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    Video through LAN

    Is there a way of streaming live video through our Local Area Network to an other point in the building that will broadcast to all of the screens around the school. and also is there an software video switcher? if so could you name a few?

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    What exactly (hardware wise) do you have? What do you need in regards to live control? What is your budget for this project?

    There are numerous tools to do things of this sort but which you go for depends upon what your needs are, what your budget is, and what you want beyond your needs.
    Eric Adler (tonsofpcs)
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    ok we want to do a live broadcast from our "studio" to the computer at the other end of the school that broadcasts it around the screens. that parts all figured out and working.
    Q1. now how could we get the video from the studio to the broadcasting pc?
    Q2. do you know any software video switcher that we could use in this situation? it will need to be able to switch between 2 or more DV cameras connected via firewire. it would also be good if it could switch to an AVI file.

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    Video Streaming - Video through LAN

    I am a Photographer, I am also interested to know the equipment needed
    and also cost of the equipment.,... as I am sometimes asked by my client to provide this service...

    Thanks

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    ok we want to do a live broadcast from our "studio" to the computer at the other end of the school that broadcasts it around the screens. that parts all figured out and working.
    Q1. now how could we get the video from the studio to the broadcasting pc?
    Do you have an existing network? Better yet, can you get a dedicated network line or a manage switch set so you can have a large amount of bandwidth from a machine in your studio to the 'broadcast' machine (I assume that this machine just has an IP KVM driver and the 'displays' just have viewers? If not, could you describe this system). If you have a network, the cheap and easy way is VLC (free).
    Q2. do you know any software video switcher that we could use in this situation? it will need to be able to switch between 2 or more DV cameras connected via firewire. it would also be good if it could switch to an AVI file.
    Ok, here's where we start getting tricky and into the money issues. There are solutions that do exactly this, yes, but they generally cost more than other possible methods of handling this. What hardware do you already have in your studio? What outputs do your sources have? What computers do you have and what hardware is in them? How many of these computers can you dedicate and how many can you use on a part-time basis?

    How limited is your budget for this project? Are we trying for free? Are we trying for $10k or less? Are we trying for something that you'll be applying for a grant for and the cap is virtually unlimited?

    If we know what you have, we can better suggest what you should get based upon pricing, convenience, and functionality.

    Regards,
    Eric
    Eric Adler (tonsofpcs)
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    Well we're on a bit of a budget.

    we have one 3ghz dual core editing machine and around 6+ cameras, 2 boom poles with shoutgun mic hot shoe etc, 2lapel mics.

    a dedicated line wouldn't really be worth it because if we had done that then we had might as well run a very long VGA cable to the "studio" and that would be too much hassle.

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    "A bit of a budget" << how much?

    6 cameras << connectors? What cabling do you have? Do you have any other audio/video hardware?

    You could very easily do this for about $6000-20000 with a Sony Anycast (if you need to stream) or a Panasonic AGMX70 (if you want to just run a video cable and audio cabling or a post-modulated signal on a cable) [and if needed for the computer, a $100 capture card].
    Note: These prices include cabling assuming the proper outputs are available. They do not include any monitoring needed (you can likely use TV sets as monitors if needed)
    Eric Adler (tonsofpcs)
    http://www.videoproductionsupport.com/ Chat at: http://tinyurl.com/vpschat
    Follow me on twitter: @videosupport @eric_adler

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    well we are thinking about using http://wiki.medialooks.com/Software_..._Mixer_Concept.

    everything will be connected using firewire.

    cvan you suggest any alternatives to this software?

    it is extreamly unlikely that we will use all 6 cameras but it would be nice to keep our options open

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