Beet-TV Takes Time to Hear My Take on Video

In November, I got to join an interesting panel at the Online Video Platform Summit, where we talked about strategies for using of video as a communication vehicle.

BeetTV was kind enough to devote time to meet up with me and hear how I’ve been helping Intel’s Global Communications Group evolve its use of video.  Here’s the post from BeetTV:

SAN JOSE, CA — Some of most innovative uses of online video have been pioneered by technology companies, notably Microsoft’s Channel 9, the videoblog for customers and developers.

Sun Microsystems has been using video for some time. One of the latest entrants into corporate use of video is the new Adobe.TV

Intel has been using online video as core communications tool for its many constituents . For a chat about the importance of online video within corporations, we spoke with Ken Kaplan, Broadcast and New Media Manager, Intel Global Communications Group.

We caught up with Ken recently in San Jose at the Streaming Media West show.

We’ve published some of the Intel videos here.

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer.

Boom! Goes the Dynamite on Rocketboom

Breaking into TV or any media for that matter requires…well…a big break. Sometimes the big break is a chance to let the good, bad and ugly out to dry. Lesson here, share your personality…even if it means you’re nervous and can’t read the teleprompter with live cameras gunning at you.

SWEET! Now a Video Publishing Tool

I learned from Jackson West tonight that WordPress is getting even better! I’m gonna bump up to the pro account!

From his post today:

In addition to receiving a generous new round of venture capital, Automattic, the company behind (and the backend provider for NewTeeVee and the rest of the GigaOM network), has announced a storage upgrade for users. Combined with the beta video player, server-side transcoding and a new Flash-based uploading interface due to be released shortly, this makes the $20-a-year pro account a simple, turnkey solution for videoblog and podcast publishing.

Does Your Wiki Widget?

I set up a WetPaint Wiki a while ago and I still haven’t devoted time to spark it up, and get it working for me.  I will!  I will!  Meantime, here are a few irresistible videos from WetPaint:

Esquire North Livin’ Teched Out Above Central Park

I got to participate in the September 27 opening of Esquire North, the ultimate bachelor apartment located on the tree-lined edge of New York’s Central Park in Harlem.

The 5,700 square-foot, triplex penthouse offers rare and breath-taking views looking downtown over the lush green park. This NY apartment has two outdoor terraces and an Italian designed spiral glass & metal staircase.

I toted my Sony HDV and shot some wonderful footage then tried rendering some high resolution video files — I have lots to learn!

This is a behind-the-scenes look at the final hours before the opening gala, as broadcast media came to capture interviews and visuals for live and taped reports. Esquire magazine publisher Kevin O’Malley is genuine, thoughtful and very involved with so many of the people, furnishing, artwork and technology that together showed how a modern Esquire man would live if he had Kevin’s connections! Top designer brands filled each room

Live like a king at least for fund raising (CARE) night party, test drive F1 racing powered by Intel Quad Core processors while sitting in eel-skin covered racing seats, lounge with an UMPC or watch HD in any room streamed form a dream home hub powered by Intel Viiv with Core 2 Quad processor technology — below there’s more on Niveus.

The are some cool photos and crazy viewer comments on Gizmodo. And Gizmodo shot their own video featuring my Intel pal Michelle — she’s a technical wizard who easily slides into the role of technical art expert!

i4U News took b-roll and created a cool video tour.

Niveus’ entertainment hub was at the heart of the apartment. Michelle says the upstairs closet, which was packed with digital equipment connecting to 3.5 miles of cable, cost over $500,000. Learn more about Niveus, but here’s what the company says:

Niveus chose the top of the line Pro Series media server to deliver high-class and high-def entertainment throughout the Esquire North dwelling. Incorporating the most advanced hardware and software, the Pro Series allows the sophisticated Esquire man (and his guests) to easily manage and access hundreds of movies, thousands of CD’s, photos, games and television shows.

Based on the Windows Vista Ultimate Media Center platform, the Pro Series is engineered to provide exceptional images and pristine video quality; incorporating the Intel® Core™2 Quad processor, Nvidia’s GeForce Series 8 Graphics, and HDMI output. Specially designed in a sleek, rack-mount black chassis, the Pro Series offers up to 3TB of storage and supports simultaneous streaming of HD media and multi-channel music throughout the Esquire North home and features four television tuners, 7.1 analog and digital surround sound, and more!

With the Intel Core 2 Quad processor, the Pro Series is capable of streaming HD media to 5 additional, Esquire North zones while providing the power, compatibility, and connectivity to perform as the hard-core central media hub. In addition, the Intel powered server also allows instant access from any networked computer or DLNA enabled TV or Digital Media Adapter throughout the Esquire home!

Take your own private Esquire North tour here. First, get a behind-the-scenes experience.