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Semi-Studios: Mobile Production Vehicles or Magical Mystery Machines?

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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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Storage: Now That You Have It, Where Do You Keep It?

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Let’s face it – insufficient storage causes major performance issues and failures.  We’ve all been there.  And we’ll all be there again there is no doubt.  As the assets continue to be created, so is the eternal question: “Now that we have it, where do we keep it?” Unlike actual physical possessions, digital assets need specialized equipment for storage.  Today, ...

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PIXAR Talks Render Farms with Ryan Salazar

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Rendering Sucks….But It Doesn’t Have To…. When you hear the word “farm,” you either think of “Old MacDonald” or a bunch of cows or fields of wheat, etc. “Render farms” evoke the same type of vision — albeit one of many computers linked together with yards and yards of cabling, rather than animals grouped together in a barnyard. But the ...

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Closed Captioning: History and New Laws

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Closed Captioning (or “CC” as it’s widely known) is a useful idea that took a surprisingly long time to come about.  The passage of two acts in the early 90’s marked the legal ‘birth’ of required CC:  the first of the two acts was the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, followed by The Television Decoder Circuitry Act of ...

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Camera-Ready by Rosco

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Modern cinematography is the descendant of theater. This visual and audible medium has moved beyond celluloid into a purely digital realm – even though many people still refer to movies as films. When most people think of movies and the fine art of making movies, they first think of actors (and perhaps the director and crew), cameras, and computers. Those ...

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ATSC 3.0 – a New Standard Emerges

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After more than two years, the work of Rich Chernock is finally coming to fruition.  Dr. Chernock, chief science officer of Triveni Digital, holds an Sc.D. degree in nuclear materials from MIT and is one of the principal developers of the ATSC 3.0 standard.  But his work is still underway, as the standard continues to be developed. Representing a major ...

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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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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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