Compression with Sorenson Squeeze and Episode

Posted by Derrick on December 6, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Compression with Sorenson Squeeze and Episode can improve your workflow for file conversion and video encoding. These two tools are likely the most popular desktop encoding tools among compressionists, producers, multimedia professionals, video editors and IT professionals around the world. If you have a video or an audio file that it’s the wrong format, you can use either of these tools to encode it to the proper format. There are many delivery options these days and both tools can encode for computers and devices. You can compress videos to H.264, WebM, Flash, QuickTime, Windows Media, and many other formats. Both Telestream and Sorenson Media have various options for purchasing Squeeze and Episode and the information is available on their websites.

If you’re interested in learning more about Sorenson Squeeze or Episode in one of our training classes, give us a call. You can attend our 1-Day Sorenson Squeeze Training or our 1-Day Episode Pro Training On-site, On-line or in Orlando, Florida. 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 other countries if you are an international student.

Wirecast Training Course Educates Students

Posted by Derrick on November 20, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Wirecast training course educates students in the many features and set up options for Wirecast. If you’re new to Live Streaming, there’s one tool that you should get familiar with and that’s Telestream’s Wirecast. It has many options and works well with many streaming servers and content delivery networks. This Live Streaming tool is capable of doing a great deal for your Live Streaming event or Webcast. Whether you need to get familiar with transitions, effects, title creation, understanding layers and other elements within Wirecast, our training course is for you.  The class gets you up-to-speed and comfortable with Live Streaming and Wirecast quickly.

If you’d like to learn more about Live Streaming give us a call to sign up to attend one of our Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings On-site, On-line or in Orlando, Florida. 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.

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.

Telestream Gives the Gift of Wirecast for Live Streaming

Posted by Derrick on December 25, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Telestream gives the gift of Wirecast for Live Streaming.  When Wirecast came on the scene two years ago it was truly a present for those looking to launch into the Webcasting space. Since bursting on the scene after the acquisition of Vara Software, Wirecast has satisfied the appetite of many content providers, churches, television stations and educational institutions desiring to delivery Live Streaming with PowerPoint, PDFs, screen displays, videos, commercials, lower thirds, and multiple cameras. This year’s newest gift of Wirecast 4 actually came before Christmas and instead of just one gift it was two.  Telestream’s early gift this year was Wirecast 4 along with big brother Wirecast Pro 4.  To learn more about the newest gifts given by Telestream, in the form of Wirecast 4 and Wirecast Pro 4, visit the Telestream website for more details.  There’s just too much information about these two products to list in one blog post.  Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the gift of Wirecast 4 or Wirecast Pro 4 by purchasing one of these Live Streaming tools.

Telestream Releases Wirecast 4 Live Webcasting Software

Posted by Derrick on November 12, 2010 under Industry News | Comments are off for this article

Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced immediate availability of Wirecast 4 live webcasting production software. Wirecast offers an affordable software alternative to costly hardware broadcasting solutions for producing compelling video broadcasts for the web. Wirecast 4 features a new Pro version along with a new intuitive user interface and integrated support for Blackmagic capture cards plus improved high-quality Main Concept H.264 and On2 VP6 Flash video formats. Wirecast Pro builds on existing advanced video production capabilities to add more rich graphic content, including 3D virtual sets and scoreboards. Wirecast Pro also includes input support for IP and HDV cameras and Telestream’s Pipeline video capture system, providing greater flexibility in professional broadcast, entertainment, and sports environments.

The Seattle Seahawks put Wirecast 4 to the test. “We used Wirecast 4 in the production of our live streaming press conferences and web shows, and the overall experience was flawless,” said Kenton Olson, Director of Digital & Emerging Media for the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC.

“You don’t have to be a television broadcaster with a television budget to produce live shows anymore,” adds Benjamin Higginbotham, owner of Spacevidcast. “Using Wirecast 4 with its support for Blackmagic capture cards and Main Concept H.264 format, I can create a professional-looking show in seconds for a fraction of the price and stream high-quality video to just about anywhere in the world. This is the start of something amazing.”

Wirecast 4 is now available in two product configurations for Mac and PC users: Wirecast (US$449) and Wirecast Pro (US$995). The new user interface – with enhanced shot editor, user-definable layers and source-settings editor – makes Wirecast even easier to use. New features include refreshed title templates (lower-thirds) and new input support for Blackmagic Intensity Pro, Decklink SDI and Decklink Duo capture cards. New, integrated destination support includes Brightcove, a leading online video platform, and Sermon.net, a major sermon network. In addition to 3D virtual sets and scoreboards, Wirecast Pro adds HDV and IP camera support plus enhanced audio controls with sync delay as standard features.

“Wirecast 4 is an amazing upgrade that raises the bar in live webcasting. New features and re-vamped user interface allow both the novice and seasoned professional to produce high-quality HD video content for streaming over a choice of live video publishing and distribution sites. With new Pro features like virtual studio sets, audio mixing and output to external monitors, Wirecast 4 offers price/performance and features that just can’t be found in other products,” said Jeff Zajas, video blogger at RVTravelTV.com.

“With Wirecast, anyone can create powerful live webcasts and stream them to audiences on the web,” said Barbara DeHart, Vice President of Marketing at Telestream. “All that is needed is a camera, a laptop and Wirecast to make affordable production and streaming a reality. Wirecast is used to create user-generated content for sites like YouTube and Ustream, stream live event keynotes like CES and entertainment like Live Earth, in addition to government, house of worship and education venues.”

Wirecast is video streaming software that can be loaded on a laptop to broadcast live events and create professional webcasts from any location with only a computer and an Internet connection. Users can stream multiple live cameras while dynamically mixing in other media such as prerecorded video, audio and graphics. Advanced production capabilities include 3D graphics, transitions and built-in titles which merge seamlessly with Wirecast’s layering system, allowing users to easily create live and on-demand broadcasts for the web. When ready to go live, broadcasts can be streamed directly to live broadcasting websites using Flash, QuickTime or Windows Media.

Wirecast 4 is now available as a free update for existing customers and as an upgrade to Wirecast Pro for US$546. Wirecast and Wirecast Pro are available for immediate purchase and free trial download at www.telestream.net/wirecast. More information is available at www.telestream.net.