Articles for Anthony Burokas
Tech Check Checklist for Remote Production
Stream4us' Anthony Burokas discusses the importance of putting remote guests for pro productions through a detailed tech check before show day, to make sure they look and sound their best and can identify and address any issues well in advance of going live.
Going Pro with Remote Production
You're here. The guests are there. The audience is everywhere else. Here is an article that's chock-full of tips, tricks, and links for making it all come together in your latest remote production.
How to Maximize Reach with Multistreaming Solutions
If you want to maximize your reach without overtaxing your gear, then utilizing some cloud technologies to send your one upload to multiple destinations can multiply the reach of your content.
Camera Upgrades for Remote Streaming Production
As Zoom and other videoconferencing applications dominate our professional interactions, and remote productions and presentations remain a necessary alternative in-person conferences and other events, webcam video is often the weakest link in our remote connections. Anthony Burokas recommends alternative camera sources--smartphones, DSLRs, and better webcams--and explains how to make them work.
Elevating Remote Production in the Cloud
What's the best way to handle a multiday conference with one remote panel event after another, with about 5 minutes between them, maybe less? What if you add video playback, remote slide presentations, and the inevitable last-minute changes?
Virtual Audio Cables for Multi-Source Remote Streaming Production
Stream4us' Anthony Burokas explains how to use "virtual audio cables" from vb-audio.com to connect multiple audio sources when using a laptop for live streaming production with multiple remote guests.
First Look: BirdDog Flex 4K NDI Converters
An exclusive first-look review of the new BirdDog Flex NDI Converter, a tiny device that delivers tally, audio, video, PTZ control, audio intercom, and power via a single Ethernet cable.
Tutorial: Remote Live Production in the Age of COVID-19
With social distancing making in-person live production difficult-to-impossible, Anthony Burokas demonstrates how to produce a professional live show using multiple remote video feeds using vMix Call.
How to Manage Client Expectations
A large portion of my time is spent educating clients on what I do, what I can do, and what I can't do. In particular, what I can't do is key to managing client expectations. By making sure we're both working toward the same goals, we have a better chance of avoiding potential conflicts down the road.
All In On NDI
Many people have gone all in on NDI. But how they use it can be very different from how you might want to use it.
Best Practices for Live Audio Mixing
When it comes to live audio for streaming, there are a few additional wrinkles to consider that don't come into play with audio recording when you aren't streaming live.
Review: Cinamaker 2.0 iOS Live-Switched Streaming Solution
Cinamaker 2.0 is really coming together to a solid iOS-based production solution. Standout features include loading and saving projects, the built-in editor, and dedicated chroma key on each channel.
Review: Teradek VidiU Go
I found the VidiU Go to be up to the Teradek standard of professional production gear, now for the mobile, bonded streaming audience.
iOS Multicam Streaming Recording Video Quality Showdown
With the addition of Cinamaker to the field of contestants I discussed in my July 2018 iOS Head to Head article-Switcher Studio and Teradek Live:Air Action—I set out to determine which app would deliver the best video quality for live streaming and live recording.
Review: Teradek Link Pro Backpack and Core
Teradek's Link Pro Backpack offers enhanced MIMO cellular connectivity, plus the reliability of bonded cellular, connected to Teradek's powerful Link WiFi Access Point, and all rolled together in a backpack powered by your choice of V-Lock or 3-stud battery.
Review: Teradek Link Pro Backpack and Core
Teradek's Link Pro Backpack offers enhanced MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) cellular connectivity, plus the reliability of bonded cellular, connected to Teradek's powerful Link WiFi Access Point, and all rolled together in a backpack powered by your choice of V-Lock or 3-stud battery.
Head-to-Head: Switcher Studio vs. Teradek Live:Air Action
Today, producers can direct a professional multicamera live video event using just a few smartphones. Two apps stand out for multicamera live switching, so we put them to the test.
How to Become an iOS-Based Broadcaster
Looking to do professional work for clients on location without having to disassemble a TriCaster studio, one producer found apps for iPad and iPhone that let him connect everything wirelessly and stream it to the web via a cell phone.
NAB 2018: Harmonic Talks SaaS-Based UHD/HDR Live Sports Streaming
Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Harmonic Director, Market Development Jean Macher in the Harmonic booth at NAB 2018.
NAB 2018: VDMS Talks End-to-End Live Event Managed Services
Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Verizon Digital Media Services CMO Mary Kay Evans in the Verizon booth an NAB 2018.
NAB 2018: Akamai Talks OTT, Hacking, and DDoS Protection
Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Akamai Director, Industry Marketing Shane Keats in the Akamai booth at NAB 2018.
NAB 2018: Lightcast Talks Cloud Media Management and Delivery
Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Lightcast's Andreas Kisslinger in the Lightcast's booth at NAB 2018.
NAB 2018: Magewell Talks UltraStream Standalone Encoders
Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Magewell's Mike Nann in the Magewell booth at NAB 2018.
NAB 2018: Zype Talks Social Media Multicasting
Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Zype's Ed Laczynski at NAB 2018.
NAB 2018: Tulix Talks Quality Live Streaming at Optimal Cost
Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Tulix's George Bokuchava at NAB 2018.
Tutorial: Previewing and Reviewing Client Videos
This tutorial will look at online previewing and reviewing client videos with Frame.io through the lens of a 29-video series produced with a remotely located editor and a client reviewing the videos in development.
Case Study: Mobile, iOS-based, Live-Switched Streaming
Live production and streaming with mobile devices—from capture to delivery—isn't just for hobbyists anymore. But if you're looking to use your iOS device for professional production you'll need to gear up right, and this article will show you how.
Review: Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Professional Camcorder
With its 1" sensor, 20x optical zoom, and extensive array of image controls, Panasonic's AG-UX180 strikes a balance well-suited to the prosumer camera market.
A Buyer's Guide to Cameras and Camcorders for Online Video
New technologies are bringing more options for online video creation. Here are the questions to consider when shopping for a camera.
A Buyer's Guide to Lighting Kits
Learn about the five types of lighting commonly used in video productions, as well as the best uses for each.