Live TV vs. Pre-Recorded: How to Take Advantage of Both

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by Allan Tépper Producing a TV show strictly for a live TV or Internet audience has both advantages and disadvantages. The same applies to doing a pre-recorded show for one-time later broadcast or on-demand consumption. In this article, you’ll learn the pros, cons and guidelines for each, plus the recommendations for hybrid production, where you … Read more…

What You Need to Know For Live Streaming From Your Multicam Studio

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by Allan Tépper This article will cover details you need to know to plan for live streaming, whether from a standard TriCaster or one upgraded to include the TriCaster Advanced Edition. You’ll learn everything you need to know in terms of framerates, CDN (Content Distribution Networks), multi-tier fallback Internet connections, and how to reach more … Read more…

What’s the Best Camera for My Live TV Studio

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by Allan Tépper Picking the best cameras for a TriCaster-based live TV studio starts with a key question: Do you want/need a virtual set or a traditional, organic one? The answer to that question will set you on two very different paths since the camera priorities change drastically depending upon whether or not you want … Read more…

How To Design Your Audio Setup for TriCaster Mini, Part III

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by Allan Tépper In this final part of our three-part series about designing your audio set up for TriCaster Mini, we’ll look into taking live phone calls, sidetone (what it is and how to get rid of it), mix-minus, screening calls as well as information relating to these topics.  TriCaster Mini is a powerhouse production … Read more…

How To Design Your Audio Setup for TriCaster Mini, Part II

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by Allan Tépper Welcome to Part II of this three-part series on designing your audio setup for TriCaster Mini, the powerhouse production system in a box that you can connect to virtually any set of HDMI cameras for live webcasting and/or live-to-disk recording. In this three-part series, I cover: Part I: The acoustic environment, types … Read more…

How To Design Your Audio Setup for TriCaster Mini, Part I

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by Allan Tépper Perhaps you own—or are strongly considering getting—a TriCaster Mini. Either way, you know that TriCaster Mini is a powerhouse production system in a box, and that you can connect it to virtually any set of HDMI cameras for live webcasting and/or live-to-disk recording. However, it may not be so obvious how to … Read more…

Make Your Corporate Webcast Look Like Network TV with LiveText CG

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by Allan Tépper Beyond audio and video quality (which I frequently cover in other tech articles, product reviews, and white papers), one critical —yet often forgotten— detail when choosing video systems for live production is the character generator. Like a mic flag, your CG conveys both information and your brand. In fact, whenever I see … Read more…