With the government now restricting indoor
gatherings to less than 100 people, we need to encourage many members
to watch Club Meetings via the Internet rather than attending in
person. In particular, for the next few months, do NOT attend a club
meeting if feeling unwell or if you have possibly been exposed to the
virus. We may even have to conduct “closed” meetings, where only a
minimum number of members are present to run the meeting, and everyone
else watches it online.
is the "Live Stream" ?
have a video camera permanently mounted in the auditorium ceiling.
can zoom in on the presenter speaking at the podium, or zoom back to
show most of the audience.
are able to show either the camera view, or the image displayed on the
large screen from the laptop PC, and jump between the two at will.
We also have an audio feed from the public address system.
is all broadcast to a private group on the FaceBook website. The video
stream is started before 8pm, so you have a chance to test it before
the meeting starts, and runs continuously to the end of the meeting.
Sorry, we can’t send a raffle prize over the link!
Once connected to the stream, you can watch the meeting as it happens
(almost live, it’s about 30-60 seconds behind real time.)
You can pause the video, and even jump back to watch a bit again. This
is similar to a home PVR (Personal Video Recorder).
Even after the meeting has finished, the entire video will remain
online for several weeks for later viewing.
This is similar to watching videos on “YouTube”.
do I access it?
access the “Live Stream”, you will require a broadband Internet
connection at home, or on a hand held “smart” device, and an account on
FaceBook. Access is via a “private group” on Facebook, which makes it
easy for us to restrict access to current club members, but also
provides the “watch now or later” functionality.
Here is how to join the group. Please do this well
before the meeting, NOT a few minutes before it starts!
Log in to FaceBook, then browse to https://facebook.com/groups/mgccvic
|Click on the
blue “Join group” button (outlined in red here).
your surname and membership number into the text box, then click Submit.
This facility does require you to have a FaceBook account. All you need is an
email address to create one.
You will be prompted to create one when you browse to the FaceBook