Live Streaming

Live stream events to connect with your audience

Live stream services from Orlando Webcasts allow event planners to engage more than on-site attendees. Providing a virtual option engages additional employees, members, fans and stakeholders who otherwise would not be able to attend. 

We guide our clients through the entire process and make recommendations based on your requirements and budget. In this post, we'll briefly explain your options on getting started with live streaming an event. 

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Live streaming a general session at an Orlando conference.

Nearly any event can be live streamed, provided the availability of a high-speed Internet connection with a minimum upload speed of 6Mbps, though higher speeds could be required for certain events. Contact the venue IT department and confirm the connection speeds, along with any associated costs. A hard line connection is preferred over a wireless connection.

Next, who is your audience? Are they employees? Investors? Fans? Does the presentation content include confidential information or do you want to reach as many people as possible?

Depending on your answers, there are several distribution methods available. Orlando Webcasts can stream to any platform or portal and we can recommend the platform that best meets your requirements.

Will a free service like YouTube or Facebook reach your audience? These outlets can reach tens of thousands of viewers and are frequently used for conferences, announcements and promotional events.

Is a paid service like Zoom, Teams, WebEx or GoToWebinar a better choice? These platforms can be password-protected, allowing only those you choose to view the live stream, but white label branding is limited, if offered at all.

Your third option is a private webcasting platform which provides security, better integration with PowerPoint slides and video playback, a Q&A function to ask the presenter questions, detailed analytics, custom branding, an online archive of past events and other benefits. This option can also be the most expensive depending on the size of the audience and length of the webcast.

Choosing the correct distribution method is an important decision. Orlando Webcasts works with all of the options listed above and will help you determine the best solution.

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Live, shark-tank style competition streamed from Rollins College

Now it's time to decide how the video and audio are going to be filmed at the event site. 

Depending on where the event is held, you may need to work with the in-house Audio/Visual company and use their crew, microphones, camera(s), lighting and other gear they are contracted to provide conferences and meetings. Large events may already have IMAG (image magnification) cameras in the general session rooms. In either case, we work with the A/V company to receive a feed from their camera and use that feed as the video source for the live stream event.

In other locations, we can supply the crew, camera, microphones and lighting. Each event is unique, so we offer customized solutions to fit the needs of each project.

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Camera, ready to roll at National Sales Meeting in Orlando

Once the venue, crew and platform are selected, Orlando Webcasts will work with you to customize the look and feel of your event player, including graphics and logos, slide decks and playback videos, along with other elements needed for the webcast.

We'll schedule a site visit, confirm load-in and test times, and handle the production of your live streaming event. Post-show, we'll provide audience logistics for private webcasts,  an archive recording of the program and complete other tasks needed to wrap up the production.

Our Frequently Asked Questions page on the Orlando Webcasts website offers additional information. It's an easy way to learn more about webcasts and live streaming. One of our most important tasks is to educate and inform our clients about options, services and capabilities.

Ready to go? Have additional questions? Give us a call or send us an email. We'll answer your questions and make recommendations so your event is a streaming success. Call 407-362-9490, Monday to Friday, 9AM-5PM Eastern Time, or visit our website at https://www.orlandowebcasts.com.

Orlando Corporate Media, Inc., dba Orlando Webcasts is an Orlando-based video live streaming, webcasting and video production company. We provide corporate communications tools to businesses and brands that allow them to efficiently and effectively reach their audience. Call Orlando Webcasts today for a free consultation and quote. Reach us at 407-362-9490. 

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Live streams: One size does not fit all

While Zoom, Teams and WebEx are everyday tools in most workplaces, some live streams require a more robust platform. That's why Orlando Webcasts utilizes over a dozen different live stream platforms. Each platform has its advantages, depending on use and the audience.

We learn what the client needs and make a recommendation for the platform best suited for their event. Sometimes there are multiple choices, each with different features and price points. Our equipment connects to any live stream service provider, so our goal is to ensure the client has a great experience with their selection.

The most requested platforms are the ones mentioned above; Zoom, Teams and WebEx. Companies, and their employees, are familiar with the platforms which makes them a default, easy choice. They are designed for full interactivity, which sometimes is not what a company may want on a specific event. Keeping people muted or cameras turned off can be troublesome and distracting to the presenter and audience.

Zoom Webinars are a good option when limited interaction is preferred, but with Zoom, branding is limited, so it may not be the right fit, especially when dealing with outside audiences that could include potential clients, shareholders, fans or other stakeholders.

