Dreamweaver Great for Authoring Streaming Video

Posted by Derrick on October 31, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Dreamweaver is great for authoring streaming video.  So, if you need to start putting video content on-line then it’s a tool you should have in your arsenal.  The application is featured in our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Trainings.  One of the benefits of Dreamweaver is that is doesn’t insert a lot of unnecessary code.  Also, if you’re authoring Flash content the task becomes a breeze.  The tool automatically inserts the proper code whenever you insert a .SWF or .FLV file.  You can use Dreamweaver to also authoring Windows Media, Real Media, QuickTime, and MPEG-4 content.  Attend one of our Video Streaming and Compression Trainings to find out how to use the Dreamweaver and how to author your streaming video.

Livestream Launches Livepack – The World’s First Solution for Wireless Live Streaming at HD Quality

Posted by Derrick on October 30, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Livestream announced the availability of Livepack, a turn-key hardware solution for wireless live streaming at HD quality to hundreds of thousands of viewers on the web.

Livepack is ideal for live broadcasting any events including concerts, interviews, sporting events, town hall meetings, paparazzi, university graduations, weddings, ceremonies, transmission from a moving car, and a variety of enterprise applications.

“Livepack is like having a satellite television truck in a backpack,” said Max Haot, CEO and co-founder of Livestream. “If you want to live stream in high quality at an event where you don’t have a reliable fixed Internet connection, broadcasting with a cell phone cannot yet deliver either the high video quality or network reliability you need. The only other solution available is a traditional broadcast truck and satellite signal which can cost up to $50,000 a day.”

Livepack is an integrated solution using hardware provided by Livestream’s partner, LiveU, that has been fully integrated with Livestream’s streaming video platform and content delivery network (CDN). Livepack fits in a custom-designed backpack and includes everything required to stream live: a built-in wireless connection with six load-balanced 3G/EVDO modems over three carriers, encoding hardware, Firewire cable, and 30 hours of streaming uplink time per month.

Livepack product details and recordings of live videos can be viewed at www.livestream.com/livepack. Livepack was recently used for coverage of the MTV Video Music Awards, NY Fashion Week, Harry Potter movie premiere and Pixie Lott Live.

Livestream’s groundbreaking Livepack redefines simplicity for live mobile HD quality video streaming. Once Livepack is powered up, and a DV camera is connected, all it takes is just one press of a button to start the live streaming, enabling broadcasters to deliver live, on the scene, video coverage at just a fraction of what a satellite truck costs to rent and operate.

Livepack quickly establishes a reliable Internet connection and is not tied to one wireless network, as it includes six 3G/EVDO modems for redundancy. Because it integrates with Livestream’s streaming video platform, Livepack does not require any additional re-encoding or server in your offices to reach its destination. Once the video reaches the Livestream content delivery network the video is immediately streamed in your Livestream player, as well as being captured and securely archived.

Freeman Compression Inc. Looking for Trainers in Rome, Italy

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Freeman Compression Inc. is looking for Trainers in Rome, Italy that can teach video streaming and compression training classes.

Trainers with expertise in the following are needed:

Go Stream Surf
Sorenson Squeeze
Episode Encoder Pro
Video and Audio Podcasting
Video Streaming
Video Compression
Sawmill Professsional
Authoring Streaming Videos with Dreamweaver
Streaming Servers

We can be reached at 407.477.5837 or by email at info@freemancompression.com.

WNYC Radio Rolls Out Innovative Radio Program with ViewCast Streaming Solution

Posted by Derrick on October 28, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

ViewCast Corporation announced that WNYC, America’s most listened-to public radio station, has selected ViewCast’s Niagara GoStream SURF portable encoding system for the station’s newly-opened The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. The Greene Space is a state-of-the-art, multi-media performance space and broadcast studio that presents live broadcasts and tapings of WNYC’s signature programs. In addition, music concerts and festivals, audio theater, literary readings, art exhibits, political debates, symposia, town hall meetings and other exciting civic and cultural events are presented in the space. Most shows from The Greene Space are webcast live and archived in real time in Adobe Flash formats via the Niagara GoStream SURF. Many programs are also made available as video-on-demand (VOD) via the WNYC website.

“With the opening of The Greene Space, thousands of visitors each year are welcomed inside WNYC to experience great radio as it is created,” said Indira Etwaroo, Executive Producer of The Greene Space. “Technology allows millions more to connect to great content by stream, and in many cases download, audio and video of our live events. This is why it was so important to outfit the space with a cutting-edge digital audio and video production system.

“We tried to configure a PC-based encoder, but the machine time and labor for encoding via software, particularly for VOD, was both difficult and expensive,” said Bill Porter, President of Whitehorse Productions, Inc. and consultant to The Greene Space, who managed the ViewCast implementation for WNYC. “ViewCast’s Niagara GoStream SURF was a cost-effective, turnkey solution to provide reliable, real-time, live streaming of video programs and performances, plus VOD turnaround by next morning.“

“WNYC’s The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space is a model of innovation and a testament to the advanced capabilities that ViewCast’s streaming media technology can facilitate for today’s forward-looking content providers,” said David Stoner, President and CEO, ViewCast. “Our plug-and-play, professional-grade Niagara streaming media systems ensure exceptional ease of use, video quality and reliability for sophisticated broadcast applications such as WNYC’s The Greene Space, enabling high-performance video capture and streaming for both live and on-demand content.“

ViewCast’s Niagara streaming media appliances are designed to deliver the quality, features and ease-of-use convenience that professional broadcasters demand. They are pre-configured, plug-and-play solutions that enable users to quickly capture and broadcast premium quality audio and video in multiple formats and at multiple bit rates – all simultaneously. Plus they are powered by ViewCast’s award-winning Osprey technology, guaranteeing exceptional quality and reliability.