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…

NewTek Connect and NDI™ Technologies Support and Supplement SMPTE 2110

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The quest for a standard for uncompressed HD-SDI video over IP is resolving down to the forthcoming SMPTE 2110 standard. SMPTE 2022-6 provided a standard for uncompressed HD-SDI video-with-embedded-audio-and-data over IP.  Broadcast technologists prefer the ability to handle video and audio in separate signal streams, and for audio and other types of data they often … Read more…

A First Look at TriCaster TC1 with Will Waters

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NewTek’s Will Waters provides a close-up look at the new TriCaster TC1 at NAB 2017 with Shawn Lam of Streaming Media Producer. This tour of TC1 covers its 4K/60p-capable, 16-input, NDI™-equipped, dual-streaming encoder, and multi-camera switching features and more. The TC1’s groundbreaking IP/SDI hybrid workflow allows for both 3G/HD/SD-SDI traditional baseband and IP-based production with … Read more…

NAB 2017: Interview with Sinbad, Comedy Legend and Internet TV Pioneer

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Comedy legend Sinbad came to the NewTek booth at NAB 2017 to look at getting the essentials for his newest project, a new Internet channel with multiple shows. Sinbad was among the first to pioneer making shows for “Internet TV,” well before video became a thing, let alone the biggest thing, on the Internet. He used NewTek’s … Read more…

NAB 2017: Interview with Rob Chickering of Blaze TV

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Rob Chickering is both a well-known radio engineer respected in his profession, and a pioneer in the growth of visual radio, wherein a radio show is live-streamed to more fully engage audiences. Chickering relates the transition of the legendary Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show: from a simple webcam to using a traditional switcher and … Read more…

NAB 2017: Interview with Brian Sheil of Entertainment Services LA

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In perhaps our most fun and irreverent interview from the NAB 2017 show floor on #NDICentral Live, Brian Sheil of Entertainment Services LA recounts a long, successful, and sometimes outrageous (no spoilers – watch the interview!), production history with the NewTek TriCaster. The irreverence comes naturally – in addition to his busy production career, Brian … Read more…

NAB 2017: Interview with Victor Borachuk of Jupiter Return

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Victor Borachuk is the visionary behind Jupiter Return and a pioneer in live streaming video production with well over a decade of experience. His company sports more than a thousand events around the world on its resume, including New York Fashion Week (yes, all 100 runway shows in eight days at multiple venues across Manhattan … 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…

NAB 2017: Interview with Geoff Fox, the Work-at-Home Weatherman

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Geoff Fox is an award-winning weatherman with over 30 years experience and one of our favorite customers. After 27 years at a New England television station, Fox and his wife decided they were ready to move on to warmer weather in California. Fox had an idea for reporting the weather without leaving his house. The cars came out … Read more…