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McAdams On: Ferguson Unraveling
A Look Back at Broadcast Engineering Magazine
McAdams On: Comcast’s Growing Pains
Rounds’ Social TV Relies on Online Streams
True Dedication
Transitioning Broadcast Automation
Recording Pretty Pictures From Above
McAdams On: LPTVs
McAdams On: Aereo’s Hail Mary
FCC Intentions Are Out of Balance
McAdams On: Regulatory Ripple Effect
Dear FCC: Walk the Talk
Raising Expectations in Local Sports Coverage
McAdams On: TV's Current Transition
McAdams On: Regulation Fail

Aug 15, 2014 / 09:52AM / By Mark Hallinger
IBC: High Frame Rate 8K Television from NHK Premieres
Highlights from the FIFA World Cup will be shown on the NHK stand in the IBC Future Zone, located in the Park Foyer near Hall 8 of the IBC Exhibition. The presentation will also feature recordings made at the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, emphasising the use of 8K video in galleries and installations.
Aug 14, 2014 / 09:14AM / By Mark Hallinger
Peer Profile, Ed Lister, Freelance Producer & Camera Operator, Flagtime Films
4K production developments, emerging camera formats front-and-centre for freelancer
Aug 07, 2014 / 04:28PM / By Mark Hallinger
4K at IBC2014: Hurry Up & Wait
We will see 4K peeping out through the gaps at IBC; as part of a debate over whether the timing is indeed right, whether people do indeed want it now; or whether we should be waiting until we can release a far more capable format onto the world.

Aug 15, 2014 / 11:02AM / By Mark Hallinger
TMD: More Partners, More Choices at IBC2014
Highlights will include demonstrations on the integration of the Mediaflex suite of applications with Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl Deep Storage Appliance, Telestream’s Lightspeed Transcoding Server and FileCatalyst File Transfer Acceleration.
Aug 15, 2014 / 02:54AM / By Mark Hallinger
Rohde & Schwarz to demo transmitters, 4K experience at IBC
At this year's IBC, Rohde & Schwarz will also demonstrate live how the R&S Tx9 transmitter generation helps reduce the operating costs of transmitter networks.
Aug 14, 2014 / 10:45PM / By Mark Hallinger
Quantel’s IBC: Studio highlights system, InterSite workflow for QTube, more
Quantel will be showing new products, features and facilities across its full range of news and sports, production everywhere and post production systems – all designed to help broadcasters and post houses deliver higher quality content, faster and more efficiently across multiple platforms.

Aug 12, 2014 / 10:49PM / By Mark Hallinger
Vendor View, Bryce Button, AJA Video Systems
4K has become the acquisition format of choice for most of our customers; they see it as a way of future-proofing their content.
Aug 12, 2014 / 10:34PM / By Mark Hallinger
Vendor View: Chris Crump, Comrex Corporation
We are working to leverage the widely deployed IP infrastructure throughout the world to help broadcasters create better content.
Aug 11, 2014 / 10:40PM / By Mark Hallinger
Vendor View, James Eddershaw, Shotoku Broadcast Systems
We'll be showing some very interesting new developments across our range of robotic camera systems. New and enhanced control systems and for the first time in Europe, our latest rail camera system SmartTrack; ideal for ceiling or floor use.

Aug 07, 2014 / 11:13PM / By Mark Hallinger
Content Everywhere Starts its Journey
Planned as one in a series of global events to be hosted in Dubai and Latin America next year, the first Content Everywhere event will be co-hosted with IBC in Amsterdam and will focus on devices, apps, digital marketing, social media, content personalisation, big data, cloud services and second screens.
Jul 31, 2014 / 10:11 AM / By Mark Hallinger
IBC Conference Day One: Broadcast, IP & the Future
This broadcast/IP interaction has impacts across the creation, management and distribution of content, and Thursday’s sessions will examine where we are in the process while considering the all-important issue of spectrum allocation. Also set for discussion are new opportunities for monetisation, with targeted ads and real-time bidding systems opening up. Sessions also look at innovations in news production, and consider the future of rolling news channels.
Jul 24, 2014 / 12:08PM / By Mark Hallinger
UHDTV: Roadblocks and Current Options
My paper will review some of the roadblocks that lay ahead for UHDTV adoption, and will also outline the services that can be enabled in 2014, with a close look at the available technologies, including production, playout, encoding, networking, playback and display.

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