BCPVA Meeting – May 25th 2021 – Managing Inputs And Outputs For Video Conferencing Platforms And Webcasts

During the Covid-19 lockdown the huge challenge faced by businesses, educational institutions, and countless event organizers and producers has been how to facilitate the openness, and free exchange normally provided by in-person events with conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco WebEx, and others. There is much to learn about bringing high production standards into the world of online conferencing, and author, consultant, and internationally recognized streaming expert Robert Reinhardt will be with us this month to guide us forward. Learn the techniques, best practices, and technical understanding that will help you provide and support a higher level of production quality for your webcast clients. Robert is an excellent communicator, and has generously supported our community in the past. Don’t miss this essential presentation!

More About Robert:

Robert Reinhardt, VP of [the MAKERS], is internationally regarded as an expert on multimedia application development and online video, particularly in live streaming, HTML5, iOS, Flash, AVC/H.264, and HEVC/H.265.

Robert has served as an online video expert for award-winning sites such as abc.com’s first Full Episode Streaming site and Nike SB’s skateboarding documentary, Debacle. Selling over 200,000 copies worldwide in over 13 languages, Robert’s books include the first seven editions of the Flash Bible (Wiley). Robert has also developed multimedia training for higher education and Fortune 100 companies. Robert’s latest project, videoRx.com, enables high quality video encoding for optimized online deployment and specializes in adaptive streaming for mobile and desktop.

Speaker at Streaming Media West 2010-2020; Streaming Media East 2011-2020; The Video Show 2019; FlashForward 2000-2003, 2005, 2006; FITC 2002-2007, 2009-2012; Flash on the Beach UK 2006, 2010; FlashBelt 2004-2010; Web Design World 2005, 2006; FlashKit 2003; SIGGRAPH 2002-2004; MXimize 2004 Boston and Orlando Conferences.

Member of SIGGRAPH 2002-2004 Web Graphics Subcommittees

Specialties: Video solutions architecture, Video encoding (AVC/H.264, WebM) and deployment strategy, adaptive streaming, live streaming encoding and deployment, Wowza Streaming Engine and Wowza Cloud development, Amazon AWS deployments for customized video streaming experiences.

More at https://videorx.com/

Meeting Details:

People can start joining the meeting at 6:45 pm, and the meeting will start at 7 pm. If you have never used Zoom before, please join early to download and troubleshoot.

How it will work: You can connect with both Windows and Mac computers / laptops, Apple and Android cell phones, and tablets with the Zoom video app. This link will give you a prompt to download and run Zoom if you have never used Zoom before. If you have used Zoom, it will open a box with Zoom Meetings highlighted – click the Open Link button. When you connect you can test your headphones, webcam, and microphone with Zoom, before you join the talk.

Audio: This is the most important part.  We want/need to avoid feedback -so wear headphones. If members don’t wear headphones, the audio from everyone else will feed into their microphone and this can cause a feedback loop.

Microphone: Most laptops and mobile devices have built-in microphones (and webcams).  These will work just fine. Your mobile devices likely shipped with headphones with a built-in microphone – this works great too.  If you have and headphones with three rings on the connector then your headphones have a microphone built-in.  If you are using an external USB webcam, then it probably has a microphone too.  If you haven’t used it in a while, you may want to plug it in and possibly update the driver. Webcam: If you are joining with a mobile device then take the time to mount your device on a stand at eye level.  The same basics that apply to videography apply to webcam usage: add some soft front-light, avoid back-light, and be aware what is in your background.

Topic: BCPVA  Zoom Meeting

Time: May 25, 2021 18:30 Vancouver

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Work safe, stay well and see you all online on May 25th!


The BCPVA Exec Committee