Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Everything about the way we're setup is designed to allow streaming of video out to the Internet in real-time. The equipment to encode and upload to the internet is built right into the Vortex Network trailer or in our more portable set up solution.
Yes, we actually specialize in remote events. With our state of the art broadcasting equipment and professional encoders we might able to stream up to 1080p 59.94 Fps.
The way our system is set up we can live stream up to 5hrs without any power supply.
Normally footage from the events we shoot is available the day after an event. The files produced are quite large and take many hours to copy. As protection for the video files, we do not generally hand over the original media to our clients until we've had a chance to make a backup copy.
If copies of the footage are needed on the same day as an event, we can arrange for this as well, but we need to know in advance to bring on extra crew to copy data as the event is occurring.
If copies of the footage are absolutely needed even sooner, we can hand over the originals without making a backup copy, but we strongly discourage this.
For events that are live streamed, most Internet video sites make those streams available immediately after a stream has ended.
Video that requires post production editing will be made available quickly, but it might take a few days to complete the required edits.
Yes. We can handle both video and still image ads easily.
For most live events, VMN usually uses between three and four cameras. Our standard configuration that we use more than anything else includes two cameras on tripods, a third camera locked off to a wide angle shot, and one robotic cameras. That gives us four cameras while only requiring two operators.
Typically we recommend a minimum of three. That gives you one shot that is live, one that is ready to go live, and one that can be reframing a new shot. Three cameras also give enough variety in the type of shot to make productions feel bigger than they really are.
When appropriate, we also like to setup one remotely-controlled robotic cameras.
While many events can be covered with a single camera, it does limit the number of angles of coverage to just one, so if the subject we're shooting is obscured or is at an unflattering angle it just isn't possible to get an ideal view. Having a single camera also means we can't switch from a wide angle to tight shot quickly, so it's common to miss some of the action, so to speak.
Yes! But all graphics, logos and intros have to be done in advance.