The BoxCast Blog

Learn along your live streaming journey with posts designed to help you become a better broadcaster.

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The Best 4K Cameras for Live Streaming

This post covers what we think are the best 4K camera options for live video streaming. There are plenty of 4K camera options out there, but we...

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Decimator MD-HX: A Customer Review

This post is a video review of the Decimator MD-HX, one of the most versatile tools in a live streaming production set up. It's part of our series on

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The Best Strategy for Buying Live Video Equipment

This post is a summary of the steps that you should consider working through as you purchase new video and audio equipment for your organization....

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Hardware vs. Software Video Encoders: Which is Better for Live Streaming?

This post addresses the benefits of using a hardware encoder vs. a software encoder in your live video streaming setup. It's part of our series on ...

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5 Things to Look For When Buying a Video Camera for Live Streaming

This post talks about the features that matter when purchasing a video camera for live streaming. It covers video resolution, outputs, zooming, image...

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What is Live Video Encoding, Decoding, and Transcoding?

This post covers encoding, decoding, and transcoding, the processes behind sending live streams efficiently across the internet to your viewers. It's...

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The Best Ways to Buy Used Video Equipment for Your Church

This post covers the best strategies for acquiring used AV equipment for your church or ministry. It's part of our series on church live streaming.


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The Best PTZ Cameras for Live Streaming

There's a whole world of video cameras you can use for live streaming. Unlike other video cameras, PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras attach to a wall,...

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Encoder Comparison: BoxCaster vs. Teradek VidiU vs. Digicast

This post is an in-depth comparison of three hardware video encoders: the BoxCaster, Teradek VidiU, and Digicast. It's the main post in our series on

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How to Add Live Stream Production Elements Without a Video Switcher

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....

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How BoxCast Encodes, Ingests, Transcodes, and Delivers Live Video Streaming at Scale

BoxCast is a complete, easy-to-use live video streaming solution for organizations. Our customers vary wildly in size from small churches to pro...

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What is a Video Switcher (Mixer)?

This post covers how to add multiple camera angles using a video switcher (mixer). It gives an introduction to this piece of equipment. It's part of...

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