Conferences are a great way to find out about new trends, technology and what's new in the industry. The Ohio Educational Technology Conference is an informative conference that highlights these areas with a focus on new ways to educate students. Check out the interview with our Sales Manager, Kip Perkins, at last year's conference to learn more about Media Support Group's services!
When you make an investment into purchasing a camera, you definitely want your investment to last. In schools and organizations, multiple people are handling the facilities' cameras, including students who are just learning how to handle fragile camera equipment.
A solution we have had great success with is using hard cases, specifically, Pelican cases. Pelican has been around since 1976 and specializes in producing cases for any application and environment. With their multiple case size options, we can specify the perfect case to fit any camera. Not only do we account for space for the camera but also accessories that are needed with the camera. Pelican cases are great on their own, but they also ship with "pick and pluck" foam that provides extra protection for your equipment and allows you to customize your case to fit your exact needs. Their "Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence Warranty" is one of the best in the industry and ensures peace of mind that the case will outlast the equipment it's protecting. Check out some of the camera systems we were able to outfit Pelican cases for.
When it comes to sports video production, getting the "shot" is what it's all about. Having a camera in the right place at the right time can pose a challenge. In sports venues, typically there are camera connection points throughout the venue that allow a camera to connect into the video production system. This is a very effective way to achieve a multi-cam setup, but getting a camera connection point at every spot you desire can be pricey and add complexity to the system.
Adding a wireless video system is a great solution to get that camera shot without being tied down to a connection point in the venue. An added benefit of going wireless is losing the camera cable, enabling you to move about the venue during the event and set up different camera angles.
A wireless system is great for marketing game promotions, crowd shots and presentations to the video board or web streaming. With the improvement of technology and affordability, it is now easier to implement a wireless camera system into your video production system. Our DB Series Brackets integrate multiple wireless systems with Anton Bauer configurations. Anton Bauer batteries are an industry standard in production and provide plenty of juice to power an entire event. This setup allows use of both consumer and prosumer cameras. Check out a few pictures of the cameras we have integrated featuring our DB Series Brackets.
Sporting events have always been a favorite when it comes to spectators. People travel thousands of miles just to watch their favorite team play. This experience has become more convenient and interesting due to the rapid development of technology. One example of this is video production systems in sporting venues. Video production systems have greatly aided field sports in countless ways. Here we explore the value of installing a video production system in conjunction with a video board. Although it can apply to almost any team sport, we will be looking at high school and college football.
Your new system could be used…..
…..as a showcase of home advantage. One vital factor when it comes to sporting events is where it is played i.e. home field advantage. This is due to the majority of the crowd being on the side of the home team. However, this fact does not add much value if the crowd is not synchronized and does not know what to do to spur their team on. This is where a video board comes in handy. Several crowd prompts could be put up which will result in a synchronized response. This is sure to be a fan favorite when they can help their team by participating alongside an animation during crucial parts in the game. DE-FENSE!
…..for analytical and entertainment purposes. A disadvantage of going to watch an event live compared to watching it on TV is that you do not get to see instant replay. Through the introduction of a video board, the fans get to see the instant replays. Add multiple cameras, and the fans will also be able to see different angles and close up shots. Highlights of touchdowns, great tackles and player responses could all be shown. This could also be used for entertainment purposes as activities could be planned for halftime shows and timeouts. The famous animated race videos are a big hit! In addition, fans could be shown on the video board; everyone loves to be on the big screen.
…..to generate revenue. This is perhaps one of the most important advantages for a school to consider. In this day and age, advertising is one of the major earning points in any showcase technology. Video systems are no different. Advertising could be done in such a way that it does not interfere with the experience of the user by playing during highlights and other intervals. Companies will be more than willing to showcase themselves during an event that has people glued to the video board throughout the game. Sponsorships could also be gained for instant replays, touchdowns and the famous play of the day.
…..to stream to online users. This results in increased advertising revenue and adds even more sponsorships due to the increase in user base. Footage could also be recorded and archived for later use by the school, making it possible to sell the game footage to fans depending on the regulations of the district, conference, etc.
Having a new video production system is not only going to be a fan favorite but also a major money maker. It is an opportunity that no school should miss!