Changing Title Defaults in TriCaster

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A common task in pre-production is to test a number of styles for the onscreen text and graphics. A convenience for such testing is the ability to have desired text and a logo graphic in place as you switch between style templates, and this can be accomplished with the Datalink key defaults available in TriCaster … Read more…

NewTek TriCaster Pro Series Macro Tutorial

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TriCaster’s macros take a complex sequence of events and effects and make them into an easy one-button operation at production time, something that gives a technical director a lot of extra leverage for making live productions into lively, compelling television. These command sequences can be assigned to various devices, including buttons on the control surface, … Read more…

Student Made TriCaster Tutorial – Silent Film

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Students at Boardman High School in Ohio made a light-hearted mini-tutorial in silent-film style with a few basic points about the TriCaster, plus white-balancing a camera, for local Education Access channel, BSTN. The project was written, produced, directed and shot by Nicholas Cessna and Dana Lundy, and featured Jett Ventresco as the student who needs … Read more…

How to Shoot and Stream Live Interviews with TriCaster Mini and Skype

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Lon Seidman’s Lon Reviews Tech Youtube Channel has over 80,000 subscribers and growing. Among his popular features are the “behind-the-scenes” videos that demonstrate how he produces quality shows as a one-person crew working both sides of the camera. In this video, he shows how he conducts live interviews, operating a TriCaster Mini for switching, graphics … Read more…

Why Do You Need Color Correction?

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    Watch this episode of Editor’s Lounge with Terence Cullen of post house AlphaDogs and you’ll see why color correction is important. While Terence talks about color correction in post, the concepts are even more important for live production, where you have to get your color correct before you start your show. All the … Read more…

How To Be Great on Video

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At NewTek, we focus our energy on making tools that enable anyone to make professional-quality video. But there’s one key production element we can’t control or make better through better engineering. The human element. Anett Grant, president of Executive Speaking, Inc., has coached a variety of executives and public figures for more than three decades. For … Read more…

Wistia: Choosing a Backdrop for Your Video

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More wholesome production guidance from Wistia. Chris Lavigne hosts a video showing several types of background options to suit your production needs.  He also provides practical advice on how to ensure that your background always helps tell your story and never becomes a problem at edit time.  The accompanying article covers selecting, preparing, lighting and shooting the … Read more…