2017 was the year I ventured into live streaming. What prompted me was the release of Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, which was announced at NAB 2017.
I was already thinking about live streaming because, although covering tech might seem like soft news, when it breaks, the news that will be watched will be the news that comes first. As we’re independent, we don’t have a team of editors on staff. When it comes time to cut, I do it myself, and things can get backed up pretty quick. So it’s easy to see why live production is so appealing.
That, and I have to admit, I’m a sucker for live. Maybe it’s because I did radio back in the day, or because I used to produce a cable access show. Either way, there’s nothing like the rush of doing it live. In this podcast Jake and I talk about our very first live stream, the mistakes we’ve made and making the decision to do it ourselves. Jake reveals how he was able to become skilled enough to stream eight hours worth of content with only a mere two weeks of preparation. Did I mention he’d never operated a switcher before?
Later in the podcast, (24:07) Bob Caniglia, Director of Sales Operations, North America at Blackmagic Design joins us and together we get seriously technical about the ATEM Television Studio Pro HD and also the new products just announced by Blackmagic Design on February 1, 2018.
If you’re in Los Angeles you can see the ATEM Television Studio Pro HD and all the great products from Blackmagic Design at the Blackmagic Design Conference & Expo – February 12, 2018
For more information about all of Blackmagic Design’s products, go to the website at www.BlackmagicDesign.com
Just getting familiar with the ATEM Television Studio Pro HD? Our video from NAB 2017 is a great place to start!