City-Producer does that too!

Here is yet another super example of City-Producer in action, this time a French TV station where the reporter is doing a voice over using the app. It’s in French, but knowledge of French is not necessary to appreciate how proficient the user is after just a short time using City-Producer.

https://www.facebook.com/Weotnt/videos/10155363729429737/

City-Producer is everything that one needs to produce content for professional broadcast, in this case, a TV station, or social media. It is the only workflow that is comprehensive and integrated.

Stop forcing yourself to learn 10 different applications that one can do – and can do better than all the rest combined.

Are Smartphones the Future of TV News?

A two part article in TV Technology (from New Bay Media)  by Lynn Kenneth Packer.   If you have ever asked yourself why the switch to mobile journalism using smartphones is the surest thing on the planet, read these to confirm your thinking. Below each part are a few pertinent quotes.

Part I

Broadcasters are burdened with expensive electronic news gathering technology—camcorders, edit bays and live trucks; with inefficient workflows and with the nearly obsolete, linear news show format.

News outlets could afford to hire more reporters, give more raises and get by with less ad revenue if video production costs were substantially reduced. Cheaper, faster and better video news production, by itself, won’t guarantee online financial success or reverse the journalism quality freefall.

Part II

Part of Mulcahy’s frustration is because broadcast television executives are thumb-twiddling during the impending 5G digital tsunami, oblivious to the oncoming potential carnage. Like deer, paralyzed, caught in the headlights.

There is mention of an Indian TV station that went all in All-In on Smartphone Newsgathering written by the same author here.

 

Source: Are Smartphones the Future of TV News?

City-Producer in Action

City-Producer was released in September in Europe and in October in the Americas. Already, City-Producer is being used for in-field mobile journalism.

Below is a series of Tweets from OUEBTV in Guyana. The original Tweets are posted in French with the French, translated into English, by Bing.

What stands out is that the action shots are all shot using City-Producer’s built in camera stabilization. The reporter is not using a Gimbal, a grip or any other kit. The quality is astounding.

If you are familiar with City-Producer you will note that the graphics are all ARGB titles that were created external to City-Producer but are overlaid live while output. Note too that the videos were streamed live using City-Producer.

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Job Openings at the The New York Times –

I look forward to the day when you see a job posting like this and included is a brief note that applicants must be familiar with City-Producer!

We’re just one week away from the US launch!

But back to the article – if you know anyone that is interested, point them to the link.

Source: The New York Times is creating a residency – The New York Times

A Link to a list of Mojo apps and products

The chart below was published by Glen Mulcahy. You can click on it to go to the interactive version.

As you can see, the chart is actually a breakdown of different application types: Photography / Video Camera Apps, Professional Live Video Streaming, Video Editing / Visual Story Telling, Audio Re / Edit & Podcasting Apps, Professional Live Audio Streaming, Social Video and Social Multicam, Photo Editing / Visual Effects, Mojo 360 Edit | Inject | Effect and lastly Complete Mojo Solutions.

The category where Glen has placed City-Producer is in the “Complete Mojo Solutions.”

Some observations:

1. There are many applications on the market, and on this chart, that are really good. Some camera apps, for example, offer capabilities that City-Producer does not address, e.g. 4K or 24 fps. But, while these may be strong camera apps, it does not mean that they are strong mojo apps. And they surely are not comprehensive. No doubt that is why Glen separates them the way he does.

2. Almost all of the applications on upper portion of the chart address only one segment of the “mojo marketplace.” Some two. Those that attempt to be a complete mojo workflow the way City-Producer does, fall short. I expect this to change because too many people have seen what City-Producer is capable of. But I think that those companies who have already gone after one market, let’s say, film making, that also want to go after mojo because there is significant interest there, may be biting off more than they can chew. City-Producer was developed in the field as a mojo app and has been tested for over two years in a real broadcast environment. It’s not just a question of adding a few features. (The proverb about putting lipstick on a pig comes to mind.)

3. Mobile journalists prefer solutions that allow them to concentrate on story telling, i.e. content creation. Study after study (many posted on this blog) indicate they are not interested in being “tech savvy.” Too many apps, like too many cooks in the kitchen, are not efficient.

4. To be the most effective, a mojo solution needs to provide the tools required to deliver a finished project from the field. Anything that needs tweaking elsewhere, e.g. sending to someplace else for “finishing” adds delays to the process.

5. Neither the quality of the video nor the speed to complete a story should be sacrificed. That is why City-Producer adheres to the necessary and doesn’t confuse the issue with unnecessary “features.” (Can someone please tell me why I want to have sepia news footage that is not the original sepia news footage?)

Enjoy!