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On Screen Controls for Quantel Plug-ins

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:10 PM

 A great new feature of some of the latest versions of Quantel Plug-ins is On Screen Controls, also known as “widgets” or “wire-frames”.

Automated Social TV - Watercooler Tip No. 2

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, August 18, 2011 12:16 PM

New - Custom Dialog Menus for Quantel Plug-ins

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:18 PM

If you are a user of Quantel plug-ins, here is some great news you might find helpful.

Use a Rules Based System - Automatically Generate Broadcast Graphics

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, August 11, 2011 12:20 PM

Like most of us who work in broadcasting, we are all pretty familiar with graphic promos appearing at the bottom of a screen or  in a corner during programs. The fact is, that from any view point, this is advertising in one form or another.

Either a revenue producing sponsored event or a program announcement for what's Next, or the Prime Time Line Up. Regardless of the content, Graphic Promos are the most effective way to attract attention and retain viewers.

Automating Asset Management of Broadcast Branding Graphics

by Larry Mincer on Monday, August 8, 2011 12:22 PM

Broadcast facilities generate lots of branding graphics and often many audio assets during a typical broadcast week. These graphics and audio elements do the job of promoting the facility, the channels and programs it broadcasts or its related operations or events and the often entice viewers to stay tuned for upcoming programs. Typically, these branding assets are created and are stored on a central server or mapped drive for later use on air.

View Your ADC Broadcast Automation Playlist Right at Your Desktop!

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 12:25 PM

If you have a Harris ADC automation system, you know that it provides the control and features you need to automate your broadcast operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Even when your not there, it's running, but you can't see it... Until Now!

Quantel Keyer – Primatte: How a chromakeyer has evolved.

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, July 28, 2011 12:26 PM

Primatte was developed by Yaz Mishima, an engineer at IMAGICA Corp in Japan, about 15 years ago. He came up with a unique concept whereby a 3D color cube could be used to separate the various colors in a foreground image and a matte could be created to isolate the foreground object or objects.

Ways to Re-Purpose Your Automated Broadcast Graphics Data

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:28 PM

Automated data for’s not just for News or Sports tickers!

Social TV - How to Get Those Messages on Air

by Larry Mincer on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 12:30 PM

Social media looks like a potential bonanza for television broadcasters. Increasingly, even with the TV on, fans are also keeping an eye on their smartphones, iPads, and laptops.

How to Design Broadcast Graphics in HD for Down-conversion to SD

by Larry Mincer on Monday, July 18, 2011 11:32 AM

A common problem for broadcasters is designing graphics for High Definition (HD) production when somewhere along the transmission chain, these will be down-converted to Standard Definition (SD) video. This is most commonly done is cases where a signal is simulcast in HD and SD, or where a service provider can provide only an SD transmission channel.