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    To Pay or Not to Pay?

    July 13, 2021

    That’s one of many questions you’ll probably have when you’re ready to start live streaming. If you’re new to this, you might not know which service is right for your organization. There are a ton of streaming platforms and providers to choose from, and the plethora of options can be overwhelming. 

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    How to Add a Picture-in-Picture Effect to Your Live Stream

    June 17, 2021

    If you’d like to feature a speaker during a presentation, highlight key parts of your broadcast, or just try something fun, you might consider adding a picture-in-picture (PIP) effect to your live stream. Basically speaking, a PIP effect shows two videos at the same time — with the smaller video on top of the larger one. 

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    3 Things You Need to Start Live Streaming

    May 04, 2021

    If you’re reading this post, you probably understand the importance of live streaming, but you may not know exactly what you need to get up and running. Totally understandable! 

    If you’re a first-time broadcaster, live streaming can seem incredibly technical, complicated, or even overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, you really only need three things to get started:

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    How to Start Live Streaming: Equipment, Platforms + More

    March 04, 2021

    Back in 2013 — when we started working with broadcasters — live streaming was limited and complicated. Creating great live video was a complex process and, for many organizations, the low-quality, low-impact results often didn't justify the hassle.

    Now, live streaming is more approachable and more relevant for all. While broadcasting content is easier than ever before, understanding the many factors involved in the setup can still be overwhelming. The various hardware, software, and platform options can create a barrier to getting started.

    Every day, members of our team consult on the live streaming setups of beginners and experts alike. This post condenses the internal knowledge we've developed over the years to help you if you have little-to-no-experience with video or broadcasting. It provides an overview and highlights potential pitfalls.


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    A Beginner's Guide to Lighting for Live Streams

    December 23, 2020

    Let’s talk lighting. Whether you’re podcasting from the comfort of your home or producing a large-scale event that takes place onstage, lighting plays a big role in how your live stream looks. Here are four key things you should consider:

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    How To Live Stream At Home

    December 04, 2020

    If (like many other organizations these days) your events have gone mostly or completely virtual, you may have found yourself in a new situation that requires you to host your live presentations from home.

    Read on for some simple tips and tricks you can use to make your remote live streams look and sound sharp. 

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    Stream Strong, with a Service That Scales

    August 14, 2020

    Nowadays, live streaming is becoming a necessity for organizations that want to reach sizable remote audiences. If yours is a large organization with numerous employees working in various locations, you may already know how important streaming is for staying connected to staff — especially for all-company, monthly, quarterly, and annual meetings. Or perhaps your organization just needs to broadcast special events to a lot of viewers watching at home. 

    Additionally, if your organization has a great deal of events happening at the same time, you may need to stream them simultaneously. When folks can’t gather in large numbers, concurrent broadcasting like this is key for keeping remote viewers engaged. Overall, however you use live streaming, if you have scads of people tuning in from different areas, you need to ensure that your service is incredibly reliable to maintain the professionalism your brand requires.

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    Stay Connected to Your School Community

    August 12, 2020

    In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to stay connected to your school community. Live streaming is an excellent way for schools to connect with parents, students, and supporters wherever they are — especially when they can’t attend events. Whether your school is holding classes in person or remotely, there are plenty of events worth streaming, and we’re here to make it easy for you to do so.

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    The Best Action Cam for Live Streaming: Sony FDR-X3000

    July 20, 2020


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    How to Add a Pre-Roll Video to Your Live Stream

    June 03, 2020

    In this post, we'll show you three different ways to add a pre-roll video to your live stream: one using hardware, one using software, and one that's cloud based. 

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