Charles Wiltgen: “P2P streaming is important because the bandwidth burden is shared among the broadcaster and its viewers, and so it makes streaming broadcasts possible where it would’ve otherwise been cost-prohibitive.” This means your QuickTime streaming server, and your network, won’t need huge amounts of bandwidth to reach a really wide audience. Great idea – unless and until the studios try to control this form of distribution.
To beat the familiar drum: distribution is the key, and they want to take it away even from legitimate distributors of video and audio “content.” I made an audio recording last week of the Georgia State Test for English Proficiency on our new ProTools workstation. I took it to my Windows XP desktop in the office to make some copies while I did other things – email, etc. The CD would play, but I couldn’t easily copy it – the 143 MB audio file only appeared on the XP desktop as a 1 KB pointer. I didn’t have time then to toubleshoot, but I have no doubt that Microsoft, and the RIAA’s efforts to criminalize their customers (also known as “pirates”), deliberately made it difficult for producers like me to duplicate and distribute recordings we make ourselves. Insane.
Mac Design Online has posted a nice tutorial for creating text screens in your video with Final Cut. Most educational videos have portions that include a presentation-like screen with bullet points. Philip Hedges leads you through a how-to that really shows how much you can do, all within FCP.——-