A couple of decades ago—before the development of file based workflow—the Holy Grail for broadcasters was being able to dub content with no degradation.
It doesn’t really matter what is broken these days, it’s either deemed disposable or worthy of repair.
It wasn’t that long ago that getting monitors to “agree” in a production control room was a full-time job.
With 4K solidly here and 8K on the horizon, test gear capable of 12 Gbps data rates is now on the table.
NewTek has taken the lead in making Skype a whole lot more broadcast-friendly with the release of its TalkShow VS-100 product.
Television has been around a long time, and while it’s still viewed on your television set using multiple distribution methods, it’s also available on other screens as well.
It doesn’t really matter where you are in the chain—acquisition, aggregation, production, post, distribution, broadcast, or streaming—when things are not right, it’s a problem.
As I started this review, I reflected back on the times I worked overnight at our transmitter site some 25 miles from the studio, each and every Thursday night.
Even though I’ve been in this industry for more than three decades, it’s still exciting to see test gear that makes troubleshooting easier.
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