01

Apr 2020

What is HEVC [H.265], and why does your production need it?

H.264 is one of the most ubiquitous acquisition video compression standards on the market. It’s used for everything from capture on a mobile phone to delivery on most web platforms, including social networks such as YouTube and Facebook (live and on-demand). The sheer flexibility of H.264 h...
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27

Mar 2020

Sharing Worship Events to a Worldwide Audience

Streaming has long been associated with worship outreach in America, the middle east and Africa. The UK and Europe are now following suit with the faithful viewing live and recorded worship events online via Facebook and YouTube channels. So what options are available, and can it be easily set u...
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18

Mar 2020

Video Streaming Solutions - Beginner's Guide

Stream it live to anywhere from anywhere The simplest way to deliver content live to staff, students, customers and service users is via YouTube Live or Facebook Live. There are lots of ways to produce and stream professional looking video. Our technical team can advise you on the best solution...
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13

Feb 2020

Datavideo, 35 years of live AV

This year Datavideo are not only celebrating their 35th birthday but also their 35th year producing equipment for live events and AV productions. Part of this year’s celebrations is a competition asking their loyal customers to share a selfie of themselves with their favourite Datavideo pro...
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03

Dec 2019

Recording PTZ Cameras

PTZ cameras are not like traditional camcorders. A few can record video internally to a Micro SD card, but these are the exceptions rather than the rule. Lumens, Datavideo and the high-end Panasonic PTZ Cameras (like the AW-HE130 and AW-UE150) do not have internal recording so we must look at oth...
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20

Nov 2019

The world’s easiest HD recorder?

Datavideo’s HDR-1 is a compact half rack unit designed for use in live event productions. It is included in Datavideo’s popular range of GO studios designed to be operated in education, worship, seminars and at social outreach events. It’s an incredibly easy all-rounder, suitabl...
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02

Jul 2019

The perfect breakout assistant

Datavideo's DAC-75T is designed to convert video signals from VGA, HDMI, SDI to HDMI or SDI. With touchscreen control, it's a great ally for venues, conference teams and AV rental teams that need to be ready for whatever the presenter needs to project.  DAC-75T makes childplay of conne...
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18

Apr 2019

Datavideo hits NAB 2019

Datavideo’s stand was packed with visitors and new kit at this year’s NAB. Innovations include: PTC-140 SDI/HDMI camera at an incredible price. The picture quality is really good at full HD 50p. The camera also supports H.264/H.265 video compression and dual stream output ove...
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01

Mar 2019

Ready, Set, Present

Conferences, huddle rooms and presentations are fast paced environments where time is money and the audience does not like to wait. This is where an AV converter like the DAC-75T just thrives. Your speaker wants to connect their laptop and see it displayed or projected straight away. T...
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18

Dec 2018

Datavideo’s usability lab is a great user experience

Today software, apps and computer games cannot be released with clunky user interfaces or huge menu structures. And who has time to read an inch-thick software manual these days? Instead new software is tested on first-time users to check its “usability” or user-friendliness. Anythin...
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27

Jun 2018

Why you need an AV get out of jail card

Sound familiar? Your presenter is taking to the stage in 5 minutes. You’re given a laptop with a VGA output that has to be connected to your UltraHD projector... NOW! In an emergency you switch to your standby video mixer and somehow need to connect the SDI output to an HDMI large forma...
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25

May 2018

Terms that just won’t go away!

We have moved on since the 80s and 90s and left terms such as Betamax and S-Video languishing in museums (http://www.obsoletemedia.org/). Underscan and Overscan still crop up, however, in monitor specs. These terms have their roots in old analogue television, when using CRTs or Cathode Ray Tube ...
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23

May 2018

TLM-700K, the perfect partner for DSLRs or mirrorless cameras

Over the last 2-3 years, Holdan has sold thousands of on-camera monitors. The reasons why are quite simple: they make framing, exposing and focusing a picture so much easier – and more accurate. Now there’s a new 4K model from Datavideo which we’re very excited about. We first ...
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23

Apr 2018

What's new at NAB 2018?

All the key new products from NAB 2018: Blackmagic Design, Teradek, SmallHD, CoreSWX, Panasonic, Sonnet, SLR Magic, LEDGO, more! Richard Payne, Head of Technology writes... "The NAB Show is the world's largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology....
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06

Apr 2018

NAB 2018 Sneak Peek Products from Datavideo

The 2018 NAB Show is just around the corner, and Datavideo isitching to give you a taste of the awesome new gear that we're debuting at the show. Every year, Datavideo has something unique and interesting to introduce into the market, and this year is no exception. This year, we're focusing on tw...
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28

Jul 2017

Datavideo Announces 4K Up Down Cross Converter

The DAC-45 is the successor to the world-renowned DAC-70, 3G-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter. It has all the same features as the DAC-70 that our customers know and appreciate, with the addition of 4K HDMI support. Thanks to its built-in super resolution engine, users can now up convert from SD 480 r...
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27

