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Audio Visual Insights for Web-Conferencing and Live Streaming

Why simultaneous USB, HDMI, DVI and IP Streaming Options are important today

Posted by Paul Richards on Nov 10, 2014 7:30:00 AM

Hello fellow AV & IT folk,

As you may know cameras with simultaneuos video outputs are in high demand for applications such as: Distance Learning, Live Event Streaming and Video Conferencing. Having simultaneuos video outputs from one camera solves quite a few video conferencing problems when it comes to audio visual design. Let's take a look at 3 case study examples show casing why cameras with simultaneuos video output streaming can be beneficial.


Lecture Capture

Cloud Based Video Conferencing & Recording


For example, let's say you want to stream video to a web based video conferencing software like: GoToMeeting, Cisco Event Center or Zoom.US. But you also want to use a local recording service like MediaSite to provide high production value content for students or employees to watch recordings later. If your camera can send a USB connection to your computer at the same time as DVI-I or HDMI to your mediasite recorder you can accomplish this.

Webcasting & IP Streaming

Content Delivery Networks and Remote PTZ Control


With the PTZOptics camera line you can actually take advatage of IP Streaming with simultaneuos 3G HD-SDI and other video outputs such as HDMI, DVI and CVBS. Let's take the example above (PTZOptics 20X-IP) to show that two IP Streams and a HDMI output are all being sent simultaneuosly. With the PTZOptics GUI you can control the camera and view live video of what you are doing from any computer on your nework. 

Broadcast Studio & Video Production 

Control Video Confernecing with a Confidence Monitor


For example let's say you want to do any type of video conferencing whether it is an "Online Web Conferencing Software" using USB or a "Broadcasting Event" using HD-SDI for your input. With either approach we are going to need a 2nd video output that we can send to a "confidence monitor" so our presenter can see what they look like on screen before we send the video out to our main platform. This is an ideal scenario for larger auditoriums where important video streams are being viewed by 1,000's of people.

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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, Audio Visual Advice, How To, web conferencing


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