Miscellaneous Monday, September 19, 2022
The Broadcast industry is going through one of the most rapid and significant industry transformations in history and IP is a huge enabler of this movement. Companies that had long relied on SDI workflows are seeing the benefits of converting to an IP-based infrastructure that not only enables operational flexibility, agility, and modern economics, but also reliable broadcast-quality distribution of live video content over the Internet. While some organizations have been slow to migrate to IP infrastructures, one modern broadcaster has seen the potential of IP from the very beginning.

Why are entertainment platforms livestreaming on TikTok?

Miscellaneous Monday, July 25, 2022
Why are entertainment platforms livestreaming on TikTok? The short answer to this question is that it’s promotional. There are a lot of eyeballs on TikTok and therefore entertainment platforms (along with a lot of other brands) want to be there for unabashed marketing. But there are also a lot of eyeballs on YouTube and Instagram too, so among the battling platforms what makes TikTok content stand out?

How IP will transform broadcast operations

Miscellaneous Friday, July 15, 2022
NetOn.Live is a company that has created a full IP software solution that makes flexible, scalable, cost-effective, and efficient live broadcast a reality. LiveOS, which won the Remote Production category at the 2022 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards, is a ground-breaking modular software platform for live and recorded media production.

The Missing Link between M&E, Global Data, and Talent Resources

Miscellaneous Wednesday, July 13, 2022
The M&E industry was one of the most heavily impacted when the pandemic hit. Demand for online content for entertainment and education increased dramatically while in-person video shoots were put on hold to allow for social distancing. The industry needed to shift almost overnight to computer-generated animations, visual effects, and repurposing content libraries. As the pandemic stretched from months into years, organizational and talent resources became much more decentralized and distributed geographically and across the various technology platforms used. And with that, the ever-increasing amounts of data followed the same pattern – outgrowing decentralized and distributed data management models.

In Review: The Cine Lens Manual

Miscellaneous Thursday, July 7, 2022
Over the course of my career, I have seen and read lots of books or manuals that have covered all kinds of equipment and best production practices. That being said, The Cine Lens Manual by Jay Holben and Christopher Probst, ASC respectively goes right to the front of the line. Clearly a labor of love,The Cine Lens Manual answers most every fundamental and advanced question you might ever have about motion picture optics—history, design, technical specifications, and great insights. Written in a very conversational style, Jay and Christopher have totally nailed it.

Audio is a Big Part of the Mix

Miscellaneous Monday, June 13, 2022
The importance of audio in live broadcasts and videos tends to be underrated, while we all agree that a poor sound makes the footage less attractive, or even bland. But what does it take to deliver compelling audio?

Movies You Didn't Know Were Filmed in Orlando

Miscellaneous Monday, June 6, 2022
If you're planning a move to Orlando, you might be interested in learning a few of its secrets. Did you know, for example, that Orlando is one of the most popular filming locations in the United States? Yes, there are many movies you didn't know were filmed in Orlando. There are numerous reasons why studios and independent filmmakers choose to film in this town. If you are a filmmaker, you will be pleased to know that there are many filmmaking opportunities in Orlando. Not only that, but you can also enjoy watching the production of many big and small-budget films too.

Highlighting Incredible Women in Production: Directors of Photography

Miscellaneous Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Each year, more and more women filmmakers are stepping into critical roles and getting the credit they deserve, from directing to camera operation, production design and editing. In this piece, we're celebrating just a few of the incredible women DPs by highlighting their accomplishments, their stories, and advice they have for other women in the industry, as well as some of their most notable work.

It’s Showtime: Getting Ready for 2022 NAB (Part One)

Miscellaneous Tuesday, April 5, 2022
It seems like it's been forever since we had the chance to get on the NAB Show floor and honestly, I'm so ready! The people I've talked to are MORE than excited with the prospect of seeing new gear and catching up with industry friends both old and new. If you know us, then you know we'll be there to provide tons of coverage, including our very own ProductionHUB Awards of Excellence.

The Future of Service: How Haivision Connect Enables Worship from Anywhere

Miscellaneous Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Over the last two years, we’ve seen a significant increase in the demand for live and on-demand content across all industries as in-person events, including church services, were put on pause. Since the Covid pandemic began, more organizations turned to employing remote technologies, and now that these technologies are becoming the norm, the world has come to realize how useful they are. Much like hybrid work models, the trend of virtual events is becoming more popular and is here to stay. Ministries and churches recognize the benefit of live streaming services as it allows them to build online communities and reach a wider audience.