Ever dream of starting your very own TV station? Well, forget about it – it costs way too much money, and frankly, the FCC would probably shut you down before your first program aired. But the Web is a whole different story. Heck, even your 8-year-old nephew can stream videos out there. If you want to do it right, however, you’ll need some decent AV gear, and the new UCCTOP Xeno would be a big first step.
Something of a glorified laptop computer, the Xeno is designed to capture audio and video content and broadcast it on the Web, or at live events. It can capture four independent (standard-definition) video and audio streams simultaneously, and display them in large thumbnails on the screen. It has some basic editing tools, including a scroll wheel that lets you zoom through videos to find edit points. With its track mixing tools, you can take four audio streams and send them to one output. If you want to schedule broadcasts for certain times of the day and week, it has tools to manage that process as well.
The Xeno has an Intel Core2 Duo 2Ghz processor, 1 GB RAM, a 240GB drive, and a 17-inch screen. It costs $14,500 and is available now in the U.S. In July, the company plans to offer an updated version capable of handling HD video.