NAB news - Showstoppers News - Cinamaker announced the launch of the private beta program for the Cinamaker Director Pad at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference. Highly portable multi-camera live studio with the power of a production truck, travels in a backpack, disrupting live video production.
At NAB 2017, SlingMedia rolled out SlingStudio, an affordable, wireless, portable multi-camera video production system that allows users to record, switch, edit and broadcast high-definition content in real time. You can connect IoS smartphones, cameras as well as other types of mobile video cameras and then edit it all live. Android is on the way
Telescope’s new Camera App will enable content creators to shoot on the fly video in situations which lend themselves to mobile production and distribution, while still taking advantage of all the enhanced features of Live Studio
At NAB 2017 Streambox will be presenting an upgrade in their Avenir line, the Avenir Mini-4. Designed for broadcasters and newsgathering, the new Streambox Avenir Mini-4 is a camera-mountable, bonded cellular, mobile encoder. More than an upgrade of Avenir Mini-3, the new Mini-4 is powered by Qualcomm mobile hardware with an enhanced ACT-L3 codec and an improved feature set. These improvements provide boosted video encoding and transmission performance
Industry Pioneers to Discuss How Advances in Light Field Technology, Volumetric Capture, and Machine Intelligence Will Impact Content Creation.Session will provide attendees with an exclusive look into how next generation imaging has the potential to transform image making for all forms of content.
Sony announced two new G Series Professional Solid State Drives in 960GB (SV-GS96) and 480GB (SV-GS48) capacities. These SSDs were designed to meet the growing need for reliable, external video recording devices docked to camcorders or high-performance DSLRs. For content creators looking for more efficient, stable and flexible hi-bitrate recording in often unpredictable environments, Sony’s G Series SSDs deliver optimal performance for several popular professional video recording devices, while offering a far longer lifetime.
Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly today challenged broadcasters to embrace drones and Drone Video Systems as the ‘selfie’ tool of modern electronic news gathering that will help them to remain relevant with today’s mobile-centric consumer news gatherers. Stampede will be hosting its Drone Pavilion at NAB 2017 at Booth C3356DP within the show’s Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion in the Las Vegas Convention Center (April 24-27, 2017).
This is wonderful. Heart breaking. Beautiful. 5:44 in length. Only part was shown during the Superbowl game because Fox Channel thought it was to controversial. The full, uncut 84 Lumber Super Bowl promotional film. See a mother and daughter’s symbolic migrant journey towards becoming legal American citizens. Contains content deemed too controversial for the original ad and banned from broadcast.
“We speak Dutch. It’s the best language in Europe. We’ve got all the best words.” Dutch TV is warmly welcoming President Donald Trump into the White House. Sort of. To that end, it’s created a spoof English-language tourism ad that promotes its nation (it has “the best tax evasion system God ever created,” by the way) using Trump’s own speaking style.
"Environmental conservation must be the essence of our spiritual practice." ~His Holiness the 17th Karmapa. From Ladakh to Bhutan, Buddhist nuns and monks from 60 centers in the Himalayan region work on environmental projection. From cleaning up rivers, to installing solar panels, the nuns and monks approach the environment with a sense of compassion, recognizing the interdependence and inter-connectivity of all things. "...Compassion is a combination of the feeling and the action." ~Khenpo Drugyal, Tilokpur Nunnery Teacher.
Hong Kong was recently graced by the presence of a fake U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Witnesses were delighted to see the two controversial world leaders strolling around the city, posing for the cameras and even playfully making kissy faces for the crowd. While looking very convincing, the two impersonators were in town to shoot a music video of a Lunar New Year song on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
Who are you gonna call ? Great funny internet video about bad infestations. What are you going to do when you have a houseful of unwelcome pests? From Nocturnal Emissions
This is great. Take Donald Trump's rambling on stage, and then add some new visuals and you get one great hilarious video. You got to see this...
Tennessee is a beautiful place to be a bigot. Checkout this pretty and funny parody commercial. Watch out, the gays may be watching....
The Gym. Millions of homo sapiens frequent this urban wilderness. Today we will take a look into this strange place and show you the gym like you've never seen it before. This is very well produced and is hilarious. Watch out for the newbies with new year's resolutions
Have you ever really analyzed the lyrics of some of the more popular Christmas songs? Why is Rudolph's nose so red? Why was mommy kissing Santa Claus? What is really going on? An inquiring mind wants to know. How about "Baby, Its Cold Outside." Now that one has real connotations...
Romance with Hillary Rodham. Have you ever wondered what Hlilary Clinton was like as a young girl? What was she like in college? Check out Above Average's Young Hillary. Very Funny!
New Internet Video and Video Production articles, reviews and columns
From Tech Co - ne, the Twitter-owned video platform, announced late last year that it was shutting down. The popularity of Vine skyrocketed back in 2013, thanks to the novelty of its short, looping videos that inspired creatives in comedy, art, sports, music and dance. But now with the end Vine, marketers are looking elsewhere to invest in video content. We asked nine entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) where they’re most excited to experiment with video marketing in the future after the fall of Vine. Check out their answers below and you’ll be just excited about the post-Vine era:
YouTube puts the power of live streaming in the hands of hundreds of thousands of talented creators, giving them a more intimate and spontaneous way to share their thoughts, lives, and creativity.
HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO ELIMINATE THE ENDLESS BUFFERING YOU EXPERIENCE WHEN YOU STREAM MOVIES OR TV. - from Rotten Tomatoes. It’s the one thing potentially bottlenecking your whole experience, and it’s probably one of the most boring things you can talk about that is absolutely necessary to get right: your modem.
The grandfather of the digital video space is still looking pretty youthful. Despite an increasingly competitive digital video space that is packed with new (and successful) properties, usage of YouTube remains strong and the unit continues to be an important part of parent company Alphabet's portfolio. - See more at: https://www.emarketer.com/Article/YouTube-Shows-Little-Sign-of-Old-Age/1015127?ecid=NL1001#sthash.dkG8jUxg.dpuf
Twitter to introduce Explore tab - moments, live video and trending topics. Twitter now makes it easier to see what’s happening - trends, Moments, search, and the best of live video, all within the new Explore tab.
Check out this great article from the LA Times re "amateur" internet videos. Especially those short, funny, weird videos of people falling down, crashing, getting hurt and doing all sorts of embarrassing things. Cat and baby videos. Do you have a video you shot and want to sell it? Check out this article and the various companies that buy and distribute these short funny fail videos.
In addition to being excellent camera platforms, small consumer drones can also be used to carry small, high powered, battery powered lights. These can open up a wide range of cool applications for photographers, film makers, videographers as well as creative artists.