TwitchCon, eSports and IRL Streaming with special Guest Daniel Pisarski of LiveU

November 12, 2018

Enjoy an enlightening conversation about the incredibly popular eSports industry and Twitch. Twitch is Amazon's live streaming platform which recently hosted TwitchCon a convention in California where the industries top streamers all attended. Daniel Pisarski from LiveU attended the show and reflects on his experiences with the StreamGeeks. 

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How much should live streaming services cost?

November 5, 2018

Are you interested in live streaming a special event, product announcement or community outreach project? Live streaming is so powerful because it holds the power to connect people all around the world with your next big idea. Engaging live video content is the modern bridge between online community on social media and your business. Here at the StreamGeeks we are constantly looking for ways to increase audience engagement, social media reach and ultimately real business outcomes. But how much should live streaming a event cost if you don’t have any equipment or expertise?

 

Luckily, you can always whip out your phone, which is hopefully connected to a reliable WiFi network and start an off-the-cuff live stream. But for many larger events, with more important goals, your business needs to think bigger in order reap the benefits. When it comes to live streaming it’s important to understand the power of a live audience and their ability to share your content with their network. Everyone in the world is connected within six degrees of separation and your message can quickly spread online with the right mix of quality presentation and live audience engagement.

 

The first thing to think about is the presentation style for event. Do you want to provide an exclusive behind the scenes look for viewers online or a all-business television style presentation? Generally, you can pay a video production company to setup a multi-camera television style presentation for roughly $100-250 per hour which will include costs for setup and breakdown of all the equipment. In today’s day and age, you can also higher video production companies to stream a professional mobile production allowing your coverage to span miles, throughout your city, museum or party.

 

Some events, like Vidsummit, which is YouTuber Conference in Los Angeles California uses a mix of both. The event monetizing their live streaming capabilities by selling virtual tickets. These tickets include access to the events on-demand videos for viewers to watch up to 1 year later. The conference uses IRL (In Real Life) Streaming wireless backpacks, to allow hosts to generate hype for the event on social media. The paying customers with virtual tickets than gain access to professional multi-camera video production streams hosted in the main ballrooms and educational conference areas.


As, you can see there are many ways to use live streaming to amplify your businesses goals. Whether you are simply trying to gain more attention leveraging social media, or driving increased ticket sales with a private content delivery network, the opportunities are limitless.

 

If you are a video production company that offers live streaming services, contact the StreamGeeks about joining our referral network. If you are a business trying to prepare for an upcoming event, consider downloading our free guide titled “10 Questions to Ask before hiring a live streaming company” found at streamgeeks.us/10

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Live Video Premieres for Real Estate & High Education Digital Marketing w/ Special in-studio guests

October 29, 2018

This week on the Podcast we are discussing Facebook Live Video Premieres but more importantly, we are joined with 3 in-studio guests. This podcast was recorded during the StreamGeeks 10,000 YouTube Subscriber Party and we are joined with multiple digital marketers in Real Estate and High Education Space. Enjoy!

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Video Podcasting - Delivering Business Value with a Podcast

October 26, 2018

An in-depth discussion about the live streaming and podcasting market. See how the StreamGeeks are using their video podcasting studio to deliver real business value to their audience. 

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YouTube Video Premieres are now available for everyone! Here’s 3 strategy’s on how to use it!

October 22, 2018

It's here, YouTube has officially announced the video premiere feature is ready for all YouTube channels! Are we live yet? Well, Yeah, kind of... What’s a YouTube video premiere you ask? It’s just like the video premiere of your favorite Hollywood movies except this premiere happens right here on YouTube.

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The StreamGeeks History with vMix & Special Guest Tim Vandenberg

October 20, 2018

Tim Vandenberg, Paul Richards, Tess Protesto and Michael Luttermoser talk about the live streaming industry at large. Enjoy a fun, light hearted podcast that reflects on many facets of the video production industry including: Facebook Live, YouTube Marketing, Social Media, Video Production, Educational Content Creation and more.

