Networks, Miracles, and Video Production

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In a new article, RedShark News examines three of the most important factors that IP workflow offers to video production.  The major emphasis is on how the workflow is able to carry multiple channels at high quality with one network cable as opposed to multiple video cables, one required for each video source. We’d add … Read more…

NewTek and Panasonic Simplify IP Setup With NewTek AutoLink™

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Panasonic and NewTek have announced NewTek AutoLink™, a new software application which detects and automatically connects to network-based PTZ cameras. The presence of IP cameras is automatically detected from NewTek TriCaster® and the IP Series Video Mix Engine. Cameras become immediately available for use in networked video production workflows without any additional configuration, saving valuable … Read more…

Japan’s AbemaTV Uses NDI™ to Unify Studios, Control Rooms, Editing Suites

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Major Japanese Internet broadcaster is using NewTek TriCaster® and TalkShow®—along with NDI networking—to create a fresh, distinctive streaming media experience By Claudia Kienzle TOKYO, JAPAN With the goal of making Internet TV an integral part of daily life—and one that viewers regularly watch in the course of their day—AbemaTV began delivering over 20 innovative, content-rich … Read more…

American Cancer Society Reaches 250,000 Viewers On Facebook Live

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By Brian Leopold The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913, and since then, the ACS has funded 47 Nobel Prize winning scientists. Since its inception, the ACS has always focused on making use of the latest technological tools, and that forward tech-focus extends beyond the research laboratory, to the way the ACS communicates their … Read more…

WOAI / KABB TV Stream Election Coverage Via Facebook Live

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By Claudia Kienzle SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS On November 8th, the night of the much-anticipated 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, two prominent San Antonio television stations did what affiliate stations traditionally do—they carried their respective network’s live national elections feeds on their primary HDTV channels. KABB-TV/DT HD—which is local FOX29—featured the Fox network’s coverage, and its sister … 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…

BuffVision Rolls Out Pac-12 Conference Live Sports on Twitter

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The University of Colorado Buffaloes (CU) sports production group, BuffVision, drew the lead when the Pac-12 Conference determined to begin live-streaming sports coverage via Twitter.  Pac-12 struck a deal with Twitter to stream nine games this year and kicked off the package with a women’s soccer match between CU and Oregon on October 6, 2016. “It … Read more…

Interview with Key Code Media’s Michael Kammes and NewTek’s Rex Olson at SMPTE 2016

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  Broadcast Beat’s Ryan Salazar sat down with Rex Olson, VP of marketing programs for NewTek, and Michael Kammes, director of technology at Key Code Media for an in-depth discussion of NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI™), a technology that is bringing bi-directional IP workflow to video production. NDI’s impact is not only present across NewTek’s … Read more…

NewTek™ TriCaster™ Wins Streaming Media 2016 Readers’ Choice Award

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Streaming Media has announced the winners of the 2016 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards.  NewTek™ TriCaster™ was voted the Best Video Mixer/Switcher (More than $5000) by the readers. TriCaster is the most complete multi-camera production systems on the planet, with live-switching, recording, projection, broadcast, live-streaming, graphics, text, keying, virtual sets, and more in an integrated … 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…