With Sky-live.tv, its possible for anyone from students and researchers, to armchair astronomers to experience astronomical expeditions on their screens. Expedition members analyze the data and contribute to live broadcasts, and then the media content and results are distributed free under a public-domain license.
Whats Cooking? is the new daily daytime TV show beamed from a temporary studio in the car park of a supermarket. As chefs prepare dishes live on air, a roving camera crew relays pictures from the aisles of the shop while Channel 4 viewers interact with the presenters and cooks via social media.
TV Everywhere has become a way of life in the Nordic market, where every major broadcaster has succeeded in taking its services over the top and into the online video space. One of those broadcasters pan-Nordic pay-TV channel provider C More Entertainment has offered Web TV services for years through its online video portal.
At Frankfurt Airport, dreams of the future already come as standard: television and radio programmes are distributed all over the airport grounds site using IPTV. The existing network infrastructure is used as a basis here. The operating company, Fraport AG uses the IPTV hardware and software of manufacturer Teracue for its distribution.
Autumn in the Czech Republic is damp and foggy, and the higher the altitude, the more piercing and rainy the climate becomes. At an old, remote mill 40 km (25 miles) away from Prague, sludge and mud are everywhere while moisture penetrates the bones. These are the filming conditions on the main set of the psychological thriller Cold Sunday.
Outside broadcast, satellite uplink and product design specialist SIS LIVE has deployed its new 1.8m vehicle mounted antenna DriveForce. DriveForce delivering high bandwidth transmissions with the ability to transmit at any location including those where exceptionally windy conditions prevail.
During the past three months at university I was extremely busy with my projects, and unfortunately had to give up a lot of outside opportunities that came along. As I am in the third year of my course I had to give priority to my university projects. Nevertheless I had a hectic schedule and had to be good at managing my time.
The BNC was probably widely accepted into the broadcast television industry because of its locking feature made possible by the bayonet lugs on the female connector. Also the connectors relatively small size.
Smartphones and tablets have provided a major technological breakthrough in how we operate. Look around and youre likely to see someone using their device to search for content, watch content or interact either directly or via social media applications.
The market for live and on-demand streaming video has exploded in recent years thanks in part to broadband connections and the proliferation of connected devices. A recent survey by The Diffusion Group showed that some 50 percent of online video viewers watch some form of streaming live video at least once a month.
Over The Top (OTT) video revenue is set to double to $15.1 billion in 2016, up from $7.8 billion in 2012. The number of connectable devices is growing rapidly; in fact, according to Idate, the installed base of connectable TV devices will more than triple by 2016.
Well, here we are again, approaching the final furlong of exhibition season having back-to-backed BVE and CABSAT, and now planning NAB and, yes, my liver feels as though it is approaching the final fence at the Grand National.
On February 11, Catholics all over the world were stunned when Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation an event that is unprecedented in modern history. In response, global news organizations went into scramble mode to secure budget and deploy resources to cover one of the highest-profile breaking news stories of 2013.
The transportation of live video and audio feeds over the internet has become a widely accepted technique. Each technique has its own place in the market, as there can be no one size fits all as application requirements vary considerably.
As we head once more to NAB you may wonder what this years big thing will be. I put my money on 4K. As I write there must be many exhibitors polishing up their 4K solution message, ready for their customers at the show.
Every Thursday evening, around 500 viewers tune in online to Camera Diners live show getting a unique look at the latest in film and still camera technology, as well as exclusive interviews with some of the imaging worlds biggest names. The whole thing is streamed live from a basic set-up in Oxford, England.
Monitoring the quality of service and experience for customers across an often complex and sizeable broadcast estate, can be a difficult area to oversee and hard to control. Gaining an understanding of the quality of the services customers are receiving has many variables to consider, as well as considerations around delivery of the content itself.
Cellular uplinking continues to change the way that video is gathered in the field, bringing new levels of flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Heres a clear, concise 10-point guide to the key points that customers should explore before choosing their unit.
As employees of a facility service provider for TV stations, networks and corporate businesses, we at Actua Films understand better than most that in todays broadcast world, its imperative to get everything done at lightning speed.
I'm an independent adventure filmmaker, specialising in shooting in remote and vertical locations. I shoot my own projects as well as commercial projects for a huge range of companies, and I love filming world class extreme athletes pushing themselves to the limit, as well as working with less well known adventurers.
SIS LIVE recently put together a working group to explore the technology and workflows required to deliver live, 4K, multi-camera event coverage from an outside broadcast unit, which culminated in a field test at St James Park on 2nd February.
