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

SnoCross Racing Gets Polecam Treatment

Polecam operator Steve Rausch has completed his second season capturing ISOC National SnoCross Racing (SnoX). Nine events were organized by the International Series of Champions during winter 2009-2010, each race being streamed live on the internet and later edited into a one-hour show for transmission on the Versus cable TV network. The winter favorite of […]  More

Snell Alchemist Ph.C HD Standards Converter Adds 1080p, Dolby E Support

Snell’s latest version of its flagship Alchemist Ph.C HD motion-compensated standards converter will hit the NAB show with enhanced support for Dolby E audio encoding and 1080p production. “Snell has always led the industry in standards conversion image quality, and the newest version of our award-winning Alchemist Ph.C HD is the latest example of this leadership,” […]  More

SSL Consoles to Demo Broadcast Automation Ties

Solid State Logic will showcase the integration of their digital broadcast console range with broadcast automation systems at NAB. “Broadcast Automation is becoming an increasingly common theme in systems design for many of our clients,” says Niall Feldman, Director of New Products at SSL. “With the implementation of both the Ross and Sony protocols, the new […]  More

Ross Video CleanSwitch Brings Clean Fades to CrossOver Series

Ross Video CleanSwitch, an option in v2.5 or later software in the CrossOver Series of compact production switchers, is now available. CleanSwitch adds the ability to cleanly and quietly switch video signals with embedded audio, passing the audio through with a V-fade or Crossfade. The CleanSwitch option adds a separate openGear card that is controlled by CrossOver to […]  More

AXON Intros Fiber Multiplexing, De-Multiplexing System

A new fiber multiplexing and de-multiplexing system will be introduced by AXON at NAB. The Synapse modular range allows users to go directly from and to almost any processing module via an optional fiber module on the I/O-panel. Recently Axon added the very high density 3Gb/s 8 channel fiber transmitter (1310nM) GFT80+BFT80 and receiver GFR80+BFR80 […]  More

DirecTV To Carry ESPN 3D In June

DirecTV and ESPN have reached a carriage agreement that will add ESPN 3D, the industry’s first 3D sports television network, to DirecTV’s upcoming 3D lineup, which will offer three dedicated 3D channels, including DirecTV’s newly named linear 3D channel, N3D  powered by Panasonic. Beginning in June, millions of DirecTV HD customers will have access to […]  More

MSG Media, Cablevision Find Success With 3D Hockey

The 3D production of an NHL game between the New York Rangers and New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden on March 23 underscored the advances that have been made in 3D production and the challenges that still remain. The six-camera shoot, produced by MSG Media out of Game Creek Video’s Yankee Clipper production unit […]  More

EVS Eyes College/Mid-Level Market With XTnano Server

Next month, EVS will introduce XTnano, a cost-effective SD/HD replay server, marking a new opportunity for venue video and live remote production facilities, including college and university video departments, that have long admired the EVS system but have faced budgetary constraints. The four-channel replay server will be available in two configurations: SD and HD/SD, the […]  More

GlobeCast Expands Use of Net Insight Tech for World Cup

Net Insight has received new orders from GlobeCast for expansion of its media contribution network and for handling GlobeCast’s services for 2010 FIFA World Cup. GlobeCast, a subsidiary of France Telecom, operates a secure global satellite and fibre network to manage and transport 10 million hours of video and other rich media each year. The fibre […]  More