How to Add Graphic Overlays to Your Live Stream

December 13, 2017

ENhance your broadcasts

Graphic Overlays allows you to add production value and enhance the viewer experience of your broadcast. Add a logo or watermark to the corner of your broadcast or put up the name of a speaker with a lower thirds graphic. Upload any PNG image to the overlays editor on BoxCast’s Dashboard then push it to the live broadcast. Overlays can be a great way to recognize sponsors, promote upcoming activities, or feature basic advertisements. BoxCast’s Graphic Overlays feature allows you to add up to five graphics to the broadcast at once.

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Alternatives to Mobile Hotspots: Live Broadcasting on the Go

November 06, 2017

Here at BoxCast we believe that every event that is watched live should be streamed live. Unfortunately, not every event takes place in your usual venue where you there is a reliable internet connection. Whether you are streaming an away football game or a charity concert at a remote venue, we have often suggested the use of a simple mobile hotspot from your phone because of the low cost and simplicity.

Sometimes that one little phone just doesn’t get it done and you end up with a pixelated, low quality stream. Here are a few alternatives for getting an internet connection that meets the necessary speeds for a reliable broadcast.

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What Should You Know About Live Video in 2017?

April 18, 2017

There's no doubt about it: live video streaming has taken off.

Over the past couple years, video streaming has proven itself as a meaningful way for organizations to connect with audiences and retain their attention. We believe that 2017 is the year that live video streaming will cement itself as a mainstream digital medium. In fact, by 2020, video streaming will account for 82% of all internet traffic, according to a recent Cisco report.

As streaming inevitably becomes even more popular, video equipment will become increasingly accessible and affordable. Below are other video trends you can expect in 2017.

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How to Stream to YouTube Live With BoxCast

April 17, 2017

Video is an immensely powerful communication tool.

In fact, that’s why we do what we do at BoxCast. We want to put the power of live video in everyone’s hands so that every event that is watched live can be streamed live.

And the most popular way for people to consume video content is on YouTube. In fact, YouTube is the world’s second biggest search engine, right after Google. It generates billions of views every single day.

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Why You'll Love BoxCast’s Low-Latency Preview

March 15, 2017

There’s a lot on the line when it comes to live video streaming. First, you have to do all the work required to make sure that your in-person event goes off without a hitch. Then, you must ensure that everyone tuning in online also has a good experience.

A lot of one-to-many streaming solutions have an inherent latency that exists between when something happens in real life and when it is shown in the broadcast.

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How Does BoxCast Compare to Facebook Live and YouTube Live?

March 02, 2017

With the growing popularity of Facebook Live and YouTube Live, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about the difference between those services and BoxCast’s live video streaming solution.

We’re big fans of those platforms; like BoxCast, they allow people to broadcast important content to a larger audience. In fact, we’ve even built integrations that allow you to simultaneously stream BoxCast broadcasts to Facebook Live and YouTube Live. 

There’s also no denying the mass distribution opportunities that Facebook and YouTube offer organizations. With a combined user base of over 2 billion people, Facebook and YouTube allow you to share your events with a global audience.

Still, streaming exclusively on Facebook Live or YouTube Live has its downsides and limitations. This post explains why BoxCast remains the perfect streaming solution for organizations. 

 

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Four Awesome Ways to Use BoxCast’s Newest App

February 17, 2017

We’ve all heard it before: “There’s an app for that.

The Broadcaster app is a streaming app that broadcasts live audio and video of your events right from your phone. All you need is an iOS device and a data connection.  Broadcaster is simply the next step BoxCast has taken to make your live video streaming experience as easy as possible.  

If you’re new to the app, this post explains four ways to use it.

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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 Make Highlight Clips with BoxCast

September 07, 2016

The uncertainty of what will happen in any sports game is what keeps fans hooked. 

No two face-offs are ever the same, as there’s always the chance for the underdog to make a comeback, the opportunity for a nail-biting buzzerbeater, or the possibility for a team to make history. Sports are magical, and we can’t get enough.

When one of these amazing plays happen, we want to watch it over and over again, reliving the glory of that single moment. It’s why BoxCast just released the ability to capture live highlight clips. This post explains how to use the new feature.  

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Did You Know You Can Now Download a BoxCast Stream?

April 21, 2016


As part of our continued feature expansion, we’ve made downloads available to every customer.

Now, with the click of a button on the customer dashboard, users can access an archived version of their stream just minutes after an event is over.

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