How to Replace Your Archived Broadcast With a Locally Recorded Video

September 21, 2018

This post addresses how to replace a recorded live broadcast with a post-produced copy of the same event. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

The outside factors that influence a video produced live differ from those that influence a video recorded live, but produced in post. In a live stream, the video producer takes on extra risks.

The stream is limited by available network connection. Also, if something goes wrong, (a network blip, a bad shot, an off-script comment by the subject), it goes wrong both live and in the recoded version of the live stream. These risks are the big tradeoff for the power of live video.

If you're a video producer for an event, there's a good chance that in addition to your live broadcasts you're recording video for post-production as well. In the long run, you may want the post-produced video to be the video that all non-live viewers see. Here are a few situations where this might be valuable:

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How to Add Simple Live Stream Production Elements Without a Video Switcher

September 14, 2018

In this post we will cover how to add basic production elements like a second camera, a presentation, or graphic overlays without a video switcher. It's part of our series on how to start live streaming.

Some organizations live stream their events from a phone. Some use one camera setups. Others have entire AV production teams with multi-cam setups worth tens of thousands of dollars. There's an entire spectrum of production options.

This graphic obviously is an extreme oversimplification. There are endless levels and variations of live stream set ups.

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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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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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Difference in Conferencing (Meeting) Tools and Live 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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How to Collect Donations with Your Live Stream

August 09, 2018

This post covers how you can use your live stream to monetize your events with donations and fundraising. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

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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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How to Get Live DVR for Your Live Stream

July 27, 2018

This post covers how to allow viewers to DVR your live stream so that they can jump to different sections of the stream while it's live. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

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