There’s only one way to look back at 2020, and that’s through the lens of the pandemic. While lockdowns slowed the pace of life for most people, they provided rocket boosters for the streaming industry. It’s safe to say nearly everyone, worldwide, participated in some aspect of video streaming from binge-watching to participating in online meetings or classes.
WiFi will always be a desirable and convenient way for us to access the internet, requiring only the device we’re using and no messy wires. Despite WiFi being the newer and shinier way to connect to the internet though, it doesn’t mean its the most reliable and best option for streamers to go for. The Zidivo team are going to set the record straight on which type of internet connection you should be using and why.
You want to livestream to all your fans or customers, wherever they are. Multistreaming is the answer. What exactly is it and how does it work? Multistreaming is one of those technical terms that actually means what it says. It is the process of live streaming to multiple platforms, or destinations. This means you can set up one livestream and reach viewers on your website, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and other social networks.
There are a number of factors in determining the quality of your videos, with video resolution, frame rate and video bitrate being the main components in how your content appears and plays for your audience. To help you understand video resolution, how and why to try and improve it, Zidivo has put together a simple guide on what resolutions mean and their importance when live streaming.
When it comes to the different protocols used when live streaming, things can get confusing. With new protocols coming into play all the time and taking the spotlight, it can be difficult to understand which one to use and when. The right one for your individual stream will be completely dependent on your video’s needs, purpose and goals. To clear up any confusion, Zidivo has put together a complete guide to the most common video streaming protocols and when they should be used.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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