Blog Posts

Balanced vs. Unbalanced Audio: What's The Difference?

March 10, 2022

Anyone who’s dipped their toes into the waters of live audio production knows that various little things have a huge impact on sound quality. For example, did you know every cable you use in your production setup has the potential to add unwanted noise to your audio feed? It’s important to understand audio cables (and how they’re made) to properly assess which one is right for the job.

Having audio issues? You might want to check out How To Fix Audio Issues On Your Live Stream first.

In this post, we’ll discuss the types of signals different cables carry. As you’ll soon learn, they can either be balanced or unbalanced. Watch this quick video that explains what that means:

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How to Embed a Live Stream on Your Website

March 03, 2022

Sharing a video online is easier than ever. People send and share video links to their contacts, social media followers, and coworkers every day. Capturing this amount of traffic is essential for broadcasters who want viewers to watch and share their videos. One of the best ways to do this is by embedding your videos on your own website, and this guide shows you how.

How to Embed a Live Stream on Your Website (step-by-step instructions):

There are four primary steps to embedding a live video stream on your website:

  1. Choose a live streaming platform
  2. Generate an embed code
  3. Paste the code into your website, preview, and then publish it
  4. Begin filming your live video and it'll display on your site in real time

Keep reading to see how this process works and learn about the best live stream player to use on your site.

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HEVC (H.265) vs. AVC (H.264): What’s the Difference?

February 17, 2022

We’ve all been there: Watching an online video, movie, or sporting event when suddenly, the screen freezes up, or the quality isn't what it previously was. No matter what you’re watching, this abrupt loss of quality is incredibly frustrating.

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How to Live Stream Video to Twitter without Periscope

February 16, 2022

Periscope, a pioneer in the world of online streaming, used to be the tool of choice for live video on Twitter. However, in March 2021 Twitter officially sunset Periscope, leaving users concerned they could no longer live stream to the social media platform.

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HDMI vs. SDI Video Connections: What's the Difference?

January 26, 2022

When you’re streaming events live, there are a few ways to output video and audio from a video source to a streaming device. Two of the most common are HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and SDI (Serial Digital Interface). Read on for our breakdown of the differences between HDMI and SDI.

First, check out this Tech Tips video for an in-depth comparison between HDMI and SDI:

Table of Contents

HDMI vs. SDI Video Connections: What's the Difference?

What Is HDMI?

What Is SDI?

Frequently Asked Questions

Final Thoughts + Additional Resources

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The Best Live Video Streaming Equipment for Every Level

January 26, 2022

So, you’ve decided to enhance your live streaming equipment setup — or at least started to do your research. As you’ve probably already discovered, choosing equipment can be challenging and time consuming.

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BoxCast Flow: The Key to High-Quality, Reliable, and Secure Live Streams

January 13, 2022

Moments matter — whether it’s the big day, the big game, or the big announcement, significant moments are worth capturing and sharing. Live streaming helps you do precisely that, by making people who can’t be part of the moment in person still feel like they’re part of the experience. 

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How to Extend Your Reach with Hybrid Worship

November 22, 2021

The importance of attending worship online and in-person

As in-person attendance gains popularity, houses of worship are faced with the question “Why should I continue to live stream?” The better question is, why not?

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Stay Connected to Your School Community

October 25, 2021

In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to stay connected to your school community. Live streaming is an excellent way for schools to connect with parents, students, and supporters wherever they are — especially when they can’t attend events. Whether your school is holding classes in person or remotely, there are plenty of events worth streaming, and we’re here to make it easy for you to do so.

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Enhance Your Broadcasts with BoxCast Features

October 25, 2021

Here at BoxCast, we're constantly working to release features that help you level up your broadcasts. If you're looking to boost viewer engagement, improve your production quality, and analyze your results, these features are some of our favorites.

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