Multi Camera Video Production2018-02-15T22:41:03+00:00

Behind the Scenes – Multi Camera Video

Live multi-camera shoots are are a fun and exciting way to live stream or broadcast your event to a much larger audience. Simply cutting between camera angles is an exciting and creative method of building engaging content on video. Most modern television audiences are used to seeing a different camera angle every 3 seconds. So if you’re trying to engage your audience, no matter how strong the content, it’s always better to make the content more engaging from a production standpoint. The three most important things for making a nice multi camera video video are, 1) good equipment (cameras, sensors, lenses, scalers, switchers, encoders), 2) professional lighting, and 3) a nice looking set. Remember, the video will only look as good as the backdrop and lighting, no matter how nice the video equipment is.

Multi Camera Video
Much More Than Cameras

The technology behind multi camera video production has improved a great deal over the last decade especially. We’re regularly harnessing equipment that didn’t exist 5 years ago to launch a new video game to 4M viewers, or live stream a TEDx talk, or host a team building all hands meeting to select employees and stakeholders. At Repertoire we have a full line of video switchers from Barco, TriCaster, to Rowland and Black Magic. We can cut between up to 16 camera inputs as well as network, audio, and internal video playback. We can also cut lower thirds into your live stream, and bring in video roll, powerpoint slides, or keynote slides. Combined, the technology we have is perfect for a live sports broadcast, TED talk, news studio, and live gaming e-sports. Using crystal clear audio in com headsets, the entire production crew can collaborate on genlocked and synced signal sources, while show callers manage the show flow, technical directors are leading the charge in the crew, and you, the client, are basking in the glory of an excellent production. One example of a creative multi camera production we designed, was to cut to a reporter giving immediate highlights and stats, inviting audiences through call to action, and simultaneously giving our hosts a break, but keeping the action.

The Professional Look

This professional style stream is an automatic expectation of video audiences. It can seem daunting to newcomers, but once learned, is a rewarding skill set and experience. George, Colin, and Jake are managing graphic assets, four live cameras, audio inputs, and show flow for the Hearthstone release. Live video game content is challenging this market in exciting ways. Game broadcasters are incorporating live chat windows, chroma keying, and even multiplayer screen views so that the viewer gets a totally informed and interactive experience. Many of these game broadcasters are investing in technology like entry level Tricasters to get a foot in the door. If you call us, you will have access to the top of the line models and an experienced producer that knows how to do all of it.

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