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What a difference a decade makes
If you have got to the back of this magazine, you cannot fail to have noticed that it is issue number 100. I asked Simon Tillyer and Matt Robbins, the dynamic duo behind the publication, how it all started.
Tags: iss100 | decade | look back | NAB | 2005 | modulus video | xdcam | broadcasting | leitch | Dick Hobbs.
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From VoD to Linear TV
Content owners, broadcasters, and operators worldwide typically provide a sizable library of VoD content and a limited offering of live/linear programming. This unbalanced ratio between VoD and linear TV offerings is historically shaped by two factors...
Tags: iss100 | media excel | delivery network | vod | linear tv | video streams | revenue | Nikos Kyriopoulos
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From newspaper to broadcaster: VG (Norway) and LiveU
VG is a tabloid-format newspaper established in Oslo in 1945. Faced with the challenges that all newspapers face in the age of the video and the internet - fresh competition for readership and rapidly changing viewer expectations of what news is and how it's delivered - VG began using video online as early as 2001. Through the next decade it grew its use of video clips but there was always the desire to expand the use of live content to provide real value to readers and viewers.
Tags: iss100 | liveu | vg norway | news | video online | content | lu500 backpack | lu60 | Ronen Artman
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Ride on time
The highly competitive sport of track cycling emerged in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th century as a way to continue the sport year round, and velodromes soon became a common sight on the Continent. Whether indoors or out, track cycling is one of the world's most intriguing spectator sports and, as such, new ways of bringing its drama to multi-platform viewers are constantly being sought.
Tags: iss100 | videosys | camera systems | cycling | broadcast | minicams | Alistair Horne
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When the going gets tough
From the monsoonal rainforests of Papua New Guinea to the frozen Antarctic wastes , Peli cases perform in all conditions as Producer/Director and Cameraman, Alexis Girardet explains...
Tags: iss100 | tough | extreme | filming | freezing conditions | peli cases | temperature | equipment | tv-bay
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Rise of the drones
Drones are taking TV and film productions where they have never gone before. But how can they be used to best effect, what challenges do they present and will they replace helicopters in aerial filming? Jeremy Braben of Helicopter Film Services (HFS) has some of the answers...
Tags: iss100 | helicopter | filming | drone | aerial filming | film set | on location | Jeremy Braben
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DOPs discuss minicams, lenses, 4k and all
If anyone knows about the practical reality of using minicams and lenses it has to be the DOPs who are out there using them. We are now seeing minicams used in all areas of production, some with 1080p and 4K capability at prices you would not have believed possible a few years back.
Tags: iss100 | DOPs | lenses | 4k | minicams | polecam | opinion | cameraman | Mel Noonan
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Extreme equipment for the Film and TV industry
Big films require big shots and to get the action in camera, you need grip equipment and the latest camera support technology to make that vision a real possibility on set.
Tags: iss100 | extreme equipment | tv | film | industry | action | set | studio | water filming | tv-bay
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Back in the day
A cut is still a cut with Larry Jordan
Tags: iss100 | editing | final cut pro | mac | technology | 2005 | Larry Jordan#
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Ten years is a long time...
25 years is even longer - Peter Savage looks back at two milestones for TV-BAY and the industry generally
Tags: iss100 | industry | broadcast | experience | formats | equipment | pricing | Peter Savage
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#TVFUTURES
The end of my third year of BSc Television and Broadcasting at the University of Portsmouth is drawing closer, meaning the end of my time at University. Several deadlines have come and gone, and my CCI management of Script Editing has slowed down. But I still can't comprehend this ending, as there is still much to do with several big deadlines left including my Documentary. But looming above it all is as always has been my Final year project.
Tags: iss100 | tvfutures | cci tv | university of portsmouth | studio | industry | news | student | Dylan Ellcome
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Outsourcing for maximum efficiency
We filmmakers are very adept at wearing many hats. Producer, director, editor, cameraman, sound... it's the nature of boutique production. It can mean that you can make more money by doing more of the jobs yourself, but equally it can thin your resources out a little finely.
Tags: iss100 | outsourcing | filmmaker | guide | jobs | task | broadcast | industry | Den Lennie
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Is it my eyes, is it in focus?
Is it me or as I get older, and my eyes not as good as they were, are viewfinders getting smaller and less sharp?
Tags: iss100 | ittp | in focus | camera | viewfinder | bbc tv | Graham Reed
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6 rules for the mountains
There are many rules (more than 6) to working in the mountains & having just returned from the 75th running of the most famous Downhill Skiing event in the world - The Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuhel, Austria, here are a few essentials!
