How to Shoot and Stream Live Interviews with TriCaster Mini and Skype

Lon Seidman’s Lon Reviews Tech Youtube Channel has over 80,000 subscribers and growing. Among his popular features are the “behind-the-scenes” videos that demonstrate how he produces quality shows as a one-person crew working both sides of the camera. In this video, he shows how he conducts live interviews, operating a TriCaster Mini for switching, graphics and streaming as he is also on-camera conducting the interview. He makes use of the TriCaster automation capabilities, including the ability to save profile templates for particular types of shows that include presets for the M/E buses, media players, graphics players and other resources.

A couple of links you may find useful:

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2474026?hl=en&ref_topic=2853712&rd=1

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2853700?hl=en

Here is the NewTek TriCaster to YouTube Live white paper Lon mentions in the video: TriCaster to YouTube Live workflow

For another example of how one person can be both the on-camera talent and the technical director operating the show: The Work-at-Home Weatherman Recipe from Geoff Fox

Learn more about TriCaster Mini Series

Workflow alternative: NewTek TalkShow, based on professional broadcast call management system Skype TX, adds a number of improvements to the calling workflow:

  • Prevent call interruptions by ads or incoming calls
  • Video and audio processing for enhanced quality
  • Multi-channel audio capability
  • Easy Mix-minus audio
  • Sends video and audio to the TriCaster over the network via NDI, saving your video inputs for cameras.

Learn more about NewTek TalkShow