2-Minute Tutorial: Creating an Animated Buffer in Animation Store Creator

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NewTek multi-camera live production systems include Animation Store Creator (ACS), a software application that allows you to create custom animations and effects for your NewTek production system from images from your favorite 2D and 3D graphics applications. In this tutorial, our demonstrator shows how to create a Frame Buffer animation, and demonstrates the types of … Read more…

New Guide for NewTek Customer Support Resources

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NewTek has an extensive set of resources available to support our community of product users, and to help you make the most effective use of those resources, our Support Team has produced a new comprehensive guide to those resources.  The page is a one-stop shop, no matter the topic you need assistance on, no matter … 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…

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 Control Your TriCaster Using a Smart Phone

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Shawn Hendrix from KeyCode Media performs double duty as technical director AND on-screen talent using an iPhone 5 to control an unattended TriCaster in the production suite. Control your TriCaster from anywhere using pre-programmed command sequences assigned to buttons on your smart phone.  Select inputs, run pre-recorded video from the DDRs, bring up graphics, connect to … Read more…

How to Record Live Skype Video Calls With TalkShow

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During a live production, being able to record guest video interviews for archiving or post-production is important. This quick video tutorial explains how you can easily record full bandwidth Skype video calls to an external USB 3.0 hard drive or to a drive on your network using NewTek’s TalkShow. Recorded files will work with every … 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…

Quick Tip From Geek Beat TV: Lavalier Microphone Basics for All Occasions

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Dave Curlee, head of production at Geek Beat TV Studios, shows the correct ways to use a lavalier microphone during a live production, whether you are outdoors or in a studio.  Tips include how to shield the mic from the wind if outdoors, accounting for whether the talent will be talking facing straight ahead or … Read more…