Friday, 20 March 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2599

There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1a. NANAIMO, BC: Rogers wants community radio to give up frequency
From: George Lessard
1b. Re: NANAIMO, BC: Rogers wants community radio to give up frequency
From: CPrize Foundation

2. Disease N Cure
From: moinuddin6219

3. What is the Audio/Video Edition of NGO-in-a-box?
From: George Lessard

1a. NANAIMO, BC: Rogers wants community radio to give up frequency
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:13 am ((PDT))

Rogers wants community radio to give up frequency
The Gazette (Montreal) - Quebec,Canada
By Dustin Walker, Canwest News ServiceMarch 17, 2009 11:02 PM NANAIMO, BC
— A non-profit society that wants to set up a low-wattage, community radio
station ...

Messages in this topic (2)
1b. Re: NANAIMO, BC: Rogers wants community radio to give up frequency
Posted by: "CPrize Foundation" top_manager
Date: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:41 pm ((PDT))

Is it not time that the big stations/networks saw the cost of changing a community station to another frequency, and pay for all the costs (including the time of the people involved)?

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2. Disease N Cure
Posted by: "moinuddin6219" moinuddin6219
Date: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:27 pm ((PDT))

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3. What is the Audio/Video Edition of NGO-in-a-box?
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:02 am ((PDT))

The Audio/Video edition of NGO-in-a-Box is a toolkit that lowers the entry
level for NGOs, non-profits and media activists wanting to use audio and
video for social change. It is a collection of Free and Open Source
Software (FOSS) tools, documentation and tutorials that introduce you to
the world of FOSS and the low-cost technology that is transforming the
balance of forces in the realm of media production.

Traditionally audio and video production and distribution have been cost
prohibitive for many people, particularly for those in developing
countries. New technologies are dramatically changing that. Tactical Tech
and EngageMedia have collaborated to put together a toolkit that lowers
the entry level for organisations and individuals wanting to use audio and
video as a tool for social change. [read more]

FOSS video is still in the early stages of development however there are
still many great tools that compete well with their proprietary rivals.
The selections in this toolkit cover topics such as:

* capture and editing - transferring video footage from your camera
onto your computer and editing and adding effects and transitions.
* compression and encoding - reducing the file size of your video and
converting it to appropriate formats for storage and distribution.
* DVD/VCD - ripping content from DVDs or VCDs for saving on your
computer and authoring your compilations of video for burning on
DVD/VCD media for storage or distribution.
* online distribution - distributing your video content over the
Internet allowing people to download, watch streaming video or
subscribe to video podcasts.
* video players - playing video content on a computer from a variety
of formats.

Capture, Editing and Post-Production

Online Distribution

* Video podcasting (vodcasting) is a way to subscribe to video feeds.
Each time a new video is added subscribers receive notification and
can instantly download the new video. The software listed here either
allows you to create a vodcast or to subscribe to them.

Video Streaming

* Video Streaming is a way for you to create your own television
channel on the web. Video podcasting has begun to replace streaming
for creating a channnel as it doesn't need to be broadcast live and
can be available at any time. Streaming however can be great for
events that you want others to view live and in real time around the
world. You can also archive the stream and put it on the web for

Audio Editing and Compressing

* The tools included here enable you to work with the audio material
that you have collected or created to produce radio or music pieces.
Also listed are tools for compressing your audio piece after you have
created it for distribution.

Podcasting and Online Distribution

* Distributing your audio on the internet is a great way to reach
thousands of people anywhere in the world with very little effort and
cost. You no longer need an expensive transmitter to distribute your
productions. You can use streaming - allowing users to listen like
radio, podcasting - which allows users to subscribe to shows like you
would a magazine or simply upload it onto a website for download.
Audio online is also very easy to use on your local community radio
station, creating a great complimentary distribution mechanism.

Audio Streaming

* Audio streaming allows you to send out live audio over the internet.
It's a way to create your own internet radio station and is
particularly useful during events or where broadcast laws restrict you
from transmitting via radio waves.

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