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Ditch the Satellite Truck

Ditch the Satellite Truck: Livestream

http://tinyurl.com/6c26ey3 More disruption of traditional approaches.

Whereas a live remote feed in even recent times was a chore involving a large vehicle and loads of gear – and more than a little smarts to set it up – now Livestream have a dedicated box for less than $2000 that takes video and audio input and live streams it from anywhere via Verizon’s 4G LTE network, with upload speeds of up to 8 Mbits/sec.

That’s a little low for really high quality HD at about 1/3 the rate of AVCCAM at 24 Mbits/sec but it is possible to push a good quality 720P signal through that bandwidth.

 

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  • Jay Wilson · March 15, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I think you miss the important caveat in the story “where the network is available”.
    Covering the news in Japan right now, I would want a satellite terminal…a fly-away.
    My news organizations attempt to use Skype and other public net technologies to cover that story have met with very poor results.

    • Admin comment by Philip · March 15, 2011 at 10:04 am

      That’s a good point, although disaster emergencies are somewhat special cases. To put it mildly.

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