A First Look at NewTek NDI® PTZ Camera

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Faraz Ahmed of AmiTrace Computer Systems provides a brief tour of the NewTek NDI® PTZ Camera features and connections, and puts it to work just a couple of minutes out of the box. Since the video, audio, control, tally and power all are available over Ethernet, just one cable puts the camera into full operation … Read more…

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…

An Introduction to the NewTek TriCaster® TC1

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Amitrace production expert and systems integrator Faraz Ahmed provides a tour of the production capabilities of the NewTek TriCaster® TC1 in this recent webinar. The approach is suitable for an introductory lesson on the new TriCaster, with a look at the 4K|60p capabilities, the massive input capability, built-in Skype TX, the control surface, and more. … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: How to Use the Hardware Inputs in TriCaster Advanced Edition

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  One of the first tasks to do when setting up a TriCaster is to plug in cameras and set up the switcher to use those physical inputs as video sources for your production. For this tutorial, our demonstrator will go through the process of configuring the physical inputs, and then assigning them to the … 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…