Josh Clemence • September 14, 2017
Before you start producing incredible live broadcasts, I want to make sure you create an easy-to-follow, repeatable process you can execute before every stream.
In this post, I quickly take you through the five steps you should take before streaming live. If you prefer to learn via video, I've included the Tech Tips episode toward the bottom of the post where I break these five suggestions down for you in more depth.
The internet is the lifeblood of your stream. It's important to make sure you've got a strong enough connection to stream video. We testing your internet the day before and the day of the stream using speedtest.net or speedof.me.
Audio is half of what makes a live stream. As we say in our FAQs, audio problems during a stream are usually caused by:
Tape down any cabling that someone walking by might trip over and kick out. Also, try to keep cameras out of high-foot traffic areas.
Once you have all your equipment set up, I always recommend that you test the stream. If you're new to streaming, in a new environment, or using new equipment, it's important that you set up multiple tests just to be safe. I recommend you test the day of the event as well (15-30 minutes before you go live).
Whenever I'm streaming live, I always have backups for video, audio, and internet. It's better to be safe than sorry, right?!
Here is the full-length Tech Tips video that we made on this topic:
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