Broadcast News Archive for February, 2016
18/02/2016 Broadcast Systems In Transition
The transition from dedicated broadcast hardware to IT-based products is proceeding at widely differing speeds depending on which product category one happens to be considering, says Russell Peirson-H

18/02/2016 Firmware Update For Pix-E Series
An update has been announced for the PIX-E Series of 4K-compatible recording monitors. The Firmware Version 1.30 offers an increased anamorphic desqueeze feature set, an LCD Orientation menu to al

18/02/2016 New Promotions Unveiled At DPA Microphones
DPA Microphones has announced three company promotions. Christopher Spahr has been promoted to VP of Sales and Marketing, USA; James Capparelle has been appointed to Marketing Manager, USA; and Ga

18/02/2016 Rental Hire From Pixipixel
I'm guessing that everyone who reads 4rfv has at some point rented equipment of one type or another, whether it was a full list of production equipment for a shoot or just a lens to supplement your ow

18/02/2016 The New SMPTE UK Region
By Bruce Devlin, SMPTE Governor for the UK Region, Chief Media Scientist at Dalet and "Mr. MXF". "Could I have a word?" asked Chris Johns, chairman of the SMPTE UK Section and chief engineer at Sky

18/02/2016 Vidcheck To Launch Scalable QC System At NAB
Vidcheck has announced it will introduce a fully scalable version of its Vidchecker automated quality control system at NAB 2016. Vidchecker is designed for checking file-based video, audio and re

17/02/2016 Be Heard In The Jungle
Professional wireless sound solution specialists, Raycom, were asked in summer 2015 to specify, supply and commission a huge new RF wireless distribution system for ITV's popular reality television sh

17/02/2016 Business As Usual For Paragon Bank
We are pleased to announce exciting times for Paragon Bank Technology Finance Ltd. On 25 January we rebranded from Five Arrows Media Finance Ltd, changing our conservative navy blue five arrows fo

17/02/2016 Lawo Announces CABSAT 2016 Product Line
Lawo has announced it will present its latest solutions at CABSAT 2016. The solutions are for IP video core infrastructure, video processing and routing tools, as well as IP-based digital audio mixing

17/02/2016 Professional Drones With Upper Cut Productions
With over 10 years' experience flying drones commercially, award-winning Upper Cut Productions is well placed to talk about the ins and outs of aerial filming at the top end of the industry. "It's

17/02/2016 Silentair Help Desk At BVE
We normally launch a new product at BVE, but this year we are taking the opportunity to celebrate our 5th year within the film and broadcast industry, writes Phil Gillatt, Technical Director, Si

17/02/2016 VidOvation To Feature At NAB
VidOvation has announced the products it will demonstrate at this year's NAB Show. The innovations and systems include the VidOwave 60G 750 PA, an advanced 60 GHz millimeter-wave broadband

17/02/2016 VMI Guide To Location Lighting
This is a short article examining the most popular lighting fixtures and technologies concentrating on their advantages, limitations and applications. Article credit: VMI. As with all such equipme

16/02/2016 Agency Increases Industry Share Of Voice
The Voiceover Gallery, a UK-based professional and international voice agency, has successfully completed a deal to acquire London-based boutique agency, Articulate Voices. The deal will see The V

16/02/2016 Aspera Selected For Berlin International Film Festival
Aspera has been named as an Official Supplier for the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. It is the second consecutive year the company has been chosen for the event. Building on the Aspera w

16/02/2016 Blackmagic Software Used For CBeebies 'Spot Bots'
Timeline North has completed full audio and picture post on the new animation show, Spot Bots, for CBeebies. Using Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve Studio and VFX sister software Fusion, the team needed t

16/02/2016 IP Infrastructure Is Ready For The Challenge
In this latest article, Tom Swan of system integrator dB Broadcast considers the extent to which IP / IT infrastructure is ready for all the challenges now and in the future. Q: UK Systems Integ

16/02/2016 It's All About The Sync
Ever experienced that frustrating moment when a director has the bright idea to call across another member of the camera team to cross shoot an item with a second camera at the last minute? Or may

16/02/2016 RT Software To Demo New 4K UHD Graphics Solution
RT Software has announced it will demonstrate its new 4K UHD graphics solution at CABSAT 2016. At the show, booth ZL2-21, the company will have its full range of products on show including: • t

16/02/2016 Shotoku Broadcast Systems Unveils SmartPed
Shotoku Broadcast Systems has confirmed it is to debut SmartPed to the US market at NAB 2016. SmartPed is the latest addition to the company's range of advanced robotic camera systems. A new, full

16/02/2016 Sound Devices' CL-12 Now Compatible With More Mixers
Sound Devices has increased support for its CL-12 Linear Fader Controller with the release of Firmware Version 2.11. The update enables compatibility with the company's 633 and 664 Field Production Mi

16/02/2016 TVU Networks To Showcase IP-Based Solutions At BVE
TVU Networks will demonstrate its range of newsgathering solutions at BVE 2016, stand J50. On display will be TVU One, TVUPack, TVU Grid, TVU MLink and TVU Anywhere solutions. TVU One is a

15/02/2016 2wcom Unveils NAB Line-Up
2wcom has revealed its line-up for NAB 2016. Among the products to feature at the show include: FlexDSR02+/FlexDSR04+ The FlexDSR02+ and FlexDSR04+ are professional audio satellite system

15/02/2016 Hiltron Begins Transatlantic Satellite Link
Hiltron has begun a satellite link that will be used to carry broadcast television content from South America, to viewers in Europe. The system, which will be located in one of the Baltic states, shou

15/02/2016 Hiring On All Cylinders
Shoot HD, a Pinewood Studios-based camera hire company, takes kit and crew to Anglesey Circuit for a BMW drifting session. Shoot HD was recently involved in the production of promotional films for