NEWSTECHFORUM 2021

Flexibility, Agility: News Production’s New Bywords

Executives from ABC News, Fox Owned Stations, WCBS New York, News 12 and FX Design Group took the measure of remote production’s changes on the industry in a NewsTECHForum panel this week. While traditional studio and field reporting are returning, permanent workflow adjustments are also settling in. Above (l-r): Glen Dickson, Jacques Natz, Fabian Westerwelle, Peter McGowan, Mack McLaughlin and Erik Smith.

TVN TECH

Falling Cost, Ease Of Use Boost LED Video Walls

Recent supply chain issues notwithstanding, newsrooms are embracing LED video walls for their dropping prices, ease of use and improved quality over older, LCD options. Above: WRDW Augusta, Ga., included a large video wall in its new facility, designed by FX, that it moved into earlier this year. (Source: WRDW)

NEWS SETS SPECIAL REPORT

Green Screen Not Just For Weather Anymore

While few U.S. TV stations are opting for full-fledged virtual sets for their news operations, hybrid sets that combine real and virtual elements are rapidly finding adoption due to their versatility and cost-effectiveness.

Q&A WITH MACK MCLAUGHLIN

Getting The 411 On Set Design

FX Design Group Owner and Creative Director Mack McLaughlin discusses best practices, trends in the industry, virtual sets, LED lighting and more.