Wowza Media Server Produces Thankfulness

Posted by Derrick on November 28, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Wowza Media Server produces thankfulness for me and I’m sure for many other organizations, companies, churches and educational institutions. However, today we’ll focus on what I’m thankful for.  Since it’s creation around 2008, Wowza Media Server has been changing the landscape of streaming media and it’s been a pleasure to be able to enjoy the ride.  There have been so many features that have been developed for Wowza over the years.  Since it’s Thanksgiving, here’s a blog post with a Thanksgiving theme.  By the way, Happy Thanksgiving!

Below are the Wowza Media Server features I’m most grateful for this Thanksgiving:

  • The Option to Implement RTSP Streaming
  • Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for delivery to iOS Devices and Other Devices
  • The Ability to View Wowza Media Server Activity Remotely
  • Server Side Recording of Live Streaming
  • The Capacity to Re-stream SHOUTcast streams
  • The Option for Re-streaming IP Cameras
  • Live Stream Repeater Capabilities
  • The Option to Utilize Load Balancing for Multiple Servers
  • The nDVR AddOn to Implement DVR Experiences
  • Wowza Transcoder AddOn for Encoding Live Streams to Multiple Bit Rates
  • The TV Channel Style Streaming Feature
  • The Option to Implement Servide-side Secure Token

If you would like to learn more about the Wowza items I’m thankful for, attend one of our Wowza Training classes.
You can give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Wowza Media Server 3 Trainings, Advanced 1 1/2 Day Wowza Media Server Training, 1-Day Wowza Media Server Advanced Topics Training – 201, or 1-Day Amazon EC2 Wowza Server Training On-site, On-line or in Orlando, Florida. You can also call for Wowza consulting. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.

Streaming Church Services with Wirecast

Posted by Derrick on November 18, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Streaming church services with Wirecast is a great option for delivering Live Streaming to church members, pastors and other individuals. Many times people need to tune in to church services while on vacation, out of town, when they can make it to church or when they just want to view events from home. Media Departments for churches can purchase Wirecast Live Encoding software to make things easier in providing Live Streaming of all their events and church services. What’s great about Wirecast is that the software works similar to a video production switcher in software. You can easily switch between multiple cameras, videos and other sources. There are also several options for using lower thirds or titles in webcasts. An excellent streaming feature about Wirecast is it can work with many different streaming protocols such as RTMP, RTSP or MMS. In addition, it works well if you’re delivering streams with a streaming server that supports mobile devices, Android devices and those that support iOS devices. If you’re looking for a Live Encoder then this is a great tool to have in your media production kit.

If you’d like to learn more about Live Streaming and Wirecast give us a call to sign up to attend one of our Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings On-site, On-line or in Orlando, Florida. You can also call for Live Streaming or Wirecast consulting. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Our classes are also available to students in other countries. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.

Re-streaming IP Cameras Excellent Feature of Wowza Media Server 2

Posted by Derrick on May 5, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Re-streaming IP cameras is a excellent feature of Wowza Media Server 2.  There are so many great features available in the Wowza Media Server and this Flash Streaming Server allows users to do so much.  What’s nice with the Wowza Media Server is you can build applications on top of applications.   For example, you can create an application to re-stream an IP camera and then you can also set that application up for live recording of your IP camera. Here’s what I like about the Wowza Media Server 2.  “You can think of the type of application that you’d like to create for streaming your video content, and then you can try to create it.  It’s great when you can create what you’re thinking about.”, says Derrick Freeman, Instructor and Video Streaming Consultant for Freeman Compression Inc. The key is understanding how the Wowza Media Server 2 works.  To learn more about re-streaming IP Cameras and other featurese of Wowza attend one of our Wowza Media Server 2 Training classes. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com.

Wirecast Live Streaming Great for Churches

Posted by Derrick on September 3, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Wirecast Live Streaming is a great option for Churches.  With limited budgets Churches can get the benefit of having a full video production studio on their desktop. Usually when you do a full scale production a video switcher is needed but Wirecast actually becomes that switcher.  This gives you a very inexpensive option to switch from videos for playback, camera sources, and presentations.  Wirecast includes a Preview and Program window so you can see which sources are in Preview and which ones are in Program (Live).

Now with using a tool such as Wirecast for Live Streaming you can think about your production for your Live Streaming event in a more professional way.  You need to plan on having a Director to switch your event and you should have a Producer that maps out all of the activity happening during your event.  Next, the Producer should create a script that has all of the speakers that will participate in the Live Streaming event.  He/She should also document all the cameras and sources to use during the production.  Lastly, the easy part is to follow the script and use Wirecast to do your switching.  If you’d like to get up close and personal with Wirecast make sure you attend one of our Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings or one of our Wowza Media Server Trainings. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com for more information.

Also, If you are a Church that needs to deliver a lot of on-line video content and Live Streaming you should consider Creating TV Channel Style Live Streaming.  This gives you the power to have your own On-line Video Channel using Wowza Media Server 2.

