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…

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…

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…

4 VOICE RECORDING TIPS TO SOUND LIKE A PRO

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by Kevin P. McAuliffe Whether you are producing a commercial, infomercial, corporate video or even episodic television, you’re going to need to know how to record the human voice.  Whether they are scratch voice overs for the editors reference, or the final voice track that will go in your piece, there are some essential things … 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…

Incorporating Your Green Screen Talent into Virtual Sets

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by Jeff Foster Virtual sets are digitally created scenes into which you can composite green screen subjects. In most cases, they’re computer-generated 3D studios, such as you see on the evening news and special programming on CNN, Fox News, 60 Minutes and COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey or in the many various sports programs on network … 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…

Make Your Corporate Webcast Look Like Network TV with LiveText CG

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by Allan Tépper Beyond audio and video quality (which I frequently cover in other tech articles, product reviews, and white papers), one critical —yet often forgotten— detail when choosing video systems for live production is the character generator. Like a mic flag, your CG conveys both information and your brand. In fact, whenever I see … Read more…