Lessons From the 2016 AES Convention

December 26,2016 —At the 2016 Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles, I ran into a friend who was manning the booth of a broadcast audio console ...More

The Difference Between Audio for Film, TV

The entire process of sound for film has always fascinated me partly because the working environment seems so extravagant compared to someone who has spent the majority of their professional life work...

Considering Video for Audio Engineers

Anyone who has been an audio engineer for a substantial period of time does so because they love what they do, not because they can’t move on to something else.

Audio Monitoring Reacts To Format Changes

The one constant in the broadcast industry, despite its reputation for being staid and conservative, increasingly seems to be change these days. The growing momentum behind the adoption of IP networki...

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Keeping Affordable Lighting in Your Kit

December 28,2016 —If you are going to invest in equipment as a cinematographer or lighting technician, lights are a good way to go.

Music Assists in Setting the Scene

The FX Networks’ hit, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” was one of the most successful cable shows ever produced, and the most-watched episodic in FX Networks’ history.

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IEEE-BTS Symposium Tackles Repack Complexity

December 12,2016 —I first attended the IEEE Broadcast Symposium 20 years ago when it was held at the Hotel Washington and it remains the “must attend” event o...More

Out-of-Band Interference: Myth or Reality?

In the past, I have written about out-of-band (OOB) interference between ATSC signals in different bands: the low VHF band into a high VHF channel and a high VHF band ATSC into a UHF channel.

Repack-Ready? What to Expect

The FCC’s incentive auction is underway. Broadcasters have placed their bids to give up spectrum in the reverse auction and by the time you read this the forward auction should be under way.

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Discovering the Importance of Storage Analytics

December 13,2016 —Since storage has become a key component in nearly all media systems and workflows, one might wonder if “storage analytics”—the detailed inf...More

Elements of a Software-Defined Network

Over the course of the past decade we’ve seen a proliferation of servers, often as commodity-based products from the usual sources, being added to facilities for nearly every system in the video produ...

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