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Live Streaming (and Archiving) at Hermann’s

November 3, 2010

A bit of history was made at Hermann’s Jazz Club in Victoria on October 30, when MediaNet, a Victoria non-profit organization devoted to facilitating and supporting the use of video and film in the local community, broadcast a live jazz stream from the bandstand.

Organized by drummer Kelby MacNayr and MediaNet technical director Kirk Schwarz, this first event featured the Jim Cameron/ Ron Hadley Quartet with Sean Drabitt on bass and  MacNayr on drums.

Hermann’s isn’t the first club to feature live streaming. Smalls Jazz Club in New York has pioneered its use with nightly internet broadcasts starting at 7:30 pm EST.

But unlike the stream from Smalls, which relies on a single static cam, the Hermann’s event featured two cameras with different vantage points and active switching, making the visual experience much more appealing. Schwarz plans to bring in three cameras for the next broadcast and also hopes to make improvements to the already good audio.

As well, MediaNet is using USTREAM  to host the broadcasts which provides an archive for later viewing.

The next broadcast takes place on Saturday, November 6 with an appearance by the Kelby MacNayr Quintet.

You can check out the first broadcast here.

VantagePointVictoria is the MediaNet home on USTREAM. You can learn more about MediaNet here.

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  1. kelby
    November 4, 2010 at 8:14 pm


    That’s great Rick, I didn’t know about Small’s!

    All the best,


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