In announcing its decision Thursday, Worship Tech Director explained that the entries were judged on “innovation, functionality, cost-effectiveness, competitive advantages” among other criteria.
This honor comes as TelVue GoToAir has begun to attract the attention of houses of worship, where broadcasting is a key piece of any modern outreach strategy.
In a recent article in Church Production magazine, reviewer Mark Hanna said of TelVue GoToAir, “this system is really well designed and very intuitive… For churches looking for a full featured streaming event production package, GoToAir has it all.”
When 4K video technology was first unveiled, many a PEG operator must have wondered, “What can I do with 4K?”
Allow us to propose a practical answer: think of that high-resolution source as a motherlode, from which you can zoom into multiple regions of interest – with each region maintaining broadcast-quality resolution.
That’s what you can do with TelVue GoToAir, an IP video production application that installs on any Windows 10 PC or laptop. Plug in a 4K or HD camera, define and switch between your “regions of interest”, add graphics and multimedia, and stream the finished production, Live. It’s like having a control room in a laptop.
TelVue GoToAir can be used to cover live sports, community events, town meetings, graduations… the sky’s the limit! It’s portable, affordable, and easy to use.
If you have your own Windows 10 PC or laptop and want to kick the tires, why not download a free trial version of the application and see for yourself? Tech specs HERE. User Manual HERE.
It was a full house. Every seat in the St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in Metuchen, New Jersey was filled for bishop-elect James F. Checchio’s Evening Prayer. As cardinals from Rome, Italy joined about 900 Catholics from the Metuchen Diocese, local church-goers were able to watch the ceremony from the comfort of their living room couch. Although these local community members were not physically at the evening event, they listened to the elegantly powerful voices of the choir echoing from wall to wall, and they got front pew views of Checchio himself. That’s because this ceremony was Internet HD streamed into their living rooms through TelVue’s GoToAir live video production application.
St. Francis Cathedral, Head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen, is paving the way for other churches that desire to expand worship beyond the local community. In a space where technology is scarcely integrated, this Metuchen Cathedral was determined to transform the everyday church experience into a universally-available event – but at an affordable price.
GoToAir camera position.
“TelVue GoToAir is an excellent solution for House of Worship clients – we can help their visions come to life for a fraction of the professional production costs”, says TelVue’s Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Paul Andrews.
TelVue GoToAir is a video production application that allows a single operator to act as a fully-functioning production team. The GoToAir software makes it possible to interface with up to three video cameras, or emulates multiple cameras with a single HD or 4K camera. An operator can create onscreen graphics, create picture-in-picture, upload media, incorporate narration, switch between zones within a scene through the magic of virtual PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) and stream live – all at once!
Paul Andrews operating TelVue GoToAir.
During the Evening Prayer, Andrews operated the TelVue GoToAir application from a laptop off-site. Even without watching the event in person, Andrews was able to easily control the broadcast from a remote location attached to the same network. Even before the start of the event, he was able to define regions of interest within the overall wide shots provided by the two cameras, and then switch between both camera sources in real-time with the click of a button. In addition, GoToAir displayed the Diocese crest on the screen at all times, and a lower third graphic at the beginning and end, identifying the nature of the ceremony.
St. Francis Cathedral now makes live streams of regular church services, which happen three times a day, available to the public at no charge.
Apr 15, 2016 – (Mount Laurel, NJ) TelVue® Corporation (OTC: TEVE), the innovation leader in Television and Internet Broadcasting for communities, cable operators, and media companies today launched TelVue GoToAir™, a software-based application for low-cost, fixed or portable live event video production.
“GoToAir is so easy to use, that professional-looking live broadcasts are now within reach of every high school or college athletic department, sports league, school, municipal government and local community TV operation,” said TelVue Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Paul Andrews. “This innovative application allows an operator with one or more HD or 4K cameras to define and switch between regions of the same wide shot, as if it were a multiple camera shoot. You can even capture video clips and still pictures on mobile devices and instantly integrate these into the live production. Your only limitation is your own creativity. GoToAir will support cameras with IP, USB and even HDMI.”
The GoToAir application includes the ability to add overlay images, motion graphics, animated transitions, picture-in-picture, sports scoring graphics and optional instant replay, giving any live production the finishing touches of a professional broadcast. GoToAir’s most powerful feature is the ability to utilize virtual Pan, Tilt, Zoom using fixed position, fixed focus cameras that make shot selection push-button easy. No more camera operators chasing the action with less than professional results.
