2014 Video Recording & Streaming

2014 Video recording and streaming plan

Streaming channel: Youtube/Google+

Video sources;

  • Presentation computer, via Wirecast Desktop Presenter software;
    • This will be installed on the presentation computer, if any, and be provided to presenters using their own machines on a USB key. It is also available for download from the Wirecast site.
    • Presenters must install the software before presenting.
    • Mac and Windows only.
  • Presentation computer, via VGA tap and video converter; and
  • Camera and encoder (for non-presentation material).

Audio source:

  • Audio system feed to the encoding computer via cable terminated with XLR3 connector (one channel, mono is fine).

Encoding computer:

  • Hardware:
    • Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2
    • Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    • Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
    • Number of Cores: 4
    • Memory: 8 GB
  • Software (of interest):
    • System Version: OS X 10.9.1 (13B42)
    • Encoding/Streaming: Wirecast for Youtube (5.0.2)

Other equipment:

Item Model Connection / Port / Standard Source
video camera Sony HDR-CX290 HDMI (out) Cary Gordon
Audio adapter Beachtek DXA-2T XLR in, stereo mini-phone out Cary Gordon For running pro audio into a camera
HDMI to thunderbolt Blackmagic Extreme HDMI, RCA (audio & video) in, Thunderbolt out Cary Gordon
VGA to HDMI Monoprice Comp., SVideo, VGA, Audio in, HDMI out Cary Gordon
VGA splitter (active) Monoprice Cary Gordon
VGA splitter (passive) Monoprice Cary Gordon
Jumpers and adapters Various Various Cary Gordon
Computer MacBook Pro Cary Gordon
Tripod Standard screw connector, I suppose Peter Murray
EasyCAP Composite Capture Card EasyCAP D60 Composite in (no audio) Riley Childs Additional for $10 online,
VGA to composite with 15? Ft cable Unknown VGA in, Composite out Riley's drawer of old A/V stuff Donation