posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 12:10 PM
I also have faith. But being a broadcast engineer for over 20 years and know exactly what it takes to do a live coverage of an event like the
inauguration, takes alot more than just two or three guys behind a microphone doing mp3 file shows, no disrespect intended or trying to say they
couldnt make it happen.
But if its gonna be done, it should be done right.
You need at least 3 hi-end or broadcast quality cameras, 1 for the 3 reporters, 1 for close up shots of the inauguration itself, and 1 for wide shots.
You need a production switcher and audio mixer, with a technical director for the video switcher, and an audio director for the audio mixer, 3 people
to man the cameras, a floor director, grip personel, engineers to wire it all up and make it work, lease time off a satellite to link up to home base
or to an internet connection where your encoder will receive the signal from the production truck, feeds that signal out to the main server that
everyone links to, using a format that is most compatiable..ie streaming FLV or flash, and someone at the server end to make sure the connection from
the live unit remains solid.
Its basically the same thing as a major news network coverage of an event, except your not feeding an on air transmitter, your feeding an online
server. But the front end of it is the same, and requires alot of planning, equipment, and the personel to fill in each required position to make it
It would be great to see ATS/BTS out there with all those major networks and be in the front lines of coverage. Its an excellent idea and is
Maybe it will happen.
[edit on 14-1-2009 by RFBurns]