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Having produced over 1000 hours of sports, fashion and entertainment webcasts over the past 15 years, we have narrowed our portfolio down to a few of our favorite productions that will best demonstrate and explain what we do. Video clips of title sequences and live productions are on the right, more videos coming soon.

In 1998, the Triple Crown of Surfing live webcast was the first professional surfing contest broadcast live over the web. The Triple Crown of Surfing is the most spectacular and most important surfing contest in the world, three surfing contests from three different beaches in Hawaii. Before the event started we had created the launch website, created the video title sequence and set up the media partnerships to build the audience. For our Internet connection, we had installed three T1 lines directly on the beaches and worked out of trailers right on the beach. The video production consisted of five cameras to cover the action in the water and one camera for interviews as the surfers came out of the surf. There were two hosts giving commentary on the action, and we let the Internet audience get the chance to ask questions of the surfers via telephone. The video and audio footage were mixed and encoded live and for the first time surfers around the world had live full screen coverage at 30 frames per second. This webcast was live for six weeks from three different beaches in Hawaii. We did this webcast again in 1999 and it was one of the most watched webcast events ever done.

Nike hired us directly to handle the first live webcast of their track and field event. The event is a qualifying event for the Olympic games and some of the biggest names in track and field were competing. Before the event we did the project management and art direction and presented everything to Nike in Oregon. After that we created the launch website and the title sequence video and bumpers to be used in the live production. We then set up the Internet connection at the stadium where the Prefontiane Classic takes place, and planned out where we were going to place our cameras and what lenses we were going to use. We set up for the webcast the day before the live event. We had two commentators explaining to the audience watching the live video mix what was happening every step of the races. We had six cameras covering the event with a variety of lenses, plus slow motion playback decks to do instant replays. This was just a one day event but it started in the morning and ended late afternoon. After the event was over, visitors to the website could watch the races and get the results of all the events for a month. Covering sports events live over the web is always the most difficult because there is so much motion to cover and you need a very high frame rate to capture the action properly. What we were able to achieve in 1999 was amazing to watch on your computer fullscreen, but compared with what is possible in 2010 with the advances in encoding technology and the bandwidth available to the average online viewer, live video streaming has surpassed traditional televsion in quality.

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