Frequently Asked Questions
About WebLink Audio Video
We're based in Washington, DC. Our typical service area extends north up to Philadelphia and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, and south to Richmond VA, but the bulk of our work is in the DC Metro area and Baltimore. For larger shoots and multi-day events we travel throughout the country.
Video production is a crazy business. It's not uncommon to begin setups at 5:00am and then run an event until midnight. You can usually reach us by phone during normal 9-5 business hours, but on occasion the entire staff is out on a shoot. We'll do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.
Live Streaming and Webcasts
Yes! We have many clients who subscribe to services like these. WebLink AV can broadcast to your CDN of choice.
If you already have a CDN or subscribe to a streaming service we can broadcast with your existing account. For clients without a CDN we use Akamai, a best in class content delivery networker with servers around the world.
All types of clients. On the government side we've broadcast for the Dept of Homeland Security, CASIS (The International Space Station Lab), the Department of Transportation, and NASA. We've done webcasts for companies like Microsoft, Broadsoft, and Snagajob, as well as professional organizations like the American Psychological Association and the National Association for Community Health Centers. Don't let the big names scare you, we also do plenty of work for smaller businesses, community organizations, and churches.
Yes, all the time. We're happy to work for other companies that need to stream from the DC area. In 2019 we did over 600 hours of broadcast as a white label contractor.
Cameras - For streaming event-type content we primarily use Panasonic CX350 which have an excellent zoom range, 4k sensors, and SDI output. Occasionally we'll use Sony FS5s for a shallower depth of field when appropriate. When necessary we'll rent box-lens cameras for extreme zoom, or PTZ cams to cover places where we can't have an operator.
Switching / Recording - We use Blackmagic Design switchers a rack of HyperDeck Minis for Program and ISO recording.
Converters - We have a handful of Decimators to do up/down/cross convert, a pair of DAC-70s for hooking up older VGA sources, and a pile of SDI>HDMI and HDMI>SDI converts to enable long runs of SDI to connect to HDMI confidence monitors, projectors, client laptops, etc.