Tech Tour of the Lennon Educational Tour Bus 2016

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The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a set of fully-equipped audio recording and video production studios on wheels.  The Lennon Bus brings these facilities to schools across North America to honor the memory and extend the legacy of John Lennon. Students can have the complete creative experience of performing and producing music videos and … 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…

Whirlpool Corporation Spin Cycles Its Sales Force with Advantage Live Video

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By Brian Leopold It’s been a problem for businesses for decades. What’s the best way to quickly and effectively disseminate product information and support material to a far-flung sales force spread across miles of territory? For Whirlpool, a global corporation headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the challenge wasn’t new, but the answers they came up … Read more…

University of Pennsylvania Equips Med School for Online Course Production

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Ivy League school University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) has equipped the Perelman School of Medicine with a complete in-house video production studio.  The school uses the studio to record course lectures, training videos, and to create content for the university’s open online education companies.  At the heart of the production suite is TriCaster, providing both multi-camera … Read more…

Portland’s Skype Live Studio Connects Audiences With Touring Bands, 300 Times a Year

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By Heather Halsey Directly connecting artists with fans in a unique entertainment experience for an ever-expanding audience craved by sponsors, the Alpha Media radio broadcast company created the Skype Live Studio in Portland, Oregon. Musical artist media tours have long been a staple of traditional album launch and tour promotion. Artists visit local radio stations … Read more…

News Channel Nebraska Expands Rural Coverage With TriCaster

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By Heather Halsey Throughout his diverse career, Mike Flood has worn many hats: attorney, speaker of the Nebraska legislature, gubernatorial candidate and “Sideshow Mike,” the morning stuntman on B-100. While Flood still practices law, he has hung up his politician’s hat to focus on bringing local news to those in rural Nebraska by expanding his … Read more…

TRNN Delivers Exclusive Coverage of DNC and RNC With Small Staff & Limited Budget

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By Heather Halsey Covering an event like the Democratic National Convention is no small feat even for major broadcast news networks, let alone a nonprofit online news network with a small staff and limited budget. But with some advanced planning and thinking on their feet, the staff at The Real News Network (TRNN) were able … Read more…

Seacrest Foundation Provides Media Production Studios for Pediatric Hospitals

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The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has built media production facilities for several pediatric hospitals across the country, with the goal “for patients to explore the creative realms of Radio, Television and New Media, that will aid in the healing process for children and their families during their stay” (from Seacrest Studio’s What We Do).  The 10th … Read more…

The Weather Company’s NDI Forecast: It’s A Game Changer

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End-to-end IP-driven workflow creates ‘virtualized satellite center’ for increased efficiency and productivity, reduced overhead and complexity, better on-air product, and a greater competitive edge By Claudia Kienzle With its recent adoption of NewTek’s NDI™—Network Device Interface—the digital video team at The Weather Company, an IBM Business, has hit the technology jackpot of doing more with … Read more…

University of Portland Live Sports Streaming Scores on Comcast

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University of Portland’s Jose Nevarez, Director of Live Video Production, recently spoke with Ryan Salazar of Broadcast Beat about the sports program’s successful expansion to broadcast. The sports video team uses a TriCaster 860 with TriCaster Advanced Edition with NDI™ and 3Play 425 as the heart of the production workflow which allows them to stream … Read more…