A First Look at NewTek Connect Spark™ HDMI

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Faraz Ahmed of AmiTrace Computer Systems provides a brief tour of the NewTek Connect Spark™ HDMI to NDI® converter model features and connections, and puts it right to work, straight out of the box. He plugs in the power connector, an HDMI cable from the camera, and an Ethernet cable, and turning immediately to the … Read more…

How to Use NewTek Connect Spark with 3rd-party NDI® Switchers & Shy-Progressive Cameras

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By Allan Tépper Many 1080HD progressive cameras are “shy”, meaning that although they image —and often record— progressive signals internally, they aren’t designed to deliver native progressive via their live HDMI or SDI output. Instead, they sadly deliver a disguised signal called PsF or Telecine, which appear to be interlaced. For several years, NewTek TriCaster® … Read more…

Using TriCaster and ProPresenter to Overlay Lyrics on Video

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Grant Whitehead of Wallfly Streaming shows how ProPresenter on a Mac can be used in conjunction with TriCaster to overlay text on video output, in this case to supply lyrics on an auditorium display for live presentation during services at a house of worship. ProPresenter sends its “Stage Display” direct to the Mac’s Mini Display … Read more…

PTZOptics: Live Drone Footage with TriCaster

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Adding a live aerial shot from an outdoor performance or sporting event can really kick up the cool factor on your live stream for your viewers. Paul and Andy from PTZOptics describe how to capture live footage with a drone and bring it into TriCaster.  They note this was a “fun example of putting together … Read more…

Quick Tip from GeekBeat TV: Converting HDMI and SDI Signals

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So: your studio has a big switcher loaded with SDI inputs, and for field projects you use a small portable HDMI switcher.  Every camera, computer, and mobile device you’ve got has to be able to feed either one. Never fear. Dave Curlee, video producer at GeekBeat TV, serves up the answers to your SDI/HDMI conversion … Read more…