What Upload Speed Do I Need to Stream?

August 11, 2017

When it comes to live streaming, one of the most common questions we hear is “what upload speed do I need to stream?” There are various factors at play that will affect the answer to this question. We explore them below.

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Why Are There Two Black Bars on the Sides of My Video? (Aspect Ratio)

July 18, 2017

Every so often, customers approach us asking why their live streams have black bars on either side of their videos.

This common problem has to do with what’s called aspect ratio, or the proportional relationship between the width and height of an image. 

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What’s the Best Frame Rate and Shutter Speed for Sports Video?

July 11, 2017

If you’re in the videography space, you know that producing sports video is unlike anything else. There’s more movement and intense action, meaning that there’s more to miss if you’re not shooting the games correctly.

This post dives into two important factors to keep in mind when filming sports games: frame rate and shutter speed.

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5 Ways to Attract New Members To Your Church

July 11, 2017

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?

This post outlines five ways that may help attract new members and grow your church.

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How Much Does Live Streaming Cost?

June 16, 2017

If your organization is thinking about live streaming its events, one of the first questions that will undoubtedly come up is “So, how much does it cost?”

Let's break it down. This post will outline three main factors to consider when determining your budget.  

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How We’ve Made Customer Support a Key Pillar of Our Business

June 02, 2017

When you're involved in streaming video production, there are a lot of nerves at play right before a broadcast goes live. For some reason, the stakes of any event always feel higher when it’s being shared with an unlimited online audience.

That's often because you not only have to make sure that the in-person event goes well, but also that your viewers enjoy a great experience online.

That can feel like a lot of responsibility to bear. And at BoxCast, we don’t think you should have to do it alone. Since our onset, we’ve approached customer support as one of the key pillars of our company. After all, without happy customers, we wouldn’t be in business!

This post outlines the various ways we strive to set our customers up for success throughout their entire streaming process.

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Can I Make Money from My Live Streams?

May 04, 2017

Organizations around the world, including schools, churches, city councils, and sports leagues, have discovered that no matter how hard they try, not everyone in their networks can attend every event.

That’s when live streaming comes in. Live video streaming has proven itself as a formidable way to engage an audience when people can’t attend an event in-person. But streaming doesn’t only benefit online viewers; it can actually be a wonderful way for organizations to generate additional revenue.

How can you make money from your live streams? With BoxCast, it’s easy.

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How to Stream to YouTube Live With BoxCast

April 17, 2017

Video is an immensely powerful communication tool.

In fact, that’s why we do what we do at BoxCast. We want to put the power of live video in everyone’s hands so that every event that is watched live can be streamed live.

And the most popular way for people to consume video content is on YouTube. In fact, YouTube is the world’s second biggest search engine, right after Google. It generates billions of views every single day.

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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 all the work required to make sure that your in-person event goes off without a hitch. Then, you must ensure that everyone tuning in online also has a good experience.

A lot of one-to-many streaming solutions have an inherent latency that exists between when something happens in real life and when it is 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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