The Inside Story on Cutting Live for Beyonce Dance-a-Thon 24 Hours on MTV

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Mitch Jacobson of Category Five Studios shared a behind-the-scenes look at the people and equipment used to produce the Beyonce Dance-a-Thon 24 Hours, on MTV March 9th, in Category Five’s blog.  Noteworthy is that the production made use of two TriCaster 8000 units and their mirror mode, which ensures that high-end mission-critical live production goes … Read more…

Live Streaming the 2014 Flyboard World Cup Finals from Dubai

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by Claudia Kienzle DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES––With the spectacular Dubai cityscape as its backdrop, the 2014 Flyboard World Cup Championship drew close to 100 professional flyboarders from 22 countries that came to compete in this fledgling but exciting new extreme watersport. This competition took place in a bay near the Persian Gulf in early December … Read more…

Liquor Control Board of Ontario Uses Simple In-House Video Workflow To Train Employees and Reach Out To Customers

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by Genevieve Tomney The room is dark, but for the lights trained on a high-top counter in the middle of the set, dotted with all of the spirits, mixes, garnishes and bar tools needed to make the hottest cocktails for the holiday season. Three cameras are pointed on the host and her guest. The director … Read more…

How Multi-Camera Production Dramatically Improves Your Training and Company Meeting Videos

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By Steve Hullfish: Meeting planners, video producers and trainers all have something in common. They have to figure out how to engage an audience with content that is produced cost-effectively. A boring meeting or training session is actually worse than none at all, because the participants have wasted otherwise productive time that can lead to … Read more…

The Low Cost 3-Camera Production Recipe

The Canon XA10 HD is ideal for studio and/or location work and offers a handy flip-out HD viewscreen. Here, used here by a KRGV-TV5, shooter, it helped that station win an Emmy Award.

By George Avgerakis The most basic online video production is a lecture or webinar – one guy in front of a camera, perhaps with slides or graphics.  Universities, hospitals, corporations and even garage mechanics are making these shows and many are making money.  But audiences are starting to demand more quality.  Soon, multi-cameras, animated graphics … Read more…

Northview Assembly of God Extends Outreach with Live Streaming

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Multimedia has grown as a communications tool in the past 20 years. Savvy communicators around the globe now incorporate audio, video and the power of network-quality live production to more effectively inform audiences. Many houses of worship have readily adopted this trend. What began with use of websites and podcasts has now expanded to visual … Read more…

Viewers Get Faster Access to News on TheStreet

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Traders, investors and just about anyone else who likes their financial news with equal measures of “booyah” and bravado are bound to know Jim Cramer and his popular nightly “Mad Money” show on CNBC. His legendary rants, frenetic caller lightning rounds, as well as his copious use of props and sound effects, coupled with a … Read more…

A Revolutionary WAAY to Produce Live News

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When the ABC affiliate, WAAY-TV decided to transition from standard-def. to hi-def. they faced a typical local station challenge—they needed to create the most visually dynamic and competitive HD newscasts on a very limited budget. After extensive research, they chose TriCaster. Using TriCaster in a new and innovative way, the engineering team at WAAY connected … Read more…

TD Garden Delivers More Action for Fans, Speeds Workflow, Saves Money

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“Now you’re able to add professional-quality, slow motion replay at a fraction of the cost of what it used to be.” – John Mitchell, Director of Audio Visual at TD Garden. TD Garden credits NewTek solutions for fan-focused experience With on-ice action as compelling as it’s been, the hurdle for TD Garden’s audio-video department is … Read more…

Valley Local High School Expands Sports Coverage with Live Streaming

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High school students have only known an Internet-connected, online world. While students’ personal lives are usually connected with friends and family online, schools are just beginning to realize the benefits of sharing major events with broader audiences through cost-effective live webcasting.  Web distribution of major events allows schools to tap into a larger audience and … Read more…