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A Virtual Duet with Andrea Bocelli & Ariana Grande

I had the privilege of on-line editing the new PBS concert special Andrea Bocelli: Cinema for the Great Performances team in NYC this month. My favorite segment features Andrea Bocelli singing a virtual duet with Ariana Grande  E più ti penso from Once Upon a Time in America. The [...]

Live Multicam in Premiere Pro- Edit-While-Recording Demo

Hi, Everyone. I'll be at AbleCine tomorrow (Tuesday June 8th) to show-and-tell about a very cool workflow I have been using on a lot of award shows lately: Edit-While-Recording: Live Multicam in Premiere Pro. I'll present a demo with 8 cameras feeding a MacPro with Softron's [...]

DaVinci Resolve Adds Multicamera Editing

DaVinci Resolve has added multicamera editing along with a whole slew of editing updates to version 12. The multicam mode acts like you would expect it to with very familiar steps for syncing angles and cutting in the timeline. From the Blackmagic website: Multi-cam editing in [...]

Editing-while-Recording The Oscars Live with Growing Media Files

Switching and editing live television programs is the most exciting part of the TV business for me. Lately, I've noticed a lot more calls for live editing-while-recording gigs, possibly due to the technology becoming more affordable and easier to use. For this years' Academy Awards [...]

Robotic Cameras Learn from Human Operators

New technology helps robotic cameras act like real camera operators and follow action with a human feel...Some day, we will be able to have computerized cameras and editing software completely produce a quality program...especially in this "good enough" era of professional TV production. From Science 2.0: http://www.science20.com/news_articles/this_robot_learns_your_every_basketball_move-152044 [...]

Cutting Live: Beyoncé Dance-a-Thon 24 hours on MTV tonight!

Starting tonight at 10 PM I'll be cutting live to MTV.com and the broadcast channel for a special program as part of the MTV Break-the-record week called Beyoncé Dance-a-Thon. It runs all night long for 24 hours till about 10 PM tomorrow. get more info [...]

YouTube Experimenting with New MultiCam Feature

Viva Multicam! YouTube, has a new experiment...multiple camera angles for viewers to switch. It's an interactive experience feature that allows YouTube creators to upload videos from different camera angles from the same performance, letting fans choose their view and how they want to experience your [...]

The Zoo Studios Launch TriCaster Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida

The Zoo Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida recently launched their green screen studios and updated their Tricaster 460. I had the great pleasure of training studio directors Justin Mullally and Bruce Murray for NewTek certification. Zoo Studios, owned by James McNeely, is full service with [...]

Project Beyond: 16 HD Cams, 360-degree, 3D video-capture device for Samsung’s Gear VR headset

Here is the future of virtual reality filmmaking: The new capture device from Samsung has 16 HD cameras with 360º 3D viewing. So cool! Check out this article from PC Magazine by Damon Poeter and this YouTube Clip for the details: http://youtu.be/FnBIvq8jzds SAN FRANCISCO—What's [...]

New Thunderbolt Cameras for Multi-Cam

Ximea cameras featuring Thunderbolt interface Vision 2014 in Stuttgart, held from 4 to 6 November, saw the first cameras displayed with a Thunderbolt interface. Thunderbolt is a joint development by Apple and Intel which is becoming more widespread in consumer electronics. Allied Vision and Ximea [...]