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Blackmagic Design Ships Remote Bluetooth Camera Control App for URSA Mini Pro

Fremont, California – June 23, 2017 – Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera Control, a free iPad app that lets customers remotely control their URSA Mini Pro cameras via Bluetooth, along with Camera 4.4 Update for URSA Mini Pro cameras. The new Blackmagic Camera Control app is based on the open protocol for URSA Mini Pro cameras that Blackmagic Design demonstrated at NAB earlier this year.

Camera 4.4 Update can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website. Once installed, customers can download the Blackmagic Camera Control iPad app from the Apple app store.

All URSA Mini Pro cameras feature built in bluetooth connectivity, which until now has not been enabled. The built in bluetooth will allow customers to to send and receive commands from up to 30 feet away. Once the camera is paired with the iPad, customers can remotely power URSA Mini Pro on or off, change all major settings, adjust and add metadata using a digital slate and trigger recording. The Blackmagic Camera Control app is perfect for customers that need to control cameras in hard to reach places such as on cranes, drones, in underwater housings and more.

To make URSA Mini Pro’s Bluetooth support even more flexible, Blackmagic Design has developed a new, open protocol and is publishing a developer API, along with sample code, for customers that wish to build their own camera control solutions. This free API and sample code will be available later this summer.

In addition to the Blackmagic Camera Control app, Blackmagic Design has also released Camera 4.4 Update which enables Bluetooth functionality and adds new preset timecode options on URSA Mini Pro cameras. The update also adds compatibility with Canon 18-80mm T4.4 for iris, focus and record trigger, along with improved EF, PL and B4 support, improved digital slate functionality and improved zebra stripe overlays on URSA Mini 4K cameras.

“URSA Mini Pro has become incredibly popular because of its amazing image quality combined with broadcast features and controls, built in ND filters and interchangeable lens mount,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “The new Blackmagic Camera Control app and open API means that the possibilities are truly endless. Customers are going to have the tools they need to build completely custom remote control solutions of their own design using the new Bluetooth support!”

Kramer Network Wins ISE 2016 Best of Show

Kramer Network AwardKramer have announced that Kramer Network, their new IP−based enterprise management software platform for AV networks, took Installation Magazine’s Best of Show at Integrated Systems Europe 2016 in Amsterdam.

The judges asserted that “[Kramer Network] brings consistency of interface, ease of use and convenience to business and educational environments.”

With any laptop, PC or mobile device, Kramer Network lets IT managers and AV operators easily and remotely configure, control, update and manage any AV devices, room environments, and IP streams from any single point in the network via a user−friendly web−based interface. Read the full press release here.

View Kramer’s range of creative, reliable and value-oriented audio, video and computer signal processing solutions here.

ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G bundle

Exciting news from Blackmagic Design – They have announced a special price bundle on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G for a limited time only.

The Blackmagic Design ATEM bundle suits customers wanting to upgrade to an Ultra HD switching workflow – which supports instant switching between SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats, providing a more advanced live production system as well as Ultra HD compatibility.
Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio Bundle

Blackmagic Design Announces New Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt Technology

from Blackmagic Design

Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt

Blackmagic Design today announced Intensity Shuttle, a revolutionary new video capture and playback solution that uses Intel’s groundbreaking Thunderbolt™ technology. Intensity Shuttle makes the highest quality 10-bit SD and HD video affordable for everyone, in a truly portable solution that’s priced at only $239.

Intensity Shuttle features all the video connections needed to connect video cameras, set-top boxes, game consoles, large screen TVs and projectors to a Thunderbolt-enabled computer. The attractive inline design includes HDMI, analog component, composite and S-Video inputs and outputs. These high quality HDMI and RCA connectors are the worldwide standard for connecting digital and analog consumer video equipment.

Thunderbolt™ enabled computers connect to Intensity Shuttle using a single cable that is capable of 10 Gbps data transfer speeds, that’s 20x faster than USB 2.0 and 12x faster than FireWire 800. Intensity Shuttle is powered over the Thunderbolt™ cable and, with no need for an external power supply, is a completely portable device that can be moved easily between laptop and desktop computers.

Pre-order your Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt now!

Your Tube Broadcast

from About.com

So, you want to broadcast yourself on YouTube? Of course you do, it’s one of the most popular video uploading sites. Before you can access the upload service, you need to create a YouTube account. Go to YouTube, and click on Sign Up in the top right corner.

From there, you’ll be able to set up and customize your YouTube account.

Prepare Your Videos to Upload to YouTube

To begin, you’ll need to get a copy of your video ready for uploading. If you’re brand new to uploading videos, you’ll want to check out this article, Upload a Video to the Web. It covers the basics like bandwidth and video compression, which you’ll need to know about before uploading a video to YouTube.

Currently, YouTube accepts pretty much any video format (including HD formats), and video files must be under 2GB and 15 minutes. I always try to keep my videos as large as possible within these limits. They take a little longer to upload, but the quality is much better.

It doesn’t matter what you name the video file before you upload it to YouTube. You can change the title later.

Upload Your Videos to YouTube

Now that your video file is prepared, you can upload it to YouTube. Just click the Upload button and you can browse for the file on your computer and then enter important information about your video.

Think carefully about the Title, Tags and Description you add to your video. This is the information that will lead searchers to your tube broadcast, so make sure to use clear and informative language.

Customize Your YouTube Channel

Your YouTube Channel is where viewers can find all of your videos and information. It’s your little home on YouTube for sharing your tube broadcast and interacting with fans.

