TriCaster Keying and Virtual Sets Tutorial

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Community Media Access Collaborative is the non-profit organization overseeing Public/Education/Government (PEG) access television in Fresno, CA. As with many PEG providers, they provide training resources for their users. Here we share their entry level tutorial for using the keying and virtual set features on TriCaster. The guidance on green screen lighting and placement of your … Read more…

TriCaster Mini: Creating, Choosing and Using Virtual Sets

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Jan Ozer of Streaming Media Producer provides a walk-through of how to work with virtual sets in the TriCaster Mini. He shows the simplest and most affordable green screen setup, and how to light for the best results. He tunes in the key, and demonstrates the virtual camera work unique to NewTek’s virtual set technology. … Read more…

Get Better Green Screen Results from Your TriCaster

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By Jeff Foster If you’re new to green screen keying or just dissatisfied with the results you’ve been getting – hold off on calling NewTek tech support until you’ve examined your production process. 90% of a successful chromakey is done before the image appears on your screen in your TriCaster Studio! Do you have the … Read more…

Using the Built-in TriCaster Scopes for Shooting Green Screen

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By Jeff Foster To get the best results from your green screen composite you need the best quality background materials and the best lighting setup that will give you even green screen lighting. While I’ve shared how to measure your green screen lighting using a smartphone or tablet device, it’s equally important that what your … Read more…

Create Sets from iPhone Panoramas and Virtual Set Editor

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By Jeff Foster While you can edit existing virtual sets with the NewTek Virtual Set Editor (VSE) or create a new one from 3D rendered sets you can purchase and download online, did you know that you can also create your own panoramic “sets” from your iPhone5 or 6? Wouldn’t it be great to use … 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…

How to Set Up a Television Studio in Five Minutes

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In this jazzy timelapse video, Philip Nelson of NewTek sets up a television studio kit in 5 minutes that you can take anywhere to produce high-definition, multi-camera video with full graphics, live streaming and virtual set capabilities.  The key to the kit is the TriCaster Mini, which packs all the power of the full-size TriCasters … Read more…

Best Green Screen Materials

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Green Screen and Blue Screen Materials You can use many materials for green screen and blue screen compositing, depending on your location, the scale of the project, the method of keying you’ll use, and, of course, your budget. Large-scale projects such as motion-picture production use huge sets with seamless painted walls, cycs, and floors—not to … Read more…

Using Your SmartPhone to Measure Green Screen Lighting

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By Jeff Foster Regardless what kind of green screen setup you’re using or how you’re lighting it, you need to ensure that your screen is evenly-lit from the camera’s perspective. That means the screen behind your subject is all the same color and brightness. This can be harder than you may think, especially using a … Read more…

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…