Pay-TV Market Shakeup Or Shakedown?
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What Tom Said: The Push for Drones

May 12, 2015 / 02:00 PM / By Jay Yeary
AES69-2015: Key to Immersive Audio
Ever since audio technology made the shift from mono to stereo imaging it seems that some listeners have been on a quest for the most immersive audio image possible.
Apr 29, 2015 / 03:00 PM / By Mary Gruszka
Coefficients for Acoustical Materials
Whether it’s audio, video, post, or editing, one aspect of good control room design involves the proper use and placement of acoustical materials, primarily absorbers and diffusors, and sometimes reflectors as well.
Apr 27, 2015 / 02:00 PM / By Jay Yeary
Advantages of True Peak Metering
I’m in the middle of a monumental project, which requires transferring audio and video content from the original media to a NAS.

May 11, 2015 / 02:00 PM / By Doug Lung
RF Manufacturers at the NAB Show
The number of exhibiting transmitter companies and the size of their booths were smaller at the NAB Show this year than in years past, reflecting the impact of how U.S. TV broadcasters will respond to the incentive auction before upgrading their transmission facilities.
Apr 20, 2015 / 11:00 AM / By Doug Lung
Maintaining ENG Signal Quality
Digital transmission puts extra demands on amplifier linearity.
Feb 17, 2015 / 06:00 AM / By Charles W. Rhodes
Eleven FCC Scenarios for The 600 MHz Band Plan
In its recent Report and Order, the FCC revealed 11 scenarios under consideration for a 600 MHz Band Plan following the spectrum auctions.

Dec 29, 2014 / 10:09AM / By Doug Lung
Industry Canada Decision Opens 2 GHz Spectrum for AWS-4/MSS
MSS licensees will be required to demonstrate MSS in the 2 GHz band is available and being offered throughout Canada within five years of issuance of the license.
Sep 02, 2014 / 10:50AM / By Craig Johnston
'Go Anywhere' ENG
As cellular network providers continue to build out their high-bandwidth infrastructures, cellular liveshot units can be expected to become more and more popular.
Aug 29, 2014 / 12:14PM / By John Ive
The Future of Newsrooms
In every broadcast studio around the globe digital technology has revolutionized news from the point of creation, right through to consumption.

May 18, 2015 / 10:00 AM / By Wes Simpson
Timing and Sync: An Epic on Epochs
SMPTE recently published two new standards about timing and synchronization that are poised to have a significant impact on the way timing is handled for devices in professional broadcast applications.
May 11, 2015 / 01:30 PM / By Karl Paulsen
Convergence—The Wave of the Future
Media management technologies supporting content creation and delivery have seen dramatic changes over the past five years, the most obvious being the migration from dedicated purpose-built hardware to flexible software-based systems.
Apr 24, 2015 / 01:40 PM / By Karl Paulsen
Putting the IOPS Where They Count
A performance measurement commonly used to benchmark hard disk drives, solid state drives, and storage area networks is called Input/Output Operations Per Second, or IOPS.

May 18, 2015 / 09:00 AM / By Jay Holben
LEDs: An Update on Studio Lighting
Although our first years with LEDs were filled with 1x1 panels and small onboard lighting fixtures, the past couple of years have seen a rise in legitimate studio lighting fixtures.
May 01, 2015 / 11:00 AM / By Jay Holben
Lighting: Back to Front Or Front to Back?
It used to irritate the hell out of me that Chris would always start lighting from the smallest detail in the room.
Apr 20, 2015 / 02:00 PM / By Jay Ankeney
State of the Edit, 2015
In this year’s annual “State of the Edit” survey, I asked representatives of most of the major NLE’s about today’s challenges facing editors and the post production community.

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