Blog Entries

Retain Viewers with a Television School Closing Ticker

by Larry Mincer on Friday, December 16, 2011 5:55 PM

Providing weather and emergency information is an important part of any broadcast station operation. 

Ways to Use a Twitter Ticker/Crawl

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 5:57 PM

Broadcast and cable television is fast and constantly changing, and you need to be able to keep up with the information needs of your audience.

Create Infinite Organic Looks with Particle Illusion Quantel Plug-in

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, December 1, 2011 6:00 PM

Genarts Particle Illusion is a sophisticated particle system plug-in, recently released for Quantel systems. Using its browse menu, users may load and preview a huge variety of Emitters to provide an infinite array of dynamic particle system effects. Since new emitter libraries are released each month, via free download, there is no end to the visual effects users can easily create.

Make Your Work Memorable with PhotoCopy Quantel Plug-In

by Larry Mincer on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 6:03 PM

Here is a great article about PhotoCopy, a plug-in from Digital Film Tools.

It was written by Geoff Poister, Ph.D., of Boston University and can be found at TV Technology.

Generate Synchronized Social TV Messages - Get Ratings Boost

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 6:05 PM

There was a nice article published by NM Incite, a Nielsen/McKinsey Company, and Nielsen which discussed their study analyzing of the correlation between online buzz and television ratings - another measure of the impact of Social TV.

Upstream Control of Downstream Broadcast Graphics Devices

by Larry Mincer on Monday, November 14, 2011 6:06 PM

Traditionally, graphics systems have been grouped into two categories: those used in production control rooms to support live programming, and those used in master control to support downstream graphics insertion including branding bugs, promos, emergency crawls/tickers and other graphics – generally under automation control.

VDS Provides Social TV Enhancements to CBS Sports Gametrax Ticker

by Larry Mincer on Monday, November 7, 2011 6:08 PM

As the impact of Social TV continues to grow, and you consider how to integrate it into your broadcasts, we thought we would share this news with you.

VDS has delivered new, dynamic features to CBS for their Gametrax Ticker system. The CBS Gametrax system is used to support Football and Basketball games broadcast by CBS Sports.

Streamline your Election Broadcast with Automated Election Graphics

by Larry Mincer on Monday, October 31, 2011 3:12 PM

It’s that time again – Elections ! 

One of the biggest and busiest news periods for television broadcasts, Elections coverage can be overwhelming, but it can be manageable if you have the right tools and do some pre-planning.

How to Send e-Coupons by Automated Social TV

by Larry Mincer on Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:19 PM

For a fan of a show or product, getting an e-coupon is always a plus. If you happen to be watching a commercial spot for a product you’re interested in and the e-coupon comes to you by social media at the same time, that’s even better. You get information on the product that has your attention, and you immediately have an opportunity to get a great deal on it.

As a media company, your advertisers will love the ability to make a connection with consumers exactly at the time you are running their commercial spots. And what’s even better, these consumers don’t need to have special applications running on smart phones to receive the synchronized content.

TVA Sports Uses VDS GameTrak Ticker

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 9:28 AM

We are happy to tell you of our newest customer for our GameTrak sports ticker system.