Christmas meeting Livestream

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  • #574199
    Nick James
    Participant

    This year the Christmas Meeting  is being held at the new Institute of Physics building in London and this has given us the opportunity to livestream the event. To watch the meeting live go to the IoP homepage here and, shortly before the meeting starts you should see a link which which will take you to the stream (there won’t be anything there until just before the meeting starts). This is the first time that we have ever done this and only the second time that the IoP have used this facility at their new building so please be patient if there are any technical gremlins.

    For those that can’t watch live we hope to have a recording online fairly soon afterwards.

    For those of you unable to get tickets or unable to make the journey to London I hope you find this facility useful. Very many thanks to the IoP for making this possible.

    #580337
    Roger Dymock
    Participant

    How about doing the same for the Winchester Weekend for those of us who missed the cut?

    #580338
    Nick James
    Participant

    Well, I suppose if we moved it from Winchester to the IoP building in Kings Cross that would work…

    #580339
    Grant Privett
    Participant

    Thanks for the headsup.

    #580340
    Dominic Ford
    Keymaster

    Roger Dymock: The main technical difficulty with creating live streams of meetings is that we need a very reliable and fast internet connection at the meeting venue. A dodgy Wifi connection isn’t good enough: it needs to be a rock solid wired connection.

    Surprisingly few venues offer this. The internet in Burlington House is not great, and when we enquired about live streaming the Christmas meeting at UCL a couple of years ago, even that was a no go. I very much doubt Sparsholt College would be able to help us, unless they already do live streaming themselves.

    In my opinion, doing this badly is probably worse than not doing it at all. If we offer a live stream, and then it keeps breaking up and isn’t actually watchable, we’re sure to annoy lots of people. So, on balance, I think it’s best to focus efforts on what we know we can achieve, which is high-quality videos of meetings after the event.

    #580341
    Roger Dymock
    Participant

    Dominic, Thanks for your most helpful and explanatory reply.

    #580345
    Robin Leadbeater
    Participant

    Anyone see the link ?

    #580346
    Jeremy Shears
    Participant

    Go to YouTube and. Search for IOP please tell others

    #580347
    Lars Lindhard
    Participant
    #580348
    Mike Duviau
    Participant

    Thanks for putting up the youtube link Lars, its a good way for us to see the Christmas Meeting.

    #580350
    Lars Lindhard
    Participant

    The quality of the stream is very fine and prof. Zarnecki’s lecture was very interesting.

    Here are some pictures. Some of the gentlemen did not get all details, I’m afraid…

    #580351
    Dr James Dawson
    Participant

    Excellent.

    Great to be able to see the talks from home.

    Might be useful if the slideshow of images playing at present were to have some text saying “we are having our coffee break, the video feed will return at about 16:15” or the like.

    Great stuff.

    James

    #580353
    Jeremy Shears
    Participant

    glad the videolink is working.

    #580355
    Lyn Smith
    Participant

    Thank you Lars for posting that link to the live stream. I was struggling to find the link until you kindly posted it. 

    I note that 30 of us were watching live and must say that the link was excellent and I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to everyone. A particular thanks to Nick James whose Sky Notes are always very informative and well presented.

    Merry Xmas and particularly a very Happy New Year when it arrives.

    #580356
    Andrew Grant
    Participant

    Thanks very much for arranging the live-streaming. I very much enjoyed the afternoon of lectures.

    Cheers,

    Andrew.

    #580349
    Martin Cole
    Participant

    Great! Thanks  to all involved in doing this, brilliant to be able to watch from my sofa in real time…it all worked very well. Could you add a facility to take part in the raffle remotely, perfect then..

    #580357
    William Scutcher
    Participant

    Thank you to everyone involved. Great talks and the streaming worked very well.

    Two comments:

    On my laptop the sound was rather quiet. This was solved by connecting amplified speakers. The sound quality was excellent.

    The video quality on my machine defaulted to a rather poor quality Auto 144p. It was excellent when I changed it to 1080p.

    Not as good as being there but a good next best thing.

    Thanks again.

    Best regards

    #580358
    David Swan
    Participant

    Thanks to all the speakers and the technical people who put the material online – and of course the organisers too. David Swan

    #580359
    Robin Leadbeater
    Participant

    I cast it to my TV and wound up the volume. It was almost like sitting at the back of the theatre. Thanks to all who made this work

    #580360
    Dr James Dawson
    Participant

    Excellent.

    I thoroughly enjoyed it. Best of both worlds; I got to hear the talks and stay away from the stinking capital. Well done all involved; I too watched on you tube. I think it worked well for 3 hours or so; I’m not sure I would have sat and listened to a full day. I especially enjoyed the SkyNotes, a very entertaining and informative edition; just far too much on variable stars 😉

    James

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