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NAB 2019 Show Recap

NAB 2019 Show Recap

April 26, 2019

Listen in to hear all about what we learned and saw at NAB. This includes Magewell, XKEYS, LinkedIn Live. 

PTZOPTICS Update: Wireless Cable

PTZOPTICS Update: Wireless Cable

April 5, 2019

Listen in to hear about the wireless cable, IRL Setup, and updates before we head off to NAB 2019.

The Accelerated Broadcast Club Curriculum - Plus Much More!

The Accelerated Broadcast Club Curriculum - Plus Much More!

April 1, 2019

Paul is making the Broadcast Club Curriculum free to all this week! Check it out and download at ptzoptics.com/ABC2

Top 2019 NAB Show Companies to See!

Top 2019 NAB Show Companies to See!

March 25, 2019

The world's largest broadcast and live streaming technology show is here again! It's 2019 and we here is a list of the top companies we are excited to be checking out this year!

OBS Version 23 is released - Our thoughts on the new Open Broadcast Software

OBS Version 23 is released - Our thoughts on the new Open Broadcast Software

March 4, 2019

Open Broadcaster Software started in 2012; it is a free and open-source software for the recording and streaming of live video. OBS is written C and C++. The software provides users with a cheap and efficient alternative to paid software. They get access to all the tools they need to create and broadcast professional live streams without the necessity of a spending a lot of money.

OBS was born out of its author's own frustrations. In 2012, Hugh "Jim" Bailey wanted to stream Starcraft and other games to his friends. Somebody told him about an application that he could use to do that. But when he discovered that he needed to subscribe to use the app, he decided to build his own and make it free for anyone to use. What was came out of that decision was Open Broadcaster Software.

In the author's own words:

"When I first had an interest in streaming Starcraft and games for my friends to see, I heard about a certain other app out there, and I thought, "A subscription? Seriously? I could probably write this myself". .. and that's exactly what I did.

So, two or three months later, after much learning and much toil, I have completed the first public alpha version of my streaming application. This application supports capture cards, webcams, as well as software desktop capture. You can make scenes, bitmap overlays, and it even has a plugin API so developers can add their own functionality to the application. It's fairly simple in design, and relatively easy to use. It's also written entirely in C/C++ and Direct3D 11 to maximize performance. Best part is it's entirely open source and free."

Since that original version created by Jim in 2102, OBS has taken a life of its own and grown far beyond what the small project for live streaming games that the author conceived. In his initial post on Reddit, inside the section dedicated to Starcraft, he had asked the community to test the software and report back any bugs or issues that they discovered. The response was immediate and overwhelming. From that point onwards, OBS took off and has never looked back.

With the help of an army of online collaborators - spreading the knowledge and use of the program - development on the improved versions of the software began. And in 2014, work on producing a rewritten version of OBS known as OBS Multiplatform began. OBS multiplatform was designed to offer multiplatform support, a more robust feature set, and a more efficient API. It was later renamed OBS Studio. OBS has gone through many iterations and updates and as of today, OBS classic, though still available for download is no longer supported…the newer versions having surpassed it in features and functionality.

LinkedIn Live- Here’s what you need to know

LinkedIn Live- Here’s what you need to know

February 13, 2019

Listen to hear our 10 tips you should know on the new LinkedIn Live. 

First ever in game concert live stream on Fortnite opens up multi-billion dollar market

First ever in game concert live stream on Fortnite opens up multi-billion dollar market

February 4, 2019

This week the StreamGeeks discuss the first ever in-game live concert hosted by Marshmello inside Fortnite. The StreamGeeks just got back from live streaming virtual reality and the team discusses what they foresee in this crazy new industry. 

Here are 10 features in OBS you need to know! Learn Open Broadcaster Software fast!

Here are 10 features in OBS you need to know! Learn Open Broadcaster Software fast!

January 21, 2019

See what the StreamGeeks say are the top 10 live streaming features inside OBS. That's right Open Broadcaster Software, the world's most popular live streaming open source software platform.

Helping Your Church Live eBook - Plus Melissa First Day as our Audio Engineer

Helping Your Church Live eBook - Plus Melissa First Day as our Audio Engineer

January 14, 2019

Today the StreamGeeks talk about Paul's new book, Helping Your Church Live Stream PLUS Melissa has her first day tweaking the audio system! Fun show, please enjoy!

The StreamGeeks 2019 Plan + How we got here

The StreamGeeks 2019 Plan + How we got here

January 7, 2019

The StreamGeeks have a plan for 2019 that is evolving quite quickly! VR Streaming, eSports, and a whole lot more in this podcast.