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Meet the ScreenFlow-er: Vaida Bogdan

October 22, 2014 in Interviews, Meet the ScreenFlow-er, Product, Production, ScreenFlow, Tips and Tricks by Lucas Bischofberger

Vaida BogdanMy name is Vaida Bogdan and I’m an experiential trainer. A few years ago I moved my trainings online in an attempt to reach more students and I was confronted with the killer of online trainings: BOREDOM!

In this article I’ll tell you how I’ve used Screenflow to catch the killer and “trim” it out of existence.

You see, in an offline class you can intuitively realize when people start losing focus or getting bored. There, you have options: you can ask questions, play a game to energize them, skip/rephrase the boring part in other words — INTERACT.

This *intervention* doesn’t happen in an online class. If your students lose their focus at a point in the video, they’ll just ALT+TAB to their Facebook account and from there on *you’re the background noise*!

Maintaining the student’s attention and facilitating learning are *the* goals of online educators everywhere. Read the rest of this entry →

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Wirecast at Wayfarers Chapel

October 8, 2014 in Interviews, News, Product, Wirecast, Wirecast Rockstars by Lucas Bischofberger

WayfarersSteve Smith, the Chapel Video Director at Wayfarers Chapel, is using Wirecast to bring a new experience to the lucky couples getting married at the iconic “Glass Church.”

Wayfarers Chapel Background

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Southern California coast, Wayfarers Chapel has been hosting weddings and Sunday services for over 60 years in its intimate 100 seat venue. Sponsored by the Swedenborgian Church and designed by Lloyd Wright, son of the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, it is commonly referred to as “The Glass Church”. Hosting many hundreds of weddings a year, Wayfarers historic architecture and picturesque location make it a destination wedding location attracting couples from the world over. To satisfy demand Wayfarers can provide services for up to 6 weddings a day, 300+ days a year. Read the rest of this entry →

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DPP: From Tape to File in the UK with Vantage

October 3, 2014 in Company, Employee Spotlight, Industry, Interviews, News, Product by Lucas Bischofberger

DPP

Telestream’s Paul Turner

As of this past Tuesday, “File Delivery Day,” file transfer in the UK has been changed dramatically.  Thanks to the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) in the UK, all television programs are now delivered to broadcasters in a single, regulated package. Paul Turner, Telestream’s Vice President of Enterprise Product Management, takes a moment to reflect on the changes, and how Vantage can facilitate the delivery of a new standard for broadcasters.

Fast and Easy DPP File Creation with Vantage

You may have heard that as of October 1st, the UK public broadcasters have standardized upon DPP files as their interchange formats. Because of this, content owners and producers who supply those companies must deliver them in the DPP format. DPP files must observe the correct timeline structure: they must contain the correct metadata, and they must be encoded to exacting standards with the highest possible quality. Read the rest of this entry →

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Wirecast 6 Feature Preview Roundup!

September 30, 2014 in Company, News, Product, Product, Tips and Tricks, Wirecast, Wirecast by Lucas Bischofberger

FeaturesWirecast 6 is Coming Soon!

Over last month or so, we have been leaking a few features of the upcoming Wirecast 6.  In case you didn’t catch them all, here is a quick round up of what we have shown, and a bit more info! Hope you enjoy!

 

1. Replay Button

We started off with a quick .gif of a new set of buttons on the home screen of Wirecast.  What were they? Replay controls.  When Wirecast 6 is released, the pro version will come equipped with a replay feature allowing for on the fly slo-mo or realtime replay.  Sports, news, loops….so many possibilities!

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Adding Transitions to Short Clips in ScreenFlow

September 19, 2014 in Product, ScreenFlow, Tips and Tricks by Lucas Bischofberger

Transition Workarounds

Editing video can be tedious, especially when it comes to transitions between two clips that are a bit too short to handle the transition.  Follow along as I show you my two favorite ways of getting around this problem.

