Like much of the equipment, procedures and relationships in the television industry, the role, function and technology of what we call routing switchers is changing.
The pace of technology change is rocketing at warp speed, and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, now celebrating its 100th anniversary, stands in the middle of that change.
Bigger is better. Yes, there are qualifications for that, but when you have a big job to do, the biggest, sturdiest tools will help you complete it the fastest and with the best results.
Products for 4K video were all over the halls of the NAB Show, but perhaps the most challenging category for 4K is cable and fiber.
ATSC 3.0 was one of the notable themes of NAB Show, and transmission gear is at the heart of this promising new standard.
IP has brought a technology explosion to the process of moving broadcast-quality video from one location to another.
Now that it’s a given that production is moving to 4K/UHD, the capability of 4K graphics systems is a hot topic.
ActonTV, a public, education, and government station serving Acton, Mass., is now using HD and 4K camcorders to produce coverage of local sports and other productions throughout its community.
A recent announcement by NASA and its partner Harmonic will bring free 4K content down to earth, where it will be offered at no charge to cable systems and other programming providers.
There’s still a lot of mystery and confusion about how the cloud works and what it means to video operations, so it was time to take a look at what the cloud can do for broadcasters.
Good audio begins with a quality mic and the right technique, but there are always technical advances that can mean new mic designs and operating procedures.
Audio cables have a characteristic impedance and they are also subject to the same impedance changes when poorly installed and handled.
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