A system and method for collaborative multimedia production by users at different geographic locations.
A full multimedia production such as a seminar, conference, lecture, etc. can be captured in real time using multiple cameras (11, 13).
Additional system tools render the edited multimedia data into a multimedia production that is distributed using a real time streaming tool.
The multimedia production is produced according to an electronic show rundown, including webcasting, and can be produced/broadcast over conventional channels simultaneously with a live, delayed, or on-demand web cast.
The media presentation can provide a multimedia experience for the user of the client device.
A carrying sack (40) contains media generating means.
Next at least media file representing an identical media production but having differing media play-back qualities is selected based on the optimization factor.
A user can establish a template to generate the media production automatically based on personal preferences.
A media production system includes a textual alignment module (fig. 1) aligning multiple speech recordings (fig. 1 items 12a, 12b, and 12c) to textual lines of a script (fig. 1 items 20a, 20b, 20c) based on speech recognition results.