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…

Pioneering Paramedic Training Using 3Play Video

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By Ellen Camloh Emergency Education It’s a debate as old as formal education itself: which instructional methods are the most effective for teaching specific disciplines? Traditional lecture-based learning might produce a rate of just 5% retention of the material. Giving students a chance to practice the lesson by performing the task? That can add 70% … Read more…

Live Switching Hundreds of Miles Away Through the Cloud With NDI®

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By Ellen Camloh In a League of Their Own Nearly a half-century ago, in 1968, a new sanctioning body for slow-pitch softball was formed: the United States Specialty Sports Association, now known simply as USSSA. In television production terms, 1968 seems a lifetime ago. Early communications satellites and microwave relays were just making it possible … Read more…

University Tests NDI® to Remedy Space, Budget Limitations

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By Heather Halsey Like many universities across the country, the athletics department at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has experienced some growing pains over the last few years as its video production requirements have evolved. Earlier this summer, NCCU partnered with Jack Guthrey of Marshall Graphics Systems to examine whether a cutting-edge NDI® video network … Read more…

weather.com Chases the Eclipse with NewTek NDI®

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On August 21, millions of viewers are expected to watch the rare total solar eclipse. To experience the solar eclipse in real time as it moves coast to coast, The Weather Channel, weather.com and Twitter have teamed up to live stream the epic event. Kicking off at noon ET, “Chasing Eclipse 2017” will immerse viewers in totalities from 10 … Read more…

NAB 2017: Interview with Jose Nevarez of the University of Portland

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Jose Nevarez, director of live video production at the University of Portland, came to the NewTek booth at NABShow 2017 for a conversation about UP’s growing sports broadcast and streaming program, and a look at NewTek IP Series and TriCaster® TC1 for their future growth. The University formerly contracted out live production, and the contractor … Read more…

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…

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’s Native Video File Format Goes Global

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A seemingly small piece of ultra-techy news popped recently that will have big implications for NewTek production system users, and has us very excited. With absolutely no fanfare, source code from Steinar H. Gunderson porting NewTek’s native SpeedHQ multimedia codecs to the free software project FFmpeg was accepted into the official version of the FFmpeg … 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…