Presentation on theme: "Evolving the LINKS What is eLinks? eLinks is a tool for sharing video and other assets, and for collaborative production, among Public TV stations."— Presentation transcript:
Evolving the LINKS What is eLinks? eLinks is a tool for sharing video and other assets, and for collaborative production, among Public TV stations.
Evolving the LINKS Current status of eLinks project Shared repository of encoded video with ability to search, and stream or download clips up to 8MB/sec MPEG2 Defined content areas
Evolving the LINKS Current status of eLinks project Each clip has associated metadata and keyframes Metadata is PBCore compatible
Evolving the LINKS eLinks Repository FlipFactory ResearchChannel ftp server ClipExpress video source Computer DigitalWell STATION A STATION B
Evolving the LINKS Assembling the team Vision/leadership Technical capability University connections Complementary content Staff expertise and commitment
Evolving the LINKS Produce short segment Review segments Engage producers Engage faculty and others Expectations
Evolving the LINKS Expectations Contribute to the production of The Engaging Faculty video under the overall direction of WPSX
Evolving the LINKS Expectations Obtain and review finished segments from partner stations
Evolving the LINKS Expectations Engage producers in using the system
Evolving the LINKS Expectations Engage faculty members or other non-TV content developers in using the system
Evolving the LINKS Key Questions Can a viable and inexpensive system be implemented?
Evolving the LINKS Key Questions How will producers and programmers use the new system?
Evolving the LINKS Key Questions How can the system enhance the engagement between PTV and higher education?
Evolving the LINKS Key Questions What is the impact on workflow within stations?
Evolving the LINKS Key Questions What can be learned about station-to-station content exchange that will inform the EIOP?
Evolving the LINKS Key Questions What is the scaleability?
Evolving the LINKS Challenges and Hurdles Adapting existing tools to fit project Learning new equipment & tools Lack of standardization between stations Bandwidth issues from I2 to station (last mile) I2 bottleneck
Evolving the LINKS Next Steps Practice using the repository Add automated ftp and workbench features Use the repository to produce broadcast programs