Live video itch

posted by Jeff | Thursday, March 12, 2009, 12:56 PM | comments: 0

I was screwing around last night watching TWiT Live and thought, wow, that's pretty cool. I'd like to do that. Perhaps seeing me and Gonch in video form isn't the most compelling thing ever for the podcast, but it would be fun.

As best I can tell, Leo is outputting each Skype video frame to a scan converter (full screen) and feeding those outputs to his Tricaster switcher. That means his Skype machine is doing at least five video outputs (probably three dual-head video cards). That part would be relatively cheap. It's the video switching that's not cheap. It would be super cool to have a Tricaster, but I don't think that would be a good use of money. Not unless I suddenly get 200 new CoasterBuzz Club members above and beyond the existing members.

I miss doing live TV.


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