Pre-Review of vMix 17 with NewTek NDI™

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“I think it’s going to be stunning. The more it’s out there and the more people think about it, the more uses people are going to come up with for it. The first 23 times people talked to me about NDI, I didn’t get it, but I’m beginning to get it now, and I’m beginning … Read more…

An Inside Look at TriCaster Advanced Edition with IP Workflow

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Welcome to the new era of video production: IP Workflow for the rest of us. In this video Dr. Andrew Cross, NewTek President and CTO, Rex Olson, and Don Ballance explain and demonstrate how you can make the transition to IP-based video production with equipment you may already own. TriCaster® Advanced Edition now incorporates NDI™, … Read more…

Harvard Athletics Centralizes Control Room For Simultaneous Broadcasts

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Harvard Athletics set a goal of covering more of the University’s sports–football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, fencing, track, swimming, etc.–even when different competitions are taking place simultaneously. Rather than moving multiple large-scale video production suites from venue to venue, they created a high-powered production control room that takes camera feeds from multiple venues to produce and … Read more…

The Different Approaches to IP by Switcher Manufacturers

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James Careless surveys the landscape of evolving IP solutions for video production in this recent TV Technology article. He finds switcher vendors are of more than one mind as to the likely way forward with respect to standards, but all share a healthy caution about proceeding too fast and too far toward IP-centric products. A … Read more…

NDI and the Future of IP

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An excerpt from Dr. Andrew Cross in today’s Broadcast Engineering Extra from TV Technology: “I should say our attempt with NDI is not to circumvent standards bodies. I have reached out to everybody who has worked on each one of these different standards and said “Look, we’ve got this huge installed base. We’re making it very … Read more…

A Week in the Life of a (Very Busy) NewTek 3Play Operator

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UK sports fans follow as wide a range of sports as any country in the world, and a skilled replay operator may end up packing a variety of production types into a given week.  Certified NewTek 3Play operator Tom Ellis finds himself working several venues ranging from cricket to boxing to football (soccer) to a … Read more…

NFL Turns to Streaming for Global Growth

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“I think it is not just about how you’re going to be experiencing sports in the future but also TV in general.” – Adam Cahan, Yahoo senior vice president of video, design and emerging offerings. Both cable and satellite providers are losing subscribers faster than they’re gaining them for the first time ever. While this … Read more…

VICE Media, Skype, and Participatory TV Journalism

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VICE News is a new breed of news organization.  They look to inform people in ways traditional media never could and bring perspectives of ordinary people everywhere to a worldwide audience. New technologies help create a new, global, participatory form of television journalism. Skype in Media recently talked to VICE News about their mission, and the tools … Read more…

Forecasting Nebraska Weather from a California Garage

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Adweek’s TVSpy profiled Geoff Fox, meteorologist for News Channel Nebraska, a broadcast station in Norfolk, NE serving a large swath of the state’s small towns via cable and streaming. You may recall we took an in-depth look at Geoff Fox and his setup here a few months ago. Fox makes use of the macro command-driven capabilities … Read more…

Roller Derby Revival Fueled by Live Sports Production

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The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) has brought the sport of roller derby, essentially dead at the end of the 20th century, back from small beginnings in Austin, TX to an international amateur phenomenon with hundreds of leagues and thousands of teams worldwide.  Roller Derby’s revival is so complete that it is one of … Read more…