There are many different solutions for using professional camera equipment in conjunction with live streams. Common to the solutions we address here is that they all use standard protocols such as HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) to publish video directly to the audience. The benefits of these are that you have greater control over the production of your event, and that your participants easily can watch the event live using their mobile or web browser – without any extra software.

We are aware that Live streaming at first might seem a bit complicated with all the different technologies out there. However, we do ensure you that after reading our brief introduction to the various concepts involved it will be much easier to get started.


Streaming on your own

If you want to create your digital meeting yourself and use streaming video, you need:

  • A good and stable wired internet connection.
  • Camera equipment and computer.
  • Computer software for getting the video and audio content from your computer to the live stream provider, such as OBS or Wirecast.
  • Live stream provider such as YouTube Live, Wowza or Dacast.

How it works

  1. You connect the audio and video equipment to your computer.
  2. You use a designated computer software to select what inputs to use and what output to produce. This software is the glue between the hardware and the video feed you want your participants to view.
  3. You configure the above-mentioned software to send the output from your local computer to the servers of the video broadcaster service for enabling the wider audience to view the stream.

The cloud-based video streaming platforms automatically adapt the video to the optimal format and bandwidth for you.


Partners

If you are planning a major event and are considering digitizing it with the help of professional streaming production, it may be worth considering taking the help of a partner. There are many talented event technology providers who have extensive experience in digital events, including Mainline AV and Schloss Films.


Other things to concider when creating your virtual meeting

  • Sufficient and functional audio, with headmikes or mosquitoes for everyone.
  • Meeting app for information, interactivity and networking – read more here.
  • Video producer/editor.
  • Good lighting to create a professional and pleasant experience for the participants.
  • Content and programs tailored to the digital format – read more and download our storyboard here.

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