To meet a growing demand for high-end web content, Tokyo-based studio ALAMODE provides end-to-end production services for YouTubers and social media influencers, corporate enterprises, and entertainment industry clients, including ad planning and design, graphic services, studio and location shoots and video delivery. On the production side, ALAMODE’s in-house studio is fully equipped to produce and stream a range of web content, encompassing video interviews, shows and commercial content, via an AJA HELO-based workflow.
Following a surge in client demand for live streaming to connect with audiences and virtualize events during the global COVID-19 shutdown, ALAMODE introduced HELO into the studio’s workflow in March 2019. During production, HELO is used for live streaming to a range of CDNs, including Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Twitter and others, while simultaneously recording content to affordable SD cards and off-the-shelf USB storage drives. Ancillary recorded versions are used as archives for live streams, backup versions for clients and lightly compressed video capture to be edited and repackaged for web broadcast at a later time. For in-studio shoots, video is captured via three Sony professional cameras and two high-end microphones, and all video and audio feeds are routed to a Roland mixer, then output to HELO.
HELO has proven essential in automating ALAMODE’s streaming workflow, helping the team both reduce operating costs and function more efficiently with minimal staff. HELO also streamlines immediate client delivery of H.264 files, an ideal capture codec that offers high quality imagery and compact sizes for simple sharing, high-quality compression and compatibility with any PC or device.