Roland Announces VR-4HD High-Definition AV Mixer

Roland has announced the introduction of its VR-4HD High-Definition AV Mixer, an easy-to-use, compact and portable AV Mixer that integrates a digital audio mixer, video switcher, multi-viewer touch screen and USB video/audio streaming interface into a stand-alone device.

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The Padcaster

Right out of the box the Padcaster is ready to use for professionals and amatures alike.

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Product Review: NewBlue FX

One of the biggest frustrations that I have when it comes to doing live events is graphics.

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ikan MR-7 Monitor

Professionals who love their display-challenged DSLRs will also love the MR7, 7-inch HD-SDI LCD monitor from ikan.

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A Wireless Camera Solution Expands Student Capabilities

We recently expanded the scope of work available to our video journalism students by building a customized production vehicle called the Mobile Storyteller.

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Roland's R-26 Portable Audio Recorder

Roland00Six-channels of quality audio, a variety of input types and a reasonable price make the Roland R-26 a strong contender in today's portable audio recorder market.

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Product Profile: LiveReplayer from Future Sports Media

When we began our broadcast program at Cleveland High School (Tennessee), we wanted to provide our students with the equipment and tools that the professionals use, but using a high school budget.

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The Beachtek DXA SLR Pro

beachtek00We’ve all been through it, the time consuming task of syncing the audio from your external recording device to your DSLR footage.

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Manfrotto 190go! Wins 2016 TIPA Best Tripod Award

Manfrotto, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of premium photo, video and lighting support products and accessories, proudly announces that the 190go! Carbon Fiber has won the prestigious 2016 TIPA Award as Best Tripod.

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Ensworth High School Video Board

Ensworth High School’s football team is in for a challenging autumn.

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In-camera Graphics

It is not a secret that I love the new JVC GY-HM200SP.

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ikan IB1000 Dual-Color LED Light Review

iKan02Video producers at every level seeking a lighting solution that combines versatility, convenience and ease of use should definitely have a very close look at the ikan IB1000.

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Telestream Announces Wirecast Gear Live Production and Streaming System

Fully configured live streaming production system removes the hurdle of system integration allowing live event producers to focus on production and streaming.

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Beachtek DXA-SLR-MINI

The HDSLR Mini plug adapter with maxi features and performance.  Ideal for wireless receivers or mics with mini-plugs.

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Roland Announces V-1SDI Video Switcher

Roland announces the introduction of its V-1SDI Video Switcher, an easy-to-use, compact and portable switcher that can accommodate 3G-SDI and HDMI audio/video sources with resolutions up to 1080p and features a host of professional compositing effects and DSK (down-stream key) capabilities.

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Installing the EZ News System

IMG 5576Producing a news or sports show with a word processing program can be frustrating.

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A Videographer's Take on the New JVC GY-HM200SP

In the world of broadcasting and video production, it’s rare to find what you’re looking for at a reasonable price.

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Azden's FMX-DSLR

Azden00Unless you want to go the extra step and record to an extra audio recorder, this is a good buy to solve a DSLR camera's audio issues.

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Product Review: Connex Mini

Do you want to add a new dimension to your student broadcasts?

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Product Review: The GoPro Hero 2

GoPro00What camera can be mounted on skateboards, race cars, surfboards, parachutes, planes, rockets and still be affordable for the amateur video enthusiast?

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Product Review: Roland's V1-HD

As a high school digital media instructor, I am constantly looking for ways to create a network style production on a tiny budget.

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Product Review: Tally Lights, LLC.

TL00So you have this fancy Tricaster or video switcher with all the bells and whistles, except one very important “bell.”

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Product Review: SteadyTracker

I was able to attend the recent NAB to get caught up on some of the changes taking place in our industry (drones and IP video) and besides, Vegas is always interesting and a lot of fun.

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Product Review: ReflecMedia System

Chroma6I have to admit, I was a skeptic when I first opened the box.  In the box were a grey cloth, a ring of green LED lights and a control box for the LED lights. 

