In 2013, I was looking for alternatives and came across a young man alone at a table during Streaming Media West. His name was Martin Sinclair and the product was called vMix. We spoke briefly and I got a link for a trial version (I believe we were on version 9 or 10 at that point). After getting past some interface understanding, I was able to start working quickly. And the thing that got my full attention? It never crashed. This is pretty huge in the world of live video where by definition, you only get one shot. We began selling the product and Martin invited DV/SL to be in his booth at NAB 2014. It was a good show and led to discussions about building specifically designed rigs for vMix in a subsidiary company to his main software corporation.
It was a fantastic opportunity but I knew I would need to close the doors on DV/SL if I proceeded forward. I made the decision and sent out personal emails to all of our customers that I was thankful for the opportunity to serve them and would be able to do even more under the new entity. In the next post, I’ll detail the systems we designed and speak more about the software. In future posts, we’ll visit some interesting events following the vMix project and talk about other systems I’ve been involved with (hint, I’m really proud of them). As time goes by, we’ll use this space to discuss new developments in the industry, new gear and software and best practices. I expect to start using the technology itself to provide info so stay tuned for video formats, both live and archived with tips, tutorials, walk-throughs and more. And finally, I’ll be adding content and systems directly related to Cryptocurrency and mining. If you are not involved in Crypto, I urge you to spend some time getting up to speed, it represents groundbreaking change across a number of foundations in our world.
And once again, I would like to thank all our customers, past, present and future for the opportunity.
Founder / DVLine, Inc. dba DVStreamLine