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Mixing web video with live broadcast TV: flex and Flash Media Server teamed up for the ultimate enga

Mixing web video with live broadcast TV: flex and Flash Media Server teamed up for the ultimate enga

(phewww what a title...) The task of putting live video of ordinary people on MTV Canada proved an interesting challenge. The solution became a combination of Flash Media Server (AS1), Flash client (AS2) and control interface (Flex AS3).

Combining three generations of Flash with a TV signal isn't all too easy, but the workflow they managed to build here was amazing. In the end product, users would go to a website and initiate their video feed using FlashComm. The host of the TV show had an interface where they can drag and drop users on top of a live TV feed in addition to managing and moderating an ongoing, overlayed fully featured chat.

I did not get the beginning of this presentation either as I had to go to the press room to upload images. The WiFi connection at the Venetian clearly isn't capable of connecting all the users with laptops here... Too bad. Everything else has been great at this venue and WiFi is pretty important at computer conferences. This was also my last session and Adobe MAX2006 is now officially over. Next conference for Flashmagazine is Flash on the Beach in Brighton, UK in December.

 

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