I just finished assisting Claudia Linden with her presentation at the Training Solutions Technology Conference and Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah…but I never left my desk in San Francisco. Claudia was presenting to an audience of several hundred people interested in using Second Life for education and training purposes. She had her PowerPoint projected from her laptop on the podium, but she also had Second Life running with the audio from her laptop piped into the conference room sound system. This set up enabled me to join her on stage and present some slides on the business of second life.
The most exciting part of the presentation was how we streamed the real time video from the iSight on my MacBook Pro through Second Life to the Audience in Salt Lake. With an account from Veodia and just a few clicks, was able to add a real time video slide of myself to my presentation in Second Life.
I first learned about Veodia because a number of people in our large and growing educator community are using Veodia to broadcast live and on-demand TV quality video into Second Life. I’ve been playing around with Veodia for a few months and it worked perfectly for this presentation. I encourage you to visit Veodia.com and sign up for a trial account. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to set up. As soon as you start broadcasting in Veodia, it will display an RTSP link that you can apply to your in world video texture on a parcel that you own as in this knowledgebase article.
If you’re using Second Life for real world business, I’m certain you’ll find a use for your trial account within a few weeks.
[UPDATE] Someone kindly captured and uploaded a video of my presentation/demonstration to YouTube here.