My company has need of a web site dealing with streaming video. We would like to proceed in several phases but are open to suggestions and are flexible. We require an NDA to be signed before we can fully disclose the entire project, which we will supply for review, but for the beginning phases an NDA will not be required. We prefer to work with a mid or large sized company, but would still consider a small motivated group if their past performance is dependable.
My name is Henry and I am in charge of this project and my team, and will be the go-between and primary contact. I would like the first phase of the project to encompass working with my team and I in researching what hardware and software is required for testing, and flowcharting how a proof of concept site will work. Once my team is satisfied we fully understand all areas of the project and all questions have been answered then phase two will start which will be a simple page that should include a video player for all major current platforms. We require the streaming video to come from an IP HD camera which my team and I will purchase and setup as needed. There should be an admin control panel for the web page where a schedule can be set in order to play the live streaming video and switch automatically per the schedule to hosted recorded streaming video. Phase three will consist of testing the proof of concept site, refining all ideas, and budgeting the final phase which will basically be a larger version of the first site.
1 – Determine what video standard and player will best fit our needs.
2 – Determine what camera and support hardware is required.
3 – Determine what hosting and network infrastructure is required.
4 – Flowchart and layout the proof of concept site and the admin control panel.
5 – Write proof of concept site and admin control panel.
6 – Perform testing of proof of concept site and admin control panel.
7 – Assemble all information for second larger version (production) of the first site.
#7 will be considered a new project and will be quoted as such should my team decide to continue the project after full evaluation of the information gathered from the proof of concept site.
My team and I are very versed in cameras and related hardware so we can work with your team to fill in any information needed. Mostly #2 of the Project Scope will be handled by my team. My company will be supplying all test hardware and necessary hosting.
Knowledge of video players and having worked on similar past projects a plus. Please provide references and any links of similar sites or past projects for review. In order to keep costs down my team and I would like to experiment with hosting recorded content on different services like YouTube.com, ustream.tv, etc.
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