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Sports Video Group: NewTek TriCasters Stream Live from South by Southwest

April 07, 2015 by Chuck Baker

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Sports Video Group spoke with Philip Nelson, Chief Relationship Officer for NewTek, and  Scott Wilcox, Director of Technology for South by Southwest (SXSW), about the live production teams that brought a wide range of festival events to a worldwide audience via live streaming.  For the sixth year in a row, the teams used NewTek TriCaster multi-camera production systems located in multiple venues to produce HD network-style TV content and share it with the world.  Content was streamed via both the internet and SXSW’s Roku Channel.

Then NewTek Studio team members made the rounds of the venues at SXSW 2015 where TriCasters were at work.  Here are some of the photos we took.

One of the four SXSW TriCasters is located upstairs at the convention center covering the performances at the International Day Stage. The band is Toffee from Taipei.

One of the four SXSW TriCasters is located upstairs at the Austin Convention Center covering the performances at the International Day Stage. The band (also in the image at the top of this article) is Toffee from Taipei.

In addition to those used by SXSW itself, other TriCasters are busy during the festival.  Curse Mackey and Delve Inn host The Spontaneous Speakeasy during SXSW, which live streams performances using a TriCaster for the length of the festival.

In addition to those used by SXSW itself, other TriCasters are busy during the festival. Curse Mackey and Delve Inn host The Spontaneous Speakeasy during SXSW, which live- streams musical performances using a TriCaster for the length of the festival.

One of the SXSW TriCasters is at the SXSW ON studio at the Hilton Hotel across from the Austin Convention Center. Here SXSW.com conducts and live-streams interviews with industry leaders and notables in the various fields making up SXSW, during the term of the festival.

A look at the studio setup for the SXSW ON show.

A look at the studio setup for the SXSW ON show.

A shot of the TriCaster Set up of The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (inset), another TriCaster user at SXSW 2015.

A shot of the TriCaster Set up of The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, another TriCaster user at SXSW 2015. Inset: The Lennon Bus at SXSW.

Luke Wilbanks, Master Control Operator, sitting in front of the Master Control TriCaster for all streaming coming from SXSW.com.  That includes content being captured by other companies using other switchers; all the feed goes out over this TriCaster.

Luke Wilbanks, Master Control Operator, sitting in front of the Master Control TriCaster for all streaming coming from SXSW.com. That includes content being captured by other companies using other switchers; all the feed goes out over this TriCaster.

"Master Control"...Feel the Power!  :)

We really like seeing that "Master Control" label on a TriCaster...Feel the Power! :)

Full Article on Sports Video Group

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