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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.

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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 the technologies underlying live event streaming, like codecs and formats, and how most live event platforms can …

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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 who literally wrote the book on digital video. He’s been teaching courses on streaming video for nearly 20 years, and during …

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Resources for Sonic Foundry Webcast

Here are some resources discussed in my Sonic Foundry Webcast. Presentation in PDF format Planning mindmap Background checklist Clothing checklist Flat lighting tutorial Three-point lighting tutorial Shooting skills tutorials (including controlling exposure)

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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. Here’s the feed from LiveStream, and some earlier clips available on-demand.   Watch live streaming video from houstonfestgalax at livestream.com houstonfestgalax on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free

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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 …

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Live Streaming from a Notebook

If you’re interested in portable event streaming from a notebook, check out this article that just posted on StreamingMedia.com. Here’s the enticing intro. “Live event streaming on a notebook can be the best of all worlds, with several programs available for free or relatively inexpensively, and generally easy to use. But how powerful of a notebook do you need to …

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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

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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 By way of background, this was an event sponsored by Grayson Landcare, a “community-based group …

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Webcasting for the Masses

Webcasting live events used to be complicated and expensive, but a range of products and services—some new, others that have been around for a while—have simplified live event streaming and made it much more affordable. In this article, I’ll identify the relevant live marketplaces and outline key companies and technologies to consider in each market. Let me say up front …

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