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Audio Broadcast Equipment

  • Portable Broadcast Solutions

    Live video production on the go has become a standard marketing tool for businesses all over the world. Even influencers use videos to attract and engage with their fans. Churches also use videos to record sermons and songs to reach millions on YouTube and Facebook. Integrating a portable switcher with your PTZ cameras will turn your video into a professional live production.


    The portable Datavideo HS-1500T is a first of its kind used with PTZ cameras to provide broadcast solutions to professionals and amateurs. It is an all in one broadcast solution that enables users to shoot videos in real time. 
    Its compact size makes it easy for you to carry it wherever you want to shoot a program. It is best suited for professionals and individuals who use different audio and video sources during video production. 

    Product specification of HS-1500T

    • Built-in HDBase Technology 
    • Joystick 
    • Four video inputs (one HDMI and 3 RJ-45)
    • Three video inputs (3 HDMI)
    • Flexible mix 
    • Tally output 
    • Resolution -1920x1080 dots 

     



    Professional Cameras used with Datavideo HS-1500T 

    The HS-1500T uses the PTC-150TL from Data video. It is easy to set up. Just place the PTC-150TL PTZ cameras in the desired location and connect to the switcher using a network cable. From there you can now stream or record the video. 
    The network cable connected between the HS-1500T and the PTZ cameras can be up to 100 meters long. Saving you time and energy when setting up video production. 

    Camera controller

    The HS-1500T has three buttons labeled A, B, C representing the three PTZ cameras. These control buttons have presets that enable you to set preferred settings on each camera. The built-in Joystick enables the user to pan, tilt, and zoom the cameras remotely. The user can instantly change the focus of the PTZ cameras to capture the small but essential details in a shooting. 

    Graphics 

    The lunar key on the switcher enables the user to add graphics to the video production. For example, you can connect a tablet to the switcher using an HDMI cable to identify multiple guests on the show. You can also add logos and subtitles by connecting your PC to the Switcher using an HDMI cable. 

    Split screen feature 

    A button on the HS-1500T enables you to split the screen into different speakers. The feature allows the audience to see the reactions of all the guests during multiple guests’ video production. You can also put one guest on the corner of the screen and give the other speaker a larger view. It’s all about your preference on how you want the viewers to see the production.

    Built-in Audio mixer 

    The user can connect an external audio mixer through the XLR or RCA audio input. The audio output can be through the HDMI output or headphones.

    Additional controls

    The switch also has a white balance feature that enables you to manually adjust the balance when shooting. The speed control on the switcher is easily accessible for the user to change speeds anytime. So you don’t need to buy another control device for your production.

    Receiving signals 

    Using CAT 6 or above cable, you can receive 1080p signals from up to three PTC-150TL HDBaseT PTZ cameras. The integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) will provide power to the three cameras allowing you to start broadcasting immediately after connection. 

    Uses of portable HS-1500T Switcher and PTZ Cameras

    Datavideo HS-1500T HD/SD 4 Channel HDBaseT Portable Video Studio Datavideo HS-1500T HD/SD


    Apart from influencers and churches, the HS-1500T HD/SD is used by:

    Shooting Events

    You can use the HS-1500T with PTZ cameras to record events such as weddings, birthday parties, and anniversaries. It enables you to shoot the events and edit at the same time. You can also use a duplicator so that you can produce copies to all attendees immediately after the event. 

    Conferences and seminars 

    Important events like environmental conferences and seminars can be shared with the rest of the world with HS-1500T and PTZ cameras. This can be done through live TV or streaming for the interested parties. Institutions of learning such as universities can also benefit with the use of HS-1500T to broadcast events. 

    YouTube and Facebook Live 

    It has become common for businesses and individuals to do Facebook and YouTube live videos. The portable switch integrated with the PTZ professional cameras can be used during a product launch, promotions, Q&A sessions, or giveaways in real time.

    Surveillance 

    Security systems in residential and business areas can use the HS-1500T with PTZ camcorders to control and monitor security in real time. The users can tilt and zoom in or out the cameras remotely to view guests in restricted areas. 
    The combination of the HS-1500T and PTC-150T is built to make your video production easier and affordable.

  • Audio Broadcast Equipment: Looking to Start your Own Radio Station?

    Starting up an FM, satellite, or DAP radio station requires a lot of things, including licensing, soundproofed studios, audio broadcast equipment, some capital, knowledge on music royalties, and a good business plan. But sometimes, the thought of going through the lengthy process of setting up an FM radio station can be overwhelming. Why not consider broadcasting over the internet instead?

    How to Start Your Own Internet Radio Station

    Starting a conventional radio station is capital intensive, which puts it out of reach for most people. Internet radio, on the other hand, works across standard broadband connections, though it is much cheaper and easier to set up, making it possible for any serious person to start a broadcast. Today, there are numerous stations accessible online, from conventional channels playing only music to those focused on political and social issues.

    How Does it Work?

    Unlike traditional radio, internet radio originates from a computer, which creates an audio stream from any music or sound originating from your end. This audio stream is then converted to data before it is sent along your internet connection to a server for distribution. This distribution server is another very powerful computer with a super fast internet connection, possibly located in a data centre, and has the capability to relay or distribute the stream to other users across the globe. Any listener tuning into your radio station essentially connects to the distribution server in order to receive programming.

    That said, there are three primary categories of internet radio that you can choose:

    1. Live streaming service. To start this service, you would need a studio with the basic equipment, including a computer system, headphones, microphone, CD, and mixing desk, as well as a connection to an internet streaming server to convert the output of your studio into a stream, as discussed earlier. You can host the streaming (distribution) server yourself, or you can register with a third party streaming radio server.

    2. Pre-recorded or part-live service. This option frees you from having to run a 24-hour a day live service. Usually, you have to automate your station using clips from recent editions of your podcast, which are then streamed to your listeners across the globe.

    3. Podcasting. For this option, you need to record a sequence of radio shows, and then distribute them as podcasts. Your listeners across the globe can then download your shows automatically and listen to them at their own time.

    Podcasts are growing in popularity, as they are the easiest way for people to get their voices out there. Whichever option of internet radio station you choose, there are a few things you need to consider, including:

    • Hardware: Basic audio broadcast equipment plus a PC, microphone, and servers.
    • Podcast bandwidth: You have to host your podcasts or audio streams somewhere, which is usually a premium service offered by hosting providers.
    • Music licenses: You need a music license before you can play music on radio, even internet radio. Playing copyrighted music without a license can lead to substantial fines. To qualify as a small online radio, you must meet the requirements for licensing given by bodies such as PPL, or PRS for Music.
    • Topics to discuss: Make your pick, but you must make it interesting to your target demographic in order to build up a listener base. It helps to be knowledgeable in the niche you choose, and you’ll want to keep your topics timely and relevant.
    • Funding: Advertising and affiliate deals for products discussed are great revenue streams.

    Lastly, it is important that you use suitable audio broadcasting equipment, as this can help your new internet radio station present a professional image with high-quality audio.

  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Buy The Latest StudioLive

    studioliveGame-changer products only come a few times, and The StudioLive 16.4.2 is at the forefront of audio broadcast equipment industry when it comes to innovative products. They have raised the bar with a product that provides amazing performance and ease of use at such a great price deal.

    1. Bigger Possibilities

    Putting together audio quality, performance, and integrated software, users can have all these in a smaller and more affordable package. StudioLive is less than 2 square feet (0.19 m2) but, as they, say great things come in small packages. True to this statement, the product offers 8 mono input and 4 stereo channels and 12 XMAX Class A solid-state microphone preamps. 13, if you include the XMAX on the Talkback input. Continue reading

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