AGF Multimedia Releases CharacterWorks 3 with NDI™

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AGF Multimedia has released CharacterWorks 3, a real-time on-air character generator and motion graphics system for broadcast with a wide range of new features including native input and output via NewTek NDI™ IP video transport technology. NDI capability boosts CharacterWorks already extensive integration with NewTek production systems including TriCaster® and NewTek IP Series as well … Read more…

Networks, Miracles, and Video Production

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In a new article, RedShark News examines three of the most important factors that IP workflow offers to video production.  The major emphasis is on how the workflow is able to carry multiple channels at high quality with one network cable as opposed to multiple video cables, one required for each video source. We’d add … Read more…

NewTek and Panasonic Simplify IP Setup With NewTek AutoLink™

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Panasonic and NewTek have announced NewTek AutoLink™, a new software application which detects and automatically connects to network-based PTZ cameras. The presence of IP cameras is automatically detected from NewTek TriCaster® and the IP Series Video Mix Engine. Cameras become immediately available for use in networked video production workflows without any additional configuration, saving valuable … Read more…

Japan’s AbemaTV Uses NDI™ to Unify Studios, Control Rooms, Editing Suites

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Major Japanese Internet broadcaster is using NewTek TriCaster® and TalkShow®—along with NDI networking—to create a fresh, distinctive streaming media experience By Claudia Kienzle TOKYO, JAPAN With the goal of making Internet TV an integral part of daily life—and one that viewers regularly watch in the course of their day—AbemaTV began delivering over 20 innovative, content-rich … Read more…

American Cancer Society Reaches 250,000 Viewers On Facebook Live

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By Brian Leopold The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913, and since then, the ACS has funded 47 Nobel Prize winning scientists. Since its inception, the ACS has always focused on making use of the latest technological tools, and that forward tech-focus extends beyond the research laboratory, to the way the ACS communicates their … Read more…

American Cancer Society Delivers Lifesaving Messages With Multi-Camera Video

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By Brian Leopold Let’s face it. Unless you’re an emergency room doctor or nurse (and if you are, then God bless you) very few of us leave work knowing we’ve saved lives. But that’s exactly how the men and women who work at the American Cancer Society feel every day. Nearly everything the employees of … Read more…

Indonesian Telecom Company Drones Up Innovative Live Video Event

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By Howard Carder Indonesian mobile phone network provider, Telkomsel, was searching for a creative and memorable way to demonstrate their nationwide 4G coverage. As a testament to the strength of their network, Telkomsel wanted to host some type of non-traditional, real-time event based on solid-bandwidth mobile technology that was also interesting, fun and memorable. No … Read more…

Vest-Pocket Live Sports Production Truck Packs Powerful Punch

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By Brian Leopold Once upon a time, television production trucks were like cruise ships on wheels. They pulled into a sporting event, swaggering with self-importance; fifty feet of gleaming metal pulled behind a pavement-buckling Peterbilt that belched diesel smoke and deafened every innocent bystander within a mile’s radius. Once parked, these production trailers began unloading thousands … Read more…

BuffVision Rolls Out Pac-12 Conference Live Sports on Twitter

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The University of Colorado Buffaloes (CU) sports production group, BuffVision, drew the lead when the Pac-12 Conference determined to begin live-streaming sports coverage via Twitter.  Pac-12 struck a deal with Twitter to stream nine games this year and kicked off the package with a women’s soccer match between CU and Oregon on October 6, 2016. “It … Read more…

Interview with Key Code Media’s Michael Kammes and NewTek’s Rex Olson at SMPTE 2016

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  Broadcast Beat’s Ryan Salazar sat down with Rex Olson, VP of marketing programs for NewTek, and Michael Kammes, director of technology at Key Code Media for an in-depth discussion of NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI™), a technology that is bringing bi-directional IP workflow to video production. NDI’s impact is not only present across NewTek’s … Read more…