High School Centralizes Video Control Room With NDI and Connect Spark

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By Claudia Kienzle Weighing only seven ounces, the NewTek Connect Spark is revolutionizing the video production workflow for the Louis Riel Arts & Technology Centre (ATC) Broadcast Media Program, one of the trade skills taught at this vocational high school in Winnipeg, Canada. In fact, Spark is the most revolutionary solution this budget-conscious school has … Read more…

NDI Solutions for LiveSports Production

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By Ned Soseman LiveSports, LLC specializes in producing high-quality, TV-level live broadcasts for sporting events all over North America. The company has produced many different sporting events from football and field hockey to eSports and tennis, and poker for the World Series of Poker. Meet Jef Kethley, president of LiveSports, LLC. Three years ago, his … 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…

The Weather Channel Brings Bite-Sized Video News to Your Mobile

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By Claudia Kienzle Atlanta, GA “In my 20 years in broadcast TV, I never thought I’d see a setup like this,” says Jim Robinson, Senior Producer, Digital Video, The Weather Company, an IBM Business. The Lift is The Weather Company’s first morning show produced just for mobile. “My friends in the business can’t believe the functionality from … Read more…

Students Produce Multi-Camera Video For Muscle Shoals’ Musical Legacy

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By Patrick Collins There is no shortage of theories when it comes to explaining the significance of Muscle Shoals, Alabama in the history – and future – of American-made music. It’s one of four towns clustered together in an area known as “the Shoals” with a population of less than 15,000, a small town by … Read more…

Judo Goes Global With Video

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How video technology has enabled judo to extend its popularity, improve officiating – and develop more economic opportunities.   Judo is a sporting and lifestyle choice for an estimated 20 million people around the world, but outside of Olympic Games coverage it has historically lacked global reach as a spectator sport. This has begun to … Read more…

NBA D-League Legends Globetrot With Video Production Trailer

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How the Texas Legends NBA/D-League team produces its own home games for YouTube and KTXD/TEXAS47 broadcast By: Claudia Kienzle Frisco, Texas The Texas Legends—the NBA D-League team for the Dallas Mavericks—have fans throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area that watch its home games live on indie station KTXD/TEXAS47, and view replays on Fox Sports Southwest. The … Read more…

JASH Breaks New Ground with Alternative Web Comedy      

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By: Claudia Kienzle Culver City, CA While today’s network TV comedy shows tend to follow very familiar, predictable formats, JASH is something new. JASH is an alternative comedy Web network that gives comedians collaborative freedom to create whatever content they feel is funny and entertaining to their online viewers. Delivering a very free-form experience, JASH … Read more…

Video Strengthens Bond Between Small Town and Big Tradition

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By Patrick Collins Medina, Ohio, says Jarrod Fry, is what people are likely to picture when they’re asked to close their eyes and imagine a small-town city somewhere in middle America. The community band has been performing in the town square on warm summer evenings for more than a century. There are shop-lined avenues and … Read more…

How NewTek Manages International Meetings With Our President

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C-level employees at most companies have incredibly busy schedules.  For international companies, the requests on time can be that much more staggering.  Personal interaction across the globe with clients, resellers, customers, satellite offices and more can be critically important.  However, the time associated with travel and being away from the office means constraints on executives. … Read more…