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Livestream Unveils Google Glass App: My Livestream of NAB 2014

This week, Livestream announced their Glass app to stream directly to their services. I talked with Livestream and found that anyone with Glass and a connection to their servers can create video. I had to test it out of course. As I was heading into NAB, I turned on the stream. It was not without issue, though. The process to Livestream from Glass is as follows: Download the software to your Mac or PC Put your Google Glass into Debug mode Plug into the computer and run the Livestream software When complete, unplug Glass and turn debug mode off Go...

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Day 4: Microphones, Sliders, Recorders – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:31 — 177.3MB) Final day at NAB. This is my chance to get around and catch the interviews I missed before. Especially for those audio podcasters out there. I’m intrigued how radio broadcasting is further from audio podcasting. Sure, you can get a radio mixer for a podcast but it would be a little overkill. Still, there are some who like sliders over dials – and are willing to spring for the good stuff if it makes their podcasts better. Omnirax Broadcast Furniture I spent some time talking with Phillip of Omnirax...

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Day 3 – 360 Heros, Live Streaming, Sony A7s – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:01 — 117.4MB) Today I took the long walk to upper south hall of NAB. I found the Intel innovation lounge with an interview theater made up of recliner seats. You could kick back and watch as new guests were interviewed by the crew. Wish I would have been able to kick back, but I had to get to work. I spent the morning learning about streaming media options. The first one was with a company called Streambox. They have an alternate streaming service for all broadcasters. You download the software (free)...

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Day 2 – Streaming, Vocalbooths, Video – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:49 — 83.2MB) I spent day 2 of NAB expo in the lower south hall of LVCC. Before I headed there, I stopped by the NMX lounge to watch Don Baine stream his event live. Andy McCaskey was there, which was a great surprise. I got to talk with him, Rick Calvert and Patti Hoskins from NMX. Lots of big booths and great products to be seen in south hall. I started at Vocal booth where I found out how I can put a soundproof booth into any room and not disturb...

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Day 1 of NAB 2014 – Cases, Lights and Streaming Boxes

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:20 — 157.4MB) Day 1 of the NAB show expo was informative and eye-opening. As a video podcaster, I checked out a lot of great items and new ways to create content. My first travels went to the North hall which saw a lot of broadcast specific items. These were hardware and software solutions which would cost broadcasters $10,ooo or more. While these are not things a normal podcaster would invest in, I still got to understand how things like closed captioning, satellite feeds, multi-studio broadcasting, and more worked. Central hall brought...

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Run Public Service Announcements in Podcasts:

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:49 — 50.8MB) Do you put ads in your shows? As a podcast coach, I suggest you have something to not only show how serious you are with a podcast, but also to give a break for you or your audience to catch up. I have documented before on getting sponsors, however, if you are not into monitizing your show, then how about a PSA (Public Service Announcement)? NAB has a series of radio and video spots for your show which allow you promote a specific concern. From getting your GED, bullying,...

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Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast – the Throwdown II

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:57 — 197.2MB) Last year when the Chromecast came out, I wanted to highlight the pros and cons of the top set top box devices. That included the Apple TV and Roku. What I called the Throwdown. Yesterday, Amazon announced their entry into the streaming box market. Their set top box made a big splash with the community. Faster than the other media boxes, the Fire TV also plans to compete with the gaming market and an additional wireless controller system. Therefore, I had to bring the competitors back for… The Set...

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Amazon Fire TV: What This Streaming Device Needs to Win

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:51 — 33.6MB) Did you get fooled today? Lots of April Fools jokes out there, so make sure you read through the whole article before you buy into it. Finished all the SXSW videos this last week except for one (and there is a reason why – more later). Now it’s time to get ready for NAB! I’ll be heading out on Friday. Last night was a laid back one for TWIGG. Luke and I talked about Android Wearables and how that affects Google Glass. We also debuted Chroma-key shirt, and debuted...

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WallE5 V.2 – Camera Rig for NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:19 — 325.6MB) When I go to most shows, I fly solo. CES and NAB are bigger, which means its a lot better when 2 people are there. But this year I decided to fly solo to the event. It will make things a bit tougher, especially if there is an inattentive patron that could possibly walk right into the camera rig. So I have to make a rig where people notice it as much as the cool new items around. Introducing #WallE5 v.2 Thanks to the modern tools to make cool...

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Contest: AMD Radeon R7-250 Video Card

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:12 — 113.6MB) Today, I am taking a look at the AMD Radeon R7-250 video card. This is a sub $100 card perfect for those getting into gaming, or just want to extend their desktop computers for another year. Enter below for a chance to win the R7-250 card The MSI R7 250 video card is a PCI-E slot card running Direct X 11.2. The card needs 65 watts of power, so you might not have to upgrade the power supply. The card has a DVI-D, HDMI and VGA interface, but can...

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Atlas Wearables Fitness Tracker Watch – SXSW 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:48 — 76.0MB) While I was heading to another interview, I ran into Peter from Atlas Wearables – a device that will track and identify your activities at the gym. More than steps and more than sleep. The Atlas wearables system will identify if you are doing a pushup, a pullup, a butterfly or other item, and keep reps going for you. It will even help you keep track of strokes in the pool. By keeping track of your reps, they can calculate true calories burned. It also can track your activity...

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