Tagged: video production

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...

NewTek Open Source NDI Standard for Video Production

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn a video production environment, spreading out tasks between computers can help in many different ways. From producing the video for public consumption to creating archive and even monitoring systems. Network Device Interface (NDI) is a standard that can bridge devices together – and you don’t even have to own a Tricaster. While at NAB, I talked with Phillip Nelson of NewTek about this open standard. NDI was announced back in 2015 to communicate with devices over Gigabit Ethernet. A standard that almost all corporate and video production buildings (even home studios) have. The idea is to have one computer send video or other items over to the production machine without having to convert or render. The end result is a reduction in production workflow. Many different programs have already adopted NDI into their systems. You don’t even need NewTek products...

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HP Z1 All in One Workstation for Minimal Space Video Editing – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHP showed off two high-end video production machines at NAB this year. The Z820 and the Z1 All-in-one workstation. Dan Bennett guided us through this Z1 workstation with the all-in-one form factor. Some great highlights included the ease of opening this all-in-one system, hydraulics so you don’t close the case too quickly and the optimization for thermal and acoustic performance. The HP Z1 ranges from a Core-i3 all the way to a Xeon processor. Other features – MXM Thermal card video processing, an internal USB so you can put the software key dongle into the computer and lock it so someone can’t steal the dongle. Pro Tools iLock license dongle would be a good example. If you don’t need that, you can put in a wireless keyboard or Bluetooth USB connector. Pricing for the Z1 starts at $1700 (Core i3 with integrated graphics)....

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HP Z820 Workstation for Video Production – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDuring our interviews at NAB I kept hearing about the Z820 and Z1 workstations by HP. So I went right to the source to find out what makes these desktop computers so special. I met up with Dan Bannett, HP workstation lead engineer. We tore apart a HP Z820 desktop with dual Xeon processors to see just how powerful this machine is. The Z820 was a RED edition – with RED mockup bay to show how to connect your RED camera and use the Rocket encoding card. We also learned about Fusion-IO partnership with the IOFX card for uncompressed 4k video work. We also look at the HP Z1 workstation, which you can see in the next video.

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Cinnafilm Brings Dark Energy to Clean up Old, Grainy Video – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCreating video nowadays with the right camera can bring you high quality images. Older videos or smaller camera (like GoPro) bring distortions of film grain or low light pixelation.  Cinnafilm addresses these issues with a program called Dark Energy. This software helps upscale video and also clean up the imperfections. Co-Founder and COO Ernie Sanchez of Cinnafilm discusses some of the products that their company is presenting at NAB, solving this problem. Cinnafilm’s solution – Using the GPU and CPU in their video production – which is why they use HP systems. Their software works best on this combination; the end result is getting videos done faster. Anyone that has sat waiting for a video to render and uploaded before a deadline understands the need for this type of system. During the video, we get to see Dark Energy in action as they cleaned...

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North Plains on Digital Asset Management – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSVideo is critical in communications of relevant content as quickly as possible, but maintaining control of your brand and marketing message. Eric Courville of North Plains talks about recent acquisitions that allow them to merge web and marketing video production with broadcast oriented management of digital assets.  The Northplains platform makes assets available under controlled management for large organizations such as Turner Broadcasting, that have millions of assets that must be cataloged Finding the content quickly and getting it deployed over a variety of platforms are critical business success factors. Calvin Zito, @ HPStorageGuy discusses the role that HP Express Query technology has in their products.

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Darim V-Studio for Green Screen Video Production – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Planning to ramp up your video production using green screen technology? Check out the Darim V-Studio. You can set up a professional looking studio in an area the size of a cubical (4′ x 3′). This will create a virtual studio so you can get a more professional appearance. Whether making how-to videos for work or creating that new YouTube hit news show – Darim V-Studio could be the way to create a back drop to your show. Darim has multiple products to create multi-view or single view. The VS1000 and VS2000 are appliances that can do 2D or 3D background components. [cessponsor] TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com

Ramblings – 8-01-2009 – Podcast Patent What? 0

Ramblings – 8-01-2009 – Podcast Patent What?

You can Patent Podcasting? It was an interesting week. The one thing that just seemed to be the strangest is that a company called VoloMedia decided to put a patent on Podcasting. While we’re all still trying to wrap our heads around it, I can see how this can happen. I remember years ago I heard of patent cases all around of people who didn’t really invent something clean up because there was no document on it. Of course, the more famous story goes to the girl who invented that clip to store your sunglasses on your car’s visor. The story goes she used Bobby-pins to invent the clip. Someone else saw the idea and made an adjustment, then patented it for their own. The end result is that girl lost out on millions of $$ Yeah, this is not no visor clip and we are no little...

Week in Tech History – 3-23-09 – Gateway Buys Amiga 0

Week in Tech History – 3-23-09 – Gateway Buys Amiga

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Amiga has been sort of an enigma in the computer industry. It started in 1982 as the Amiga corporation, then Commodore purchased the line to put in their family of computers. The computer was held high for video production – with a video toaster, the system could do as much as a mac or PC, but for less price. Commodore of course folded up, but the Amiga line still tried to thrive. On March 27th 1997, Gateway 2000 decided to take over the reigns and be the home to this great machine. We have since seen Gateway come and go. Other historical notes for this week – the EU lands a fine on Microsoft, Microsoft splits into 5 while Motorola splits into 2. Seagate gets bought by Veritas and Kevin Mitnik pleads guilty to wire fraud. Finally we see Excel 4.0...

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