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    HDMI vs. SDI Video Connections: What's the Difference?

    January 26, 2022

    When you’re streaming events live, there are a few ways to output video and audio from a video source to a streaming device. Two of the most common are HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and SDI (Serial Digital Interface). Read on for our breakdown of the differences between HDMI and SDI.

    First, check out this Tech Tips video for an in-depth comparison between HDMI and SDI:

    Table of Contents

    HDMI vs. SDI Video Connections: What's the Difference?

    What Is HDMI?

    What Is SDI?

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Final Thoughts + Additional Resources

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    The Best Live Video Streaming Equipment for Every Level

    January 26, 2022

    So, you’ve decided to enhance your live streaming equipment setup — or at least started to do your research. As you’ve probably already discovered, choosing equipment can be challenging and time consuming.

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    BoxCast Flow: The Key to High-Quality, Reliable, and Secure Live Streams

    January 13, 2022

    Moments matter — whether it’s the big day, the big game, or the big announcement, significant moments are worth capturing and sharing. Live streaming helps you do precisely that, by making people who can’t be part of the moment in person still feel like they’re part of the experience. 

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    How to Extend Your Reach with Hybrid Worship

    November 22, 2021

    The importance of attending worship online and in-person

    As in-person attendance gains popularity, houses of worship are faced with the question “Why should I continue to live stream?” The better question is, why not?

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    Stay Connected to Your School Community

    October 25, 2021

    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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    Does Live Video Streaming Hurt Church Attendance?

    October 25, 2021

    This post talks about whether or not streaming your services hurts your church attendance. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

    When a church is deciding whether to stream its services, one of the most common concerns is if going online will affect in-person attendance on Sunday mornings.

    This post addresses that concern head-on, showing how live video streaming is actually an important step to grow and strengthen your church community.

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    How to Live Stream All-Company or Town Hall Meetings

    October 25, 2021

    This post talks about how to stream company town halls and all-employee meetings. It addresses the important factors to consider, including video quality and security. It's part of our series on Live Streaming Events.

    Your all-company meetings are an important opportunity for alignment across teams. They are a chance to instill your culture and build momentum behind your strategy and vision.

    If you have several offices or remote workers, it can be challenging to replicate the in-office energy of the event. A spotty Skype or GoToMeeting call is not the answer.

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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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