Life @ 30,000 Words per Second

Articles

Articles by Simple Thought Productions

Blackmagic & Wirecast – Live Streaming

Blackmagic & Wirecast – Live Streaming

By on Jan 30, 2014 in Articles, Blog | 21 comments

    Simple Thought Productions specializes in streaming live events. Today we are going over our setup for a multi-camera setup for a sporting event. In this setup we utilize two court cameras and a third camera that provides a live clock overlay. A second computer provides a live stats view to mix into the overall stream. First lets take a look at the...

Read More
STP powers FoxDayCam.com

STP powers FoxDayCam.com

By on Apr 12, 2010 in Articles, Blog, Featured Articles, News | 1 comment

Foxdaycam.com with President Lewis Duncan Photo by Laura J. Cole Simple Thought Productions provided the Live Streaming Technology to allow FoxDayCam.com to bring the joy of Fox Day to the world. During the three day broadcast people watched from all over the world to see if the Fox would find its way to Mills lawn early in the morning. During the wait students took...

Read More
Wirecast Broadcaster

Wirecast Broadcaster

By on Mar 19, 2010 in Articles, Featured Articles, Videos | 3 comments

When you need to add titles and multiple inputs to your live broadcasts you have a few options. First you can get a live switcher and character generator. This is an obvious method but the equipment can be cost prohibitive. Wirecast steps in @ $449. (Educational Discounts are available). Be sure to shop around for the best price. There is also a $99 add on if you...

Read More
Blu-Ray for the Rest of us

Blu-Ray for the Rest of us

By on Jan 25, 2010 in Articles | 0 comments

We all know that Blu-Ray was the victor of the latest “format war” but the dust is far from settled. HD-DVD is no longer an option and those who have it are only feeling sympathy from the Beta Max crowd. The early adopters of blu ray are not on a perfect journey them selves. Different Version of the Blu Ray spec have some players that can easily get...

Read More
Firestore FSH-200 Review

Firestore FSH-200 Review

By on Sep 12, 2009 in Articles | 0 comments

This is my second review of a DTE (Direct to Edit) Device. The Firestore FSH-200 uses Compact Flash Media to record DV and HDV content. One of the largest benefits of compact flash is that it is solid state. This means that there are no moving parts in the recording media so it can handle bumps and shocks in stride and keep recording. When it comes to recording...

Read More
About Video for the Web

About Video for the Web

By on Jan 17, 2009 in Articles | 0 comments

Following up with our article on Streaming Live video on the web we now want to take a look at simply putting video footage online to share with the world. There are a lot of options when you are simply allowing viewers to download your footage. So let’s take a look at some of them and what they can do. Codecs for All – Choose your Audience One of the...

Read More
Streaming Live Video

Streaming Live Video

By on Dec 3, 2008 in Articles, Featured Articles | 59 comments

Please note that due to changes made by SimpleCDN I can no longer recommend them for a CDN. Ever since the breakthrough of YouTube more and more people have been interested in video online. The next step is to provide live events around the world for others to watch. In the past this would usually have taken a team of video and computer personnel to produce. As...

Read More

Streaming Red

By on Nov 5, 2008 in Articles | 4 comments

The streaming test is over and another will be preformed in the near future. At Simple Thought Productions we love to test out the latest technologies and develop new work flows. One of our more frequent requests has been to stream live events for our clients. Usually The cost to setup with a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is prohibitive, however, most clients to...

Read More