1-Day Wirecast Live Streaming Training

Posted by Derrick on April 5, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Class Summary:
wordmark-wirecastOur Wirecast Live Streaming training will get you familiar with Live Streaming Wirecast and many of the features available in the program.  This class will have you up and running with Wirecast 7 quickly.  This training is great for non-technical professionals as well as video editors, webcast producers, web developers, producers and other media professionals. Whether you’re using a Wowza Streaming Engine, YouTube, Ustream or your on Flash Streaming Server, this class will benefit you.  Our class will also get you familiar with the Wirecast Cam and Web Stream streaming features. In addition to learning about the many features of Wirecast, our class will provide you with many great ideas for delivering your live streaming events.

Students will learn the following in this training:

  • How to set up Live Streaming to Wowza Streaming Engine
  • How to configure Live Streaming to Facebook
  • How to set up Live streaming to Content Delivery Networks
  • How to use the ISO  Recording feature in Wirecast for Live Streaming
  • How to set-up Program Replays with Live Streams
  • How to  implement Live Streaming using Video Playlists
  • How to enable Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming events
  • How to record Live Streams to disk
  • How to utilize Wirecast Cam and Web Stream in Live Streaming events
  • How to use lower thirds during your Webcasts
  • How to Live Stream using capture devices

Cost: $790
Class is available for Mac and PC platforms

Students are provided with the following:

  • Training certificate
  • 3 hours of post training technical support
  • Video recording of the entire training session

Software Featured in the class:

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Class Overview

1. Live Streaming to Wowza Streaming Engine

This section of the training will cover the procedure for setting up Live streaming using Wowza Streaming Engine. Students will learn all of the necessary Wirecast configurations to stream live to the streaming server.  This portion of the class will show students the items that need to be set-up on Wowza Streaming Engine for Live Streaming to work properly.  You’ll also learn how to configure your streaming for playback on Android and iOS devices.

2. Live Streaming with Facebook Live

This section of the training will cover the procedure for setting up streaming to Facebook Live using Wirecast.  Students will learn all of the necessary Wirecast configurations  to stream live to the social media platform.  You’ll learn how to delivery Live Streams to Posts, Groups, and Events.  You’ll also learn how to configure your Privacy setting and Stream Type.

3. Live streaming to Content Delivery Networks (Ustream, YouTube, & Twitch)

Learn how to perform live encoding to your Content Delivery Network.  You’ll see first hand the available options and settings for use with the Top CDNs and what information needs to be included in your Wirecast destination.  This training module will include showing students how to send Live Streams to Ustream, YouTube, & Twitch.

4. Using the ISO Recordings in Wirecast Live Streaming Events 

With Wirecast, you can use ISO recordings which is a tremendous benefit.  The portion of the training will assist you in set-up your ISO source and configuring your settings.  You’ll also learn about the various options with the the ISO  Recording  feature.  You’ll also learn how to configure Hotkeys for your ISO  recording.

5. Using Program Replays  with Live Streams

This training class also teaches students how to set up Program Replays.  Students will learn how to use create replays, start replays, and update replays.  You’ll also learn how to use the Mark In for Replays.

6. Live Streaming Using Video Playlists 

This training module will show users how to implement Video Playlists for Live Streaming events. You’ll  learn how to include name playlists, add videos to playlists, and configure playlist settings.

7.  Enabling Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming Events 

What’s great about Wirecast is that you can enable the ability  to view Twitter Feeds within your Live Streams. Attendees will learn how to configure Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming events in this portion of the training.  You’ll learn how to authenticate your Twitter  account within Wirecast, display your Message Feed, and configure your rotation of messages.  You’ll also learn how to choose to display your User Timeline, Home Timeline, or Favorites.  Most importantly, attendees will learn how to select which messages will be displayed Live.

8. Recording Files to Disk and Streaming to Multiple Destinations

This portion of the class teaches students how to record Webcasts to disk for archiving or On-demand. This feature is great when you need an desktop recording of you Live Streaming event or activity.  You instructor will teach you how to configure your compression settings for recording to MOV, MP4, and WMV containers.  You’ll learn what  The instructor will also show students how to stream Live video to Multiple Destinations. In addition, attendees will learn how to configure customized encoding settings for Live Streaming.

9. Capture Device Set-up 

This portion of the class teaches students how to configure a Capture Device in Wirecast.  There are many external devices that work with Wirecast, and this training module will show you how they can be configured.  You’ll also learn how to configure Audio Properties and the System Device Properties for your device.

10. Wirecast Cam and Web Stream Set-up 

In this part of the training student will learn how to set up Wirecast Cams and Web Streams in Wirecast.  As your instructor teaches about the Wirecast Cam feature, you’ll learn how to use your iOS device (iPhone or iPad) as a remote camera.  In addition, you’ll learn how to stream content from your iPhone and iPad using Wirecast Go.  You’ll also learn about Web Streams in this portion of the training. This gives users the ability to take IP Cameras or other network cameras into Wirecast using such protocols as RTMP, RTSP, MMS, or HTTP.

11. Utilizing other Wirecast features (Screen capture, Picture-N-Picture, Titles and Audio)

Students will learn how to configure and utilize the following in this portion of the training: Screen capture, Picture-N-Picture, Titles and Audio.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings On-line, On-site, or Columbus, Ohio.  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.