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PBROTRIB CHRISTMAS CRACKER #9
Well just fancy that! We hear the Dear Leader is finally getting round to the idea of broadcasting Peterborough City Council meetings LIVE on the Internet. Streaming they call it. The PBROTRIB first suggested this in June 2013!
The good news is that Canfords the main professional broadcast UK agents for Roland, are now knocking out the last few of these neat Internet streaming ready professional gizmos for just over a £1,000. (originally they were £1,400+)
This is what we said at the time. The whole lot set up, installed and running in just 7 days for less than £3,000, then less than £1,000 per annum. Not a penny or pizza more. Could even site a camera in the road behind the Town Hall, to give that Soprano style black leather coat, a repeat festive broadcast airing... cu: festive sleighbells, roll:VT
Marco blustered it would cost £60,000 a year. Nooooooooooo!
Moral of the story: Don't take everything your 'champagne lifestyle' twin jobs Director of Operations says, at face value, he's way too busy Blue Sky thinking, with sky high price tags to match!
PBROTRIB Wednesday, June 13, 2012
With the dreadful news that Johnson Press are in the process of closing down the Evening Telegraph print works in this City, more than 30 Peterborough print jobs being lost, and six Peterbrough newsroom posts already axed; It's time to get our council to televise or live stream the detail of council meetings, or they go unreported or treated as a NIB (News In Brief). Somewhile back, we challenged the PCC, Leader Marco Cereste (CON Stanground Central) in particular specifically to embrace Eric Pickles vision of open local government and put council meetings visually on line, on air.
They came back, with the clunking fist approach, and said it would cost at least £60,000 per annum. Nonsense of course. The above unit just released by Roland / Canford engineering is circa £1,400 currently cheaper with discount. All it needs is a laptop, and simple software, say £500, broadband say £1,000 per annum connection/time, the free Livestream streaming programme, and four £60 cameras (£240).
All up for the first year £3,140 plus VAT and subsequent years just the cost of the broadband say £1,000. It could all be up and running within seven days ....... Come on Marco, get yourself on the telly. Probably a tad less, than a jolly - if wet, day out Jubilee boating on the Thames!
ROLAND PORTABLE AV MIXER - Audio and Video - VR-3
This innovative design incorporates a video switcher, audio mixer, preview monitors and streaming-ready USB output all in a single unit. As a USB Video/Audio class device, web streaming is 'effortless by simply connecting to a computer running a live streaming service. The reduction in hardware equipment, set-up time and connection complexity ensures a 'worry-free, easy to use solution for any event'. The VR-3 is portable and can be powered by the provided power supply or by external battery options. A touch screen interface provides an 'easy way to switch video sources as well as an efficient way to access menus'. This portable live production solution is suitable for use in such environments as schools, churches, council meetings, corporate events, sports, memorial services, or for production live to web.
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