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NewBlueFX Updated Titler Live Broadcast Adds XML/CSV Support

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI got to talk with Adam at NewBlueFX at NAB to learn about the upcoming Titler Live Broadcast updates. This update will be coming in June 2017 and will add a lot to the program. Titler Live Broadcast is a program that adds overlays (lower 3rds, title cards, etc) to video. It can be done from the computer, or through another machine using SDI out, HDMI out, or NDI support. One new feature included After Effects import support. By directly importing, you are saving a few steps to get your creations to production. Another great new feature is XML/CSV import for 3rds and titles. With sports scoring and social feeds, you will be able to set up a list and bring that content in as you go. You can use the Titler Live Broadcast on many different hardware and software video switchers,...

Blackmagic ATEM TV Studio, Web Presenter, TV Studio Pro HD

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBlackmagic Design released some great new products at NAB for web producers. They also released an all-in-one switcher that allows you to set it down, attach cameras,and start recording or streaming. More important, Blackmagic re-designed their TV studio hardware to be more compact and keep the same functions. ATEM Television Studio HD The ATEM Television Studio HD is a 4 HDMI, 4 SDI input device that allows you to connect cameras, video from computers, and more. An added audio mixer allows this to be an all-in-one device. Output options to a monitor, or device to send to the web. This Live Production switcher also can be controlled right from the hardware device, rather than through software or separate console joystick. The camera switches light up green for production video, and red for standby video. Blackmagic Web Presenter Building on the Intensity series, the web...

Ricoh Theta 4k 360 Degree Camera with 3D Spatial Audio

technology,cachefly,Sony Handycam,video,cameras,ricoh theta,gear 360,360 cameras,best 360 camera,virtual reality,360 camera,theta s,theta360,360 degree video,top 360 degree video,vr,360,360 video,4k,ricoh,theta,camera,ricoh theta s,nab,las vegasPodcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSRicoh was at NAB showing off the new Theta sp360 4k30fps 360 degree camera. A long awaited upgrade to the Theta S camera. The updated camera will not only do 4k 30fps in 360 degrees, but it will also incorporate 3D Spatial Audio. What is 3D Spatial Audio When you are recording 360 video, capturing audio from where it originates can help in getting that full experience. The binaural audio will move with the video when you are watching on computer or through a VR headset. The 4k camera houses 4 microphones to capture the surround sound for this to happen. You will also be able to control from an Android OS device, and stream in 4k (if appropriate WiFi is available). There is...

LaCie Updates 2big Dock with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLaCie has updated their 2big dock for desktop creators. This device can hold up to 20TB in a RAID or Mirror format. Compact Flash, SD, USB-A, Dual USB-C (TB3 rated), and Display Port connections so you can dock devices for file transfer, viewing, and more. If you need to go backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 2, you will have to get the Apple Adapter ($49). For content creators, this can allow you to hold over 650 hours of 4K video. You can also chain another 2big to add even more storage if needed. The Thunderbolt 3 version of 2big will be out in the next couple months. No price points have been set. For more information, head to LaCie 2big page.

AirScouter Wearable Display from Brother for Monitoring Video

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs a videographer, sometimes you can’t poise a camera to view through the eyepiece or even the display. If you are moving with your camera, sometimes you have to trust it’s capturing the way you want it. External monitors help, but you can’t always keep your eyes on it while moving. Brother has a solution to this in the AirScouter. This is a head-worn device that displays a 720p image in one eye. As you move throughout the shot, you can simply glance up to the screen to see if you are in the frame you envisioned. This is a wired pack, connected through SDI (HDMI version may also become available). Brother does make a wireless AirScouter for drone use. If you need to shield the sun, simply wear a hat. If you need even more light removal, you can get the...

Wirecast 7.6 Adds NDI Support, Allows Adobe Character Animator

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA long time user of Telestream Wirecast, I was really happy to spend some time in their booth at NAB to learn about 7.6. Since the release of Wirecast 7, they have stepped up the game with cool features that really compete in the live streaming space. And now with incorporating NewTek’s open architecture Netrwork Device Interface (NDI), Wirecast can go in a lot of cool directions. For starters, Wirecast can bring in Adobe Character Animator into a scene. The program allows you to make a 3D character, then use facial recognition to give the animation life. Just like with what Stephen Colbert does with Cartoon Donald Trump. Down the road you will be able to bring an NDI connected camera into a scene. You could have your team live in different parts of the world, and work the Titler Live from their...

