We are super excited to head to beautiful Philadelphia at the end of June for the ISTE 2015 Conference! From June 28th through July 1st we will be showing off Wirecast and ScreenFlow at booth 1262. Come stop by and say hello, or check out some of the great extra curricular activities all week long! Read the rest of this entry →
As Switch continues to grow, so do the needs of our audience. As a result, we are excited to announce a new license level for Switch: Switch Plus!
Priced at $49, Switch Plus fits in between the free Switch Player and the $295 Switch Pro, including all the features of Switch Player, and adding playback support for HEVC, MPEG-2 (on Windows) and AC3 audio; export support for MPEG-4, QuickTime, MPEG-2 TS/PS, Apple ProRes, H.264, as well as support for caption playback, and professional audio meters.
For a full comparison of all three versions, visit our website.
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Another great contribution from our very own Paul Turner!
Video over IP
Everywhere you turn right now, you’ll run into the term “Video over IP”. The problem with the term is that it means different things to different people, which can make information sharing a little difficult. I thought it might be good to discuss the different interpretations of the term, so you can decide what you think it means, and be prepared when someone else uses it in another context.
IP stands for “Internet Protocol”, and IP is the backbone for how the internet and most any network delivers data. However, in our industry, most people associate Video-over-IP as either:
- Live video “signals” being pushed over Ethernet as a replacement for baseband SDI.
- File-based media that has been created or captured and is then transferred between systems, over a network, as individual frames, clips or programs.
A very quick post this week. We have recently put together a series of short tutorials to get you started on streaming with Wirecast. Hopping straight into the world of live streaming can be daunting, and learning a brand new software is never easy, so take some time to review these tutorials. You will learn everything from plugging in your first camera to sending your live stream to a content delivery network (and what a CDN is, of course!).
You can find the videos on our Wirecast YouTube page, or in the resources section of the Wirecast Product Page on our website. Take a look and let others know that there is an easy way to get started with Wirecast! Read the rest of this entry →
We want to thank everyone who was able to stop by our booth and say hello! We introduced multiple new products and updates, won awards, gave talks and gave away some amazing prizes. It is always a pleasure to be able to share our passions with everyone. If you weren’t able to make it this year, we are already planning for next time around, so see you all next year in Las Vegas at NAB 2016!
Enjoy a video roundup of the highlights of our time at NAB 2015.
John Pallett sits in on “Future of Broadcasting” panel presented by Teradek:
If you record with ScreenFlow on a MacBook, chances are you will be recording in 16:10 resolution. I get to use a late 2013, 15 inch retina display MacBook Pro when I make videos with ScreenFlow. If you haven’t used this machine in particular, it is tons of fun. It is powerful, beautiful and its high pixels per inch make the retina display shine! The only issue I run into is the native 16:10 resolution.
When creating an HD video, then uploading it to YouTube, you will want it to be 1920:1080, standard HD, which works out to an aspect ratio of 16:9. While you can change your canvas size in ScreenFlow to be 1920:1080, the recording from your MacBook screen will actually be a bit taller than your canvas. This unfortunate incompatibility, 16:10 vs. 16:9, means you either have to stretch your recording to fit, or crop off either the top or bottom. So frustrating! Read the rest of this entry →
So you want to learn how to go about creating your very own podcast, but have no idea where to start. Don’t worry, we have a couple suggestions to get you started on the right track.
The first step is to make sure you have the right equipment. You don’t need to shell out thousands of dollars for all the gear. You’ll need:
- Recording Software – We are biased, but try out the new ScreenFlow 5. Record and edit your podcast in one simple application.
- USB microphone – The microphone built into your computer is not going to give you the quality you want. Around here we use the Blue Yeti USB mic, but there are many options out there.
- Pop filter – A good pop filter helps to even out noise levels and reduce sounds that occur in normal speech. Recordings can turn a normal exhalation of breath into something far more explosive!
- Mixer – Although not as vital as the items above, a mixer can really dial in the audio in your podcast. Do some research to see if dropping the cash is something you need to do.
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the New Media Expo (NMX) start in just under two weeks at the Las Vegas Convention Center! We will be at both shows giving presentations, hosting giveaways, and demoing current and future products from April 13th through the 16th. You can find us in Booth SL3305 at NAB and N8010 at NMX! Stop by, say hello and enter to win one of our many giveaways! Read the rest of this entry →