[Updated 5/3/2020] Here’s a list of online learning and social events you can participate in during the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll try to keep this list updated, and please contact us if you hear of, or are sponsoring yourself, any similar events, even if they are quite promotional in nature. Engineers like to learn.Continue reading Stuff to do During the Pandemic
The National Association of Broadcasters said this morning they would cancel the NAB Show, but CEO Gordon Smith said he hoped they could hold the show later in the year. Several major exhibitors, including Ross Video, Canon, Avid, and AJA had already called off their participation due to concerns about spreading COVID-19, the virus that the World Health Organization today labeled an “international pandemic.”
If you attended the annual Nautel Users Group update gathering at the NAB Show this year, you may have been impressed by the huge burst of information put forth by Nautel staffer and entertainer Jeff Welton. If you missed that session, please consider attending the October 30 Webinar. It turns out that Jeff posted a permanent web version of his presentation as well.
The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society will be hosting the ATSC 3 Roadshow at locations throughout the United States. BTS will be hosting the one-day course on the new ATSC 3 digital television (DTV) transmission system, taught by expert Gary Sgrignoli of Meintel, Sgrignoli, and Wallace, the noted digital TV transmission consulting firm.
This course will develop a fundamental understanding of the ATSC 3 digital transmission system’s Physical Layer, provide attendees with practical application ideas and update them regarding the progress of the spectrum repack and ATSC 3 deployment. Attending the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society’s ATSC 3 Roadshow will earn attendees SBE credit towards re-certification and can facilitate preparation for the upcoming SBE ATSC 3 Specialist Certification exam.
Dates Location Venue Registration Link
March 7, 2019 Phoenix, AZ Arizona PBS Register Now
April 6, 2019 Las Vegas, NV Flamingo Hotel Register Now
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, are useful in several broadcast operations, including ENG, tower inspections, site documentation, signal measurements, and even training videos. During this hour and half webinar, we will explore these uses and discuss FAA requirements, including how to get your Remote Pilot license, and some of the challenges and opportunities drones can bring to your stations. Sam Wallington, vice president of engineering, Educational Media Foundation (K-Love/Air) presents on Thursday, October 19, 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM PDT.