How Live TV Works

20 apr. 2021
569 916 Vizionare

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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
Editing by Alexander Williard
Animation by Josh Sherrington
Sound by Graham Haerther
Thumbnail by Simon Buckmaster
Select footage courtesy the AP Archive
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  • Glad to see TATA come up in the video.

    Dinesh GoundlaDinesh GoundlaAcum 6 ore
  • they do all this just so I can stream it free on youtube. you got to love it.

    vee2easyvee2easyAcum 10 ore
  • Silverstone in the first 5 seconds of the video

    Sanjeev DasariSanjeev DasariAcum 15 ore
  • Proud to be an Indian ❤️

    Harsh JaniHarsh JaniAcum 16 ore
  • I wish this video was more focused on the systems and logistics of live tv news and entertainment like SNL, Concerts, Thanksgiving Parade, Breaking news? - and not so much on sports (specifically on F1 considering they already have a dedicated video out about it)

    John CheeverJohn CheeverAcum o Zi
  • I was expecting the technical details of all live tv, not just Formula 1 :(

    OmenOmenAcum o Zi
  • My understanding is that the contract between Tata and F1 was discontinued in 2019.

    Tony ChanTony ChanAcum o Zi
  • Nice video.

    Alparslan KorkmazAlparslan KorkmazAcum o Zi
  • Never thought I'd see my house in a Wendover video 8:58 🇰🇪

    RonRonAcum 2 Zile
  • they also use drones a lot in racing events.

    Rilch VladimirRilch VladimirAcum 2 Zile
  • i am very sad, he didnt named it the logistics of live broadcast

    पेड़ Treeपेड़ TreeAcum 2 Zile
  • One interesting aspect of F1 is depending on the previous years constructor standings. Each team is guaranteed a certain amount of on on screen time. Meaning that as well as balancing the on camera action and narrative, the producer also has to make sure each time gets their on camera time. It's why you sometimes get odd cuts to follow a car out of the action for a couple of laps.

    Jaye O'FarrellJaye O'FarrellAcum 2 Zile
  • I think you should also cover eSports broadcast. A more digital aspect to getting shots on top of the out of game shots. I think the rest of it is pretty similar tho, just want to note how difficult observing is and how limitless shots and angles may be in a virtual 3d space.

    SLiXSLiXAcum 3 Zile
  • That's a Mid-Western accent that creeps in there that I can hear. Like a Milwaukee accent, maybe?

    Spookay It's MeSpookay It's MeAcum 3 Zile
  • Haha - I catched the driver at the back who spins reference. I see you are a man of formuladank as well ;) :p Awesome work as always!

    snore cartsnore cartAcum 4 Zile
  • dont know a single person who watch formula 1

    Yasin HasanYasin HasanAcum 4 Zile
  • 11:17 mazespin

    Sexy AxolotlSexy AxolotlAcum 4 Zile
  • In addition.

    FABI PFABI PAcum 5 Zile
  • where plane?

    General BombaGeneral BombaAcum 5 Zile
  • 12:45 Except that no TV channels in Lithuania could afford to pay for F1 coverage, so it was dropped a while ago, leaving only the horrific F1TV service that doesn't work 1/2 the time :/

    Matas KartMatas KartAcum 5 Zile
  • Decided to Invest in Tata Communication stock which is enlisted in Indian Stock Market. Just investors things 😉

    Ijas Muhammed PhotographyIjas Muhammed PhotographyAcum 5 Zile
  • What's the skyline at 7:54? I don't recognize that city.

    DanielDanielAcum 5 Zile
  • Please stop with this Brilliant stuff. Honestly it teaches you nothing and still people claim they know machine learning (and all models there are) while the CV of someone who might have done years worth of DNN lacks points in logistic regression or random forrest. No researcher knows all methods but someone who has taken a brilliant course could sell superficial knowledge as deep knowledge. And believe me real researchers would and could not do this.

    Henrik KowalskiHenrik KowalskiAcum 5 Zile
  • Please do a bit about the medical coverage at F1

    joep vnjoep vnAcum 6 Zile
  • I love how F1 is the new airplanes

    killerch0killerch0Acum 6 Zile
  • Dude, I was so hoping you'd dig into F1 and then you did - perfection once again!

    cchaz003cchaz003Acum 6 Zile
  • 🇮🇳 Proud of Tata Communications Indian Company making Indians Proud in World. Also the Company of Ratan Tata

    Vishesh KothariVishesh KothariAcum 6 Zile
  • Quality? BroadWhat? 720p? A problem? FFFUUUUUUU!

