How to Make Highlight Clips from Your Live Stream

December 14, 2018

This post covers how to make the most of the significant moments in your live stream with highlight clipping. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

When you live stream, some moments stand out more than others. As a broadcaster, you may want to highlight particular moments in your stream. Those moments could be anything from a soccer goal to a particularly interesting quote from a speaker.

One way to note those moments is by tagging them in the video index of your live stream. If you want to capture those moments in a more shareable format, you need the ability to clip highlights.

On most live streaming platforms, capturing highlights requires downloading the recorded video, editing it elsewhere, and re-uploading clip it as a separate highlight file. At BoxCast, we make capturing highlights easy.

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The Little Things that Make a Great Live Stream Viewer Experience

December 03, 2018

This post addresses features like Captions, Graphic Overlays, Video Indexing, and Document Uploads that take your live stream viewer experience from good to great. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

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How to Add Captions to Your Recorded Live Stream

November 09, 2018

This post explores the wider range of options for adding captions to your live stream. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

Captioning your video content is an important step in making your video content more accessible to everyone. It also may be important to meet compliance standards for your organization.

More than 30 million Americans live with a form of hearing loss. Millions of others are illiterate, learning to read, or use English as a second language. It's more likely than not, that some of these people are your viewers.

In this post, we'll address your options for adding captions to your live stream. Then we'll talk about how we do it at BoxCast.

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How to Add Graphic Overlays to Your Live Stream

November 03, 2018

This post looks at how to use easy graphic overlays to add logos, watermarks, lower thirds, and full screen graphics to your broadcast. It’s part of our series on BoxCast Features.

At BoxCast, we believe high quality live streaming should be easy. With that thought in mind, we are constantly working to help our broadcasters increase the production quality of their stream without increasing the complication.

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How to Replace Your Archived Broadcast With a Locally Recorded Video

September 21, 2018

This post addresses how to replace a recorded live broadcast with a post-produced copy of the same event. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

The outside factors that influence a video produced live differ from those that influence a video recorded live, but produced in post. In a live stream, the video producer takes on extra risks.

The stream is limited by available network connection. Also, if something goes wrong, (a network blip, a bad shot, an off-script comment by the subject), it goes wrong both live and in the recoded version of the live stream. These risks are the big tradeoff for the power of live video.

If you're a video producer for an event, there's a good chance that in addition to your live broadcasts you're recording video for post-production as well. In the long run, you may want the post-produced video to be the video that all non-live viewers see. Here are a few situations where this might be valuable:

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How to Turn a Live Stream into a Podcast

September 07, 2018

If your organization is looking to start podcasting, repurpose the content you're already live streaming is an easy way to start. This post outlines how it works. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

Between 2006 and 2018, the number of Americans who listen to podcasts has risen from 11% to 44%. This platform has grown dramatically as more and more people have recognized the value of recurring audio content. 

Whether you commute to work via car or public transit, podcasts are an ideal way to engage with topics you enjoy before and after work.

Many organizations have taken advantage of the rise of podcasting, by launching their own podcasts. Churches turn live streamed sermons into audio form for weekday motivation and lessons for their members.  Organizations that host speakers and hold interviews convert those files to audio as well so that their audience can enjoy the content in transit.

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How to Bulk Schedule Live Streams in Advance

August 31, 2018

This post outlines how to schedule both recurring and irregular live streams in advance on various platforms. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

Many organizations who live stream do so with some kind of regular cadence. Faith-based organizations often stream weekly at the same time. Sports organizations have a season full of events on various days.

As a broadcaster for an organization that streams multiple events, it's important that your workflow is as easy as possible. Thirty minutes of setup and scheduling each time you go live can turn into dozens of hours of your time very quickly.

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How To Monitor and Troubleshoot Your Live Stream

August 28, 2018

This post addresses potential obstacles you might encounter as a broadcaster and a route to avoiding them with active monitoring, stream diagnostics, and a support team behind it all. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

As a broadcaster, ensuring your viewers have a positive experience is absolutely critical. A low quality or disrupted stream can be a poor mark on your organization and brand.

High quality live streaming can be easy. However, there are still external obstacles that can prevent a perfect broadcast. The number one offender is your network connection.

In order to troubleshoot issues as quickly as possible, we always recommend choosing a live streaming provider that offers direct customer support.

A customer support team paired with a platform that monitors and diagnoses your stream is the best way to ensure a great broadcast every time.

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How to Collect Donations with Your Live Stream

August 09, 2018

This post covers how you can use your live stream to monetize your events with donations and fundraising. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

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How to Get Live DVR for Your Live Stream

July 27, 2018

This post covers how to allow viewers to DVR your live stream so that they can jump to different sections of the stream while it's live. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

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