Posts in Category: Pro Video

No big deal if you miss IBC in Amsterdam.

Right now, the world’s leading manufacturers are gathered in Amsterdam where they are launching new gear at IBC, including Sony with a crop of new cameras. But if you can’t make the flight to Amsterdam, not to worry. In a month’s time, you can hop a taxi or take the subway to Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre and see most of the same gear.

ProFusion Expo 2014

You can’t miss the Sony booth at this year’s ProFusion (October 15 & 16). We mean that in a literal sense. Covering 2,000 square feet of the ProFusion tradeshow floor, it will be near impossible to miss it. In fact, Sony’s “4K World” booth is, in itself, a reason to visit ProFusion. The booth is like a separate tradeshow, packed with new gear, including all the new cameras Sony is launching this week at IBC.

There’s more.

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Alister Chapman, acclaimed cinematographer, storm chaser, and keynote speaker at this year’s ProFusion, will be a standard fixture at the Sony booth. Alister, as some of you might know, is a Sony Independent Certified Expert. Why not join him in the booth? He’ll be discussing XAVC workflows and showcasing all the new Sony cameras, including the PXW-X180, PXW-X70, the PMW-F55 and all the new releases at IBC. Find out more about his keynote and get your tickets here.

“If it’s new and exciting and you haven’t seen it yet, chances are you’ll get to see it launched at ProFusion.” We’ve said it in the past, and that statement has never been truer than it is today. This year’s ProFusion promises more Canadian premieres than ever. Don’t miss it.

Douglas Spotted Eagle’s Compelling Video Messaging – Part 6

In this latest and final installment of Douglas Spotted Eagle’s series on compelling video messaging, he discusses enhancing your message in post-production and editing to strengthen your message.

If you didn’t catch the whole series you can check out previous installments here:

Douglas Spotted Eagle’s Compelling Video Messaging – Part 5
Douglas Spotted Eagle’s Compelling Video Messaging – Part 4
Douglas Spotted Eagle’s Compelling Video Messaging – Part 3
Douglas Spotted Eagle’s Compelling Video Messaging – Part 2
Douglas Spotted Eagle’s Compelling Video Messaging – Part 1

 

 

 

Douglas Spotted Eagle’s Compelling Video Messaging – Part 5

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Once again, we’re so grateful to Douglas Spotted Eagle for this incredibly insightful series. Douglas has imparted just a small part of his seemingly unending wisdom on important parts of shooting like lenses, green screens, digital messaging, budget, dialogue, stock media and so much more. So, as the series winds down, we want to know: What would you like to hear Douglas cover? Leave your comments here on the blog and tell us what you’re dying to know about video production. We’re sure Douglas will be thrilled to answer.

For the penultimate episode in the series, Douglas discusses

  • Editing
  • Creating a grid
  • Transitions
  • Sony Vegas Pro

Once again, thanks to Douglas for all of this!

VistekCCVM-5 from Vistek on Vimeo.

Douglas Spotted Eagle’s Compelling Video Messaging – Part 4

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In this latest installment of Douglas Spotted Eagle’s series on compelling video messaging, he discusses Cold Production, Screen Captures, and what should be in YOUR production kit.

Create Compelling Video Messages Pt. 4 from Vistek on Vimeo.

How the Livestream HD510 can Change the Way you do Business

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Last week, we got into the various products that offer live streaming capability. This week, we’re going a bit more in depth about one specific product – the Livestream HD510 –  a revolutionary solution that can turn even the smallest space into a full-fledged TV studio.

Rarely does such small, portable technology offer such sweeping changes for a business. Check out a video presentation from NAB to get a better idea:

as a case study (we’ll have more about it coming soon), Vistek’s downtown Toronto store is now officially using the Livestream HD510 to push every one of its upcoming seminars live on the web. So whether they’re teaching DSLR Basics or educating pros about a brand new video camera, you can learn all about it from anywhere – and yes, that includes your phone/tablet.

Imagine what technology like this can do for you. From a massive (and growing) collection of professionally-designed, importable graphics, split screen capability, versatile integration of hundreds of different cameras and so much more, this is the solution to take any production to the furthest reaches of your imagination.

To put it simply, the Livestream HD510 is pretty much the kind of tech you saw in movies about the not-to-distant-future – come to life.