[Imc-uk-video] [imc-uk-tech] SESSION PROPOSAL :: live video streaming
smithx at lineone.net
Tue Nov 7 07:56:42 PST 2006
>-- Original Message --
>Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 13:55:28 +0000
>From: yossarian <yossarian at aktivix.org>
>To: smithx at lineone.net
>CC: IMC UK Tech <imc-uk-tech at lists.indymedia.org>, euan2000 at onetel.com,
> imc-uk-video at lists.indymedia.org
>Subject: Re: [imc-uk-tech] SESSION PROPOSAL :: live video streaming
>> Hi Yoss,
>> I've been experimenting with a miniature cycle helmet video camera, with
>> sound, operating a legal pocket 2.4Ghz transmitter which has a potential
>> range of 100m. Currently I am sending to a VHS recorder on my bicycle
>> this could equally be to a link to a remote hotspot, presumably using
>> illegal transmiter ;)
>> Regarding the backpack idea, what sort of method would be used to communicate
>> directly in the open to radio.indymedia.org? Again it seems a reasonably
>> powerful transmitter would be needed.
>> I wonder where the nearest hotspot to Parliament/Trafalgar Square is?
>> thought, could streaming video be sent via a cell phone?
>Jeez, that sounds pretty cool, but I don't understand what it does.
>It's a way of sending the video from the camera to the VHS without wires?
>I haven't scouted out Parliament Square as far as wifi hotspots go. The
>backpack idea requires that you are within range of a hotspot, I guess
>it depends on a lot of factors how far away from it you can be. If
>there's nothing in between you and the hotspot, and you had an antenna
>for your wireless card, you could go quite a long way probably. In
>Edinburgh we were getting wireless access over a line of sight that was
>probably a few hundred meters.
Maybe you can get the extra range with a special aerial and still remain
>During the tests I did on the weekend, I found that I could still stream
>successfully even on a really crap connection, like I had about a 12%
>signal strength and the stream still seemed to be working. I know that
>Euan is still interested in talking about streaming stuff, so if you two
>can put together a date when you'd like to do it, we can meet and try
>some stuff out - maybe set up laptops and then go out and try to stream
OK. I could bring my camera, and 2.4GHz transmitter. It really needs to be
line of sight though.
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