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How to stream a meetup or live event - WordCamp Phoenix 2013 - Jason Tucker

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How to stream a meetup or live event - WordCamp Phoenix 2013 - Jason Tucker

  1. 1. How to stream a meetup or live event. 1 Jason Tucker Web Developer
  2. 2. Good content wants to be shared with others.
  3. 3. I saw a need.... 3
  4. 4. “We don’t have it in the budget”
  5. 5. Version 0.00001 beta (June 2011) Cheap webcam, onboard mic, elevated camera on boxes, Ustream and a Windows computer.
  6. 6. Version 0.00001 beta (June 2011) Cheap webcam, onboard mic, elevated camera on boxes, Ustream and a Windows computer.
  7. 7. Vista Explorer 60” Lightweight Tripod •Great for travel •Will break $23.99
  8. 8. Version 0.00002 beta (July 2011) Cheap webcam, onboard mic, cheap tripod, Ustream and a Windows computer.
  9. 9. Version 0.00002 beta (July 2011) Cheap webcam, onboard mic, cheap tripod, Ustream and a Windows computer.
  10. 10. Version 0.00003 beta (August 2011) Cheap webcam, onboard mic, cheap tripod, Ustream and a Windows computer.
  11. 11. Version 0.00004 beta (Sept 2011) iPhone 4, onboard mic, cheap tripod, SocialCam app on iPhone.
  12. 12. Version 0.00006 beta (October 2011) Logitech C series 720p webcam, onboard mic, cheap tripod, Ustream and a Windows computer.
  13. 13. Version 0.00007 beta (January 2012) Logitech C series 720p webcam, onboard mic, cheap tripod, Ustream and a Windows computer.
  14. 14. Experimentation
  15. 15. Version 0.00008 test (January 2012) iPad 2 Movie Mount $99.00 Device is great, iPad 2 makes bad movies.
  16. 16. Version 0.00008 beta (January 2012) iPad 2 Movie Mount + 2x camcorder lens, Logitech C series 720p webcam
  17. 17. The two camera setup
  18. 18. Version 0.00008 beta (January 2012) 2 webcams one pointed at presenter the other pointed at the projected screen.
  19. 19. Version 0.00008 beta (April 2012) Two webcams: one pointed at presenter, the other pointed at the projected screen. BoinxTV
  20. 20. My current setup
  21. 21. Webcam + VGA2USB + BoinxTV •Requires 1 webcam •Split the signal from the presenters laptop •High quality video of the presentation and presenter
  22. 22. Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam •Tripod Mount •Full HD 1080p •30 frames per sec •H.264 encoding onboard $79.99
  23. 23. VGA2USB •Retails for $299, Ebay for $99. •Max resolution: 1024x768 •Does weird stuff with retina display macs •Set resolution to 1024x768 for best results
  24. 24. Slik Compact Alloy Travel Tripod •Harder to break •Stable •Tall when extended •All-metal •Easy-to-use quick release. $99.99
  25. 25. Webcam Settings $4.99 By Mactaris • Auto-Exposure Mode • Exposure Time • Gain • Brightness • Backlight Composition
  26. 26. Additional items •Passive VGA Splitter $10 •VGA cords $20
  27. 27. Boinx TV Home $49.99 1 camera limitation Boinx TV $499.99 Unlimited cameras
  28. 28. Boinx TV
  29. 29. Embedding video and chat on your meetup website. Live stream can be embedded on a website using a <object> <embed> tag Chat can also be embedded and is typically provided by the streaming service or use freenode.com for IRC
  30. 30. Embedding video and chat on your meetup website.
  31. 31. http://ocwp.org/live/
  32. 32. Streaming services Google Hangout Ustream.tv Livestream.com
  33. 33. One person google hangout If you don’t invite any one, no one will crash the party.
  34. 34. Future Improvements Lightbox pointed at the presenter Wireless Lapel Mic
  35. 35. Jason Tucker 35 twitter: @jasontucker email: jason@tucker.pro web: http://tucker.pro Weekly Web Show / Podcast http://wpwatercooler.com Slidedeck: http://wpmedia.pro

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