A great illustration of the distance digital technology has come in the past decade is to consider the kind of setup you now need to do a multi-camera live broadcast via the web. This was my first ever live webcast and it was fairly intense but very rewarding and exciting at the same time. Two JVC HM-100s were used with Data Video DAC-9 convertors HDMI to SDI. The two cameras were fed into the Thomson Grass Valley Indigo vision mixer – I used two Sony CRTs for Programme and Preview monitors and a DSR-45p DVCAM deck to record a tape version of the programme. The DVCAM deck also provided AV to DV conversion to input the feed to the freeware from Adobe – Adobe Live Encoder.