Entries by jesse miller

Why my favorite encoder is currently the Matrox Monarch HD

An encoder needs to serve the user, not the other way around.  My clients need small files that open on any device, play in any CDN, and transfer quickly between hard drives.  Did I mention they need to be encoded live?  Two-pass transcoding will not cut it in today’s workflows.  Enter the Matrox Monarch HD. […]

Vista Worldlink Upgrades with Black Magic Routing and Recording

We helped create an efficient Master Control Room for VISTA Worldlink in Dania, Florida. Scott Goldsmith and his team were great to work with and that’s about as close as we got to the World Cup. Talk about cutting edge. See the photos and the story here: https://midtownvideo.com/vista-worldlink-dania-beach-florida/

Sony Announces ProRes and DNxHD for PMW-F55/F5 !!

In a stunning announcement, Sony revealed plans to allow their 4K PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 cameras to record in the most popular editing codecs directly to the internal SxS cards.  Here is a screenshot of the ‘Format’ menu after the hardware upgrade allowing these new codecs has been performed (note the last 2 options): Sony just […]