Tags: iss100 | mountain filming | skiing | cameras | advice | cold climate | temperature | austria | Steffan Hewitt
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The changing face of film and TV
With the convergence of technologies and blurring of lines between broadcast and other forms of media, the industry has undergone a seismic shift over recent years. In 2015 half of all UK ad spend will be spent on digital, in what has been described as a "seminal moment in the history of the ad industry". Client budgets are being spread across multiple platforms, and expectations and quantity of content are dramatically increasing. How does the industry supply this demand whilst successfully adapting to the changes?
Tags: iss099 | movidiam | broadcast | technologies | creative network | George Olver
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Tune in and turn on
It was World Radio Day last month. Friday the thirteenth, to be precise, but I do not think the date was chosen with disaster in mind
Tags: iss099 | world radio day | broadcast | audio | radio | online | Dick Hobbs.
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Capturing the action : Ocean Communications
The dream of any reporter is to be on the scene when a story breaks and the action and drama unfold. This happens to only a select few. Even fewer find themselves right in the middle of events as they happen. Brian Carlin knew he'd be getting good material reporting from onboard a boat competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, but not that he would end up recording how his crewmates dealt with the aftermath of their yacht hitting a reef, abandoning ship and then being stranded on a remote island.
Tags: iss099 | volvo ocean race | ip | satellite | vhf | communication | sea | cobham | tv-bay
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Sky takes sports to the limit
Sky, Europe's leading entertainment company with more than 20 million customers across five countries, is renowned for being one of the world's top sports broadcasters. From the massively popular Premier League, to a raft of other sports rights including rugby, cricket and darts, Sky provides sports fans with an unrivalled offering.
Tags: iss099 | red giant | sky | sports | sky production services | editor | suite | tv-bay
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SiS Live
SIS LIVE is well-established as Europe's largest supplier of satellite uplinks, but considerable investment in a wide-ranging fibre network is positioning it as a major connectivity provider to UK Live events.
Tags: iss099 | sislive | satellite | uplink | outside broadcast | london eye | mediacity uk | salford | tv-bay
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Visualising the future of digital media business
More and more, successful delivery of digital media services is all about data management. Data about how well the services are performing can come from many sources - from market research and customer satisfaction responses, from analysis of customer support and maintenance activity, and from monitoring systems.
Tags: iss099 | bridge technologies | digital media | business | market research | video wall | Simen Frostad
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Cellular Wireless Networks
For many years, satellite was the primary approach for real-time video delivery within the broadcast industry. That changed with the explosion of the Internet and second-screen devices like smartphones and tablets.
Tags: iss099 | aviwest | 3G/4G | wireless | cellular | satellite | network | Erwan Gasc
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Fuelling productivity at BP
As one of the world's leading oil and gas companies, BP has a long history of producing a variety of film, video, and multimedia, and currently has an archive of over fifteen thousand films dating back over a century.
Tags: iss099 | tiger technology | BP | fuel | tiger box | Angus Mackay
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Loudness normalisation for podcast streaming
New tools for the optimal listening experience
Tags: iss099 | loudness | normalisation | podcast | streaming | Jon Schorah
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Cloud Editing at BVE
As Media Partners at BVE 2015 KitPlus was responsible for recording, editing and publishing 50+ hours of video content from the event seminars, roaming reporters and studio discussions over the course of the show. With material coming from different sources, crew and post-production staff consisting largely of students with varying levels of proficiency and tight timelines thrown into the mix we needed a post-production solution that was quick to set up, easy to learn and provided a creative and reliable solution. After chatting with Forbidden Technologies for a while we decided to use their Forscene platform.
Tags: iss099 | bve | forscene | forbidden | cloud editing | studio | video | workflow | tv-bay
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Ask the experts: Streaming
In today's multiscreen world, pay-TV operators are managing their customers' video streaming experience on an ever-increasing number of devices, including TVs, PCs, smartphones, and tablets. To compound this issue, viewer expectations have changed dramatically in recent years. During this Q&A session, Motty Lentzitzky, CEO of Comigo, explores the current streaming landscape, taking a close look at viewer demands, the challenges facing operators, and how operators can successfully navigate this rapidly changing and very competitive environment.
Tags: iss099 | streaming | pay-TV | content | comigo | ask the experts | Motty Lentzitzky
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Step by step - The perfect podcast
The beauty of podcasting is that it can be done in very little time and with great ease when done properly!
Tags: iss099 | podcast | editors keys | step by step | software | microphone | audio | Beth Zarkhosh
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Outside broadcast gets a breath of fresh air
Capturing what's happening remote from the studio has moved beyond the broadcast truck parked street-side.
Tags: iss099 | garland | outside broadcast | bt sport | uplink | transmission | tv-bay
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E-mail marketing and building a list of subscribers
Email marketing is still by far the single most effective way to build long term prospective clients relationships with clients.
