Recent Posts by Karen Hogan Ketchum, Senior Editor

NAB Perspectives: With Venture Into Product Sales, BSI’s Norton Describes ‘New Era’ for BSI

Less than four months into 2013, Broadcast Sports Inc. has already made a splash in the new year. The company recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and, as promised, made a huge announcement at NAB 2013.  Long known for prowess in RF coverage of NASCAR, golf, horse racing, and much more, BSI has launched, for the first […]  More

NAB Perspectives: ATEME’s Antonovich Looks to Future of HEVC

4K isn’t the only buzzword floating around the Las Vegas Convention Center. At Booth SU7102 and beyond, it’s all about High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). ATEME recently announced the availability of the industry’s first open-source implementation of a software media player supporting HEVC, which will allow service providers and broadcasters to accelerate experimentation of the […]  More

Autodesk Shifts Focus From Software Creation to Creating With Software

At last year’s NAB Show, Autodesk overhauled its Smoke professional video-editing software. This year, the focus has shifted away from major redesigns in favor of smaller, incremental changes — and, of course, exploring all the ways in which filmmakers and creatives are using the company’s signature software. “You want [video] to look professional,” said Mark […]  More

iStreamPlanet, Haivision contribute to Olympic Games’ digital success with Go-Live Package

Just over two months have passed since the 2012 Olympics closed in London, and, while the Games will certainly be remembered for the athletic feats of its competitors, they will go down in history as the first truly digital Games. The ability to live-stream content to desktops and mobile devices wasn’t reserved for those with […]  More

Live From New York, It’s NBC’s Highlights Factory

The cast of Saturday Night Live may be gone for the summer, but Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza is far from silent. A small army of staffers has overtaken the space, setting up computer workstations and portable play-by-play booths where audience members have sat to watch cast members and musical guests perform for 37 […]  More

Live from London: Grass Valley Exhibits Olympic Effort in London

With more than 200 cameras, three dozen production switchers, and 30 replay systems in venues across London, Grass Valley is out in full force at the Olympics. The company is currently supporting the broadcast backbone for numerous events and broadcast-rights holders, including Russia, Brazil, and Estonia. “We are honored and very proud to have Grass Valley’s […]  More