The Solution to Becoming a Strong Multi-Site Church

November 08, 2017

This post addresses the importance of live streaming in building out a multi-site church. It's the main post in our series on multi-site churches.

In recent years, the multi-site church model has become increasingly popular. Most churches open a new campus when they approach 1,000 members, but about 50% of those churches say that they could have opened a satellite campus even sooner, at around 850 members.

If your ministry is thinking about opening an additional location, that means you’re reaching a growing number of engaged members and people are excited about joining your community. This can only happen when a church truly connects with its members to deliver a message they want and need, so congratulations!

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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?

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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

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.

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Top 5 Reasons Your Church Should Be Live Streaming

April 05, 2017

This post covers the main reasons your church should be considering live streaming it's services. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

Increased access to the internet has transformed the way people communicate. It is nearly impossible to be in a public place for more than a few minutes without seeing someone use a smartphone to check Facebook, read an article, or send a quick text.

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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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