Live streaming events via video
Recently, Integricity Visuals was engaged to help transmit live video for two events to an Internet audience. It was a pilot trial for a large agency that strives to be close to the nation. (They even had a live Twitter wall and an engaging discourse via Facebook!)
It was really exciting to feel the adrenaline as we set up the cameras, connected the cables, tested the Internet speed, performed various tests and waited for the event to kick-off. With so many dignitaries, we had to make it a success!
Thankfully, we were able to harness the power of Malaysia’s improved Internet connection to stream both audio and video successfully to the greater audience who were unable to be physically present at the event. (Yes, I am serious about the awesome Internet speeds in our country – it’s much improved from 3 years ago!)
Smooth video streaming is quite a feat, and I personally believe it opens up opportunities for us to reach a wider audience for live events. Other applications I can think of are political rallies, product launches, services at houses of worship and university/college lectures.
For those interested in tech-speak, we used 2 DV cameras, a VGA feed that was mixed via a video switcher, a DV deck for recording, a Mac notebook, high-speed Internet and some of our secret Integricity sauce (read as passion + dedication).
Here are some photos from the 2 events.