    Dongle BerryDongle BerryAcum 6 Zile
  • It would seem that how the F1 races are produced & broadcast is infinitely more fascinating than the races themselves.

    Lance GambitLance GambitAcum 7 Zile
  • I just thought I'd get a video about live TV broadcasting, but to find out that it's actually just an F1 logistics vid, I'm delightfully bamboozled

    Steven SamuelSteven SamuelAcum 7 Zile
  • What’s the difference between sender and BaI?

    Super PandasSuper PandasAcum 7 Zile
    • *HAI

      Super PandasSuper PandasAcum 7 Zile
  • ROones is for information not accessible through Wikipedia.. and this video contains PhD in Formula 1 info.

    Ali SyedAli SyedAcum 7 Zile
  • Who’s that williams at the back? @10:37

    Kylla ZanabiKylla ZanabiAcum 7 Zile
  • Loved the details in this vid, thanks! Though I wish there would have been even a little talk about the sound mix as part of the production, in addition to cameras and data transmission. In a time when most people’s personal experience with capturing live video is from a smartphone which automatically combines video and sound, this is not inherently the case in professional production. Many of the cams are shooting very long shots and the “local” sound at the operators location is either not captured at all, or would not be a good choice for the final mix to match the image framing after zooming in, etc. So there are hundreds of microphones of all types being mixed as part of that broadcast. Since some of the stock footage was of sound mixers would have been cool to address it also!

    Lars JorgensenLars JorgensenAcum 8 Zile
  • Okay but how about scheduling routes for an aeroplane?

    Big OnichaBig OnichaAcum 8 Zile
  • Hey is that sam

    Medad AlfalasiMedad AlfalasiAcum 8 Zile
  • I wonder if the record it in PAL, NTSC or SECAM.

    Village BlunderVillage BlunderAcum 9 Zile
  • Quidditch must be a nightmare

    teresa puthoorteresa puthoorAcum 9 Zile
  • The sporting event that always boggles my mind in terms of broadcast is the Tour De France.

    Jonathan LeeJonathan LeeAcum 9 Zile
  • You sound like hai guy

    loads of contentloads of contentAcum 9 Zile
  • Tata - Real pride of India

    Prerak KallaPrerak KallaAcum 9 Zile
  • Can you do a video about the logistics of car or airplane manufacturing? That would be awesome!

    Santiago Mendez-RoelofsSantiago Mendez-RoelofsAcum 10 Zile
  • theres this crazy video in the F1 channel here on yt where you hear the directors talking to each other. interesting as hell imo. search ''How TV Directors Captured the Action in Germany'' here on yt

    TeroxTeroxAcum 10 Zile
  • my condolences that you had to do a video about f1 lol. bet it was a pain in the *ss to get stockfootage. f1 is crazy about their licenses

    TeroxTeroxAcum 10 Zile
  • I really appreciate the effort that Sam (or his underpaid grad student staff lol) makes to gear these videos towards an international audience. I get so sick of the over-saturation of North American media in the English-speaking world. Thank you for making the effort

    Joe Morris BrayJoe Morris BrayAcum 10 Zile
  • Halim Talafuka,Alhamdulillahirobbil Alamiin,Allahumma Amiin,Trima Kasih.@$#.

    Halim HalimHalim HalimAcum 10 Zile
  • So is that why so far this season F1 has been so terrible at showing live overtakes compared to the previous era? Primarily just switching between those cameras on track one to next rather then all feeds in between those, that have been currently mostly used for replays.

    abb baabb baAcum 11 Zile
  • This guy sounds like the guy from hai

    YandeMCYandeMCAcum 11 Zile
  • I see that live TV has no other way to work - they have a single time slot on a single channel. But with the Internet, allowing people to choose what to watch and when to watch it - I would *love* to have access to the raw data - all the cameras, so I can choose to focus on a driver of my own choosing. It would not even be that difficult, you can stream an arbitrary number of videos to youtube, or Twitch.

    Nikola TasevNikola TasevAcum 11 Zile
  • This is better than "Drive to Survive"

    Karthik Srikanth BrahmajosyulaKarthik Srikanth BrahmajosyulaAcum 12 Zile
  • Briiiiiiiiicks part 2!!!!

    Frank R. HaugenFrank R. HaugenAcum 12 Zile
  • Hai is better

    e ee eAcum 12 Zile
  • could you do some more videos about cargo and aviation?

    KevinKevinAcum 12 Zile
  • Oh, @01:12 I see you used some of my country's criminal organisation people (the government staff)

    NoukzNoukzAcum 12 Zile
  • Wendover, more like bendover.

    Sergio PranavSergio PranavAcum 12 Zile
  • Love it!

    sokin jonsokin jonAcum 12 Zile
  • U seem to be a very big fan of F1

    RyanMr92RyanMr92Acum 13 Zile
  • I’m surprised that they still use helicopters. Seems like those days would be close to becoming extinct. Just seems like drones are getting so much better and are so much safer for everyone. I mean, with all the moving parts already, a helicopter is just another part that can go wrong, and if that part fails, it’s not only expensive, but lots of people could die. I don’t know much about drones- other than they can vary in size from finger tip to airplane size, so I’m sure they can still be just as dangerous if they needed a camera that large, but it seems like technology is on the brink of being able to make cameras and drones work in unison to get the amazing shots without the need for the heavy equipment 🤷‍♀️

    LivingDeadGirlLivingDeadGirlAcum 13 Zile
    • In the US, they have replaced the cable cam for auto racing. Drones however are restricted to how high they can fly. Operator must maintain visual at all times. Helicopters and blimps can fly higher for larger area coverage. Larger lenses on helicopters = better closeups from a distance.

      Comment 200Comment 200Acum 8 Zile
  • this makes the random cuts to team radio traffic make more sense and the best thing about F1 coverage is basically no commercials

    Justin KosterJustin KosterAcum 13 Zile
    • There are commercials

      Philipp LamaPhilipp LamaAcum 12 Zile
    • Kind of sounds like a commercial...

      sokin jonsokin jonAcum 12 Zile
  • disliked cause did not mention hockey

    Jean-Marc BelliveauJean-Marc BelliveauAcum 13 Zile
  • As an Indian, I had no idea that Tata packed so much heat, neither did I know that they are the only Tier 1 comm network in the country. It's a pretty low key company and extremely respected here.

    Saket IyerSaket IyerAcum 13 Zile
  • If Wendover had a live news channel, it would only be about planes, geography problems, and bricks

    bilinas minibilinas miniAcum 13 Zile
  • Great video! Please do a video about the logistics of the Olympics over the summer. A sporting movement with the best intensions that is poorly executed every single time. The debt that host cities incur is not helped by the convoluted ticketing system that leaves many tickets unsold. It would be great if the Olympics could be fixed so that they are less of a burden on the host city.

    Tom CzechTom CzechAcum 13 Zile
  • Got to know something new about Tata. Great video by the way.

    Tech BuildTech BuildAcum 13 Zile
  • Tata sky huh🙂

    Deepanshu PayaalDeepanshu PayaalAcum 13 Zile
    • NIce tatas.

      bilinas minibilinas miniAcum 13 Zile

    Ankit DhootAnkit DhootAcum 13 Zile
  • Ahhh it's too complicated thanks to our engineers

  • Zzzzzzzzzz

    DouglasDouglasAcum 14 Zile
    • +1 (813) 492-4201 *wat’s@pp*】

      official gwenofficial gwenAcum 14 Zile
  • I've been a camera operator and director for a very tiny local broadcast (annual Christmas telethon) and I thought THAT was stressful...

    Emily PayeurEmily PayeurAcum 14 Zile
    • Ah, those were the days (some 38 years ago in local cable tv). High school parades, telethons, 3 cameras for football games with no replay, student announcers, primitive graphics.

      Comment 200Comment 200Acum 8 Zile
    • @Wendover Productions joined 2 days ago 😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣

  • Sam is watching in Netflix Formula1 drive to survive. I mean for live just show the race no story needed, since stories are better crafted for post production like what Netflix does

    CS AntonCS AntonAcum 14 Zile
  • i'm blown away Wendover didn't do a video on the recent Suez Canal incident. It's gotta be in the works.

    Ross MorganRoss MorganAcum 14 Zile
  • Fact: People watch live TV just to see our world famous news lady

    seiom jvonyseiom jvonyAcum 14 Zile
  • Video summary: How do they show every s🅱inalla live?

    APS1999APS1999Acum 14 Zile
  • Kind of sounds like a commercial...

