A video return refers to the process of sending a video feed from a production site back to the field. It allows journalists, directors, and camera operators to see and interact with producers and broadcast engineers in real-time. Video returns may include live studio feeds, teleprompter information, interviewee camera feeds, and produced content.
In live broadcast productions, a live video feed is often sent from the main studio or production area to a remote monitor connected to a transmitter or decoder. This enables field and production staff to ensure a high-quality broadcast by receiving visual feedback and making any adjustments needed before and during a live broadcast.