There are lots of ways you can Customize your YouTube Channel, by adding images, text and changing the layout.

Promote Your YouTube Videos

So now you’ve uploaded videos and set up your video channel. Congratulations, you’re broadcasting yourself on YouTube. But is anyone watching your tube broadcast?

With millions and millions of videos, it’s hard to get yours seen. But by promoting your videos and interacting with other YouTubers you can begin to get people to watch and comment on your videos.

We have a a great range of YouTube cameras, , and video editing training software.

NewTek TriCaster Giveaway

LAS VEGAS — NewTek (www.newtek.com) will give away four TriCaster TCXD850 HD portable live production systems at NAB as part of the company’s TriCaster-A-Day Giveaway. TriCaster allows users to produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record HD and SD network-style productions. A single operator or small team can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. The TriCaster TCXD850 costs $24,995, although the TriCaster family of products begins at $4,995.

NAB attendees can find registration postcards in the Show Daily and at the NewTek smart car HD portable live production vehicle, which will be parked in front of South Hall. Cards will also be available at the NewTek Booth. Drawings will be held each day and winners will be notified by email.

In addition, NewTek will host their annual “Broadcast Minds” event at the show, bringing together numerous digital media strategists. Panelists will discuss how companies can capitalize on the digital market. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 12, from 6-8pm in the Renaissance Hotel Ballroom.

Check out our wide range of NewTek Tricasters

NewTek Releases New Hardware Interface for TriCaster

via StreamingMedia.com

Video and graphics production equipment manufacturer NewTek has introduced a hardware control surface for its TriCaster live production system.

NewTek Tricaster 850 CS

NewTek Tricaster 850 CS

The TriCaster TCXD850 CS provides a physical connection including a three-axis joystick to control the TriCaster’s 24-channel functions and effects.

“With live events, there’s no second chance,” said Franck Henri LaFage, managing director, NewTek Europe, at BVE. “You have to be certain and you have to be fast. Our goal with every new product is to give our users the opportunity to deliver the best quality live production possible, with confidence and accuracy.”

Some of the TriCaster TCXD850 CS benefits include the use of Flash or Windows Media to deliver live streams direct to the web; live virtual set controls to deliver zoom levels for camera shots within the virtual set; and media player controls which operators can use to can select from the titles bin, still store, and sound player, as well as cycle through presets and manage playback options.

NewTek has also released the Virtual Set Editor (VSE), which permits TriCaster operators to create and customise their own virtual sets by adding their personal artwork, or composing layers in Photoshop, before importing the layers into the VSE.

Read more at StreamingMedia.com.
View product specific details at the TCXD850 CS website.
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Hands-on with the Roland VR-5

Roland’s much anticipated all-in-one video/audio mixer and recorder, the VR-5, has just been released.

Earlier this year, Harmony Central had a hands-on preview of the Roland VR-5.

Some VR-5 features include

  • 5-Channel Video Switcher (3 video sources, PC input, video playback)
  • 2 Mono and 5 Stereo Mixable Audio Channels
  • Built-in scan converter for PC input
  • Built-in dual LCD monitors with touch control for easy video source selection
  • Three video layers for 2 video sources plus DSK (downstream keyer)
  • MPEG-4 player/recorder
  • USB video/audio class device for web streaming

The Roland VR-5 is on sale.

How to Stream Video from Your Tricaster to Ustream

Before starting

  • You will need version 2.5 (or higher) of the Tricaster software (available from here).
  • A Ustream account (register here).
  • A reasonable internet connection (at least 300kbps). You can check your upload speed here.

On Your Tricaster

Click the X on the right-hand side of the screen and choose Admin Mode to enter the desktop. Open the browser and navigate to http://ustream.tv and log in to your account. Go to Manage Your Show -> Settings, then at the bottom of the page, click Advanced Settings and then the Download the Flash Media Encoder XML file link.

How to find the Ustream Download the Flash Media Encoder XML file link

How to find the Ustream Download the Flash Media Encoder XML file link

Click Start Menu -> Run… and type in winrtme. Click OK. Then click Start Menu -> All Programs -> Adobe -> Flash Media Live Encoder 3.1. You can ignore any errors that occur. In Flash Media Live Encoder, click File -> File and open the XML file that was downloaded earlier from the Ustream site.

Flash Media Encoder - Open Profile

Flash Media Encoder - Open Profile

Take note of the FMS URL and Stream values, we will be using these later on.

Flash Media Encoder - FMS URL and Stream Details

Flash Media Encoder - FMS URL and Stream Details

In Tricaster Studio, click Launch Tricaster and then click the Record Stream tab. From the Stream Type dropdown box select either of the two Flash Ustream options. Copy the values for FMS URL and Stream ID from Flash Media Live Encoder and paste them into Tricaster Studio.

Finally, click Stream Live Output. You’re now streaming live to Ustream!

On another, internet-connected, computer
Open your browser and log in to Ustream. Click the Broadcast button.

Ustream Broadcast Button

Ustream Broadcast Button

Select the show that you would like to broadcast and click the Broadcast button.

Ustream Select Show to Broadcast

Select Show to Broadcast

The Ustream console will appear. You can control your broadcast from here using the Start/Stop Broadcast button, and adjust any settings such as video/audio quality and volume.

Ustream Broadcast Control Panel

Ustream Broadcast Control Panel

And that’s it! Happy video streaming! Have any questions? Please use the comment box below!

More information on the Tricaster range
Ustream homepage
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