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 with and were able to tweak cameras, the advent of radio brought the need for a true engineer who understood the inner-workings of electricity and the analog ...

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The Evolution of IMAX


Since the creation of the cinematic medium, a multitude of attempts have been made to make the spectacle even grander; some of these attempts were successful, such as adding sound and color; and many of the attempts were not (like Percepto and Smell-o-vision/Scent-o-rama and the like). The 1967 International and Universal Exposition (Expo ‘67) in Montreal proved to be an ...

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And the Winner is…. IBC honors ARM at #IBC2015


The International Honour for Excellence 2015 is the highest honor IBC bestows, and this year it is awarded to a technology and its creator, ARM.  The technology is something we use every day and nearly all day — the processors in our smartphones and tablets. ARM’s technology is Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) architectures. RISC-based technology means that a processor ...

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AccuWeather Remembers the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina


Hurricane Katrina remains the costliest natural disaster and one of five deadliest hurricanes in the United States.  Katrina first made landfall on August 25, 2005, at Hallandale Beach and Aventure in Florida.  It weakened into a tropical storm and moved into the Gulf of Mexico.  From there, it strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane, then weakened before it made a ...

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Netgem to Showcase #TelcoTV Innovations at #IBCShow


Netgem, a provider of #TelcoTV will be demonstrating how its platform and latest innovations can satisfy end-user needs while shortening time-to-market, adding new revenue streams and reducing overall operational costs. In July, Netgem announced the addition of Netflix to their list of services on the Netgem platform. At IBC in September, Netgem will demonstrate an advanced set of personalized and ...

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Sound Devices: Ground-breaking 688 and SL-6 @IBC2015!

Sound Devices SL-6 and 688, Bag with Receivers

will feature the impressive  688 12-track portable mixer/recorder with the new SL-6 powering and wireless system at IBC2015! The pairing of these two products will certainly streamline and will give the operator the ability to control and monitor an entire audio system from one wireless location! The 688 (the newest member of the hard hitting 6-Series design family) incorporates a ...

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Audio Networking in TV Production: Why haven’t we been using this before?

Audio Networking in TV Production

IT and broadcast convergence immediately summons visions of video and audio signals moving across the workflow and infrastructure of a TV facility. A quickly escalating number of facilities are transitioning from purely baseband distribution to audio over IP networking, efficiently routing multichannel signals between control rooms, production spaces and technical operations with a minimum of cables and connections. The value ...

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Saving Your Audio from the Cutting Room Floor

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Audio is usually the last piece to be finished in a typical production. As such, audio editors, sound designers, and mixers tend to get the short straw when it comes to time and budgets. If there is ever a mad dash to the finish or squeeze on resources, you can bet it’s going to impact the audio team. The question ...

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The Truth about True Peak Limiting for Audio


The True Peak measurement is now part of the delivery specification of legislation such as the CALM Act, which has brought audio front and center in the spotlight of the video world, but what does this actually mean? We’re all familiar with the idea of digital samples, digital audio, and digital peak level. But what is True-Peak? The smooth blue ...

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2.0 Adds 30,000+ Sounds, Online Access and New Subscription Features At NAB 2015, Pro Sound Effects, the next level sound library company, releases its Master Library 2.0. The 2.0 upgrade brings over 30,000 new sound effects, an online access feature, annual updates and new subscription pricing options. Now totaling 2.1 Terabytes and 175,000 sound effects, Master Library 2.0 is PSE’s ...

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IsoAcoustics Shows the Aperta Aluminum Acoustic Isolation Stands at at 2015 #NABShow

Stylish Stands Set a New Standard for Design and Acoustic Isolation and Performance of Studio Monitors and Audio Speakers IsoAcoustics is pleased to show the Aperta in its first European debut at Musikmesse (Hall 5.1 A68), the stylish and sleek new line of sculpted aluminum acoustic isolation stands designed for medium-sized professional studio monitors and speakers. Aperta, <á-pair-tah,> the  Italian ...

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2015 #NABShow Broadcast Beat Award Winner – Editor’s Choice/Content Management

Broadcast Beat Awards at the 2014 NAB Show

Editor’s Choice/Content Management Well folks, the ballots are in, and the judges have scrutinized all the submitted products for the coveted 2015 Broadcast Beat Awards. The “Broadcast Beat Awards” are given to manufacturers at the 2015 NAB Show.  Some of the judging criteria included Originality, improvement on existing technology, its inventive qualities, whether the technology was ground-breaking and advancement.  See ...

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