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R&S VENICE 4K – put through its sporting paces

R&S have added the next generation of VENICE to their lineup of broadcast hardware, the VENICE 4K offers Native 4K UHD-1 single file recording using the well-established Venice interface, providing a 4K UHD-1 Ingest and playout platform. The Multi-codec offering allows flexible workflows to be retained from the HD workflows when moved into the UHD [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:35+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Categories: Products|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

BM UHD/4k converters – some gotchas

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/miniconverters/techspecs/W-CONM-17 I've used a few of these guys recently - Blackmagic's quad HD/SDi input to HDMI 2.0 output for taking the UHD / 4k (either tile or 2SI standard) and making something that will display on a 4k domestic TV. They seem to work quite well, but here are a few things that I had [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:39+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Products, tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ultra High Definition with High Dynamic Range (UHD + HDR)

Ultra high definition (UHD) is poised to be the next big industry change as we move away from our existing high definition (HD) broadcast chain. From the outset it was easy to see UHD has more longevity than stereoscopic (3D) ever did. That said, it's going to take sometime and is more complex than any of the past picture [...]

Canon’s 4k Native IPS television monitors

I had an excellent half day with Canon’s UK imaging display guys to look at their DP-V series 4k native displays. To my shame I had assumed that they would be like the HP Dreamcolor or Eizo ColorEdge series monitors which are advertised as being suitable for film and TV work but as I’ve often [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:43+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Products|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Platform1 2015 Seminar Recordings

Thanks to everyone who attended Platform1 this year! It was a great turn out and the Seminars were really well received. Introduction & "Efficient File-Based Delivery" From the AS-11 UK DPP standard with file-based QC, through DCP creation and the new IMF, we examine the most efficient way to create file-based deliverables. "Working Remotely, for [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:48+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Categories: Events, News, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

"Ask Us Anything" – 001

Welcome to the first of our new "Ask Us Anything" discussions/podcasts in which we discuss Audio loudness, NAB, 4K & UHD TV as well as the re-birth of telecines! Please contact us with any questions or topics you'd like us to discuss or take part in the discussions yourself. Get in touch for an invite [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:10+00:00 April 18th, 2014|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Opinion, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Avid Announce Performance Increases for Their ISIS Range

Today at NAB 2014 Avid announced and were demonstrating ISIS version 4.7 software which is due for release imminently. This release is interesting since it offers several crucial new features (in addition to those added with the introduction of ISIS version 4.6): The first is that ISIS | 5000 or ISIS | 5500 systems can [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:12+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Categories: NAB, News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

'Beyond HD Masters 2013'- cable interfaces and framerates.

Today you can buy equipment that works at the TV “4k” resolution which is also referred to as “quad-HD” because it has twice the number of pixels horizontally and twice the number of active lines; 3,980 x 2,160. Blackmagic have already implemented what they call 6G SDi – i.e. 4 x 1.5Gbit/sec 1920×1080 @30FPS (max) [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:21+00:00 June 24th, 2013|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

NAB Roundup 2011

The NAB show is always a daunting and slightly bewildering experience. There is always an overwhelming amount on display, and one always has the sneaking feeling of potentially missing the next big thing tucked away in some some little stand somewhere. I wouldn’t say that the last point was unlikely this year, but NAB 2011 [...]