Putting Your Video on the Web

By Josh Cohen

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Get Preferred Software
Broadcast Live Video
Share Pre-Recorded Video

Why Put Videos on the Web?

For any internet users who want to air video on their web sites, these step-by-step instructions will help you accomplish such goals. In fact, after reviewing this guide, you will be able to broadcast live events such as work conferences, lectures, and webcam security directly on your site. Also, you can learn how to air pre-recorded video taping such as self-produced movies and interviews over the web.

But before you start make sure you have the preferred software:

Get Preferred Software

  1. Sorensen Broadcaster
    Allows users to produce professional-quality live events for online delivery. For example, this software allows users to broadcast live or pre-recorded news conferences over the web. Sorensen will allow you to digitize your video footage so the computer can read your file and permit appropriate transfer over the internet
  2. Media Cleaner EZ and Adobe Premiere 6.0
    Your video footage will be converted into a digital format with these programs. Various formats can be used to store and distribute your footage in DVD format, CD-ROM formats, or Streaming Media formats such as Real Player, Windows Media, and Quick Time.
  3. Adobe After Effects
    Allows users to edit motion graphics and visual effects for the web. For example, this software allows users to edit self-produced motion pictures by implementing music, transitional effects, and other animations. After Effects will allow you to make your video footage more dynamic and user-impressive

 

 

Broadcast Live Video over the Web

  1. Make sure you have the necessary camera-computer connection: a high speed DV out socket. This will allow you to directly plug the connection wire from the DV slot on your camera to the USB port on your computer (If you do not have this, you can purchase an external device that has the dv slot for easy connection from your local electronics store).
  2. Set up your camera so it appropriately films your event (news conference, security detection)
  3. Install and open up Sorensen Broadcaster
  4. Select "Launch Broadcast"
  5. After the launch is complete, locate a set of tabs that include "Quality," "Sources," "Publishing," "Network," and "Recording" in the middle of the page
  6. Click on "Quality" and select your Target Audience, which will be all "Dial Up/DSL/Cable/T1" unless you already know what your users have. In that case, you may select just the one.
  7. Click on "Sources" and select where your audio and video are coming from. For example, if your video footage is inside the camera, select "Built-in" as your source
  8. Click on "Publishing" and type in the information that will allow users to know where the video is on the internet. For example, the data entry will require you to type in the link to your video.
  9. Click on "Network" and select your desired broadcast type, which will either be multicast (allows any user to view the file), unicast (allows just a single recepient to view the file), or relay (sends the file to a seperate server who can relay it to any user).
  10. Click on "Recording" and check the Save to File box. This will be immediately bring you to your files. Save the file as a ".mov" or ".sdp" and place it in the folder where you keep your other web files. Make sure this file is uploaded to your site and make it clear where users can find it.
  11. Click on the button that has a picture of a broadcast signal on the left of the page.
  12. Users will need the necessary web browser such as Real Player or Windows Media Player to connect to the streaming server.
  13. You are Live!

 

 

Share Pre-Recorded Video over the Web

  1. First off, you must compress your video. Normally, video is much too large to put on a web-archive. As a result, by using Media Cleaner EZ and Adobe Premiere 6.0 (typically sold together) you will be able to keep all your video files and limit its size for web-placement. Here is how to do this:
  2. Make sure you have the necessary camera-computer connection: a high speed DV out socket. This will allow you to directly plug the connection wire from the DV slot on your camera to the USB port on your computer (If you do not have this, you can purchase an external device that has the dv slot for easy connection from your local electronics store).
  3. Open up Adobe Premiere 6.0 and locate your video files (in your E: drive)
  4. While in Premiere, you will notice two screens to the right of the page when you first open the software. Once you have already opened your video file, it will be inserted into the left screen.
  5. Drag the clip that is shown on the screen to the timeline that is presented directly below. Wait until the Video 1 and Audio channels are highlighted before doing anything further.
  6. Keep dragging the clips to the timeline until all clips are completed
  7. Click down on "File" and in the "Export Timeline" location select "Save for Web"
  8. Select your setting such as Quicktime Progressive Download, which is the predominant format for videos on the web
  9. Click on start
  10. Immediately, you will see the Media Cleaner EZ program pop up. It will ask you for a filename. Please do so
  11. At this point, your video file is ready for compression. After clicking OK for the filename, you will see a loading bar. This is just telling you that everything you have chosen to compress is compressing.
  12. Be patient, as it may take as long as 15 minutes to compress all video
  13. When it says Complete, save the file where your other web files are. Give it a name, and your video will now be on your web site.