NewTek & Vizrt Bring Real-Time 3D Graphics to 4K UHD IP Workflows

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NewTek has announced the release of the NVG1 – NewTek-Vizrt IP Graphics Server, a real-time 4K-capable 3D graphics system designed for deep integration with the NewTek IP Series and the new TriCaster® TC1 video production systems. The NVG1 combines a powerful NewTek 1RU server platform and NDI™ IP video connectivity with industry-leading Viz Trio/Viz Engine … Read more…

ChyronHego Advances Software-Driven Workflows with VPX Virtual Production Server

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ChyronHego has announced they will preview the all-new VPX Virtual Production Server at the 2017 NAB Show. VPX is a virtual server platform for hosting end-to-end live production workflows. By enabling broadcast news operations to run critical content creation and playout software in a virtualized, IT-based environment, VPX powers highly efficient, cost-effective, and easy-to-manage production … Read more…

Jr. High Students Learn Media Production on Professional Multi-Camera Switcher

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Students at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth, Indiana, produce an ambitious daily news show for the school, acting as both on-camera talent and technical directors and equipment operators behind them. The production is now powered by a newly-acquired TriCaster 460. This addition has enabled them to work with green screen backgrounds and engage TriCaster’s virtual … Read more…

NewsMaker Systems Adopts Software-Driven IP Workflows with NewTek NDI™

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NewsMaker Systems has announced support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI™), throughout its full line of products. NewsMaker is the real-time bridge between MOS-enabled newsroom computer systems and NewTek TriCaster® and IP Series multi-camera video production systems. NewsMaker monitors media assets created for playout in the TriCaster and the NewTek IP … Read more…

Facebook Live & TriCaster Enable Reporting During Turkish Coup Attempt

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Celebro Media, the international provider of studio facilities and broadcast operations, recently relied on NewTek’s TriCaster® Advanced Edition live production solution to help its client, global broadcaster TRT World, to continue reporting via Facebook Live during the attempted coup in Turkey. Celebro Media has a large TV studio complex in central London with three studios, … Read more…

Sienna NDI™ Applications Released

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NewTek has been working with developers toward two primary goals since announcing the forthcoming Network Device Interface™ (NDI™) SDK. The first goal was to ensure that existing systems using NDI precursor technologies would work with the new SDK with no need for updates. The additional goal was to enable developers to quickly bring out new … Read more…

IP Solutions for Audience Call-in Management

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The Broadcast Bridge offers an overview of IP solutions for handling audience call-ins that are displacing traditional telephone lines and equipment in both live television and live radio. Among the use cases covered is Sky News, a 24-hour international, multi-media, news operation based in Britain where four NewTek TalkShow units are used in their west … 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…

Dr. Andrew Cross: NewTek’s Advanced IP Workflow (Part 2)

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“Get the device on the network.” In Part 2 of this four-part video series, Dr. Andrew Cross, President and CTO of NewTek, lays out the vision of how IP-based workflows will fundamentally change the nature of video production, where anything on the network can be used by anyone in the production. See the rest of … Read more…