Live streaming has been part of our service offering almost since our company’s inception. Our first live streaming event occurred February 13th, 2008 for The Wargods’ MMA fight promotion. The event was titled Valentine’s Eve Massacre. That event streamed on Sherdog, the leading MMA website’s platform. The streaming went live without any hiccups to about a quarter million viewers. Unfortunately not all live streaming events are this easy.
Before You Go Live
When it comes to live switching, streaming, and event videos, there is no second chance to get it right. This means that how you prepare for these shoots is almost more important than what you do on game day. This is why at Blare Films we take pre-production very seriously. If you think that nothing unexpected can happen on set then you haven’t been on set enough times. The truth is that cables break, people miss their marks, speakers get caught up at the airport and more often than not, you’ll have to do a little bit of improv to make it seem like it was all part of the plan. This is where a solid approach and a good list contingency plans can make a world of difference. We will work with you to point out common points of failure in an event timeline and what can be done to keep everything running smoothly. Most importantly, we’re excited about telling your story in the most effective way possible. We feel that our art is getting your message to your audience with the least amount of headache on your part.
At the heart of our multicam setup is our BlackMagic ATEM Studio Pro Switcher and the Blackmagic Design BMD-SWATEMTVSTU/PRO4K Atem Television Studio Pro 4K. Both setups are versatile enough to help a production spring to life and simple enough that we could leave the manual at home. But we won’t… The only difference between the two machines is one is 1080 HD and the other setup is 4K UHD.
Backing Up with ISO’s
As far as cameras go we tailor our set to your needs. We can and have switched up to eight cameras simultaneously, but for your average shoot three might be just the right amount. We can record to each individual camera as “ISO’s” or go straight to a digital master through the mixer. We’ve streamed events/shows to large audiences and done intimate 2 camera setups for trade shows.
If you want it done right for a reasonable price with top-notch client relations then give us a call and let us show you what we can do. Let’s make your event THE EVENT.
Blackmagic Design Atem Television Studio Pro
ATEM Television Studio Pro HD is the first production switcher designed for both broadcasters and AV professionals with a fully featured hardware control panel built in. It includes 4 SDI and 4 HDMI inputs with re-sync on all inputs so you can use it with broadcast or consumer cameras. ATEM Television Studio Pro HD is packed with high end features and is perfect for live production, episodic television programming, web shows, AV or even live coverage of gaming competitions! Simply plug in cameras, game consoles or computers and start switching live!
Blackmagic Design Atem Television Studio Pro 4K
ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K features 8 independent 12G-SDI inputs, for working in all popular HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. Each input features re-sync as well as a full low latency standards converter, which means the input is automatically adapted to the switchers format. You can even have 8 inputs, all running different video formats! The upgraded Fairlight audio mixer features dynamics, 6 band parametric EQ, dual mono channel split and stereo simulator with audio delay on the analog inputs. ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K also features the ATEM Advanced Chroma Key, Ultra HD multi‑view and motion clips in the media pool.
Live Streaming Requires Platform
LiveStream has focused on enabling organizations to share experiences through live video, unlocking a world where every event is available live online. Now they are joining the vimeo family. View Website
UStream, an IBM Company, is a leading provider of cloud-based, end-to-end video solutions for media and enterprises. From internal meetings to press conferences to worldwide entertainment events, Ustream powers live and on-demand video for 80 million viewers per month. View Website
DaCast live streaming and video hosting platform publicly launched in October of 2010. This was after two years of development. The company’s goal is to offer the highest quality streaming solutions available at the most competitive pricing. View Website
StreamShark is a technology company with expertise in reliable video stream delivery for global reach. It excels at making the live streams of large scale, high profile events a massive success with viewers having an exceptional viewing experience. View Website
YouTube allows you to watch great live streams, such as live gaming, live music, live sports, live news, and Google Hangouts. View Website
FaceBook Watch has popular videos, inspiring stories and how-to’s from your favorite producers and creators. You won’t want to miss what’s on Facebook Watch. View Website
Persicope was founded on the belief that live video is a powerful source of truth and connects us in an authentic way with the world around us. We are fascinated by the idea of discovering the world through someone else’s eyes. View Website