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Product Review: Cheqroom

One of the least exciting parts of teaching Digital Media/Broadcast Journalism is equipment management.

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FloLight MicroBeam 2500W Equivalent LED Light Kit

For truly versatile lighting suitable for all users check out FloLight's MicroBeam 2500W Equivalent video lights.

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BMD Announces Revolutionary New Duplicator 4K

Now it’s possible to distribute and sell Ultra HD content direct to customers at live events!

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Roland VR-3 AV Mixer

VR3When I first saw the box I thought, "wow, this thing is really small. 

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Unity Intercom

6 channel production intercom on the devices you already own.

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Roland VR-3 A/V Mixer with Web Streaming

Roland Systems Group is releasing the Roland VR-3 - a fully integrated audio mixer, video switcher for live production and web streaming. 

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JVC Debuts New Sports Production Camera

JVC Professional Video, in partnership with Sportzcast, a sports automation company, announces real-time scoreboard data with the new GY-HM200SP 4KCAM streaming camcorder.

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LCD Monitors

LCD00Lightweight, reliable and durable LCD monitors.

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AT8024 Camera-Mount Switchable Stereo/Mono Microphone

Audio-Technica (NAB Booth 7916), a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is debuting its new compact AT8024 Camera-mount Switchable Stereo/Mono Microphone.

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Dive Into the Stream


videostreamThis month it’s time to take a look at some hardware and software that can get the job done. In the past few months I had a chance to dive into the stream of Internet services highlighting some that are available to a budget-conscience High School Broadcaster.

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Datavideo PTC-150 Cameras Shoot LIVE at NAMM 2016

30 of the best music groups from around the world were invited to play on the NAMMNissan Grand Plaza Stage, the largest stage at NAMM 2016, where all performances were produced and live streamed by Datavideo equipment.

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intensiKey's Virtual Set Creator

They say that necessity is the mother of invention.

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Connex wireless HD Announces Accessories

Camera Motion Research (CMR) has introduced asked-for accessories for Amimon Connex wireless HD sets.

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Panasonic's AG-HPX250 Camera

Panasonic00New P2 HD Camera with 22X Zoom Lens and 1080/720p Variable Frame Rates Establishes New Image Quality Standard for Handheld HD Acquisition.

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Product Profile: Video Ghost to Power Systems

Although power is always a consideration when designing a facility or an OB vehicle, it takes a back seat to the sexy widgets and sophisticated solutions that nonetheless depend on it to perform properly and consistently.

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Boston University uses Blackmagic's ATEM Switcher

BU00From the Classroom to the Small Screen with ATEM at Boston University

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Video Over IP Comes To Portable Production

The new vMix GO 4 builds on the amazing feature set of the GO line of mobile production switchers.

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NMU Students Get Hands-On with Mobile Studios System

NMU04Since their transition to digital technology almost a half decade ago Northern Michigan University’s WNMU-TV, affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service, has gained even more recognition in the broadcasting world.

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StudioCoast Releases vMix GO v2

The vMix GO v2 features compelling hardware and software updates for all market segments.

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MicroBeam 512 / 1024 Product Enhancements

Flolight00MicroBeam 1024 and MicroBeam 512

PrompterPeople / FloLight have some improvements and product changes for the MicroBeam 1024 and MicroBeam 512

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Product Profile: Datavideo’s Educator’s Production Bundles

Datavideo’s Educator’s Production Bundles: (EPB-1000 & EPB-2000)

It’s no secret that video production classes can provide students with life-long skill sets including critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills that are required for success in the years to come.

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An Out of Box Experience

 
Ninja01Safe Harbor recently received our much-anticipated first shipment of Atomos Ninja 10-bit ProRes Field Recorders.

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CHSLive goes “Live to Air” with Teradek

Over the past several years, school broadcast programs around the country have been investing money to put industry standard equipment into the hands of their students.

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PowerProduction, Soundzabound In The News

Two of our partners have important announcements to share with SVN readers.

