In Review: SlingStudio, A Whole New Perspective

Equipment / Tech Reviews Monday, December 18, 2017
When I was first approached about doing a product review for SlingStudio (owned by DISH), I was pretty skeptical. What would a huge company known for delivery content know about creating content? But I digress. I come from the traditional sit behind the switcher in the truck produce and punch the show or game. You get it. Big setups, lots of presets and time. Then it dawned on me that multicamera (multi-source) is mostly the same however you approach it. It's really all about scaling your production plan to the scale of the production and what is it that you want your audience to see and experience.

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase

Equipment / Tech Reviews Friday, December 15, 2017
This year the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes received a complete technology update, including an 8K LED upstage display providing lifelike dynamic scenery. Additionally, digital projection mapping of the iconic theatre stretched an immersive environment across all eight of the venue’s arches. Cutting edge content creation studio Obscura Digital was tasked with making audiences feel even more connected to the show, with brand new visual content for both the LED and projection. batwin + robin productions also returned to update and enhance existing content from previous shows. The result is a truly unique show experience.

ProductionHUB Presents: The OMG Last Minute Gift Guide

Equipment / Tech Reviews Monday, December 11, 2017
Listen, we have all been there. Head down, eyes locked on the screen, hammering on a project, gotta hit that deadline, and now it is only a few days to the holidays. You, my friend, haven’t even thought once about the people on your list. Boy, are you Scrooged. Or are you? We humbly submit that it is not too late to find that perfect gift for those creative professionals in your life. Better yet maybe even find a gift for your self to put under the tree. Either way, you are bound to make out like a bandit. Check out our ProductionHUB list of hand-picked gifts that are sure to please the video production enthusiast in your life.


DP Scott Sorensen Uses Cutting-Edge Robotics for Megabots

Miscellaneous Monday, December 04, 2017
MegaBots uses cutting-edge robotics technology to create giant 16-foot-tall, internally-piloted humanoid robots. Two years ago, MegaBots challenged Japanese robotics company Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a giant robot duel, and the Japanese team accepted the challenge. During the building and testing stages, Sorensen used Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras throughout the shoot to capture every possible angle, inside and outside of the robot.


How to Keep Content Secure in the Age of Super Hacks

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Hacks cost the media and entertainment industry hundreds of millions of dollars in unrecoverable asset monetization and many professionals could potentially lose their job and even careers as a result of these significant losses. Sony Pictures, HBO, Netflix have all suffered from stolen content and major losses. Today, media facilities all over the world are looking at ways of preventing hacks and securing their lucrative content.

2017 Black Friday Shopping List

Equipment / Tech Reviews Wednesday, November 22, 2017
ProductionHUB has the inside scoop on B&H Photo's best Black Friday deals. Whether you're looking for cool gear and gifts for your favorite video production enthusiast, or you're trying to find the best deals on new equipment to update your own kit, your shopping list starts here.

The Benefits of Video for Non-Profit Organizations

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, November 20, 2017
Why would a non-profit want to invest in video or motion content? We all know that quality video costs money and that non-profits have limited funds. What would encourage them to make this sort of costly investment? Partnering with a global reaching yet locally-owned multimedia production facility that stays plugged into their community can be an untapped resource for non-profits.