ChromaKey using ReflecMedia light, backdrop

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMost of us that use Chromakey have painted a wall green or blue. But what if you didn’t have to paint a wall? What if you could put down a grey backdrop, then, with a light, create the chromakey so you can wear that green shirt or blue pants? ReflecMedia has a great solution for your chromakey need. Using a specialized backdrop and a ring-style light around the camera, the backdrop turns the color of the light. A simple system starts at $1900.

Switcher Studio Uses Your Phone for Facebook Live Cameras

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis is not a new idea, but it is a newer innovation. Systems have tried to incorporate mobile video in their production switchers, but there has normally been a fail, especially when audio is involved. Switcher Studio has worked out that problem and turned their program to all mobile devices. I first saw this program at SXSW when a one-on-one interview was being conducted. Two phones, one iPad (for switching the video content). The phones would connect to the iPad via WiFi, then the iPad would not only swap out the video, but also add lower 3rds, graphics, and pre-recorded scenes. I grilled Switcher Studio on the latency issues. The biggest issue being lag from a phone to the audio track being supplied. I was assured that as long as audio came into the iPad via Lightning or headset, it will match...

Flydrive from Seagate and DJI to store your drone’s flight video

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSeagate and DJI have joined forces to make the Flydrive – a portable 2 TB drive that allows you to transfer your captured video from micro SD card, quick and easy. The Fly Drive connects to your computer like any other portable hard drive. With this portable, you can move your drone footage off the copter to continue capture. With 2TB, you can do this 250 times. Fly Drive also comes with 2 months of Adobe Premiere Pro for you to edit your footage.

Belkin Debuts Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBelkin showed off their Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock at CES 2017. The dock boast all the features that Thunderbolt 3 USB-C offers – Two 4K monitor support, 40 GB pass-through to other devices with Thunderbolt 3, and of course, an all-in-one station so you can turn your laptop into a powerhouse. What this Express Dock HD also offers is 170W power supply to charge your devices including that 85W laptop power need. This will give you enough power to also plug in hard drives, video accessories, and phones. On the Express Dock you will get 3 USB-A 3.0 jacks (one on front), audio out on front and back, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort, and 170W power socket. There is no pricing as of yet and shipping is “Soon”. Check out Belkin for more information.  

Roost Water and Freeze Detector Detects Leaks

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIf you’ve ever had a leaking or frozen pipe, you know that is not a fun thing to deal with. being able to detect it before the problem gets out of hand is important. That is what Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector strives to do. We talk with David Henry of Roost at CES 2017 to find out more. Roost is a Wifi enabled product that is placed in an area under the pipes where water pooling could occur. If the device detects any type of precipitation, it will alert you via app to the issue. It will also alert you if the area is too cold or too humid so you can take action. Put the Roost Smart Leak detector by the water heater, under a sink or toilet, or wherever you could expect a water event to happen. The...

Razer Project Valerie Laptop With up to Five 4K screens Using Thunderbolt 3

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIt made news at CES 2017, first as the prototype 3-monitor laptop, then as the demo that got taken at the show. Razer is offering a $25,000 reward for information that will capture the culprit. In the meantime, the laptop is still continuing it’s move forward. The Razer Project Valerie is a triple 17 inch monitor laptop that deploys upon command. This allows for a wrap around experience in your gaming. The machine is currently running a Nvidia GTX 1080. Not much other specs are available for Valerie at this time, as this is a prototype. But we do know one additional spec that really sets this laptop above and beyond… Thunderbolt 3 on Razer Project Valerie By adding the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port, you can add another dual 4K monitor setup to your home use. This gives you five 4K monitors...

Aria Hotel Room Video Walkthrough: Las Vegas, NV

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis last trip to Las Vegas brought me to the Aria Hotel and Convention Center. I stayed in the Deluxe room, a 520 sq. foot room with King bed. The hotel opened in 2009 with 4004 guest rooms and 568 suites. The casino brings over 150,000 square feet of games and includes a 24-table Poker room and high-limit room. The view of the 24th floor was amazing, even though it wasn’t strip-side. I was able to not only get to the convention center pretty easy, I could also access the spa and pools without having to go through the smokey Casino. There is even a “Game Room” which features XBox and PS4 gaming for $12/hour. Aria Hotel Guest Room The Deluxe guest room itself was a little worn. My privacy (do not disturb) button did not work, which they had maintenance come up...

