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When is a Wall a Floor, too? Cyc Walls / 2015 NAB Show

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A cyclorama is not to be confused with a cyclotron (which is a device used in particle physics), OR a cyclorama (yep, spelled exactly the same way as what we are talking about) which is another name for a panorama. Nope. Our cyclorama as a concept first popped up in the 19th century in German theaters. It was (and still ...

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AQC: the Editor’s Friend

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The advent of file-based content storage has changed the face of cinematic editing. The technical aspects have become more versatile and far less time consuming than the old cut and splice editing method. The artistic portion of that task still requires more human attention but, it too, has benefited greatly from digital technology. Editing has advanced exponentially, thanks to automated ...

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It’s a Wrap – CES 2015 Las Vegas

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Ah Las Vegas… that oasis in the desert, a majestic jewel in an ocean of sand, brilliant neon over black velvet. About the only thing that could make it even more enticing would be a wondrous event like the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show! Alas, that glorious festival drew to a close, but what a rich experience it was. It wasn’t ...

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Variosystems’ Osprey Line: Video Capture Cards, Anyone?

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Although Variosystems is a modern and international electronics service company that thinks and acts comprehensively, offering a global service andsupport network of optimal system and logistic solutions, their humble beginnings show how they became an international electronics service company that is 100% committed to the clients’ needs in providing optimal customer service and advice. Way back in 1922, Major General ...

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Vizrt and the Video Wall

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You cannot look at a Video Wall and NOT be impressed. Sure, they may seem commonplace at the many conventions or shows you’ve seen them in, and to actually own/possess one is a marvel in and of itself (usually reserved for the REALLY high-end companies), but if you’re ever assigned the task to create or maintain one, the realities of ...

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The 12-days of Studio Christmas

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On the 1st day of Christmas, the producer bought for me: PrimeTime’s GUS 41 LED Fresnel PrimeTime’s Lighting Systems the GUS 41 LED Fresnel, is the spotlight to illuminate your talent or subjects; its light-wash adjustable from 11° on full spotlight to 80° at Full Flood. With high-power light generated at minimal energy expenditure, the GUS 41 LED Fresnel has ...

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Channel-in-a-Box(ing Day)

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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 Zealand)… in this modern age, it has merely become a bank holiday in those countries, but its origins were thought to be because, in olden times, when everybody had servants, the ...

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A Console is Born – Studio Furniture & Control Consoles

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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. To be effective, not only must its form be ergonomic (and aesthetically pleasing, as well), it must also be able to function… by “function,” I mean that it ...

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