Phil Kurz /
11.02.2010 03:40 PM
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Converting to local HD news proves to be one of many transitions broadcasters tackle

This year's SMPTE Annual Conference and Tech Expo last week in Hollywood, CA, not only offered insight into many important ongoing technological developments but also provided a valuable opportunity to glean perspective from various people making TV a reality every day.

During the preconference program Oct. 25 at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel, I had an opportunity to meet Jeff Stansfield, president and founder of Advantage Video Systems, a video and broadcast consulting and system integration firm. According to Stansfield, many of the projects his company has tackled over the past year involve helping local TV stations convert from SD to HD news production.

In this week's Sound Off video interview, Stansfield discusses the challenges involved in transitioning a working news control room to HD while SD production goes on, how a simultaneous transition to a file-based workflow affects the experience, and some of commonalities and differences broadcasters face in adopting local HD news production and distribution.

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