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awesome student tv on a tight budget
in the field
Solving the problem: We cant afford HD cams
Heck, just use your iphone Pros: you already have it, shoots in 1080p HD Cons: stabilization, cruddy audio unless you use external mic, limited recording capability
iPhone accessories Steadicam for iPhone (about $150) Bubo for iPhone (about $150)
High def in your pocket Kodak Zi10 PlayTouch 1920 x 1080p HD video HDMI output external mic input SD/SDHC expansion slot USB connectivity standard tripod mount around $125 or less
Full HD CAM with optical zoom for less than $300 Canon Vixia HF R x 1080 HD Records in AVCHD or MP4 Microphone & Headphone Terminals! HDMI C (mini), USB, & composite video outputs
small studio space, no room for sets for multiple shows- cant brand individual shows with their own look no chyron or fancy character generator no satellite truck = no live shots for newscast no money for live streaming video on website no money for an automation system Typical lower budget issues
Solving the problem: Small studio space, no room for sets for multiple shows, cant brand shows with their own look
WHAT YOULL NEED GREEN SCREEN (FABRIC, CHROMA KEY PAINT, PAPER) ADEQUATE LIGHTING (avoiding harsh shadows) A PRODUCTION SWITCHER WITH CHROMA KEYING CAPABILITY OR POST-PRODUCTION ABILITY TO KEY IDEALLY, A VIRTUAL SET LIBRARY, BUT ANYTHING CAN BE A BACKGROUND
AN INEXPENSIVE PRODUCTION SWITCHER SOLUTION Newteks Tricaster 40 model
Benefits of Tricaster 40 4 simultaneous live video sources 3 integrated digital media sources (1DDR, 2 GFX) 2 downstream keyers with independent controls 24 HD live virtual sets, multiple camera angles, animated zoom & presets File recording capability via internal drive in QT format HD live streaming in Flash or Windows Media Push/Pull
Its portable (11 x 9 x 18) and 19 lbs. Its user friendly Its TV in a box Its freaking $5,000!!! Why its a good buy?
Solving the problem: No satellite truck = no live shots for newscast
SOLUTION=SKYPE & FACETIME WITH MOBILE PHONES
WHAT YOULL NEED REPORTERS WITH iPHONES AN iPHONE OR iPAD IN THE STUDIO HDMI CONNECTOR & CABLE HDMI TO COMPONENT VIDEO ADAPTER-USE COMPONENT VIDEO AS SOURCE ON SWITCHER SKYPE OR FACETIME ACCOUNTS
a hands-free iPHONE reporter in the field
iPad/iPhone in studioHDMI video out HDMI to component video converter converter to prod switcher video input
so how does it look?
Solving the problem: No money for live streaming video on website
What youll need to stream on ustream A Ustream account (paid account is commercial-free) A server PC or Mac to connect to Ustream A method to convert your master control video out to your server
HOW DO WE MAKE THIS HAPPEN? A/V source switcher ADVC video converter Mac Mini Server
IN USTREAM COPY AND PASTE THE EMBED CODE FOR USTREAMS VIDEO PLAYER, AND BOOM.....
Solving the problem: No money for an automation system
SOLUTION=make cheap radio automation work for you
The Product = MegaSeg Pro Automation
What Youll Need A machine to run the automation (MegaSeg will work with any Intel based Mac from approx present) iTunes loaded on your Mac (MegaSeg accesses iTunes library and playlists that you populate) A video out adapter to get video out from Mac to MC switcher....we use this Audio out from computer to MC switcher
What codecs work ? MegaSeg supports all popular formats natively including MP3, MP4 (MPEG-4), AIFF, WAV, and anything QuickTime can play. Plus you can add many additional audio and video codecs with free plug ins. First up is Perian, which adds support for various codecs including DivX, 3ivX, FLV1, FSV1, VP6, VP3, HuffYUV, ffvhuff, MPEG 2, FRAPS, Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis, libavformat, AVI, FLV, MKV, and AC3 audio. Next is XiphQT which adds support for Vorbis and FLAC audio (Perian supports Vorbis as well). Theres also Flip4Mac for Windows Media compatibility. And finally, Apples ownMPEG 2 Playback Plug in ($20 from the Apple Store) for playback of various MPEG2 format files.Perian which Windows in ($20 from the Apple BTW......we use.mov files and they work great.
And it costs how much? MegaSeg Pro is $199 AND I CAN GET IT WHERE?
Some Additional (Relatively) Inexpensive Equipment Recommendations Cheap but reliable field lavaliersAzden WLX Pro-$149 Studio or field audio board Behringer XENYX 18 input-$240 Somewhat inexpensive studio lights Lowell Rifa Lite- $330
Some (Relatively) Inexpensive Equipment Recommendations Inexpensive teleprompters Prompter People 17 Flex Model-$1500 Prompting software Aquaprompt-For Mac--$14.99 The ultimate TV/video producers tool Gaffer Tape-2x30 yard roll-$14.49