Monthly Archives: September 2015


Retrieving Files From Your New Camera

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If you’ve had the chance to play with your new Sony camera from the GA grant package you may have noticed that your video files are formatted to save as a .mxf file when recording to the SD card. Please follow the steps below to update the camera settings. This will make life easier when you go to retrieve files from this camera.

Start by clicking the Menu button on the camera –> Scroll down one –> Change ‘Rec Set’ from XAVCHD to AVCHD.

While you’re in the camera settings, if you plan on using the internal mics follow these steps to enable the internal mics.

Menu –> Scroll down to the music note icon –> Change ‘mic select’ from auto to INT MIC.

Remember to always test and monitor your audio.


10 Things to Know Before Streaming Live

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  1. Check audio. Wearing headphones to hear the quality is key.
  2. Test streams ahead of time. It is much easier to fix network issues before the event actually begins.
  3. Hard-wire in when possible. This will give you the best/most reliable connection.
  4. Create live event in the CMS (Admin site). Double check the date & time. Note: It is very common to accidentally mix up AM and PM.
  5. Inputs 2 & 4.  Plug the BNC cable into the SDI out on the camera. Attach the other end of the BNC cable to input 2 or 4 for cameras to appear in Wirecast. Demo video.
  6. Save videos to the D drive. This is the Project drive which was created specifically for video storage.
  7. Remember to press record. Yes, your live events will auto archive to your ESE site, but we always recommend saving an extra copy to your computer just in case. Clicking Stream and record in Wirecast will save a hard copy simultaneously.
  8. Monitor broadcast from a separate computer.
  9. Run video commercials on the same line as your live camera shots. This will prevent your anchors from being heard in the background during commercial breaks.
  10. Relax and have fun! Our ESE team is here to help. Call 1-866-687-5534 for support.