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by randysteck
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver
Replies: 53
Views: 11209

Re: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver

Although an older thread, this request is still active. Over the course of the last 2 years, we've systematically eliminated the weak spots in our system, including those enumerated by other posters. This is what we've done: 1. Found inexpensive, high quality, reliable HD cameras (2) for the stake c...
by randysteck
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: New HTML5 player listed as the primary player for receive site in the portal
Replies: 7
Views: 2179

Re: New HTML5 player listed as the primary player for receive site in the portal

We tried with Raspberry PI 2 with the Openelec load and found that we could not connect to the portal as there is no RTMP outbound connection from the server. The browser required in the middle seriously limits the use of this other hardware. But, I'm glad to see more discussion on the topic and hop...
by randysteck
Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver
Replies: 53
Views: 11209

Re: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver

Good to know that this is only a recommended service, not required. Still, even worldwide, Roku, Apple TV, FIreTV, Chromecast (yes I know this already works) and the many that work throughout Europe and Asia, are all much cheaper and better video receivers than laptops. These are all pretty much str...
by randysteck
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver
Replies: 53
Views: 11209

A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver

We have been very grateful to see the improvements in the web portal for our stake conference webcasts. Our webcast yesterday went very well and it was the first time we've not seen some form of disruption in the feed. However, I also share the sentiment that we feel like we're running an experiment...
by randysteck
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: What equipment do you use for webcasting?
Replies: 27
Views: 9961

Re: What equipment do you use for webcasting?

The SDI setup sounds great; anything to get away from SD limitations. Our approach is HDMI-based. HDMI from a professional camera on the stage (with good zoom), a camcorder mounted in the breezeway (Canon R52) and an EVI-70 on the side of the chapel. HDMI connections from cameras are across cat5 cab...
by randysteck
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Broadcasts and Conferences
Topic: Summary of our upgraded webcast solution
Replies: 13
Views: 3593

Re: Summary of our upgraded webcast solution

We started with the Basic HD but ended up with the HD version.
by randysteck
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Broadcasts and Conferences
Topic: Summary of our upgraded webcast solution
Replies: 13
Views: 3593

Re: Summary of our upgraded webcast solution

Yes, we noticed it also on Sunday. Something had happened to the one spot over Saturday night. But, the measurements were taken prior to the misalignment and the spots are only part of the solution.
by randysteck
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Broadcasts and Conferences
Topic: Summary of our upgraded webcast solution
Replies: 13
Views: 3593

Re: Summary of our upgraded webcast solution

Good point. We already have the lights over the stage as well as the spots on separate switch legs from the rest of the lighting. This allows a dark area with the screen pulled down at the back of the stand and has worked out well. We'll have to test it with higher intensity lights in place.
by randysteck
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Broadcasts and Conferences
Topic: Summary of our upgraded webcast solution
Replies: 13
Views: 3593

Re: Summary of our upgraded webcast solution

We're looking to replace those with LED floods at 3000K for better diffusion. The problem there is they are very nearly overhead and give very bad shadowing for eyes and chin. Not to mention the flare from the follicly challenged...:) We think overall better indirect lighting will help quite a bit. ...
by randysteck
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Broadcasts and Conferences
Topic: Summary of our upgraded webcast solution
Replies: 13
Views: 3593

Re: Summary of our upgraded webcast solution

The lighting was problematic in two ways. First, not enough light and second too warm. White balance was simple for the HD cameras, both at the source (camera) and in vMix for fine tuning (both contrast and white balance). The D70 was more problematic as the sensor does not have a wide dynamic range...

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