Podcast Producer in your organization
One of the best new features in Apple's Snow Leopard Server product is a feature called Podcast Producer 2. Podcast Producer 2 is a revamped version of Podcast Producer which was originally introduced in Mac OS X 10.5 Server. This new version of Podcast Producer introduces an easy way to record and distribute rich media files within your organization. There are four basic stages in a Podcast Producer workflow. The first step is to capture the content you wish to distribute. The second step is to submit that content to the server. Then the server processes the content. Lastly, it is distributed to the intended audience.
What can Podcast Producer do? It can be used to record and distribute presentations. It can be used to distribute training videos. It can be used to capture customer feedback at trade shows. It can record meetings, brainstorming sessions and more. Podcast Producer can record video, audio, on-screen content and dual source input (presenter's screen as well as video and audio of him giving the presentation). Podcast Producer utilizes things called workflows which determine what kind of content will be recorded and how it will be processed and distributed. Podcast Producer can process video so that it can be viewed from a computer or a mobile device like an iPhone or iPod touch. Podcast Producer can post content to iTunes or iTunesU. It can keep everyone up to date when new content is published via email.
Using workflows gives Podcast Producer a lot of flexibility and allows for a great deal of customization. Podcast Producer 2 is a feature of Snow Leopard Server and as such requires a computer running Snow Leopard Server. The hardware needed for running Podcast Producer 2 depends entirely on the amount of content that is to be processed and the complexity of the workflow required. For small workloads one server is definitely adequate; moderate to heavy workloads will likely require multiple servers and a solid shared network filesystem (SAN).
CompuCraft is really excited about this great new feature of Snow Leopard Server. Contact us today for a Podcast Producer solution tailored to the needs of your organization.