JULY 2018

Did you hear?


Across film, television and online productions, a total of 23 projects are receiving an impressive $17 Million in funding. Graeme Mason, CEO of Screen Australia commented, "This slate represents the most money we have ever invested in adult TV drama in a single round. Indeed in the ten years Screen Australia has been operating, the near $20m we have invested in adult TV drama in the 2017/18 financial year is an all-time record."

See Where The Money Went

Screen industry veteran and Village Roadshow Entertainment Group CEO Greg Basser and his wife Kiera O’Neill have today announced that they will join with Screen Australia and G’Day USA to provide the first ever dedicated scholarships for Australians to attend the American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory – the AFI’s world-renowned, graduate-level film training program.

Learn How You Can Apply

Open Day is the annual access-all-areas pass to Australia’s premier screen and broadcast school. Meet your future tutors and collaborators, take a behind-the-scenes tour of our state-of-the-art facilities and watch current students at work. You’ll get the lowdown on our 2019 courses and how to ace your application. Not in Sydney? No problem. Tune into the live stream on Facebook on the day.

Full program will be available soon at the link below.

Pre-Registration & More

Did you know?

Did you know that the RØDE Microphones NT-USB connects to your iPad using the Apple Lightning to USB 'Camera Connection Kit'? Record on the go anywhere without sacrificing audio quality. Works with GarageBand and many other iOS recording apps.

The NT-USB is a highly versatile side-address microphone that is ideal for recording singing and musical performances in addition to spoken applications such as podcasting and voice-over.

The body of the NT-USB features a zero-latency stereo headphone monitoring (3.5mm) jack, which allows you to monitor the microphone input in realtime, along with dials to adjust the monitoring level and mix between the computer/iPad audio and the microphone input.

More About RODE NT-USB

Did you know Teradek Core can stream in HEVC? Better yet, with a Teradek encoder, you can send H.265 video to Core, transcode it to H.264, and publish it to any live platform. This can reduce costs and improve your workflow for your broadcast.Core is Teradek's cloud based fleet management system and IP video management suite for video streaming professionals. Stream from your HEVC Teradek encoder to Core for a real-time conversion to AVC, allowing you to take advantage of H.265’s benefits while also delivering your content in the common H.264 standard.

Ask About Teradek IP Video Solutions

Tech News and Updates

DeckLink Capture Cards Central to League of Legends European Masters Live Production

Blackmagic Design announced that ESL, the world’s largest esports company, delivered the inaugural live finals of the League of Legends European Masters, with a bespoke playout system built with a series of DeckLink Quad 2 capture and playback cards... An instant replay server ingested four live video feeds and outputted a single feed in 1080p 59.94 back to the main production unit, where two ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switchers worked in tandem to produce the program mix for broadcast. (Full Press Release)

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Transform your PC or Mac into a professional live production control room.

Build your own live production switcher with the specifications you need using Livestream Studio Software.

What’s New in Livestream Studio 5!?

  • Studio for Mac – Everything you love about Studio, now available for Mac (Currently in *BETA*). Studio 5 for Mac + PC can be downloaded immediately.
  • Vimeo Integration – Log into Studio with your Vimeo account, and enable cloud simulcasting with Vimeo Premium.
  • Hardware Acceleration – Use Studio on consumer-grade computers, including the MacBook Pro, with hardware acceleration from Intel CPU’s and NVidia GPU’s.
  • Simple Mode – A new user experience mode designed for beginners or users with a simplified workflow.
  • Support for virtually ANY wired or wireless camera, including SDI, HDMI, USB and the latest IP video technologies like NDI


Choose your perfect Studio from a selection of powerful live production switchers available in HD and 4K Editions, including Studio One, HD550 and HD51.

Ask Bruce about a Livestream Studio that will deliver your event to the world.

