What’s the Best Frame Rate and Shutter Speed for Sports Video?

July 11, 2017

If you’re in the videography space, you know that producing sports video is unlike anything else. There’s more movement and intense action, meaning that there’s more to miss if you’re not shooting the games correctly.

This post dives into two important factors to keep in mind when filming sports games: frame rate and shutter speed.

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Hardware Video Encoder Comparison: BoxCaster vs Teradek VidiU vs Digicast DMB-8800A

February 13, 2017

Live video streaming is often best accomplished by way of a hardware encoder (see our post about why that is). The encoder is a physical device that connects to a video source and converts the audio and video signals into something that can be streamed to a media server. While many hardware encoders share similar features, chipsets, and form-factors, they're not all made the same and can produce different results given otherwise similar conditions.

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How to Earn $100 from BoxCast

January 30, 2017

We know it’s true - there’s immense power in word-of-mouth recommendations.

Our team at BoxCast works hard to provide our customers with an amazing streaming experience. It’s our hope that if you know of an organization that needs to stream and can benefit from our complete streaming platform, you’ll consider sending them our way.

To reward you for your thoughtfulness, we’re happy to announce the launch of the BoxCast Referral Program. Here’s how it works:

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BoxCast 2016: A Year In Review

December 30, 2016

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[Video:] What Does 4K Actually Mean?

December 14, 2016

Whether you work in the world of video production or are merely a purchaser of electronics, you’ve likely heard about 4K video. 4K isn’t just a buzzword; it’s an incredible, new quality of video that’s soon to be the standard quality for any TV, computer screen, or camera. 

Understanding what 4K technology actually means will help you make educated purchasing decisions on 4K labeled products, regardless of whether they’re at the consumer, prosumer, or professional level.

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Video White Balance 101: What You Need to Know

November 01, 2016

Live video has emerged as a powerhouse communications tool. If done right, it provides remote viewers with the ability to feel involved in your event.

A huge component of any live experience, however, is the vibrancy and color of the environment. Though many people do not know it, colors captured on camera are often skewed from reality. A process called “white balance” addresses this head-on. This post explains everything you need to know about white balance and how it affects the quality of your videos.

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[INFOGRAPHIC:] How Live Video Streaming with BoxCast Actually Works

October 11, 2016

Live video streaming has historically been complex and confusing.

Every day, we work hard to defy that precedence, building a high-performance platform that's simple to use. To stream with BoxCast, all your organization has to do to successfully stream events is capture the video. We take care of the rest.

Here's how we do it:

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[Infographic:] How to Beautifully Stream in Remote Locations

August 09, 2016

Outdoor events can be beautiful. Sometimes, the more remote, the better. The serenity and seclusion create a peacefulness unforgotten by those present. But what about the people who couldn’t be there? Can they watch the event too?

Absolutely they can. But the question we hear when remote-location events come up is "How can you stream an event without internet?"

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The Best Camera Angles for Every Sport

June 28, 2016

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Fans love being able to see their favorite teams play live, even when they can’t be there in person. But nobody likes the experience of watching a poorly shot game. Capturing footage that is too far from the action, doesn’t follow the ball, or is zoomed in too close is a surefire way to upset fans and keep them from watching your future streams.

In this post, we discuss the optimum camera angles for every sport. 

Note: that for some sports, we suggest including more than one camera angle. In those instances, you’ll need a video switcher - here’s everything you’ll need to know about switchers.

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What's So Bad About Flash and Why Are People Abandoning It?

June 23, 2016

 

I woke up yesterday with a huge grin on my face. I had dreamt that the internet’s purveyors of justice destroyed the measly Flash Player. My dream is becoming a reality.

This post explains a bit more about why many video companies hate Flash and describes how the internet is moving away from it.

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