Live PD – Is it Real or Fake? VidOvation AVIWEST Make it Happen

Live PD – Behind the Scenes with VidOvation & AVIWEST

There has been some recent chatter that the Live PD show on A&E may not be real.  The reason is that the video quality is just too good to be live.  VidOvation and AVIWEST were selected by the production company Big Fish Productions and A&E because it was the only wireless technology that worked.  All the other providers were tried and tested.  Big Fish need four bonded cellular links to stream four cameras in perfect synchronization with each other. There are two cameras inside the police vehicle and two cameramen in the back seat.  All four cameras need to arrive at A&E master control in perfect lip-sync and video synchronization with each other.  The competition would have one camera arrive 500 milli-seconds to late and another camera 500 milliseconds too early.  In short AVIWEST and VidOvation provided the only solution that worked.  In a live four camera production, perfect synchronization is a necessity. There is no time to sync the four cameras when broadcasting live. See the video below showing a typical police vehicle setup. Don’t take our word for it, just watch Live PD Friday and Saturday nights at 9 PM on A&E.  Learn more about Live Video Transmission via Bonded Cellular.

Four AVIWEST Quad Antennas mounted on Trunk of Police Vehicle

Four AVIWEST Quad Antennas mounted on Trunk of Police Vehicle

 

 

VidOvation provides Bonded Cellular for First Live Reality Cop Show

VidOvation provides Bonded Cellular for First Live Reality Cop Show

 

 

About Jim Jachetta

Jim Jachetta, EVP & CTO of VidOvation Corporation, has over 25 years of experience in designing, integrating and delivering video audio and data communications systems over wireless, IP networks and fiber optics. Jim drives VidOvation to create solutions using world class technology to make the “impossible” and “never been done before” a cost effective, everyday solution aligned with your business goals – modern technology, creatively implemented to meet your business needs, easy to support, and delivered at a price point that leads the industry.

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49 Responses to Live PD – Is it Real or Fake? VidOvation AVIWEST Make it Happen

  1. Bryan says:

    Biggest loser on television

    • Jim Jachetta says:

      Live PD is #1 on Cable TV this past weekend. It is definitely the Biggest Winner!!!

      • Tim says:

        Right on, Jim. Live PD is a great show and your technological contribution to making it all fly are worthy of mention. Congratulations for the level of success you are enjoying in this first-of-its-kind achievement

      • Patrick fromGuv N.P.C. Legend says:

        iTS THE #1 SHOW SHOWING THE REALITY & DEPRAVITY ACROSS THE NATION OF THE U.S. OF A! SEE HOW UNINTELLIGENT & LOW THE PEOPLE AMAARICA HAVE BECOME(OR MAYBE HAS ALWAYS BEEN BUT NOW WE HAVE WEEKLY PROOF!). YOU WANT TO SEE HOW A NATION OF FOOLS ELECTED D.CHUMP AS THERE PRESIDENT? JUST WATCH AN EPISODE OF THESE JEMS, AND YOU’LL EASILY UNDERSTAND WHY! THE “POLICE” ARE JUST AS CULPABLE AS THE MORONS THEY ARREST AND INTERACT WITH AS WELL. ITS UNBELIEVABLE WHAT THEY GET AWAY WITH AND ITS NO WONDER THEIRS SUCH A DIVIDE!!

        • Yera Dumbass says:

          It’s pretty much a guarantee that most of these criminals, if voted, voted Democrat. You are an absolute fool to think otherwise.

  2. Keith Purdy says:

    I love the show, I watch it every Friday and Saturday, but they need to go to more cities and states, I would like to see them come to my hometown of Memphis Tn, if you want to see some real action, the whole show would be about us.

  3. Steve says:

    The show is fake. Maybe they can blend it with Ancient Aliens and put it on History. What’s really neat is how it’s live, but it’s nighttime and the sun is still out. This is not a time zone issue; it’s fake.

    • Jim Jachetta says:

      The A&E show Live PD is 100% Live. There is a simple explanation why there is daylight in some Live PD cities. The show airs live every Friday and some Saturdays at 9 PM Eastern. Some of the cities covered in the show are in Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones. When the show starts live at 9 PM Eastern time, it will be as early as 6 PM Pacific time in a western city. The Sun is still up at 6 PM. They should have the Host, Dan Abram, explain the time zones during the show. Thank you for watching. T

    • Tim says:

      C’mon…
      This really is good TV. It actually gives people an insight into what types of people officers deal with and how crazy they can act. The commentators in the studio help explain to the viewers what might be going on that is not obvious or understood by people outside law enforcement. I think it is a great venue where people can see real world situations that face law enforcement and gain at least some appreciation for the difficult time law officers have when dealing with certain people. The skill and professionalism showcased in these select officers featured on the program is outstanding.

