Oklahoma State University Simplifies Live Video Production

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By Heather Halsey From the Miss OSU Pageant to groundbreaking veterinary health research to its annual homecoming parade, there’s a lot happening at the Oklahoma State University five-campus system based in Stillwater. To document and share it all with the world online, the University established the OStateTV production team and dedicated video portal, OState.tv, in … Read more…

Open Broadcaster Software Adds a Few Million New Users for NDI™

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Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio, a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming used by millions, now has available a plugin for NewTek NDI™ input and output. OBS Studio is among the most popular choices on social media sharing services for gamers, including Twitch.TV, the world’s leading social video platform and … Read more…

No SDI? No Problem! Growing Esports Productions Over IP

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By Ellen Camloh When it comes to live streaming productions, local is the new global, and UK-based Digital Tree Media is no exception. “We started off as a relatively small media company, serving schools and colleges with basic media requirements,” says Digital Tree’s CEO John Coles. “We’ve grown to provide very large event-based productions, such … Read more…

Entrepreneurial Spirit Finds Gold In NewTek User Forums

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By Erik Hidle Joe Christensen, owner of Blaze Streaming Media, is the embodiment of the start-up success story. He can tell tales of living in garages and calculating financial burn rates nearly to the hour. His success is based on a feverish desire to do what he loves and by sinking nearly every waking hour … Read more…

NAB 2017: Interview with John Servizzi of Tupelo-Raycom

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John Servizzi has been a leader for more than a decade in extending professional quality live production coverage to local, school and university sports and events that previously could not have afforded such a video capability. His expertise and efforts have also contributed to the educational opportunities available at the schools and universities he has … Read more…

NewTek & Vizrt Bring Real-Time 3D Graphics to 4K UHD IP Workflows

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NewTek has announced the release of the NVG1 – NewTek-Vizrt IP Graphics Server, a real-time 4K-capable 3D graphics system designed for deep integration with the NewTek IP Series and the new TriCaster® TC1 video production systems. The NVG1 combines a powerful NewTek 1RU server platform and NDI™ IP video connectivity with industry-leading Viz Trio/Viz Engine … Read more…

NABShow Live 2017: Tupelo-Raycom Finds IP Series Expands Creative Horizons

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  In advance of the upcoming NABShow 2017, John Servizzi of Tupelo-Raycom chatted with NAB Show LIVE host Ryan Salazar about the company’s production engineering operations. Tupelo-Raycom, a Raycom Media company, brings together Tupelo-Honey (founded 1996) and WebStream Sports (2006). With offices in New York, Indianapolis, Charlotte, Nashville and Los Angeles, the company develops new … Read more…

Breaking Down the Barriers to Esports Live Production and Streaming

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The action in esports takes place on a computer or game console display, sometimes many displays. Putting a live camera on an esports contestant doesn’t translate the same as it does with athletic sports. Traditional video production equipment does not adapt readily or cheaply to ingesting video game content, often requiring expensive hardware signal convertors and … Read more…

Future of Sports Content Creation Adds Fan Contributions to the Mix

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Integrating fan-generated content into the media mix at the in-venue experience was the topic of a panel at the Sports Venue Technology Summit at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. NewTek’s Will Waters, Snell Advanced Media’s (SAM) Tim Felstead, and Avid’s Ben Davison talked about the opportunities such fan engagement offered for sports teams and venues, with RH … Read more…

Peloton Live Streams Spinning Classes

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We’re used to the idea that a bicycle can take us places we want to go, but a stationary bike that brings you to a live class without ever moving an inch from your living room is a bit new. Peloton’s network-connected fitness bike with a 22-inch interactive touch-screen display does just that. In addition, … Read more…