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Trends and Has-Beens 2019

Before we get into the meat of the article, I want to ply you with the following disclaimer. It has been said that ‘One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.’ This is also true in the realm of trends. One’s trend may actually be another’s ‘has-been.’ So, while I mention a few things that have caught my eye and are ...

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Satellites: Those Heavenly Orbital Spheres

Not too many left who could vouch for 1945 being an eventful year – it saw the end of the most massive global conflict the world has ever known; the longest-running U.S. President ever Franklin Delano Roosevelt (our 32nd president) passed into eternity and was succeeded by his Vice President Harry S. Truman; the United Nations was proposed and established ...

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Can You See the Light? Only with the Right Lens!

The oldest artificial lens discovered, so far, is the Layard Lens (aka: “The Nimrud Lens”); it was found by A. H. Layard in 1853 and is around 3000 years old (about 750BC-710BC in the Neo-Assyrian Empire). It was found in Kalhu, the Tiglath-pileser’s royal residence city (in modern day, that’s Nimrud in Iraq) in the North West Palace. Its discoverer ...

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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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Designing a Winning Product: Insight from the Tripod Design Trenches

Insights from the Tripod Design Trenches By James Guest In product design, creating a game-changing solution — even one that seems ordinary on its surface, like a tripod — and bringing it to market is anything but a straightforward process. With a product that’s already been optimized over decades of development and field-tested use, how do you come up with ...

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IP Broadcast Studios: What’s The Big Deal?

Whenever two or more broadcasters get together, the topic of discussion inevitably turns to IP-based studio facilities. It seems like the whole industry is “talking IP” these days, and everyone falls into one of two camps: 1) those who already have it, and 2) those who are planning for it. Why is IP so popular? Ask an engineer, and he’ll ...

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BLACKJET VX-1r USB 3.1 GEN 2 RED MINI-MAG Reader by ATECH FLASH TECHNOLOGY

Atech Flash Technology (AFT) manufacturers of industrial and professional media card readers and storage solutions will be launching their latest media reader named the Blackjet™ VX-1R RED MINI-MAG® Reader. Blackjet VX-1R utilizes the larger bandwidth 1,000 MB/s of USB 3.1 Gen 2, which allows you to ingest, edit and archive your creative content from your media cards at their maximum ...

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axle ai Launches SeedInvest Funding Campaign

Boston based axle ai is in the news again. The pioneering company, continuing to address the largely unmet need for advanced video search and management tools for small to mid-sized teams, announced a week ago, the launch of axle ai GearTM, an integrated system which combines new Apple Mac mini computing power with axle ai’s browser-based, AI-capable media management, workflow and ...

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Postium Korea, Ltd. announces new distributor for the Americas

Postium Korea, Ltd., designer and manufacturer of definitive video monitoring solutions for broadcast and motion picture production, is pleased to announce the appointment of Postium America as their exclusive distributor for North and South America. Postium America will offer expert guidance on product selection and integration and offer products through value-added reseller channel partners throughout the Americas. “We are excited ...

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SECOND ANNUAL TRAVEL VIDEO AWARDS TO BE HELD AT 2019 NAB SHOW

— Expanded partnership to include panels at NAB Show New York — WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Travel Video Awards (TVAs) will again be held at NAB Show on April 9 in Las Vegas. Created by Citizine Networks, Inc., the awards honor innovative and inspiring travel videos released in 2018 by independent filmmakers, the travel industry, media companies and lifestyle brands. NAB Show attracts ...

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NAB SHOW ACCEPTING PAPER PROPOSALS FOR BROADCAST ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

The National Association of Broadcasters is accepting technical paper proposals for the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (BEITC) at the 2019 NAB Show, held April 6-11 in Las Vegas. The Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference is designed for broadcast engineers and technicians, contract engineers, broadcast equipment manufacturers, distributors, engineering consultants, R&D engineers, IT professionals and related media technologists. The ...

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FilmLight creates Cold War look for ‘The Americans’

Series six graded for HDR and 4K Ultra HD at Technicolor PostWorks The sixth and final Emmy award winning series of The Americans, a period spy thriller set in the 1980s during the Cold War, was recently finished in HDR and 4K Ultra HD at Technicolor PostWorks in New York. Since series two, the look of the finished series has ...

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KHQ-TV Supercharges Digital Video with FUEL, Bitcentral’s Linear on Demand Streaming Solution

  Several months ago I wrote an article on Bitcentral, the dominant provider of news production systems known for their efficient media workflows and their highly anticipated FUELTM digital platform solution. FUEL empowers and enables TV stations and content providers to open up new revenue streams by giving viewers the choice to watch a newscast from the beginning any time they ...

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#NABSHOWNY: Broadfield Announces Distribution Partnership with RED Cinema

Broadfield Distributing, Inc. has formally announced the distribution partnership with RED Cinema and will offer the entire DSMC2 camera line which include: MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35, and GEMINI 5K S35 at #NABSHOWNY earlier this morning. Gary Bettan, President of Broadfield Distributing said “We are always happy to expand our product lines but I haven’t been this excited for a ...

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#NABSHOWNY Don’t Miss the ICG Panel Presentation: How Unscripted Television is Reinventing Multi-Cam!

Many industry professionals agree, that the methods we produced multi-camera television has been rapidly changing, with techniques that are on the cutting edge of live TV today. The best place to understand revived operations and techniques is to attend the NAB Show New York and listen to the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) presentation of How Unscripted Television ...

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VEGALUX 300 StudioLED FRESNELS On-Display at #NABShowNY

FLUOTEC, the multi award winning and leading manufacturer of LED professional lighting fixtures for television studios, motion picture, video and photography will be showcasing in the Javits Center of NEW YORK in the NAB NEW YORK EXPO  October 17-18 Booth N945 the following Cinema and Broadcast Television Lighting Fixtures. THE VEGALUX 300 StudioLED FRESNELS Tunable and Dedicated Color Temperatures DAYLIGHT ...

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