Wistia: The Down-and-Dirty Do-It-Yourself Lighting Kit

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The kindred spirits at video hosting site Wistia provide a lot of learning material for video production and video marketing strategies, giving their users a boost at any level from novice to those with years of experience.  In this video and accompanying article, Chris Lavigne of Wistia covers putting together an effective Do-It-Yourself lighting kit … Read more…

Multiple IN-Point Marking Workflow for 3Play

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Back in the days of editing and producing on video tape decks, one of the handy techniques available with some slow-motion video decks in combination with dedicated slow motion video deck controllers was the ability to set several marks during a play, and to be able to start a replay from any of the selected … Read more…

Export/Import Between Avid Media Composer® and NewTek 3Play™

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The Ins-and-Outs of I/O Between Different Generations of Avid Media Composer® and NewTek 3Play™ By Kane Peterson Sports video production workflows often use content from many different production systems, of many different generations. For example, sequences edited on various generations of Avid Media Composer® are something frequently exported to 3Play™ systems, either in preparation for … Read more…

Transport Your Show Anywhere in the World

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A Talk with Rex Olson about TriCaster LiveSet™ Virtual Set Technology   NewTek’s Vice President of Media Production Rex Olson oversees the development and production of NewTek’s video content for all media. Prior to joining NewTek full-time, he operated his own production companies where he produced television programs, commercials and hundreds of videos and DVD … Read more…

Wistia: Conversation with Sarah Green on Conducting Great Interviews

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One of our favorite learning resources for video production and video marketing strategy is video hosting site Wistia.  In addition to the hosting with analytics and video marketing tools, their blogs cover everything from video production tips to branding and marketing strategies.  The crew there recently spent time with one of the best interviewers in … Read more…

3Play: iPad Double Punch Tagging System

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By Kane Peterson, NewTek Workflow Engineer Tagging replay events with critical information – team name, player number and action type (for example, Eagles/18/touchdown pass) – allows for fast search and replay of exactly the highlights you want to find, when you want them.   Entering this information by typing it in for each clip to be … Read more…

iPad MIDI Control for TriCaster

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By Kane Peterson, NewTek Workflow Engineer Hello MIDI, Meet TriCaster TriCaster supports control from MIDI devices.  As one example of how to use this capability to distribute control among multiple operators, this article will explain how to setup the TriCaster with an iPad MIDI app customized for Social Media Publishing.  This will be done using … Read more…

MIDI Control for TriCaster or 3Play Using Windows

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By Kane Peterson, NewTek Workflow Engineer TriCaster and 3Play support the use of MIDI devices as additional controllers. Among other uses, MIDI devices can trigger scripts made up of sequences of one or more TriCaster and/or 3Play commands. These scripts are called “macros,” and this article will describe how to set up a Windows PC … Read more…

Monetizing Tip: Engage Multiple Audiences with your Live Event

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Monetizing Tip: Some events lend themselves well to engaging multiple audiences. You can target these audiences during the live presentation with differently branded streams, perhaps even in multiple languages. In this case, if you use microsites to present your live events, you would make as many microsites as you have target audiences, each with different … Read more…

Use 3Play to Time-Shift for Multi-Track Live Events

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Djundi Karjadi, owner of Interindo Multimedia PT, is the Technical Director for Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, an annual event featuring dozens of the world’s top jazz artists and a lot of local talent.   He recently reported on making use of the 3Play’s ability to simultaneously record all four inputs as received, while producing and … Read more…