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Shambling corpse of 3D TV finally falls down dead

CNET.com reports that the bespectacled zombie lies face down in the dirt, thanks to LG and Sony dropping support from their 2017 TVs. Will it ever rise again? It’s been a walking corpse for the last couple of years, and now 3D TV finally looks dead. LG and Sony, the last two major TV makers […]  More

CES 2017 kicked off the year 360-degree and VR capture could hit the mass market

Extremetech.com reports that for virtual reality, 2016 was definitely the year of the headset. Several high-end models finally shipped, and dozens of inexpensive smartphone-based versions. However, despite a major industry investment in content, there aren’t enough compelling experiences to drive large-scale adoption of the technology. This year may see that change, as CES 2017 featured a […]  More

New TV service by BBC to challenge Netflix, Amazon

dunyanews.tv reports that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Wednesday announced plans to take on Netflix and Amazon and make its iPlayer the top online TV service in Britain by 2020. “We need to reinvent iPlayer,” Director-General Tony Hall said in a New Year message to BBC staff. The online service is already popular among […]  More

‘La La Land’, ‘Rogue One’, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Among Cinema Audio Society Nominees

Deadline.com reports that the Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 53rd Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2016 in seven categories. In the Motion Picture Live Action category, the nominees are Doctor Strange, La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Sully. Meanwhile, in […]  More

Live from CFP Championship: In an Industry First, ESPN Will Mount a 4K-capable Super Slow Motion Camera on SkyCam

Network to deploy Sony’s new HDC-P43 to provide unparalleled coverage By Brandon Costa, Senior Editor, Sports Video Group Slow motion replay technology has seen tremendous advancements over recent years but at Monday’s production of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, ESPN will try something truly unique by placing a 4K-capable super slow motion camera […]  More

Tech Focus: Bodypacks

By Dan Daley, Audio Editor, Sports Video Group Part 1: Transmitters Boost Use of Onfield Audio Conflicting requirements for greater power and smaller size make their design a complex proposition Onfield audio — wiring players, coaches, and officials for sound — has captured sports viewers’ imaginations like few other innovations in broadcasting in recent years. […]  More

Wireless Microphones and the FCC Incentive Auction: Key Facts For Broadcasters Leading into 2017

Joe Ciaudelli, Director of U.S. Spectrum Affairs, Sennheiser Innovation & Research, writes that almost every venue, studio and mobile broadcast crew that uses wireless microphones will need to reconfigure their systems by 2020 to comply with new federal regulations. Since the definition of wireless microphones includes in-ear monitors, intercom systems, and interruptible fold back (IFB) […]  More

ESPN Plans Big Sound for CFP National Championship Game

By Dan Daley, Audio Editor, Sports Video Group The upcoming College Football Playoff National Championship (Jan. 9 on ESPN) will determine the national champion of NCAA Division I college football for the 2016 season. It will also witness ESPN’s most ambitious audio coverage yet of college football’s climactic game. The game, to be played at […]  More