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DIY Live Streaming and Video Conferencing w/ Magewell - Live on YouTube today at 2PM

Posted by Paul Richards on Sep 30, 2016 12:28:58 PM

Hello Everyone,

One of the best companies in the video conferencing and live streaming / broadcast business is Magewell. If you haven't heard of them, today at 2PM. PTZOptics is hosting a live interview on YouTube. Magewell has become the goto source for frame grabbers, capture cards and the ever popular HDMI to USB devices for DIY video projects. 

I recently go the oppurtunity to ask Kate Koch what the top 3 Magewell products are and hand down she said the HDMI to USB 3.0 frame grabbers are selling like crazy. Personally, I think it's because of the high demand from cloud based video conferencing providers such as GoToMeeting, WebEX and Zoom who need a way to bring HDMI sources into their software based / soft codec web conferencing systems. But Kate explained that there are many other reasons why this product is becoming an industry standard. Check out the video below.

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Topics: YouTube Live, Live Streaming, magewell, capture cards, frame grabbers

How to host FREE Webinars with Skype and Facebook or YouTube Live

Posted by Paul Richards on Sep 26, 2016 12:16:56 PM

Howdy friends and followers! I’ve been meaning to sit down and write a “how to” article about setting up free webinars for a while now. We stopped using services GoToMeeting, WebEX and Zoom Webinar for a long time now, because they charge way too much money and reduce our overall ability to reach new audiences. In this blog post, I will review our tried and true method for hosting free webinars on the YouTube Live or Facebook Live platforms with the video conference software of your choice.

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Topics: Webinars, skype for business, Live Streaming, Skype Meeting Broadcast

Learn how live broadcast like QVC with YouTube's new Live Streaming platform!

Posted by Paul Richards on Sep 23, 2016 10:22:47 AM

Ever wonder how the major television networks such as QVC and HSN create their infomercials? They have taken the ability to sell over video and turned it into an art. Here at PTZOptics we decided to break down the magic and create a free download kit for our customers to learn exactly how they can use the formula with their own products and services.

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Topics: Broadcasting, YouTube Live, Live Streaming, Live Broadcasting

Our Live Streaming Checklist is here!

Posted by Paul Richards on Sep 12, 2016 4:07:32 PM

After trying everything… Learning the hard way… and of course, picking up quite a tricks along the way… we having finally put together our first ever “Live Streaming Checklist”. We have hosted hundreds of webinars and live streams over the past 3 years and these tips come from our experience working with all the technical stuff including, cameras, content delivery networks, microphones, lighting, streaming software and green screens. We hope this serves you well and feel free to download our checklisthere.

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Topics: streaming, Live Streaming

Live Streaming for good... Our $10,000 donation to charities helping children is just the start :)

Posted by Paul Richards on Aug 18, 2016 11:26:18 AM

First of all, I wanted to thank everyone! Our business partners, our YouTube subscribers and our customers! 2016 has been our most successful year in business EVER! 

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Topics: Live Streaming, youtube, charitable giving

YouTube adds new multiple camera switching feature!

Posted by Paul Richards on Aug 16, 2016 9:52:47 AM

YouTube continues to change the way the world is thinking about on-demand and live video content. Over 2 million people are subscribed to YouTube's "Live Channel" with over 200,000 plus new users subscribing every month! Not bad for a community providing free content! Plus the channel was only started in Jan 2015!

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Topics: YouTube Live, Live Streaming

PTZOptics Launches new Go Green Initiative!

Posted by Paul Richards on Jul 18, 2016 3:24:24 PM

Hello Everyone,

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Topics: Video Conferencing, Live Streaming, environment, green technologies

[Tutorial] How to live stream a musical performance

Posted by Paul Richards on Jun 29, 2016 1:30:54 PM

Hello AV & IT Professioansl!

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Topics: YouTube Live, Live Streaming, Live Broadcasting, Video Production, AV

Conference Streaming Made Easy - Free Guide

Posted by Paul Richards on Jun 22, 2016 12:26:28 PM

Hello AV & IT Professionals!

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Topics: web conferencing, Live Streaming, conference streaming

Who is your Chief Streaming Officer?

Posted by Paul Richards on Jun 14, 2016 12:51:49 PM

Who is your Chief Streaming Officer?

Hello AV, Broadcast and IT Professionals! 

As the world of AV, Broadcast and IT continues to converge the need for a dedicated "live streaming" position has emerged! The Chief Streaming Officer (CSO) is a position increasing in demand as the value of live and on-demand video content grows. Organizations in almost every vertical have started to test the "live streaming" waters on free platforms such as YouTube Live and Facebook. The ability to reach large audiences with live streaming is starting to garner the interest of sales and marketing departments. Although traditional Sales & Marketing departments are becoming more involved they normally lack the specialization it takes to build and maintain the video assets required for producing a professional live stream. From the CEO down to the digital media department a real desire to produce professionally branded content has sparked the need to outsource or bring in house a video production professional.   After our last webinar series (Found Here) reviewing the skills it takes to professionally craft fully branded live and on-demand video content we realized that our customers were dedicating more and more time to learning how to use this technology. The Chief Streaming Officer position was coined by our customers to describe the roles and responsibilities for this professional job. The CSO is a digital video content creation and management position. This professional position involves collaboration with senior management, sales and marketing to craft a comprehensive video content creation campaign often including live streaming. Skills / Prerequisites:

  • Understanding of Communications, Video Production and/or Graphic Design.
  • Understanding of Video Production Tools such as (Adobe After Effects and/or After Effects)
  • Plus to have Event Co-Ordination and/or Video Production experience
Job Description: Work with CEO, CTO, Sales and Marketing executives to craft the direction of your video content creation campaign. Build and maintain the required video assets for the creation of branded live and on-demand video content. Daily operation will include working in concert with sales and marketing teams to promote company events and drive qualified sales leads. The Chief Streaming Officer (CSO) will provide insight from viewers who complete forms, submit comments and participate in live chat. The customer insights provided by the CSO’s video content campaign can be used for internal direction in sales, marketing and engineering departments. Roles / Responsibilities:
  • Work with CEO to understand high level video content creation campaign
  • Work with Sales Managers to understand the content their customers are most responsive to
  • Work with Marketing Managers to understand, build and compile digital video assets
  • Build and maintain live streaming video content creation studio.
  • Build and maintain live streaming plan/budget to encompass: equipment, software, CDN (content delivery network ) and other necessary items.

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Topics: YouTube Live, Live Streaming, Sales & Marketing


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