Captioning your live video is an important step in making your content more accessible to your viewers. 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. More likely than not, some of these people are your viewers.
In this post, we'll address your options for adding captions to your broadcast. Then we'll talk about how we do it at BoxCast.
With Simulated Live, you can reach audiences who missed the original stream by re-broadcasting recorded or uploaded broadcasts to any destination at any time. Organizations can use re-broadcasting to grow their viewership, protect their content, broadcast announcements, and increase their engagement on various social platforms.
In this post, we'll explain what Simulated Live is, and discuss the impact it can have on your organization's video strategy. Then we'll show you how it works.
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 all 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 that we've developed over the years to help those with little-to-no-experience with video or broadcasting wrap their heads around it all. It provides an overview and highlights potential pitfalls.
Capturing live video with a high resolution and high frame rate does not guarantee your viewer will see that video in peak form.
To deliver high-quality live video to your viewers, you need to offer pipelines that can transfer your video data quickly and completely. Top-notch video requires a higher bitrate to look good.
While many factors affect the quality of your live video, resolution and frame rate are the most prominent. In this post, we'll talk about the latter.
In 2018, BoxCast celebrated its 5th Birthday 🥳 !
It's been a wild ride so far. The live streaming landscape going into 2019 barely resembles that of 2013. It's a fast-paced world, but that's what makes it so exciting.
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.
In concept, live streaming from your phone appears straightforward. You just whip out your iPhone and press record, right?
Not quite. Anyone who has live streamed from a mobile device before will tell you that there are a few more factors involved in creating a quality live stream.
This post breaks down those factors which include internet, stabilization, audio, the right platform.
Your live stream lives and dies by how your viewers experience it. If you don't create a great experience for your audience, they won't come back to watch it again.
Notable factors that are fundamental to creating a watchable live stream include video resolution, video frame rate, transcoding, audio quality, and proactive monitoring. These are the basics. If you successfully consistently deliver on these, you are delivering a good viewer experience.