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Hollywood tech chiefs call for collaboration and innovation

2019-08-20T06:00:00+01:00By

“Inherent inefficiencies” in production workflows “threaten to limit our future ability to innovate,” MovieLabs boss warns.

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Insight: Your guide to IBC2019

2019-08-16T09:58:00+01:00By

IBC preview magazine Insight contains interviews with keynote speakers, an overview of some of the technology trends that will dominate IBC2019 as well as guides to the show’s exciting and innovative features, from the Future Zone to the Esports Showcase.

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Snap debuts AR smart glasses

2019-08-14T12:21:00+01:00By

Snap has unveiled the newest version of its smart glasses, Spectacles 3, which features dual cameras designed to showcase augmented reality features and 3D capturing.

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Behind the scenes: BT Sport’s Early Kick Off

2019-08-14T09:17:00+01:00By

In part 3 of IBC365’s Premier League 2019 special, Paolo Pescatore went behind the scenes with BT Sport to look at how it is innovating lives broadcasts of the new football season.

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Remote video production holds the key to meeting video demand

2019-08-13T15:45:00+01:00Brought to you by

Cloud-based service delivery could enable a remote video production service capable of efficiently producing high-volume, high-quality live and on-demand video content with fast turnarounds, says Epiphan Video CEO Mike Sandler.

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The move to remote live production

2019-08-07T14:27:00+01:00By

Remote production looks set be a key topic at IBC2019. Andy Stout looks at how developments such as 5G are boosting remote workflows.

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Disney drops Fox assets in new streaming bundle

2019-08-07T11:25:00+01:00By

The Walt Disney Company will offer a bundle package of three streaming services including Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99, the company confirmed yesterday.

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Premier League: VAR, True View cameras and piracy

2019-08-06T14:20:00+01:00By

In the second part of IBC365’s look at coverage of the coming English Premier League season, Adrian Pennington writes on the impact VAR and piracy will have on the League.

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Premier League 2019: Amazon and HDR to debut

2019-08-02T07:32:00+01:00By

With the new Premier League season set to kick off, Adrian Pennington looks at the major innovations behind the broadcast of Football’s biggest league.

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Making the grade: How colourists are meeting the challenge of HDR

2019-07-29T13:44:00+01:00By

The increasing prevalence of HDR and the need to cater to additional platforms is adding to colourists’ already-substantial workloads. David Davies finds out how vendors are helping them rise to the challenge and previews some new system features.

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Audio industry moves to IP and virtualisation

2019-07-24T14:12:00+01:00By

The International Trade Association for Broadcast and Media Technology have released a new Audio Business report examining the current state of the industry which identifies key drivers of change.

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Driving next level production efficiency

2019-07-22T08:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Remote production in the cloud is the next step for broadcast coverage, writes Haivision EVP & CMO Peter Maag.

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How Henley is rowing up the stream

2019-07-17T16:16:00+01:00By

Henley Royal Regatta has seen a growth in entries and interest after it opted to live stream its races through YouTube. Ian Volans looks at the 180 year old rowing event’s streaming strategy.

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Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO lead Emmys 2019 nominees

2019-07-17T15:19:00+01:00By

UK productions Game of Thrones, Killing Eve, Bodyguard and Fleabag lead the 2019 Emmys nominees with limited series Chernobyl and When They See Us recognised as expanding the TV landscape.

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How streamer spend is reshaping programme making

2019-07-11T14:21:00+01:00By Tim Dams

The rise of the streaming platforms has sparked a production boom, affecting superindie groups through to smaller indies. It has had a major impact on all genres of programme making too -  and the way that shows are now financed. Tim Dams reports.

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EditFest 2019: Just keep cutting

2019-07-11T10:28:00+01:00By

The seventh annual American Cinema Editors’ London EditFest offered insights into cutting for factual, TV drama, and features, George Jarrett reports.

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Craft Leaders: Lee Smith, Editor

2019-07-09T15:17:00+01:00By

Editing films is “very instinctual”, says Oscar winning editor Lee Smith

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How AI is reinventing Visual Effects

2019-07-04T15:01:00+01:00By

AI/ML and deep learning is having a huge impact in computer graphics research with potential to transform VFX production.

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2019-07-03T12:18:00+01:00By

ITN Productions has adopted Sony CI cloud platform. George Jarrett speaks with head of postproduction Olly Strous to find out what Impact the technology has had to ITN’s workflow

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Behind the scenes: Neither Wolf Nor Dog

2019-07-01T15:44:00+01:00By

Scottish filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson on how he overturned conventional wisdom in making, marketing and distributing his Native American movie from the ground up.

