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    Virtual Performance Events: The Bing Technical Environment

    Wednesday, January 15, 2003
    1:00PM - 2:30PM EST (18.00 - 19.30 UTC)

    Video on Demand Archive of the Event:

    Presentation Slides:

    Event Description:
    The January 15, 2003, Internet2 Virtual Briefing will offer a unique opportunity for participants to learn about the technologies used to create the virtual environment for the Performance Event during the Fall 2002 Internet2 Member Meeting in Los Angeles. The Briefing is scheduled from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm EST (UTC-5). Participants may watch via several streaming methods (and may download a free viewer for the VBrick MPEG-2 stream), or may participate interactively using H.323 multi-point conferencing.

    Cultivating Communities: Dance in the Digital Age” was performed on Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at the Bing Theater on the campus of the University of Southern California. Boldly experimental, the performance featured the capabilities of Internet2-enabled collaborations from member institution campuses including dancers and musicians live onstage and remote.

    The January Briefing will focus on how the Performance Event used video switching, projection, audio engineering, and network and netcast engineering. The moderator will be Ann Doyle, Internet2 Arts and Humanities Initiative Manager. Speakers will include:

    During the Performance Event at the Bing, Doyle served as Executive Producer and Master of Ceremonies, Orto as Production Director, Brown as Lead Audio Engineer, and Crosswell as Netcast Producer.


    Technical Goals for this Briefing are to:

  • Use Vbrick for DVD quality video with mix-minus audio
  • Use Microsoft Media encoder for side-by-side video and slides with automatic multicast/unicast failover
  • Use Ncast for side-by-side video and slides (quicktime, multicast only)
  • Use in-band scan converted slides as appropriate
  • Use Streaming Genie Titler
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  • H.323 Videoconferencing via the Commons MCU

  •       (H.323 with H.263 video at 768K only (384K on special request))
    • Conference connection information:
      1. Register your endpoint with a GDS-enabled (ViDe v.3) Gatekeeper.
      3. Dial 0011897801437
    • For H.323 technical support, please call 614-292-8443
  • Access Grid (requires multicast) Institution Lobby, Internet2
  • VIC/RAT (requires multicast)
    • VIC
    • RAT
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    Streams for Viewing (not interactive):
    Multicast (preferred, but works only if your networks supports multicast):
    Multicast with slides and automatic unicast failover (works anywhere with sufficient bandwidth):
    Unicast (works anywhere with 512K bandwidth):


    Viewer Downloads:
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