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The Connected Camcorder: Pros and Cons of In-Camera Wireless Capabilities for Live Delivery

As we enter the "Internet of Things" era, when all sorts of "things" are directly reachable over the internet, it should come as no surprise professional camcorders are coming along for the ride. They are actually somewhat late to the game, with smartphones already providing the ability to send a video out over the internet from the same device that captured it for quite some time. But connected professional camcorders have a lot to offer users looking for a streamlined professional streaming solution that video-capable smartphones can't deliver.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Oct 2015

Choosing the Optimal Data Rate for Live Streaming

The object of the exercise was to show how output quality was affected by the data rate of the incoming video in a cloud transcoding scenario.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Oct 2015

Choosing a Capture Card for Multicamera Live Production

To choose the best capture card for mixing live events with PC-based software, you should pursue multi-part analysis. In this article, I'll get you up to speed on what features to look for, but you're going to have to carry the load on the critical subjective items.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Oct 2015

Tutorial: How to Turn Your PC or Mac into a Portable Live Streaming Station for Under $1000

If you're looking for a portable and affordable way to add live streaming capabilities to one or more computers, the Wirecast bundle is a great option.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Sep 2015

In the Field: Teradek Live:Air

Live:Air gives the user the ability to switch among up to four cameras while mixing in titles, graphics, and pre-recorded b-roll. While the theoretical capabilities of such a setup are very exciting, the technological limitations of current iPad models are keeping the system from reaching its full potential.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Sep 2015

Church and Slate: How Houses of Worship Can Become Media Companies

Houses of worship can benefit from adopting concepts, tools, and workflows from mainstream media companies to extend their reach and grow their ministries. We'll discuss several of those in this article, including developing a content strategy, content creation, asset management, live streaming, collecting and evaluating analytics, and more.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Sep 2015

Review: Sennheiser AVX Wireless System

The Sennheiser AVX wireless sound system records crisp, clear, noise-free sound, is simple to configure and operate, and runs for hours on a single battery charge.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Sep 2015

Review: AKiTio Thunder2 Duo Pro RAID Storage

I found the Thunder2 Duo Pro unit solid and fast. It looks like it will take a beating if you work in a tough environment. If you add in a few Solid State Drives (SSDs), it will be very rugged and lightning-fast. Set it up in a RAID 0 and you'll enjoy fast data throughput for your more demanding edits.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Aug 2015

Using Thunderbolt Capture Cards for Multi-cam Live Productions

Don't think of Thunderbolt as an external connector like USB; think of it as another PCI Express expansion slot that you can access without opening your computer. You can choose external Thunderbolt capture devices, or you can purchase an external Thunderbolt expansion chassis and install internal PCIe cards in the chassis.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Aug 2015

Tutorial: Enhancing Your Titles Using Adobe Typekit with Adobe Premiere Pro

If you're already a monthly paying Creative Cloud member on a complete or single-app plan, you have access to the Adobe Typekit, a full library of fonts that you can download and sync to use with your Adobe applications. In this tutorial, I'll demonstrate how to use it with Adobe Premiere Pro.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Aug 2015

Tutorial: Enhancing GoPro Footage With Photoshop's Camera Raw Plug-in

I'm a big fan of Camera Raw because of its simple time-saving features. In this tutorial, I'll demonstrate how to enhance some GoPro footage with color and lens-distortion issues.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Aug 2015

Tutorial: How to Add a Motion Texture to a Logo in Adobe After Effects

Often as video editors, we're tasked with adding motion and life to the logos of our clients we are working with. This tutorial is going to show you a cool approach to inspire some ideas for your next project.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Aug 2015

Tutorial: iOS-to-Workstation Editing Workflow with Adobe Premiere Clip and Premiere Pro

With Adobe Premiere Clip, you can shoot your video with your iPhone or iPad, perform edits on that iDevice using Premiere Clip, then transfer the video and the project to the Creative Cloud and bring it into Adobe Premiere Pro on your workstation for finalization. Here's how.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Aug 2015

Tutorial: Creating a Fog Effect in Adobe After Effects CC 2015

This tutorial will describe a fog effect you can create to add some drama to your footage or alter the weather of your shot.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Aug 2015

Review: Teradek VidiU Mini

Tested on a recent live concert shoot and stream at Galax, Virginia's historic Rex Theater, the Teradek VidiU Mini and Ustream provided quick-and-easy setup, and nearly problem-free performance.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jul 2015

Tutorial: Adjusting Your Video's Duration Using the Time Tuner in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015

With the new Time Tuner feature in Premiere Pro, Adobe now makes it easy to adjust the length of a video to fit a specific requirement by adding or removing frames at scene changes, audio passages, and during periods of low visual activity.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jul 2015

Tutorial: Minimizing Jump Cuts with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015’s Morph Cuts Transition

In some scenes, particularly those with the static background, Adobe Premiere Pro CC's new Morph Cut transition will seamlessly eliminate jump cuts from your edit, but you may have to experiment to get there. This tutorial demonstrates how. Every editor who works with interviews will find this a great new tool that will make their footage look better and possibly eliminate the need to re-shoot.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jul 2015

Tutorial: Using Adobe Stock with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Adobe Stock is a massive, high-resolution stock photo, illustration, and vector library that allows for easy integration with Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, and other Adobe programs. In this tutorial we'll explore how Adobe Stock can work with Adobe Premiere Pro in our video projects.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Jul 2015

Benchmarking the HP Z840 Workstation for Video, Part 3: Analysis

I perform three basic types of activities on my workstations: editing, encoding, and file analysis. With the Z840 in-house, I benchmarked performance in all three activities, comparing the results to my aging workhorse, the Z800. Part 2 presents the analysis results.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Jul 2015

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