Gearing Up for 4K Production, Part 3: Storage, Throughput, Switching, and Delivery

This article originally appeared on Streaming Media Producer and was delivered as a talk at Streaming Media Producer Live Two big issues that concern almost everyone making the jump to 4K and UltraHD are throughput and storage. How are you going to manage and transfer all those additional bits? Two big issues that concern almost everyone making the jump to …

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Gearing Up for 4K Production, Part 2: Cameras and Lenses

This article originally appeared on Streaming Media Producer and was delivered as a talk at Streaming Media Producer Live In part 2 of our 3-part series on gearing up for 4K live production, we’ll explore the cameras and lenses available today for professional 4K production. When I talk about cameras with other video producers, one of the questions that I …

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Gearing Up for 4K Production, Part 1: Connectivity, Codecs, and Capture

This article originally appeared on Streaming Media Producer and was delivered as a talk at Streaming Media Producer Live We’ll begin this 3-part series with a look at the two 4K formats and a discussion of why you’d want to shoot in 4K today even though most viewers and potential clients aren’t demanding it, and start to examine the links …

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How to Integrate Real-Time Social Media with Streaming Video

This article originally appeared on Streaming Media Producer Viewers interacting with a second screen while consuming content is not something that we, as producers, have much control over, but by integrating real-time social media with streaming video we can try to maintain viewer engagement and encourage them to use their second screens to interact with the content producers and other …

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Sony a7S Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, Part 3: Video Camera Review

This article was originally published at Streaming Media Producer In the last two articles in this 3-part series on the Sony a7S, we covered a lot of ground discussing what to look for in video lenses and lens adapters for the Sony e-mount that is native to the Sony a7S. Now it is time to take a deeper look at …

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Tutorial: Grass Valley ADVC-G1 Converter

This article was originally published on Streaming Media Producer Some video switchers have built-in scan converters for converting VGA signals to an internal standard that you can use in your live production workflow. If you don’t have that, then you’re going to need a converter like the Grass Valley ADVC-G1 that can convert that VGA to your output. In this …

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Sony a7S Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, Part 2: Adapting Lenses to the E-Mount

This article was originally published on Streaming Media Producer Now that we have covered some of the important characteristics of lenses from a videographer’s perspective, we’ll discuss several of the lens-and-adapter combinations for E-Mount cameras, like the Sony a7S, that are also relevant for the Sony FS100 and FS700/R. Now that I have covered off some of the important characteristics …

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Review: Canon XF205 Professional Camcorder

This review was originally published on Streaming Media Producer The Canon XF205 pro camcorder resembles the acclaimed XA25 consumer model introduced last year in several respects, but adds welcome features such as individual rings for iris, zoom, and focus; 2 additional channels of internal microphone recording; 1080/30P HD-SDI output in the XF205, and more. As such, the XF205 comes highly …

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Tutorial: Mixing, Switching, and Streaming Live with the Roland VR-3EX All-in-One A/V Mixer

This tutorial was originally published on Streaming Media Producer In this tutorial we’ll explore the robust audio and video mixing, switching, and live-delivery feature set of Roland’s versatile next-generation 4-input VR-3EX, HDMI-capable A/V mixer.

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Sony a7S Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, Part 1: Lens Options

This article was originally published on Streaming Media Producer. People are buzzing about the Sony a7S, so Streaming Media Producer is launching a comprehensive three-part review. In this first part, we’ll examine lens options for the Sony a7S and related cameras, as well as what to look for in a video lens. Everyone is talking about the Sony α7S, Sony’s …

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