Mark Schubin, Contributor, Schubin Cafe

Mark Schubin, Contributor, Schubin Cafe

Mark Schubin ranks among the best of the best television engineers today. He brings more than 40 years experience to every production along with a wealth of television history and lore. A consultant now to many large communications companies both here and abroad he took time out from his busy schedule to talk to us about the production of an opera produced in 720p with the Panasonic production truck, the same one used for many of the ABC produced Monday Night Football games. Mark talks about some of the characteristics of HDTV which differ from the older standard.

Recent Posts by Mark Schubin, Contributor, Schubin Cafe

Forget HDTV; Get HDTV!

First published in Videography May 2001 Never mind what’s going on with broadcast transmitters and consumer receivers.  If you’re considering major equipment purchases, there’s never been a better time to look at HDTV. A funny thing happened on the way to the live broadcast of the 100th Anniversary concert of the Philadelphia Orchestra last November. […]  More

Getting Cranky

Originally published in Videography March 2001 Aside from offering the elusive “look” of film, cinematography has long been able to achieve certain functions that video couldn’t. With the introduction of a new variable-frame-rate camcorder, however, the list may have just gotten much shorter. Question: Why do the people in silent movies appear to be rushing […]  More

Too Good For Its Own Good?

Originally published in Videography August 1999 Can brighter, sharper, more colorful pictures be bad? Adventures in electronic cinema offer mixed results. Four Weddings and a Funeral, Three Men and a Baby, two screenings and a quandary: Is it possible for videography to be too good? Some recent events may provide a clue. There have, of […]  More

Password must contain the following:

A lowercase letter

A capital (uppercase) letter

A number

Minimum 8 characters