3 Easy Ways to Grow Your Church

February 16, 2018

Here are three ways you can continue to grow your ministry and reach new audiences for your church. It's the centerpiece of our series on church growth.

If you have fewer than 100 members attend your church on a given weekend, you’re in the majority. In fact, 60% of Protestant churches fall into this category.¹

Though becoming a mega-church (church bodies that typically attract more than 1,000 adults each weekend) is in no way the goal for most pastors, you probably want your ministry to touch as many people as it can. 

Read More

5 Easy Ways to Improve the Audio of your Church's Live Streams

January 15, 2018

This post covers the best cameras, switchers, tripods, and encoders for streaming your church or ministry. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

Live video streaming is taking off. Churches around the country are realizing that when they stream, they can connect with their communities in new ways and engage members when they can’t make it in person.

Still, even the most devout believer is going to have a hard time watching with a live stream if the sound quality is poor.

Read More

The 4 Reasons Basketball is the Best Sport to Stream

October 25, 2017

This post talks about the audio equipment needed to add announcers to your broadcast. It's part of our series on sports live streaming.

There’s little sports fans love more than passionately fighting about issues that have no real winner: the best sports team, the best sports city, the best sport. (All answers are obviously secondary to the Cavaliers, Cleveland, basketball).

Though those topics may be heavily contested, there's one thing we're certain of: when it comes to streaming, basketball is easiest. 

Read More

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

July 18, 2017

This post talks about aspect ratio of your video and explains why there are black bars on the sides of some videos. It's part of our series on HD live streaming.

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. 

Read More

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

July 11, 2017

This post explains why frame rate and shutter speed are so important when it comes to capturing sports video and makes suggestions for the optimum settings. It's part of our series on sports live streaming.

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.

Read More

5 Ways to Attract New Members To Your Church

July 11, 2017

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?

Read More

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.  

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

How to Stream to YouTube Live

April 17, 2017

This post looks at how to stream to YouTube Live. It covers the steps for streaming directly to the platform and how to stream to other locations like Periscope and Facebook Live. It’s part of our series on BoxCast Integrations. 

When you think about video on the internet, YouTube is the biggest name in the industry. With over 1 billion unique viewers each month, the platform is a powerful and effective space for sharing your digital video content.

As live video streaming rose in popularity over the past few years, YouTube slowly rolled out their own live streaming solution. Initially available to its creators with high subscriber rates, YouTube Live is now available to the masses.

As a powerful center of online video, many organizations find YouTube Live to be a great destination for their live streams.

Read More