Production Hardware, Streaming

Hands on With TriCaster Mini

October 9, 2014

NewTek?s First HDMI Product Gets A Lot Right Tricaster Mini GoPro Streaming video is at an interesting crossroads right now. A generation of content creators raised on YouTube is transitioning to the more social live video experience, exponentially growing the entire streaming industry and building billion dollar streaming platforms. But the technology to support this exploding industry has taken baby steps to better production, and the learning curve for professional live productions is s

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Production Hardware, Streaming

TriCaster Mini from NewTek: a first (but intense) look

Today NewTek announced TriCaster Mini, the newest member of its TriCaster family of ?multicamera studio in a box? products. Frequent readers will recall that I have covered TriCasters in the past, and ?full disclosure? have also written several contracted white papers for NewTek, in two languages. Under a non-disclosure agreement, I had a rather intense advanced briefing/discussion about TriCaster Mini with the company, and ahead you?ll see everything I love, plus details I would really like pol

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Production Hardware, Streaming

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: THE NEWTEK TRICASTER MINI IS A WINNER

October 8, 2014

The lobby of my apartment building is more suitable to standing around reading the mail than it is for working as a 4-camera capable, multimedia video studio outputting network-style content. But that?s what is about to happen, courtesy of NewTek?s Tricaster Mini

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Production Hardware, Streaming

NewTek starts another TV production revolution with the TriCaster Mini

October 7, 2014

Newtek has just announced the TriCaster Mini. It’s a self-contained version of their TriCaster Live Production System that has HDMI inputs instead of HDSDI, and which, in one, small, self-contained box (no need for a host computer) has all the software you need to create network-quality TV shows and record or stream them live.

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Production Hardware, Streaming

Introducing NewTek TalkShow: Live Skype interviews that look great – and sound amazing!

September 23, 2014

If you?re a broadcaster or live producer who wants to include more expert analysis and perspective in your show, you no longer have to spend big budgets on live shots, truck uplinks and heavily equipped newsgathering crews, or waste valuable time coordinating remote live shots and low-quality phone recordings.

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Production Hardware, Streaming

Skype TX Broadcasting Software Heads to TV Studios

September 22, 2014

Microsoft lines up hardware partners as its Skype TX broadcasting software platform heads to TV studios. Five months after first announcing Skype TX, software that enables broadcasters to incorporate Skype video calls into their television production workflows, Microsoft announced that the product has been released to manufacturing.

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Production Hardware, Streaming

Sneak Preview: Choosing Cameras for Live Video Switching and Webcasting at Streaming Media Producer Live 2014

Shawn Lam of Shawn Lam Video presents a video trailer for his Streaming Media Producer Live 2014 Technical Track session, "Choosing Cameras for Live Video Switching and Webcasting."

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Production Hardware, Streaming

Webcasting with Matrox Monarch HD and Kontiki Webcaster

September 18, 2014

Kontiki, the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise video delivery, and Matrox Video have teamed up to offer Matrox Monarch HD as part of the Kontiki Webcaster solution. Webcasting is ideal for many applications including engaging and communicating to large groups of more than 25 remote employees. Web conferencing tools such as WebEx and GoToMeeting work well for small group meetings but have critical limitations when dealing with highly distributed, large groups of employees. Webcasting

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Production Hardware, Streaming

Stream and preserve simultaneously with Matrox

September 15, 2014

The Matrox Monarch HD is a small but powerful device that allows you to simultaneously stream a live event and record a master quality version for post-event editing. When we first heard of the Monarch we thought it was a neat idea; by separating the task of recording from streaming it ensures a) that you don?t clog up your audience?s bandwidth and b) you manage to keep a higher res version for the archive and any other uses of the material downstream.

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Production Hardware, Streaming

NewTek Unveils TalkShow: Video Calling Production System for Television Studios and Live Video Producers

September 12, 2014

NewTek? today unveiled TalkShow? VS-100, a video calling production system designed specifically for television studios and live video producers. With TalkShow, any television or live video producer can easily reach 300 million monthly connected Skype users and incorporate them as guest speakers into live programs with full-frame Skype video calls.

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