Live Webcasting Los Angeles
The term video “internet webcasting,” broadly speaking, means the transmission of video content – events – typically live on the Internet. The US House of Representatives, for example, offers live and webcasts of performances on the floor of the house. Falling hardware prices and digital camera costs, coupled with the emergence of free content distribution networks, is now possible for amateurs as well as large organizations to participate in webcasting.
The line between what qualifies as a video stream and what is not blurred. Web video streaming in real time on Internet qualify as webcasts live. Registered events available on demand after the fact are also generally accepted as video Internet broadcast. Direct recordings allow viewers to view content displayed on a remote computer’s screen, but this technology is not widely used. Many companies and individuals offer educational seminars. Seminars usually feature a content expert providing a formal presentation and, unlike other webcast formats, allow two-way interaction between viewers and presenters.
Webcasting requires some essential components. Fans can start with a common webcam, but higher end productions generally require operators and professional quality camera equipment. Live also requires software coding to convert raw food. It will suffice with a computer with a good processor and significant memory for basic Internet webcasting, but higher quality of broadcasts will require more memory and processing power. Transmission also requires access to a broadband connection.
All webcasting follows the same basic process. The camera captures video data, and a microphone typically captures audio data. Encoding software converts this data into an appropriate format for the Web. A computer then uploads the encoded audio and video data into a content distribution network and video it to an audience through streaming the source of its servers in real time. Alternatively, companies or individuals willing to carry equipment costs and bandwidth can serve as their own content distribution network. Viewer teams must support the format of the audio and video signal encoded to view.
Internet Broadcasting has a wide variety of real-world applications. Distance learning programs use webcast and webinar formats to provide conference material to students. Churches use webcasting to broadcast sermons. Internet marketers make extensive use of Internet broadcast for train affiliates. Companies employ webcasting and make formal presentations to customers, provide training to employees even highlighting the features and capabilities of their products. The Techsoup website recommends that non-profit organizations use outreach to promote the topic as well as to attract support.