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Aimée Ricca Recognized for Delivering Cutting-Edge Marketing Practices at SMPTE!

The Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has benefited from cutting-edge marketing strategies and practices, which has increased media editorial placements by more than a whopping 1,200% in the global marketplace. Aimée Ricca leads marketing and communications for SMPTE (the center of the film and broadcast world since 1916), and she has been pioneering its marketing effort. For ...

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NAB: How It All Got Started…

Well, here we are, approaching NAB Show!  Once again, I will be present, representing Broadcast Beat Magazine, as I glide through the Show Floor, seeing what I can see of all the newest products and innovations in the studio (broadcast and post-production) industry. Even with all the excitement that the Show brings, ever wonder what “NAB” is or who the ...

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NAB Show Parties: 2018 NAB Show Party & After-Hours Events List

If we don’t mention the 2018 NAB Show After-Parties, we would be leaving out a huge chunk of the fun associated with NAB Show! Look below and click on the NAB Show party details for more information, as some are either private, by invitation only or have an admission charge. This is a running list and the most comprehensive you will find! We update ...

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Calling All NAB Show Foodies: Las Vegas Restaurants! #NABShow

Since you literally have to be 21 years old to even breathe in Las Vegas, we’ve chosen 21 of the best spots (some of which are “locals-only” spots, not embellished for the tourists) to find the best-tasting grub available! Mind you, not everyone is going to like every place, but I’ve found a fulfilling experience at each and every one! ...

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Canon Burbank Becomes Reality

I recently had the honor of visiting Canon’s newest (12,000 square ft.) facility, “Canon Burbank” – The Professional Technology & Support Center located at 3400 West Olive Ave., Burbank, California and conveniently located near The Burbank Studios and Warner Brothers. Canon Burbank has all latest tech and what’s exciting is that this facility is open to the Hollywood community! What does this mean? Educational events, ...

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2017 #NABShow – Day 2 Wrap-up

TODAY is the SECOND day of The 2017 NAB Show – and what can I say? Broadcast Beat had an OUTSTANDING coverage day of the Show yesterday, and it’s going to be even BIGGER and BETTER today!  The BB staff was hopping – extremely instrumental in allowing us to get the word out about the Show and all the products ...

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2017 #NABShow – Day 1 Wrap-up

TODAY is the FIRST day of The 2017 NAB Show – and the EXCITEMENT LEVEL is OFF THE SCALE!!! The doors have opened officially – but me and my crews have been here for HOURS already, setting-up and gathering ALL of the NAB news we can! I can’t tell you how much the NAB Show means to me!  I’ve been ...

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30,000 Feet Up & 2200 Miles to 2017 #NABShow

…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! 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 habit, but at least I’m not ...

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Rayleigh (Resolution) Barrier Broken!

Well, they’ve done it.  While you were sleeping and unbeknownst to most (but knownst to me), they’ve finally broken the “resolution barrier” – aka “The Rayleigh Limit.” That’s GREAT, you say.  But what is the “resolution barrier?”  Read on, my friends, and I will enlighten you… First off, the “Rayleigh Limit” was named after its discoverer (as most things are) ...

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SPROCKIT in your Pocket! #NABshow 2017

Download SPROCKIT Brochure HERE! Starting a company is easy.  Building a company that can scale and change the world is hard!   Having a great idea that solves a big problem, building an All Star team and raising capital is just the beginning.  You need to get your product in front of the right companies, in the right places at ...

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Lighting for Broadcast (aka “Lighting 101”) as seen at #NABShow

Modern lighting for broadcasting really got going in 1938 with the appearance of color television. One fact that many people don’t consider is that stage and movie lighting are a bit different. Proper lighting is not nearly as simple as pointing a light and turning it on. All the fancy transmitters and cameras don’t mean a thing if you can’t ...

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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 even monitor available storage. Comprised of both content (or “essence” — the actual clip) and metadata (a description of the content, which includes the title, author, creation ...

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The Importance of Meta-tagging Assets

Before going into the actual importance of properly identifying your digital assets or “meta-tagging” them with “metadata,” we should all be familiar with what it is.  The term “metadata” defines the description of content, which can include the title, author, creation date, description and other things, such as the standards used, like the bit rate or format. Meta-tags don’t do ...

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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 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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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), I’m talking about the ones you could practically live in – with all the bells and whistles that even some of the smaller studios and post-production houses just don’t have!  These are the ...

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