If you haven't been watching the live titling space, you've missed the NDI revolution, and your productions may be falling behind in terms of graphics quality. In this article I'll explain what NDI is and how it works, and I'll explore how it enhances the titling capabilities of the NewTek TriCaster, Telestream Wirecast, and vMix GO. I'll also look at the base capabilities of each system and discuss when it's time to consider third-party offerings.
Posted 12 Jul 2016
If you're making the jump to 4K editing and find yourself needing a jolt of capacity and speed, don't expect external SSD drives to come close to the performance of internal drives on your Mac Pro (or most computers). Read on for some alternative solutions.
Posted 11 Jul 2016
The last 24 hours before any live-streamed event are probably more stressful than the event itself. We asked a range of experienced live event producers what they focused on during the last 24 hours, and to share some practices and techniques that allowed them to avoid, or workaround, problems that would otherwise derail an event.
Posted 15 Mar 2016
This tutorial demonstrates how to boost your streaming throughput by sharing signals from up to four iPhones with the Teradek VidiU Pro via ShareLink
Posted 05 Mar 2016
One of the most commonly reported issues Adobe Premiere Pro editors experience when working with footage captured using iPhones, screencam tools, Wirecast, and Skype is a loss of A/V sync on clips that played fine outside Premiere Pro. Here is a simple fix using a freeware tool called HandBrake that will re-sync your audio so you're ready to edit.
Posted 16 Feb 2016
In the concluding segment of a series of articles about my first virtual reality (VR) project, which I produced using equipment supplied by, and assistance from Mobeon I describe the lessons learned during the project.
Posted 20 Jan 2016
In Part 2 of this 3-part series on VR streaming, I detail the workflow for producing VR video in Vahana VR, which is the software in charge of stitching together the video from the 6-camera GoPro rig I used to shoot the video.
Posted 21 Dec 2015
In this series of articles, I will discuss the tools and workflows that I used in a recent testing project to see how VR compares to 2D video and audio as an educational tool.
Posted 16 Dec 2015
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