Streaming Media Producer: Review: NewTek TriCaster Mini–Small Package, Big Potential

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Streaming Media Producer has posted an in-depth review of the NewTek TriCaster Mini™ by contributing editor Tim Siglin, replete with information, illustrations and commentary.  Siglin notes that his emphasis is on elements of design and workflow that make the TriCaster Mini worth considering rather than just discussing the size versus power, but does take a … Read more…

The Inside Story on Cutting Live for Beyonce Dance-a-Thon 24 Hours on MTV

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Mitch Jacobson of Category Five Studios shared a behind-the-scenes look at the people and equipment used to produce the Beyonce Dance-a-Thon 24 Hours, on MTV March 9th, in Category Five’s blog.  Noteworthy is that the production made use of two TriCaster 8000 units and their mirror mode, which ensures that high-end mission-critical live production goes … Read more…

SXSW 2015: PayPal SXSW Social Media Lounge – “Live” Sparks with Audiences

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The live-streamed programming from the PayPal SXSW Social Media Lounge provided some examples of how live shows connect and spark with audiences. “Live” after all offers spontaneity – real people in front of you right now with no script (or the ability to willfully ignore script and director if they choose!). That’s a draw for … Read more…

Northview Assembly of God Extends Outreach with Live Streaming

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Multimedia has grown as a communications tool in the past 20 years. Savvy communicators around the globe now incorporate audio, video and the power of network-quality live production to more effectively inform audiences. Many houses of worship have readily adopted this trend. What began with use of websites and podcasts has now expanded to visual … Read more…

Viewers Get Faster Access to News on TheStreet

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Traders, investors and just about anyone else who likes their financial news with equal measures of “booyah” and bravado are bound to know Jim Cramer and his popular nightly “Mad Money” show on CNBC. His legendary rants, frenetic caller lightning rounds, as well as his copious use of props and sound effects, coupled with a … Read more…

A Revolutionary WAAY to Produce Live News

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When the ABC affiliate, WAAY-TV decided to transition from standard-def. to hi-def. they faced a typical local station challenge—they needed to create the most visually dynamic and competitive HD newscasts on a very limited budget. After extensive research, they chose TriCaster. Using TriCaster in a new and innovative way, the engineering team at WAAY connected … Read more…

Valley Local High School Expands Sports Coverage with Live Streaming

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High school students have only known an Internet-connected, online world. While students’ personal lives are usually connected with friends and family online, schools are just beginning to realize the benefits of sharing major events with broader audiences through cost-effective live webcasting.  Web distribution of major events allows schools to tap into a larger audience and … Read more…

The Dream Rolls On: John Lennon Educational Tour Bus for Europe

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New Lennon Bus Brings State-of-the-Art Mobile Production Studio to Students in UK and Europe John Lennon’s legacy will live on eternally in his music. But on a more practical level, his spirit has been evoked in the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. This amazing non-profit project provides young people with free access to the latest … Read more…

How Shift 4 Live Streamed South Pole Trek

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Ordinary live programs are unpredictable enough, but live programs featuring satellite link-ups to the South Pole, news stories, and panel discussions are the kind of thing that usually only mainstream broadcasters would attempt. Fortunately, broadcast facilities specialist Shift 4 and content marketing agency Captive Minds weren’t interested in being limited by the usual, so Shift … Read more…

Miss Universe Organization taps live streaming to build excitement for pageants

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How can an annual TV institution build an even bigger worldwide audience and give its well-established fan base a way to enjoy the event year round? Those were the questions facing the Miss Universe Organization a couple of years ago as it looked to build its brand, attract new, younger viewers and create a sense … Read more…