Not-So-Future Tech Addresses An Old Challenge

by Carolyn Heinze Source: AVNetwork When it comes to technologies like augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), gesture recognition technology (acronym optional), and beacons (no acronym necessary), it’s easy to get confused by what they actually are. Depending on the developer, definitions vary, resulting in debates about whether or not Microsoft’s HoloLens technically produces holograms, […]

Advanced Systems Group LLC Commits to HARMAN’s Studer Vista 1 Digital Consoles for Future Installations

Demonstrating the growing popularity of HARMAN’s Studer digital consoles throughout the United States, leading data, video, audio and film integration firm Advanced Systems Group (ASG) LLC announced that it will integrate Studer Vista 1 digital consoles in future projects. With clients across the country and around the world—from the broadcast, film, creative, government, and corporate […]

Real-Time 4K Momentum Is Growing

Momentum builds for real-time 4K production, says ASG President Dave Van Hoy in a talk with Mark J. Pescatore of The 4K Report on 4KHUB. Listen to the podcast, Real-Time 4K Momentum Is Growing, on 4KHUB. (4K Report with Mark J. Pescatore on the right-hand side.)

4K Picture Becomes Clearer for Broadcasters

by Dave Van Hoy Source: Broadcast Engineering Not only does 4K provide more pixels for improved resolution, but the potential for high dynamic range (HDR) in terms of latitude and expanded color gamuts delivers greater color and contrast fidelity. Today’s HD broadcasts typically deliver 8-bit color resolution, but 4K provides 12-16 bit color resolution. 4K […]

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Change to Smoke 2013 release date

News from Autodesk: Autodesk will no longer ship Smoke 2013 on September 7th as originally planned. The ship date is now scheduled for FY13 Q4 in order for the development team to incorporate some of the feedback obtained from the pre-release trial program. Based on extensive user feedback, Autodesk has decided to extend the […]

Systems Integrators See New Opportunities in Greenfield Markets

by Claudia Kienzle Source: TVTechnology . . .Dave Van Hoy, president of Advanced Systems Group, a systems integration firm in Emeryville, Calif., agrees with Siegel that the traditional broadcast business is no longer a growing market for them. “We’re seeing an increase in demand for our services by corporate production groups, especially Silicon Valley giants, […]

Mark Haynes joins ASG

By Gary Eskow Source: Broadcast Engineering   Advanced Systems Group recently announced that long time audio industry pro Mark Haynes has joined the company. Prior to joining ASG, he was vice president of sales for Leo’s Professional Audio,and had worked for that Oakland, CA-based company for 26 years. Haynes will contribute his perspective on audio […]

Your Digital Workflow is Defined by Deliverables

Submitted by Dave Van Hoy, Advanced Systems Group, CMMA Gold Circle Partner CMMA e-visions The breakneck pace of today’s changing digital workflow makes many people nostalgic for the days when there was one broadcast standard and most projects were distributed to the masses on VHS tapes. Today, there are so many different ways to deliver […]

Options, But No Simple Path To Video Storage

With the move to file-based formats, storing and managing video that pours into TV stations is not as easy as it was in the days when it was on tape and you could label it and put it on a shelf. There is no single, cookie-cutter solution that will suffice for all stations. The needs […]

Apple in the newsroom

Broadcast Engineering One facet of broadcasting that is undergoing great change is the newsroom. Although many broadcasters are dealing with an HD upgrade, that’s not really where the radical changes are happening. From acquisition to delivery, mobile devices are changing the way that news is created and consumed. Dave Van Hoy, president of the Advanced […]

Q&A: ASG’s New Director of Professional Services Tim McGovern

A former sound engineer for both George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola, McGovern talks about his new role and why even solo shops need integrators Beth Marchant Source: Studio Monthly             Throughout his long and varied career, Tim McGovern has been a radio engineer, a pioneering sound engineer at Skywalker […]

NAB 2011: Industry Continues to Move Toward File-Based Workflows

by Dave Van Hoy LAS VEGAS—If you spent any time on the show floor at the 2011 NAB Show last month, one trend was very clear: Tape is dead. Sure, tape is thriving as an archive platform – with new products from companies like Quantum and FOR-A on display at the show – but […]

System Integrators Focus on File-based Workflows

by Claudia Kienzle LAS VEGAS—While stereo 3D and Mobile DTV are hot buzzwords for this year’s NAB Show, system integrators say that products for creating cost-efficient file-based workflows is their top priority. Without a robust, automated file-based workflow, broadcasters can’t easily repurpose media content that’s compliant with every diverse target medium including home distribution, […]

Execs Mull NAB Show ‘Wish List’

by John Merli ALEXANDRIA, VA.—While the economy continues to right itself, broadcast executives and the other usual suspects soon head for the NAB Show in Las Vegas with a healthy ‘wish list’ of interests—notably file-based transfer options, archiving solutions, Mobile DTV, loudness controls, and various HD upgrading. COX MEDIA GROUP Dave Siegler, Cox Media […]

KCSM-TV Taps Omneon for Tapeless Ops

. . . The Omneon media storage and processing platform, delivered by systems integrator Advanced Systems Group, supports our digitization of existing tape-based media and, in turn, provides a centralized repository from which we can access video with ease. The upgrade of our Omneon systems also has positioned us to accommodate new distribution and acquisition […]