The Blackmagic Video Assist serves two primary functions. As a monitor, it can supplement the preview capabilities provided by the LCD panels on most camcorders and DSLR cameras. As a recorder, it allows producers to record with higher-quality formats than H.264-based output from most of these cameras. In this review we'll explore both of these uses after running through the basics of the unit.
Posted 16 Nov 2015
The Monarch HDX is well featured, easy to use, and reasonably priced, and produced very good quality output. Those seeking a dual-channel hardware encoder should definitely include the product on their short list.
Posted 20 Oct 2015
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.
Posted 13 Oct 2015
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.
Posted 07 Oct 2015
If you're looking for a portable and affordable way to add live streaming capabilities to one or more computers, the Wirecast AV.io bundle is a great option.
Posted 28 Sep 2015
Jan Ozer demonstrates how even the most non-technical user can pull off a live-switched stream with the Epiphan Pearl streaming appliance.
Posted 15 Sep 2015
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.
Posted 01 Sep 2015
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.
Posted 19 Aug 2015
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.
Posted 03 Aug 2015
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.
Posted 27 Jul 2015