Episode 18 || $10,000 Live Streaming Studio Budget - How we spent it! [Audio]

November 28, 2017

Episode 18 || $10,000 Live Streaming Studio Budget - How we spent it!

In episode 18 of StreamGeeks, we go over our entire budget of $10,000 and how we spent it to build our live streaming studio. $10,000 was just enough money to build out our entire office with new IP-based networking infrastructure that we can use for live streaming in our offices and our studio. We are also able to use the NewTek NDI inside our cameras and with compatible software (Such as vMix, Wirecast and Livestream Studio) to connect all of our devices over a gigabit ethernet switch.

So this episode we take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of how we set up our live streaming studio with a custom PC, multiple live streaming cameras and all of the hardware switchers which includes the PTZOptics IP Joystick. Paul and Tess review everything from standup desks to wall painting and budgeting for the technical equipment used in the entire office. As you can see from the picture above we spent a good amount of our budget (roughly 20%) on the gigabit networking infrastructure which includes our 5 GHz WiFi system from Ubiquiti. The television and set decor took up another 40% leaving just $4,000 for office furniture and painting. Luckily we got our entire office space for a steal (Just $13/sq/ft) and only have to pay $2,500 per month in a downtown West Chester, PA location.

To build out and design our live streaming studio from scratch we use Pinterest to visualize our plan. As you can see, we purchased various items for our live streaming studio that are both functional and appealing to our target audience. We know our audience is technically inclined and perhaps a little "geeky". So we chose furniture and shelving to help support various items that will enhance our live streaming environment. We also used our budget to build out areas of our office that are used for live streaming and spontaneous videos.  

Our super tech tool of the week has to do with setting up a managed ethernet gigabit switch for QoS quality of service. In order to do this, we had to label each one of our 24 ports and use our ubiquity management software to identify which devices require priority for live streaming video production. Since many of our ethernet cables were installed inside walls we had to use our ethernet cable checker to identify which port is connected to which device. Once we had each port on our switch labeled with the correct device we are able to prioritize our live streaming IP-based network.

The StreamGeeks go over everything from QoS (quality of service) on their live streaming network to the importance of painting walls energizing colors in this episode. We hope you enjoy some of our live streaming in video production tips and hope to see you next week I’m stream six live broadcast Mondays at 11 AM Pacific 2 PM Eastern.

✓ Watch our Latest Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBgMaK-_C5BYsvkKXN_NC_3M8kJaULll7

✓ Free UDEMY Course on how we live stream here: http://ptzoptics.com/landing/coupons.html

Hashtags: #ptzoptics, #livestreaming, #tech, #videoproduction, #PTZCameras, #streamingmedia, #webinar, #collaboration #wirecast #vmix #newtek #Tricaster #blackmagic #FacebookLive #YouTubeLive #videography #camera

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Episode 18 || $10,000 Live Streaming Studio Budget - How we spent it! [Video]

November 28, 2017

Episode 18 || $10,000 Live Streaming Studio Budget - How we spent it!

In episode 18 of StreamGeeks, we go over our entire budget of $10,000 and how we spent it to build our live streaming studio. $10,000 was just enough money to build out our entire office with new IP-based networking infrastructure that we can use for live streaming in our offices and our studio. We are also able to use the NewTek NDI inside our cameras and with compatible software (Such as vMix, Wirecast and Livestream Studio) to connect all of our devices over a gigabit ethernet switch.

So this episode we take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of how we set up our live streaming studio with a custom PC, multiple live streaming cameras and all of the hardware switchers which includes the PTZOptics IP Joystick. Paul and Tess review everything from standup desks to wall painting and budgeting for the technical equipment used in the entire office. As you can see from the picture above we spent a good amount of our budget (roughly 20%) on the gigabit networking infrastructure which includes our 5 GHz WiFi system from Ubiquiti. The television and set decor took up another 40% leaving just $4,000 for office furniture and painting. Luckily we got our entire office space for a steal (Just $13/sq/ft) and only have to pay $2,500 per month in a downtown West Chester, PA location.