When Den Lennie was asked to be DP for a Duran Duran live concert in the Manchester MEN Arena last year, he was looking for some solid heavy duty camera support. His choice fell on a range of 2575 and 2060 fluid heads by OConnor.
An effective cue system performs a crucial role in coordinating broadcast activity, keeping directors, production crew and camera operators informed and in control. Data gathered from vision mixers, routers and other production path components generates tally information that can be displayed on under-monitor displays (UMDs) and multi-screen viewers.
Live event television, whether it is sport or music and entertainment, has always made serious demands of production technology. At Megahertz Broadcast Systems we have been building outside broadcast trucks for some of the worlds most demanding customers, for more than 25 years, so we can perhaps help the conversation by talking about some of our experiences.
In my column last month I wrote about the Tolkein sort of troll. This month I want to look at another sort: the ones who acquire portfolios of patents not with the intention of making anything useful, but simply to try to extort money from those who just want to earn an honest buck.
In Europe outside broadcast has traditionally been within the reach of a handful of deep-pocketed television companies. With the advent of Local TV and low-cost fast turnaround production in the UK, has the time finally arrived for affordable OB?
I wonder sometimes whether a successful OB should be measured as Outside Broadcast Coverage per KG or OB coverage per KM. The cost of fuel keeps rising and so the cost of getting to an OB location is also increasing. To anyone who is a cyclist, you know that extra weight slows you down when climbing hills.
Once again BVE hosted its one-day Cloud seminar. The new ExCel location meant that the room was away from the show floor and ideal for concentrating on the words flowing from the experts. Full-on attention was needed as squeezing in nine sessions between 10.00 and 17.45 meant that each would be short, sharp and to the point, which was certainly the case for the two I attended.
For over 40 years, Lincolnshire Police has placed the utmost importance on training by creating a television production unit in the early 1970s. This includes a small HD studio and an outside broadcast down the line environment to put trainees through their paces in a simulated crisis.
As I had suspected a busy, new term has been presented to me. All of a sudden, I can't quite believe my three years at University will be over in a matter of months. It only feels like yesterday that I arrived feeling terribly nervous and so full of hope and expectations.
International cameraman Stephen J. Brands work takes him to some far-flung places. Stephen recently spent 6 weeks in the Middle East filming a wildlife commercial for Qatar TV using a Sony EX3 and an Atomos Samurai, which he describes as a very useful little tool. Here, he tells us exactly why.
Why do exhibitions and open days still exist in the social media mad world? Simple: no matter which celebrity DOP endorses a particular product, theres no way to log on to assess how any camera balances on the shoulder.
Rotolight ANOVA, the worlds most advanced LED Floodlight was recently used as the light of choice for the 2012 Autosport Awards shoot at the Silverstone Formula 1 track, produced by MAKE Television (formerly Sequence Creative).
The colour you see is not necessarily the same colour experienced by someone else looking at the same thing. It all depends on the viewer and the viewing conditions as well as the actual colour of the thing. People involved in broadcast, video editing and movie colour grading are probably unlikely to have been subjected to a compulsory Ishihara colour vision test.
There are a great number of situations in our industry where the requirement for a small low profile broadcast quality HD camera is needed, whether it be for documentaries, natural history, in car, on board, covert, news, drama, underwater, on a jib arm or small remote head the list goes on.
When choosing the right lens for your project, there are a huge range of options to choose from that depend entirely on your individual project and your needs. You need to think about the quality of filming you require, where the content will be placed, what camera you will be using to shoot it and how you plan to store it before being able to make a sensible choice. And with the emergence of 4K technology and the possibility of publishing content online, the range of choices becomes even greater. Where on earth do you start?
On 23 January 2013, the highly anticipated Mathrubhumi News Channel, part of a 24-hour Malayalam-language cable television network based in Trivandrum, capital city of the state of Kerala on the southwest coast of India, was officially launched. Also launched that day was India’s first wirelessly controlled studio lighting/dimming system, all provided by Photon Beard.
Cellular uplinking continues to change the way that video is gathered in the field, bringing new levels of flexibility and cost-effectiveness. The technology allows broadcasters to alter the way that they approach events, be that news, sports, community activities or anything in between. It has also delivered high quality live video to the online community, bringing events closer to users, providing previously unimaginable levels of engagement, and helping to provide a 360 degree experience.
The majority of directors of photography (DPs) work by the motto that if anything looks lit then it has been done badly. Whether on the set or in the studio, lighting directors strive to create images that look as natural as possible. The key to achieving that beautifully lit picture is to have lighting fixtures that offer the ultimate control.
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