Ten years ago when working in televison, every week, I would be handed multiple tapes of an event recorded on multiple cameras. I would spend hours uploading the tapes and syncing the footage before editing could even begin, teaching me the important benefits of using a live switcher.
Video I/O devices are an often overlooked element of the entire video production workflow. A video I/O device, when used correctly, saves time and helps to increase the technical quality of a video production.
The lobby of my apartment building is more suitable to standing around reading the mail than it is for working as a 4-camera capable, multimedia video studio outputting network-style content. But that’s what is about to happen, courtesy of NewTek’s Tricaster Mini.
Blackmagic Design this week released a free update to their ATEM switcher software, which includes an innovative new copy and paste function that allows color correction settings to be copied across multiple camera controllers, either individually or to all cameras without affecting iris, focus, coarse and pedestal settings.