The Weather Channel Brings Bite-Sized Video News to Your Mobile

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By Claudia Kienzle Atlanta, GA “In my 20 years in broadcast TV, I never thought I’d see a setup like this,” says Jim Robinson, Senior Producer, Digital Video, The Weather Company, an IBM Business. The Lift is The Weather Company’s first morning show produced just for mobile. “My friends in the business can’t believe the functionality from … Read more…

Spotswood High School Graduates Successful Video Pros

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By George Avgerakis There’s little doubt that the average age of video professionals is declining yearly. Low-cost mobile device video capability, laptop and mobile-based editing, GoPros, drones and even studio equipment reduce the barriers to learning and entry. Even young teens can get into professional video production! This decline in cost and barriers creates challenges … Read more…

Students Produce Multi-Camera Video For Muscle Shoals’ Musical Legacy

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By Patrick Collins There is no shortage of theories when it comes to explaining the significance of Muscle Shoals, Alabama in the history – and future – of American-made music. It’s one of four towns clustered together in an area known as “the Shoals” with a population of less than 15,000, a small town by … Read more…

Judo Goes Global With Video

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How video technology has enabled judo to extend its popularity, improve officiating – and develop more economic opportunities.   Judo is a sporting and lifestyle choice for an estimated 20 million people around the world, but outside of Olympic Games coverage it has historically lacked global reach as a spectator sport. This has begun to … Read more…

NDI and the Future of IP

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An excerpt from Dr. Andrew Cross in today’s Broadcast Engineering Extra from TV Technology: “I should say our attempt with NDI is not to circumvent standards bodies. I have reached out to everybody who has worked on each one of these different standards and said “Look, we’ve got this huge installed base. We’re making it very … Read more…

Sports Broadcasting at West Virginia University: Feeding the Fan Frenzy

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By Brian Leopold I am standing on the floor of the West Virginia University Coliseum, a giant, concrete mushroom of building, looking for Chris Ostien, video production director for West Virginia University’s Athletic Department. The facility seats 14,000, but at the moment, except for a stray janitor or two, the building seems deserted. I call … Read more…

Modern Video Technology Helps Preserve American Broadcast History

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By: Brian Leopold “He’s two-feet-tall, formally dressed, and even though he doesn’t have a voice, millions of Americans listened to him every week.” Fritz Golman, Television Director at Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications, and I are playing a game of “Name That Object.” Golman describes one of the hundreds of objects on permanent display at … Read more…

Forecasting Nebraska Weather from a California Garage

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Adweek’s TVSpy profiled Geoff Fox, meteorologist for News Channel Nebraska, a broadcast station in Norfolk, NE serving a large swath of the state’s small towns via cable and streaming. You may recall we took an in-depth look at Geoff Fox and his setup here a few months ago. Fox makes use of the macro command-driven capabilities … Read more…

24/7 Live Music TV Network: Workflow, Gear and Americana

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By Alex Eidman For Ronnie and Amy Wright, DittyTV was a matter of destiny. When they married, they embraced a shared entrepreneurial spirit, founding and managing a number of successful technology ventures over the past two decades. Yet music was always just beneath the surface. They’ve each been in bands since they were teenagers. Amy … Read more…

A Workflow That Delivers for Small Business

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By Patrick Collins From the start of his career, Brent Leary’s professional passion has been customer relationship management or CRM. “Even in my first job out of school, representing pharmaceutical sales reps, I was interested in the importance of customer relationships,” he says. Today, Leary is regarded and respected as an authority on CRM. Among other … Read more…