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Why Should Your Church Consider Video Storytelling?

March 24, 2017

Since the beginning of time, humans have been captivated by storytelling. In fact, research from Emory University shows that the way our brains process stories is different from the way they process anything else.

It’s why sometimes we remember vivid details from a story even days after we’ve heard it. Stories stay with us in a way that other information simply cannot.

In that vein, is it time for your church to begin telling more stories? Using video to do so offers the chance to reach audiences in new ways and present richer, more engaging content. This post explains why video is so important and lists several ways to incorporate video storytelling at your church.

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The Best Live Video Streaming Equipment for Your Local Government

March 22, 2017

This post covers the cameras, tripods, and production equipment that we have seen work well for local government video. It's part of our series on local government live streaming.

So you’ve decided that your city hall could use some new cameras.

Regardless of whether you’re renovating your auditorium or want to start live streaming your meetings, you’ve probably noticed that there are a ton of options when it comes to equipment.

Which equipment is best for you?

After working with municipalities of all sizes to figure out the best video setup for them, we decided to put together a comprehensive list of our favorite gear.

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Why You'll Love BoxCast’s Low-Latency Preview

March 15, 2017

There’s a lot on the line when it comes to live video streaming. First you have to do the work required to make sure your in-person event goes off without a hitch. Then you've got to ensure that everyone tuning in online has a good experience, too.

A lot of one-to-many streaming solutions have an inherent latency that exists between when something happens in real life and when it's shown in the broadcast.

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How Does BoxCast Compare to Facebook Live and YouTube Live?

March 02, 2017

With the growing popularity of Facebook Live and YouTube Live, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about the difference between those services and BoxCast’s live video streaming solution.

We’re big fans of those platforms; like BoxCast, they allow people to broadcast important content to a larger audience. In fact, we’ve even built integrations that allow you to simultaneously stream BoxCast broadcasts to Facebook Live and YouTube Live. 

There’s also no denying the mass distribution opportunities that Facebook and YouTube offer organizations. With a combined user base of over 2 billion people, Facebook and YouTube allow you to share your events with a global audience.

Still, streaming exclusively on Facebook Live or YouTube Live has its downsides and limitations. This post explains why BoxCast remains the perfect streaming solution for organizations. 


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How to Better Connect With Your Live Stream Audience

March 02, 2017

This post explores best practices for connecting with your live stream audience. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

As wonderful a tool as live streaming is, watching a worship service online is not the same as attending one.

So much of the worship experience is enhanced by connecting with fellow members and the greater church family.

Those aspects are harder to achieve from a distance.

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