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Sleep Number Brings SleepIQ Kids Bed with Monster Checking – CES 2015

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMonsters? There are no monsters here. How do you know? The SleepIQ Kids bed will keep you safe from monsters and also give your kids a better nights sleep. Taking a cue off the x12 smart bed, the SleepIQ Kids bed from Sleep Number helps children get a better night sleep in a bed that will adjust to their growing needs. Sleep Number announced this new bed at the 2015 International CES show in Las Vegas. We got a first hand look (or more like first body feel) of the SleepIQ Kids bed. The bed contains multiple sensors that pick up on motion and pressure. The bed can give you data such as how the child is breathing or if they are having issues such as nightmares or waking up in the middle of the night. The sleep dashboard (Android or desktop...

I went to New York with Google Glass. No One Hates them Here 1

I Went to New York with Google Glass. No One Hates Them Here…

You might have heard the hate issues associated with Google Glass. Well I would like to tell you my story of how someone either put me down or caused physical violence – but I can’t. And I went to one of the most populated areas in the world. I thought for sure with my recent trip to New York I would get a hater, an accausting of, or at least a “can you please take those off?” Yet all I got was the same questions people in my city would ask. When I arrived in NYC (and after attending part of a conference I was there for) I stopped into 5 Napkins restaurant. Located at 690 9th street in Hell’s Kitchen, this is one place I highly recommend you have a burger at. I arrived at the restaurant and the first person to notice Glass was the host...

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Interview with Downtown Podcast – Bringing in the Community

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSome podcasters have a microphone and computer in a closet to create their shows. Others use a webcam and Google Hangouts. But what if you had a live audience you can play to – and also bring that audience into the show? That is what Downtown Podcast does. I had a great opportunity to speak with a group of podcasters that are not only putting on a great show, they are doing it with the downtown Las Vegas community behind them. The Downtown Podcast is a show recorded live every Thursday night at the Ogden in downtown Las Vegas. The podcast is about the new startup scene being created in the old part of town. Entrepreneurs from all areas are creating this new community that actually is one. People helping people succeed. The crew are creators themselves. Dylan Jorgensen (Ticket Cake), Susan...

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The Freemont Street Experience – Las Vegas, NV

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSYou may have been to the strip in Las Vegas, but have you ever been downtown? Freemont street is another famous area of Vegas and some of the older casinos reside here. I am staying at the Plaza on this trip for CES and decided to show you what happens in this area of Vegas. Binions, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Pioneer club and many other older casinos line this street. The street itself dates back to 1905 and any TV show or movie in the 60’s and 70’s would show scenes from this historic street. Freemont street is the host to one of the largest video monitors on the earth. It spans a few blocks and runs videos every half hour. Called the Space Frame, the illuminated roof of the street is a sight to see as it overshadows the bright lights...

Nest: Thermostat that Learns Habits – #CES Unveiled 0

Nest: Thermostat that Learns Habits – #CES Unveiled

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSNest is the thermostat that learns your habits. When you turn up the temperature, when you turn down the dial. As you continue to use, nest will start to adapt and do the work for you. Best part it can conserve energy. Kate talks a bit about nest – “You literally use it like a manual thermostat” Kate says. ” There are four ways that it learns. Scheduling, something called nest leaf – it learns what temperature you like and gives you a leaf to reward you. It also has auto-away so it has a sensor in there and it learns when you are not home, so it turns it down.” nest also has an energy history to let you know how much you have used, so you can be more conscious of how you control your thermostat. The nest thermostat costs $249. There is a back order on...

Flir Pocket Night Vision Scope 1

Flir Pocket Night Vision Scope

Flir comes out with some great Infra-red and night vision products. This year, Flir is focusing on the Sportsman with the Flir Pocket Night Vision Scope for hunters. Lighter, cheaper, smaller. Available in April, this camera will debut for $19.99. While it’s not military quality, it does have a clean, crisp image. The 5 hour rechargable battery is in the unit. Great for those night activities. Flir interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for CES 2011 in Las Vegas Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

iRobot Scooba Cleaning Bathrooms Around the World 0

iRobot Scooba Cleaning Bathrooms Around the World

iRobot has come to CES with a whole host of new cleaners. However, Scooba is the newest iRobot that is designed to clean your bathroom floors. Todd talks with Nancy with iRobot Scooba 230. The iRobot Scooba has removable floor plates so you can clean the bathroom, then switch plates and clean the kitchen. You have reservoirs that hold water, cleaning solution and then dirty water. Do a sweep (or use Roomba), then Scooba and your floors will be clean! iRobot interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for CES 2011 in Las Vegas Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Refill Ink Cartridges, Be Green with SiloInk 0

