VIDEO 2.0: LIVE Distribution—Cheap & Easy

  • January 21, 2009 · 6:00 PM
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VIDEO 2.0: LIVE Distribution—Cheap & Easy

VIEW THE MEETING LIVE ON THE WEB!
If you can't make it to the meeting, but would still like to watch and participate, follow this link http://www.todocast.t... to the page where the live meeting stream will be displayed. Please register to see not only the meeting itself, but the technology that allows it to be presented on the web live, as it happens. Currently, the "Register" link is labeled "CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE" but there is no charge. (The link may change later today) The stream begins at 7:00 pm Wednesday evening. Our quickly evolving media culture has entered the Broadband Phase and video is ubiquitous. Now independent producers can offer their clients LIVE distribution that previously was only available (and affordable) to large networks and TV stations. Whatever the message—whether it’s news, sports, corporate communications or entertainment—getting your production out to the world is faster and cheaper than ever before. This month we’ve got two top professional companies—both based in OC—to demonstrate different technologies and answer your questions about how you can use, and make money with these tools in your creative media arsenal.

Bernard Samra, CEO of www.livelinkups.com [masked]) based at our host location, the Visual Media Center in Irvine, will demonstrate how you can distribute live video just as he does for NBC’s Today show, CBS Evening News, Fox News and others. You’ll get to inspect his studio with fiberoptic lines for live interviews from OC.

TodoCast www.todocast.tv based in San Juan Capistrano, is the innovator of the world's first affordable, portable, live satellite-to-web video streaming system. Barbara Coleman and her colleagues will demonstrate their system, which is in use nation wide. It’s mounted on a small truck, so you’ll be able to see it right outside the studio—and see the results streaming to you within mili-seconds.

Don’t miss these exciting and informative demonstrations as well as food, networking with other professionals and doorprizes!

Future programming that fits the theme of Video 2.0 is being evaluated right now. If you have an idea, a company, a system, a plan, let us share it with our members. Contact Grace McKay at Electric Pictures [masked]) We welcome your input and suggestions. EVENT: MCAI/New Media Meetup Monthly Meeting
DATE: January 21st 2009
TIME: 6:15 pm starts light food and refreshments over social networking
7:00 Program begins
8:30 Q&A
LOCATION: Visual Media Center
17518 Von Karmann
Irvine CA 92614
Just East of Main Street
In the rear of The Von Karman Business Center
COST: Non-members pay $17 at the door or $12 if pre-paid via paypal at the New Media Meetup Group. Students and Members pay $5 at the door.

Pre-register and save $5. www.mcai-oc.org (Media Communications Association OC/LA Chapter)
www.mca-i.org, Media Communications Association, International

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow! Cheap and easy sounds so bargain basement. This is anything BUT! Great quality. Complete service. This outfit will give worthy entities who don't have ginormous budgets an opportunity to broadcast and self-promote. It's complete. It's fast. Well done!

    January 22, 2009

  • Grace M.

    part 6. The sat truck itself- it's internal batteries finally gave up just as we were wrapping the show.

    January 22, 2009

  • Grace M.

    Part 5. But as we figuring it out, someone told John Coleman that the lav wireless had failed and they began to rely on only the stick mic. In the studio we couldn't tell there was a problem because the hum keep us from it. it took about 5 minutes to figure all of this out. Two final problems were at the end of the meeting. somewhere around 5 minutes from the end of the feed, we lost the batteries in one of the wireless receivers, but had it corrected within a minute or so. The final problem?

    January 22, 2009

  • Grace M.

    part 4. In the room, the switched laptop gave us an unhealthy sounding hum in the audio, which masked another problem. The in-room fix was to ground-lift the feed to the room amplifier- it cleaned right up. The chat from viewers outside the facility indicated that they could not hear the guest- Bernard Samra, and they concluded that the wireless had failed. Actually he just was speaking low with the mic too far from his mouth.

    January 22, 2009

  • Grace M.

    Part 3.
    The second issue that caused set-up problems was the hard-wired internet connection to the room- it was basically dropping the stream of video and locking up. The fix for that was to used Tom Curran's laptop with an ATT 3g phone card to feed the room. when we installed that, we re-established the feed and it worked flawlessly during the meeting. Then we had several audio issues to correct.

    January 22, 2009

  • Grace M.

    Part 2. The feed from the camera was via a video to Cat5 passive baluns. This took a composite video and unbalanced audio signal from the camera and converted them to pass through a cat5 cable back to the sat truck. We had a 200 hundred foot reach with the cable we used. At the truck, the corresponding baluns converted back to composite video and unbalanced audio. This set-up ultimately worked flawlessly during the meeting, but during set-up it gave us nightmares.

    January 22, 2009

  • Grace M.

    Part 1. We will be posting the video of the meeting back to the website in about a week. We showed up at 4:00 to set up, and the satellite truck arrived at 5:00, along with Mark Alexander, who shot the video. We had a number of interesting technical hiccups during set up, and subsequently during the meeting. This was an ad-hoc production, mostly to illustrate the satellite technology, and I think it work pretty great. But let me tell you of the set-up and the challenges.

    January 22, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last night was a test of the cutting edge of business media communications. A lot of members contributed to the event, and I want to thank them for a successful meeting. Good work!

    January 22, 2009

  • Tim K.

    Interesting new technology -- great to see it in use first-hand and be able to recommend it to clients.

    Well done folks!

    January 22, 2009

  • Bill E.

    Definitely some "bleeding-edge" technology here. Frankly, I think it was a pretty impressive demo. Watching our host walk out of the room and down the hall, then watching (and listening) to him on-screen as he conducted his interviews might seem trivial to some. Knowing the camera recording him was sending his signal to a satellite 18,000 feet in the air, then back down, being encoded, and being pushed over the internet to a laptop tied to the projector was not so trivial :-)

    January 22, 2009

  • Bill E.

    Between Live Linkups and TodoCast, the ability to push video virtually anywhere at any time has come to the "masses." Great to see these new opportunities available. Their entry into the market breaks down the barriers (and the mystery) of using satellite technology to service our clients!

    January 22, 2009

  • gkstone

    Interesting technology. Lots of potential applications!

    January 21, 2009

  • T.W. K.

    a, Great subject but moderator was un-prepaired for the demo.
    (re: audio )
    b, For directions, should be noted: behind 17530.
    ......it's hard to find during the day, even harder at night .
    c, some folks were holding their own meetings, making
    concentration difficult .
    d, the sandwiches were good !

    January 21, 2009

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