Best way to stream a live outdoor event
by jonathan young on Apr 27, 2012 at 1:45:01 pm
What is the best way that will give me a very good quality to stream a event over the web live? I probably will be using two Sony EX-1's one with HDMI (the Sony EX-1R) and one with only SDI out (the Sony EX-1)what equipment would I need hardware wise? can I stream in 720? I am not sure if I will be switching between the two cameras. I also want to know how will I get a LAN signal out in the park where the event takes place? I am VERY new to this so please forgive me, I have been searching the archives but I am still kind of lost. I know after whatever hardware I need I still will need a UStream or Livestream service? I may also use a DSLR with HDMI output. Thanks in advance for any and all input.
Re: Best way to stream a live outdoor event by Craig Seeman on Apr 27, 2012 at 2:46:48 pm
What you do may depend on your budget and onsite wireless conditions.
You could use a Teradek Cube attached to each camera sending by a WifI connection created by the devices to a quad core i7 laptop with Telestream Wirecast which you can use to switch and add titles and logos as needed. Then you'd want to send the output of the laptop to a rented LiveU bonded 3G/4G to send.
You could rent a Tricaster and run HD-SDI cables to it (this would impact the mobility of the cameras) and attach a LiveU to the Tricaster.
You could attach LiveU to each camera and send to Wirecast in another location (can be hundreds of miles away this way) running with a Windows server to detect and import the 3G/4G streams to switch and then send to the CDN by standard internet connection from the Wirecast base station.
Re: Best way to stream a live outdoor event by Colin Sandy on Apr 27, 2012 at 5:11:25 pm
Craig is right, there are many ways to tackle that problem, and the best way will generally depend on your budget. They are cellular, bonded cellular, satellite, and various forms of terrestrial wireless options you could use. It might be worth your while to hire a consultant (shameless self promotion) to draw up a document telling you exactly which direction to go.
You can also do the research, trial and error yourself and "save" yourself some money.
You may may wish to check out my blog. There is a host of really good information from us at Sandy Audio Visual and re-posted items from advanced amateurs and industry experts. In particular download the basic presentations I've put online that give an overview of webstreaming.
Some of the advertisers on this forum have some good material as well. I see a Telestream ad to the left of this window (I'm sure it'll appear somewhere different for you). Their staff frequently participates in forums and have PowerPoint presentations around the web that should help in self-education.