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NAB Show LIVE – 2019 Show Schedule. #NABShow @NABShow

Broadcast Beat is the producer of NAB Show LIVE, at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Held April 6-11, 2019, NAB Show is the world’s largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology.  NAB Show LIVE will feature live streams of select conference sessions and in-depth interviews with exhibitors, vendors and industry leaders. Content will be available ...

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30,000 Feet up – I’m on my way to #NABShow! @NABShow

…And away we go! Right now I’m thirty-thousand feet up in the air, on my way to “Sin City” – Las Vegas, Nevada, for the 2019 NAB Show!  As usual, my level of excitement won’t let me settle-down, so I’ve started blogging while on the plane! (This DEFINITELY is a habit, now!!!) Since “Every Story Starts HERE” (NAB Show’s Theme ...

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All-Star NAB Show Keynote Session Takes LIVE Sports To New Heights In The Cloud. @NABShow #NABShow

— Executives from CBSi, Hulu, LA Clippers, NASCAR, and Pac-12 Networks reveal how cloud, media services, and AI capture audience attention, give fans more control, break viewing records, and reinvent future sports experiences — NAB Show will feature an exclusive keynote discussion focused on how cloud technology is redefining sports broadcasting and driving audience engagement. The session, produced by Amazon Web ...

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10 Things Every Drone Pilot Must Know About the Part 107 Exam

So you’ve decided to join the growing ranks of professional drone pilots. Many pilots underestimate what it takes to pass the exam. They believe they know everything about flying these incredible machines. However, the exam contains a host of specialized knowledge that isn’t usually talked about when it comes to piloting a drone. This article will give you a great ...

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FROM PRINT TO 100 PERCENT DIGITAL: HOW COMPLEX NETWORKS DID IT

Jermaine Harrell, Manager of Video IT Operations, Complex Networks Founded in 2002 as a print magazine dedicated to presenting news and trends about popular street culture for young adults, Complex Networks has undergone quite the transformation since those early days. In 2007, we started investing heavily in our online presence, and by 2011, the digital side of the business had ...

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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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The Truth about True Peak Limiting for Audio with Dr. Paul Tapper of @NugenAudio

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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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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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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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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Neumann launches KH 805 active studio subwoofer

With the KH 805, Neumann.Berlin [AES booth 527] has adding a new active subwoofer to its string of acclaimed studio monitoring products. Based on the excellent acoustical performance of the KH 810 subwoofer, the KH 805 is the optimal choice for stereo set-ups in combination with the KH 120 or KH 310. As Wolfgang Fraissinet, President of Neumann, pointed out, “The KH 805 is the answer ...

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CCW Keynote: Sony Pictures Television Chairman Steve Mosko

Thu. November 12| 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | 1A23-1A24 Program: General Sessions Registration Package: All-Industry Core Package Keynote Speaker: Steve Mosko, Chairman, Sony Pictures Television Mosko’s conversation with Carter will take a look at the current television landscape from the perspective of Mosko, the chairman of a 360 degree global television business at one of Hollywood‘s largest studios. Mosko will ...

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CCW Keynote: How Technology is Transforming the Relationships Between Brands, Content and Advertising

Thu. November 12| 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | 1A23-1A24 Program: General Sessions Registration Package: All-Industry Core Package Keynote Speaker: Brandon Berger, Chief Digital Officer Worldwide | Ogilvy & Mather With media changing at such a rapid pace on a global level it’s essential for companies to stay ahead of the curve. Brandon Berger has been at the cutting edge ...

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

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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Scale-out 4K+ collaborative workflow – it’s here, are you ready? That knock you hear on the door could be opportunity or doom

 “The picture looks great,” uncle Bernie comments while perusing big screens at the appliance store, “but next week they’ll have Super UHD, then this TV is obsolete!” Those comments represent some of the most pressing problems… sorry, opportunities that face the content creation industry today. How do you acquire, post and deliver with a method that will produce content suitable ...

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

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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