#VidHuddle: Live Streaming
Live streaming isn't new. What new are the platforms and tools are easily accessible. Facebook live, Youtube live, Twitch, and other platforms- it can get messy. Here's a recap of our chat on sorting through the mess of streams, platforms, and devices.
Q1: What is the best platform for live streaming?
A1: Best platform for live streaming? I have to hand it to Facebook. It's free, everyone is there and it's easy to use. #VidHuddle
I think whichever platform gives ur page the most engagement! YT & FB are great with SwitcherGo on mobile & OBS on desktop. #VidHuddle
A1. Hard to say, but I think it's more about where the audience is. #VidHuddle
Q2: What is the best live stream set up?
A2: This depends on your budget. Low- just use your phone, Med- OBS + Camera + mic, High- Tricaster, cameras + mics + lights #VidHuddle
A2: If you have [reliable] wi-fi, I rec shooting from your phone! Also, have someone monitor from another source for comments. #VidHuddle
Q3: What are some tips for hosting a successful live stream?
A3: Test your connection source. If you're going straight off your data from your phone, will there be enough signal strength? #VidHuddle
A3. Have a stable connection, use a hashtag, and monitor engagement. #VidHuddle -@Michaelranaii
Q4: When is it a good idea to use pre-recorded video for live streaming?
A4: We had to at work because someone was on PTO. But I think doing it actually live is best. #VidHuddle
Q5: What is the best software for multi-camera streams?
A5: For Free? OBS Studio is awesome. Larger scale hardware/software, I love @NewTekInc Tricaster #VidHuddle
A5: We use @Wirecast to mix two HDMI cameras. Works for us, and we've streamed a few times with great success. #VidHuddle