Great River Race 2018

Quite excited about being scheduled to stream this year’s Great River Race on the Thames. It starts from Millwall and ends at Ham, Richmond. Not sure of the details yet but broadcast should start about 9.30am BST. Various categories of rowing boats including Dragon Boats, Gig Racers, rowing boats of all kinds and the race lasts about 3.5hrs

Hen Harrier Day 2018

This proved to be a most successful day in the continuing campaign led by BAWC for the protection of our native raptors. In particular the Hen Harrier. The event was live streamed for those unable to attend but about 200 people did come to RSPB Rainham Marshes as well as several leading conservationists including Mark Avery, Natalie Bennett and Chris Packham.


Once again I shall be streaming live from RSPB Rainham Marshes on Tuesday, 17th April, as we (at last!) begin to experience some truly Spring weather. At the moment both a Great White Egret and a Black Necked Grebe are present on the reserve and I hope we may be able to view them in the broadcast. As usual I shall be joined by birding guru Howard Vaughan who will have the latest news from Rainham.

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Live Streaming Testing

Preparations for live-streaming are now almost complete and I hope to be doing a test session (possibly from Rainham Marshes) on Wednesday 10th Jan. I’m using the software encoder OBS in conjunction with an Elgato Cam-Link HDMI capture device and two cameras. At the moment my small laptop can’t cope with the usb bandwidth for two Cam-Links so one camera will be a normal usb webcam. The other is my A7s2. The more difficult aspect is balancing the audio using the A7s2 microphone for both camera views but I think I’ve got that worked out now using OBS. We shall see! I’m using a 4G up-link. (The force is strong, I think).

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