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[Tech] Anthrocon Goes 4K - Freeze Badger (video director) and Retcon Dracat (lighting co-director) from the Anthrocon A/V team join Paradox (video operations) to discuss the plans for upgrading the live video workflow in AC's main events ballroom to 4K.

Thu 2 Apr 2020 - 19:05

Freeze Badger (video director) and Retcon Dracat (lighting co-director) from the Anthrocon A/V team join Paradox (video operations) to discuss the plans for upgrading the live video workflow in AC’s main events ballroom to 4K. We go behind the scenes to cover the the motivations, practicality, difficulty and technical challenges of such a big upgrade.

You can check out the team’s proudest work so far: Anthrocon’s 2019 Floor Wars, as well as Paradox’s photo album of Anthrocon 2019.

FurCast is sponsored by Twin Tail Creations. Use coupon codes REDWOLF or BLUEFOX to save 15% on silicone products during checkout.

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Watch Video Topics Discussed:
  • Anthrocon 2020 is totally happening… right?
  • Moving things to the next level as the fandom grows
  • As seen in a funny moment from BLFC 2018, when an A/V team is all furries the priorities tend to get interesting
  • Oddy is a good boy
  • Is 4K UHD even worth it? Ask Captain Disillusion.
  • Longevity of media seems to matter in our culture, as demonstrated in Ash & Ash’s documentary that pulls footage of furry cons from the 1980s
  • Why now?
  • AC’s 2018 Dance Comp got over a million views on YouTube
  • YouTube’s handling of 4K and The Algorithm™
  • 4K data by itself isn’t an inherent quality boost unless you make sure to utilize it all the way
  • Anthrocon’s old cameras:
    • Panasonic AG-HPX170
    • Barely HD
    • Limited dynamic range
    • No CCU
    • Expensive ass storage media
  • Also had JVC GY-HM750 for a bit
  • Anthrocon’s new cameras:
    • Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast
    • Using some good B4 lenses
    • Way better dynamic range & tone mapping
    • 12G-SDI
    • Remote CCU
  • Scaling 2160p59.94 in real time is hard
  • Decimator’s 12G-CROSS 4K is still backordered
  • Ballroom internet is pricey and sucks, but 4G LTE bonding sucks more
  • Stage lighting for video with Tungsten vs LED vs Arc Lamp
  • Explaining CRI in lighting
  • Using calibrated BT.709 / BT.1886 displays and scopes for quality control
  • Anyone wana donate a BVM-HX310 to us? Please?
  • How to nail focus in 4K
  • Lenses and sensor sizes in broadcast cameras
  • When things go wrong at the last minute
[Tech] Anthrocon Goes 4K - Freeze Badger (video director) and Retcon Dracat (lighting co-director) from the Anthrocon A/V team join Paradox (video operations) to discuss the plans for upgrading the live video workflow in AC's main events ballroom to 4K.
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This episode is sponsored by Twin Tail Creations. Use coupon codes REDWOLF or BLUEFOX to save 15% on silicone products during checkout.

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