More About Livestream Studio Software

Fast, Reliable Internet Wherever You Need It

With up to 3 x 4G networks of bandwidth, plus Wifi, plus wired Ethernet, you can sit down anywhere, connect to the TVU Nano hotspot and do whatever you need to online, whether it's spreadsheets or live streaming. TVU Networks Nano gives you reliable broadband everywhere. Ask Bruce to get a demo of fast, reliable and incredibly portable Broadband Internet.

More About TVU IP Technology

Exciting SYRP news! The Magic Carpet Pro is now shipping!

Built to withstand the demands of professional filmmaking, Magic Carpet Pro has been designed to produce supremely smooth tracking moves with heavier camera loads.

Magic Carpet Pro brings with it the tool-less set up of the original Magic Carpet with the added benefits of an integrated Flywheel, a patent-pending Quick Release System and the ability to connect multiple Tracks together for longer tracking movements.

Check out the uboxing video and Ask Bruce if you want to know more!

More About Syrp Magic Carpet Pro

Angelbird PKT Testimonial from Gunther Wegner

Gunther Wegner takes Angelbird SSD2GO PKT into a pretty tough environment, demanding it stand up to sea, salt, rain and cold. To protect your valuable data the SSD2GO PKT fights impact, dust, splashed water, high temperatures, electrical shocks, X-rays and magnetic fields with ease. Its Solid Connect™ interface logic is another feature you're going to love, securing the connector to the SSD to ensure you stay plugged in as the world moves around you.

PKT XT takes the incredible performance of PKT and supercharges it, delivering read speeds of up to 1GB/s - that's gigaBYTE!

Check Out the Angelbird PKT Range

Some Software Updates

Released July 05, 2018 – BirdDog Studio NDI July 2018 Firmware
Released July 13, 2018 – AJA HELO Firmware v2.1
Released July 17, 2018 – Desktop Software v14.2 Software
Released July 18, 2018 – Teradek Bolt 3.1.0 Firmware
Released July 18, 2018 – Blackmagic SmartView 4.0.3 Update

It's All About NDI!

Have you seen what's new in Avid Media Composer?

One of my favourites is support for NewTek NDI. Did you know that you can now send audio and video from Avid Media Composer to any NDI-aware device over your local network!?

Review and approve over your existing Ethernet infrastructure. No file copying. No running around with hard drives. No rendering out, changing something, rendering out again. No waiting for someone to make their slow way down to the suite. Best of all, NDI monitoring tools can be deployed FREE across your networked computers!

Learn more about what's new in Media Composer

The new July 2018 firmware update for BirdDog Studio NDI, among many other things, enables full control of the display and gives you status updates on startup! It's comforting to know that something is going on in there when you plug in the cable...

✅Full LED display functionality including STARTUP display
✅Name your BirdDog on the LED screen and select brightness
✅Displays IP address and incoming video feed labels
✅Audio Improvements
✅More formats supported for loop out and cross conversion
✅Network performance improvements on congested networks
✅Reconnecting to BirdDog sources is now faster

The transition to an IP-based workflow doesn't have to involve complex and expensive equipment. It also doesn't demand the replacement of your existing tools, which are likely doing their current job well. Ask Bruce if you are interested in understanding a little more about how IP technologies like BirdDog, can simplify, and enhance, any production environment. Get more from what you've got!

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Have you upgraded your Lumens VC-A50P PTZ Camera to the latest firmware?

If so, you are just one small step away from enabling NDI and joining the most widely implemented video over IP standard in live production today. In fact, if you have the latest free NDI Tools installed, you will already be able to see your camera as a *potential* source. Simply purchase the NDI|HX Activation Code, enter it and you're NDI-enabled! You can now simply connect to any Gigabit Ethernet port that supports PoE (Power over Ethernet is convenient, but not required! There is always the AC adaptor...).

THAT'S IT. Your camera is now a source for all NDI compatible systems and software on your network. With NewTek NDI|HX driver enabled, any and all cameras detected on your network become immediately available for use - with no complex configuration required.

Upgrade today or Ask Bruce about how NDI can play a powerful role in your existing creative workflows

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