    The Way of LouThe Way of LouAcum 14 Zile
    • +1 (813) 492-4201 *wat’s@pp*】

      official gwenofficial gwenAcum 14 Zile
  • *Twice as Interesting*

    Obsidian NebulaObsidian NebulaAcum 14 Zile
  • Wow

    Big 50Big 50Acum 14 Zile
  • so would eurovision fall into the news category then?

    StevanStevanAcum 14 Zile

      seiom jvonyseiom jvonyAcum 14 Zile
  • My cousin works in the F1 TV production team, gets to travel to all the races. Pretty awesome job! :)

    AlpineAddictAlpineAddictAcum 15 Zile
  • You forgot cricket

    Umesh JaidUmesh JaidAcum 15 Zile
  • NIce tatas.

    Adam KattAdam KattAcum 15 Zile
  • Ohhh, is that why F1 broadcasts are terrible and you never see the part of the track where the action is actually happening?

    Tim MeredithTim MeredithAcum 15 Zile
    • @Wendover Productions lol, 'Joined 1 Day ago' and 0 content... I guess any channel can just call itself Wendover Productions and try to scam people huh. Seems like a flaw in the ROones system (Edit - this is in reference to a spam reply to my initial comment by an account calling itself "Wendover Productions" that was clearly fake, but I suspect it's going to get removed since I reported it, so here's the context)

      Tim MeredithTim MeredithAcum 14 Zile
  • Anyone else notice that the "television satellite" at 5:29 was a spacex cargo dragon?

    Aaron HessAaron HessAcum 15 Zile
    • Yup. They should have used stock footage of a NASA TDRS satellite.

      Comment 200Comment 200Acum 8 Zile
  • 11:18 Nikita Mazepin, anyone?

    Connor McCourtConnor McCourtAcum 15 Zile
  • F1 makes any video twice as interesting.

    TLTLAcum 15 Zile
  • sooooo airplanes?

    Benjamin CarlinBenjamin CarlinAcum 15 Zile
  • What does this have to do with *planes* ?

    Alexis GarciaAlexis GarciaAcum 15 Zile
  • The only problem is that Lithuanians can't get their TV providers to get their act together and purchase rights to broadcast it. 😬

    Edvinas RupkusEdvinas RupkusAcum 15 Zile
  • 2:56 Even in Wendover videos, Mercedes are still 1-2

    Astoria GamingAstoria GamingAcum 15 Zile
    • @Wendover Productions Hello fake Wendover, how ya doin

      Astoria GamingAstoria GamingAcum 14 Zile
  • The Airtel 4G office shown is in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Dhiru HalaiDhiru HalaiAcum 15 Zile

    DerflaDerflaAcum 16 Zile
  • TV Publica momento

    LogoLogoAcum 16 Zile
  • I got shocked when he used news from my country at 1:14 . Like why why us .

    Lis ShalaLis ShalaAcum 16 Zile
  • But I want to learn more about airplanes

    Mr Russell's Musical AdventuresMr Russell's Musical AdventuresAcum 16 Zile
  • How did the primeminister of the Republic of Kosovo made it here? 😂

    Albi AvdyliAlbi AvdyliAcum 16 Zile
  • 0:21 If anybody cares, this is the Silverstone race track

    Leonaяdo DiCapяioLeonaяdo DiCapяioAcum 16 Zile
  • Amazing video as always

    Jae JooJae JooAcum 16 Zile
  • 3:56 Really?

    BloodRider 1914BloodRider 1914Acum 16 Zile
  • 5:28 thats not a satellite thats a dragon rider capsule

    antsoljaantsoljaAcum 16 Zile
    • @Nagarjun Kashyap its proly just a bot lol

      antsoljaantsoljaAcum 16 Zile
    • @Nagarjun Kashyap so it is i didnt even realize that was supposed to be a phone number

      antsoljaantsoljaAcum 16 Zile
    • @antsolja hope you didn't call him. That's a scammer.

      Nagarjun KashyapNagarjun KashyapAcum 16 Zile
    • @Wendover Productions i dont get it lol

      antsoljaantsoljaAcum 16 Zile
  • Using imperial units in F1? Yes F1 broadcasting worldwide, And uses METRIC, not imperial units. WHY? Because only 3 countries use Imperial units and the rest of the world uses metric. Plus it's Football, not soccer... Go outside the US and ask anyone and they will give you that answer. We call it American football, AND The other one Football ⚽ .

    evil701evil701Acum 16 Zile
  • Wow , what a great video Thanks

    Justus CilliersJustus CilliersAcum 16 Zile