Live Streaming

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.

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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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Orlando Webcasts returns to location production of live stream events

After two months of producing only virtual webcasts and webinars, Orlando Webcast has returned to working on location for client projects. Our first project took us to the Florida Keys, where we connected our presenter with two other presenters in other parts of the country. The three then hosted a virtual event streamed live to their online audience.

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Two weeks later, we live streamed two days of virtual product demos for a healthcare company. Clients around the US were invited to view the demonstrations which were streamed to the clients WebEx account. Viewers could ask questions at the end of each demo, providing the presenters an opportunity to share detailed, specific information about the equipment.

This two-camera event included monitor feeds from both pieces of equipment so viewers could see both the hardware and software capabilities and interfaces.

Orlando Webcasts was contracted by Remy Productions to handle the encoding and live streaming of the project.

On location in Orlando, FL for a live sales demonstration
On location in Orlando, FL for a live sales demonstration

While remotely-produced webcasts make up the majority of our productions, we enjoy the opportunity to safely produce on-site events when practical.

Orlando Corporate Media, Inc., dba 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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Live webinars and webcasts keep companies connected

Daily life for almost everyone has changed in the past month. For those of us in Orlando, March started much as usual, but in the first week, conventions begin cancelling. Walt Disney World closed mid-month, and shortly after that, Florida went on a stay-at-home order. Now mid-April, we have adapted to the new normal as best as possible.

Companies are adjusting to a work-at-home business model. Meetings are Zoom, Blue Jeans or Skype calls. Conventions are virtual and trade shows have become small, live streaming events to customers.

The pandemic has forced the hand of companies and organizations to adopt and integrate video, specifically live video, into their ecosystems. What was once considered a premium or optional service is now a basic requirement. We've all been on calls where interruptions are considered acceptable and normal, whether they be from children, pets or the dreaded leaf blower.

Companies now depend on live streaming to stay in contact with employees, associates, members or the public.

At Orlando Webcasts, we're remotely producing webcast and webinars every week - sometimes four or five events in one day. We recently produced an event covering the COVID-19 outbreak and this public forum had over 5000 live attendees who asked nearly 600 questions to the medical experts on the 1-hour broadcast. Other webinars have addressed the concerns of small business owners, answering questions about the Payroll Protection Program, SBA loans and tips for surviving this ordeal.

One consistent theme emerges from the majority of these events: People want information. They're hungry for it. In these unprecedented times, it's more important than ever to stay connected. Perhaps it's advice from trusted advisers. Maybe it's reassurance to employees with the latest company news. It could be information and insight to associates and stakeholders. Whatever the case, we're here to connect you from anywhere to everyone.

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Our webinars are audio events that feature headshots, event branding, PowerPoint slide decks, question and answer functionality, password protection and much more.

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Webcast player with live video and slide deck.

Our webcasts feature live video, most often from webcams these days, with all the features of our webinars including on-demand replays, downloadable handouts and detailed analytics.

We produce these events remotely, allowing all presenters and viewers to participate virtually. We have managed webinars originating in Europe, Asia and North America. No location is too far. A phone line and internet connection is all that is needed - and in some situations, just the internet connection! We can schedule a one time event, or an on-going series.

To learn more on how we connect presenters and their audiences, email us at [email protected], or call us Monday to Friday from 9:00am until 5:oopm ET at 407-362-9490. 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, regardless of location. Call Orlando Webcasts today for a free consultation and quote. Reach us at 407-362-9490. 

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Conventions, conferences and meetings, oh my!

October was chock full of treats...and conventions! It's one of the busiest months for Orlando conferences - and we were equally busy webcasting and live streaming some of those events.

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We started the month with the Grace Hopper Celebration, which brought more than 20,000 attendees to the Orange County Convention Center. We streamed from the 14,000 seat main hall on three days. A second team was on site to stream for 4 days from another room at the convention center.

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Orlando Webcast crews streamed for two days at a All-Hands company town hall from the Orlando headquarters of a logistics company. This private event reached employees around the country with news of initiatives and strategies designed for continued growth of the company.

 

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Our crews also provided four days of live streaming for an annual conference at the JW Marriott hotel in Orlando. We received four camera feeds, a graphics and video feed and created a custom webcast for the online audience. We partnered with one of our webcast platforms to provide Okta security integration for the event. The webcast was only available to employees who logged into their accounts through approved devices, removing the chance of unauthorized access outside the company.

 

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In mid-October, we were part of a three-city live stream on the Zoom platform for a State of the Company town hall that combined live presentations, videos and slides from each city, along with the ability for live interaction between presenters.

 

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We supported out-of-state productions with camera crews and equipment when their client needed video production and live streaming services in Orlando. It's always a great time to work with other streaming professionals! It's also a chance to share stories and best practices. 

 

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While video production and live streaming are our key services, we supported clients with lots more, including presentation timers, Perfect Cue slide clickers, confidence monitors, pipe and drape, Playback Pro and other equipment usually provided by outside AV vendors. One call to Orlando Webcasts and we have you covered!