On medium-sized events, we often use Vimeo as the network provider. Sometimes we stay entirely on the Vimeo platform. Other times, we deliver the stream to our in-house website (https://webcast321.com), or to a host platform where we build a custom page or microsite for the event that is branded, offers registration options and valuable viewer analytics. This is often the sweet spot for companies wanting to make a great impression at a good price point.

One the largest events, we have been using GlobalMeet, formerly TalkPoint, for more than a decade. This enterprise-grade platform ensures the security, features and capacity for thousands of viewers, along with detailed viewer analytics that are often required by Fortune 500 companies, healthcare and medical clients, and and other large organizations.

Here's a list of the live stream platforms we've connected to in the past year:

Webcast321
Zoom
WebEx
Teams
GoToMeeting
EventLive
6Connex
Cvent
IBM Video Streaming
BeaconLive
StreamYard
Vimeo
GlobalMeet
Notify
YouTube
Facebook
Twitter
Twitch
There are countless other platforms, and we can connect to any of them.

Confused? Don't be. We're here to guide you through the live stream process and recommend solutions that meet your needs. It's our goal for you to have a successful event from all sides - audience, presenters, support staff and, of course, price.

If you're ready to learn more, call us at 407-362-9490 or email us at [email protected] and we'll be glad to answer your questions.

 

Orlando Webcasts is a live stream, webcast, webinar, virtual meeting and event production company. We provide live stream services to businesses and brands that allow them to efficiently and effectively reach their audience. Call Orlando Webcasts today for a free consultation and quote. Reach us at 407-362-9490. 


Capturing viewers with a live 2/47 webcam

It has been one year since we started the live webcam on behalf of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation in downtown Winter Garden. In that time, nearly 765,000 viewers have spent an average of 7 minutes watching the webcam!

The camera has not only captured viewers, it has introduced viewers to the Heritage Foundation and its mission, and created new connections with downtown business owners and city leaders.

We're pleased to be the sponsor and provide the maintenance and support for the YouTube live stream.

Visit our website at https://www.orlandowebcasts.com for information on our live stream services. Custom live stream camera installations, such as the one we provided the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation are also available.

Orlando Webcasts is a live streaming, virtual meeting and event production company. We provide live event services to businesses and brands that allow them to efficiently and effectively reach their audience, regardless of location. Call Orlando Webcasts today for a free consultation and quote. Reach us at 407-362-9490. 


Turbocharge Your Zoom and WebEx Streaming Events

Orlando Webcasts produces Zoom, WebEx, and Teams meetings for companies in Florida and around the globe. In Florida, we work on-site at offices, hotels and meeting facilities with our clients by providing professional video, audio, encoding and recording equipment. Remotely, we handle online event production and moderation for clients anywhere. Learn more about our Zoom event production services at https://www.orlandowebcasts.com/zoom-meeting-production

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Orlando Webcasts can provide clients with other distribution options including private webcasts and webinars, or public events streamed to YouTube and Facebook. Contact Orlando Webcasts for details of our services and capabilities for your next event.

Orlando Webcasts is a live streaming, virtual meeting and event production company. We provide corporate communications tools to businesses and brands that allow them to efficiently and effectively reach their audience, regardless of location. Call Orlando Webcasts today for a free consultation and quote. Reach us at 407-362-9490. 


Small town charm meets worldwide audience

Winter Garden, situated on the south shore of Lake Apopka and 14 miles west of Orlando, is quentissental Florida. With red brick streets, historic buildings and grand oaks shading the sidewalks, Winter Garden has become a destination for Orlando area residents and visitors alike. The historic downtown district includes locally owned shops and restaurants, two museums, an art gallery, the Garden Theatre and the weekly Farmers Market on Saturdays.

Last year, Orlando Webcasts offered to install and maintain a live camera that would show the downtown district and clock tower. The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation had the perfect location and allowed our idea to move forward. In February, 2021, the camera was installed and tested and went live on February 11th.

If you haven't seen the live stream, take a look!

The camera has proven to be a hit. Since going live, over 100,000 unique viewers have watched the stream for an average of six minutes. The YouTube page has reach 2 million impressions and visitors from 21 countries have tuned in.

The City of Winter Garden has licensed footage from the Heritage Foundation to use on the Downtown Winter Garden website: https://downtownwg.com/

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Orlando Webcasts is proud to support the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation and partner with them in sharing this corner of Central Florida to viewers around the globe.

