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Biographical Information

Marc Franklin

Franklin Creative Media

Marc Franklin has been working in video production and post-production for the last 25 years as a DP/cameraman, editor, and sometimes as a producer and director. He's worked with many companies such as Adobe, Sony and Panasonic, on improving their products for the video production and post-production world.

Articles for Marc Franklin

NAB 2024: JVC Talks New PTZ Cams and 12-channel vMix Studio Switcher

JVC's Alicia Reed discusses key features of JVC's KY-PZ510 and KY-PZ540 PTZ cams--including extra-narrow zoom, super-wide angle, and smart auto-tracking--as well as JVC's new 12-channel vMix Studio Switcher with NDI, SRT, and SDI support in this interview with Streaming Media's Marc Franklin from the JVC booth at NAB 2024.

Buyers' Guide: Field Monitors, Monitor/Recorders, and Recorders

Strange as it seems, there are other essential production tools used in the field besides camcorders, microphones, and the switchers and encoders for live-switched streams. Historically, field monitors were luxuries that most crews didn't use except on higher-end shoots. One reason for field monitors' former scarcity was that portable CRT monitors that could be hooked up to cameras were expensive and too bulky for run-and-gun productions. Until about 20 years ago, even the idea of a color viewfinder or color flip-out viewscreen on professional gear was fan­tasy.

Buyers' Guide: Wireless Microphones

If issues arise with the video you capture, high-quality audio will go a long way to compensate for it. Viewers will often tolerate subpar video, but no one in the world will watch video with absent or poor audio. My advice to any streaming producer is to get the best audio setup you can afford for your video rig. It's always worth the investment.

Dolby.io's Ryan Jespersen Talks Real-Time Video Delivery in Browser

Dolby.io Director Product Strategy Ryan Jespersen discusses Dolby's WebRTC-based scalable real-time video delivery technology in this interview with Streaming Media's Marc Franklin on the show floor at Streaming Media West.

Telestream Talks Wirecast Gear, NDI Support, and PTZ Camera Control

Telestream's Shane Scrimager walks Streaming Media's Marc Franklin through key features of the Wirecast Gear including I/O, NDI support, PTZ camera control, and more in this interview from the show floor at Streaming Media West 2022.

Zixi's David Van Arkel Talks ContentXChange and Independent Data Platform

In this interview from the show floor at Streaming Media West 2022, David Van Arkel discusses what's new at Zixi.

Buyers' Guide: Production and ENG Cameras

Today, a great UHD 4K camera with a 1" CMOS sensor sells for less than $3,000. Solid, smaller-sensor models retail for $1,500. That boggles the mind if you consider how far camera and recording technology has come in a short time.

How to Adapt an Existing Multicamera Switching Setup for Streaming

The shift from live-switching to live-switched streaming since the pandemic started has required me to adjust my workflow to meet my clients' current demands in the most cost-efficient manner possible. In this tutorial, I'll discuss the adjustments I've made, explaining how to adapt the gear you have—with one additional minor purchase—rather than having to invest in a whole new streaming switcher.