Best Practice for Live-Streamed Events: Make a Microsite

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A best practice for live-streaming an event is to create a “microsite,” a single web page to host the event, that goes further than just being a “player page.” Yes, the embedded stream player from your streaming host site (uStream, YouTube Live, StreamUK or other host site) must be on this page, but the branding … Read more…

How to Create A Great-Looking Skype Video Feed

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By Steve Hullfish Experts often play an important role in a live company webcast, sales or training product. They provide great content, authority and expertise that the audience perceives as valuable. But a major issue with including experts is that they are often not available to be on-location for the meeting, or flying them in … Read more…

Lighting Your Green Screen Subjects to Blend with the Intended Background

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By Jeff Foster Are you planning your green screen shoot with an intended background in mind – like a virtual set or solid colored panel? Or are you going to create your background to match the shots you get? There is a lot of planning you need to consider before lighting your green screen production, … Read more…

Tips for a Great C-Level Presentation

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by George Avgerakis: Producers planning a C-level interview might consider giving your executive the following Guide. 1. Take Time for Excellence: Your time is precious. A good video presentation is a powerful force multiplier. Many executives, faced with competing priorities, are tempted to rush through their rehearsal and recording sessions. The effort of making an … Read more…

Shared Storage Opens Doors

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The once well-defined lines separating video production from post-production have blurred, creating a situation in which tools central to successful live production are being integrated with technology more often associated with the post realm. As a result, technical directors, editors, graphics specialists, replay operators and others are seeking solutions that more tightly integrate technologies to … Read more…

Slow Motion Replay Modes with NewTek 3Play

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With NewTek 3Play, you can replay events in slow motion during your live sports production. The normal mode allows you to set speeds from 0 to 100 percent and the special mode lets you set speeds from -200 to 200 percent. Find more information on NewTek 3Play here. In depth look at all NewTek 3Play features … Read more…

What is a “Buffer”? What is a “DDR”? What is the difference?

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Important among the elements in a production system are the facilities for storing pre-made content for use at production time.  This is especially the case for live production systems.  The ability to have media of many types available immediately upon need is critical to a smooth live production experience. One such element is a software … Read more…

Quick Tip from the John Lennon Tour Bus: Creating a Split Screen in TriCaster

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Setting up a split screen effect lets you show two camera angles at the same time in a live video production. Ryan L’Esperance shows how they do it on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus using their NewTek TriCaster. Find more information on TriCaster here.

Simple Green Screen Setups on a Budget

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by Jeff Foster Video Producers have been coming up with creative solutions for working on tight budgets for years. Especially now, with digital video cameras that allow you to adjust and set a custom white balance, you can use a less-expensive solution—shooting your scene outdoors, using hardware-store lighting, or even building your own portable lights … Read more…