Orlando Webcasts is a live streaming, virtual event and video production company. We provide corporate communications tools to businesses and brands that allow them to efficiently and effectively reach their audience, regardless of location. Call Orlando Webcasts today for a free consultation and quote. Reach us at 407-362-9490. 


On location production in Orlando

We rolled into June with a three-day live stream from the Orange County Convention Center - our first visit there in more than a year. The conference featured two rooms, one for keynotes and one for breakouts. Sessions in both rooms were live streamed for 4-5 hours each day of the conference. 

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Encoding workstation in the keynote room.

After the morning sessions, the two camera crews moved to the trade show floor where we filmed displays, vendors and competitions. As soon as each segment was filmed, the footage was edited on-site and uploaded to the server, allowing virtual attendees to see what was occurring at the show.

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Architectural window tinting competition

This hybrid conference provided options for attendees to gather in person, or to participate online, or both. All the sessions and trade show segments are available to attendees to watch for the next few weeks.

Orlando Webcasts provided camera crews, wireless microphones, video encoding and streaming, on-site editing, along with pre-production, location scouting and setup and test prior to the first day of the event.

After 16 months of producing almost exclusively virtual events, it felt good to see clients in person and hear the buzz of excitement and engagement of attendees at the convention center.

Orlando Webcasts is a live streaming, virtual event and video production company. We provide corporate communications tools to businesses and brands that allow them to efficiently and effectively reach their audience, regardless of location. Call Orlando Webcasts today for a free consultation and quote. Reach us at 407-362-9490.

 


Live streaming services and full service video support

Orlando Webcasts is more than webcasts. We're a full-service video solution for meetings, town halls, corporate communications, workshops and other business events.

Our on-site services include:
4K and HD camera crews
Wireless lavalier and handheld microphones
Audio mixing consoles
LED lighting panels and LED fresnel lamps
Confidence monitors
PerfectCue slide advancing systems
PlaybackPro video playback
4 and 8 input video switchers
4K and HD video recorders
On-site and post-event editing
Production planning and support

When you book our services, we can also provide quotes for your on-site AV equipment including:
Projectors and screens
Pipe and drape
Staging and lighting

When you take your event to an online audience, you increase exposure and impact. Our live streaming services include:
Video encoding
Live streaming to any online portal
Webcasts and webinars
HD recording of the presentation or event
Custom URL's of the live stream or webcast
HTTPS streaming
Password protection, URL checking and other security measures
Custom registration pages for webcasts and webinars
Custom branding on event pages including logos, sponsors, QR codes and more
On-demand playback of events after they have concluded
Online archive of event 
Live audience technical support
Q&A and chat functions
Private presenter chat
Virtual and hybrid event production
Remote presenters and producers
Live switching of on-screen presenters
PowerPoint and video playback integration
Event resources download link
Post-event editing and file delivery
Planning and live event management
Five Star service and support

Have a question about our live streaming services? Call us Monday to Friday from 9:00am until 5:00pm at 407-362-9490, or visit our website where you can chat with us: https://www.orlandowebcasts.com.

Orlando Webcasts is a live streaming, virtual event and video production company. We provide companies and brands the online tools that allow them to efficiently and effectively reach their audience anywhere in the world. Call Orlando Webcasts today for a free consultation and quote at 407-362-9490. 

 

 


Live stream camera features downtown Winter Garden

Orlando Webcasts is pleased to be the sponsor of the new live stream camera in downtown Winter Garden, Florida. Owner Mike Forrester envisioned the project last year and proposed the idea to the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, which has its museum at the corner of Plant and Main Streets. The view from the museum looks west onto Plant Street, the clock tower and the downtown Historic District.

Once the idea was approved by the Foundation, Mike selected the camera and operating software for the 24/7 live stream. He chose the location and supervised the installation of the camera and ethernet connections.

After the camera was online, Mike spent the next few days selecting camera angles, adjusting bandwidth settings, and creating the text and logo overlays that appear on screen. While fixed in its position, has the ability to change the zoom internally. This allows multiple scenes, of which two are currently selected that alternate views every 90 minutes.

The live stream will be sponsored by Orlando Webcasts for the first year of operation. We will monitor the stream quality and address any technical issues.

