Beginners Guide To Broadcasting An Event
We're looking to webcast a live event. Unfortunately, we won't have access to all the equipment until shortly beforehand, so I'm looking for help to make sure we have everything right.
We have a two camera set up plus a laptop running a PPT presentation plus a microphone. All of these feed into a Sony AnyCast.
We have a not especially highly specced Dell Laptop we're planning on using.
The questions are:
What do I need to get the audio and video from the AnyCast to the laptop? What are the options in terms of budget (i.e. is there a cheap way and an expensive way? is the expensive way much better?)
[I currently have a cheap ($50) S-Video & Composite to USB capture cable: presumably that's pointless as it has no audio (unless I can connect the AnyCast audio direct to the laptop which I can't seem to under ProCaster?)]
Should I use ProCaster, or is Flash Media Encoder a better bet?
If the mixing is being done on the AnyCast, is a laptop OK for just accepting the video input and broadasting via ProCaster/FME?