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Roland Debuts Its V-1HD Video Switcher

Compact, portable, easy-to-use mixer offers 4-channel HD video switching, built-in compositing effects, multichannel audio mixing and more.

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TriCaster Tally Lights from metaSETZ

Tally00One of the drawbacks of the lower end TriCasters has always been the lack of a tally light connection.

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Zylight Newz and F8-200

The last few years at NAB I’ve been more impressed with the lighting than I have been with all the other gadgets that have come out.

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The Science of Virtual Sets

VS03Virtual Set technology has been around for many years, however only recently has the quality, technology, and price reached a point where both live and post production virtual sets are available to a wide range of video professionals.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Review

In the fast growing world of DSLR cameras, how do you know where you can get the most bang for your buck?

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FloLight Kits for Studio LIghting

Lighting is one of the most basic and essential necessities for any kind of still or video production.

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Audio-Technica Offers System 10 Camera-Mount Wireless System

Audio-Technica (NAB booth C1745), a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, offers the System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System,

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A Must-Have: Tally Lights

TallyLightAs you know, this column features products that we just can’t live without and think, once you see or try them, you’re going to feel the same way.

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Teradek Announces Two New Products

Teradek revolutionizes live streaming with the new Create:Share initiative

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Rundown Creator Give-away

TV rundown software for the rest of us

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The TVS-1000 - Live Streaming Production System

Datavideo, the complete live-video solutions manufacture announces the TVS-1000, a complete virtual studio in one box.

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Tech Werks - EZCaster 264

EZCasterLogoOver the past couple of years I have looked at several video encoders for streaming video over the Internet.

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Datavideo's TVS-1000 in Action!

I’m Dave, the video production teacher at Tustin High School.

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Sony’s HXR-MC50U HD

SonyCamMy friends and family know that I work in the television industry.

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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 7

The world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software is now available completely free of charge.

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NewTek Drops Price on TriCaster Studio

BlueDollarNewTek has implemented the most dramatic price decrease in TriCaster™ history,

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Millennium Charter High School Film Program

Blackmagic Design and Michael Buffo Help the Next Generation of Filmmakers Achieve Their Goals

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New Cameras Make Multimedia Easy


New video camera concepts introduced this summer by Canon and Sony, and coming to market soon from RED Camera, signal the first major transformation in news cameras since the introduction of the groundbreaking Sony VX1000 more than 15 years ago.

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Product Review: Radian Unicast

Running cables at sporting events is always a challenge; especially for an all student broadcast team. 

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GrandStadium.TV from JDL Horizons

GSLogoInternet broadcasting – webcasting – is just beginning to explode.

It’s a promising power tool for school sports.

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Product Review:Teradek Bolt Pro HD-SDI System

If you need to get a broadcast quality HD signal from point-A to point-B and running cable is not an option

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New From Sony

SonyCamDon’t be fooled by its miniscule size.

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Ross Video’s Inception Newsroom Computer System

The newest entry in the Newsroom Computer System (NRCS) space,

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Turnkey Video Editing System: MacroSystem Casablanca Appliance

An editing appliance focused on real time HD and SD editing

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Product Focus: BMD Studio Camera

Over the last few years Blackmagic Design (blackmagisdesign.com) has made quite a few waves with their camera releases.

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Necessories-LCD Onboard Cam Monitors

LCDCraneSMAs you know, this column features products that we just can’t live without and think, once you see or try them, you’re going to feel the same way. This month, LCD monitors and accessories from LCD4video.com.

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The Redesigned RØDE Blimp

RØDE Announces New and Improved Blimp Windshield

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SteadyTracker Product Focus

When Tripods Aren’t Enough
Why use a camera stabilization system?

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Product Review: Rode InvisiLav

Capture discreet audio with this clever lav mounting solution from Rode.

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Power Production Releases Storyboard Studio

StoryBoard Quick Studio is Finally Here

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Product Review: ikan IFB-1024 LED Lights

Going into production of my Columbia College thesis film, The Jog (facebook.com), I knew I was going to be needing something a little different for lighting.

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In the News-Soundzabound, The Classroom Solution and Safe Harbor

SoundzAbound, Safe Harbor and The Classroom Solution

 

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Product Review: SONY FDR-AX1

The FDR-AX1 is a great professional camera that produces fabulous results with great dynamic range and excellent color reproduction, has lots of buttons and dials for easy to use full manual control and shoots in ultra high definition 4K to boot!

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Panasonic's AG-HMC40

Jeff00Panasonic’s latest entry in its AVCCAM camcorder lineup is the AG-HMC40, which might be described as the "little brother" of the popular AG-HMC150 model.

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Shotgun Mics for HDSLR Cameras

Okay. You’re out shooting an event or an interview. You have your HDSLR camera and your fast zoom or prime lenses, and your footage is looking great.

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Camera Cranes: “Gotta Have It” Gear for High School Studios

Cranes00Camera cranes used to be expensive, complicated and bulky. Only film studios could afford them and aspiring videographers could only dream of using them to get “the shot”.

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Product Review: TriCaster 40

The TriCaster 40 is the classic magic "black box"; a powerful multi-cam HD switcher that is well-designed, flexible, easy to use and affordable.

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BongoTies

As you know, this column features products that we just cant live without and think once you see or try them, your going to feel the same way. This month we look at BongoTies. Developed by a professional photographer for those unruly cables

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Product Profile: Rolands VR-50HD

Until now, achieving a high-definition A/V studio with live streaming required a large amount of equipment.

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LineupNX-Professional Newsroom System

baobab

A cost-effective, professional newsroom computer system.

Baobab Productions has been in business for 15 years but their news and production software, called LineupNX, goes back even further.

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New Products from our Partners

"Once again, NAB Show serves as the premiere event for content and communications professionals from around the globe,"

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NewTek releases 3PLAY™

3Play00NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, has begun shipping 3PLAY™, a multi-channel, high definition/standard definition (HD/SD) instant replay system.

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New Products from BeachTek

Beachtek announced four major new products at the 2013 NAB show recently concluded in Las Vegas. 

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Stock Footage for Free

StockFootageLogo00We recently received an online ad for stock footage at an amazingly low price: FREE! Being somewhat skeptical, we ordered one of City Skylines for use when we take the School Video News Broadcast Center on the road and want an interesting establishing shot.

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Product Review:Final Draft 8

We’ve all heard of it, the industry standard for scriptwriting software Final Draft. Version 8 comes with a wide array of new tools and improved functionality.

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Product Review: Canon FS200

Canon00I just purchased our first flash memory camcorder, the Canon FS 200. I've briefly tried it out this weekend and here are some of my initial reactions. First let me tell you that we have been using Canon ZR series miniDV camcorders for many years. I usually try to keep about 10 of them operational and in stock for checkout and use daily. On average they've lasted only a couple years under pretty heavy use.

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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Production Studio 4K

 Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Production Studio 4K, the world's first Ultra HD 4K production switcher with support for Ultra HD live production with 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K technology, is available in April for only $1,995.

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Class on Demand Gift of Education Program

COD
Class on Demand, a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, has just celebrated the first-year anniversary of their highly successful "Gift of Education" program.

Through the Gift of Education, non-profit educational organizations dedicated to providing training in the creative media arts have access to an extensive list of training programs from Class on Demand at no cost.

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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Production Camera 4K,

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JVC's New GY-HM100

JVDHeadJVC Introduces the First Hand-Held Camcorder to Record Native Final Cut Pro files directly to SDHC media.

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The BlackMagic Designs ATEM Television Studio

How could I get a “big video switcher look and feel” on a budget?

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EZNews Newscast Production System

“VO, SOT, Reader, B-Block, Slug, Lower –Third” Does this sound familiar?

Your school’s television newscast production is an exciting event that requires coordinated planning, preparation and execution.  If you plan to have a great school newscast, we have found that a number of excellent high school broadcast programs around the country are using the EZNews Newsroom System for their newscasts and other shows.

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