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The 2022 Super Bowl and Winter Olympics Take Center Stage

The 2022 Super Bowl and Winter Olympics Take Center Stage

PTZ Cameras: it all started with Security

PTZ Cameras: it all started with Security

Beyond 4K Buzz & Trends

NBC Sports Selects Its Broadcast Lens Provider for Its Production of 2022 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games

NBC Sports Selects Its Broadcast Lens Provider for Its Production of 2022 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games

NBC Sports has selected Canon U.S.A., Inc. to provide broadcast lenses for its production of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, from Beijing, China, February 2–20, 2022. The announcement was made today by Chip Adams, VP of Venue Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Kazuto Ogawa, President and CEO of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

ProductionHUB Announces 2021 Awards of Excellence Winners

ProductionHUB Announces 2021 Awards of Excellence Winners

WINTER PARK, FL. November 17, 2021 — ProductionHUB, the film, TV and video industry's global network of freelancers, crew and vendors, is proud to announce the 2021 Awards of Excellence recipients.

NHL goes all in on UHD with help from AWS

NHL goes all in on UHD with help from AWS

Fans can now get a clearer, real-time view of what’s happening on the ice through the NHL’s new UHD-enhanced video production pipeline. NHL’s recent technology infrastructure update, which includes the addition of several AWS Elemental Link UHD cloud contribution encoders across 32 NHL arenas, provides innovative viewer experiences. 

Dome Productions Tackles 4K and HDR Production with Help from Sony’s PVM-X Series Monitors

Dome Productions Tackles 4K and HDR Production with Help from Sony’s PVM-X Series Monitors

As a leading production facilities provider, Dome Productions executes live sporting events and entertainment, as well as corporate productions, working closely with major broadcasters, leagues, teams, production companies, government bodies and content creators.  We pride ourselves on providing technologies and expertise that contribute to a visually engaging and immersive end result.  We’ve been a longtime Sony user, incorporating their imaging technologies into our workflow for many years, so we’ve come to trust their expertise and dependability. 

AVIWEST launches 4K UHD encoder for live remote production

AVIWEST launches 4K UHD encoder for live remote production

Encoder supports 4K UHD and multicamera workflows for up to four high-resolution, fully frame-synced feeds, as well as the latest generation of H.265/HEVC and H.264/AVC compression standards

PTZ Cameras: it all started with Security

PTZ Cameras: it all started with Security

When you think about it, PTZ cameras are a pretty ingenious invention. Their genesis was the need to realize more efficiency with less hardware and fewer people in a surveillance environment for both indoor and outdoor security monitoring. 

4K Opinions & Interviews

4K/8K Workflows + Online/Color Grading Production Workflow

Video Editor + Colorist, Denis Ogorodov, shared his thoughts on 4K/8K workflows + color grading production workflow through examples of his own work in documentaries such as The Donut King, as well plenty of commercial and sports work.

Is there a difference between 4K/8K/12K? Can you talk about what each of these actually means?
Yes, 4K, 8K and 12K are three different pixel resolutions. 4K stands for “four thousand pixels,” which is usually short for 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition). 4K is rounding up the horizontal pixel count, which for 4k UHD is 3840 horizontal pixels and 2160 vertical pixels. Unlike 1080p, 720p, and 480p, which use the vertical pixel resolution as its naming “label”; starting with 4K, the horizontal resolution is used instead i.e. 4k = 3840(w) x 2160(v), 8k = 7680(w) × 4320(v), and 12k = 11520(w) x 6480(v). There is also a difference between 4k UHD and what is colloquially referred to as “Native 4k” or “True 4k,” which is 4096 (w) x 2160 (v). This wider frame is usually the preferred and default settings in cameras as well as cinema projection (DCI) standards. It scales to 8,192 x 4,320 and 12,288 x 6480 for 8K and 12K respectively. You can see that the vertical resolution stays the same, but the frame width increases in each instance.
DP Benjamin Gaskell Shoots the Latest Installment of the Witness Project Documentary Series with a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

In late 2015, Smock Media, a Venice Beach-based film and VR production company, and the Victims of Communism (VOC), a Washington, D.C.-based human rights organization, came together and started The Witness Project. DP Benjamin Gaskell was brought on to tackle the first episode of the second installment, which would set the tone for the rest of the documentary series. The episode focused on Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada 2015 and 2016, and her story.

