(Broadcasting and) Audio-visual technicians control technical functioning of equipment to record and edit images and sound and for transmitting radio and television broadcasts of images and sounds, as well as other types of telecommunication signals on land, sea or in aircraft (ILO, 2018).

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PROFESSIONAL GROUP CHARACTERISTICS AND SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Telecommunications and Broadcasting Technicians
Telecommunications and broadcasting technicians control technical functioning of equipment to record and edit images and sound and for transmitting radio and television broadcasts of images and sounds, as well as other types of telecommunication signals on land, sea or in aircraft; perform technical tasks connected with telecommunications engineering research and with the design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of telecommunications systems (ILO, 2018).

  • Broadcasting and Audio-visual Technicians
  • Telecommunications Engineering Technicians
  • Audio-visual operator
  • Broadcasting equipment operator
  • Cameraman/woman
  • Production assistant

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

When cinemas began, a film projectionist was needed to run mechanical projectors with 35mm celluloid rolls. It was quite a physical and involved task, but now that we have turned to digital projectors, basically anyone working in a cinema can load movies. 

As a result, the role of film projectionists has been diminished to near extinction. 

Additionally, and more significantly the technological progress on broadcasting equipment (cameras/audio-visual/software) has evolved in a degree where it can now use the minimum number of personnel to produce an audio piece or record a TV show. 

Finally, the physical act of carrying a camera and recording has been also automated teamed with new software that allows it to track and follow the action. Machine Learning has allowed software to follow a human camera operator to improve its automated sports broadcasts (Disney Research, 2016)

CASE EXAMPLES

Radio production has been automated in a degree where sound technician is almost a nuisance. There are a number of sophisticated software that allow a radio producer to manage the whole array of challenges he/she face.  

Best Radio Broadcasting Software You Should Know

Automated video operators

Veo has created automatic cameras to record, track, edit, and stream and analyse football matches without the need for a cameraman.

Veo Website 

Automated Camera Operators

New AI camera kicks football replays into touch

1 beyond provides professional solutions that manages a multi-camera system, based on automated camera control which is ideal for video conferences, lectures etc.

1 Beyond Automate RCS™

 

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