VestraView Consolidates Live Camera Control and Streaming Video Processing for Digital Newsrooms

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New command and control solution targets scattered live camera and video streaming workflows.

September 28, 2016 Middleton, Wisconsin: Videstra LLC, (www.videstra.com) today announces the release of VestraView™ providing live camera and streaming video solutions from a single point of control for today’s visually driven newsrooms. VestraView manages and controls the myriad of streaming video sources media newsrooms need to provide the timely, relevant content around the clock that their viewers and followers demand.

“We started showing the solution to select partners and prospective clients during the NAB show in April,” said Dan Desjardins, Videstra founder and president, “since then we have been aiming for release around the fourth quarter of the year and I am happy to report we have hit that target. Our team of developers and quality engineers has created a rock-solid solution that enhances the visual personality and local reach of your news, weather and sports content in an easy and elegant way.

Multiple broadcasters are preparing now to go live on air and online with VestraView in October.

VestraView leverages cloud based video serving and sharing to deliver live streaming video feeds, real-time camera control, HD-SDI broadcast quality video decoding, timelapse creation, and digital publishing in a variety of digital streaming and video file formats.

The VestraView solution consists of three main components:

  • Custom control panels for each of your streaming sources including full camera control for a variety of Axis remote cameras as well as custom panels for partner providers like SevereStudios storm chaser network and other feed aggregators.
    • Pan, tilt, zoom, and focus controls.
    • Save and recall preset framings.
    • Timelapse Factory™ for any time range going back 96 hours.
    • Metadata such as geotags and weather data.
  • Cloud serving, sharing, and processing of streaming feeds and local cameras making it easy and automatic to get live video on every screen your viewers trust.
  • HD-SDI encoding and automated routing for on-air broadcast.

About Videstra – Videstra LLC, based in Middleton, WI and founded by Dan Desjardins develops hardware and software solutions to manage and distribute streaming video content from local cameras and other sources. For more than thirty years, Dan led product efforts related to live camera control systems and newsroom computer systems at Avid iNews and Weather Central.  Dan has recruited industry leaders in sales, marketing, and development to join the Videstra team. Prior to founding Videstra, Dan also founded Redactive, LLC the world’s leading provider of newsroom computer system format conversions.

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