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

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

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!

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

…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

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

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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JMR Electronics’ BlueStor Share at the Center of Broadcast Beat’s Production Studio

OK – so you’re using the latest and greatest video editing software: Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, Colorfront OSD, Assimilate Scratch, Joust, or any other popular editing and finishing software… You do a lot of editing, you have numerous digital content assets, creating many more each day, and you need a ...

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Sony Professional Cameras Cover Sony Open in Hawaii PGA TOUR

The 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii PGA TOUR event will be shot and broadcast in HD on Golf Channel using Sony professional cameras, continuing Sony’s long-running tradition of providing HD production technology for major live entertainment and sports events.   The tournament is also the latest testing ground for 4K live production and broadcasting. In addition to multiple Sony HDC ...

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Independent Film ‘The Chain’ Relies on iZotope RX

iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, today announced that the independent feature short film The Chain used iZotope RX to maximize its use of production audio and preserve the best on-set performances to stay on budget. Filmed in New Hampshire, The Chain is based on a short story of the same name by Tobias Wolf in which revenge unleashes ...

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Thirteen Days of Studio Christmas 2015? :)

The Christmas Season puts everyone in holiday-cheer mode! Even us techy-geeks from the broadcast and post-production realm! So, in keeping with the holiday tradition (and instead of getting all those drummers drumming and maids-a-milking), Broadcast Beat Magazine asked people on many of our social media channels: “If you could get a cool production toy for Christmas, what would it be?” ...

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