With the pandemic’s alarming numbers now decreasing, news anchors have carefully begun reporting from the studio again, albeit in separate parts of the building and socially distanced. However, the IP-enabled technology and remote workflows developed by equipment vendors across the industry during the worst of it have endured and will for some time. These new tools allow reporters, producers and technicians to work from home by streamlining the process of producing a newscast.
New tools to collect and deliver exceptional performance insights from production, contribution and distribution networks are now available for TV broadcasters and cable headends.
Now that virtually anyone can afford a very high quality video camera, the democratization of video production is in full play. With that comes shortcuts adapted by newcomers that make the video quality dreadful, but become acceptable through frequent use. In a way, it is a dumbing down of video production.
There are a flood of tripods on the market today, and many are not distinguished as video or photo tripods. Especially with very light weight cameras, some models are now combined. It is easy to pick the wrong model for the type of video shooting you will do. Here is a guide to what one needs to know when choosing a tripod/head combination.
Since portable video became widespread in the mid-1970s, most videographers shot handheld. Video cameras were heavy — but well balanced — and most professional shooters learned to hold the camera very steady. Now, most cameras are much lighter — often too light for handheld shooting — and gimbals, sliders, motion controllers and stabilizers have filled the void. Does this trend signal a fundamental shift in the way video is shot?
SmallHD is expanding its lineup of on-camera HD monitors that include built-in Teradek receivers with the introduction of new 13-inch and 17-inch models. These join the company’s already popular 5-inch and 7-inch on-camera monitors with wireless connectivity.