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The New Communications Technologies, 5th Edition by Barbara Morgenstern, Michael Mirabito

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12      The Production Environment: Personal Computers, Digital Technology, and Audio-Video Systems

Besides the desktop publishing and video revolutions, another revolution is sweeping the broadcast and nonbroadcast production industries. It is a revolution based on the adoption of computer and digital technologies. This chapter covers these developments and complementary topics. The latter range from convergence issues to digital recording.

PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT AND APPLICATIONS

Switchers and Cameras

The switcher has benefited from the integration of computer technology. In brief, a switcher is used to select the pictures produced by a video facility’s multiple cameras. It also creates visual transitions, can be used in postproduction work, and ...

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