Oprah's Webcast

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  1. Buster6X6

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    Yesterday was first time for a collective webcast where you could interact with the host trough Skype. So 139 countries were involved and over 500000 people logged in:surprised:
    I was wondering if something like this would be possible in photography? Someone like Sandy to present Carbon process end people all over the world be able to watch/log in and interact with the host for a nominal fee? Right now me having to pay air fare/seminar fee to go to New Mexico to visit Bo&Su for a seminar. It would create more interest and more people would be able to attend because the cost would be less?
    Just a taught.

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    It is a great idea if it works. I logged into Oprah's web cast 30 minutes before it started to get a seat. After it started, it hung-up and got stuck too many times for it to be called successful. I logged off after about an hour in waiting. Oprah's web site tells viewers they are sorry for the technology problems (new tech stuff testing out), and a podcast is now available which I am looking forward to since I did read the book, A New Earth. I think the technology isn't quite there yet, but when it is, it will be wonderful!
     
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    We used to use web video for meetings at Kodak, and they were a real pain. They were fast enough to give good video and sound, but kept disconnecting. We used to use a wall with a table against it, and the others used the same, so it could be arranged to look like a huge conference room. It was quite amazing.

    In any event, this would work with a little effort at the transmitting end. I could easily do this with the video equipment I now have, but I think that the bandwidth might limit the quality of the video. I suggest rather that the session be pretaped with narration and then be broadcast with the instructor running the tape and stopping it for questions.

    How does that sound?

    PE
     
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    I also logged into Oprah's webcast and I too was disconnected after a short time. I only saw about 20 minutes of it. If one could download the video and have the presenter available, as P.E. suggested, seems to me to be a better plan at this time. Then again, Oprah had over 500,000 viewers. I am sure a Carbon or Platinum & Palladium Presentation would have fewer viewers which just might make it do able. But infrastructure costs might be preventative.

    Good Idea though.

    Gary
     
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    I use Web ex quite a lot, often with participants half-way around the world. It's pretty close to being there.