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What on Earth is “Drop Frame Timecode?”

September 1, 2015 in Industry, News, Tips and Tricks by Lucas Bischofberger

TimecodeAnother great contribution from our very own Paul Turner!

It All Has to do With the History of NTSC

The idea of timecode has been around since the very earliest days of TV, and has its origins in the idea of keycode in film negatives. The idea is simply to uniquely identify any individual frame in a piece of media. A simple frame count would do this, but few people could envision where, in time, frame 213,452 is. So timecode uses the idea of a frame identifier being designated in HH:MM:SS:FF, frame 213,452 translates to 01:58:35:02 (at 30 frames per second). Read the rest of this entry →

ScreenFlow Beginner Webinars

August 18, 2015 in Product, ScreenFlow, Tips and Tricks by Lucas Bischofberger


Learning a new app can be difficult, but we’ve made it much easier.

Starting fresh with new software is intimidating and often quite frustrating.  While we try to make Screenflow as intuitive as possible, some things are just better when presented in an easy to follow, thorough manner.  Between our Product Specialist Andrew Haley, and Product Evangelist Lucas Bischofberger, our 3-part beginner webinar series does just that.  Follow along as we open up ScreenFlow for the first time, all the way to batch exporting with different datarates and output destinations. Read the rest of this entry →

Meet the ScreenFlow-er: Jeffrey Bradbury

August 3, 2015 in Interviews, Meet the ScreenFlow-er, Product, ScreenFlow, Tips and Tricks by Lucas Bischofberger

Jeffrey Bradbury and TeacherCast

IMG_6190A few weeks ago, while in Philadelphia for the ISTE conference, we were lucky enough to spend some time with Jeffrey Bradbury.  An avid ScreenFlow and Wirecast user, Jeffrey is well known in the EdTech scene as the creator of Teachercast, and as teacher helping fellow teachers.  We sat down for a quick interview to see how an education pro uses Screenflow to it’s full extent! Read the rest of this entry →

Wirecast Rockstar: Teacher Anthony Johnson

July 24, 2015 in Interviews, Product, Production, Tips and Tricks, Wirecast, Wirecast Rockstars by Lucas Bischofberger

TeacherGreen Screen in the Classroom

A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to meet a Twitter friend in real life at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia.  Anthony Johnson, who we first encountered due to his interactive classroom photos on Twitter, stopped by and gave us a bit of insight on how Wirecast is implemented in his classroom.  Take a look at what he has to say about a budget green screen setup! Read the rest of this entry →

4K vs. UHD – Are They the Same?

July 15, 2015 in Industry, News, Production, Tips and Tricks by Lucas Bischofberger

UHDAnother great contribution from our very own Paul Turner!

The Future of Resolution

You can’t have failed to notice that the volume of traffic discussing 4K/UHD video has increased considerably recently. Specifically, many TV manufacturers have been proclaiming that 2016 will be the year in which higher resolution screens will become the norm (if you remember, they did this with higher frame rate sets a couple of years ago – regardless of the fact that in reality, the only video you can watch at these higher frame rates comes from video gaming consoles). Read the rest of this entry →

Do-It-Yourself Video Closed Captioning

July 9, 2015 in Captioning, Product, Tips and Tricks by Lucas Bischofberger

CaptioningThe first entry in a new series to help you get started captioning from our own Giovanni Galvez

Working with Captions

For a lot of people, the process for closed captioning videos seems intimidating. After all, closed captioning is a technical process that is becoming increasingly regulated by government agencies with specific guidelines.

But the process can be very simple and, for pre-recorded videos, can be done right on your desktop. Can your captioning project be D.I.Y.? Here are the key questions that need to be answered: Read the rest of this entry →

ISTE 2015

June 19, 2015 in Company, Industry, News, Product, ScreenFlow, Wirecast by Lucas Bischofberger

ISTEInternational Society for Technology in Education

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 →

Switch 1.6 – Switch Plus!

June 12, 2015 in Company, News, Product by Lucas Bischofberger

PlusNew License Level

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.

Also, join us next week for a free webinar going over the new features and license levels of Switch 1.6! Sign up here. Read the rest of this entry → and Vantage

June 8, 2015 in Company, News, Product by Lucas Bischofberger

lyndaBoosting’s Productivity is a leading online learning company that teaches business, technical and creative skills to help people achieve their personal and professional goals.

With a subscription to, members have access to a comprehensive collection of more than 3,000 courses and 150,000 video tutorials taught by industry experts. From writing a resumé and brushing up on essential management training skills, to programming in Python, developing an app for the latest iOS or learning PhotoShop, offers the most current training available, often on rapidly changing topics. Read the rest of this entry →

Video Over IP – What Does it Mean?

May 29, 2015 in News by Lucas Bischofberger

IPAnother 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:

  1. Live video “signals” being pushed over Ethernet as a replacement for baseband SDI.
  2. File-based media that has been created or captured and is then transferred between systems, over a network, as individual frames, clips or programs.

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