Stand Up NY Labs Tickles Funny Bone with Video

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What’s so great about the Internet anyway? It’s the comedy! Let’s face it, if we couldn’t laugh, we’d all go insane. Having a bad day? Feeling down? Go search for some comedy on the Internet and cheer up. Better yet, go to Stand Up NY Labs and scroll through an amazing cornycopia (sic) of comedic options.  Your … Read more…

Oahe TV’s Trial by Fire at the Quasquicentennial

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We love the English language, fancy words with Latin roots, Shakespeare and all that, but confess we had no idea there was even such a word as “Quasquicentennial.” Now we know it means “125th anniversary.”  Read on, MacDuff! Patrick Callahan, owner of Lifewrx Media and general manager of Oahe TV, the local Public/Education/Government (PEG) cable … Read more…

Transmitting Remote Video Camera Signals from the Boondocks

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By Ned Soseman Sports are very friendly to produce on TV. The problem is that not every production can hire a 53’ sports production truck, and everyone producing live TV coverage wants the program to look like they did. Viper Communications in Osage Beach, Missouri produces live radio and television coverage for two major powerboat race … Read more…

WebStream Sports Keeps Up with the Big Boys

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The lines between what is affordable on a modest production budget vs. what the big networks can do are not only blurring more and more all the time, in some cases they have become the same. For example, major networks have been using Skype to bring remote guests into their production environment for some time. … Read more…

Building a Virtual Studio for an Interactive Game Show

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By Karen Moltenbrey Casey Green, Ben Betts, and Todd Stevens are idea men, devising concepts for compelling show formats, including live, interactive talk shows and game shows. As founders of WebCam Riot! Studios in Burbank, CA, they are also focused on solutions, conceiving technological setups and workflows that would make their unique concepts viable. In … Read more…

How Mustard TV Makes Great Local Television on a Budget

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When the UK government announced plans to facilitate the creation of 23 new city TV stations, they ignited a revolution in how television could become more relevant and engaging to local audiences. The question was: Who would rise to the challenge? Step forward Norwich’s Mustard TV, a small station with big ambitions. Armed with a … Read more…

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Gets Major AV Upgrade

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The track where the most advanced racing vehicles in the world are run was still using last-century standard-definition equipment in its AV facilities.  A modern makeover was no simple proposition, however, with a lot of history to respect and preserve, plus a complex web of sight-lines to protect for viewers in the stands.  One or … Read more…

Andrew Cross Talks TV’s Changing Future on Waskul.TV

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How does the face of television change when a viewer anywhere in the world can become a participant, live in HD quality?  And how does it change when doing that is so easy that it becomes expected?  Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO of NewTek, shares his perspective on the state of the art and … Read more…

Walking on the Moon from Coney Island

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The people of Brooklyn, NY, have a sparkling new resource for creating and promoting local performing arts and community media.  Independent media nonprofit BRIC has partnered with Brooklyn Public Library to create a professional-level video production studio available to the public at the Coney Island Library branch.  The new facility will be used to provide … Read more…

Don Ballance Talks Training with AV Interactive

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Don Ballance, NewTek’s headmaster of training, took AV Interactive’s Zoe Mutter on a free-wheeling tour through the massive mix of online and on-site training that NewTek offers for resellers and end users.  An extensive library of free training videos and materials, as well as affordable classes, cover every aspect of live production, streaming, switching, graphics … Read more…