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Sun Screens Productions switches to EVS’ Dyvi for the latest season of American Idol
With the popularity of live competition TV shows continuing to increase and attract bigger audiences, the production levels required to make them have never been higher. Consequently, it’s now common practice to employ a second technical director or “screens TD” along with the lighting department’s graphics server operator to create the look and feel of the extravagant LED video tile-intensive sets. For most live productions today, a “screens team” along with the LED tech is usually needed to manage the LED tiles, as many of the stages have millions of LED pixels and countless lighting rig configurations.
Published on Friday, September 20, 2019 10:00 AM
In Review: Marshall Electronics CV506 Mini HD Camera (3G/HD-SDI, HDMI)
I normally don’t start off a product review with the word “fun”, but I have to tell you man was this camera fun. Don’t get me wrong, the Marshall CV506 has some serious features that would rival some cameras costing twice as much.
Published on Monday, January 18, 2021 10:00 AM
2018 NAMM Hits the Ground Running
This year might just be getting warmed up, but one of the largest gatherings of music and audio professionals is ready to get things going. With tons of exhibitors and scores (sorry, another bad pun) of workshops, meetings, and award ceremonies the 2018 NAMM show is bound to have something for everyone under the roof of the Anaheim convention center.
Published on Monday, January 8, 2018 10:00 AM
For the Love of 4K: Latest Trends/New Products
Many of us “industry veterans” have marveled to see the exponential rate of speed at which our industry has grown. My partner, Mark Schulze, started our video production business “Crystal Pyramid Productions” in 1981. So together we have witnessed the advent of videotape (VHS, Beta (which met with a tragic death), ¾”, 1”, Betacam SP, D2 and DVCam). We moved from 4x3 standard definition to 16x9 HD. Then we abandoned tape and entered the digital realm of discs and cards. We held our breath during the “3D Scare,” thinking we might have to address the need for it with our clients. Fortunately, nobody seems to appreciate wearing those 3D glasses.
Published on Monday, February 13, 2017 10:42 PM
5 Remote Tips for Colorists
Color is one part of the creative process that has distinct advantages to being completed in person. Typically, you’re working with the original footage, which can be quite large and hard to transfer over the internet. If you’re the client, it’s best to see exactly what the colorist is seeing. If you’re the colorist, you definitely want your client approving the color on your color calibrated monitor.
Published on Monday, June 22, 2020 10:43 AM
Basics to Creating Effective Educational Videos
What tool would you prefer if you were to learn about something: a video or a text? Chances are you’re going to select the video because 65 percent of people are visual learners. This means that if teachers choose to lecture without any visuals, they may be reaching less than half of the class. This is something every educator has to avoid.
Published on Monday, August 6, 2018 10:00 AM
College Sports Production: Big Remote Truck or Streaming?
The demand for live televised college sports has never been higher. From all of the biggest and best college football programs to sports that you may never have seen before, the heat is on to produce the type of high production quality that viewers expect. With colleges and conferences building their own networks, it's no wonder that crews are busier than ever. Where do we start?
Published on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:00 AM
Pivot Point: Smart Production Companies Find Their Way in Uncertain Times
I wanted to take some time and get some of the great positive production stories posted that are going on out there right now. Most of the people I know in the production business are very positive people, pragmatic, but still positive. That's me as well! Let’s cut to the chase, literally. We caught up with John Hyland and Darren Thomas from 1DS Collective a Los Angeles based production company. They (1DS Collective) got the call at the last minute to make a live stream racing event happen. No problem really, except when your resources are scattered all over the country! Here we go.
Published on Monday, April 6, 2020 10:00 AM
Big Risks, Bigger Rewards: Tackling Live Outdoor Production
It’s almost the Fourth of July and many of the production pros are loading up for the big outdoor production runs of the summer. But let’s face it — in reality, working outdoors can be a year-round challenge. From freezing rain and blistering heat too long days and nights, executing live multi-camera outdoor productions can be a daunting, yet exhilarating experience.
Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:00 AM
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