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Three Decimators and Why You Need Them

Three Decimators and Why You Need Them

Posted by Jason Jenkins on 1st Feb 2018

Decimator Design has long been known for their famous MD-HX scaler/converter, and for good reason. However, there are two other low priced products in their line-up that deserve some attention as well. The purpose of this post is to give an overview of the three most affordable Decimator Design products, and to let you know how they can make your live streaming/live switching life oh-so much better.Decimator MD-HXConvert SDI to HDMI or HDMI to SDI, while changing the signal, e.g. 1080i59.94 to 1
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The Best Sub-$1K Video Switcher!

The Best Sub-$1K Video Switcher!

Posted by Jason Jenkins on 22nd Jan 2018

We carry two video switchers that are very popular–because they work well–and they cost under $1,000. I often hear the question, "Do you recommend the Roland V-1HD or the Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio HD?". The honest answer is that I recommend both of these switchers! The one best for you is dependent upon your particular needs and wants. The purpose of this blog post is to compare and contrast the V-1HD and the ATEM TVS HD, so that you can determine which one will work the
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Flypack Hack: Mounting a Monitor on a Pop-up Gator Case

Flypack Hack: Mounting a Monitor on a Pop-up Gator Case

Posted by Jason Jenkins on 29th Dec 2017

I was prepping for Dancember; the big, 24-hour charity fund-raising event that we help out with each year. I needed a portable rack case to hold the TriCaster TC1, the SmartView Duo, the SmartView 4K, and a rack shelf for the AJA Helo. The Gator GRC-10X8 PU was almost perfect for the job. Some modifications to the pop-up top will take it over the top! This case was originally designed for audio gear, and the pop-up top is meant to hold an audio mixer at up to a
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TriCaster TC1 Powers 24-Hour Charity Fundraiser

TriCaster TC1 Powers 24-Hour Charity Fundraiser

Posted by Jason Jenkins on 18th Dec 2017

For the third year running, I had the opportunity to put together all the multi-camera live switching tech for Dancember, a 24-hour live streaming, charity fund-raiser. Raising money for hungry kids, while playing with the latest live switching tech? I'm all in! My dream list for this show included a NewTek TriCaster TC1 with a couple of NewTek PTZ1 NDI cameras. I also integrated a PTZOptics 20x SDI camera. I was hoping to do all NDI on the PTZ's but the NDI firmware update for the
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Video: Sound Devices MixPre-10T Demo

Video: Sound Devices MixPre-10T Demo

Posted by Dave Fisk on 4th Dec 2017

In this week's video, Dave gives us an overview and demo of Sound Devices' new 10-input recorder with built-in timecode, the Sound Devices MixPre-10T. Transcript: TThe MixPre-10T from Sound Devices is their latest recorder in the MixPre Series. In terms of functionality, with the same features of the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6, they are the same and has the same Kashmir preamps as the previous MixPre recorders as well as analog limiters and an amazin
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Building a Rig for Recipe Videos

Building a Rig for Recipe Videos

Posted by Jason Jenkins on 30th Nov 2017

Recipe videos are all over Facebook right now. If you haven't seen them then you likely have no friends. No Facebook friends that is! I know my feed has quite a few food videos passing through it on a regular basis––even after weeding out some of the more diabetes-inducing, artery-clogging genres. Generally, the videos link to a blog where the full recipe can be found. The blog has ads on it, which is where the revenue comes from, which is what pays for the production of the video. 
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NDI Use Case: Hockey Arena

NDI Use Case: Hockey Arena

Posted by Jason Jenkins on 29th Nov 2017

The Xfinity Arena has been here in Everett, WA since 2003, and its staple tenant is the Everett Silvertips WHL Hockey team. I worked the AV booth for the first three years hockey was in town. The arena had a Matrox Digisuite based live switching system that, frankly, was outdated before it was even installed. Don't even get me started on that! Fortunately, they are now in the modern age with a terrific TriCaster 860 and a 3Play 440! When they have needs that exceed their expertise, they give
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Holiday Gifts for an Up-And-Coming Video Influencer

Holiday Gifts for an Up-And-Coming Video Influencer

Posted by DVEStore on 22nd Nov 2017

LitraTorch & Double Mount for Single Torch Light $91.95 Litra's LitraTorch Photo and Video Light is a small compact light fixture no larger than a GoPro Sessions camera. It features a daylight balanced (5700K) output in either strobe or continuous output. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and can be charged via micro-USB charging port. The output is flicker free at any of the three continuous output settings.
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