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4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Portable Camera

Source: 4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Portable Camera | The Tip Jar | NewTek Tips & Tricks

This topic can be very confusing to a lot of people. If you’re just starting out in the industry and looking to purchase new equipment, you might think that when it comes to picking up a camera, you can just check out what is on sale at Best Buy, and you’ll be all set to go. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Whether you’re shooting for live production or post, there are many things that need to be considered: size and weight if you will be using it to shoot handheld or in the field, camera resolution, image sensor, audio/video outputs (this is especially relevant for live production), etc. If you’re looking for a “professional” quality camera, prices range all over the map but decent ones can be found for $1,000-$4,000, and there are many options out there. So, how do you know where to start? Here are four things to consider when picking up your new production camera.

Using Your SmartPhone to Measure Green Screen Lighting

http://tips.newtek.com/using-your-smartphone-to-measure-green-screen-lighting/ Regardless what kind of green screen setup you’re using or how you’re lighting it, you need to ensure that your screen is evenly-lit from the camera’s perspective. That means the screen behind your subject is all the same color and brightness. This can be harder than you may think, especially using a pop-up green…

Shared Storage Opens Doors For TriCaster and 3Play Customers

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The once well-defined lines separating video production from post-production have blurred, creating a situation in which tools central to successful live production are being integrated with technology more often associated with the post realm.

As a result, technical directors, editors, graphics specialists, replay operators and others are seeking solutions that more tightly integrate technologies to meet their real-world workflow demands than fall into some neat, well-defined category within a theoretical video universe that doesn’t exist today.

One prime example is the interplay between network-attached storage and the NewTek multi-camera HD/SD video production platforms. With TriCaster integrated into a video production or post ecosystem by way of an Ethernet connection and shared storage, anyone running the TriCaster has immediate access to a potentially unlimited number of media assets, including video clips, animations, audio and graphics, directly from the TriCaster control surface.