Difficulties Implementing Technology Threatens Industry

It’s no secret that new types of technology can create problems, but apparently HDTV has created some unforeseen problems with consequences that could be surprisingly far reaching. The problem that HDTV has created is namely the fact that many local TV stations are refusing to let satellite TV companies and cable TV companies use their HDTV signals without paying for them.

According to federal law TV providers can’t use the content from local TV stations without permission. And historically, that permission has been granted to sat casters and cable TV companies in exchange for some pretty nominal fees or for promotional consideration.

HDTV has changed that. Instead of providing HDTV signals in the same way that standard def signals have been provided in the past local TV stations- and in many cases that large companies that own a bunch of TV stations- are now demanding significantly more money in exchange for their content. Some figures estimate that TV stations want up to fifty cents for every household that their content is provided to. While this may not sound like much money, when you multiply it by all of the households that the content is supplied to and figure that several stations in any given market are requesting similar amounts of money, that adds up to a pretty significant sum.

The extra money that the TV stations and the companies that own them want is supposedly justified by the fact that HDTV programming costs more to produce than standard def programming. That’s because of the fact that sets for HDTV need to be built bigger in order to accommodate the wider viewing area of the High Def camera, and HD programming requires new and expensive equipment for the filming and editing of HDTV programming. Even local stations have to make upgrades in order to broadcast their news programs and any other local programs in High Def. Of course the other angle of this request for more money could also be attributed to the growing corporate trend of trying to milk profit whenever and wherever possible.

Of course the cable TV and satellite TV companies are trying to resist this any way that they can. They say that they don’t have the obligation to pay in order to carry the channel for two reasons. First, they never have in the past, and second, that same program content is available over the air for free so why should they- and by extension their subscribers- pay for that same content.

Many industry insiders are crying foul about this whole problem though for several reason. (And these are the farther reaching consequences mentioned earlier.) For one thing, many people are claiming that because the subscription services aren’t providing these channels, the subscribers can’t get their local channels. (This seems like a weak argument because, as already pointed out, those channels are already available over the air for free. Apparently the subscribers in question are too lazy to set up an antenna. And if they can’t receive the signals with an antenna, then it’s debatable whether or not those channels are really local for them anyway!) The other major problem is that there’s a fear that if people can’t get their local channels, then they won’t be satisfied with their HDTV sets and then won’t recommend the sets to their friends. That in turn will slow down sales of the sets and jeopardize the planned conversion to digital TV in 2009.

Feel the Richness of LED Lights Illumination in Video and Film Industry

Photography and video production is all using the energy-efficient lights. To give the long-lasting impression to film and entertainment industry LEDs form the best source of lighting. It helps the professionals to explore the brighter and innovative techniques of the arena.

As you know light emitting diodes are the energy-saving lamps working more reliably than traditional fluorescent or incandescent lighting system. When used in entertainment sector for photography or video production, it tend to offer a constant stream of non-flickering illumination that brighten the atmosphere with colourful aura of red, blue, green and yellow bulbs.

The LED panels for videography serve an ideal way to brighten a shot with perfect glowing and illuminating services to the dull, colourless and dim area. It offers important dimension to any shot that needs right glowing and perfection for its working. A novice video maker recommends the use of LED lights for every personal and specialized shoots.

Facts about LEDs in TV and entertainment sector

According to NAHB Research Centre, “Many professionals in the TV and entertainment sector play safe to use it as the GEN Next lighting source for several video displays and flat panel TVs. The first television channel that experienced the innovative technology of LED display was Sony Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. After this every TV channel make a shift over to this energy-efficient technique to serve the audience with highly clarity picture, sound and brightness moves to audio, video and photography sector.

It has been further revealed that installing these in the television studios, theatre, film studios, auditoriums, and other stage and art venues results in saving the 75% of electricity bill. It tries to cut the electric consumption wasted on glowing halogen bulbs. The inevitable uses of LED in Hollywood to shoot at different locations for English movies are inexpressible. The long hour shoot for daily soaps make it an affordable means to lighten and brighten the set at an affordable means.

As a result many European and British channels has made these lights as the perfect source of illumination to give its staff a good and comfortable working environment. These lighting diodes need less energy but produce more power per watt than traditional lamps such as halogens and fluorescent bulbs. It works as eco-friendly lighting source for the users. The most widely used product that supports the Film and Entertainment industry is LED panels. Every photographer and videographer makes use of this innovative resource to brighten different studio or production area. Thus, it becomes the right investment to the power industry to gain innumerable benefits at affordable pricing.

Indian Film Industry

Common Indian population has always resorted to only one of its pass times all these years and it is the Indian Cinema. The movie industry has always been a constant source of entertainment with a variety of films in all different languages. Though Hindi has been the most spoken language, other southern languages have also been represented well in this industry. The Hindi film industry – “Bollywood” as it is called is probably the next biggest production house next to the Hollywood. It releases nearly 100 movies in different categories and all budget classes. The movies are always voted depending on their collections. These movies tend to release on the weekends to take full advantage of the weekend crowd. Further the industry has been finding it easy to attract audiences with the arrival of bigger Multiplexes that have their own way to attract the crowd. Though the ticket price is not that huge, people tend to enjoy their full money’s worth.

The Indian film industry is the direct route to fame. This has lured in numerous youth who want to get famous. But hard work always pays off with the fans even worshiping their heroes as God. This has allowed the actors to make use of their fans and get into politics and get into a formidable post in the government and enjoying their life. people who have turned into politics and failed to impress their fans by their deeds have always been uprooted. Though people have always believed the reel life characters of their actors resemble their real life, it has turned to be true only in a few cases. The Hindi film industry always has a larger reach to different states and hence all the movies are done with a huge investment, but only a few succeed to get them back.

The other regional languages are also close contenders for the top spot. Tamil film industry is closely following the Hindi one with Telugu and Malayalam closely following it. The fan following is much greater in the regional languages with the fan club making the day of the movie release into a festival at the cinema houses. The Demi Gods of the Tamil industry include SuperStar Rajinkanth and Kamalhasan who have always succeeded in bringing profits to their producers. The other demi gods includes Ambitab bachan, Badshah Shahrukh Khan, Salman khan, Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna. The directors have always been the captain of the ship guiding the entire crew home. With other technicians chipping in with their content.

The film industry has always been the road to success for talented people who rise from ashes to riches. Those with talent tend to survive longer with a little bit of luck favouring them. Indian film industry has always been a pioneer with new technologies and techniques introduced in every movie. Though the class is not as equal to its Hollywood contenders, their budget and time frame is not much larger like the Hollywood movies. This has always favoured the experimenting nature of the industry. The industry has people who thrive hard to do something different and with only a few surviving with success.it is not only me expecting more entertainment and talent from this industry but the entire world.