Videstra & SevereStudios are excited to announce the formation of a Strategic Partnership!

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Videstra & SevereStudios bring you best-in-class live streaming storm coverage from hundreds of Storm Chasers and Weather Enthusiasts!

Features include:

  • Live Storm Chasers powered by
  • Full HD-SDI Audio/Video feeds from the heart of the storm
  • Easy and elegant workflow—built for broadcast!
  • Ability to record live feeds as MP4 or ProRes LT/Normal/HQ files
  • Chaser metadata includes current geo-location, nearest address, social media links, still image and live video preview

SevereStudios Stream Manager is available as a stand-alone application or as part of the full VestraViewtm solution from Videstra.

Kory Hartman – Severe Studios

SevereStudios, Inc. President Kory Hartman says, “SevereStudios is the premier network for aggregating live streaming coverage of severe weather throughout North America utilizing the talents and passion of hundreds of storm chasers and weather enthusiasts.  We are proud to partner with Videstra to bring our live streams into the broadcast environment with industry standard equipment, tools and a true broadcast workflow!”

“Since the beginning the goal of Videstra is to bring a logical workflow and apply broadcast standards to video from a multitude of Internet based streaming sources” says Dan Desjardins, Director/Owner of Videstra, LLC.  “Through our partnership with SevereStudios we are able to expand upon that goal in a truly meaningful way for broadcasters who are deeply involved in the welfare of their communities.”

The new SevereStudios Stream Manager is sold exclusively through Videstra LLC.  Our sales team can be reached through APIX Solutions at 608.318.3011 or  Broadcast Media access to live video and images from SevereStudios is secured through SevereStudios media brokerage services 866-WX-LIVE (866.995.4831) or

About SevereStudios Inc and Videstra LLC

SevereStudios Inc is a Minnesota based company serving the needs of storm chasers and weather enthusiasts throughout North America.  More information about SevereStudios is available at

Videstra, LLC is based in Wisconsin and provides software and hardware solutions for engaging multiple streaming audio/video resources including Live Cameras (Axis & Sony) and Live Internet Video to broadcasters worldwide.  Videstra is an Axis development partner and a Lenovo business partner.  More information is available at