New York, NY (March 9, 2004)–DV Guys, the only Internet radio show for digital storytellers, broke new ground last week at ShowBiz Expo by using Apple’s iChat AV to link DV Guy Ron Margois in Hawaii with the show being broadcast live from ShowBiz Expo in New York. The DV Guys is a weekly Internet radio show devoted entirely to professional digital storytellers and content creators.
“When the idea was first suggested we weren’t sure if it would work to link DV Guy Ron by iChat running on the same computer as QuickTime Broadcaster,” said DV Guy Philip Hodgetts, “but we tested it and two shows later, we’re amazed at how well it works.”
During ShowBiz Expo, DV Guys broadcast live from the show floor for two hours each day even though DV Guy Ron Margolis is based in Hawaii. At the ShowBiz Expo live location DV Guy Philip and guests wore headphones to hear DV Guy Ron’s questions and comments from Hawaii. Listeners at the show heard the complete broadcast via a PA system.
Apple’s iChat AV software connected DV Guy Ron via an audio-only chat. The audio out of DV Guy Philip’s 867 MHz G4 12-inch PowerBook fed into one input of the mixer. The PowerBook also fed music from Apple’s iTunes application for the show’s theme song and musical breaks in the show. The mixer output fed back to the same PowerBook and the audio input fed to DV Guy Ron via iChat AV and to QuickTime Broadcaster where it was encoded into a live AAC audio feed and bounced from a server in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
All the broadcast shows are available in the DVGuys.com archives.