TV Systems and Technology
A course which looks at the structure and technology behind a broadcast infrastructure. The course will provide a chance to look at the chain and system in a technical way which will provide technicians and engineers with a good idea of the equipment and systems they have under their control.
Course Duration: 2 days.
At the end of the course, you will understand:
- How a TV station is structured to link everything together in a workable way.
- How a multi-camera studio or truck is structured to produce timed output and a flexible and quick way of producing live content.
- How lines, links and distribution systems all media to arrive and leave the station or truck.
- How post and archive systems use data storage systems to provide access to content.
- How playout systems and delivery platforms are structured to make sure that content delivery is resilient.
This course is designed for technical or operational staff who want to have a good understanding of the systems they will work with. It assumes that those attending will already have a good working knowledge of video and audio and digital systems.
The topics covered will include:
- Synchronisation, pulse chains, signal duplication and distribution.
- Matrixes and routing systems.
- Data storage and MAM systems.
- Cables, connectors and jackfields.
- Card racks, looping devices and processors.
- Systems diagrams.
- Communications systems.
- Playout Systems and automation.
- Delivery systems, including analogue and DVB.
- Contribution systems, including fibre, microwave and satellite.