Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director

Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director

Ken Kerschbaumer has been editorial director of the Sports Video Group since 2005 and has been writing about how sports networks and leagues use video and audio technology to deliver a quality TV experience since 1991. He began his career in 1991 at Television Broadcast magazine before joining Cahners where he was editor of Digital Broadcasting magazine. In 2000 he joined Broadcasting & Cable magazine as Senior Editor of Technology. Seven years later he helped co-found the Sports Video Group with Paul Gallo and Marty Porter.

Recent Posts by Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director

France Télévisions Picks Ross Video’s XPression Character Generators

As graphics have become complex, France Télévisions has renewed all character generators used in its regional centers. To do so, the company chose Ross Video’s XPression. XPression exists in three models using Matrox boards on a PC: XPression Designer (design), Player (sequencer), and Studio (design and sequencer). The CGs are delivered in a Ross frame […]  More

Canon Intros First Professional Camcorders, New Lenses for HD, 3D

Canon U.S.A’s NAB stand features the new Canon XF305 and XF300 professional tapeless HD camcorders, the company’s first camcorders, new HD lenses, and more. The new Canon XF305 and XF300 professional camcorders feature hot-swappable dual card slots and support UDMA CF cards and record using an MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps codec – Canon XF Codec – […]  More

Fox Sports Mexico Taps Grass Valley for New Facility

Popular programming for the Fox Sports and Fox Sports+ Mexico network is now originating from a new high-definition production facility in México City, that includes numerous file-based production and distribution equipment and systems from Grass Valley. The facility is designed to facilitate a totally tapeless workflow that features a multi-seat Grass Valley Aurora digital news […]  More

Grass Valley Dyno Production Assistant Software Adds Efficiencies

Understanding that the content management process used during many live events often includes non-technical reporters, producers and related staff, at NAB 2010 Grass Valley is unveiling a new K2 Dyno Production Assistant software application. K2 Dyno Production Assistant allows users familiar with common business applications to be immediately comfortable completing sophisticated production tasks. The end result […]  More

Azzuro Taps T-VIPS Transmission Technology

Azzurro, New York’s first all-digital, HD-enabled video switching hub and T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, are collaborating to provide HD video connectivity for broadcasters, network operators, production facilities and sports rights holders. “We chose the TVG430’s as they provide excellent usability and the high-quality and reliable bi-directional video transport […]  More

Pixel Power Improves Graphics Branding Prowess

Pixel Power is delievering an extensive array of new control interfaces and features for BrandMaster designed to simplify master control operations. The new Video Switch Panel (VSP) for BrandMaster is the world’s first master control panel to use full-color TFT switches that can display static images or moving video of graphic and video assets, literally […]  More

Sony Vegas NLE Software Gets Update at NAB

Sony Creative Software has updated the Vegas Pro 9.0d HD video and audio editing (NLE) application. The updated Vegas Pro 9.0d software now features superior closed captioning support for broadcast editors, in addition to multi-layer PSD file support and timeline burning to DVD for enhanced editing flexibility and efficiency for creative professionals. “As professional video […]  More

Grass Valley, Sensio Collaborate on 3D

SENSIO Technologies is collaborating with Grass Valley at the 2010 NAB Show to demonstrate the future integration of the SENSIO 3D Encoder IP Core with the Grass Valley ViBE EM3000 H.264 HD Encoder. The demo at the Grass Valley booth will show how H.264 compression algorithms will be optimized by Grass Valley and SENSIO for […]  More

Le Studio Mobile Delivers 5.1 Mixes for Olympic Ceremonies

Le Studio Mobile recently spent six weeks in Vancouver providing 5.1 audio mixes for broadcast coverage of the Opening, Closing, and Medal Ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic games as well as mixes of nightly musical entertainment. Le Studio Mobile used its complete arsenal of professional audio equipment including dual Yamaha DM2000v2 digital consoles, handling all […]  More

Ericsson Demos 3D Contribution, DTH Transmission System at NAB

Ericsson is demoing a new solution for both direct-to-home (DTH) and contribution and distribution of 3D content that will allow them to meet viewers’ demands. Staffan Pehrson, Head of Solution Area TV, Ericsson, says that advances in camera, delivery, and display technologies now make it possible to effectively deploy 3D television to the home. “Consumers will […]  More