 

The live stream is featured on the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation website, http://www.wghf.org

It can also be found on the Central Florida Railroad Museum website, https://www.cfrhs.org

We hope you enjoy taking a look at historic downtown Winter Garden. To learn about downtown shops, restaurants, entertainment and activities, visit https://downtownwg.com/

Orlando Webcasts is a live streaming, webcasting, webinar, virtual event and video production company. We provide corporate communications tools to businesses and brands that allow them to efficiently and effectively reach their audience, regardless of location. Call Orlando Webcasts today for a free consultation and quote. Reach us at 407-362-9490. 


Virtual webcasts became the norm in 2020

2020 was a year of change and transition for almost everyone, and the same held true for us. In early March, we could no longer work on location at the conventions, meetings and conferences scheduled for Orlando area hotels and convention centers. No one was traveling and going into the office was not an option for most, so alternatives had to be found.

It seemed every company was scrambling to find the best way to stay in touch with employees, vendors and their customers. While some had already been using webcasts and webinars, the pandemic introduced a whole new audience to the convenience of online meetings. There was a fundemental shift in the way everyone communicated. Some liked it, some did not, though we all had to embrace it if we wanted to stay connected.

Orlando Webcasts also made the change from being on location to a totally virtual production environment. We needed to connect anyone to everyone, no matter the location. Every client is different, so the solution is as well. Some clients found Zoom or WebEx met their needs, while others wanted a more polished, professional look to their events. Since we partner with several online platforms, we were able to offer solutions that met both needs and budget.

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Live webcast with remote presenter

 

We worked remotely on live webcasts that featured presenters and speakers around the globe. Regions included North, Central and South America, the Carribean, Europe, Australia, New Zeland, Japan and Southeast Asia. Due to the time differences, we worked at all hours to accommodate our clients.

Remote productions were 100% of our business for several months, but then we started to see a small change. A couple of clients were willing to produce sales presentations with only 2 staff members, plus our three webcast crew members in a large conference room. We all maintained our distance, wore marks and used lots of hand sanitizer! This method was a game changer for our clients as well. While their sales force could not travel to meet with clients and demonstrate their equipment, we could show it virtually. Two-way communication allowed viewers to ask the presenter questions.

Socially-distanced crew on live sales presentation.
Socially-distanced crew on live sales presentation.

Ingenuity led both our customers and our team to new solutions during the pandemic. We still average just one in-person event a month, and those require a COVID rapid test before we enter the venue, but the calls and inquiries increase every week for clients looking to book us on Orlando area events later this year.

We're glad to see 2020 behind us, and look forward to working safely and responsibly with our clients this year, and in the future.

Orlando Webcasts is a live streaming, webcasting, webinar, virtual event and video production company. We provide corporate communications tools to businesses and brands that allow them to efficiently and effectively reach their audience, regardless of location. Call Orlando Webcasts today for a free consultation and quote. Reach us at 407-362-9490. 

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Webcasts and live streams were hot in 2020

The global pandemic required businesses and organizations to rethink how they communicate with their employees, investors and stakeholders. While we've been promoting webcasts and live streaming for a decade, 2020 was the year that nearly every business - and household - discovered the benefits of live streaming video.

Our business model evolved as well. In most years, the majority of our work took place at the client site - whether it be an office, convention or meeting. That worked disappeared overnight in March, replaced with virtual meetings. We connected presenters with their audiences and did it all from our homes using our professional webinar portal.

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As we moved through the summer months, clients turned to us for their sales and marketing needs as well. We produced several virtual sales presentations for a medical client, connecting their technical staff with existing and potentials, allowing instrument demonstrations and live Q&A with the presenters on an enterprise-quality webcast platform.

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Orlando Webcasts assisted companies and non-profits with live streaming events including monthly membership meetings, board meetings and sales presentations using WebEx, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, YouTube and Facebook.

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2020 has been a year of challenges and changes, and also one of opportunity. We've had the pleasure of working with local organizations that depend on community support as well as multi-national corporations needing to reach employees. We changed our operations to meet client demand and expanded our capabilities utilizing world-class webcasting platforms.

While we look forward to having clients return to on-location events, the pandemic necessitated a change in communication methods and we believe some of these changes will stay with us moving forward.

Orlando Webcasts is a live streaming, webcasting, webinar, virtual event and video production company. We provide corporate communications tools to businesses and brands that allow them to efficiently and effectively reach their audience, regardless of location. Call Orlando Webcasts today for a free consultation and quote. Reach us at 407-362-9490. 

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