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  5. A says:

    the show is a sad attempt at relieving the pressure off of the police. although i am pro-police, this is low and not even believable. they talk about how the police are so nice and let people off. the bias is so obvious its kind of funny. at least try harder to show realism. and get those bozo’s off of the show(the guys pretending to do something with all their sheets of paper)

  6. Arlene says:

    My question is if the show is “live” then how do they bleep out the cuss words an blur some of the people’s faces that to me is obvious that it’s really not “live”

    • Trinity says:

      It’s called “Delay” there is a 5-10 delay in the broadcast. It’s the same thing they do on the awards shows to make sure there is no profanity aired. Please educate yourself before making silly, uneducated comments and making yourself look stupid

      • Jaime says:

        7-10 second delay just like almost all live broadcast people same thing the radio uses they call it the swear button.really folks are a few second delay and time zones that hard to understand its 930 and still light in Spokane WA.yep cause its only 630 pm.there. same people say Kennedy shot first!

    • Tim says:

      I am not with the show but have read that there is a 2 minute delay in the feed in order for the production team to scrub inappropriate language or cut away from a situation that would not be appropriate for family TV. It has been reported that there was an instance that someone was shot and killed and the show was being watched by family members that recognized the victim’s clothing and the location of the incident. Good show because of the wide variety of situations that pop up and it’s an “anything can happen” scenario. So far, it is very good TV.

    • Jim Jachetta says:

      Hello Arlene: Thank you for watching Live PD. The show is delayed a few minutes. All Live TV Shows have a minimum of a 6-second profanity delay. An audio engineer sits and listens for profanity. When there is profanity they press a big red button to BLEEP the profanity. The production personnel at Big Fish Entertainment and A&E are so good at their jobs, they can blur some faces for Police Officer and Bystander safety in just a few minutes of delay.

  7. Arizona says:

    We live in Arizona and have noticed while dark outside when Arizona DPS has someone pulled over it is light out. Is there a time lapse? We really enjoy the show. Thanks.

    • Jim Jachetta says:

      Thank you for watching. There is a simple explanation why there is daylight in some Live PD cities. The show airs live every Friday and some Saturdays at 9 PM Eastern. Some of the cities covered in the show are in Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones. When the show starts live at 9 PM Eastern time, it will be as early as 6 PM Pacific time in a western city. The Sun is still up at 6 PM. The local broadcaster in your area could air the shoe live at 6 PM local time. Instead, they delay the local broadcast 3 hours so the show airs locally primetime at 9 PM instead of 6 PM.

      They should have the Host, Dan Abram, explain the time zones during the show.

      • Joe M says:

        Jim, read the original posting. The post shows the poster is from the state that the show is aired from…AZ, the poster is saying if they live in the state that the show is airing from … live… and it is daylight out side then how can it be dark in the broadcast?, or the other way around. Either way the person posting is saying the show is NOT LIVE.
        On another note, it is an interesting program. I’ve only seen it once, rebroadcst for Feb., I think the show has potential.
        Stay safe out there.

        • Jim Jachetta says:

          The whole time zone and delayed TV re-transmission explanation can be confusing. The AVIWEST and VidOvation Bonded Cellular tools show the operators the location of each camera. I have personally tracked the time and location of every camera. I have been invited to the Master Control Room at A&E many times. I can assure you, the SHOW IS REAL!! Questioning the reality of such an amazing show as Live PD is understandable.

          Be sure to watch the new show on Life Time “Date Night Live”.

          Thanks for watching. Jim

          • JAN BROWN says:

            These are the people that believe the moon landing was fake and shot on a back lot in California… people believe what they want to believe….. EXCELLENT TECHNOLOGY by the way!!!

  8. Robert says:

    Maybe some people don’t understand this is the 21 century we have the best technology and cameras out today so I think live pd is real and I never miss a show I even record all the shows I just love the law and if you just stay and understand the laws and don’t do a crime you’re never get in trouble or go to jail or even deal with the problems in life respect to the police officers respect the fireman’s even respect the campus p d any type of law enforcement and you’ll never have any trouble if they stop you to ask you questions talk to him normal you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about but live PD is the best thanks for having the show

  9. Robert says:

    Maybe some people don’t understand this is the 21 century we have the best technology and cameras out today so I think live pd is real and I never miss a show I even record all the shows I just love the law and if you just stay and understand the laws and don’t do a crime you’re never get in trouble or go to jail or even deal with the problems in life respect to the police officers respect the fireman’s even respect the campus p d any type of law enforcement and you’ll never have any trouble if they stop you to ask you questions talk to him normal you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about but live PD is the best thanks for having the show

  10. Sheryl S Dixon says:

    It’s dark at 9 pm in South Carolina. I live in Richland County! Fake? Yes!

