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Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave by Jonathan Higgins

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Definitions

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Electronic newsgathering (ENG) is the term for collection of TV news stories using small hand-held electronic colour cameras, which may be used with microwave links, to deliver pictures and sound back to the studio and/or record the material locally on built-in recorders on the camera back. It therefore describes the use of electronic broadcasting equipment (as opposed to film equipment) to cover stories and events.

It has become a generic term and is not merely limited in its application to news, but in general refers to the use of camcorders as well as highly portable microwave and satellite equipment in the coverage of any televised event – be it news, sport or a spectacular. Typically the microwave-transmitting equipment ...

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