Dead air thoroughly disturbs broadcasters... sends a chill down the spine. It begs questions about potential unfulfilled, about loss, about trouble. Is there a problem? Is everything all right? What happened?
It may be a whole new ballgame, but the media industry has a spot in the starting lineup reserved for them, if they're willing to think a little differently.
Chances are, if you've seen a particularly moving and well-told story, you've seen a boatload of visual effects—and probably never noticed.
With a downloadable third-party app, viewers can tap into metadata and "triggers" synced to a program's real-time broadcast.
The company's biggest NAB Show splash comes from QTube, a platform facilitating self-scaling video workflows over IP.
Grab a beverage of choice, maybe a bowl of nuts or chips, start a game of Minesweeper, and curl up with the telephone
The assistant cameraman on a tapeless HD shoot is responsible for trafficking the memory cards, keeping them organized, safely dumping them and re-loading the camera.
And so I sit, for the thousandth time in my life, facing a mountain of production music discs, and mumbling under my breath. Hateful task.
Problematic content of all kinds was severely restricted for dozens of very valid technical reasons—until the advent of solid-state imagers and automatic camera circuitry.
There are several forces at work which have bolstered the rise of the microstock houses. Simple economics are the most obvious.
Historically, most humans have seemed as instinctively afraid of the limelight as they are of snakes—from the great and mighty CEO down to the most reclusive retail clerk.
At our house, the kids seem to want the picture to touch all four corners of the 16:9 screen at all times, regardless of whether the content's formatted that way or not. And it makes me crazy.
The last several years have seen a revolution in color-correction techniques, one in which the electron team—us video folks—have merged paths with the photon team—the film guys.
As a truck guy, when you show up for work, you’ve got no guarantee of a good meal or a clean restroom or even electric power.
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