What is Bandwidth and How Much Do I Need for Streaming LIVE Video?
WHAT IS BANDWIDTH? How about we begin with the textbook definition: band·width ˈbandˌwidTH noun ELECTRONICS The range of frequencies within a given band, in particular that used for transmitting a signal. The term bandwidth, in general, refers to the volume of data per unit of time that a transmission system (www) can handle. An internet connection with higher bandwidth can move a specific amount of information (like an audio or video file) tremendously faster than an internet connection with a lesser bandwidth. Bandwidth is typically expressed in bits per second, like 100 Mbps or 100 Mb/s to define a […]
Top 7 Live Streaming Software Encoder Applications of 2017
Why use a 3rd Party Software Application? For all intents and purposes, you could just go jump into Facebook or Youtube or [insert site here], and use what is considered the native user interface, and stream away to your hearts content. The only problem with that IS just that. It can start to get boring. With no branding, lower 3rds, graphics or screen sharing capabilities, the “Plain Jane” look and feel is going to show up to the party just like everyone else. Is that how you want your brand to be remembered? There is, however, a variety of 3rd […]
How to Zoom, Draw and Annotate on a Screen Share During a LIVE Stream Video. (PC Only)
I’m about to let you in on a simple little trick to get the most out of your video hosting experience, especially if you intend on using a particular feature: SCREEN SHARING! As it stands today, there is MUCH lacking in way of many of the Google extensions required for screen sharing in many of the live video sites that offer them, but that hole can be filled (for Windows users anyway) with a little bit of software that has been around for quite some time now. What is that software? Zoom It 4.5 (follow the link to get yours […]
vMix – A Biased Review and Brief Tutorial of the Best Live Production Software!
What is vMix and Why Do I Need a Live Production Software Package? If these are questions you’re asking yourself, then maybe you’re not quite ready for what vMix is, but let’s just test the waters you’re wading in a little bit before we go making rash decisions or just leave you there with that gawd-awful look on your face. A Little About Me Hey there! My name is Leland Best, and as a live stream broadcaster myself, it came as somewhat of a shock that I hadn’t crossed paths with vMix software sooner than I did. I’ve been involved with […]