Drones: Resources for Rules and Best Practices

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The video capabilities of small unmanned aircraft, popularly called drones, have reached a point where they are of major interest for adding additional shot angles for nearly any type of video production. While the craft offer breathtaking views of outdoor events, they can also provide alternate (and mobile) angles for productions taking place inside reasonably … Read more…

What Are The Free NDI Applications and Where Do I Get Them?

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NewTek provides several NDI applications for all NDI users at no charge. Some are watermarked trial products, but for this article we will look strictly at those that are fully-functional free applications. These will assist any production workflow that uses products that are NDI-enabled. Such workflows include NewTek’s TriCaster and 3Play, of course, but today … Read more…

How to Make Your PC a Network Video Source

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In our modern digital lives, we have an endless number of ways we use our computers, including using them to produce video. We may want to send full-screen output as video to a switcher or recorder to make training or demonstration videos. We may want to send just the output of one program as a … Read more…

How To Monitor NDI Sources From Any Networked PC

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Many productions have more managers, crew, and talent who need to see what’s going on than they have monitors available for the purpose. Beyond equipment availability, there may be location restrictions and specific needs of a particular team member. NewTek’s NDI can help reduce or eliminate that bottleneck for many situations. In a fully NDI-enabled … Read more…

How To Use Any PC As A Test Signal Generator With NDI

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Calibrating audio and video signals throughout your suite of production equipment are critical for producing content that meets broadcast specifications. This once required dedicated signal generators and additional cabling to distribute the signals. Even when the function was built into production switchers, that meant dedicating an output and additional cabling to get the signal around to … Read more…

Using NDI-Enabled Ventuz 5 With NewTek TriCaster

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Ventuz Technology has leveraged the resources of the NewTek Developer Network NDI SDK to integrate NewTek NDI into their state-of-the-art real-time 3D graphics suite for broadcast production, Ventuz 5. In this video, the user learns how to engage the capabilities offered by the new IP workflows. The demonstrator shows how to activate and use NDI … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Media Player Editing Tools

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  Don takes a look at more of the editing capabilities now available in media players in TriCaster Advanced Edition.   A previous tutorial covered a number of controls to adjust clips on the tool bar at bottom of the media player, including setting in and out points (those controls are enclosed in the red … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Setting Up Hardware Inputs in TriCaster Advanced Edition

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In this edition, Don shows how to set up the inputs on your TriCaster Switcher UI using TriCaster Advanced Edition with NDI. Your TriCaster system is a combination of literal hardware and metaphorical hardware. The literal hardware includes the physical inputs on the system for attaching cameras and input devices, and the physical outputs to … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Live Video Editing Inside TriCaster Advanced Edition Media Players

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In this episode, NewTek’s Master Trainer Don Ballance brings you a 2-minute tutorial featuring TriCaster Advanced Edition’s capabilities for editing inside the media players.  For this video, we will be editing inside the DDR, specifically.   First of all, you can click on any particular clip in the DDR and then scrub through that clip … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Automatic Video Playback in TriCaster

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Here’s a 2-minute tutorial about the Autoplay functions in the media players inside TriCaster. TriCaster features a lot of different types of media players that feature a lot of controls. Let’s look at two of these controls very quickly. The first control is the Autoplay control and it is found on the left side, bottom … Read more…