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Streaming Video

In homes and on private internal networks alike, the use of 3D and HD video media can cause a drain on our current private and public networks.  As video technologies advance and bandwidth requirements increase, so will our need for advances in video compression.  We must review how these new video technologies work and how we can adapt technology to capitalize on their inner foundations.  Let the VidOvation experts prepare you for the internet age of video.  We specialize in supporting our broadcast and corporate clients on cost effective ways to integrate video within their infrastructure.  We will help you securely stream video to corporate offices around the world or live to the web.

Before we start…

Describe your application?  Knowing whether the live video streaming solution is going in a broadcast rack verses a confined area tells us your size requirements.  In addition, understanding the number of sources and the flow of these sources (i.e. using a switcher) will allow us to recommend the most efficient product.

Describe your video source?  Every source outputs a specific signal which dictates the resolution and quality of the video.  That is why it is important for us to understand the source output connection (i.e. HD/SDI, HDMI, S-Video, Composite and etc), video resolution capabilities (1080p/60 to 480i), and audio connections. 

What are your network system requirements? To efficiently stream live video (especially high definition) a high speed internet connection is essential. We recommend a minimum of 3MB/sec up-speed and for the best performance secure a 5MB/sec up-speed internet connection.

  • Bandwidth is the transmission capacity of the network which describes the speed of data transfer.  It is important that we understand your networks capabilities so we can match it with your video quality needs.

Who is your audience?  Tell us how you envision your audience to reach the video – whether it is one person at the other end of the network or 100s of people within a content distribution network (CDN).  This will allow us to quote the appropriate decoder(s) or CDN options.

  • Decoder is hardware that decodes the video over IP to a specific output source within a private network.
  • Content Distribution Network (CDN) is a 3rd party resource that decodes video over IP to the internet for the broadcast to a wide-range of audiences.

Any special request?  Let us know if you need camera switching and/or graphic needs.