Webcasting & Internet Broadcast Video Production:
Digital Production Group makes the distinction between Web casting and Internet Broadcast in this way:
- Web casting is slightly lower end in it's production value, but whereas it's slightly lower end it usually saves big dollars.
- Internet Broadcast typically uses broadcast video equipment and delivers an image that could just as easily be multi-purposed over a live television broadcast. In fact many of our Internet Broadcasts originate as Television Broadcasts and the people who are spending the money on the television broadcast decide to amortize their footage to use it over the Internet either simultaneously or on-demand at a later time.
No matter what you decide to do Digital Production Group can be your one-stop-shop by hosting your video for you at very reasonable rates with the reliability of the big companies.
We know it's confusing choosing the appropriate format for you online videos. Hopefully this breakdown will help you understand the ins & outs of streaming media and the different available formats.
The following examples of streaming media use the same clip edited on an Avid and rendered off with specs that are as close as possible within the format's parameters. The video used is a video that we recently produced, shot and edited for the new Dodge Charger. This video is segment 1 of 4. It was shot on 4 different formats: Mini DV, Mini DV Cam, DV Cam & Beta SP. This format of Product Placement in Entertainment News is quickly becoming one of the most popular advertising vehicles on both the Internet and on Television.
Frames Per Sec:
Flash Video - Flash 8
320 x 240 pixels
48 Kbps 16 Bit
For sake of ease we will assume that you realize the gear and personell will be the only difference between the Web cast and the Internet Broadcast. Here we will discuss the concept of Live vs. On-Demand Internet Programming.
On Demand Video saves the client a ton of money and heartache. Whenever you do a live broadcast, whether it's to a broadcast station or to the Internet, there is always that chance that something could go wrong or there could be an event in the news cycle that could bump your story. On Demand jobs don't have the high dollar at risk because you can always delay your launch if or know that the launch will be slow because of the news cycle taking away viewers.
Basically any video can be put on the Internet for On Demand viewing either in a downloadable format or streaming format that can not be downloaded. One way that we save clients money is to do a live event to tape and upload it as soon as the event is done and the video has been trimmed down to fit your format.
We can handle all available on demand formats:
Most clients will choose to put their on demand videos up in their favorite format and Windows Media just to ensure that the major share of viewers will be able to see it. We've encoded and hosted Flash Video for companies that have firewall issues and can not use other formats because they have been blocked and removing those blocks just can't be done.
Live Web casts & Internet Broadcasts are actually in many ways more complicated than doing live Television Broadcasts. Most companies and people just don't understand the technology yet to deliver a live web event with confidence. This is one of Digital Production Group's strong points. In the year 2000 Michael Diiorio sold a very profitable Broadcast Company that he had built from scratch to one of the leading Internet Broadcast Companies just so that he could learn the trade secrets early in the ball game.
Digital Production Group will offer you multiple choices every step of the way while explaining the differences in quality, price and reliability. We understand your needs and fears and we deliver!
Hosting your event is very efficient at Digital Production Group. For On Demand videos we can host your videos very cheaply and efficiently in house. For live events we maintain relationships with the biggest live events hosts in the industry. Please call or click to consult with one of our web casting or Internet Broadcasting Specialists.
Video Production for Web Casting & Internet Broadcasting
The easy answer is that the video production for web casting and Internet Broadcasting is very very similar to regular video production. For companies that are looking to produce a web casts or Internet Broadcasts we can provide turnkey solutions. Allow us to meet with you to determine your production needs. Many times we can save you money and offer up other ways of amortizing your production dollars.
Michael Diiorio has always been on both the technical and creative ends of the game and making the two meet is his specialty. We can provide as much or little production as you need. If you don't have a nailed down concept we can help you brainstorm and knock around some ideas until we find something that will work for your campaign or single video. The first step is to setup an initial consultation and get a price quote on your project.
Once we have a concept in place we can provide full script writing or we can assist you in writing a script...Your choice. We try to fit your schedule and style.
For On Demand Projects Editing is done in-house on an Avid or one of our linear systems depending on your time and monetary budgets. If a project is shot in HD or Digi Beta we have edit houses that we have a relationship with.
Digital Production Group has perfected the streamlining of the production process. Please allow us to meet with you to consult on your project and give you a pricing ...because we do so much of our production in house we keep our prices very low.
DPG will shoot anywhere your project takes us, but our local area is the Greensboro, Winston-Salem & High Point areas. We travel to Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill as well as Charlotte at a local rates so there is no reason to use anyone else in the Carolinas.
If you're a producer or production company we happily go out with our equipment or yours. Again, call or email us to check our availability.
Formats Available in either ENG or EFP
DPG can do Multi-Camera Live Events switched to:
- Beta SP
- DV Cam
- Mini DV
All of our Video Production Packages include:
- AC Adapter
- Client Monitor
- Audio Kit
- Shure FP33 Mixer
- Shotgun Mic
- 2 Laveliers
- 2 Wireless Mics
- Lighting Kit
- 1 750W Riffa Soft Light
- 2 Omnis
- 1 100W Arri Fresnel (hair/eye light)
- 1 100W Pro Light with Barn doors and Dichroic Filter
Supplemental Video Production Gear
- 2 Lipstick Cameras
- Broadcast Switcher
- Internet Broadcast Switcher
- Sure FP44 Mixer
- Mackie 1604-VLZ Pro 16 Track Mixer
- 4 Background In A Boxes with 2 Matching Backgrounds in 4 Different Patterns
- Live Events Teleprompter
- DVD Recorder
- PA System for Bands
- Lighting Grid with 8 Par Cans & Dimmer Pack for Live Events Production
- 10 Lowel Totas
- 10 Omni Lights