Rich

About Rich Johnson

Rich Johnson is the Coordinator of Digital Platforms for PILOT. He develops the PILOT website, runs our social media accounts, shoots and edits InnoMinutes and manages Broadcast Blog.

NAB Show Recap: PILOT, Nautel, Xperi and Beasley Win Radio World Best of Show; BEITC

We wrapped up the 2018 NAB Show with a win. Radio World chose our Experimental All Digital ON-AIR Testing with Nautel, Xperi and Beasley as one of the 2018 Best of Show Winners. PILOT All Digital FM Testing won the Radio World Best of Show The BEITC wrapped up today with presentations including AI [...]

By |April 12, 2018|NAB Show 2018, NAB Show, Blog|Comments Off on NAB Show Recap: PILOT, Nautel, Xperi and Beasley Win Radio World Best of Show; BEITC

NAB Show Recap: A Race on Mars; Magic, AR and Drones; Alliance for Open Media; HAM Reception

Today at the Show, we covered a drone race on the red planet, watched a magic show with drones and learned about the future of internet video with the Alliance for Open Media's AV1 codec. A Race on Mars Last year at NAB Show, we teamed up with Amazon Web Services and NASA to bring [...]

By |April 11, 2018|NAB Show 2018, NAB Show, Blog|Comments Off on NAB Show Recap: A Race on Mars; Magic, AR and Drones; Alliance for Open Media; HAM Reception

NAB Show Recap: Zach Braff Challenges Robot to a Dance Off; Tech Award Winners

It's been quite the day at NAB Show, with Scrubs and Alex Inc star Zach Braff dropping by, the Engineering Achievement Awards, and a couple of treats from the Show floor. Zach Braff Zach Braff and Matt Tarses, the producer and writer behind Scrubs and Alex Inc, appeared in the From Podcast to Broadcast panel at the [...]

By |April 10, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on NAB Show Recap: Zach Braff Challenges Robot to a Dance Off; Tech Award Winners

NAB Show Recap: Show Opens; DFXtra Panel; Futures Park

The NAB Show officially opened today. We wrapped up DFX with the DFXtra Digital Leaders Take Charge panel and the DFX Engage! Sessions, Futures Park opened to show off edge of the art technology and we announce the Technology Innovation and Digital Leadership Award winners. Oh and Cirque du Soleil, because Vegas. NAB Show Opens The [...]

By |April 10, 2018|NAB Show 2018, NAB Show, Blog|Comments Off on NAB Show Recap: Show Opens; DFXtra Panel; Futures Park

NAB Show Recap: BEITC Opening; A Collaborative Keynote; DFX;

Today at the NAB Show, the BEITC officially opened, we present the 2018 Best Paper Award and the Digital Futures Exchange examines technology trends for local media from Facebook to AI. "...we've been building bridges to the future." - Sam Matheny, NAB CTO BEITC The 2018 Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (BEITC) officially [...]

By |April 8, 2018|NAB Show 2018, NAB Show, Blog|Comments Off on NAB Show Recap: BEITC Opening; A Collaborative Keynote; DFX;

NAB Show Recap: Dancing Robot; BEITC Engage; Global UHD; NAB TAP Students

The NAB Show doesn't officially open until Monday, but that doesn't stop the techies. The BEITC kicked off today with the popular Engage! sessions, NAB tech leaders spoke to Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP) and the Global UHD Conference promoted the adoption of the new format. I can't think of a more appropriate way to celebrate than [...]

By |April 7, 2018|NAB Show 2018, NAB Show, Blog|Comments Off on NAB Show Recap: Dancing Robot; BEITC Engage; Global UHD; NAB TAP Students

The Power of Next Gen TV

WRAL used the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang to showcase the capabilities of Next Gen TV. This Innovation Story epitomizes the power of the new standard, with 4k content, multi-platform delivery and interactive features. This is the future of TV. In this story, Pete Socket from CBC and Bill Davis from CBC New Media [...]

By |March 21, 2018|Innovation Stories Videos, Videos, Innovation Stories|Comments Off on The Power of Next Gen TV

WRAL-TV Creates Virtual Reality Set for the Winter Olympics

WRAL-TV created a virtual reality set for their coverage of the Winter Olympics making the anchors appear to stand among snowy mountains. The set up uses two cameras to shoot the anchors who stand on a curved green screen. The virtual set, which was created using 3D graphics software, then replaces the green screen.

By |March 16, 2018|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on WRAL-TV Creates Virtual Reality Set for the Winter Olympics

VR and AR: A New Toolkit to Connect

Immersive media expert Caitlin Burns of Caitlin Burns and Associates, explains how Virtual and Augmented Reality provide a new toolkit for broadcasters to tell stories and connect with their audiences. Caitlin is the Vice Chair of the Producers' Guild of America New Media Council. She is an expert in franchise story-world development, multi-platform [...]

By |March 14, 2018|Videos, Blog, InnoMinute|Comments Off on VR and AR: A New Toolkit to Connect