Some common questions we hear these days are :
What do we need to webcast our event ?
Can you help us webcast our event ?
Can we webstream from our office ?
I’d like to web stream my wedding being shot on a multicam ? Possible ?
Webcasting events is now easier and more popular than one thinks.
Company AGMs, Conferences, CEO interviews are using this to connect to their viewers, juniors and stakeholders live. Many company heads are using webcasts to speak to their partners and juniors across the globe in real time. Webcasting is not limited to such closed user groups but now competes with TV viewership of Tv shows, weddings, sporting events, gaming and anything else that you can think of broadcasting sitting right where you are. The broadcast setup is almost in your pocket today!
There are many popular live video broadcast tools available today. All one needs is a webcam (or a camera), a microphone and a small web streaming device and a site to beam on :
Some popular webcasting sites are :
Targeted towards a much younger and indie crowd, YouNow is versatile and free app for your computer, Android, iPhone, iPad, and even your iPod.
Going live on YouNow gives your event exposure to a much younger and wider audience. This site allows you to give your event a much more personal touch with handheld broadcasting abilities on your smartphone or tablet. Creating and hosting your event broadcast is as simple as creating a searchable hashtag, taking a snapshot, clicking to share your broadcast, and hitting the “Go Live” button. Think of it as a video Twitter, ready to deploy at a moment’s notice!
YouNow is one of the trendier live broadcast alternatives for stars who are big online already — musicians, actors, comedians and all sorts of other entertainers.
Google Hangouts on Air
Google Hangouts on Air is a free option offered to all Google+ users which allows up to ten simultaneous broadcasters to participate at once through your Google+/YouTube channel or your own web site. Once you go live, anyone with that web address can view your live stream. This site allows the webcasters to interact with their audiences.
Youtube too offers this broadcasting feature for live videos. You can access by clicking on “Live events” found in the Video Manager of your account. After you verify your account and enable live streaming, you’ll be able to set up your camera or webcam and even engage with your audience in real time as they watch.
XSplit has free and several paid options, with enhanced features such as professional broadcasting tools and custom script plugins, the free option for XSplit offers everything you need to set up a live HD broadcast in a pinch.
Like YouNow, Bambuser uses a system of hashtags and simple apps to bring your broadcast to the masses. The free version of Bambuser has limited production and editing functionality, like YouNow, but also offers paid options starting at $45 a month for those looking for a more in-depth live streaming experience.
Bambuser also has a mobile broadcasting app which works on iPhone, Android, and even Windows phones.
Facebook Live Stream
This feature on the social media behemoth allows not only pages, but attendees, and other fans to go live at your event and broadcast their experiences straight from their mobile phones. With this tool you can choose your audience, receive live feedback in the comment section about your event, and measure how many viewers your livestream brought in.
Most of the broadcast tools listed above can all be used for free to broadcast live video to a large number of online audience members worldwide. Livestream, on the other hand, is for people and businesses that are more serious about their broadcasted events — offering a suite of Platform, Producer, Broadcast and Studio products for a monthly fee. A 30-day free trial is included, after which users can choose from a Basic, Premium or Enterprise plan.
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There are many companies, including Accord Equips who is now offering the webstreaming setup on rentals. Given the ease of webstreaming this is only going to get more popular ?
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