    • Jim Jachetta says:

      Hello Sheryl: Thanks for a watching. I am not sure what city and time you are referring to. There may have been a time zone difference. Thanks Jim

    • Sarah Conroy says:

      Everytime they begin with SC it’s almost dark and usually 5 to 10 min in all the way dark. They do play previously recorded clips as well since they are with the officers all week and only “live” on Friday and sat nites for viewers. It’s a real show mayne if you went out speeding Friday or Saturday nite my fave deputy duo Mastrianni and Lawrence would be happy to prove it to ya!

      • Jim Jachetta says:

        Hello: Thanks for watching. The show airs Live in New York at 9 PM and Azizona at 6 PM. The AZ local broadcast is aired 3 hours later at 9 PM AZ time. So the police in AZ are recorded at 6 PM AZ time and aired in AZ at 9 PM.

  11. Julie says:

    I’ve heard that children under eighteen must have their faces blurred out, so when there’s a crowd of people, how do you know who is and who’s not of age? When the adults and others have their faces blurred, is it because they must sign a release to have their face blurred? How would you have time to get them to sign the waver? How did you manage to get the typeface “optima” in this comment box instead of the default times roman like all other standard posts?

    How will I know when you’ve answered my questions? Is there a setting somewhere to alert me when there’s a response by email or do I have to go they the hassle of checking back everyday?

    • Jim Jachetta says:

      Hello Julie: There is a few minute delay in the show. The Live PD production crew tries to get releases onsite. TYhe production team is so efficient they can blur faces quickly on the fly. Thanks Jim

      • Paul says:

        Jim you did not answer the questions above…..simply saying time lapse is not answering it

        • Jim Jachetta says:

          The show does its best to protect the innocent. During the few minutes of delay, they try to blur peoples faces that are not under arrest or detainment. The tool and personnel at A&E and Big Fish are so good and able to work that fast. Thanks for watching. Jim

          • Joe says:

            Jim, it seems as of late that the LivePD camera operators have done a very good job of not catching faces innocent by pointing camera down or focusing on an object.It still captures the seriousness of the situation without showing someone’s identity. Very good work!

  12. Sarah Conroy says:

    I heard that livepd doesn’t need the permission to film because filming on a traffic stop or on a public street is legal if they are filming the police and that’s why when ppl start to throw a fit the officer says “they’re here for me” I think Abrams said it on the show actually.
    Also I am intelligent enough when I watch it to see if it is previously recorded, which they do say or flash on screen, also I know that they follow the officers all week which is how they have so much extra previously recorded footage, they mention this often on the show.

    I love the show very very much and after Saturday July 8th watching Officer Chris Mastrianni’s chase where he saved that little girls life from that horrible excuse for a father I am a full time every weekend watched. Thank you guys for making this show and I hope it’s on for many many more seasons. People need to see what the police have to go thru on a daily, this humanizes them, and in this day and age we need this so badly.
    Kudos to the producers, camera people, media personel, staff, and of course the officers. Thank you all for all that you do!!!
    💙💙💙💙 #backtheblue #livepd

  13. Ray says:

    Jim, you mentioned that many city’s have made request to be apart of Live P.D. How is it that a small area town like, Jeffersonville, Indiana would make the program, while the Los Angeles Police department, or the NYPD are not included. I would even think Jeffersonville, Indiana’s neighboring city, Louisville, Metro Police right across the Ohio river would offer more footage than the latter. Any thoughts?

    I believe there should be a dedicated Police channel that airs 24/7 100 percent live and unedited. This would definitely give Citizens an insight what police deal with and in some cases, what citizens deal with regarding some police officers.

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  15. Steven says:

    I have been binge watching Live PD and its a good show. One thing I noticed is that I’ve heard several people ask, Are we on Live PD? but I’ve never heard anyone ask if they were on COPS, which would be my first thought. Just something I noticed

  16. Robert says:

    My question is if this is real, how come almost everyone who gets pulled over is almost everyone guilty of something? I mean so many people have weed or warrants or just something. Almost everyone gets searched. How come you rarely see any simple traffic stops like just a ticket and go? No elder people or just good citizens get pulled over in this show. Why?

    • Jim Jachetta says:

      Thanks for the comment. The producers of Live PD have 3 hours of content from 6 cities simultaneously. Drug busts, car chases, and arrests make for better TV. The boring stuff never makes it to air.

  17. Chad says:

    Watching the broadcast on 11-24-2017, LivePD aired a quick segment from El Paso, TX.

    Dan Abrams mentioned the clip they were showing was from ‘earlier’, and it was also on the screen as such….but the incident in question, which was the double murder and subsequent (alleged) suicide, with a crash of a red truck into a concrete wall.

    This actually occurred on Nov. 9, 2017, not on the 24th, as it was alluded to. There was no mention of the actual date of the incident, nor was it on the screen….just “Earlier”…

    This isn’t “Live”..this is “Recorded Live, from an earlier DATE”….

    I understand why it wasn’t shown live, but should not have been made to look as it just happened.

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