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Live Video Streaming

Live Video Streaming

By on Apr 13, 2013 in Services | 0 comments

Demo Video

Video produced for Rollins College Athletics – Men’s Basketball 2016©

 

Simple Thought Productions provides a one stop shop to bring your event online for the world to see. We are based in Orlando Florida and can travel globally for your event. STP will capture and stream your event using HD Cameras, Fluid head tripods and multi-bitrate streaming technologies so everyone can watch the best quality possible.

Video Graphics Overlay

Video Graphics Overlay

We separate our selves from others by using our own dedicated servers running the latest streaming servers. This means we directly control the servers that are broadcasting your video to the world. This allows us to fine tune any necessary settings or features that your broadcast may need. By doing this in-house we also save you considerable amount of money. By doing this we also simplify your job as you will only have one direct vendor to interface with. We also don’t have to act as the middle man for sub-contractors which allows us to pass the savings on to you. This system is perfect for events with 1,000 viewers or less. In the event that you will need additional viewers we will distribute your event via a Global CDN. The quality difference is clear!

HD Vs SD Live Stream screenshots taken from a cell phone during a broadcast.

HD Vs SD Live Stream screenshots taken from a cell phone during a broadcast.

 

The Gear

We shoot with the Canon XF-305 cameras. This allows us to shoot in HD and send the signal to our mixer using a profession HD-SDI connection. This keeps the signal in HD all the way our mixer and broadcast. While many other companies use HD cameras they step them down to SD before mixing the signal to stream live. This lowers the quality of the video that your end users views.

Multi-Camera Setup with Lighting

Multi-Camera Setup with Lighting

We use Wirecast to mix the camera inputs as well as any other special media. This could include lower third titles as seen in the example video below. With Wirecast we can output multiple resolutions to the streaming serves depending on your need.

We use Audio Technica Wireless Lav Micraphones. We also have an assortment of hand held mics and shotgun mics depending on the needs of the production. All of our inputs can be mixed together into a stereo mix for your broadcast. Not only will your live stream look good but it will sound great too.

How it works

We will provide you with a snipit of java script. This code can then be placed on most websites. When someone visits your page they will be presented with a video player if they are on a computer. If they are on a mobile device they will be shown an image of the event with the words Click to Play. The script automatically detects the viewing device and gives them the best quality possible. Your viewers do not have to select a high medium or low etc. We do that on the fly for you.

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