Monthly Archives: June 2010

Orad, Vinten Radamec Combine Efforts for Ball State’s New Virtual Studio

Written on June 30, 2010 at 8:00 pm, by

Ball State University has developed a sophisticated virtual studio for a variety of broadcasts, including student-produced nightly news and updates from its University Teleplex. Starting in the fall, the facility will be used by and for students as well as for paying corporate clients. For the new virtual studio, the University has deployed Orad Hi […]  More

Ohio State Relies on Spectra Logic’s T380 for Asset Management Needs

Written on June 30, 2010 at 5:04 pm, by

Ohio State University’s Office of University Communications has implemented a Spectra T380 tape library with BlueScale 11 software from Spectra Logic.  The tape library is being used to back up 50TB of creative and varied media-rich data such as HD videos for public service announcements (PSAs), TV and scoreboard shots, and student recruitment. Ohio State University […]  More

Maybe Video Isn't Such A Bad Idea After All, Wonders FIFA

Written on June 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm, by

By Michael Silbergleid Following the Frank Lampard goal that never was and the Carlos Tevez goal for Argentina when it was clearly offside, the world governing body of football, FIFA, has decided to take another look at video technology. Read more and watch the CNN video at:  More

XOS Vault To Manage, Distribute 40 Years of NACDA History

Written on June 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm, by

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) has announced plans to implement XOS Vault from XOS Digital. The NACDA Vault will be utilized to preserve, manage, and distribute the association’s content dating back more than 40 years. The NACDA Vault will allow association members to search an online content library of events from […]  More

Ikegami, SOS Global Express Renew With SVG

Written on June 30, 2010 at 4:05 pm, by

The Sports Video Group is pleased to announce that Ikegami and SOS Global Express have renewed their premier sponsorships. Ikegami Electronics is a leading supplier of professional broadcasting products in the Western Hemisphere. SOS Global Express is a full-service, domestic and international freight forwarder.  More

Turner Debuts 3D NASCAR Race Companion

Written on June 30, 2010 at 3:57 pm, by

This weekend, auto racing will join the growing list of sports to be produced live in 3D. NASCAR Media Group and Turner Sports are producing two 3D feeds from Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, one focused on the track and one on pit row. The feeds will be available online, through TNT […]  More

Even With New Tools, Audio Up and Down Mixing Has Highs and Lows

Written on June 30, 2010 at 3:55 pm, by

Increasingly, the sound of sports broadcasts has become as fragmented as the Balkans once looked. Viewers are sometimes on a roller coaster ride that goes from a 5.1 surround experience (discrete or matrixed) to the sudden deceleration of the bump to stereo for commercial breaks or other intermissions. While this pas de deux between surround […]  More

Hawk-Eye Offers Premier League Free Goal Line Technology

Written on June 30, 2010 at 3:22 pm, by

The developer of Hawk-Eye has raised the stakes in the goal line technology for football argument by offering to install the analysis and tracking graphics system at Premier League grounds in England free of charge. The offer comes the day after FIFA president Sepp Blatter backtracked from his opposition to video or sensor systems and […]  More

Polecam Abides by KISS Principle for 3D Production

Written on June 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm, by

When it comes to shooting 3D, Polecam founder and managing director Steffan Hewitt is a staunch advocate of the old KISS Principle: Keep It Simple, Stupid.  As a result of this simplistic approach, a growing number of broadcasters and production companies have incorporated Polecam 3D into their 3D shows. “I believe in the KISS principle […]  More

Sony's 3D Boot Camp: A New Dimension For Live-Action Film

Written on June 30, 2010 at 9:25 am, by

By Michael Silbergleid NPR’s All Things Considered has a piece on cinematographers learning to shoot live-action 3D at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. You can read and/or listen to the story at  More

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