Extreme Broadcasting

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This past winter we were asked by a ski resort to live broadcast over the Internet a multi-camera event. We love a challenge so we said yes. The event was a national snowboarding competition the ski resort wanted us to cover from top to bottom. Literally. The concept was to have two video cameras, one at the top of the hill, one at the bottom of the hill to capture and follow each contestant as they raced down the hill. ...

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HTML5 or WHAT?

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The last ten years have seen tremendous growth in online streaming. Early on it was Windows Media Encoder, then Silverlight and Flash Media Encoder. There was also Real Server, for people who operated their own Content Delivery Network (CDN). None of them solved the real issue of ubiquitous streaming to any device. Sure you could get these streaming engines to talk to various devices (IOS, Android, etc.) but only with the proper add-on software such as the Puffin or Photon ...

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Panasonic Announces the new GH5 camera

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Pansonic’s next generation GH5 camera is set to ship by middle of 2017, and it’s interesting they
announced it this early. The announcement was made yesterday at PhotoKina in Cologne.
One of the design features touted in the press release and presentation includes
“internal” 10 bit 4:2:2 recording in 4k
and up to 60fps according to whats being said.  It will be interesting
to see how heat and battery life will be dealt with.  Also Im guessing
the timing to ...

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Who says size matters / Camera Technology and the Human Eye

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Conventional wisdom in the world of photography where sensors are concerned, is that size matters. I would invite you to throw that assumption away for a moment. To resist the temptation of judging image quality of a camera based on its sensor size alone. While that might be true in the world of man made optics today, it’s not as true in nature. Conceding to the reality of economics, what drives our march to higher resolution, greater color depth and ...

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VideoSSC wins two new State contracts

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We’ve been busy and away on vacation. It seems that every time that we go on vacation something good happens. This time we were notified that we won two new major contracts from State of California Government agencies.

The California State Lands Commission. Established in 1938, the Commission manages the state’s 4 million acres of tidelands and submerged lands and the beds of navigable rivers, streams, lakes, bays, estuaries, inlets, and straits. These lands, often referred to as sovereign or public ...

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Techleader TV marks a milestone with VideoSSC

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We thought we would take the time to acknowledge one of our longest continuous customers. John Thomas Flynn has built a successful career in public service, specifically in the technology sector. In 2008 he approached us with his television show concept and asked if our company, Video Streaming Services, could assist in producing his show for television and the Internet. We are fast approaching the seventh year of producing this television show for John. His audience has expanded to many ...

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Video Streaming Services Awarded Major Contract

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Video Streaming Services has been notified by the University of California Davis that it has been competitively awarded a multi-year contract for the production of live and recorded videos and video broadcasts for all of the schools and colleges that make up the UC Davis system, including the entire UC Davis Health system. A Copy of the press release is available here: .VSSC Press release-UC Davis

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VideoSSC to Broadcast Brian Sandoval Inaugural

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On Monday morning January 5th at 11 AM the swearing in ceremonies for Governor Brian Sandoval’s second term as Governor of the State of Nevada will begin. They will be broadcast live over the Internet at http://nevada.videossc.com/. This is the second time that Governor Sandoval’s office has broadcast the entire swearing in ceremony over the Internet. The first swearing in for Governor Sandoval was broadcast over the Internet in January of 2011. This continues Governor Sandoval’s commitment to open ...

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The FCC, The Internet, and Regulation

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Once again the federal government is trying to find or create some injured party to justify the creation of a new regulatory diktat under the FCC to lay hands on the operation of the Internet. Actually in this case it is probably even worse. The Obama administration may not even care if they find an injured party to justify their desire to regulate something that they do not currently regulate. The Internet since its creation has been largely self regulating. ...

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