I can't think of many things better than grabbing a cold drink and some peanuts before settling down to watch a baseball game for a few hours on beautiful summer day. The sun in my face and the roar of the crowd — I love it.
But what happens if, as a fan, I can’t make it to my favorite team’s games? Many schools have solved this exact problem by streaming their games live. If you’re looking to stream your baseball or softball games, this post outlines everything you’ll need:
Though the VIXIA HF G30 is an easy and fun-to-use camera at the consumer level, it's loaded with professional features that give it great picture quality.
Every baseball field will be filmed from a different distance. The VIXIA's 20x optical zoom (3.67 - 73.4 mm focal length) allows you to shoot from a range of distances, whether it’s a wide angle of the field or a tight shot of a player.
Touch screen LCD
The camera's flip-out LCD makes its menu and settings easy to navigate.
For outdoor locations where wired internet connectivity isn't possible, the Verizon Jetpack is a great way to stream your events wirelessly. Keep in mind that it is subject to the wireless service quality of its provider.
This portable tripod extends to just under 20 feet for a bird’s eye view of the action. It weighs just 34 pounds and collapses to 62 inches so it can fit in the average car. For schools without a press box, this tripod safely gives you the vantage point you need at the right price.
This kit provides you with an easy way to take your live stream production to a new level by allowing you to integrate play-by-play announcers with your streams.
NOTE: Be sure to measure the distances between your camera location, internet connection, power stations, and broadcast announcers (if necessary) before you decide which equipment to purchase. It's important to have the appropriate cable length to stream (and knowing how to run it without it being seen or tripped over doesn’t hurt either).
I'd be happy to help you make your games look great this season. For advice or questions on the best setup for your baseball or softball stream, reach out to me at email@example.com.