How did you get involved with "Witness Project: The Story of Anastasia Lin"?
The director / editor of the project, Adam Hawk-Jensen, asked me to come on board as his director of photography. As I understand it, the nonprofit organization “Victims of Communism,” approached him to helm a new series of documentaries that would tell the stories of these survivors. I knew going into the project that Adam needed me to bring a strong vision with a lot of creative autonomy on my end as his DP - he’s a great collaborator in that regard. I’ve worked a lot as a cinematographer on projects that explore themes of liberty and what it takes to sustain a free and prosperous society, as well as the inverse. While I have only shot three videos for the Witness Project, it’s been an absolute honor to capture the story of these heroic and inspiring individuals.
Taking a Look at Upcoming 4K Video Trends

StarTech takes a look at upcoming 4K video trends including how it's being adopted, what barriers exist, true 4K ecosystem and more. Learn more about StarTech at: https://www.startech.com/.

4K: A Revolution in Resolution
Display technology has considerably advanced over the last decade. The 2K-to-4K UHD transition represents a giant leap forward in video realism and has created a lot of buzz with content creators. The industry’s demand for higher image fidelity and an immersive cinematic experience has catalyzed the technological advances required for a true 4K experience. When viewed from 3.5 to 5 feet away, 4K images on a 50 inch 4K TV are life-like, with more depth and color. Desktop displays at only 18 to 36 inches away display sharper and significantly more detailed images.
Rental House Perspective: How 4K, 6K, & 8K Affect the TV Industry

Technology is always evolving. In the television industry we’ve moved from standard definition to high definition and now onto, the Ks. Is this a technology trend that is here to stay or is it ahead of it’s time causing the excitement to die out before the rest of the television technology world catches up? In the following Q&A, Gene Duggan - Director of Sales and New Business Development at Imagecraft Productions, shares his insight on how the Ks have affected his clients and the television production industry, from the rental house perspective.

What is your understanding of what the K's are and do?
The K’s in 4k, 6k, 8k, and beyond, represent the horizontal resolution of an image. For example if you have a 4K camera shooting an image you will be creating 4,000 pixels of horizontal resolution and 2,000 pixels of vertical resolution. So in essence, the more K’s you have, the more information is being captured.
Panasonic Talks 4K Lineup with a Number of 4K Cameras on Show for the First Time in Europe at IBC

Nela Pertl, Marketing Manager EMEA at Panasonic, talks Video over IP, 4K and more at IBC 2016.

What new products/services is your company showcasing this year?
A major trend in broadcasting recently is Video over IP, and we’ll be showing a demonstration of how the technology works, in order to showcase the huge potential it has to change broadcast workflows and speed up time to air. The demonstration will involve a newly developed VOIP gateway for 4K and HD video, which uses IP networks to transmit video in near real-time, sufficient for seamless video switching. We’ll also have our latest remote camera range at the show, which remains hugely popular for reality shows and outside broadcasts. The range includes our 4K AW-UE70 remote cameras, as well as a focus-assist camera, the AW-HEA10, which can be used remotely with an iPad. IBC will also be the first opportunity to see working models of two additions to our professional 4K range, the AG-UX180 and AG-UX90, after they were announced at NAB earlier in the year. In addition, we will be displaying prototypes of a 360 degree real-time camera, which is currently in development and a working model of our new AK-UB300, 4K box camera, as part of a robotics system ideal for studio and live production applications.

News: 4K, HDR & More

KILOVIEW To Showcase N60 4K Bi-Directional NDI Convertor at InfoComm 2022
KILOVIEW To Showcase N60 4K Bi-Directional NDI Convertor at InfoComm 2022

KILOVIEW, a leading provider of IP video transmission solutions, will present the N60, a powerful 4K UHD bi-directional converter for both HDMI to NDI and NDI to HDMI, at InfoComm in Las Vegas June…

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Telestream Announces New Wirecast Gear 1080P and 4K Streaming Hardware Solutions
Telestream Announces New Wirecast Gear 1080P and 4K Streaming Hardware Solutions

Telestream, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming, and delivery technologies, today announced Wirecast Gear 3. Supporting up to 4K60 streaming workflows,…

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Globecast, France Televisions Overseas and Orange partner to trial a 4K pop-up channel and 5G contribution at Grand Raid 2021 in La Réunion
Globecast, France Televisions Overseas and Orange partner to trial a 4K pop-up channel and 5G contribution at Grand Raid 2021 in La Réunion

Paris, 10h May 2022 — Globecast, the global solutions provider for media and content management, has announced that it partnered with France Televisions Overseas, and its Regionale Directorate…

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Vislink Will Demonstrate New AeroLink Air-to-Ground System for Live News and Sports Applications at NAB 2022
Vislink Will Demonstrate New AeroLink Air-to-Ground System for Live News and Sports Applications at NAB 2022

LAS VEGAS — April 25, 2022 — Vislink (Nasdaq: VISL), a global technology leader in the capture, delivery and management of high quality, live video and associated data in the media & entertainment,…

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