Wedding Zone @ photokina 2018

At photokina 2018, Marc Ludwig and his team from fototv.de were charged with running a presentation stage with a live stream for the Wedding Zone, an area on the world’s largest photography trade show dedicated to wedding photography. “We’ve produced and streamed over 20 shows live in the past two days - no hiccups,” says Marc about his experience using mimoLive on their Macs. “It has been working flawlessly. We couldn’t do it without mimoLive.” The setup uses a front camera and an additional side view as well as an HDMI video input that allows guests to bring presentations on their own laptops or mobile phones. All is tied together with mimoLive and spiced up with lower thirds and other graphics as well as b-roll video. “A technology that’s just amazing,” Marc concludes, “it does an outstanding job for us here at the Wedding Zone.”

Skype

With Microsoft, a real heavyweight joined the NDI® community. Download the latest Skype Desktop for Mac or Windows, turn on NDI and all your calls will be available on the local network as NDI sources. This makes it super easy to work with Skype in mimoLive. If you don’t want to force your callers to sign up with Microsoft, mimoLive offers a great alternative with mimoCall.

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Tiger TV Live

Mary Williams, responsible for creating and running the Tiger TV program at King’s Ridge Christian School in Alpharetta, GA, says: “The kids perform a live show each school morning which is broadcast live on Facebook and archived to Vimeo for on-demand viewing. We have two teleprompter operators, two camera operators, a weather person and two anchors.  Then we keep three students to manage the next crew – they run the Mac with mimoLive, the sound board and one is a floor manager.” The groups with 6-7 students each are on for about 20 days, then the next crew takes over. “This way every 4th grade student gets their turn in the program and a chance to find their gift and talent, it might be anchoring, or they may like behind the scenes better, ” Mary continues, “Our teleprompter is backwards so our students who are "artsy" love it and have no problem reading it, the math students don't enjoy it at all. But know they have found out something they might not have known about how their brain works and how their friends have a talent they might not have.” Students apparently had a lot of fun with the episode shown in this example.

BirdDog Studio

The BirdDog Studio is a great device for converting SDI or HDMI sources to NDI®. It works great with mimoLive, for example to capture presentation slides from a speaker's laptop. The latest firmware also allows you to play NDI content out over HDMI or SDI, so you can use the BirdDog to show the mimoLive Program out on a studio monitor.

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