Monthly Archives: April 2011

How Good Is Good Enough?

Written on April 30, 2011 at 10:25 pm, by

As usual, there were many new, useful products announced at this month’s annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas. As usual, there were also many new trends, one sparked by the the U.S. Congress and another by last month’s earthquake & tsunami in Japan. At the event’s Digital Cinema Summit, […]  More

New SVG Event Videos Now Available on SVG TV!

Written on April 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm, by

Head over to SVG TV to check out videos from recent SVG events, including recently added highlights from this year’s Sports Entertainment Summit, Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Ceremony, and the League Technology Summit.  SVG would also like to thanks it production services partners: Bexel, Broadway Video Digital Media, NewTek, and Vizrt. To see full […]  More

Venue News: Alabama Tornado Narrowly Misses Home of Crimson Tide

Written on April 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm, by

The devastating Alabama tornado that hit Tuscaloosa came close to hitting the city’s renowned football stadium, Bryant-Denny Stadium, home to the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. Last season, the Crimson Tide posted a 10-3 record (5-3 conference), with a home record of 6-1. Fortunately, the iconic stadium, which seats more than 101,800 individuals, escaped the […]  More

NBC, Versus Offer ‘One-Stop Shopping’ for NHL Playoffs

Written on April 29, 2011 at 11:19 am, by

The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is in the books, and, if the Nielsen ratings are any indication, the newly formed NBC Sports Group is poised to become a dominant player on the sports-television landscape. Both Versus and NBC are boasting huge viewership gains, delivering the most-watched opening round on cable in 17 […]  More

Wohler to Demonstrate its Variety of Monitoring Systems at InfoComm 2011

Written on April 29, 2011 at 10:13 am, by

At InfoComm 2011, Wohler will demonstrate its award-winning monitoring systems for audio, video, and data, as well as captioning and loudness, tailoring to the desired specifications of A/V and broadcasting professionals. Wohler’s new MADI-8 Audio Monitor enables broadcasters to implement the Multichannel Audio Digital Interface (MADI or AES10) in their production workflows. MADI is an […]  More

U.K. Graphics Company MOOV Attends Royal Wedding, Brings Chyron’s HyperX3

Written on April 29, 2011 at 9:57 am, by

Chyron announced that MOOV, the graphics company of choice for leading broadcasters including BBC, ESPN, RTÉ, ITV, Sky Italia, and Channel 4, has used Chyron HyperX3 on-air graphics systems to provide graphics for the BBC’s live coverage of the royal wedding of Prince William of Wales and Catherine “Kate” Middleton. MOOV installed one HyperX3 system […]  More

Routers Move to the Center of Audio-Signal Processing

Written on April 29, 2011 at 8:51 am, by

Routers are the new hubs of the audio-signal chain, with more features — such as MADI interfaces and format conversion — included. The field offers more choices than ever, as the examples below indicate. Grass Valley The Apex audio routing switcher features include an 11RU 256×256 frame with either 75-ohm unbalanced BNC connectors and MADI […]  More

Live Cycling Production Gets Interactive With YouTube Live

Written on April 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm, by

As cycling season gets under way, more fans than ever will be able to follow the action at all levels of competition, and not just in California and France. Thanks to InsideCycling.TV, a partnership of YouTube and Inside Media, fans can catch races like the Redlands Bicycle Classic and Dana Point Grand Prix live online […]  More

XOS HD Instant Replay Skates Into College Hockey Rinks

Written on April 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm, by

HD instant replay has become ubiquitous among major college football conferences over the past half decade and has begun to spread to second- and third-tier conferences. However, football remains the lone sport that deploys HD replay on a mass scale, while sports like basketball and hockey continue to rely primarily on standard-definition systems. XOS Digital, […]  More

Fuel-Price Volatility Impacts Profits, Operations From Coast to Coast

Written on April 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm, by

The spike in gasoline prices has garnered plenty of coverage in the mainstream press. But, for the TV-sports–production community, the cost of diesel fuel has eclipsed gasoline prices and is undercutting profits for remote-production–service providers and driving up costs related to shipping equipment, sets, and other gear via shippers like SOS Global. “The surcharges are […]  More

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