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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:43 PM   #1
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is there a driver/application out there that lets me stream live video from the Sony FX-1 in HDV Mode in Windows. If I am in DV Mode everything is fine. The camera gets recognized, i open Windows Media Encoder and stream to my server.
If the Camera is in HDV Mode the computer sees a Microsoft AV/C Tape Unit where I can capture Video with HDV Split but any streaming software doesn't sees the cam.
Until yesterday I thought that is as good as it gets but now I saw that 1. Vegas 7 can see the live pic of the FX-1 in HDV Mode and Wirecast a broadcasting Software can stream HDV. I found the Demo working in HDV and streaming is fine. Backside of Wirecast is its about 750$ including HDV SUpport and I stream maybe 2-3 times a month and earn no money with it.
So if Vegas and Wirecast can do this is there maybe a little app that replaces the AV/C Driver or which enables other software like WME to use the FX-1 in HDV Mode for streaming broadcasts?

Thanks for your answers.

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Old August 3rd, 2007, 10:28 AM   #2
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Go to www.varasoftware.com

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Old August 3rd, 2007, 11:02 AM   #3
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Ya, Wirecast is the only one that I know of that does this. I have it and it's actually a nice program. You can have more than one camera and switch between them just like a video switcher. You can also add graphics and titles live as the broadcast goes on. Of course when I do these live internet broadcasts, I charge a decent amount of money so I can afford it. If you are doing these for free, I'd tell whomever you were doing them for, that they would just have to accept the quality of your HDV camera set to the DV mode. (Sorry, I know, that's not really that helpful) But hey, I don't think there is anything wrong with using DV for a webcast. I just did a live broadcast for our state department of health and social services, and I used a PD-150. Everyone was happy. Of course you could also use wirecast in demo mode, but then you have that annoying "This is a presentation of wirecast" voice every 15 seconds or something. Maybe someone else will know of something.....
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