Web Streaming, Recording & Archiving
In addition to offering Videoconferencing services, UTN has developed a wide range of programming that can be viewed without the need for specialized Videoconferencing equipment or infrastructure.
Web Streaming is the broadcast of video/audio content using the Internet. This is a one-way feed and is offered in two different modes:
- Live Web Casts which allow an individual or group to view a presentation without the need for special Videoconference equipment. The live web cast can be accessed using a PC, Mac or Laptop connected to the Internet. Some presentations (such as the Diabetes Telehealth Series program) are always available for Live Web Casts and others may be made available on request.
- Video on Demand allows for the delivery of presentations or other events that have been recorded and stored on a central server and are available to users at their own leisure. These presentations have been recorded at different speeds to cater for varying internet access speeds and this permits the user to view a quality presentation regardless of the internet bandwidth they have.
Note: Many individual networks restrict streaming video. To check if you can use UTN’s Live Web Cast feature please read the Live Webstreaming Instructions.
UTN records, edits and makes available presentations and other events transmitted over its network. These presentations are recorded with the express permission of the individuals or organizations involved and stored either on DVD and/or a central library server. The recordings are stored at different speeds permitting quality online playback regardless of the internet bandwidth available to the user. Following are the recording services offered:
- Digital recording of videoconference or live web casts. For critical events, an analog recording system may also be used as a back-up.
- Basic editing, transcoding, and encoding prepares the recording for viewing using Windows Media.
- Produce CDs for viewing on computers using Windows Media
- Produce DVDs
UTN archives programs for later use. Presenters typically determine how long their events are to be archived.
For more information, or to request any of these services, please contact the UTN Videoconferencing Coordinator.