Streaming in HD with the Osprey 700eHD capture card
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:
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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.
Professional Streaming Consultant