TEA Party Insights went live with our first introductory program last week and planned to have our first regular program out by today. But the more we looked at the video, the less we were impressed with the quality of the video. So we’re upgrading… again.
As we stated earlier, it is our goal to provide not only accurate content, but high video production quality. We were delayed in getting our first program out, because we were not satisfied with the sound quality. The new microphone system corrected that. But if you look at the About Us program below, you will notice that although the slides are sharp, the host is not in sharp focus.
We changed our lighting setup, which was also needed, but even by creating better lighting contrast, the camera that we were using would not focus off-center, when using a chromakey backdrop (green screen). The result was that our first regular program was filmed twice and we were never able to get it to look acceptable.
Now for the good news. Our new camera will focus on any spot on the screen and then hold that focus until told to go back to auto-focus. We tested it last evening and first impressions are very good.
We’re tweaking the sound to account for different gain levels in the new camera and then we’ll re-shoot both the About Us program and the first regular program. It will, of course, take a little time in post-production editing, to create the final product.
We expect both shows to be out this weekend. If they look as good as we think they will, the rest of the shows should flow like clockwork.
Please pardon our delay. We want to provide programs where you will be able to focus on the facts presented and not be distracted by poor video or audio quality.
Thank you for your patience.