Category: Video Tech

NewTek NDI Connect Spark First Look, Setup in Wirecast

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIP video can be easy, and difficult at the same time. Especially if you are trying to record or stream 1080p 60fps. In the last year, NewTek has come out with the NDI protocol, which allows you to send video across an IP network with less pixelation and latency. The Connect Spark was released so you can send any camera video signal – from a Go Pro, DSLR, or even a commercial grade camera – over a network to the recording computer, or even a series of monitors. The NDI Connect Spark This device comes with HDMI or 3G-SDI connections, for whatever video system you use. The box itself can be connected to Ethernet, or a WiFi signal (5G Wifi recommended). Two USB ports and a micro-SD card slot are available for recording from the device. The Spark also allows for...

First Look: Vegas Pro 15 by Magix

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMagix has rolled out an update to the popular video editor Vegas Pro, adding in new features including an interface type, which will allow for theme color changes. Along with new updated codecs for 8th generation Intel core technology, and nVidia graphics. This will be the second update since Magix has acquired the software from Sony. Render Faster with nVidia Graphics,  Intel Skylake, or Intel KabyLake Processor One of two major updates is to the main codec of Vegas Pro, utilizing Intel 8th generation Core processors with Intel® Quick Sync Video (QSV) technology. 8-bit HEVC/AVC decoding and encoding will be accelerated with Skylake processors, and 10-bit HEVC/AVC encoding and decoding for Kabylake processors (or better). Also, nVidia cards with the Fermi architecture will get a boost in processing. A NVENC template will appear if your system has the card. This helps...

Blackmagic Web Presenter for Live Streaming First Look

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBlackmagic Design sent me a web presenter and ATEM Television Studio HD to test out and assess. I’ve been excited for this unit ever since NAB when I interviewed Blackmagic. Within an hour, I was hooked on the web presenter and all it can do. What is the Blackmagic Web Presenter This is a box that will let you use your DSLR, GoPro, or prosumer camera to send video to YouTube, Facebook, Periscope, and many other online sources. The box also has the ability to switch between two video sources – even if the resolutions are not the same! That means if your GoPro is at 720p and your other camera is at 1080p, the web producer will switch without issue. I connected my iPad, then switched it to my iPhone, the device brought back up the signal and continued on....

Movie Studio 14 vs. Vegas Pro 14 from Magix: A Comparison

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI use Vegas Pro for most of my video post-production. I love the fact it’s a one-time purchase, along with the idea which started in my home town. Last year, Magix purchased the software suite. They have since upgraded both Vegas and Movie Studio software. But which one should you get? Before you start, check out the review of Vegas 14 on Geekazine. Differences Between Vegas Pro and Movie Studio Overall, these are the main differences between the two versions. For some of you, most of these features might not make a difference. Therefore, I highlighted some of the important points when creating a simple YouTube – style video. VEGAS Pro Connect (mobile companion app for iPad) Sony Wireless Adapter proxy-first workflow Track Grouping Application scripting and extensions (enables users to automate virtually any operation in the application) Project export and advanced...

Day 3 Morning Planning – HP Technology Forum 0

Day 3 Morning Planning – HP Technology Forum

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDay 3 of the HP Technology Forum is here, we have a jam packed day and we have such a beautiful booth, Andy and I decided to record right from the booth. Sponsor: Hold your meetings online for just $49 a month Try GoToMeeting free.

Windows7 Tip #1 Processes and Compatibility Mode 0

Windows7 Tip #1 Processes and Compatibility Mode

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this screen-cast, we look at Windows 7 64-bit and the Processes therein. We show you how to set Affinity for multi-core machines and how to use the Compatibility mode all the way back to Windows 95 if your program doesn’t work correctly in Windows7 64-bit.

Screencast – Backing up computer for Windows 7 install 0

Screencast – Backing up computer for Windows 7 install

2GB Totally Free Online Backup! Compliments of Mozy – Use code “Geek” for 10% off other plans In this screen cast, we look at some steps you can take to prepare for your Windows 7 install. The biggest is backing up your data so you can bring it back on the new system. In this system, we look at: Collecting computer information using the Belarc Advisor Drive Imaging software, such as Acronis – for restore point Using an external source like old computer or external drive Off-site backup option in Mozy This upgrade will not be a quick one, as most sites are warning. Some of you may be upgrading the computer, while others will do a fresh install, or parallel install (XP and Win 7 on the same machine). However you do it, these steps will help you keep your data, have a restore point to go...

Remove Old Thermal Paste, Install New in Computer 0

Remove Old Thermal Paste, Install New in Computer

It’s been a while since we did a video pod. This week I am working on putting a new uStream computer together. Because of this I thought I would record some of the techie stuff I am doing to get this up and running. In the first video, we show you how to remove some of the Thermal Paste on the processor. In the second video, we install the processor, put on new Thermal Paste and install the Heat Sink. Part I Part II

TechPodcasts RoundTable – Sony ACID, Joomla, JungleDisk, Lifecasting 0

TechPodcasts RoundTable – Sony ACID, Joomla, JungleDisk, Lifecasting

*NOTE* The show video has been posted – check it out by clicking here. Earlier today I participated in the TechPodcasts RoundTable. John Coonen on Joomla, Andy McCaskey on LifeCasting and Todd Cochrane on JungleDisk. Geekazine has also presented Sony ACID for Podcasting. We talked about what Podcast software is out there, a little bit about ACID and how to record, edit and save a file. The presentation happens at the 42 minute mark. Lots of great stuff. Posting the uStream event now – Once the GoToMeeting version is posted, we will send off the link. Live Videos by Ustream

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As an IT Pro I know that if you were to say 1,2,4,8 I would follow with 16,32,64,128,256,512. Well, once again today was an odd day so I decided to have a little fun and make a video, which I haven’t been doing lately. Therefore, have fun with “Sequence”. Music is by Kevin Mcleod