Streaming in HD with the Osprey 700eHD capture card

December 15th, 2009 - Posted by Catalin in Tutorials


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As the Osprey 700e HD won several awards, including the Streaming Media’s 2008 Readers Choice Award, TV Technology magazine’s 2007 STAR Award and was featured in HD Video Pro magazine’s February 2008 issue, there is no question that the industry is taking an interest in the potential for HD streaming.

We have successfully utilized the Osprey video capture card from ViewCast to stream true HD at bitrates as low as 700 KBs. This card comes with features that distinguish it from many cards used for ingesting video into video editing systems or other applications such as accepting several source signals via SDI input.

It’s simple to install and we managed to stream in true 420p, 720p, 1080i as well as 1080p all at 30 to 60 frames per second with the TikiLIVE broadcaster. It only requires a regular broadband connection to broadcast. A viewer can watch the broadcast via a flash based player. Many other companies claim they can broadcast in true H.264 HD, we did it with this simple software which requires the most affordable supporting hardware.

Here are crystal clear screenshots of the HD stream using the Osprey 700eHD:


HD Sample 1

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HD Sample 2

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HD Sample 3

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The only hardware required to broadcast with this HD broadcaster is a capture card, Dual Core (Quad Core PC required full 1080HD), a HD video source, and a broadband internet connection of 500Kbs to 1Mbs.

You can try it yourself if you have an Osprey card as it’s free to use. You can read more about the HD application at: http://www.thehdstandard.com/hd-broadcaster/

I can offer you some tips to set everything up if you are interested. The documentation for the setup and what is required to use the 700e card can be found here: http://www.viewcast.com/products/osprey-700e-hd

You can share your thoughts and experience with this cards by leaving a comment or see me offline for more information.


Catalin
Professional Streaming Consultant

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COMMENTS

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  1. bkmelendez says:

    How does this device compare to the Black Magic Intensity Pro?

  2. Nik says:

    Dear Catalin

    I will like to take you up on your Offer? I am ordering one of the Osprey Capture cards and my needs are to stream Live HD video over the Net and pick it up with Flash or VLC Player or WMP

    could you please provide some information on how you achieved this with the TikiLive?

    thanks

  3. Catalin says:

    @bkmelendez:

    Hello and thank you for the question. Here is an article about BlackMagic Intensity Pro to see the differences between this device and The Osprey 700eHD: http://www.thehdstandard.com/hardwaresoftware-solutions-for-streaming/streaming-with-blackmagic-intensity-pro-capture-card/


    See me offline if you need additional information about how to stream your content on the Internet.


    Catalin
    Professional Streaming Consultant

  4. Catalin says:

    Hello Nik:

    Thank you for contacting me and sharing your plan. Please check out these pdf documents:


    More about the TikiLIVE HD broadcaster can be found here:
    http://www.tikilive.org/pdf/live_hd_streaming.pdf

    Here is the capture card setup:
    http://www.tikilive.com/public/manual/confirmed_boards.pdf

    Here is a tutorial showing you how you start streaming using the HD broadcaster:
    http://www.tikilive.com/learn_more/act/desktop_broadcasting

    Don’t hesitate to contact me for further assistance.


    Catalin
    Professional Streaming Consultant

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