|Length||38 minutes, 42 seconds|
|Air Date||January 28th, 2011|
|List of Spacevidcast season 4 episodes|
 Stories covered in this episode
- The most complex EDL ever YouTube.com
- YAY Solar Sail! NASA.gov
- China tests unmanned spacecraft Ruvr.ru
- SpaceUp HOU and SD SpaceUp.org
- Earth may get a second sun Current.com
- STS-135 has been approved! Sorta. Not really. Kinda. FLAToday.net
- HTV-2 Launch was pretty neat NASASpaceFlight.com
- Awesome sky views of rocket launches RussiaTrek.org
 Producer notes
This episode featured new lower third graphics and was be the first time the show was designed to not have real-time IRC burned on-screen. Additionally, while the new open was slated to be complete before this episode, it was not ready in time and as such the show aired without an open. This was the second time Spacevidcast Live has aired without an open, the only other time being on 1.01. Finally, while there is no real-time IRC chat on the screen, a new CamTwist plugin is being developed that will allow for Twitter, Facebook, IRC and E-mail community involvement to all be shown on-screen. Rather than unfiltered this new system will only show relevant information as it is being talked about which will be edited in real-time by the community itself.
This was the first time the show was broadcast and recorded in HD on the same computer. The recording software was Wirecast and the show was broadcast in h.264 as usual but also recorded to disk in Apple ProRes. While this technique did yield great results is also created a problem in the recording. Audio had to be rendered and while the Final Cut Pro timeline looked correct audio and video sync would drift further and further apart as the show went on. This is likely due to dropped frames during the record. It is unknown if this technique for show recording will be used in future episodes, but if it does work it could possibly allow the on-demand version of the show to be available Friday afternoon rather than Sunday afternoon as has traditionally been the case.
We were joined in studio by Danny Sussman or @TheSuss on Twitter who is a Master of the Web for the University of Minnesota Extension program. That may also be Web Master, but it is certainly not Webmaster. Danny was a part of the STS-133 tweetup party and you can see him make an appearance in the Post Show, available to epic subscribers.