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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NAB NY 10 Companies to Visit in 2018 [VIDEO]

October 8, 2018

Today we reviewed 10 companies that you should totally check out at the NAB New York show 2018.  The NAB show stands for national Association of broadcasters and it’s generally hosted in Las Vegas Nevada.  The show has become so important to the live streaming in broadcasting industry that is spread it’s wings and is now available every November in New York City.  Live streaming in video production companies are now releasing new products and services at such a fast rate that really helps to have a show in between the official NAB Las Vegas show.  In today’s video podcast and blog post we talk about our top 10 companies were most excited to visit at the NAB New York show.

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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 be podcasting [Video]

October 2, 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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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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Everything went wrong for our live event stream - Learn from our mistakes :)

September 25, 2018

The StreamGeeks’s recently live streamed to a fashion show in West Chester, Pennsylvania called the Fall for Fashion event.  It was a great learning experience for the team and I say so because a lot of technology from our video production set up decided not to work properly. Here is our recap of everything that went wrong and how we are going to do better next time :)

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StreamGeeks - S2 EP 7 - World Wide Video Production Studio Group

September 17, 2018

Learn more about how the StreamGeeks are teaming up with video production studios around the world in this podcast episode. 

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StreamGeeks Special - Live Streaming your Podcast to Instagram

September 14, 2018

Today we made a thrilling discovery. Something that’s going to change the game for us and our podcasting strategy. Our discovery and the topic for today’s blog post is live streaming our podcast to Instagram. You may think, well why not just live stream your conversation to Instagram? What’s the difference? The difference is we get to pull from our professional audio mixing board, not just our high-quality audio, but all of our audio effects as well. This is one step away from being able to host a professional video stream to Instagram with graphics and all.

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Season 2 EP -6 Podcast Tech Upgrade & Review [VIDEO]

September 12, 2018

Enjoy this video version of the Podcast Tech Upgrade and Review episode. Check out all the details on this affordable, live streaming ready, podcast studio. 

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