In-House TV Studio a Highlight for Retirement Community Residents

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Retirement communities across the country are finding that in-house video production capabilities and an in-house channel mean a lot to residents, both as relevant viewing and as an opportunity for learning and activity.  An in-house channel can go a long way toward building a sense of community among the people who have come together in … Read more…

Muscle Shoals Teacher Sees Past and Future in Media Production

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Randy Bruce, high school teacher, and long-time musician/songwriter was recently interviewed by Forbes Magazine writer George Howard on how his work with local students in media production has led to a resurgence in world awareness of the musical legacy of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  In addition to raising the profile of the area’s musical past, Bruce’s classes … Read more…

Squash Broadcasts and Streams its Way to Global Growth

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NewTek 3Play among the keys to creating engaging live stream and social media content that has driven growth The conventional wisdom on squash was once that it was not a game that could ever be amenable to television coverage, and it would never be globally popular. Both of those canards have circled the drain and … Read more…

Big South Conference Goes Big With TriCaster, 3Play and Vizrt For ESPN3

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  The Big South Conference is providing a new, fully integrated switcher-replay-graphics workflow to its 10 member universities to produce TV-ready content that meets the requirements for ESPN3 broadcasts and beyond. The new workflow is based on NewTek’s flagship TriCaster® 8000 multi-camera video production system equipped with TriCaster Advanced Edition software, NewTek’s 3Play™ 440 sports … Read more…

IP and Scalable Video Performance

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By Dr. Andrew Cross & Stephen W. Bowie The transition from analog to digital took nearly a quarter of a century and an act of Congress; the nonlinear revolution consumed another decade. By contrast, the transformation to an IP workflow is arriving like a bullet train, without legislation, sanction, or specification. In this article we … Read more…

Behind the Scenes: Harvard University on the Ivy League Digital Network

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Harvard University Athletics has one of the most ambitious sports video programs in the country, led by Imry Halevi, Director of Multimedia and Production. Halevi manages a program of internships which provide media students at Harvard and partnering schools with opportunities to work in every aspect of video production in the challenging environment of live … Read more…

Live Streaming Northwestern University’s Dance Marathon

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For 42 years, one of the biggest student philanthropy events in the nation has been the annual Northwestern University Dance Marathon.  In each of the last few years, over 1,000 students participated in the event raising over $1 million each year for their designated charities. For a dozen years, Northwestern University Advanced Media Production Studio … Read more…

PTZOptics Shares NewTek NDI Playbook with Video Producers

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We’re jazzed about the possibilities of NewTek Network Device Interface or NDI™, of course. What’s humbling and gratifying is that many others in the industry are as well. PTZOptics has gone so far as to prepare a “NewTek NDI Playbook.” The Playbook pictures workflows for the Broadcast, Education and House of Worship vertical markets, as … Read more…

Ryerson University’s Newest Radio Studios Stream Live with TriCaster

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Radio is evolving to survive and to prosper in the Information Age. Over the air, radio is an audio-only medium that people listen to in their cars, on the bus or the subway, going from point to point. On the internet, however, radio is live television, with multiple cameras capturing the show’s talent, and in … Read more…

NDI Raises Questions About Cameras & Capture Cards

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Tom Sinclair devotes this episode of Streaming Idiots to NewTek Network Device Interface™ (NDI™), with this comment coming early in the show: “We were talking in the pre-show about the French Revolution, and how there were so many attempts to start a revolution that never really took…but at one point, somebody started something, and it … Read more…