To build out and design our live streaming studio from scratch we use Pinterest to visualize our plan. As you can see, we purchased various items for our live streaming studio that are both functional and appealing to our target audience. We know our audience is technically inclined and perhaps a little "geeky". So we chose furniture and shelving to help support various items that will enhance our live streaming environment. We also used our budget to build out areas of our office that are used for live streaming and spontaneous videos.  

Our super tech tool of the week has to do with setting up a managed ethernet gigabit switch for QoS quality of service. In order to do this, we had to label each one of our 24 ports and use our ubiquity management software to identify which devices require priority for live streaming video production. Since many of our ethernet cables were installed inside walls we had to use our ethernet cable checker to identify which port is connected to which device. Once we had each port on our switch labeled with the correct device we are able to prioritize our live streaming IP-based network.

The StreamGeeks go over everything from QoS (quality of service) on their live streaming network to the importance of painting walls energizing colors in this episode. We hope you enjoy some of our live streaming in video production tips and hope to see you next week I’m stream six live broadcast Mondays at 11 AM Pacific 2 PM Eastern.

✓ Watch our Latest Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBgMaK-_C5BYsvkKXN_NC_3M8kJaULll7

✓ Free UDEMY Course on how we live stream here: http://ptzoptics.com/landing/coupons.html

Hashtags: #ptzoptics, #livestreaming, #tech, #videoproduction, #PTZCameras, #streamingmedia, #webinar, #collaboration #wirecast #vmix #newtek #Tricaster #blackmagic #FacebookLive #YouTubeLive #videography #camera

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Our Ubiquiti Network Setup for Live Streaming + BTS Tour [Video]

November 21, 2017

Episode 17 || Our Ubiquiti Network Setup for Live Streaming + BTS Tour

In Episode 17 of StreamGeeks live we look at our ubiquity network set up for live streaming. At the heart of every modern live streaming, facility is an IP-based network. Paul and Tess show you their brand new Gigabit network setup for live streaming and video production which includes a power over ethernet managed network switch, a firewall, wireless access points and much more.

Episode 17 is our very first live stream in the new studio located in downtown West Chester Pennsylvania. The stream geeks share video footage from the IP network installation which includes running ethernet cable laying through the drop ceilings and installing wireless access points throughout the building. If you’re considering setting up and IP-based live streaming system this is a great episode for you.

So we start off with our Comcast Internet service which costs $250 above and provides 150 Mb of download speed and 20 Mb of upload speed. Comcast provides an Internet router which we connect to our UGM firewall and 24 port managed ethernet switch. This ethernet switch is then connected to all of our computers, cameras, and other IP devices used for live streaming and video production.

The IT department at stream geeks chose to go with the ubiquity 24 port POE managed gigabit switch because it provide gigabit speeds ideal for video over IP. This switch can be remotely managed using the ubiquity cloud key simplifying life for our IT department.

The goal of the new office for stream gigs this to have a completely interconnected working varmint where live streaming can be spontaneously available to any employee. From our public facing YouTube and Facebook live shows to our internal spontaneous Livestreams on Facebook work place we want to have the technology available to quickly Livestream professional video content. There are for our ubiquity wireless Unifi access points have been installed throughout the building to provide high-quality band with to any device wirelessly. How 24 port managed ethernet switch provides power over ethernet to power each wireless access point. These wireless access points are fast enough to live stream low latency video directly into our video production software such as vMix wirecast or even a Newtek tri-caster. We demonstrated this today on our live stream by using an iPhone 6 to wirelessly broadcast video and audio directly into our video production.

✓ Watch our Latest Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBgMaK-_C5BYsvkKXN_NC_3M8kJaULll7

✓ Free UDEMY Course on how we live stream here: http://ptzoptics.com/landing/coupons.html

Hashtags: #ptzoptics, #livestreaming, #tech, #videoproduction, #PTZCameras, #streamingmedia, #webinar, #collaboration #wirecast #vmix #newtek #Tricaster #blackmagic #FacebookLive #YouTubeLive #videography #camera

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Our Ubiquiti Network Setup for Live Streaming + BTS Tour [Audio]

November 21, 2017

Episode 17 || Our Ubiquiti Network Setup for Live Streaming + BTS Tour

In Episode 17 of StreamGeeks live we look at our ubiquity network set up for live streaming. At the heart of every modern live streaming, facility is an IP-based network. Paul and Tess show you their brand new Gigabit network setup for live streaming and video production which includes a power over ethernet managed network switch, a firewall, wireless access points and much more.

Episode 17 is our very first live stream in the new studio located in downtown West Chester Pennsylvania. The stream geeks share video footage from the IP network installation which includes running ethernet cable laying through the drop ceilings and installing wireless access points throughout the building. If you’re considering setting up and IP-based live streaming system this is a great episode for you.

So we start off with our Comcast Internet service which costs $250 above and provides 150 Mb of download speed and 20 Mb of upload speed. Comcast provides an Internet router which we connect to our UGM firewall and 24 port managed ethernet switch. This ethernet switch is then connected to all of our computers, cameras, and other IP devices used for live streaming and video production.

The IT department at stream geeks chose to go with the ubiquity 24 port POE managed gigabit switch because it provide gigabit speeds ideal for video over IP. This switch can be remotely managed using the ubiquity cloud key simplifying life for our IT department.

The goal of the new office for stream gigs this to have a completely interconnected working varmint where live streaming can be spontaneously available to any employee. From our public facing YouTube and Facebook live shows to our internal spontaneous Livestreams on Facebook work place we want to have the technology available to quickly Livestream professional video content. There are for our ubiquity wireless Unifi access points have been installed throughout the building to provide high-quality band with to any device wirelessly. How 24 port managed ethernet switch provides power over ethernet to power each wireless access point. These wireless access points are fast enough to live stream low latency video directly into our video production software such as vMix wirecast or even a Newtek tri-caster. We demonstrated this today on our live stream by using an iPhone 6 to wirelessly broadcast video and audio directly into our video production.

✓ Watch our Latest Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBgMaK-_C5BYsvkKXN_NC_3M8kJaULll7

✓ Free UDEMY Course on how we live stream here: http://ptzoptics.com/landing/coupons.html

Hashtags: #ptzoptics, #livestreaming, #tech, #videoproduction, #PTZCameras, #streamingmedia, #webinar, #collaboration #wirecast #vmix #newtek #Tricaster #blackmagic #FacebookLive #YouTubeLive #videography #camera

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Facebook Workplace - Paid community & private streaming option [Audio]

November 13, 2017

StreamGeeks || Episode 16

Facebook Workplace - Paid community & private streaming option

✓ Watch our Latest Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBgMaK-_C5BYsvkKXN_NC_3M8kJaULll7

✓ Free UDEMY Course on how we live stream here: http://ptzoptics.com/landing/coupons.html

Hashtags: #ptzoptics, #livestreaming, #tech, #videoproduction, #PTZCameras, #streamingmedia, #webinar, #collaboration #wirecast #vmix #newtek #Tricaster #blackmagic #FacebookLive #YouTubeLive #videography #camera

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How to Use Facebook Workplace for Live Streaming [Video]

November 13, 2017

StreamGeeks || Episode 16

Facebook Workplace - Paid community & private streaming option

✓ Watch our Latest Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBgMaK-_C5BYsvkKXN_NC_3M8kJaULll7

✓ Free UDEMY Course on how we live stream here: http://ptzoptics.com/landing/coupons.html

Hashtags: #ptzoptics, #livestreaming, #tech, #videoproduction, #PTZCameras, #streamingmedia, #webinar, #collaboration #wirecast #vmix #newtek #Tricaster #blackmagic #FacebookLive #YouTubeLive #videography #camera

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Episode 15 || Private Live Streaming 🎥🤖 [Audio]

November 8, 2017

Stream Geeks || Episode 15

Hi ya'll! On today's show we are chattin' about Private Live Streaming 🎥🤖 Restreamer, Peak viewership and a SPIN TO WIN! 😁

STREAMGEEKS FEATURE TOPIC OF THE WEEK - Free Private Streaming

Show Segments 

Restreamer

  1. RTSP vs RTMP
  2. Bandwidth when running your own server
  3. Processing power when running your own server
  4. Python Script called Initial Slate ---- 14 Day Trial --- Now using https://freeboard.io/
  5. Password protected Wordpress
  6. Facebook Live in a Private Group
  7. Local Area Network Streaming
  8. Using NDI
  9. vMix LAN Streaming - https://www.vmix.com/knowledgebase/article.aspx/23/local-network-streaming

 

Pre Show segment - 10 minutes is when you hit your peak viewership

LIVE VIDEO MOMENT OF Week - Tour of Farting Puppies Tech Setup

BRANDING QUOTE OF THE WEEK-  “ Mistakes are proof that you’re trying”

GIVEAWAY - Spin To Win

HELPFUL TOOL OF THE WEEK (SUPER TOOL)- Raspberry Pie w/

Random tech fact - we tested Facebook workplace and they don’t screen for copy written materials

VIRAL VIDEO MOMENTS- https://www.facebook.com/streamspotstreaming/

VERTICAL VIDEO MOMENT OF THE WEEK - Ring light preview?

 

✓ Watch our Latest Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

✓ Free UDEMY Course on how we live stream here: http://ptzoptics.com/landing/coupons....

 

Hashtags: #ptzoptics#livestreaming#tech#videoproduction#PTZCameras#streamingmedia#webinar#collaboration #wirecast #vmix #newtek #Tricaster #blackmagic #FacebookLive #YouTubeLive #videography #camera

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Episode 15 || Private Live Streaming 🎥🤖 [Video]

November 8, 2017

Stream Geeks || Episode 15

Hi ya'll! On today's show we are chattin' about Private Live Streaming 🎥🤖 Restreamer, Peak viewership and a SPIN TO WIN! 😁

STREAMGEEKS FEATURE TOPIC OF THE WEEK - Free Private Streaming

Show Segments 

Restreamer

  1. RTSP vs RTMP
  2. Bandwidth when running your own server
  3. Processing power when running your own server
  4. Python Script called Initial Slate ---- 14 Day Trial --- Now using https://freeboard.io/
  5. Password protected Wordpress
  6. Facebook Live in a Private Group
  7. Local Area Network Streaming
  8. Using NDI
  9. vMix LAN Streaming - https://www.vmix.com/knowledgebase/article.aspx/23/local-network-streaming

 

Pre Show segment - 10 minutes is when you hit your peak viewership

LIVE VIDEO MOMENT OF Week - Tour of Farting Puppies Tech Setup

BRANDING QUOTE OF THE WEEK-  “ Mistakes are proof that you’re trying”

GIVEAWAY - Spin To Win

HELPFUL TOOL OF THE WEEK (SUPER TOOL)- Raspberry Pie w/

Random tech fact - we tested Facebook workplace and they don’t screen for copy written materials

VIRAL VIDEO MOMENTS- https://www.facebook.com/streamspotstreaming/

VERTICAL VIDEO MOMENT OF THE WEEK - Ring light preview?

 

✓ Watch our Latest Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

✓ Free UDEMY Course on how we live stream here: http://ptzoptics.com/landing/coupons....

 

Hashtags: #ptzoptics, #livestreaming, #tech, #videoproduction, #PTZCameras, #streamingmedia, #webinar, #collaboration #wirecast #vmix #newtek #Tricaster #blackmagic #FacebookLive #YouTubeLive #videography #camera

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2 Years of Live Streaming 🎥🎉 - Halloween Stream 2017 👻🎃 [Audio]

November 3, 2017

2 Years of Live Streaming 🎥🎉 - Halloween Stream 2017 👻🎃 [Video]

 

In Episode 14 of StreamGeeks, we take a moment to look back on our last two years of live streaming. Sometimes it's funny, other times we learn from our best successes.

This episode is a look back at over 22 timeline moments in our history live streaming. From our first ever live stream to our first custom live streaming PC build the following list includes a many of the steps we have taken during our path to video production expertise (though we are hardly experts yet).

First Live Stream - Halloween 2015 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdi4h...

Feb, 2016 - NewTek releases NDI 1.0

June 2016 - Tom Sinclair builds us our custom PC...

July, 2016 - Facebook Live Starts

April 2016 - vMix 17 Released - Includes PTZ Controls

Jan 2017 - Tess Starts

Jan 2017 - Our first Facebook live stream

Feb 2017 - Real Studio Installed

March 2017 - vMix 19 - Includes vMix Call

May 2017 - 2017 Streaming Awards

May 2017 - Replaced USB 3.0 PCIe Cards w/ Magewell HD-SDI Cards

June 2017 - We Started MultiCasting

June 2017 - Facebook User Group

July 2017 - First StreamGeeks Show

July 2017 - Added Zcams - Behind the Scenes

Aug 2017 - Facebook Adds Streaming to Groups

Sept 2017 - Michael Starts

Sept 2017 - Wirecast Introduces Randevu video chat…

Sept 2017 - Tally Lights Oct 2017 - Gen 2 IP Joystick Oct 2017 - NDI Cameras

Oct 2017 - 2 Year Anniversary

This episode is a great way to catch up on everything Paul and Tess have added to their live streaming studio.

The StreamGeeks are building another live streaming studio yet, so stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments below. 

✓ Watch our Latest Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

✓ Free UDEMY Course on how we live stream here: http://ptzoptics.com/landing/coupons....

Hashtags: #ptzoptics#livestreaming#tech#videoproduction#PTZCameras#streamingmedia#webinar#collaboration #wirecast #vmix #newtek #Tricaster #blackmagic #FacebookLive #YouTubeLive #videography #camera

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2 Years of Live Streaming 🎥🎉 - Halloween Stream 2017 👻🎃 [Video]

November 3, 2017

2 Years of Live Streaming 🎥🎉 - Halloween Stream 2017 👻🎃 [Video]

 

In Episode 14 of StreamGeeks, we take a moment to look back on our last two years of live streaming. Sometimes it's funny, other times we learn from our best successes.

This episode is a look back at over 22 timeline moments in our history live streaming. From our first ever live stream to our first custom live streaming PC build the following list includes a many of the steps we have taken during our path to video production expertise (though we are hardly experts yet).

First Live Stream - Halloween 2015 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdi4h...

Feb, 2016 - NewTek releases NDI 1.0

June 2016 - Tom Sinclair builds us our custom PC...

July, 2016 - Facebook Live Starts

April 2016 - vMix 17 Released - Includes PTZ Controls

Jan 2017 - Tess Starts

Jan 2017 - Our first Facebook live stream

Feb 2017 - Real Studio Installed

March 2017 - vMix 19 - Includes vMix Call

May 2017 - 2017 Streaming Awards

May 2017 - Replaced USB 3.0 PCIe Cards w/ Magewell HD-SDI Cards

June 2017 - We Started MultiCasting

June 2017 - Facebook User Group

July 2017 - First StreamGeeks Show

July 2017 - Added Zcams - Behind the Scenes

Aug 2017 - Facebook Adds Streaming to Groups

Sept 2017 - Michael Starts

Sept 2017 - Wirecast Introduces Randevu video chat…

Sept 2017 - Tally Lights Oct 2017 - Gen 2 IP Joystick Oct 2017 - NDI Cameras

Oct 2017 - 2 Year Anniversary

This episode is a great way to catch up on everything Paul and Tess have added to their live streaming studio.

The StreamGeeks are building another live streaming studio yet, so stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments below. 

✓ Watch our Latest Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

✓ Free UDEMY Course on how we live stream here: http://ptzoptics.com/landing/coupons....

Hashtags: #ptzoptics, #livestreaming, #tech, #videoproduction, #PTZCameras, #streamingmedia, #webinar, #collaboration #wirecast #vmix #newtek #Tricaster #blackmagic #FacebookLive #YouTubeLive #videography #camera

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