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Old November 5th, 2008, 07:14 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I've a customer asking me to cover and event with a couple of speakers. That's fine but they want to feed the XHA1 camera signal live to another city. I have no idea on how to do this, I guess that I would have to use an special software which uploads the signal to a server? any special hardware required?

Could anyone point me in the right direction?

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Old November 5th, 2008, 08:44 AM   #2
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have a look at Apple - QuickTime - Streaming Server

I've Never used streaming servers but it sounds like an interesting product.

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Old November 5th, 2008, 09:31 AM   #3
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Streaming Server will work, but you will need a computer running Mac OS X Server (or an Xserve), a computer to do the encoding, and a very high bandwidth internet connection. The server will also have to have a static IP address, so the remote location can just type it into their browser and see the feed.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #4
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It might be simpler to use a conventional leased line. Couldn't comment about the cost or equipment involved, but people have been doing it this way for decades.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 11:40 AM   #5
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thanks everyone for your comments.

I thought about the possibility of the apple stream server but It sounds a bit too technical for me or is it quite straight forward? What about the leased line?
As I didn't know what it was, I looked for a definition --> 'A leased line is a symmetric telecommunications line connecting two locations'
Do you hire that line with a telecommunications company directly? Is it only a matter of connecting two computers? one at each end of the line?

Maybe I'm trying to reach too much with this!

thanks!


---- I've found out companies in the internet who could supply the streaming server. Basically you just send the signal to their server and they stream it through the internet. They're a bit pricey --> $1500 for a one time event.
Considering that I get this service how do you combine the signal of two cameras? I mean, is there any special software which I could use or is it some sort of switch (hardware)?

Thanks again!

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Old November 6th, 2008, 08:29 PM   #6
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You could use a digital switcher, or an analog one with an analog to digital converter.
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