How to Bulk Schedule Live Streams in Advance

August 31, 2018

This post outlines how to schedule both recurring and irregular live streams in advance on various platforms. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

Many organizations who live stream do so with some kind of regular cadence. Faith-based organizations often stream weekly at the same time. Sports organizations have a season full of events on various days.

As a broadcaster for an organization that streams multiple events, it's important that your workflow is as easy as possible. Thirty minutes of setup and scheduling each time you go live can turn into dozens of hours of your time very quickly.

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5 Ways to Attract New Members To Your Church

August 29, 2018

This post addresses five easy ways to start attracting new members to your church. It's part of our series on church growth.

You pour your heart into your ministry every day. In an era in which people are often overcommitted and pulled in too many directions, how can you ensure that it reaches the most amount of people?

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How To Monitor and Troubleshoot Your Live Stream

August 28, 2018

This post addresses potential obstacles you might encounter as a broadcaster and a route to avoiding them with active monitoring, stream diagnostics, and a support team behind it all. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

As a broadcaster, ensuring your viewers have a positive experience is absolutely critical. A low quality or disrupted stream can be a poor mark on your organization and brand.

High quality live streaming can be easy. However, there are still external obstacles that can prevent a perfect broadcast. The number one offender is your network connection.

In order to troubleshoot issues as quickly as possible, we always recommend choosing a live streaming provider that offers direct customer support.

A customer support team paired with a platform that monitors and diagnoses your stream is the best way to ensure a great broadcast every time.

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Live Streaming Spotlight: Wycliffe Bible Translators

August 24, 2018

 

Customer: Wycliffe Bible Translators

What they Stream: Internal meetings, weekly chapel sessions, organizational events

The Setup: Three cameras and audio console to a Blackmagic ATEM Switcher to the BoxCaster Pro

Destinations: Internal

 

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Eli Garrett, Media Systems Engineer at Wycliffe Bible Translators, a global nonprofit based in Orlando, Florida.

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Conferencing and Meeting Video vs Live Video Streaming

August 22, 2018

This post covers the differences between live video streaming tools like BoxCast and live video meeting (or conferencing) tools like Webex, join.me, Google Hangout, Skype, GoToMeeting, and Zoom. It's part of our series on How to Start Live Streaming.

Everyone knows the value of using the right tool for the right job. You wouldn't use a push mower to cut the grass on a 5 acre farm.

In the fast-paced world of live video, it can be tough to recognize the differences in separate types of tools for organizations.

Besides differences in individual platforms, there are actually two completely separate categories of live video tools:

  1. Live Video Meeting Tools
  2. Live Video Streaming Tools

If you're beginning your search for a live video platform for your organization, this post will help you understand which type of tool you need.

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How to Live Stream All-Company or Town Hall Meetings

August 16, 2018

This post talks about how to stream company town halls and all-employee meetings. It addresses the important factors to consider, including video quality and security. It's part of our series on Live Streaming Events.

Your all-company meetings are an important opportunity for alignment across teams. They are a chance to instill your culture and build momentum behind your strategy and vision.

If you have several offices or remote workers, it can be challenging to replicate the in-office energy of the event. A spotty Skype or GoToMeeting call is not the answer.

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What Can Your Church Do to Attract Young Adults?

August 13, 2018

This post covers some of the best ways to reach out to young adults adults and engage them in your ministry and community. It's part of our series on church growth.

If you ever feel like your church struggles to attract and keep young adults as they transition into adulthood, you’re not alone. Churches around the world struggle with this same thing.

Many young people are less likely than older generations to be religiously affiliated or believers. Some can be resistant to outreach and others are even downright hostile to organized religion. Yet, their participation in the ministry is essential to the future of churches.

So what can you do?

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Live Streaming Spotlight: Kent State University

August 01, 2018

 

Customer: Kent State University

What they Stream: Division 1 sports, school events

The Setup: Multiple setups and workflows depending on event to the BoxCaster Pro

Destinations: Website

 

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Jason Forbes, Senior Media Specialist at Kent State University, a Division 1 school in Kent, Ohio about how they use the BoxCaster Pro to stream athletics and school events.

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