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Chad LaFarge
Hangout On Air Producer, Programmer, Realtor®
Hangout On Air Producer, Programmer, Realtor®

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Muahahahaha! I can now Broadcast a Live Hangout on Air from my mobile! The secret is to remove all settings for default apps and use Chrome... see instructions...

Hope this helps!

Live Streaming Curriculum
In a bit of personal news, last week I was elected to my local Columbia Access TV Board of Directors... a development that positions me to add to the services that CAT offers. I'd love to introduce Live Streaming Training, which will require me to develop a curriculum. The current course offerings are Studio, Field Kit and Post Production with Final Cut.

What, in your opinion, is an important topic to address? I do, of course, have my own thoughts, but I want to weight my topics against yours in the hopes of creating a very useful curriculum, which I, naturally, will post here, as well.

Also, has anyone else here found themselves in such a role, and if so, do you have any advice to maximize my impact?

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Always interesting and educational... can't wait to learn something new here...
Hangout with VR Creators
Join immersive Journalists from around the world as they share "Lessons Learned in 360" . Watch live or later here: 

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Second Effort in this Method
So... this is the second event I've done in this way... using +Zoom to switch between speakers' video and +XSplit Broadcaster to switch between title, intro bumper, speakers and closing logo.

The issue I've faced in both is that, having more than 4 participants, you can only see 4 thumbnails at a time. You can scroll to the second page, but ONE participant will be on neither the current, nor the next page of thumbs... you have to come back to a refreshed first page of thumbs to see the "odd thumbnail out". Zoom was generous in their offer to get together 7 people to demo the issue, but I didn't have time to jump in and do it. For that reason, there are times when I stay on the wrong participant for an inordinate amount of time.

Overall, I like the final product better than those of the past, but I really need to get this thumbnail issue resolved.

Anyone have any thoughts, opinion on the new method?

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Hangout with Nonny, the Godmother if VR, is LIVE

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Conversations with Camden
Just a heads-up that I've driving a live event tonight for +Camden Military Academy

It's new for me because it's the first effort using for video capture. Please feel free to make your observations, as I imagine there's enough skill in this community to give me some good tips :).

It's just under an hour away: 7PM EST, 6PM CST. You west-coasters can do your own math ;)

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+NewTek has released NDI for Android. +XSplit doesn't quite handle the audio as yet, but I know they will in time. NewTek's Video Monitor appears to handle the accompanying audio just fine.

For those of you considering IP Video workflow, this is giant step forward.

Here's NewTek's info page: 

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XSplit Broadcaster implemented NDI as Video-only for temporary testing purposes... this is my test to determine the latency of the signal. Do your own math: Pause this video at any point and compare the clocks to determine not only timing from Browser to Screen Region on A, but time from Screen Region to NDI, and from Browser to NDI (complete trip).

RESULTS: First blush, random pause, yielded Screen Region processing cost me 34ms on Machine A. NDI seems to have cost 201ms over local WiFi from Machine A to Machine B. After processing and with repeated random pauses, NDI seems to come in between 199 and 251ms slower than "live", but mostly closer to 220ms, and I attribute much of the variation to my low-spec Machine A.

It feels like a long time. You can have a conversation, but it will drag a bit. I look forward to seeing how well they tune it as they implement it more deeply in Broadcaster.

Now... let's see how long it takes XSplit to add the Audio signal. Currently, it's video only.

Here's a Link to chart depicting the results:

Average timing for Browser to Screen Region: 53ms
Average timing for Screen Region to NDI: 163ms
Average timing for Browser to NDI: 217ms

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Qualcom posted about 820 processor support for Tango... interesting... wish it'd come... about 8 months ago.

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Hangout with Camden Military Academy is LIVE
Watch Camden Military Academy cadets talk about their personal transformations!

Tag your question with #CamdenMilitary
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