effective and scalable solution for the complex workflows of CG film and game industry studios. “We believe that being ...

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Simply SMPTE – Happy 100 Years!

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For those of you not in the media trade, SMPTE stands for the “Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers,” of which I am a proud member, being a post-production studio engineer. And they celebrated their Centennial Anniversary by having Barbara H. Lange, SMPTE Executive Director, ring the Closing Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway ...

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Broadcast Asia 2016 Overview

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So I’ll get to Singapore, literally, the day before I left (16 hour time difference, you know), a few days before the 2016 Broadcast Asia Show. The Garden City has a lot to offer the intrepid traveler and I wanted to allow some time to adjust to the jet lag and soak-in some of the local sights before showing-up bright ...

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RR Media and SES Platform Services to Merge

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  New company to be formed, creating a world-leading provider of innovative global media services and solutions The overwhelming access to on-demand media via the internet, satellite, IPTV, cable, online and mobile platforms to handheld devices, desktops, live venues, radio and television, anytime and anywhere, has forever changed the time-to-market and monetization model for content owners, sports leagues and right ...

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#NABShow: Day Four at 2016 NAB Show

2016 NAB Day Four

DAY FOUR and the last day of the 2016 NAB Show!!!  It’s been a wonderful ride!!!  Our Live Blog continues today…  Don’t forget – if you’re hungry, Ryan’s top places to eat in #Vegas during the show can be found here: www.broadcastbeat.com/nab-show-foodies/  -Afterward, our very last #NABShow Party is today, Thursday, April 21 @6:00pm – it’s the End of Show ...

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#NABShow: Day Three at 2016 NAB Show

2016 NAB Day Three

DAY THREE and the last big full day of the 2016 NAB Show!!!  It’s GREAT to have you back – there’s SO MUCH MORE today!!!  Our Live Blog continues to post the information and many of the “stops” of our various crews out on the floor!  Don’t forget – you can catch #NABShow LIVE online at nabshow.com  or broadcastbeat.com  9am ...

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#NABShow: Day Two at 2016 NAB Show

2016 NAB Day Two

Hey!  We made it to DAY TWO of the 2016 NAB Show!!!  Glad you’re sticking with us – there’s SO MUCH MORE today!!!  Our Live Blog continues to post the information and many of the “stops” of our various crews out on the floor!  Don’t forget – you can catch #NABShow LIVE online at nabshow.com  or broadcastbeat.com  9am PST / ...

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#NABShow: Day One at 2016 NAB Show

2016 NAB Day One

LIVE BLOG – UPDATED CONSTANTLY THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS THE SHOW PROGRESSES!!! Can anything be more exciting than the first day of the 2016 NAB Show?  I doubt it!!!  The Broadcast Beat Crews are up and rip – raring to go!!! First things first however – let’s fiddle with these knobs and switches and see what we can get to ...

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30,000 Feet Up & 2200 Miles to 2016 NAB Show

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…And away we go! Our Fort Lauderdale crew is now thirty-thousand feet up in the air and we’re on our way to “Sin City” – Las Vegas, Nevada! NAB Show HERE WE COME! (Daniel – those are Nikki’s nachos!!!) As usual, my level of excitement won’t let me settle-down, so I’ve started blogging while on the plane! (This is DEFINITELY a bad ...

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Content Creation and the 2016 NAB Show

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People often don’t understand the term “content creation.”  In fact, it can be said that the entire scope of content creation is typically taken for granted; that’s because it’s much more than simply what it is you’re capturing. First and foremost, when creating content, the most important thing is the creativity; in essence, that’s everything.  Dean Evans, of The Good ...

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Which Lens – Discover the Choices at 2016 NAB Show

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Here’s a little insight on lenses… Choosing the proper lens is subject to several variables. Distance, lighting, and focus are all considerations, as well as the what, why, and when of the shot. Being a cameraman and being a photographer are similar, but definitely not the same as each group has their own gear and tricks. On the set, the ...

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