Don't get me wrong, it doesn't look *great* or anything, but it's watchable.
And I can stream it from myself to myself in my home in spite of the fact that we've got about 350k up and 500k down on a good night.
If anyone wants to join in and watch an old sitcom or whatever else happened to be in the folder I pointed VLC at for a few minutes and let me know if it works, or if it's dropping out sections for you the way I assume my slow downstream connection makes it do occasionally for me, you can find the stream at https://newellijay.tv
(When it's live, it's embedded on the home page.)
I've been putting this off for 3 years now, but it's finally time to catalog my DVD collection of early space TV shows.
These are mostly hand burned DVD-Rs sold by film collectors at comic conventions and the like, largely pretty comically bad transfers.
But this coupled with some episodes I've sourced off of youtube and the internet archive constitutes more or less the complete known circulating library for Space Patrol, Tom Corbett Space Cadet, Captain Video, Space Command, Rocky Jones Space Ranger, Flash Gordon, and a few other shows.
Add that to the 20+ episodes we've digitized here at the makerspace (many of which were entirely unknown otherwise) and you have what is probably the largest private collection of 1950s space television.
In case you were curious, the roku app also supports live streaming via OBS.
I need to come up with a way to indicate that we've gone live, and set it to pole on keypress or something to that effect.
Just a little icon in the corner with a red blinking light if you can watch live.
But it works! and the UI isn't unusable.
I can't wait for you all to see Shouting in to the Void. It's So good.
There's about a 60 second delay on the stream, but that minimizes our bandwidth utilization pushing most of it to peer-to-peer. I could probably decrease that, but at the cost of taxing our poor little server much harder.
since I took these we've darkened the background image, but otherwise left the layout the same.
I don't love the color of our Icon, but I didn't pick that.
@connor_dylan did. This is the first application he's ever developed for any platform under any circumstances. He did all the things you're seeing here, himself, with the docs and me providing guidance.
(This is a fork of the open source channel PeerVue)
The best one
I don't, as a rule, watch anything made by the Disney Corporation.
I haven't seen most of the new star wars tv shows, or the most recent film, or anything related to the marvel universe in 5 or 6 years.
This elf is my friend Peg.
She takes pottery classes at the makerspace.
Apparently she's Megan Thee Stallion in the She Hulk universe, which is adorable.
Anyway, these old crummy video cameras, especially the ones from the 1960s and 1970s (before most folks realize Home Video started) are an important piece of the history of DIY media, and they're still plenty useful (as long as you want standard def, black and white footage.)
And you can and do want fuzzy, standard def, black and white video.
I mentioned Computer Chess, it was a feature film shot entirely on these cameras. It's gorgeous and weird.
I shoot concerts on these things on a fairly regular basis, and they look pretty cool.
Here's a still I pulled of the camera using an easy cap and OBS on my laptop.
It looks like it's being pulled in at a weird aspect ratio. I'll have to investigate that. This is the same image displayed on the view finder up thread, and is part of the mural at Ellijay Makerspace
It's a Sony AVC-3210. The seller claimed it was a broadcast camera, and it's labeled like it was used in broadcast but ...
It may have been used in a limited capacity as an ENG camera, but the manual for the 3200, which is the model before this one (http://labguysworld.com/Sony-Manual_008.htm) clearly says it "Has many features found in professional television cameras."
That implies that it *isn't* a professional camera.
(also, peep that manual. It's beautiful)
It came with a little suitcase that houses all the components. it looks natural on a tripod (say hello to the people Ethan)
That whole top half is the viewfinder.
It's a CRT.
A little TV mounted on top of the camera to serve as the view finder.
You can also see here that there are lots of labels, indicating that this camera was used in some kind of (semi?) professional environment.
It has a cute little 2.5/3" viewfinder
It's a sony AVC-3210.
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