 

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Our final webcast in October took us to Coral Gables, a suburb of Miami, for a client sales meeting. While our primary encoder used the in-house gigabit internet circuit, we used the TVU One wireless modem to stream our backup feed. These units are the answer to locations where hardwire circuits are unavailable or too slow for live streaming. We averaged 45Mpbs of available upload bandwidth for this day-long conference while only needing about 4Mbps. A great product when a wireless solution is required!

October was busy and fortunately, no tricks, only great events throughout the Sunshine State!

Orlando Corporate Media, Inc., dba Orlando Webcasts is an Orlando-based video live streaming, webcasting, event filming 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 at 407-362-9490 for a free consultation and quote. 


Fall meetings and conventions at Orlando Webcasts

Fall is just around the corner, and with it comes the autumn slate of meetings and conferences in the City Beautiful, Orlando. September, October and November are three of our busiest months and we're ready to hit the ground running this year.

We made system and software upgrades over the summer on our encoding workstations, bought additional AJA and Decimator converters and expanded our network of qualified technicians and camera operators.

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Filming a keynote presentation in Orlando

Orlando Webcasts is available to work with clients on a variety of productions, conferences, meetings and events. Our camera crews and live streaming services are available for:

  • Training Sessions
  • Workshops and CE Classes
  • Town halls and All-hands Meetings
  • Promotions and Announcements
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Event Activities and Highlights
  • Interviews and Testimonials
  • Corporate Communications
  • Human Resources
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Live stream workstations for Orlando convention

Orlando Webcasts is available for single day or multi-day events. Our crews can film events at any Central Florida hotel, convention center or office.

Our live streaming services are available at almost any location in the region. We can stream to social media sites like YouTube and Facebook, business sites like GoToWebinar, Zoom or Livestream, to your CDN or to one of our partner webcast platforms. We can stream your virtual event around the globe from anywhere in Central Florida.

To learn more about our event filming, live streaming and webcasting services, call us at 407-362-9490, or visit our website at https://www.orlandowebcasts.com.

Orlando Corporate Media, Inc., dba Orlando Webcasts is an Orlando-based video live streaming, webcasting, event filming 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 at 407-362-9490 for a free consultation and quote. 


Live streaming made easy with Orlando Webcasts

As the popularity of live streaming and webcasting grows in the corporate and convention markets, we receive inquiries about our services and how an Orlando Webcasts live video stream can be incorporated into conferences, town halls, meetings and other events.

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 breakout 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 UStream, Vimeo or GoToWebinar a better choice? These platforms can be password-protected, allowing only those you choose to view the live stream.

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.

Live investor update webcast by Orlando Webcasts
Live investor update webcast by Orlando Webcasts

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 operator at town hall webcast

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 streaming, event filming, webcasting and video production services for conventions and meetings in Orlando and Central Florida. Videographers for interviews, workshops, trade shows and live streams. Video encoding and streaming to any social or business platform, or to our private webcast portal.

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Looking for the best webcasting company in Orlando?

Let's say you're having a convention in Orlando and want to live stream your major announcement. Perhaps you want to stream in-booth presentations made by team members, or keynotes and breakout sessions. Where do you start in choosing a vendor?

There are three key areas to consider when choosing a webcast company in Orlando.

First and foremost, do they have experience in producing a live stream event? Are webcasts and live streaming services their primary business?

Second, do they have reviews and recommendations from past customers that are posted on Google or other business site (not just their website)?

Third, can you see samples of their work? Note: this is an item that may require a phone call. Many clients do not want their internal communications shared publicly.

Fourth, call them. Are they engaged in the conversation? Do they ask questions about your project? Do they make you feel they are capable of handling your project? Are they professional, yet friendly?

If you can answer 'yes' to each of the four questions above, you've likely found the best webcast company in Orlando...and odds are, it's Orlando Webcasts.

We're the only company in Orlando, and all of Central Florida, that specializes in producing webcasts, webinars and live streaming events.

Orlando Webcasts can provide cameras, microphones, lights, encoding and the streaming of your event.

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Live all-hands meeting during a private webcast.

We work at conventions, meetings and trade shows, offices, museums, resorts, factories...just about anywhere a live stream is needed!

Stream from your trade show booth and let your in-booth presentations reach a larger audience. Live stream announcements, keynotes, breakout sessions and training workshops.

Share mission critical information through corporate town hall and all-hands webcasts.

We stream to any business platform including WebEx, GoToWebinar, Zoom, BlueJeans, Vimeo and IBM Cloud.

Our social streaming can feed simultaneously to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Twitch, plus others.

For your most important events, we offer private, customized webcast solutions through a host of webcast partners.

Corporate town hall streamed live to employees around the country.
Corporate town hall streamed live to employees around the country.

Ready to make a call? We look forward to listening to your needs and recommending solutions for your live event.

Orlando Corporate Media, Inc., dba Orlando Webcasts is an Orlando-based video live webcasting, webinar, live streaming and video production company. We provide live event solutions for businesses, conferences and brands, allowing them to reach distant audiences in real time. Call Orlando Webcasts today for a free consultation and quote. Reach us at 407-362-9490. 

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