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Is webcasting still the future?

Broadcasting live video to the internet, or webcasting, is already a powerful tool for houses of worship, but what will it mean in the future?

WORSHIP AVL ASIA Autumn 2013

WEBCASTING HAS COME A LONG way since its advent in the mid 1990s. Back then it was Apple who pioneered the technology, first broadcasting concerts online in 1995 and 1996, swiftly followed by the Grammy Awards. By August 1998 a wedding was broadcast over the internet for the first time and then the world slowly woke up to the potential of delivering video content via the world wide web. In the years since it has become a cornerstone of content delivery for everyone from major broadcasters to houses of worship seeking to spread the word far beyond the walls of a sanctuary.

But in that time the technology required to make webcasting a reality has developed enormously, dropping in price and becoming increasingly simple to use. Meanwhile, the way congregants watch content has changed. Once the only way to watch a webcast was on a desktop computer, now people can view vastly improved content on a smartphone or a tablet – a technology pioneered, ironically, by Apple.

So is webcasting still the future or has it become the present? The answer, it seems, is that its time has very much arrived.

Webcasting live to the web has never been easier than today,’ says Jim Jachetta, CEO of US-based video specialist VidOvation. ‘A few years ago expensive equipment from multiple vendors was required. Today highly cost effective appliances are available in a PC or Notebook platforms. That’s how VidOstream webcasting works Integrate a video production switcher, video effects, Chroma-key, virtual studio and software encoders for high definition Flash, Windows Media and MPEG4 (H.264). An example is the VidOstream family of webcasting appliances.’…

Streaming Webcasting VidOstream VidOvation

 

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VidOvation Showcases New Product Additions for its Broadcast, Corporate, and Government AV Product Lines at NAB 2013

Moving Video ForwardPress Contact:
Curtis Chan
Cognitive Impact
714.447.4993
curtis@cognitiveimpact.com
or pr@vidovation.com

For Immediate Release


VidOvation Showcases New Product Additions for its Broadcast, Corporate, and Government AV Product Lines at NAB 2013

Innovative IPTV, Webcasting, 60GHz wireless HD-SDI, and Fiber Optic Transport systems delivers broadcast quality audio/video at 1/3 the cost


Las Vegas, Nevada, April 3, 2013 – NAB Booth #:
N1307 – VidOvation, a leading technology provider of video and data communication systems to the broadcast television, sports, corporate audio-visual, and government markets, announced today that they will debut at NAB, as part of their expanded business strategy, a new line of product families for IPTV, Webcasting and Fiber Optic Transport designed to increase system performance and flexibility while dramatically reducing overall acquisition, implementation and support costs. The new product families include:

1)    The VidLink II-5 60GHz wireless video link system can be used in ad hoc or permanent installations and features zero frame delay, zero interference, uncompressed 1.5G HD-SDI video, 270Mb/s SD and DVB ASI, globally allocated unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum, no channel coding, ruggedized and water resistant enclosure, water resistant connections, and range for HD of 500m and SD greater than 1000m. Continue reading

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The Future of TV with Kevin Smith, Lisa Kudrow, Shira Lazar, Burnie Burns & Jay Mewes on What’s Trending

Last night it was great to see Kevin Smith and Lisa Kudrow at The Future of TV.  There was some good discussion on the future of Television on the  internet.  NewTek had a Tricaster run by the famous dancing Kiki Stockhammer broadcasting live to the web.  Check out the VidOvation Webcasting and Production Switcher Battery Powered Studio for 1 or 2 camera live shoots.  Please watch the video below.

What’s Trending – YouTube.

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IPTV and the Spanning Tree Process

By Phil Hippensteel

IPTVDear Professor Phil,

We’re using IPTV at our school and have discovered a situation that we don’t understand. The video is delivered over a group of Ethernet switches. When we investigate the individual links, we find some links carry large amounts of traffic, while others transport no traffic at all. Can you offer a possible explanation?
Barry, Alexandria, VA

Barry,

A very likely explanation is that the switches have a loop circuit within them and the spanning tree process has automatically disabled a link. That’s not bad. In fact, it is a very necessary requirement.

IPTVThe spanning tree algorithm is used with Ethernet switches to routinely remove loop circuits. If these loops weren’t removed, a single IP packet carrying video could loop endlessly while consuming valuable bandwidth. To understand essentially how spanning tree works, look at the diagram of a hypothetical network of switches. The simple hexagon with a diagonal has three loops in it: A-D-E-F-A, A-D-C-B-A, and A-B-C-D-E-F-A.

The spanning tree algorithm picks a switch, say B, to be the root of a tree that will be formed. A series of spanning tree messages is sent over the links starting from the root switch, B. These messages allow the switches to discover that a loop exists. For example, in our drawing, switch E received messages from both F and D. Therefore, E disables the link to one of them, say the one to D. In the same manner, C chooses to disable its link to D. After these two operations, the loops are eliminated and the entire structure forms a tree. Now every switch is connected to every other switch through exactly one path. Occasionally, technicians disable the spanning tree operation to reduce traffic, but that is almost always a bad idea.

Phil Hippensteel, Ph.D., has spent more than forty years in higher education and now teaches at Penn State Harrisburg.

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NAB 2012 Preview from VidOvation

2012 NAB Preview

VidOvation

Booth SU11012

192 Technology Drive, Suite V
Irvine, CA 92618  USA
www.vidovation.com

VidOvation Contact:
Nicole Hollinger
Tel: +1 949.777.5435
pr@vidovation.com

VidOvation at the NAB Show:

VidOvation has decades of experience in video communications systems, video over IP, IPTV, MPEG-4, H.264, JPEG2000, DIRAC, SMPTE VC-2, wireless video WIFI, 5.8GHz, 60GHz RF, Video over CAT5 CAT6 UTP, Extenders, Splitters, Converters, Routing Switchers, Production, Distribution, Video Streaming, Webcasting, Digital Asset Management and Storage. At the NAB Show, VidOvation will demonstrate an array of its award-winning solutions; each designed with customer requirements in mind and built to the demanding specifications of today’s media operations. Continue reading

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