Streaming Content Delivery Networks – What You Need To Know

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By George Avgerakis The most important part of producing a streaming video is what professionals call, “the last mile.” If conception, planning, production and editing are the first 200 miles of your road to success, the “last mile” is how you stream your program to your viewers – live. The more you know about the … Read more…

Scoble’s 3 Steps to Facebook Success

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Robert Scoble of Rackspace, Inc., applies his keen observations of how people use Facebook to provide 3 key tips about how to get your messages through to Facebook users more effectively. While the tip is how to promote live events for streaming and broadcast, the principles apply to any aspect of your video business that … Read more…

Using the Built-in TriCaster Scopes for Shooting Green Screen

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By Jeff Foster To get the best results from your green screen composite you need the best quality background materials and the best lighting setup that will give you even green screen lighting. While I’ve shared how to measure your green screen lighting using a smartphone or tablet device, it’s equally important that what your … Read more…

Enhance Your Skype Video and Audio with TalkShow

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KeyCode Media’s Michael Kammes very capably provides a thorough tour of NewTek’s TalkShow for enhanced Skype video and audio in live video production in this recent episode of Digital Production Buzz’s Tech Talk.  He also adds a variety of tips for integrating TalkShow into your workflow with TriCaster, with particular attention to ensuring the best … Read more…

Create Sets from iPhone Panoramas and Virtual Set Editor

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By Jeff Foster While you can edit existing virtual sets with the NewTek Virtual Set Editor (VSE) or create a new one from 3D rendered sets you can purchase and download online, did you know that you can also create your own panoramic “sets” from your iPhone5 or 6? Wouldn’t it be great to use … Read more…

How To Add Remote Guests Into A Live Broadcast Using Skype

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“There’s been an enormous explosion in the growth of participatory television.” That is an appropriate lead statement in From Box to Broadcast, a 4-part video tip series created by our friends at Skype in Media orienting producers to the benefits and basics of the Skype TX controller used in NewTek TalkShow. The simplicity of Skype video over the Internet created … Read more…

How To Input Network Video Sources on a TriCaster

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by Kane Peterson, NewTek Workflow Engineer TriCaster 410, 460, 860 & 8000 feature a Network Video option located in the NET inputs menu. This IP-based feature allows you to pull video files or live video sources from across the Internet into your live production. It’s relatively easy to set up a simple network video server on … Read more…

Create 3D Overlay Effects in TriCaster Advanced Edition

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NewTek trainer-in-chief Don Ballance demonstrates two of the exciting possibilities offered by Augmented Reality: Size and position a graphic overlay into a virtual set and lock it in place. Now it is part of the set itself and moves as the camera moves. Add a presenter into a set. Adjust the new parallax control and … Read more…