Portable Event Capture and Streaming Service

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Description of Service

MCNC in conjunction with Mediasite offers an enhanced event capture and streaming service to our customers. Mediasite, a global leader for enterprise webcasting, combined with MCNC’s knowledge in video streaming, and event capture, can help you reduce travel by allowing you to provide superior online presentation options that will captivate your viewing audience.

This service provides live streaming for events and archiving with exceptional functionality. Improved streaming that can simultaneously accommodate up to 1000 viewers can help you reach a larger audience with seamless ease. Imagine having the ability to broadcast graduations to family members that could not be present or the ease of disseminating a presentation at a state or world-wide seminar. MCNC’s Event Capture and Streaming service expertise and infrastructure, working with Mediasite’s event capture technology, can help you meet those desires. The knowledgeable MCNC staff is available in person for your event if needed.

While there are other event capture and streaming services available, MCNC together with Mediasite, allows you to custom package your streaming media; either with video only or with video and content jointly. The end user even has the ability to manipulate their views of the presentation to go beyond an one size fits all approach. Here is an example of the professionalism and ease of use demonstrated in this layout.

A summary of the benefits are:

  • Archiving of the event for later viewing, with an option to download or utilize long term storage. Presentations can be streamed live or on-demand.
  • Dual video, both presentation content along with the presenter (people plus content), is available.
  • No need to author content, pre-upload slides or devote time to post-production.
  • High resolution video and slides.
  • Control access allows password protection for streaming or recorded content to only be viewed by designated session attendees.

More information about Mediasite can be found on the Mediasite's home page.

Requirements of Service

For more information, please see Video Streaming Frequently Asked Questions.

Eligibility & Pricing

Our new Event Streaming and Capture Service, is available for all NCREN community education customers as a fee for service offering.

Two sets of pricing are available:

The recorder rental fee is $150 per hour with a one hour minimum rental requirement. In addition to the live streaming, the cost includes: certification/testing, page presentation (provided links for end users embedded into the webpage), and archiving for up to two weeks with the option to download. Please contact MCNC for custom pricing related to the “On-Site Connection” when MCNC on-site staffing of an event is required.

From a Video Conference

In order to stream and/or archive the event, a site must be able to connect to NCREN via an H.323 codec. Testing and certification from the codec is required and can be initiated by completing the NCREN Video Site Certification Form. The stream can be part of a video conference or a stand alone service. Pricing is $150 per hour for the recorder rental with a one hour minimum rental requirement. Additional time will be prorated based on our hourly rates after meeting our minimum fee requirements. Along with the live stream, the costs include:

  • Certification/testing.
  • Page presentation (provided links for end users).
  • Archiving for up to two weeks with the option to download.

On-Site Connection

MCNC also provides on-site Mediasite services. This consists of engineers to scout, set up, and manage the Mediasite recorder for an event that can either be streamed live, archived, or both. Pricing includes a recorder rental fee of $150 per hour with one hour minimum rental required in addition to an on-onsite support fee of $60 per hour with a four hour minimum service commitment. Additional time will be prorated based on our hourly rates after meeting our minimum fee requirements.

Along with the live stream, the costs include:

  • Certification/testing.
  • Page presentation (provided links for end users).
  • Archiving for up to two weeks with option to download.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions can be obtained by submitting a
Request for Service
.

Availability & Commitments

NCREN has the capability to handle small to large live streaming sessions. Our customized service can be initiated by submitting a
Request for Service
. Reservations for use of the Mediasite recorder are made on a first come, first serve basis. Requests must be made at least five days prior to the event.

Request for Service

Live Streaming sessions are scheduled by submitting a web request or calling a member of the NCREN Video Scheduling Team at 919-248-1999 Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. Weekends are available upon special request.

Support

For technical support during the live streaming session, call (919) 248-1410. For questions before or after the live streaming session, call (919) 248-1910.