Tags: iss099 | e-mail marketing | subscribers | list | video industry | Den Lennie
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Training for media - who should do it?
Simple enough to ask, but any possible answer to the question of who should train those working in the media industries, or more specifically the moving image industries, is complex and involves many interrelated factors. I would like to explore the issues, and maybe present some suggestions on how we might do a better job of preparing and engaging particularly the new entrants into our workforce in training and CPD (Continuous Professional Development).
Tags: iss099 | ittp | training | industry | tv | film | students | skills | broadcast | Martin Uren
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Big rush with little fuss at new Birmingham broadcaster
Big Centre TV is the latest of the new wave of UK Local TV stations, having launched on 28th February. But behind the calm and successful appearance was a frenzied period of activity, as Ofcom had only confirmed their licence just three months earlier. To get from nothing to on-air in such a short timescale was a big challenge but, with the choice of a single, integrated product range, the deadline was met with little fuss.
Tags: iss099 | local tv | broadcast | broadcaster | birmingham | big centre tv | Neil Hutchins#
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#TVFUTURES
Sport's television is a multi-billion dollar industry that draws millions upon millions of viewers to a gigantic range of sports programming. Many of the most watched television events have been sports broadcasts, the Olympics, the World Cup, and the Super Bowl to name a few.
Tags: iss099 | tablet | studio | CCI TV | televesion | broadcasting | University Portsmouth | Simon Bull
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Why video codecs matter
Video codecs confuse a lot of people. But understanding codecs is critical to just about every element of video production, editing and distribution.
Tags: iss099 | codec | file size | video | image | sound quality | prores | Larry Jordan#
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Oh what a show!
Walking through the halls of BVE 2015 it would be hard not to acknowledge the bustling atmosphere, positive vibes and busy aisles. The show attracted a high quality and diverse audience from across the broadening content creation industry seeing over 15,000* key industry decision makers including leading indies, post houses, DOPs, broadcasters and brands attend in full force, with many hailing it the best show yet.
Tags: iss099 | bve | kitplus | bubble and squeak | studio | review | tv-bay
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Bring up the bodies
If you have even once turned on BBC television in the last couple of months, you could not fail to learn that the big blockbuster drama this winter is Wolf Hall, a television adaptation of Hilary Mantel's two-thirds complete trilogy about the Tudors, and Thomas Cromwell in particular.
Tags: iss098 | wolf hall | hilary mantel | tudor | lighting | candlelight | twitter | reaction | Dick Hobbs.
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A stitch in time
"A stitch in time saves nine" is an old saying: essentially it is saying fix a small problem now and it will save fixing a much bigger problem later. This applies in many areas - including broadcast. Kicking the error can down the road costs a lot more to fix the problem, particularly for audio and video files - but it doesn't have to.
Tags: iss098 | vidchecker | electronic engineering | problem | solution | content | video server | Thomas Dove
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The road to Sundance Film Festival
Things of the Aimless Wanderer, the latest feature from Rwandese filmmaker Kivu Ruhorahoza (Grey Matter) is a beautifully crafted narrative about paranoia, mistrust and misunderstandings. Premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival, audiences can expect an arresting film that reveals a series of cryptic and loosely connected narrative shards exploring the delicate relationship between 'Westerners' and 'local Africans'.
Tags: iss098 | sundance film festival | things of the aimless wanderer | moon road films | film production | Kivu Ruhorahoza
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Hands-on with the Antelope PICO ultra slow motion minicam
Super slow motion, or super motion, has been around for years and is mostly 3x recording speed. If you record say 3 seconds of action and play it back at normal European production frame rate you'll have 9 seconds of slow motion replay. These cameras must integrate with the live production workflow in use. SSM HD cameras are still very much in use today for fast sports like soccer.
Tags: iss098 | polecam | antelope PICO | slow motion | minicam | world swimming championships | Mel Noonan
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Venice live productions tools go to the consumer
The objective of most studio production is to cost effectively create live or as live television to which audiences will be drawn. During the process of creation, recording into media servers can either be a separate process used only for immediate replay, or can be part of a media workflow serving multiple target audiences in parallel. Rohde and Schwarz have invested heavily in its Venice Media Production Hub to ensure it is able to fulfil the requirements for the latter. A media production hub is a central component of media workflows, managing movements and transformations from one media type to another.
Tags: iss098 | studio production | live | multiple SDI input | panasonic P2 | sony XDcam | avid isis | Tim Felstead
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Sealife - Shooting 4k
Since the days of Jacques Cousteau and his Undersea World, marine habitats have fascinated television audiences. From 1972 to 1975 the French explorer and filmmaker brought his excitement and passion for sea life to our screens and have inspired documentary makers since.
