Varvid is a Seattle based, growing live event and streaming production company whose primary business is serving the needs of corporate clients. Varvid started when CEO and founder Aaron Booker used his IT expertise to help filmmaking friends webcast a local rock concert in Bellingham, WA in 2002. Since then, … Read the rest of this now >>
2017 saw another iteration of the ever-exciting NAMM Show. Luckily, I was able to attend once again, and this time I was given an invite from Datavideo, a very special company with a very special product that they like to call “KMU-100.” It’s a gem from the video world that … Read the rest of this now >>
With rigging, support and truss equipment you are afforded so many more possibilities as to where you can mount your cameras. Lighting rigs can range in size and shape, but one of the most common diameter’s is 2 inches. In this How To guide you will learn how to mount … Read the rest of this now >>
Instant replay is an essential part of quality sports programming. New lower budget options are now available to help smaller venues and schools do instant replay. This is giving these smaller production added entertainment value while also providing officials the ability to review plays.
Cameras, lenses, and video mixers have … Read the rest of this now >>
The newest trend in technology for PTZ cameras is ‘PoE’ or power over ethernet. This technology allows for power to be carried over a Cat5e or Cat 6 cable. Today, ethernet cables can carry a substantial amount of data and power, and camera companies are working hard to take advantage … Read the rest of this now >>
The difference between 720p, 1080i, and 1080p has been debated for years. 1080p is superior in quality, however whether or not that quality can be delivered is a whole other matter. In this world full of ads and sales for technology in 1080p HD, 2K, and 4K , the vast … Read the rest of this now >>
By Miguel Galindo
What HDMI cable do you need to play 4K vs HD? What HDMI cables can do 3D? What is HDMI 2.0? What is HDMI 1.4? This blog will answer these questions and give you valuable information on purchasing the right HDMI cable for your live video productions … Read the rest of this now >>
HDBaseT is a new video and data transfer standard that could soon replace HDMI. Most video productions have to set up at least 2-3 cables for each camera station, depending on if you cameras are robotic, or need to transmit tally. Imagine if you only had to set up one? … Read the rest of this now >>
2K distribution and 1080p HD broadcast are going to receive new attention at NAB. That’s right, ‘2K’ is not a typo, that is what I meant. Broadcast and distribution in 1080p is being adopted slowly, but not nearly as slowly as 4K.
You may be one of thousands of … Read the rest of this now >>
Are PTZ cameras difficult to use compared to traditional cameras?
Datavideo interviewed Eviana Vergara, a remote camera operator who recently did some excellent camera work at the 2016 NAMM Show. There, she operated four Datavideo PTC-150 HD PTZ Cameras using the Datavideo RMC-180 Camera Controller.