Live streaming platforms
SLV produces webcasts on all four of the most popular streaming platforms:
IBM Video Streaming, Vimeo Live, Facebook Live, and YouTube Live.
Each streaming platform has its pros and cons, but in general IBM and Vimeo are paid platforms, offer better features, support, and analytics, and are best for defined audiences. Facebook and YouTube are better for social media interaction to wider public audiences. We can help you decide which streaming platform is best for your needs and we can also broadcast to multiple platforms at the same time.
Live Streaming Features
The advantage of Live Streaming services is that viewers don’t need to download any software in order to view the webcast and they can watch from desktops, laptops, tablets, cell phones, and even Smart HDTVs. All of the services that we use offer variable bitrate encoding in the cloud, which is a fancy way of saying that viewers will automatically receive the highest quality version of the live webcast that their device and internet speed can support. This means no wasted bandwidth and the video always looks great, regardless if you are watching on a large monitor or a small device.
As your webcast producer, SLV uses a video switcher to switch the view between the video camera sources and computer presentations. We can also create a picture by picture view that shows the video and presentation side-by-side, play pre-recorded video, and even patch-in remote presenters.