What is Live Streaming?by Kylee Gettis on March 19, 2020
What is live streaming?
Live streaming is the broadcasting of live video to an audience over the internet. Unlike pre-recorded videos that can be cut and edited, live streaming is just that – live and unedited. All you need to be able to live stream is an internet enabled device, like a computer, and a platform (such as YouTube) to broadcast on and equipment like microphones and webcams and other devices to heighten the quality of the video.
Why do I need a separate webcam and mic from the ones on my computer?
When live streaming your equipment is key to a good quality video. For a basic set up you will need a computer or laptop with at least two USB ports and equipped with an updated version of Chrome or Firefox. You will also need a good quality webcam and a microphone.
For more advanced setup, you will need a Camera, a Capture Card, a Computer, an encoder like OBS Studio, an Audio Interface and your churches Soundboard.
While most computers these days have a built-in camera and mic, they are not high-quality devices that will give you the sound and clarity needed to provide your church a good quality live stream. Whether you want to have a basic set up or an advanced one, connecting to your audience through live streaming will provide your church with an easy way to reach your congregation.