We had the opportunity to interview Doug Lawes from Keys Vineyard Community Church (Check out Their Website Here) about their live streaming system. They have been streaming their church services since 2009, and have watched as their following has grown as well as their streaming quality. After checking out a few of their videos, I'm not surprised at all that people like to tune in even when they can't make it to church as Doug puts on incredible concerts with different camera angles, great lighting, and a fun upbeat feel.
Hello Pro AV & Broadcast Professionals!
Just getting back from InfoComm 2017, and a major trend appeared. Videos are being made inside traditional meetings spaces more than ever before. Not only are more rooms “video enabled” as we say in the industry, but every video conference, live streaming and webinar software includes a big red “record” button nested prominently inside the interface. That big red button is getting used more than ever, contributing to the staggering 300 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute!
We have all sat through a recorded webinar right? They are getting better, but the majority of recorded webinars are sub-par in comparison to polished videos viewers are becoming more and more accustomed to. I would guess the last recorded webinar you watched is something your co-workers would call “death by powerpoint”. It’s not uncommon to come across recordings on YouTube with poor audio and video quality BUT when you do come across a video that was helpful and well prepared… that’s when users start to click the “subscribe” button. This is where social network sharing and communities discussions can start to uplift your video content and take your content further.
**Originally posted on LinkedIN here...
Facebook started off the new year by introducing a new application that's going to change the game for live streaming. Hosting more than 1.8 Billion users, Facebook is constantly producing clever ways to increase ease of user interface. Facebook has certainly jumped on board with the rise of live streaming. The new Facebook Live Streaming App has made the process handy for people at any level of experience. Users are now able to connect directly to a streaming device like the PTZOptics HD Live Streaming Cameras. This is opposed to the prior need to go through the RTSP streaming process. This new feature now makes live streaming easier than ever. Here's what you need to know:
1. App is now accessible from your desktop computer
2. Users have ability to create mini streaming studios with USB based video products
3. The simplicity of the app is going to attract A LOT more Facebook Live users, and therefore viewers
Now that we have informed you about this new and exciting app, here's the catch. Facebook is still distributing the app to all accounts, so not everyone has it yet. We were lucky enough to have one account that has been updated. Attached to this blog is a short video tutorial introducing the app and showing off some of its features. Some of the key features include ability to switch microphones and cameras, live chat with your viewers, and a simple icon listed alongside the status and photo update links. Here's some visuals for you:
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.
This article was originally posted on Medium.com here.
Las Vegas, NV - PTZOptics announced today they will be demonstrating a new YouTube Live technology allowing user to select between multiple live streaming cameras at the 2016 Infocomm technology show. The new YouTube Live feature allows broadcasters to send multiple RTMP streams to YouTube allowing live viewers multiple selectable camera views during the live stream from anywhere in the world. PTZOptics will be demonstrating their new second generation camera line capable of 1080p 60fps video via outputs such as USB 3.0, HDMI, HD-SDI and h.264/h.265 IP streaming.
MicroStreaming is a form of live production which can eliminate post production requirements yet still provide valuable marketing videos with real production value. PTZOptics has pioneered this new technique and has now released a free video series (below) & eBook introducing the main topics of interest. In this article we will discuss the business drivers for the creation of high quality video content and how MicroStreaming.io is becoming a preferred workflow with today latest live production software.
What are the Business Drivers?
When Salesforce.com published the above statistic describing the business value for video views and sales personnel time valuation; we knew things were going to change. Everything from on-demand video content to live streaming webinars on-demand content is becoming a central focus for advertising and marketing initiatives in businesses of all sizes. The entire industry is embracing video for the simple reasons stated above. Customers are researching online for the majority of their decision making process. One recent study on Slideshare.net unveiled that 90% of customer research time is spent online before a sales representative was contacted. Both consumer and B2B purchasing decisions are being influenced by on-demand video. Whether you decide to leverage YouTube’s dominance in the video search arena or simply want to add a series of videos to your existing website MicroStreaming is a great DIY solution.
PTZOptics “MicroStreaming” approach pulls from effective sales principles and applies live streaming technologies to a new innovative workflow. “Using a green screen with virtual sets allows marketing teams the ability to place their next video anywhere in the world! We seemlessly switch between various scenes to make our videos more powerful” says Paul Richards Dir of Business Development at PTZOptics. “So many customers have asked how we make our marketing videos that we decided to create a complete YouTube Series on the subject and coin the process MicroStreaming”.
Learn how to deliver a hook, line and sinker during a MicroStream and you’ll be amazed how effective video marketing can become. Microstreaming is a new way of producing content live without the need for post production. We teach you how to create top notch marketing videos that will generate leads for your company without the need of expensive video equipment and timely post production.
Learn more at http://www.MicroStreaming.io
Or get up to speed quick with the below video series!