More Live Streaming Fails
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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