Microsense Webcast Streaming Solutions Introduction • A web stream / webcast is a media presentation distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology to distribute a single content source to many simultaneous listeners/viewers. • A webcast may either be distributed live or on demand. Essentially, webcasting is “broadcasting” over the Internet. • Webcasting, in simple terms, means streaming and broadcasting video on the web. The stream can be a recorded video or on real time basis which is termed as ‘LIVE’ Functional Set up • • • • • • Each video camera would cover various places in the event location. This differs according to the event and location. All camera outputs are connected to video mixer. Audio input in the form of live voice and sound is captured through MIC and fed to audio mixer cum amplifier. Audio mixer then feeds a single audio stream to the video mixer. Computer output, player output are also connected to video mixer to enable the event organisers play video and upload presentations. Finally the video mixer output is a single video with audio stream which is fed to a super processor system which then is uploaded to live streaming servers. Viewers online would be given URL and access to the streaming server through web page. On accessing the live media is viewed. Network Diagram Component Details • • Video Camera: A video camera is a device used for capturing electronic motion picture and recording on videotape or for transmitting them directly through the output pins for streaming live or displaying live using external monitors. Multiple cameras at a single event location adds advantage for covering the stage from different angles and covering the stage view (audience) making the live viewers feel that they are part of this event being anywhere in the world. Component Details Audio Mixer: A audio mixer is a device used for selecting, mixing and amplifying different audio sources and as an output give a single audio stream on a single channel which is directly feed to speakers and video mixer. This audio stream is used as an audio source for the video stream captured by the cameras. Component Details Encoder and Streamer: Encoder and streamer is software based which are installed on an powerful systems. The function of encoder is to convert the stream output from the mixer to a standard global format and also convert to a standard quality like 1080p, 720p, etc. The streamer uploads the final file to the media streaming servers like you tube, live stream, etc. Online viewers can watch the event live by accessing any of these servers or by visiting the events page where the video would be embedded. Microsense services on streaming • • • • • • • • Microsense In collaboration with YouTube and social media networks. Akamai CDN backbone supporting any number of concurrent viewership. HD Quality video streaming services. You Tube /Face book/Twitter/private portal embedding options. Mobility streaming – on Apple and Android devices. Multi Bit rate/Adaptive Bit rate streaming. Any presentation with animations can also be streamed. DVR recording on live feed.