More About The Live Streaming Process
There are two ways we live stream. We can handle the whole production process from acquiring the signals from our cameras and audio equipment or if you already have a video production company, we can receive their video/audio signal and just handle the streaming process.
Depending on the number of camera and audio inputs needed, we utilize professional video switchers like the Roland V-1SDI, 4 channel switcher or the Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio 8 channel switcher to bring in the video signals. We combine the video and the audio with either audio from the house venue or we provide sound for the event with microphones and an audio mixer.
We send the mixed program (video, audio, graphics and taped pieces) feed out of the switcher to a hardware encoder or computer encoder with the right amount of bandwidth. The encoder handles the heavy lifting of encoding and pushing the stream signal to the desired CDN for distribution to the viewers. We utilize different CDNs from paid services like Akamai, Wowza and AWS to free social media streaming services like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Event Internet is a crucial part of the production equation. To be able to send the encoded stream to the CDNs we like to have a Dedicated Ethernet Line (DEL) from the venue so that the signal is fast and stable. If a DEL is not available, we have satellite, point-to-point, WiFi, cellular and bonded solutions to move the stream from your location to the end user.
We record a clean program feed out of the switcher and program feed from the stream encoder. To find out more about our company and team, visit our about us page.