This post will be updated/supplemented within a few days, because the content is really not ready. But VIDBlaster, the software in question, is released within a few minutes and I want to share our experiences in concert with that event. In this preliminary video I try (lat and tired ;) the video below I explain what we did and how the gear we used looked like. I actually created the video with VIDBlaster in one single recording! That is, no editing – just talking while mixing me with clips and images. See below for a backgrounder.

VIDBlaster is ”a powerful, economical way to record, stream and produce high quality video”, developed by Mike Versteeg. (Early podcasting fans might recognize him as the creator of CastBlaster).  In my view his creation opens up for everyone to own a nano version of an Outside Broadcasting Bus. Resutling in something I call an ”OB-case”.

About a month ago my brother Henrik and I used VIDBlaster to stream and document a lecture held for teachers in Botkyrka. At that time we used a VIDBlaster on a laptop, two cameras, one mike, an animated vignette, and some pre-made graphis to mix and send a live video stream over Bambuser. You can see the result at Stjärnkikarna (in Swedish, but roll the video and you will get the point).

Last week we made our second experiment, streaming from a Breakfast seminar arranged by SIME and Sun. This time we had a more powerful laptop and a better mike solution. Please note that on both occasions we did not have much time for much preparation or training. We went there with an idea, and it worked pretty well. You may see the archived results at

If you have any questions I will try to answer them in a follow up post. Special thanks to Mike (for VIDBlaster), Ewa at Sun and Ola at SIME (for being brave enough to let us do the expirement), and of course to the entrepreneurs at Bambuser (who extend the mobile video frontier).