Webcams and Cameras for Live Streaming
Cams & Cameras Other than yourself, your webcam or video camera is gonna to take on the brunt of the work here, so it should be a workhorse. Without a decent video camera attached to your computer, there’s the likelihood you may have VGA (Video Graphics Array) output with a resolution of around 640 x 360p (sorry, not HD). These clunky components are still found in use in older laptops and outdated external webcams (usually found in webcams before 2010 and budget knock-offs). These may be great for family Skype calls or friendly Google Hangouts, but they are not at […]
Broadcasting Video to Facebook Live – Pages vs. Groups vs. Events
After remaining silent for so long, I felt it necessary to address a matter I feel if of great importance when it comes to businesses creating content on Facebook. First off, if you want to create any type of significant brand awareness for your company, you should start with a branded website. Once that is established, you can begin to put your energy into some kind of social media strategy, and there is honestly no better place to start one than with Facebook. Facebook gives an individual business owner the same ability as any other business to tap what is […]
Live Media, Video & Podcasting in the Insurance Industry
LIVE MEDIA, VIDEO & PODCASTING IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY If you operate in an industry that is SLOW to embrace change … or … if you are looking for a way to get more exposure with your multimedia, this article will be very useful to you. It’s a blend of strategy, tactics and technical detail that is easy to understand. In this article, I am sharing the vision and the execution strategy for implementing live streaming (video) and podcasting (audio), or in other words, a multimedia strategy into the life insurance industry. If you will, this is a “sneak peek […]
What is Bandwidth and How Much Do I Need for Streaming LIVE Video?
WHAT IS BANDWIDTH? How about we begin with the textbook definition:band·widthˈbandˌwidTHnounELECTRONICSThe range of frequencies within a given band, in particular that used for transmitting a signal. The term bandwidth, in general, refers to the volume of data per unit of time that a transmission system (www) can handle. An internet connection with higher bandwidth can move a specific amount of information (like an audio or video file) tremendously faster than an internet connection with a lesser bandwidth. Bandwidth is typically expressed in bits per second, like 100 Mbps or 100 Mb/s to define a data transfer rate of 100 million bits […]
How to Zoom, Draw and Annotate on a Screen Share During a LIVE Video Stream (PC Only)
I’m about to let you in on a simple little trick to get the most out of your video hosting experience, especially if you intend on using a particular feature: SCREEN SHARING! As it stands today, there is MUCH lacking in way of many of the Google extensions required for screen sharing in many of the live video sites that offer them, but that hole can be filled (for Windows users anyway) with a little bit of software that has been around for quite some time now. What is that software? Zoom It 4.5(follow the link to get yours now.) […]
Lights and Lighting
Depending on the size of your wallet, you can go BIG or budget here. If you’re planning on doing professional production work for others, then by all means, go all in. Grab some nice, high-quality LED post lights, adjustable stands, reflective umbrellas, light bars, color film, fusion filters, light meters, deflectors, green/blue screens, and all that jazz; or if that’s not for you, run over to your favorite big box store and grab a box of LED daylight (not soft white) bulbs (~ $20/4 pack), a couple of stands or clamp-on utility light fixtures, maybe even a white T-shirt and […]
A Dozen Ways to Monetize Your Live Stream Videos in 2022!
As hard as it may seem in your mind, if you try not to overthink it you may find it should be pretty straightforward: 1. Send Video Traffic to Your BLOG!Consider re-purposing some older content into videos, and start creating new videos. Make sure that you link to your own website in the first line of your video descriptions, so you can funnel your newly generated organic traffic to where you want it. 2. Create Products and Promote Them Online.Products you can create include ebooks, apps, art, original music, and any handy craft. Create your products, and add them to […]
Basic Audio Mixers by Behringer
Behringer Q502USB 5-Channel Mixer State-of-the-art, phantom powered XENYX Mic Preamp comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps Built-in stereo USB/Audio Interface to connect directly to your computer; Free audio recording, editing and podcasting software plus 150 instrument/effect plug-ins downloadable at behringer; com Studio-grade compressor with super-easy “one-knob” functionality and control LED for professional vocal and instrumental sound (Click on Image or Title for Reviews) Behringer Xenyx 802 Premium Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer 2 state-of-the-art XENYX Mic Preamps comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps Neo-classic “British” 3-band EQs for warm and musical sound 1 post fader FX send per channel […]