Live Video Production Workflow

Here’s the workflow, rough though it may be:

  • Segment gets recorded live-to-tape
  • Segment gets encoded by the live video service
  • Download link is provided (immediately, as in the case of ustream)
  • If the recording is in FLV, it must be converted before redistribution (iPod and PSP compatible MP4)
  • Video is uploaded, tagged on YouTube and Blip.tv – possible MP3 audio created
  • Show notes, if any, are recorded – either in paragraph or bulletpoint form
  • Full text is posted to my Media page, with a likely cross-tease in my personal blog

Mind you, that’s about as “simple” as it gets right now – I haven’t even begun talking about how I want to format high definition video recordings yet. That’s what I’m hoping to do sooner rather than later.

Ultimately, I’d want my live video service to automatically reencode and upload the video to my YouTube and Blip.TV accounts. From Blip.TV, a post is automatically made to my Media blog and MySpace account (with text added manually in short time). If the service provider would play ball, it would eliminate a lot of our current headaches – as we’re already a few videos behind. 🙁 Worse yet, ustream doesn’t offer a feed for video subscription – nor does it host MP4 archives so that I could likely bypass Blip.TV altogether.

I must reopen the dialogue with Podtrac this week – they’re another cog in the machine.