Mike Afford Media Joins NewTek Developer Network to Bring More Eye-Catching and Innovative Virtual Sets to TriCaster Customers

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Mike Afford Media announced today that it has joined the NewTek Developer Network to provide customized virtual studio sets for NewTek TriCaster live production systems.

Mike Afford Media, a boutique broadcast graphics company delivering high-end motion graphics and virtual studio sets to clients worldwide, announced today that it has joined the NewTek Developer Network to provide customized virtual studio sets for NewTek TriCaster multi-camera live production systems.

Virtual sets allow customers to present their on-air talent within a modern television studio set without the expense and physical space requirements associated with constructing and maintaining a static set.

Virtual studio sets designed and created by Mike Afford Media for TriCaster are available as add-ons independently through http://virtualstudiosets.com and are supplied as a TriCaster VSE-ready layered Photoshop document with .EXR layers in place for each live input and real-time reflections.

“Mike brings a wealth of broadcast design and branding experience to the Developer Network with a particular focus on creating world-class virtual studio sets for TriCaster,” said Michael Kornet, executive vice president of Business Development for NewTek. “Having Mike on board to design customized virtual sets for TriCaster gives our customers greater creative choice and flexibility to build programs in ways that reflect and enhance their brands best.”

"I'm delighted to be joining the NewTek Developer Network and look forward to working closely with the NewTek team to deliver the very best virtual studio environments and branding packages to TriCaster users worldwide," said Mike Afford.

About Mike Afford Media:
Mike Afford was formerly Senior Designer with the BBC in London, and brings with him a wealth of broadcast design experience based on a career spanning over 20 years with BBC News, Sport and Weather. In addition to this, Mike has always had a particular focus on data-driven and real-time information graphics and virtual studio environments. Mike has received industry awards from the Broadcast Designers' Association, BAFTA, and the Royal Television Society.

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