More Live Streaming Fails – Charles Snyder Raw #65. Since I am pretty sure that my cameras and equipment work, I think the Facebook Live Stream service hates me. No seriously, I think it’s odd that my phone works, but my computer and better cameras do not. So I’m researching the problem some more and will share the solution if/when I find one.
Can you say, Deja Vu?
Just like I had some issues that I discuss in Live Streaming Fail – Charles Snyder Raw #37; it did it again. But this time around I’m pretty sure that it wasn’t because of equipment problems. So that just leaves a software issue or a connection problem as the culprit.
Looking at my options
So to be honest with you, live-streaming hasn’t been a top priority up until now. And if I can be a little more honest with you, I’m re-thinking that. As a result, I am looking into various options for streaming live using two or more video sources.
However, for anything to be a great solution, I want to be able to do the following:
Use video from multiple sources such as two or three cameras, sharing my desktop, etc.
Have the capability of adding overlays such as web addresses and logos as well as maybe some video effects.
It must have as many of these features in one solution so that I can manage it on the fly.
I must be able to see questions from the audience or have some form of chat feature too.
And I want to keep costs under $1,000 dollars for now.
More Live Streaming Fails and solutions
Or maybe I just need to re-think how I want to use the live-streaming features of Facebook and YouTube. Hell, just a small, but decent 4-channel video mixer alone costs over $2,000! And the prices for just the video mixer skyrockets from there.
So I’m not sure I want that sort of investment in even more equipment and software right now. At least not until I have a better solution for a home office with fast Internet access. Eventually yes, I will go that route. Just not right now, so the search for low-cost solutions continues.
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Charles is the owner of C. E. Snyder Marketing LLC. His background includes 30+ years in the fire service. Since 1999, he has also become a published author and a public speaker from 2004 on. He is widely respected as the “go-to” guy for Digital Marketing, websites, and SEO, recently being recognized with the 2020 Best of Lancaster in Digital Marketing Award.
Charles is also known as “The Marketing Ninja” and is a serial entrepreneur. His favorite quote is “Make Stuff Happen!” Also, his personal interests include spending time with Ann, his fiancee, playing the occasional video game, and growing mutant eyebrow hairs since getting on the wrong side of 50 years old.