Streaming Salsa: Producing the 2012 World Latin Dance Finals Webcast

How Mobeon used Telestream Wirecast Pro and Matrox VS4 to stream the 2012 World Latin Dance Cup Finals

By Claudia Kienzle
Streaming Media Producer
The 3rd Annual World Latin Dance Cup Finals drew more than 600 competitors from more than 40 countries. With global interest in this colorful, electrifying and passionate competition, the event organizer asked Mobeon—a live broadcast production company and new media consultancy in Santa Monica, CA—to produce a live, multicamera webcast of the finals for the third straight year.
Mobeon CEO Mark Alamares decided they would use Telestream's Wirecast Pro live streaming production software for the 2012 World Latin Dance Cup Finals as they had done the previous year. For the 2011 finals, when the Mobeon crew brought two Sony HD camera signals into Wirecast via FireWire ports on an Apple MacBook Pro, they were extremely pleased with the quality of the webcast and the positive viewer response.
For The 2012 World Latin Dance Cup Finals, Alamares says, "I wanted to raise the production bar even higher. Besides going from two to three HD cameras, I also wanted to ISO record each camera's HD signal while switching between them for the live program stream, which was delivered in standard definition."
While searching online for an advanced solution that could meet his production requirements including ISO record, Alamares came across November 2012 news of a joint, integrated solution from Telestream and Matrox. It enabled multi-camera recording by pairing Telestream Wirecast live streaming production software for Windows with the Matrox VS4 four-channel video capture card.