Live News Production Simplified

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By Ned Soseman TV news may not be rocket science, but the technical complexity of TV stations that produce local news rivals a moon-shot. TV newsrooms are as unique as their call letters. The uniqueness includes the wide spectrum of technical gear supporting the local news operations and live newscast production. In the analog days, … Read more…

NewTek To Showcase The World’s First End-to-End IP Video Production Solution At IBC2017

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For the first time anywhere, NewTek will debut its full end-to-end IP solution at IBC2017 in Amsterdam from September 15-19, 2017 on Stand 7.K11. NewTek will demonstrate the world’s first NDI® PTZ camera with video, audio, PTZ control, tally and power over one standard Ethernet cable. NewTek will also show the Connect Spark portable NDI … Read more…

NewTek IP Series and NDI® Systems Power Film Festival Studio and Streams

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“NDI made the setup of this temporary TV studio more easy and simple, because all audio and video distribution was carried out via Ethernet, and the one-and-only distribution device was the Ethernet switch.” – Michal Kyjonka, DISK Systems The organizers of the 57th Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Zlin, Czechoslovakia, put on an … Read more…

Kenyan Mosque Turns Positive Messages Into TV Station

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By E. Leigh Friday is the traditional day of congregational worship for Muslims, when millions come together in their local mosques for prayer. But on the other six days of the week, the world outside the mosque hears messages that paint a negative picture of the Islamic religion – messages that are drowning out the … Read more…

Paving New Roads With NDI®

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By Jimmy Goucher Have you ever had one of those conversations that was so deep and packed full of knowledge that it took days to digest? The kind of conversation that made you feel as though your brain had actually gained mass? I recently had one of those conversations with a colleague and friend, John … Read more…

Panasonic Goes Big With NDI — New PTZ Cameras & Switcher Coming This Fall 

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Following hot on the heels of NewTek’s NDI® PTZ Camera announcement, offering the world’s first PTZ camera with built-in NDI, Panasonic Media Entertainment Company has announced a full line-up of professional integrated cameras with built-in NDI support. Panasonic models AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70, and AW-HN130 will all be getting the full NDI treatment with availability targeted for the … Read more…

NewTek Completes the Transition to IP Video with NDI® Converters for All HDMI and SDI Sources

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—NewTek Connect Spark™ converters are the easiest way to get video into a computer— NewTek is pleased to introduce the NewTek Connect Spark™, a portable device designed to deliver SDI or HDMI video to a computer and/or an IP network, wirelessly. NewTek Connect Spark products are IP video converters, with built-in NDI® functionality. The units … Read more…

Preparing Students For A Career in Real-World Live Video Production

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By Howard Carder Emily Griffith Technical College is a unique college located in downtown Denver, Colo. that offers an extensive technical curriculum including more than two dozen career-training programs. The Video Production and Editing Certificate program promises to educate, inspire, support, and create the next generation of video production professionals. For the past four years, … Read more…

Interview with Dr. Andrew Cross from NABShow Live 2017

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  Dr. Andrew Cross is the chief architect of NDI™. He is also a leading industry visionary when it comes to IP-based production and the transition from traditional broadcast techniques. In this fascinating interview with Ryan Salazar of Broadcast Beat streaming from NABShow Live 2017, Dr. Cross delves into a variety of topics related to NDI, … Read more…

NAB 2017: Interview with Chris DeMillo of The Real News Network

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Chris DeMillo brings extensive technical production experience and knowledge to his position as Studio Manager at The Real News Network, a viewer-supported online-based news network covering local and international news from their headquarters in Baltimore, MD. The network specializes in activism news in the local area, giving voice to the common man, where they cover … Read more…