Jun 2017

4K Block Camera now shipping

Datavideo today announces that the all new BC-200 4K Block Camera is now shipping. The BC-200 is Datavideo’s first compact block camera that can support up to 3840x2160 UHD resolution. It is an ideal camera to use with the KMU-100 4K Multicamera Processor because of its 70.7° wide view...
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05

Dec 2016

Datavideo PTC-150T, a new HD PTZ camera with HDBaseT technology

Datavideo is proud to announce a new HD PTZ camera, PTC-150T, with HDBaseT technology. HDBaseT technology allows users to send power, control, uncompressed video, and tally all at once using only one Ethernet (Cat5e) cable. The PTC-150T has a built-in HDBaseT transmitter, and it also comes with ...
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29

Jun 2016

Food Heaven through the lens

Some blogs are a joy to write. Others can be a challenge. This one is torture! Writing about the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival while on a strict diet is no fun. Celebrity chefs cooking up scrumptious cakes, spicy oriental dishes and tempting pizzas piled high with toppings… experts...
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13

Apr 2016

Turn One 4K Camera into Four HD Cameras for Live Video Production

Datavideo is proud to announce a new product that revolutionizes the way 4K cameras are used for live video productions.
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06

Apr 2016

NAB 2016: Datavideo turns your 4K cam into multiple HD cameras

At NAB 2016, Datavideo has announced it will be showing its new KMU–100, which will accept the single 4K/UHD output of any existing camera and turn it into up to four 16×9 user-defined cropped windows that are sent out as four separate HD signals through HD-SDI. According to Datavideo...
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10

Feb 2016

Datavideo Performs Video Production and Booth Exhibition at NAMM 2016

Datavideo successfully completes video production at the Nissan Stage and booth exhibition at NAMM 2016
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13

Dec 2015

BVE 2016 NEWS: Datavideo’s sub-£500 DVP-100 to democratize professional studio teleprompting

Launching at BVE 2016 in London, DV Prompter Pro Server (DVP-100) is only the size and cost of a mini converter, yet it promises to bring multi-screen teleprompting to the masses.
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13

Dec 2015

BVE 2016 NEWS: Datavideo launches low cost streaming platform

Launching at BVE 2016 in London, Datavideo’s new streaming solution enables organizations and individuals to set up their own multi-channel streaming service. With an initial investment of less than £1,000 and a $5 monthly subscription to a cloud network, users can stream live, create...
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01

Dec 2015

Don’t be fooled - this thing packs a mighty punch

The £1200 SE-700 is based around a traditional, ergonomic control panel designed for live production. It looks like a stripped down mixer, built to a budget. But like a featherweight boxer looks can be misleading…The original Panasonic DVCPro Varicam HD retailed for around £50,...
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14

Sep 2015

Datavideo's IBC highlights

Datavideo's IBC highlights
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17

Jun 2015

Datavideo joins hands with the stars at Regal Con 2015

A complete live video solution for Regal Con 2015
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30

Apr 2015

28

Apr 2015

Church Production Magazine picks SE-700 as one of the top 5 products of NAB 2015

US magazine Church Production have named their top 5 new products at NAB. The Datavideo SE-700 is on the list, being praised for being user friendly and affordable
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16

Apr 2015

Datavideo Announces New Products Debuting at NAB 2015

Datavideo announces new products debuting at NAB 2015. 
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30

Nov 2014

29

Oct 2014

Far out, Man!

There are lots of questions and myths about digital cables. And it’s important: a loose cable or an iffy signal can kill any feed.
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06

Oct 2014

The Tricaster Mini and the HDMI studio

We strongly recommend against using HDMI-based cameras unless they’re fixed in place or the cables could be stood on. Plus, if the HDMI cable length goes beyond around 5m, you could be asking for trouble with signal drop out. (We’ve even seen problems at 4m).
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17

Sep 2014

Whistle Stop Tour: IBC 2014

One rule: a single product from each manufacturer…
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17

Sep 2014

All-in-one Live Production

Datavideo takes an alternative approach.
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21

Aug 2014

Brighton local TV selects Panasonic

Brighton local TV selects Panasonic  
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29

Jun 2014

Getting Chromakey Wrong - Nigel's Blog

We were really amazed when we did our first DVK-300HD demo...
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27

Jan 2014

BVE 2014 News: Broadcast facility on the move: Datavideo launches new portable production unit

Datavideo is launching OBV-2800, a two-piece transportable production system that can be integrated into a small OB van in minutes. Alternatively, it can be wheeled into position at an event to provide live production services or even be installed in a domestic setting to produce fly-on-the-wall ...
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21

Oct 2013

Datavideo goes green in HD

Datavideo announces a live, real-time HD chroma key and luma key solution. Shipping this Autumn, DVK-300HD is an advanced, standalone HD chroma key device. It is designed to be easy to operate, and delivers excellent results with minimal user input required. The device can be controlled locally u...
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21

Oct 2013

The PPU in Demand, on Demand

Datavideo UK is launching a new service to deliver bespoke, fully configured portable production units (PPU). A new web app will allow customers to specify the style of case, to select each module and design the layout of their PPU which can then be assembled and delivered in a matter o...
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