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Behind the scenes: Men in Black: International

2019-06-27T13:54:00+01:00By

The MIB reboot opened last week. IBC365 goes behind the scenes with VFX Supervisor Alessandro Ongaro to find how he created a world with aliens living on Earth.

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One small step: Broadcasting the Apollo 11 moon landing

2019-06-27T07:30:00+01:00By

BBC broadcaster James Burke speaks to IBC365 about the future of TV 50 years after covering the live Apollo 11 moon landing

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Scripting an immersive future for theatre-goers

2019-06-26T14:28:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Leading tech giants have linked up with the Royal Shakespeare Company in an ambitious project to re-imagine the future of theatre-going using immersive technology.

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NEP agrees deal for Sweden’s HDR Group

2019-06-26T11:20:00+01:00By

The NEP Group is to acquire HDR Group, a full-service production services firm based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Behind the Scenes: Apollo 11

2019-06-26T08:00:00+01:00By

A new documentary film about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing features previously unseen 70mm footage that helps provide a whole new take on the mission and its legacy as it nears its 50th Anniversary.

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Queer broadcasting: Delivering live diversity

2019-06-20T11:02:00+01:00By

During Pride Month, LGBTQ+ global streaming network Revry simultaneously broadcast the Trevor Live gala across multiple global channels reaching more than 9.4 million viewers.

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Driving viewer engagement with virtual sets and AR graphics

2019-06-17T15:18:00+01:00By

From AR to the use of gaming engines, producers of live sports coverage increasingly have an armoury of new methods with which to present information and maintain viewer interest. A trio of the leading technology providers speak about their latest innovations.

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Disrupting and delivering beyond the mainstream

2019-06-13T16:17:00+01:00By

SB.TV founder and entrepreneur and Media Production Show keynote speaker Jamal Edwards explained the power of storytelling and harnessing new media.

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Chernobyl drives Sky's investment in original content

2019-06-13T11:03:00+01:00By

Comcast-backed Sky has confirmed it will double its Europe-wide investment in the development and production of original new content.

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Craft Leaders: Polly Morgan, ASC BSC

2019-06-10T12:33:00+01:00By

For some cinematographers, it is the technical aspects that make them fall in love with the role. But for Polly Morgan, who’s credits include Legion, Inception and 6 Balloons, it was her love of colour.

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Video: Nordic operators champion FAANG collaboration

2019-05-28T14:42:00+01:00By

Canal Digital chief technology officer Henke Erichsen speaks to IBC365 on the industry challenges and benefits of collaboration.

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Camera roundup: Focus on smaller, smarter and more flexible

2019-04-30T12:19:00+01:00By

Although support for 4K/UHD production is steadily growing in importance, value for money, general functionality and flexibility remain priority concerns for users.

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Video: How Sweden's SVT has adopted the cloud

2019-04-25T10:08:00+01:00

SVT CTO Adde Granberg speaks about how the Swedish public service broadcaster is using the cloud and the barriers to adopting remote production.

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Posthumous performances: Should we digitally recreate dead actors?

2019-04-12T07:00:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: The ethics of digitally recreated performances by actors who have passed away was questioned during an SMPTE panel at NAB.

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Ex-Apple, Warner execs launch Media Musketeers indie

2019-04-11T12:57:00+01:00By

Former Apple and Warner Bros executives have partnered to launch a European production company focused on high-end TV and feature films.

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Cinema tech: High frame rates take a bold leap forward

2019-04-10T10:30:00+01:00By

The jury is out on the aesthetic qualities of high frame rates (HFR) for cinema but the technique seems an inevitable part of the future theatrical experience.

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2018’s most-read Production articles

2018-12-24T06:00:00+00:00By

From the restoration of Peter Jackson’s WWI epic They Shall Not Grow Old to behind the scenes of Love Island and the impact of AI, holograms and Brexit on the media industry, we look at the most popular Production articles of 2018.

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Delivering next-gen audio for everyone

2018-09-17T13:12:00+01:00

The audio renderer has long been a bone of contention in the standardisation work on Next Generation Audio (NGA), writes EBU Senior Project Manager Roger Miles.

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BBC and Sony lead DPP metadata exchange

2018-05-23T16:17:00+01:00By

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has announced the release of a new guide designed to aid news organisations and suppliers of news systems in easily exchanging metadata.

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Automatic generation of audio descriptions for sports programs

2017-11-03T09:57:07.397+00:00By K Kurihara and A Imai et al.

NHK has developed a means of automatically generating auxiliary audio descriptions from metadata for use in live TV sports programs.

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IP interoperability: industry AIMS for widespread adoption

2017-08-16T20:19:00+01:00By

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) will demonstrate the industry’s progression towards IP adoption at IBC.

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