“GoToAir will revolutionize the way local live broadcasting is produced,” Andrews added. “Ultra HD 4K cameras now give you such detail that you can use any portion of the frame as an entire picture, and still maintain high video quality.”
The TelVue GoToAir system will be on display at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, at TelVue booth N7212.
The basketball game was fast and close. Twice, the Hun School Raiders came back from behind in the last seconds of the game to drive it into overtime. You could hear the drama in the voice of Tom Monfilleto – he’s a Hun alum – as he called the play-by-play for those watching the Hun School’s live Internet video stream.
Amazingly, Monfilleto was not only narrating the action, he was also calling the camera shots, updating the scoring graphics, triggering the animated transitions, switching and describing the instant replay. He was TV director, producer, and sports commentator all rolled into one. He could do this because he was covering the game with the new TelVue GoToAir™ IP video production system.
TelVue’s new GoToAir video production system leverages low cost, but high quality HD and 4K Ultra high definition IP cameras to easily cover indoor or outdoor sporting events with a very professional appearance. “The power of TelVue GoToAir is that it’s ultra easy to set up and use. Just open your laptop, start the GoToAir application and connect directly to one or more IP cameras via local networking and you’re ready to Go-To-Air. Following the action is easy with remote control PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) – or even our innovative ‘virtual’ PTZ that uses software to instantly re-point between user-defined camera angles” explained Paul Andrews, TelVue’s Senior VP for Sales and Marketing. “GoToAir makes it possible for one person to perform like an entire live production team.”
“It’s the coolest thing going,” said Griffin Ferrara, a Hun School Junior who showed up to help out with updating the scoreboard graphics, which can be updated from any mobile phone or tablet as easily as it can be done right from the GoToAir laptop. Ferrara aspires to be a sports broadcaster, and though this was his first time helping with a live production, it was clear he would be back for more. “I’m amazed at how responsive this is!” he said as he took over updating the scoring, giving Monfilleto more time to concentrate on calling the game.
Sitting beside him on a parallel laptop was Ryan Egan, Hun’s Associate Director of Communications. His laptop was running the GoToAir Replay module, which let him select and cue up highlights worthy of instant replay. GoToAir captures the entire game – not only for replays, but for post-production as well. Egan also operated the joystick that pans and zooms the HD camera which covered the whole court. Tonight there were so many highlights that he was a busy man. And a happy one. In double overtime, the Hun Raiders beat the rival Lawrenceville Big Red 68-66.
Setting up the cameras, laptops, audio, and connections took less than an hour. Tearing down was even faster. Monfilleto broadcasts different sports from different locations so he packs laptops, camera and other gear into a hard-shell case for convenient transport to all kinds of Hun School events. Go to their YouTube channel and you’ll see swimming, ice hockey, even a fencing match. (Watch this basketball game here.) If the venue doesn’t have a camera mount, he takes a tripod. If it doesn’t have Internet, he records the entire event for later replay.
TelVue’s GoToAir video production system is designed to be portable and easily operated. Monfilleto believes the GoToAir system is so easy to run that he can teach successive classes of students to take over production. Mastering GoToAir is a top priority for Hun’s Communications Intern Club that meets every week. For high school students, this sort of technology will soon become second nature.
As a boarding school, The Hun School needs to reach a geographically dispersed group of parents and alumnae. Hun’s audience welcomes the live streaming of all kinds of events – ranging in complexity from the more elaborate Convocation and Commencement ceremonies, to the more modest college preparatory panels for students and parents.
TelVue GoToAir puts live video production with a professional touch within reach of schools and organizations that may not have had the resources to broadcast a live event the old-fashioned way. But times are changing, and so is the technology. TelVue GoToAir combines the benefits of HD and Ultra HD cameras with the flexibility of IP software-based production, to make live event broadcasting accessible to all.
TelVue® Corporation is a broadcast technology innovator and leader that helps video broadcasters automate channels, expand audiences across multiple screens, and broaden the ability to monetize content. Top products include: the HyperCaster IP broadcast server, TelVue Connect and CloudCast services for content aggregation, syndication and Internet and OTT streaming, TelVue InfoVue for digital signage, the TelVue GoToAir for IP Video Production, and the TelVue ProVue IP Broadcast Decoder. TelVue® serves the local origination and leased access needs for 9 of the top 10 MSOs and over 100 cable & telco TV operators, powers over 2,500 hyperlocal and PEG channels, and delivers local programming to over 50 million households.