Tags: iss098 | sealife | shooting 4k | underwater | camera | lens | bbc world travel | Kieron Seth#
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Open Source for Film and TV Production
There's nothing like a new project to make you feel excited about life, and excited is definitely how I've been feeling since I adopted an Open Source policy to my companies' camera and workflow divisions.
Tags: iss098 | open source | tv film production | 4k | camera | axiom | raw | Dan Mulligan
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Walking into manufacturing with a Dedleg
I've been a freelance recordist since 1999. I've been lucky enough to be busy, working with many crews on some major shows like The Apprentice, Masterchef, X Factor, Top Gear, and many documentaries and corporate videos. I've worked with some great cameramen and some fantastic sound recordists. I enjoy what I do very much but for me and fellow recordists there has always been one big problem in that we have to wear the equipment we use.
Tags: iss098 | dedleg designs | sound recordist | support | production design | product manufacturing | Paul Zanders
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Kit Protection - the professionals choice
More than 30 years of product development has ensured Peli Cases are the market leader in essential protection for broadcast and photographic equipment. Offering watertight, dustproof and crushproof security, Peli cases are backed by legendary "You break it, we replace it" lifetime guarantee.
Tags: iss098 | peli cases | professional | bespoke | backpacks | MSA foam | tv-bay
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How full is your spectrum?
Colour tuneable (Bi-Colour) LED based lamps are now increasingly commonplace in the world of Film and Broadcast. Their capacity to provide a choice of colour temperatures, usually in the realms of 3200K to 5600K, can be extremely useful. This is particularly beneficial when working in environments where setup time is at a premium, and a light source is required that matches the available ambient light.
Tags: iss098 | colour tuneable LED | lighting | bi-colour fixture | spectrum | Ian Muir
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Increased Support
Shoulder rigs are more commonly used these days than ever before and have become a great solution during the DSLR boom. Providing you with the option to adjust your kit, depending upon the set-up required, the rail system rigs are both practical and adjustable with the option to add matte boxes, viewing monitors and different lenses. With a vast array now on the market you are spoilt for choice when trying to find your ideal solution.
Tags: iss098 | shoulder support | shoulder rig | hague DSR dual shoulder support | Mark Scotton
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Ask the experts: Batteries
With Kieran Foster, Vice Presidentproduct management, mobilepower solutions and lighting,Anton/Bauer and Litepanels
Tags: iss0098 | ask the experts | batteries | anton bauer | litepanels | dionic | environmental impact | Kieran Foster
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Which camera is right for you?
So January has been and gone and it's out with the old and in with the new. This applies to the freshest and upcoming cameras for video making on the market; it's now time to get rid of your old equipment. With CES behind us, new innovations have taken many by surprise and with BVE currently going on there is lots to look forward to this year in video production. So this month we will be focusing on which cameras you should look out for this year.
Tags: iss098 | production camera 4k | gopro hero4 | nikon D3300 | canon 5D mark III | Beth Zarkhosh
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How to read Video Scopes
Understanding what video scopes tell us about our images is essential to creating great looking images; regardless of which video editing software you are using. In this article, I want to explain the basics of video scopes and how to read them.
Tags: iss098 | video scopes | waveform monitor | histogram | vectorscope | Larry Jordan#
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#TVFUTURES
The penultimate term studying Television and Broadcasting is a time to reflect upon my journey as a CCI TV manager thus far and look to the future. And as graduation starts to inch ever closer, I am now pondering the opportunities that lie ahead of me. When I think back to what I knew as I walked through the doors of the University, I can feel quite proud of how far I've come. I am much more aware of my strengths and what it takes to produce good broadcast quality television. I can't get too ahead of myself just yet however, as I still have plenty to do in my final year before I say goodbye to my student life and begin my journey exploring graduate jobs and taking that scary, exciting step into the world of employment.
Tags: iss098 | tablet | studio | CCI TV | televesion | broadcasting | University Portsmouth | Raechelle Jackson
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Education meets industry...
Heatherden Hall - the most famous country house you've never heard of. Famous because it has appeared in large numbers of British films from Goldfinger to Carry on Camping. Why? Because it's the original building at the UK's premier film studio - Pinewood. A fitting place, then, to hold a conference on media industry training.
Tags: iss098 | ittp | heatherden hall | pinewood studios | conference | bbc | itv | sky | industry | standards | Bernard Newnham
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How to charge premium prices
How much should I charge? Is probably the most commonly asked question I receive here at F-Stop Academy. And the answer? As much as you can and your client is willing to pay. In business it is your duty to maximise your profit.
Tags: iss098 | project | video industry | f-stop academy | pricing | shooting | Den Lennie
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