So, you’ve decided to enhance your live streaming setup. Or you’ve at least started to do your research. As you’ve probably already discovered, choosing equipment can be challenging and time consuming.
We recently incorporated the Roland V-1HD Video Switcher into our production studio and love what it’s allowed us to do with our broadcasts. We’re convinced that this easy-to-use switcher is the perfect solution for any broadcaster, especially those who are new to the video production game, work on a small team, or even run a one-person show.
If you’re just getting started with 4K streaming, there are a few things to keep in mind when seeking a 4K camera. One is that in order for a camera to live stream in 4K, it has to be able to output a 4K signal (typically over SDI or HDMI). The recommended cameras below can output a 4K signal over HDMI, SDI, or both.
As every broadcaster knows, the most important piece of equipment in your production arsenal is your camera. (The second most important piece is your encoder). Viewers won’t watch something that’s poorly captured, so as you develop your live streaming strategy, be sure to dedicate proper resources to finding the right camera.
We've done the legwork to make your search easier. Below you’ll find a list of our favorite cameras for live streaming at the consumer, prosumer, and professional levels.
Today, I'm excited to show you the new Decimator MD-HX one of the best tools to keep handy for any event that you stream. I like to take one of these everywhere that I go because it's like a Swiss Army knife for handling video signals.
If you’re new to live video streaming, you might feel intimidated by the prospect of determining what equipment you need, especially with all the options you have for cameras, cables, switchers, etc. Finding what’s right for you can seem overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be.
The five guidelines we’ve listed below will help you break down your decision process and properly evaluate what’s best for you.
When it's time to level up your live stream from one to two or more cameras, your production setup adds an additional piece of equipment: a video switcher.
A video switcher allows you to bring in multiple feeds (camera, audio, presentation slides, etc.) and choose which one to send live at any given moment.
The task of finding your next camera can feel overwhelming.
Whether you’re searching for the very best gear or a camcorder to get started, there's always a never-ending list of features to evaluate.
To guide you through your search, we’ve pulled together a list of must-have and nice-to-have features to consider when choosing the a camera for your live stream.
There's a whole world of video cameras you might want to use for live streaming.
PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras are cameras you can attach to a wall, ceiling, or other fixed location and operate via remote. These differ from other video cameras that sit on tripods and require a cameraperson to operate.
In the world of live streaming, PTZ cameras are great for capturing a wide shot of a room or a tough angle while allowing for zoom.
They can be used for anything from an easy one-camera, hands-off setup to a highly produced multi-cam setup where the production crew controls the cameras from a studio. They are particularly helpful when you don't have a large team to operate a stream.