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Welcome to Living Live with Ross Video, a look at the tech and the people shaping the future of live production.

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Welcome to Living Live with Ross Video, a look at the tech and the people shaping the future of live production.

    Making the Most of Graphics in Your Live Productions with Patrick Twomey

    Making the Most of Graphics in Your Live Productions with Patrick Twomey

    On this episode of Living Live with Ross Video, host Tyler Kern was joined by Ross Director of Product Management Patrick Twomey (embed contributor page) to discuss an often-overlooked, yet extremely important piece of live production – graphics.

    Graphics, Twomey said, are an integral part of providing a complete live production experience – while video and audio capabilities are critical and receive plenty of attention, graphics are a great way to provide information, clarity and more.

    “One thing that’s always on the screen is the graphic,” Twomey said. “You have to make sure you know what you want to have shown and how you want it to appear.”

    The key to successful graphic creation, Twomey said, is a simple one – preparation.

    “The big part of what you’re trying to do is make sure that you can cleanly present information to the viewer,” he said. “If you know what type of content you want to present and how you want to present it, that’s goes a long way. If you’re not prepared, you’re going to be spitballing a lot of ideas.”

    Kern and Twomey also discussed some best practices for graphics creation, including sticking to the region of interest to keep graphic file sizes down, making a full-screen reference to make it simpler for designers to create consistent pieces, and working within native rendering tools like Ross Video’s XPression tools.

    • 11 min
    Controlling the Chaos of Live Production with Amanda Holtstrom and James Peltzer

    Controlling the Chaos of Live Production with Amanda Holtstrom and James Peltzer

    On this episode of Living Live with Ross Video, host Tyler Kern was joined by Ross Product Manager, Dashboard Amanda Holtstrom and Technical Product Manager, Dashboard James Peltzer.
    Dashboard is Ross’s answer to the chaos of live production – with this free and open platform, users can build unique, tailored CustomPanels that help streamline their operation and provide a simple-to-use way to engage in beneficial facility control and monitoring.
    “I think anyone that has to do live productions knows that, in the middle of an event or a moment, it’s important to limit the number of options you have available to you to make sure you don’t do the wrong thing,” Peltzer said. “You want to be able to choose from a reduced set of features and options that allow you to make sure what you’re doing is correct and reproducible.”
    This need is only amplified, Holtstrom said, by the complexity of many live production environments.
    Some of the key features of a solution like Dashboard are the ability to select the features that are most meaningful and critical to a producer during a production, allowing for the creation of presets that further streamline future workflows, scripting features, easy-to-understand visual logic, and more.

    • 15 min
    Wowing Audiences with eSports Arena Production with Cameron Reed

    Wowing Audiences with eSports Arena Production with Cameron Reed

    The eSports industry has seen exponential growth essentially overnight, with the popularity of this gaming-based entertainment ballooning to nearly match that of other professional sports. The industry has branched out beyond streaming platforms and into in-person, full-fledged leagues and events that draw throngs of dedicated fans. To capitalize on this growth, eSports arenas and productions need to provide cutting-edge, top-notch experiences. On this episode of Living Live with Ross Video, host Tyler Kern was joined by Ross Video[embed: www.rossvideo.com] eSports Business Development Manager Cameron Reed to discuss exactly how to bring those experiences to life. eSports are unique, Reed said, for the limitless potential for angles and viewpoints provided by in-game observers that offer unparalleled flexibility and movement. “There’s really nothing limiting any angle a director could possibly choose or want to see, because it’s always accessible,” he said. “When you compare that to NASCAR or football or basketball, there really only are so many angles that, physically, are even possible, let alone something you would want to do from a production standpoint.” eSports are also set apart by a unique ability for productions to automate the tools that, in more traditional workflows, need to be manually entered, such as statistics. “In video games, it’s all just data,” Reed said. By combining these unique capabilities with some traditional broadcast sensibilities, leveraging a unique mix of new-school professionals with deep knowledge of the subject matter and old-school professionals with the production chops, and a focus on letting the gamers tell the story they understand best, eSports productions can wow audiences for years to come. And Ross Video’s end-to-end workflows and custom dashboards, which allow for the condensing of key production elements into a single button push and are easy to understand and operate, make that possible.

    • 16 min
    The Innovations Driving Remote Production Forward with Mitch Rubenstein and Stephen Repass

    The Innovations Driving Remote Production Forward with Mitch Rubenstein and Stephen Repass

    Ross Mobile’s Mitch Rubenstein and Stephen Repass join host Tyler Kern for an in-depth look at how far the remote production industry has come, the innovations that lifted it to new heights, and where it’s headed in the future.

    • 12 min
    AR and Virtual Set Magic with Gideon Ferber and Chris Mollomo

    AR and Virtual Set Magic with Gideon Ferber and Chris Mollomo

    On this episode of Living Live with Ross Video, host Tyler Kern was joined by Gideon Ferber, Ross Video Director of Product Management and Business Development for Ross Virtual Solution, and Chris Mollomo, Ross Video Manager, Virtual Design Group, Ross Virtual Solution.
    The trio tackled the sometimes-intimidating topic of rapidly advancing technology – though the sheer pace of today’s live production environment is overwhelming on its surface, paying careful attention to how these innovations can benefit your live productions can pay tremendous dividends.
    And some of the most exciting, Ferber said, are new applications for virtual and augmented reality.
    “We’re talking about virtual solutions, whether that’s virtual sets or augmented reality,” he said. “It used to be quite a hassle to build a set. Looking 10 to 15 years ago, it was extremely hard. Engines weren’t powerful enough. … Things have evolved and are much easier.”
    In fact, Ferber said, the entire, end-to-end workflow is now relatively simple, offering live production operations a way to overcome traditional “too-expensive, too-complicated” thinking.In the case of the virtualization of productions, Mollomo said the benefits are immediate and enormous.
    “At the end of the day, you end up saving money, because you’re not having to maintain these hard pieces,” he said. “You’re able to have many different environments in one studio. You can pare down the amount of cameras you’re using, if you wish. There are a lot of advantages to a virtual studio.”

    • 22 min
    Living Live: Streamlining Your End-to-End News Workflow with Chris Kelly

    Living Live: Streamlining Your End-to-End News Workflow with Chris Kelly

    On this episode of Living Live with Ross Video, host Tyler Kern was joined by Ross Marketing Product Manager, Asset Management and Storage Chris Kelly. The duo explored the modern live production landscape, diving into how streamlining the end-to-end “news workflow” of a production can provide unmatched benefits in efficiency, production value, timeliness and more. “News workflow,” Kelly said, is applicable to more than just news productions. “We’ve been sort of stuck with this name of ‘news workflow,’ because we’ve been using some variation of it for 25 years or so,” he said. “A news workflow is where it was born from, but it really does have the ability to scale out to applications outside of a traditional news organization.” Essentially, a news workflow refers to a setup where the planning occurs away from a control room that’s designed first and foremost for execution. Once the data is generated elsewhere, a rundown is built out from a technical perspective in the control room to best facilitate the actual production. To take advantage of this kind of workflow, whether the final application is for a house of worship, corporate marketing production or any other of a number of use cases, team members must know their individual roles, ensure they have the tools they need to prepare and collaborate outside of the control room, and more.

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