Streaming video production: How it works

Video streaming production has become an important tool for reaching a larger audience.
some of the circumstances that need to be filmed for online streaming. are panel discussions, debates, cultural events, and live performances 

Streaming video

Here are some Benefits of Live Streaming

  • Customize your messaging and content to meet your goals and objectives.

  • Opportunity to connect with a larger audience by creating high-quality, professionally produced material

  • The ability to customize privacy and security to meet your needs

  • Keep track of viewership and participation.

  • Streams can be viewed on any device that supports them.

  • Long-term engagement is possible with your content.

  • Reach out to a global audience

  • Encourage viewers to participate.

1. Streaming, live or recorded

Projects for online streaming can be filmed 'as-live' and then edited to fit any production goals or editorial criteria, or they can be filmed (essentially pre-recorded) 'as-live' and then edited to meet any production goals or editorial guidelines. This pre-filmed and pre-edited programme can then be broadcast online or posted to internet channels starting on particular dates or according to your pre-determined streaming schedule.

2. What's needed for Live streaming

To begin live streaming, you'll need:

  • Video and audio sources - Cameras, computer displays, and other image sources to be exhibited, as well as microphones, mixer feeds, and other sounds to be played in the stream

  • A video encoder - this is a computer software or a standalone hardware device that bundles real-time video for transmission over the Internet.

  • A streaming destination-  this  is the location where your live video will be broadcast online. YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook Live are all popular options.

  • A steady Internet connection — to prevent your broadcast from freezing, buffering, or disappearing completely. Technical examination of the venue's broadband speed and mobile 4G/5G signal strength will be necessary, since these networks will be utilized to transport the encoded video signal from the cameras to the streaming provider.

3. Live Multi camera streaming

If the online 'live' video broadcast is being captured with numerous cameras, a vision mixer will be necessary to pick the camera angle to be aired at any given time, as well as to alter the shots depending on what is happening and the online video broadcasting brief. All 'live' camera video may be recorded on each camera during streaming for any future post-production and editing after the event.

4. Benefits of pre recorded video

The ability to capture diverse and more complicated parts at one or more locations by a smaller team over a longer time span is one of the advantages of pre-recording and then editing before transmission. Various shot pieces can then be put together to make a larger show with more content if needed.

Edits may be reviewed and updated as needed until the final version is agreed upon, allowing for more editorial control over the material. If necessary, different takes of the same performance can be videotaped, with the best 'take' being chosen for the final cut.

Bonus Live streaming checklist

  • Consider the intricacy of your intended production and make sure you have the suitable experience and understanding team in place.

  • Before the actual performances are filmed, complex 'as-live' staged performances may need film, sound, and lighting crew rehearsals to utilize multiple camera angles.

  • Consider the suitability of the location, aesthetics,  surroundings for shooting, sound recording, and lighting. For sound, you should film in a quiet place where you can regulate the lighting setup and have enough space to reposition recording equipment if necessary.

  • With my extensive expertise developing streaming productions, we've discovered that hiring a separate sound specialist to oversee and control all sound recordings is critical, especially when several performers in the production are performing alone or together.  This is particularly crucial for a single operator who is responsible for filming and monitoring many cameras.

  • Allow plenty of time in your production plan for the setup and testing of many cameras as well as the organization of the filming area.

  • The day before filming, communicate with all members of your team and visitors to ensure that everyone knows when to arrive at the specified time.

  • Consider what you'd like guests to wear to fit the program's and location's aesthetics.