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Mobile Live Streaming - What’s in the StreamGeeks Packpack

October 15, 2018

Today the StreamGeeks tackle "in real life" streaming and all the technology you need to go completely mobile with your live stream.  Whether you’re a business, a brand or a content creator this is how you can bring professional live streaming anywhere with a cellular signal. 

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Facebook Watch Parties and YouTube Premiers - What it’s all about

October 10, 2018

 In today’s podcast The StreamGeeks’s Podcast Facebook watch parties and premiers to create a new marketing strategy with social media.  YouTube, Facebook and Twitch now all offer the ability to Premier a video with a countdown timer.  The feature allows creators the ability to post a video with Livestream features built in.  Video premiers or pre-scheduled on-demand videos that are released into live streaming fashion to an audience online.  Since the creators of the video are not actually on camera they were available to participate in a live chat room with their audience.  This was an interesting chance for the StreamGeeks to participate with our audience off camera.  We learned that Facebook premieres or a great way to boost engagement with video uploads.  We noticed a significant increase in our social media reach and engagement with our followers.  

 
Another interesting feature that we found out about his Facebook watch parties.  Facebook is really taking the lead here with this new feature mixing on-demand and live video streaming.  Facebook watch parties are only available inside Facebook groups and they allow groups of users to share the video watching experience.  As the host or cohost of a Facebook watch party you are in control of selecting live or on-demand videos available on Facebook for the entire audience to watch.  We were able to connect to our lives Facebook premiere inside or Facebook watch party and then transition into a live broadcast from another Facebook page.  This turned out to be a great way  to build excitement for on-demand video and transition into a post show for live view were engagement. 
 
YouTube live premiers has not rolled out to our stream geeks YouTube channel yet.  The next on-demand video premiere technology we will be digging into is from Twitch but until then you’re some pictures and video clips from our latest test with Facebook watch parties.  also don’t forget the check out our podcast which outlined some of the details we encountered with Facebook premieres .
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IRL Streaming and the StreamGeeks plan their NAB NYC invasion

October 8, 2018

IRL or In Real Life streaming is becoming a big hit in the streaming media industry. The StreamGeeks review the latest IRL technology and plan out their invasion of the NAB New York show coming up in just one week.

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Why your church should start podcasting

October 1, 2018

Podcasts are in an incredibly popular way of listening to audio content. In this video and blog post, we will talk about why churches should consider starting their own podcasts. One of the best things about starting a podcast is that it’s incredibly affordable to get started. Most churches already have high-quality audio systems in place to amplify the voice their speakers inside the church. The churches audio system can easily be used to record services audio and upload it as a podcast.

For members and nonmembers of the church alike, listening to a podcast is convenient. Many people subscribe to the podcast they’re interested in on their smartphones which they can use to easily play audio in their car, on a jog or while they’re shopping in the grocery store. podcasting is a form of Internet radio that does benefit from having a host and a moderator. Popular religious podcasts that I listen to regularly include world religion news and Christian today. These podcasts talk about important issues happening outside the church to keep members informed on the world at large.

Churches can use podcasting to reach new members in a variety of ways. The easiest way for a church to get started is to simply record the Sunday service with an audio program such as Audacity. Audacity is a free audio recording software available on both Mac and PC computers. Churches simply need to plug in their digital audio mixers into their computer with a USB cable in order to record the audio. If your digital audio mixer does not include a USB 2.0 output you can purchase an inexpensive USB audio interface that cost only $35 from Behringer. This equipment can be used to record the entire sermon but also the intro and outro segments for a higher quality production podcast. You can use your USB audio interface to capture audio from your larger audio mixer but also to bring in an XLR microphone into your computer for podcasting. You can start and end your podcasts with custom segments and paste in various parts or the entire recorded service audio.

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