New Video Assist Records to USB -C media

BlackMagic Design announced Video Assist 12G, a feature packed update to its professional level family of combination video camera monitor and recorders, at IBC 2019

There are two models, with each model including an innovative touch screen user interface with deck controls, as well as a large screen to view recordings. 

Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Video Assist 12G

In addition to state of the art 12G-SDI inputs and a brighter, high dynamic range (HDR) screen, some key features to allowing for uninterrupted, long form recording include:

  • Dual, hot-swap capable Sony L- series battery slots
  • Dual, hot-swap capable SD card slots
  • USB‑C external disk recording

While it’s not on our gear list (yet), if you are considering shooting in RAW or archiving a live event and need help setting up monitors, video, or audio recorders, contact us about getting one up and running on your production.

Below is a studio produced IBC lead-in video. It’s queued up to jump ahead and begins at the 9:50 mark, right as they dive into to listen to all the new Video Assist highlight. Stream On

Select best on camera Mic < Video Gear | RØDE Microphones

If you want to step up the audio recording in your video or aren’t sure where to begin, RØDE Microphones  just published two new entries in their Audio For Film 101 video series.

The team covers the whole product line, from plug-powered to micro XLR stereo, and recording situations where each one shines. Highlights include, overviews of all their popular mono models:

  • VideoMic
  • VideoMicro
  • VideoMic Pro

In an earlier episode they detail stereo versus mono.  All three are informative and worth watching.  After watching, whether you are ready to roll or still have questions, contact us to get recording your next with with great audio!  The VIdeoMic Pro is on our gear list, but we can accommodate any of your audio requirements.

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Ask yourself these 9 Questions Before Creating Live Streams < Guide | Streaming Media

Streaming Media has put together a nice checklist for you to review before your next live stream.

Creating a live stream for an event has gotten easier, but doing it right still requires advanced planning. Here’s a roadmap for the first-timers.

Source: The 9 Starter Questions to Answer Before Creating a Live Stream – Streaming Media Magazine

Stumped by any of these steps or the process entirely? Contact us for help with streaming your next event live!

RODE Introduces new VideoMicPro+< Gear | RODE

Great video needs good visuals and just as importantly good audio.  RODE Microphone continues to build on their flagship mic series with this season’s plus (+) editions.  The newest entry is an update to the popular VideoMicPro (VMP).

Pro-audio brand RØDE Microphones is announcing an new addition to its best-in-market on-camera category – The VideoMic Pro+.

Source: Introducing the VideoMicPro+

Among VMP+’s new features are:

  • Auto Power function via plug-in power over Detachable TRS cable
  • Three power options: new Rechargable battery, micro USB, and standard AA batteries
  • Digital Switching interface, including new stages of high pass filtering, high frequency boost, and safety channel.  Goodbye clipping!

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Hands On With The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera < Gear

Good write up on the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, covering all of its major features and quick introduction to Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount format.

Built into the side, the expansion port makes the Micro Cinema very versatile for remote operation, live events, POV and helmet mounts, aerial photography and drone work, or gimbaled setups with motorized or remote controls like the DJI Ronin.

Source: Hands On With The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera – HDVideoPro Magazine

And here is a video review, from 2015.