Production Hardware

SmallHD 17-inch Monitor with Billion-plus Color

SmallHD has introduced its first reference grade monitor the 1703-P3! Now available at! DVI News gives us some insight on the monitor here! The 1703-P3 is designed to serve the color display demands of both on-set and post production color grading professionals. Each 1703-P3 monitor comes pre-calibrated for DCI-P3 mastering, covering 100% DCI-P3 with Read More

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By Courtney Wach, March 6, 2017

Production Hardware

Epiphan Video Grabbers Used in WAN Show

Epiphan Video sponsored and provided the WAN Show with the USB video grabbers for use in their YouTube show. “They just work!” LinusTechTips used the SDI and the HD for their recent web show. They did run into problems at first but added a high-speed PCIe USB controller to get the throughput Read More

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By Courtney Wach, February 20, 2017
Aja T-Tap review

4K, UHD and 3D, Production Hardware

AJA T-Tap Review

Looking for a simple, unobtrusive means for getting professional video and audio onto monitors and projectors? Check out Aja’s T-TAP™, reviewed and explained here by DigitalFilms blogger, Oliver Peters. I like the robustness of AJA’s manufacturing and software tools. I’ve used their products over the years and never been disappointed with performance or service if Read More

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By Britt, January 18, 2017

Streaming, User Stories and Reviews

Epiphan Video Capture Device Review

I decided to give the Epiphan Video HD a try. It could not have been any easier to get the working, no drivers to install, just plug and play. With in minutes I was able to see video in VLC media player. Putting It All Together The process to get the pieces working Read More

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By Courtney Wach, December 22, 2016

Production Hardware, Tech Tips & Tricks

Roland V-1200HD Tutorials

Two tutorials on the Roland V-1200HD. Learn the basic setup, multiview and cross point setup! A comprehensive and flexible multi-format video switcher giving you complete control of video sources, key layers and mixing engine configurations. The V-1200HD introduces a unique flexible hybrid engine with 4:2:2 broadcast switcher and 4:4:4 live event switcher. In addition to Read More

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By Brittany, November 21, 2016

Production Hardware

5 Reasons Why You Need Lyric IP

Lyric IP is a real-time HD/SD 2D and 3D character and graphics generator specifically designed for theNewTek® TriCaster™ – the all-in-one, integrated live production system that offers the power of a live network studio. Now, users can leverage ChyronHego’s award-winning Lyric® PRO graphics application, which can include live, full-motion ChyronHego broadcast graphics, 3D animations and transitions. HERE ARE 5 REASONS Read More

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By Courtney Wach, October 17, 2016

Production Hardware

The most affordable standalone HD switcher: SE-700

From Datavideo USA align=”right Datavideo offers live Chromakey, 4 HD inputs, PIP, remote operation, an integrated professional control panel and more in the Datavideo SE-700 – the most affordable standalone HD switcher on the market Ideal for small production applications such as news shows, live band concerts, podcasts, weekly worship services and interviews. No PC Read More

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By Courtney Wach, October 6, 2016

Camera and Accessories, Production Hardware, User Stories and Reviews

Videomaker Reviews SmallHD 502 and Sidefinder

This is a feature rich review on SmallHD’s 502 field monitor and Sidefinder. Spoiler alert: what justifies the pricetag for these compact devices is the real-time overlays in the software…Let be your resource for SmallHD 502 and Sidefinder here! SmallHD 502 and Sidefinder Review From Videomaker With a 5-inch screen and a 1080p resolution, Read More

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By Britt, August 16, 2016

4K, UHD and 3D, Camera and Accessories, User Stories and Reviews

Are you getting the most out of your 4K Camera?

Yes, it’s true, 4K technology is ahead of most distribution avenues. This article is from a 4K user offering strategies on how you can make the most out of your ahead-of-the-game gear. Good stuff. How to Use Your 4K Camera in an HD World From LiveProduction blog 2K distribution and 1080p HD broadcast are going Read More

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By Britt, August 9, 2016
AJA HELO H.264 Streaming Recording Device

Industry News and Press Releases, Streaming

AJA Announces HELO Streaming and Recording Appliance with H.264 Support

Press Release: Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Stand SL2505 (April 18, 2016) AJA Video Systems today announced HELO, a new H.264 streaming and recording device. HELO is AJA’s first standalone streaming product and offers a range of professional workflow options with both 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs, the power to handle up to 1080p Read More

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By Britt, April 20, 2016