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22nd May 2020
What Is Cloud Transcoding & When Should You Use It?

Cloud transcoding is taking over, leading the way by allowing businesses and individuals to offer a smooth and optimum playback experience for their entire audiences, without needing a huge team of staff or tons of equipment. Zidivo is here to clear up what cloud transcoding encompasses and who can benefit from it, as opposed to tackling all the encoding of your live streams in-house.

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18th May 2020
Live Streaming Cost Calculator: What Budget Do You Need?

There are a number of key components that will determine the budget required for your planned live streams. For example, what type of video do you have in store for your audience? Are you planning a live virtual event that will be highly dynamic or a simple sit-down video with one person talking to the camera? The complexity, content and equipment needed to pull off your live stream will all have an influence on the budget you need available.

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16th April 2020
How To Stream Online Learning Videos

There is always going to be a demand for online education and resources, making it essential for teachers, schools, and organisations to understand how to record and stream online learning videos to their students. By adapting to the times now and offering high-quality education videos online, you can provide many students all over the world with an enjoyable and enhanced learning experience that they may not otherwise have had access to.

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30th March 2020
Video Bitrate Guide: What Is Bitrate & How To Optimise It

When planning video content or sitting down to stream live to an audience, it’s easy to get caught up in how your setup looks on camera, but there are actually arguably more important technicalities to consider. Video bitrate is just one of the components to think about, that can make or break a live stream. Zidivo explains what your bitrate is, how it affects your video quality and outline the ideal settings for a successful live stream.

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20th March 2020
Why You Need A Business Video Hosting & Streaming Platform

What’s the difference between a business/enterprise and a consumer-grade platform? When seeking an enterprise video platform, it should provide a wide range of features to enable complete security, easy management and an abundance of technical support. Let’s look at some of the reasons that consumer-grade platforms are not sufficient for business use and what to look for when finding the right enterprise video platform for you

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17th December 2019
Secure Video Streaming: How To Secure Your Live Videos

While most broadcasters aim to generate as large of an audience as possible, there are actually many purposes to live content that require a more targeted and/or limited audience. On top of this, with digital hackers on the rise, businesses simply must be clued up on how to protect their site and content from potential attacks. Live streaming is no exception. There are a number of things that can be done to boost the overall security of live videos, to protect both broadcasters in front of the lens and those tuning in.

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9th December 2019
How To Improve Video Quality When Live Streaming

The live streaming game has stepped up a notch, as it becomes the preferred way for broadcasters and/or businesses to engage with their audiences. Offering your audience a poor quality live stream can make you stand out from the crowd, but for all the wrong reasons. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to improve video streaming quality and provide viewers with live video content that is both reliable and at a high resolution.

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26th November 2019
Facebook Live Vs. Professional Streaming

These days, all you need is a smartphone and a social media app, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, to go live to an impressive audience at the touch of a button. For live streams to be effective, it’s essential to take into account the quality, speed, purpose, access, and more. To help you make the decision about where to live stream, Zidivo’s live video experts weigh up Facebook Live and how it compares to using a professional live streaming platform.

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19th November 2019
Using Closed Captioning In Live Video

Closed captioning, often confused with subtitling, is primarily used to increase the accessibility of videos for deaf or hearing impaired viewers. To use closed captioning accurately in streams, they should be embedded using a specialist closed caption encoder. Keep reading to learn all about closed captions and their importance in the streaming community!

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15th October 2019
Free Vs Paid Live Streaming Platforms

If you’re looking to start live streaming, then you’ll need to choose a platform. There are lots of different choices available that result in different qualities of video. Read more about how to choose between free and professional live streaming platforms, as well as loads of other live streaming tips on our blog!

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