Cisco telepresence video

A very large version of the Cisco press conference is now up. We’re working on a regular smaller version. Whew. Someday I might write a book on all the mistakes I’ve made editing this sucker.

In the video you’re seeing Guido Jouret, Cisco CTO explain the system to a group of journalists. I tried to zoom in on the screen so you can see the quality and low-latency. For a videoconferencing freak like me this was a real thrill cause I’ve never seen this kind of quality until now.

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33 thoughts on “Cisco telepresence video

  1. Robert, your video is in quicktime instead of more common formats. I usually do not like to install unnecessary software but I did this time.

    Now the following is FYI. Quicktime is complaining that I do not have the necessary “compressor”. I am not sure if you used any non-standard compressor and I am also not sure why do I need any compressor at all. If quicktime were complaining about a decompressor, I could have understood.

    I can only play the audio. If you have your video in another format please let me know. Thanks.

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  2. Robert, your video is in quicktime instead of more common formats. I usually do not like to install unnecessary software but I did this time.

    Now the following is FYI. Quicktime is complaining that I do not have the necessary “compressor”. I am not sure if you used any non-standard compressor and I am also not sure why do I need any compressor at all. If quicktime were complaining about a decompressor, I could have understood.

    I can only play the audio. If you have your video in another format please let me know. Thanks.

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  3. That is what I call impressive. Wow.

    Kamal: It’s in the standard h.264 format, which seems to be emerging as the best option for HD video online.Calling it uncommon isn’t exactly fair. QuickTime 7 is quite capable of playing it without anything extra.

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  4. That is what I call impressive. Wow.

    Kamal: It’s in the standard h.264 format, which seems to be emerging as the best option for HD video online.Calling it uncommon isn’t exactly fair. QuickTime 7 is quite capable of playing it without anything extra.

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  5. PatrickQG, your point is taken. I wish something which could satisfy Robert’s HD requirements could ship with Windows. Here is the error (just FYI) I am getting.

    You may experience problems playing a video track “Podtech-ciscofinal.mov” because the required compressor could not be found. Would you like to close or continue?

    I continued but only sound.

    On checking for updates, it says “Your QuickTime software is up to date.” Well, I will do what we all do in such situations. Unistall and then reinstall:)

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  6. PatrickQG, your point is taken. I wish something which could satisfy Robert’s HD requirements could ship with Windows. Here is the error (just FYI) I am getting.

    You may experience problems playing a video track “Podtech-ciscofinal.mov” because the required compressor could not be found. Would you like to close or continue?

    I continued but only sound.

    On checking for updates, it says “Your QuickTime software is up to date.” Well, I will do what we all do in such situations. Unistall and then reinstall:)

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  7. Kamal: Patrick is right. I’m using standard H.264. Quicktime on both of my machines plays it well. What version of Quicktime are you using?

    I don’t yet have it in other formats. I’m hiring an editor (he starts in mid-November) so that I can do other formats, but we won’t see those start until December 1.

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  8. Kamal: Patrick is right. I’m using standard H.264. Quicktime on both of my machines plays it well. What version of Quicktime are you using?

    I don’t yet have it in other formats. I’m hiring an editor (he starts in mid-November) so that I can do other formats, but we won’t see those start until December 1.

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  9. I have version 7.1.3. Just unistalled and re-installed. The error message is gone but video still does not play. Do I need the paid pro version of quicktime?

    Or may be the HD videos require some special hardware. I thought I bought my tablet (toshiba M200) with all available options two years ago.

    Never mind. I will try it on some other computer. Thanks for your help though.

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  10. I have version 7.1.3. Just unistalled and re-installed. The error message is gone but video still does not play. Do I need the paid pro version of quicktime?

    Or may be the HD videos require some special hardware. I thought I bought my tablet (toshiba M200) with all available options two years ago.

    Never mind. I will try it on some other computer. Thanks for your help though.

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  12. Michiel: we’re distributed by Akamai which distributes all those others too. It came down within minutes here (I’m at SAP Labs).

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  13. Michiel: we’re distributed by Akamai which distributes all those others too. It came down within minutes here (I’m at SAP Labs).

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  14. What a stunning device. They should play up the green angle too, since while it might use a KW or two of electricity, that pales in comparison to the thousands of gallons of jet fuel being wasted by executives flying to and fro every other day (a typical corporate jet takes about 2500 gallons flying coast to coast, throwing an ungodly amount of carbon into the air).

    Cross off another Star Trek innovation from the list. I want my transporter Real Soon Now.

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  15. What a stunning device. They should play up the green angle too, since while it might use a KW or two of electricity, that pales in comparison to the thousands of gallons of jet fuel being wasted by executives flying to and fro every other day (a typical corporate jet takes about 2500 gallons flying coast to coast, throwing an ungodly amount of carbon into the air).

    Cross off another Star Trek innovation from the list. I want my transporter Real Soon Now.

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