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Anton/Bauer has distributed more than 150,000 copies of the Video Battery Handbook since its initial publication in 1993. As the definitive guide to the care and feeding of video batteries it has been used as a reference and as a teaching aid in film and video courses in many schools and universities.

LIVE+ NewsBook Software From Dejero Now Allows BGAN-HDR and Bonding for Live Video Streaming

ImageUse of Dejero Software With New Bonded HDR Service via BGAN Gives Customers Twice the Bandwidth for Transmitting Video From Remote Locations
Bonded cellular system provider Dejero has released an update of its LIVE+ NewsBook software for Mac notebooks, enabling users to bond portable Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) terminals to produce a live stream greater than 1 Mbps of video. This newest Inmarsat L-band service provides additional Internet connectivity and enables live video streaming from anywhere in the world covered by BGAN's satellite network, including extremely remote locations where no other network connections are available. Dejero's LIVE+ NewsBook transforms a Mac notebook into a highly versatile "go-anywhere" video uplink solution.

San Francisco's KRON Launches Drone

ImageSan Francisco station KRON has added Quadcopter 4 to its newsgathering toolkit. TVNewscheck reports the drone is flown by newscast director Mark Burnette. "It's great to get out of the control room and use my skills as a pilot for the station in this exciting, new way," Burnette said.

Getting Immersive With VR: Jaunt makes a push for 360-degree video

ImageImagine being ABC News reporter Alexander Marquardt, reporting from a war zone in the Syrian capital of Damascus, apprising viewers of what he sees around him. Basically, that's what TV reporters do. But is it, really? That question has arisen more in the past year or so, because not only can a reporter working with a virtual reality (VR) camera still report about their surroundings, they can capture the 360-degree survey of the scene and bring the viewer along while doing so. That's where companies like Palo Alto, Calif.-based Jaunt enter the picture.

"MOJO: The Mobile Journalism Handbook" -- the long-awaited book dedicated to mobile journalism

ImageMOJO: The Mobile Journalism Handbook is the first book devoted specifically to training citizens, journalism students and media professionals to produce professional-quality videos with only a mobile device. As journalism becomes increasingly competitive, students and emerging professionals need a broader skillset to make themselves more employable, whether as mainstream or entrepreneurial journalists. This book by Dr. Ivo Burum and Dr. Stephen Quinn, world experts in mobile journalism, provides comprehensive coverage of all the skills and practices needed to be a mobile journalist.

New LiveShot Firmware Adds Peer-To-Peer Connections

ImageComrex Corporation, based in Devens, Mass., has released a new firmware version for its flagship IP video codec, LiveShot that adds peer-to-peer collaboration and the ability to better manage multiple Comrex LiveShot devices in the field from a central location (e.g., the TV station). This new version (1.4) introduces peer-to-peer connecting via Switchboard for allowing LiveShot users to mix and match hardware easily. SwitchBoard server, a cloud server maintained by Comrex, delivers an active list of other LiveShots in the fleet and allows simplified connection to any of them.