areusche writes: I work on my college's student news station. As of late I have managed to get my school's network services department to give me the ability to forward ports for video and audio so we can go out into the field with our camera equipment and shoot live video. The video camera is connected to a laptop with a wireless data card (the data caps are not a problem) which in turn is connected to a computer back in our studio that is sent to a video router that can be broadcasted over the air.
So far we've experimented with the obvious instant messenger video programs such as AIM and Skype, but the video has been subpar for anything other then throwing it up onto a chroma keyed weather wall. Eventually we hope to get a more professional microwave truck, but right now we're stuck using a data card. Any readers out there have suggestions as to what software or services that offer descent video (standard def or a little less) with the ability to send audio as well? Cost and open/closed sourced products are all acceptable ideas at this point. We would like to get a better quality video feed.
areusche writes: Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, has admitted that he has never used email and has just started recently visiting websites with the help of his campaign staff.
McCain said, "Brooke and Mark show me Drudge, obviously, everybody watches, for better or for worse, Drudge," he said, referring to his aides Brooke Buchanan and Mark Salter, who direct him to the Drudge Report website.
McCain admits to using a Blackberry, but doesn't email because, "(he's) never felt the particular need to e-mail. "
After a couple of weeks of working with a computer he now knows how to get to important information, like reading his daughter's blog.