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Telestream at IBC

September 12, 2014 in Company, Industry, News, Product, Switch, Wirecast by Lucas Bischofberger

IBCTelestream is at IBC in Amsterdam!  If you are there, come and see us! We have a host of new exciting announcements and product news to share with everyone.  Hope to see you there! You can find us at stand 7.C12.

 

Product News

Vantage | New transcoding and file-based workflow automation capabilities.

  • Transcode support for the latest OTT, IPtV and 4K formats, including: H.265 (HEVC) encode support, XAVC decode support, ProRes 4444 encoding, 4K/UHDTV support in ProRes and AVC
  • DPP encoding, metadata insertion, packaging, and assembly capabilities
  • Simplified control via CSV-based work order submission
  • Cloud subscriptions with flexible pay-as-you-go pricing
  • A new proxy viewer for the Web Workflow Portal
  • Historical reports showing usage levels across multiple machines and services ■ Nexidia QC integration for automated QC of closed captions, languages & video description Read the rest of this entry →
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Vantage 6.3 Released Today!

August 26, 2014 in Company, News, Product by Lucas Bischofberger

VantageWe are pleased to announce a new release for our Vantage products, including: Post Producer, TrafficManager, Vantage Transcode, Transcode Pro, Analysis, Transcode Multiscreen and Transcode IPTV VOD!  Also, be sure to check out Switch, our media playback, inspection and conversion tool – the perfect companion for Vantage!

Highlights for Vantage 6.3

Template creation in Avid, Adobe, and Final Cut Pro for use by Post Producer – Automated content production is now even easier. Editors can design production templates in their favorite editing system, and Post Producer can then use those templates to mass produce hundreds of customized outputs automatically. This facilitates the creation of templates, and lets users visualize how a template will look prior to rendering in Post Producer. Read the rest of this entry →

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Wirecast Webinar – Beyond the Basics

August 22, 2014 in Industry, News, Product, Product, Tips and Tricks, Wirecast, Wirecast by Lucas Bischofberger

Wirecast WebinarWirecast Webinar

The third installment of our recent Wirecast webinar series is up for your viewing pleasure! In our first two episodes we covered the basics of streaming with Wirecast, and how to train volunteers for live streaming.  This time around we are going deeper into Wirecast to learn how to add a bit of style to your broadcasts!

While geared towards those in the Worship broadcasting world, this webinar focuses on how to use Wirecast to it’s full potential, regardless of your setting.  Join Wirecast Support Team member, and avid live streamer, Stephen Heywood as he shows us his tips and tricks for getting the most out of every broadcast. Read the rest of this entry →

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How to Use Key Frames with Wirecast

August 20, 2014 in Product, Production, Tips and Tricks, Wirecast by Lucas Bischofberger

shutterstock_15942445Finding the perfect recipe for quality in your live stream can be tricky.  There are many ways to manipulate your settings in Wirecast to help boost or lower quality in order to take full advantage of your upload speeds, but even these can prove to be tricky as well.  One variable in particular can take you one step closer to finding that perfect balance of quality and data usage: Key Framing

What are Key Frames?

Key frames at their most basic level are single frames within video that provide a reference point, similar to mile markers on a freeway.  These special frames serve many purposes in video animation, non-linear editing, and in our case, video compression.  In animation, key frames mark points at the beginning and end of a single animation, whereas in editing, they are used as markers for certain editing actions like volume changes.  Key frames in video compression, though, are arguably more complicated. Read the rest of this entry →

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Text to Speech Clips/Robot Voices!

August 15, 2014 in Product, ScreenFlow, Tips and Tricks by Lucas Bischofberger

Text to Speech ClipMy Friend the Robot

Need a goofy sidekick? What about a recorded warning message? Or, maybe you just aren’t comfortable with using your own voice in videos…

Well maybe Alex can help! Or Victoria, Vicky, Bruce, Fred and Kathy! Who are these helpful people? They are our friends built into ScreenFlow! Read the rest of this entry →

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