Why can’t I just do it myself?
You can do anything yourself. Although live streaming has grown over the last year, it still is not user friendly. Anyone can open Facebook and go live, but for a professional stream to happen, there are many variables that need to be assessed. We have over a year of experience producing private and commercial live streams.
I already have cameras, why can’t I just use those?
The short answer is you can, the long answer is a bit more complicated. The marriage of video camera and computer doesn't come in a better package than the phone. The limit of streaming over the Internet is 1080p, so that 4k camera you have doesn't do much good. There is a great adapter for any camera with an hdmi output that turns the cameras signal into a wireless signal. These are expensive. Also, every live streaming company wants you to use their platform, so they have a monopoly on the hardware.
Why are you using phones?
The high-end smartphone is an amazing video camera. It has a built I computer that runs software. We also use Hollywood level gimbals and lenses, that's right lenses, on our phones to capture the best video. The limit right now for streaming on the Internet is 1080p so using a 4k camera for streaming is pointless. The small footprint of the camera / gimbal package allows us to go places other camera operators can't.
Why can’t I just use my phone?
You most certainly can use your own phone, but now where do you go? How are you going to get all of that audio into your phone? What if the bride wants a private player, how are you going to do that. Uh oh, did you remember to change your settings? Your stream just stopped because you have a phone call coming in. We have figured these things out.
What is your experience?
We have been live streaming full time for over a year, and been casual live streaming for over 2 years. Here is a list of our streams:
- downtown Westerly holiday stroll – 2018 & 2019
- Columbus Day parade – 2018 & 2019
- coverage of Downtown Shutdown Live 2019
- 2019 electric light parade
- Paddy's Beach Club beach report and morning show – 60 shows in 2019
- weekly summer nightime show from the Misquamicut Drive In – 2019
- Westerly High School Varsity Football – 2018 & 2019 seasons
- services for Christ Episcopal Church in Westerly, RI
- live music concerts
- press conferences
- interview shows
- marketing live streams
- and many misc streams over the years
We understand everything that is needed to produce high-quality, professional streams. From the audio to the video and understanding the weakest link in the chain – what is that? Well, you'll just have to hire us to find out.