Quantity over Quality, or the other way around?

I came across an interesting article entitled “Everything You Need To Know About Video Production Costs.” While the focus of this controlbooth.tv post today is not about production costs per se, I do want to highlight some of the statistics quoted in the Storyhunter article, which I think we involved with House of Worship video […]

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Reflections on NAB 2019

Reflections on NAB 2019

  • Jul 28, 2020

This past Monday through Thursday was NAB 2019, held yearly in Lost Wages Nevada, the trade-show of trade-shows for all things video and broadcast production topics related. For three days prior to NAB I attended a meeting in Reno with senior level network executives from Disney/ABC/ESPN, AT&T/Warner/Turner, NBC/Universal, CBS/Viacom, etc., discussing the future of video […]

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Video Competence

Video Competence

  • Jul 27, 2020

Advice received from tech conferences, magazines, websites, discussion boards and even from fellow technical-artist friends can be wonderful; but have you ever wished you could get your hands on scientific research regarding competencies using video communication technology? I have. Recently a DeGroote School of Business research study regarding the effectiveness of conducting job interviews via video-conferencing was […]

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Medium and Message

Medium and Message

  • Jul 21, 2020

A while back Phil Cooke wrote an article which appeared on his website entitled, “The Medium is Really the Message.” I have to admit even now many months later I am uncomfortable with the brashness of his title. Upon first reading it I wanted to scream out, “Jesus’ work on the cross is the message, […]

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Smart TV Yardstick

Smart TV Yardstick

  • Jul 15, 2020

I “cut the cord” at home. The day I cancelled my cable TV service I ordered Hulu to be able to get live TV programming streamed to me. While content to “watch TV” on a computer or mobile device I was recently walking through a big-box store and saw a large LG 4K flat-panel “Smart […]

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4K consumer growth and globalization

4K consumer growth and globalization

  • Jun 15, 2020

If your church is like mine, you may still be running Standard Definition cameras, as well as projecting and streaming in SD. Mind you, I am not complaining. When the SD cameras were purchased many years ago the church bought very high quality cameras. We have CCUs, therefore ability to live color-match all the cameras […]

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4K Church

4K Church

  • Jun 12, 2020

When I talk to tech-artist friends about 4K video for church productions I sometimes get one of the following responses: [Me] “So what do you think about 4K?”[Church Tech Friend #1] {No verbal response. Eyes roll upwards and backwards into the head} [Me] “Do you see yourself ever upgrading your system to 4K in the […]

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Viewing Habits – Mobile

Viewing Habits – Mobile

  • Jun 11, 2020

It may not surprise you to find out that online media giants like Netflix study the viewing habits of their subscribers.  In a recent Wired Magazine article it was reported that 67 percent of all Netflix viewing now occurs on mobile platforms while viewers are out and about.  Ever been stuck behind someone who is […]

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