Quick Tip: Formatting Flash Drives


Victor Borachuk, owner of Jupiter Returns, shares formatting and other tips to help you get the most out of flash drives when transporting large media files. Also from Victor Borachuk: Quick Tip: Encode Media Beforehand Learn more about: Multi-Camera Production and Streaming

Quick Tip: Encode Media Beforehand


Live production frequently requires prepping pre-recorded media clips to be played back during your show. They can come from a variety of different sources and formats.  Speaking from experience, Victor Borachuk, owner of Jupiter Returns production company, advises producers to properly transcode files themselves before playing back pre-recorded media during a live production. Fortunately, with … Read more…

Quick Tip: Benefits of Video Program on Campus

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Mark Fratto of Linacre Media brings fifteen years of experience in video production for the Athletic Departments at the University of Maryland and St. John’s University to bear on answering the question, “How does video production benefit the athletic programs and the university?” Another Tip from Mark Fratto:  Gaining Academic Support for Sports Video Programs … Read more…

Quick Tip: Gaining Academic Support for Sports Video Programs

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Mark Fratto of Linacre Media helped build dynamic sports video programs at St. John’s University and the University of Maryland. Both schools now live-streams hundreds of games, events and shows per year (some are broadcast on ESPN3) and each enjoys broad support within their respective universities. What opportunities do sports video programs offer other departments … Read more…

Quick Tip from Geek Beat TV: Increase Engagement on Live Streams With Chat


Luria Petrucci from GeeksLife.com shares a quick tip that chatting with your audience during a live stream helps keep them engaged and interested in your productions. One of the things that keeps Geek Beat TV successful!   Extra Tips on Chat for Live Streams: Who… First, determine who will be doing the chatting from your team. … Read more…

Multiple IN-Point Marking Workflow for 3Play


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™


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…

Shooting Multi-Camera Exteriors


By George Avgerakis When moving a production from the cool, safe, dry studio to the great outdoors – in other words – exterior production, a greater element of risk is introduced. Exterior shoots require extra planning, above and beyond that of the studio due to four major factors: Space, Public, Light and Weather. These factors … 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…