For hire: Camera operator with Teradek Bond Backpack

Irwin Video have been using Teradek Bond Pro systems for several years now. Adding to our live webstreaming equipment, we have bought the Teradek Bond Backpack – a ‘stream-from-anywhere” solution for broadcasters and event filmers seeking the best in signal reception and video quality. The backpack is battery powered and completely portable, using the mobile or cellular networks for uplinking the web-stream.


It offers professional HEVC/H.264 streaming and offers a secure way to live-stream the video over the internet. It does so using a protocol called SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) – which uses end to end 128/256 bit encryption. This feature is particulary important when streaming meetings where the content is confidential.

We also have the Cube 775 – HEVC/AVC decoder, so we can provide a full end-to-end streaming service.

If your next project or broadcast requires a high quality live web-stream, please get in touch.


Focus Group Web Streaming

Irwin Video’s low-cost focus group web streaming service has been designed specifically for market research projects. We can securely web stream your focus groups, depth interviews and vox-pops from a hotel, viewing facility, recruiter’s home or wherever you decide to conduct your research project. We can offer focus group web streaming from anywhere, even venues where there is no broadband internet or the connection speed is inadequate. Your clients can then watch the live web stream on their laptop, iPad or iPhone, from the convenience of their own office or the comfort of their own home.

Focus Group Web Streaming

Live Video Web Streaming for Market Research

On the day of the fieldwork, one of our video technicians will set-up the recording and web-streaming equipment at the venue. They will then remain on site to monitor the web stream and operate the camera, if required. After the groups/IDIs have finished, they will hand over the HD video recordings on a USB pen drive for the moderator to take away.

Web Streaming Features

  • Secure Log-in
  • HD Video and Audio
  • Viewer Chat Facility
  • Viewable on Apple devices
  • Stream from Anywhere

High Quality Picture & Sound

Irwin Video have been filming focus groups and other qualitative research projects for over ten years. We use HD video cameras, which can be either static to show a wide shot of the group, or operated for close up filming. We also use the most appropriate microphones for good quality sound pick-up. Viewers with a good internet connection will be able to watch the web stream in high quality: For those with a slower connection, the web stream will automatically drop to a lower quality to avoid buffering.

Focus Group Web Streaming

Viewer portal showing live web stream with chat facility


Conference Filming: The Labour Leadership Hustings

Events and conference filming is a service provided by Irwin Video. This week, we have been conference filming at the GMB Annual Delegate Meeting in Dublin where the five declared candidates for the Labour Party leadership addressed the trade union, before taking questions from among the 500 delegates.

Working for event management and AV specialist T5 Event Media, we supplied a multi-camera and vision mixing set-up along with crew.  The output from our vision mixer fed large screen HD projectors within the conference hall and multiple TV screens around the CityWest venue. Our conference filming was also viewed by a wider audience via live webcasting. We also make MPEG-4 video recordings of the entire five day event which the union use for archive purposes.

Events and Conference Filming

Irwin Video film many different types of events throughout the year from single camera, one day seminars to large venue conferences.  Our conference filming service can include:

  • Single camera or multi-camera coverage
  • Live web-casting
  • Wireless HD video transmission
  • Data capture for webinars
  • Twitter integration
  • HD large screen video projection
  • On-site editing for conference highlights

Multi-Camera Conference Filming

Every April, Irwin Video head up to the Winter Gardens in Blackpool to film Usdaw’s biggest conference in its calendar. The UK’s fourth largest trade union hold their Annual Delegate Meeting, and we’re there to film the four day event in its entirety.

Working with T5 Event Media we set-up and operate a multi-camera system with HD vision mixing. Our equipment includes a wireless HD video transmitter and wireless talkback system, which enables us to utilise a mobile camera on the conference floor without the danger of running cables. The output from our vision mixer feeds two large-venue HD projectors as well as several plasma screens around the Winter Gardens.

We make HD recordings of the entire event and we also provide a video editor on-site who, equipped with a portable edit suite, cuts together a highlights film which is played to the conference audience on the last day. We also create compressed MPEG4 video files on-site which provide Usdaw with a comprehensive video archive of all debates and guest speakers.