Panasonic’s New Line-up of Laser Projectors are Brighter Than Ever: Introducing the New PT-RZ21KU and PT-RS20KU Projectors

MCC recently formed a partnership with Panasonic to bring the best quality projection systems to our clients, and the timing couldn’t be better.  Panasonic has just released some of the most advanced and feature packed laser projectors available in the industry.

Panasonic has long been an industry leader in the projection field.  By pushing advances in projection technology, Panasonic has created the feature list that top rental and staging professionals now demand in their projection systems.…

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New TriCaster Advanced Edition Update Benefits 860 and 460 Users

Source: New TriCaster Advanced Edition Update Benefits 860 and 460 Users | NewTek Studio

If you own a TriCaster 860 or 460, and have not yet moved up to TriCaster Advanced Edition you are missing out on many added capabilities that were formerly only available on the TriCaster 8000. Here are some of the changes:…

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Portable Camera

Source: 4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Portable Camera | The Tip Jar | NewTek Tips & Tricks

This topic can be very confusing to a lot of people. If you’re just starting out in the industry and looking to purchase new equipment, you might think that when it comes to picking up a camera, you can just check out what is on sale at Best Buy, and you’ll be all set to go. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Whether you’re shooting for live production or post, there are many things that need to be considered: size and weight if you will be using it to shoot handheld or in the field, camera resolution, image sensor, audio/video outputs (this is especially relevant for live production), etc. If you’re looking for a “professional” quality camera, prices range all over the map but decent ones can be found for $1,000-$4,000, and there are many options out there. So, how do you know where to start? Here are four things to consider when picking up your new production camera.

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Making the Right Audio Connections for Live and Corporate Video

Source: Making the Right Audio Connections for Live and Corporate Video | The Tip Jar | NewTek Tips & Tricks Whether shooting in a corporate studio or in the field at a live event, if you want to get great audio you’ll need to properly connect the right microphones to your cameras for the job,…

A Go-To Mic for Outdoor Applications

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A Go-To Mic for Outdoor Applications

Courtesy of Michael Pettersen, Shure’s Director of Applications Engineering.

From the researcher who wants to record the sound of singing birds in the extreme humidity of the Amazon Rainforest, to the minister who wants the outside bell to be heard at the end of a service, there are plenty of applications that require a microphone to be mounted outdoors—even in inclement weather conditions and extreme temperatures. While all Shure products are manufactured to be durable and long-lasting, we’re often asked which microphone is best suited for outdoor sound capture.

Our answer? Your go-to mic for “environmental” sound applications should be the Shure SM63. A compact and lightweight yet durable handheld microphone, the SM63 offers both a professional sound and an elegant appearance. Wondering what makes it an ideal choice for outdoor use? Here are a few factors to consider: