Pixel Corps Streams Live from San Francisco with Telestream Wirecast

Posted by Derrick on January 30, 2011 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced that its Wirecast live webcasting software was selected by Pixel Corps, a guild of digital media content creators, for use at two major events last week in San Francisco. Wirecast was used to stream live broadcasts from the floor at Macworld 2011 Expo, as well as from the Final Cut Pro User Group (FCPUG) Supermeet on Friday evening, January 28.

“Wirecast is the easiest way to switch multiple cameras and stream live to multiple destinations at multiple compression rates and resolutions,” said Alex Lindsay, Chief Architect at Pixel Corps. “I do not know of any other software system that is as flexible as Wirecast, in terms of being able to do all of this from one consumer computer. It’s a great live streaming production tool.”

At Macworld and the Supermeet, Lindsay used Wirecast to create lower third graphics and transitions, and streamed video broadcasts live to Pixel Corp’s website and to the Supermeet website. Lindsay also roamed the Macworld show floor with a live video backpack. These feeds, along with green screen 3D video and stereo broadcasting being were composited in Pixel Corps booth and submitted directly to Wirecast for live streaming and recording to disk.

Wirecast is live video production software for laptop and desktop computers that is available for a fraction of the cost of broadcast hardware equipment. Wirecast works just like a video switcher, controlling real-time switching between multiple cameras while mixing in other media such as pre-recorded video, audio, and graphics. With features such as chroma key, transitions, 3D graphics, and built-in titles, Wirecast offers high production value for the creation of professional webcasts.

More information about Wirecast and Telestream can be found at www.telestream.net. More information about Pixel Corps can be found at www.pixelcorps.com.

Many Options with JW Player for Flash Streaming

Posted by Derrick on January 27, 2011 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Many Options with JW Player for Flash Streaming.  If you need to get a better understanding of the  JW Player, check out the available JW Player plug-ins listed on the Longtail website.  You can read through the plug-in overviews and find there are some impressive features available.  Our 1-Day Wowza Media Server Training classes show students how to implement the JW Player.  Take part in one our training classes to get a better understanding how you can use the player.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Wowza Media Server Trainings in Orlando or On-line.  Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Individuals from any country can attend our On-line training classes.

Sorenson Media Launches Sorenson Squeeze 7

Posted by Derrick on January 25, 2011 under Industry News | Comments are off for this article

Sorenson Media Launches Sorenson Squeeze 7, a major upgrade of the company’s award-winning video encoding application, designed to save users valuable time while significantly boosting performance. Among its key new features are graphics processing unit (GPU) acceleration, adaptive bitrate encoding and myriad new input and output formats.

”The video encoding and publishing workflow is too often weighed down with tedious and repetitive steps that turn what should be an intuitive and painless experience into a time-consuming, even mind-numbing slog,” said Peter Csathy, CEO of Sorenson Media. “Sorenson Squeeze 7 takes the pain and drudgery out of the encoding process with advanced GPU acceleration and automation of all aspects of adaptive bit rate encoding. With this new version of Sorenson Squeeze, video professionals and broadcast organizations can encode and deploy top-quality online video in the formats they use most – and will save valuable time in the process, freeing them up to focus on their core revenue-generating business.”
The new Squeeze includes the following:

  • New GPU Acceleration
  • New Adaptive Bitrate Encoding
  • New Input and Output Formats
  • New Audio Only Output Formats
  • New Adobe Premiere Plug-in

Sorenson Squeeze 7 is available immediately for electronic download or for shipping in CD form. The suggested retail price for Sorenson Squeeze 7 is $799. Upgrades from previous versions of Sorenson Squeeze begin at $299 (with special limited $199 introductory pricing for Squeeze 6 users).

Attend Upcoming Wirecast Live Streaming Training

Posted by Derrick on January 23, 2011 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Attend Upcoming Wirecast Live Streaming Training.  This class will help you gain a better understanding of the many features that Wirecast has to offer.  You’ll also become aware of how to perform Live Streaming to your streaming server as well as CDNs.  Our next On-line class is on Saturday, February 5, 2011 and we have an in-class training in Orlando on March 19, 2011.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings in Orlando or On-line.  Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com.  Individuals from any country can attend our On-line training classes.