AVenue is a Global Audio-Visual (AV) over IP system which provides for the global capture, distribution, synchronous recording, archival, and playback of Situational Awareness (SA). The system synchronously captures high resolution AV sources. The AV sources are encoded and streamed via secure IP based networks to distributed Digital Media Servers (DMS). The DMSs synchronously record the incoming streams as well as relays the streams in real time to remote hardware and software AV decoders. The remote AV decoders are generally interfaced with AV systems to provide remote viewing and participants with valuable real time SA. The synchronous AV recordings can be played back from the DMS to aid with analysis, engineering, and after-action review requirements and to support training requirements. The synchronous AV recordings can also be exported to stand alone AV files from the DMS for processing and data product production.