The Friday Roundup – Resolutions, Map Zooms and Assorted Tips

Can You Really See The Difference 1080 Vs 4k?
Last week I referred to a few articles on the subject of the latest and greatest in video making from the point of view of chasing resolutions.
I often see people talking endlessly about the absolute need for 4K or whatever resolution or standard “de jour” as being THE answer to better videos.
To some degree the reason…
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NAB 2019: Teradek 4K wireless video with almost zero latency

Teradek’s range of wireless video systems just got an immense update at NAB with brand new 4K versions abound. We caught up with the company at NAB 2019 to chat about the capabilities of the new gear.

If you require low latency wireless video on set, Teradek’s range of systems should be at the very top of your list of considerations. But until recently these have been resolutely HD in nature. Enter Teradek’s new range of devices, which take the low/zero latency capabilities of the existing devices and enables 4K resolutions. To achieve this type of latency at such high resolutions is a pretty solid achievement given how accessible the Teradek products are in terms of price.

Below, Bas Goossens catches up with the company at NAB 2019 to talk about everything new the company has to offer. We were impressed.

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Midtown Video post NAB 2019 live event covers NewTek + LiveU

Earlier this week, Miami-based leading pro video dealer and rental house, Midtown Video, hosted a live event, in person and on the Internet, for instant global consumption. The 43-minute, multi-camera event focused on —and employed— some new technologies released at NAB 2019 from LiveU (streaming encoders, now featuring H.265/HEVC) and NewTek, including two I had previously reported from NAB in Las Vegas. Ahead you’ll have access to the video replay of the event, still photos and my comments.

From left: Lindsey Koggan (camera operator/Midtown Video), Alex Guirola (audio/Midtown Video) , Adrian Allen (technical director/Steady Image), Jesse Miller (host/Midtown Video)

From left: Matt Leone (camera operator/Midtown Video), Alex Udell (NewTek), Scott Sheehan (LiveU), Lindsey Koggan (camera operator/Midtown Video)
The live event used a NewTek TriCaster TC1 with NDI as the centerpiece for switching, character generator, recording and encoding the show.
Kenn Miller/Debby Miller of Midtown Video and Kevin Sprague of TwoStudio.com.

Fernando Iglesias of Midtown Video interacts with Jesse Miller live, as they recall NAB 2019’s featured moments and topics.

Jesse Miller of Midtown Video converses with a remote guest Cuong Thi from LiveU about the model LU-300 H.265/HEVC encoder during the live Midtown Video event. Cuong Thi connected live from Oklahoma using the LU-300 encoder with cellular modems.
Jorge Dighero of NewTek is the second live remote guest, who connected live via Skype, as you’ll see and see and hear below in the replay.

Full replay

Above is the full video replay of the event, just as it was broadcast live from MidtownVideo.com headquarters in Miami, Florida, United States.

My addendum about NewTek’s Live Story Creator

Although Jorge Dighero emphasized the use of Microsoft Word, NewTek’s Live Story Creator also works perfectly with Google Docs by exporting a .docx file. This means that a Live Story Creator script can even be created on a Chromebook using Google Docs with TriCaster commands in the comments and by selecting particular styles dedicated to either lower thirds or the new NewTek teleprompter feature, exported as a .docx file and sent to any TriCaster which has a NewTek Premium Access subscription.

Image courtesy of NewTek.

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Introducing Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces: Easy and Safe way to Park and Back up Projects to the Cloud

As anybody in production knows, high quality media means larger, more complex projects. A production team needs the ability to back up data quickly and conveniently in order to protect their work and keep content moving forward. The most efficient and cost effective solution is cloud based storage- offered with the award winning Avid Nexis.

Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces is designed to cater to small or mid sized news, sports and post-production teams who need to back up their Avid NEXIS storage space. This ad on service enables a production team to store media offsite and scale storage space on demand. This solution comes at a lower cost with less risk.

Avid NEXIS Cloud spaces simplify the lives of editors, journalists and producers in post production environments. It provides a place to store unfinished projects that are out of production, while having them remain easily accessible.

Cloudspaces eliminate the need to manually shuttle media to external sites when the Avid NEXIS unit is full.

For those on the technical side, Cloudspaces provide a safe way to backup all media. When setting up an offsite system, the process can be complex and time consuming. However, Cloudspaces eliminate the need for additional hardware or software components- creating a fully integrated storage solution.

Cloudspaces are also available with one simple upgrate to your Avid NEXIS Enterprise or Avid NEXIS PRO storage system. There are a variety of subscription plans available including a “get 3 months of Cloudspaces storage for free” option.

Stop investing money in NAS or DAS storage drives that add complexity and risk to production workflows every time you need extra storage. With Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces, you can match your storage expense to your business needs, easily scale up your capacity as needed, and safely park and back up media while leveraging Avid NEXIS to manage your on-premises workspaces and cloudspaces together for greater workflow efficiency.

Gary Green, Avid

Check out the full article from Avid HERE

Learn more about Avid HERE

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Avid Celebrates Avengers Infinity Warҳ Timeline

In celebration of this weekends-already- smash hit, Avengers: Endgame, Avid is sharing the timeline for Avengers Infinity War. Infinity War- the predecessor to Avengers: Endgame- was cut on Avid Media Composer.

Earlier this week Avid retweeted pictures of Infinity War’s 40 layer timeline, shedding some light on the Media Composer masterpiece. The tweet read:

Who’s ready for @Avengers: End Game? In the meantime, here’s a look back at the timeline of @MarvelStudios’ previous installment: Infinity War”.

avid.com/mediacomposer
#filmmaking #editing #avid #mediacomposer #avengers #avengersendgame #timelinetuesday

Avid via Twitter

For anybody who dabbles in film editing- professionally or as a hobby- a look at a blockbuster timeline should be an educating experience.

Infinity Wars editor, and Avid Media Composer user Jeffery Ford, was also involved in a short video bringing viewers through an editors thought process when working on a major film, like The Avengers.

Check out the video below

Watch the video on Youtube HERE

Ford discusses the editors most important duty, making a project feel seemless- esepcially when that means compansating for a production team. This is something Avid Media Composer was perfect for.

The newest version of Avid Media Composer (2019) will be available in May.

Below is the full look at the Avengers: Infinity War timeline, released by Avid

Check out a full view of the timeline HERE

Read the full article from Y.M. Cinema Magazine HERE

Learn more about Avid HERE

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