Refill Ink Cartridges, Be Green with SiloInk

Of course, we’ve seen printer Ink refill systems. However, SiloInk has a system that gets you green and saves you money to boot. The quality of ink that SiloInk uses has been tested in labs to give you the best printer copies possible. SiloInk’s system actually looks like you are modding your printer to hold more ink. Well, that is what you are doing! SiloInk works with HP, Brother and Epson printers. You attach the cable to your cartridges in the printer and connect to the Ink Silos. SiloInk states you can use your printer ink cartridge 15 times longer. The Silo costs $152 and each color ink $15. SiloInk Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for CES 2011 in Las Vegas. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

DisplayLink USB 3.0 Monitor Extenders 0

DisplayLink USB 3.0 Monitor Extenders

If you need another computer monitor – Maybe need to connect a DVI monitor into a Laptop that has only VGA only – then Display Link has the answer. Using USB, you can connect a second or third monitor. But now, DisplayLink announced the USB 3.0 monitor extension. Display Link USB 3.0 monitor is backwards compatible to USB 2.0, but with the 3.0 you can power a  23 inch monitor. You also don’t need external power cords. If your desktop or notebook has USB 3.0, then the Display Link USB 3.0 is a great add-on. Having an extra monitor to extend a desktop or mirror a station can sometimes increase productivity. Display Link has been working in the space for years to perfect USB monitors. Display Link USB 3.0 interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central at CES 2011 in Las Vegas Nevada Interview by Andy McCaskey of RV News...

TechPodcasts CES: Partner with Us for Live Stream Coverage of CES 2011! 0

TechPodcasts CES: Partner with Us for Live Stream Coverage of CES 2011!

CES 2011 is just around the corner. Of course, we at the Techpodcasts Network have a great opportunity as we are Live Streaming the whole weekend. A crew of a dozen will descend on Las Vegas in January to record all the cool new items. However, this year we will be able to bring it back to home base – 35176 of South Hall Upper level. This is a humongous undertaking. Because of this, we are looking for companies to partner with to make this show happen. This is the opportunity of the new year that will deliver millions of impressions to those companies that we team up with. If you are a company looking to make an impression, or if you know of a company that is looking for opportunity, then being a part of the CES11 will be a great way to jumpstart anything. Check out the Tech Podcast Network...

Rent 4G with Cheetah for Business Trips 0

Rent 4G with Cheetah for Business Trips

Of course, last week I was in Las Vegas. I was dreading the possibility that I had to do uploading / downloading from a hotel connection. Last year, I paid $14.95 a day for 512 down / 256 up on average. Not great if you need to push video for a major event. Terri from Ivy Worldwide turned me on to Cheetah – a local company that rented 4G cards using the Clear 4G network. Their website – 4G4rent – went through the steps – rent the service (pre-pay), they drop the card off at your hotel. Use the service, then when you check out, you leave the card at the front desk. Pretty simple. What was better, though, was the price. I purchased the service from Sunday to Friday and it only cost me $54.00. That was $9 a day. So how was the speed? Well look...

GWP 2010-06-23 #144: From Vegas, HP Tech Forum, Woz Interview 0

GWP 2010-06-23 #144: From Vegas, HP Tech Forum, Woz Interview

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFrom Las Vegas and the HP Tech Forum. This week me and Andy McCaskey pushed out a ton of video. Therefore, this podcast will be short but sweet. It will include the interview with the WOZ! 2nd Summer of Podcasts contest continues. Social Media Day is June 30th A Part of the Mashable Meetup. BLOGWORLD New Media Expo – Save up to 50% by signing up now Sponsor: Solve technical issues faster with GoToAssist Express. Try it FREE for 30 days. Sponsor: Backup Now, backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Code “Geek” for 10% off! Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) iOS4 Jailbroken iPad Unlimited eBay buys RedLaser II – Interview with Steve Wozniak Geekazine Special Video Feed –...

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