Live Video Production

Bambuser Review: A Simple Live Streaming Interface, but No Frills

While Bambuser is easy enough for video newcomers, it lacks configuration and monetization options.

Livestream Review: Strong Customization and Social Media Support

Part one of our four-part series on live video streaming services: While lacking some e-commerce tools offered by competitors, Livestream is still a top contender. Plus: a video preview of Livestream changes.

Free Webinar - Introduction to Live Event Streaming

Tuesday, October 4, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST I know it's late, but if you're free, check out this seminar that I'm producing with the MCA-I. Here's the description: This seminar will introduce attendees to live event streaming. It will start by discussing...

Webinar on Webcasting is Up (and looks great!)

On Tuesday (5/24), as part of an upcoming review of Sonic Foundry's Mediasite rich media communications program, I participated in a webinar from Madison Wisconsin. Here's the description: Sonic Foundry is proud to host live streaming expert Jan Ozer...

Resources for Sonic Foundry Webcast

Here are some resources discussed in my Sonic Foundry Webcast. Click over to the main story to view or download.

Webcasting at HoustonFest in Galax this weekend via LiveStream

HoustonFest is a festival in Galax to honor a musician, soldier and fireman killed in a motorcycle wreck in 2010. I'm (Jan Ozer) producing the webcast, click to the main article to see the feed from LiveStream.

Review: ViewCast Niagara 2120 Live Encoder

ViewCast's Niagara 2120 is a multiple stream, live H.264 encoding appliance that produced very good quality compared to software-based solutions like Telestream's Wirecast. The sub-5 pound unit is very portable, and can be configured in the home office for one-touch use in the field, and you can log-on remotely to resolve any issues experienced by your on-location streaming crew. With a competitive price of $3,995, the Niagara 2120 should be on the short list of any company or service bureau producing high volumes of on-location live H.264 webcasts.

Live Streaming from a Notebook

If you're interested in portable event streaming from a notebook, check out this article that just posted on Here's the enticing intro. "Live event streaming on a notebook can be the best of all worlds, with several programs avai...

Streaming Spotlight: Peter Scott, Turner Sports

The VP of emerging media for Turner Sports talks about the network's delivery of the PGA Championship online, as well as the benefits of HTTP streaming and the implications of HTML5 video

My First Live Webcast

I produced my first live webcast on May 8, 2010. Like everything else, there were some huge lessons that didn’t become obvious until I was there in the chair, broadcasting live. If you’ve got your first live webcast coming up, perhaps you’ll find them useful.