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Web Developer.com(r) Guide to Producing Live Webcasts Paperback – October 1, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0471294092 ISBN-10: 0471294098 Edition: 1st
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A total hands-on guide to producing interactive live webcasts Here's all the practical information you need to create exciting online broadcasts that take full advantage of the Web's unique interactive nature. Webcasting pioneers Novak and Markiewicz offer an honest appraisal of the capabilities and limitations of current webcasting technology. They acquaint you with the various forms of webcasting now possible. And they use fascinating case studies to show you what today's most successful webcasters are up to. Focusing on webcasting production, they tell you everything you need to know about:
* Datacasts, wordcasts, audiocasts, animacasts, and videocasts
* Webcasting hardware, software, and development tools
* Assembling and managing a webcasting team
* Using e-commerce technology to make webcasting a paying proposition
* Scheduling broadcasts, managing venue operators, and working with performers, copyrights, and other day-to-day issues
* Successful webcast publicity, marketing, and promotion
* The future of webcasting and the impending consolidation of traditional broadcast media and the Internet into one medium
Wiley Computer Publishing. Timely. Practical. Reliable. Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/ The companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/novak supplies you with:
* Links to webcast multimedia players, servers, and authoring tools
* Demo versions of audio/video. streaming and media management software
* Hundreds of links to webcast resources and live Internet broadcast sites

About the Author

JEANNIE NOVAK and PETE MARKIEWICZ are the founders of Kaleidospace (kspace.com), a pioneering company that promotes, distributes, and places the works of hundreds of artists and musicians via the World Wide Web. They are also the authors of Creating Internet Entertainment and Internet World(TM) Guide to Maintaining and Updating Dynamic Web Sites.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471294098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471294092
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,465,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael N. Powers on August 6, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book that reviews how to produce live webcasts. It reviews the practical side of producing all kinds of webcasts from simple wordcasts to audio webcasts, including Internet Radio, to video & animation broadcasts.

Starting with an overview of the characteristics of webcasts, the book highlights both the strengths and weaknesses of online broadcasting. The authors include a brief history of online broadcasting and how the technology is being used.

The webcast production process is reviewed in detail, starting with the considerations behind developing a practical webcasting strategy. The book continues with webcasting equipment requirements including audio & video capturing, connectivity, and webcasting servers. There is an extensive discussion of the various practical elements of producing a live webcast, including microphones, audio cables, mixing boards, and other devices used in audio and video production. The book's overview of the production process concludes with promoting the webcast and production planning & management.

The book continues with an in-depth treatment of the specific production considerations of the full range of webcasts, from low bandwidth datacasts and wordcasts to high bandwidth videocasts and animacasts. Of interest to many readers will be the sections on estimating costs of the various forms of webcasting, although these are somewhat dated.

In the final section of the book, the authors provide their thoughts on the future of the webcasting industry. This section is generally excellent, however the book was published in October of 1998 and therefore the legal discussion does not include consideration of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
A rather long read, though the case studies are supremely useful. Dosen't have the CD-ROM full of useful programs that other books in this field have. Useful, but generally long-winded.
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