What is a Webcast ?
A WebCast is a media presentation distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology to distribute a single content source to many simultaneous listeners/viewers. A webcast may either be distributed live or on demand. Essentially, webcasting is “broadcasting” over the Internet. The largest “webcasters” include existing radio and TV stations, who “simulcast” their output through online TV or online radio streaming, as well as a multitude of Internet only “stations”. The term webcasting usually refers to non-interactive linear streams or events. Rights and licensing bodies offer specific “webcasting licenses” to those wishing to carry out Internet broadcasting using copyrighted material.
What is a TriCaster?
Typically a WebCast will be done using a TriCaster 450 or TriCaster 850 or the new TCXD455 & TCXD855 which are great production tools. The TriCaster is a studio in a box an allows you to mix multiple HD camera feeds with graphics , prerecorded video and composite everything into Live Set, Virtual Sets and Webcast it all live over the web. All from the one unit. Often used with the MultiCorder and Vazzt Systems from KenCast.
WebCasting is also used extensively in the commercial sector for investor relations presentations (such as Annual General Meetings), in E-learning (to transmit seminars), and for related communications activities. However, WebCasting does not bear much, if any, relationship to web conferencing, which is designed for many-to-many interaction. The ability to webcast using affordable/accessible technology like the TriCaster/MultiCorder has allowed independent media to flourish. There are many notable independent shows that broadcast regularly online. Often produced by average citizens in their homes they cover many interests and topics. Webcasts relating to computers, technology, and news are particularly popular and many new shows are added regularly.
Freedocast-Wirecast is a LIVE production tool that allows everyone to easily broadcast live events and create professional webcasts from any location – all you need is a computer and an internet connection. With intuitive and fully integrated streaming capabilities, Freedocast-Wirecast makes it easy for anyone to share live experiences and build a global community. Freedocast-Wirecast lets you stream multiple live cameras while dynamically mixing in other media such as movies, images, sounds, etc. Features including Chroma Key (blue/green screen), transitions and built-in titles allow you to create beautiful, professional broadcast productions for live on-demand distribution on the web. Freedocast-Wirecast uses multiple and customized shots to enable professional-looking broadcasts. A shot contains media and settings for that media. A shot can be as simple as a still photo, or very complex such as a live camera with a title and background music. In its simplest form, a shot contains one piece of media, such as JPG.
Like Freedo cast you can use 2 other software to give live broadcast of your TV channel on internet that is 1) Flash media encoder 2) windows media encoder. Both software availabe for download in our free download section. Download that software and Start you own broadcast. For live broadcast you must have own website or you can run your channel through a free website but there logo appear on your live broadcast. These Sites as follows.
You can use our software for live webcast also. Just overlay on vlc media player and get mix output and plug mix output to the live media encoder for all this your required 2 pc’s 1 for broadcast mixing and 2 for broadcast transmission to internet. and also must have a broadband internet connection too. Just these few things you can do live video broadcast on the Iinternet. There are many free websites that support you to start a free channel and you can share your channel almost anywhere on the Internet.