Live Streaming

When the weather impacts your conference, Live Stream it!

Most of our live stream events are booked weeks in advance, but earlier this month, we received a call for a next-day stream. Winter weather was  wreaking havoc in the Northeast and airlines were cancelling flights, which impacted attendees for a conference here in Orlando.

To solve this problem, the conference organizers decided to live stream a full day of their two-day event, allowing those who couldn't make it to Orlando to attend virtually. 

Single camera live stream to GoToWebinar
Single camera live stream to GoToWebinar

Orlando Webcasts provided the camera, wireless microphones, audio mixer, converter equipment and laptops for the 9-hour live stream. We connected to the clients GoToWebinar account where the remote viewers connected to the live conference. We connected to the internet with a wired connection provided by the hotel.

GoToWebinar interface during the live stream
GoToWebinar interface during the live stream

This was a small conference, so every attendee was very important. Using an existing asset, GoToWebinar, the organizers insured those stuck in the Northeast were not left out in the cold!

We were pleased to be part of the solution and worked with the client to provide our crew and equipment at an affordable price that met their budget.

Thinking about live streaming your conference, keynote or session? Orlando Webcasts can live stream to any social or business platform and can provide the camera, microphones, lighting and all the encoding equipment needed to connect you to your audience. Call us at 407-362-9490 or email us at [email protected].

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. 


Frequently Asked Questions - Answered

Live streaming continues to gain traction as the next step in corporate communications, branding and consumer engagement. Our job is to make it easy to take the next step.

While we're always available to answer your calls by phone or email, one new way we're answering them is with our Frequently Asked Questions page on the Orlando Webcasts website. It's an easy way to learn a bit more about webcasts and live streaming when you're not sure what questions to ask! One of our most important tasks is to educate and inform our clients about options, services and capabilities.

If you're needing webcast and live streaming services in Orlando - or anywhere in the United States - spend a few minutes on our FAQ page and then give us a call or send an email with your follow-up questions. We're here to help!

Call Orlando Webcasts at 407-362-9490, or visit our website at https://www.orlandowebcasts.com.

 

FAQ Page Orlando Webcasts
A portion of the Frequently Asked Questions page 
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. 

Gain viewers even after your live event has ended

When consulting with clients prior to their live event, a standard question is 'what life will the event have after it has ended?' Many clients already know the answer, but some honestly had not thought beyond producing the event. Our suggestion: make the event video available for replay for those that missed the live presentation. 

There are several options that should be considered to maximize distribution. First, is the audience limited to employees, investors or other stakeholders, or is the content appropriate for anyone who wants to view the replay? Second, what is the best way to reach that audience?

For events with restricted viewership, we recommend keeping the event within our secure webcasting and webinar platform. Viewers must have appropriate logins, emails or passwords to enter and view the event. We archive our events for 6 months at no additional charge. Longer term archives are available when needed.

For events intended for or benefiting the general public and/or a wider targeted audience, there are several options available. If the event is on Facebook or YouTube, make sure the event is available for on-demand viewing once the live feed has concluded. Simply continue to promote the event at the same URL, page or channel.

For an even wider reach, post the video beyond the original platform. One service we use is Vimeo. Videos can be uploaded with descriptions, keywords, embedding and security options and more. Players can be customized, clickable calls-to-action enabled and detailed analytics reviewed.

Online Video featured an article highlighting some of these capabilities for business clients: http://www.onlinevideo.net/2016/09/5-smart-ways-marketers-publishers-can-use-vimeo-business/

Live conference on healthcare
Live conference on healthcare

Vimeo is a paid service, so it's ad-free and offers unlimited bandwidth for viewers to watch your videos. Another benefit is moving video storage off company servers and let Vimeo handle the heavy lifting. Vimeo Pro and Vimeo Business are recommended solutions to our clients that want a professional video presence online. Using Vimeo or similar services allow your live events to continue to gain viewers days, weeks and months after the event has ended.

To learn more about producing a live streaming event, including webcasts and webinars, contact Orlando Webcasts. We offer full video production, encoding, editing and web distribution services for clients throughout the United States.


Periscope and Facebook offer new live streaming opportunities

Webcasts are changing...and that's a good thing for businesses, organizations and brands. Thanks in large part to Twitter and Facebook, the way companies reach their audience has become faster, cheaper and more effective. While large corporations often need the capabilities and security of enterprise-level webcasts, public facing events normally do not.

Conferences and Meetings can benefit from live streaming.
Conferences and Meetings can benefit from live streaming.

Facebook and Twitter have continued to improve their live features, allowing webcasters to connect to their platform and deliver a more polished, professional event when needed. Using an iPhone for spur of the moment events is acceptable and provides a viral feel to the broadcasts and viewers enjoy being a part of that experience.

There are times, however, those same companies and brands could use a more professional broadcast. Perhaps it's a keynote address, a monthly meeting or special event that organizers would like to share with a larger audience. Live video streaming to Facebook, Twitter (Periscope), YouTube, and other platforms, becomes a low-cost and highly effective means of reaching your existing fans and while developing new ones.

Our encoding equipment accepts audio and video from nearly any source.
Our encoding equipment accepts audio and video from nearly any source.

Many conferences already have professional cameras and audio for the in-room video screens (IMAG or Image MAGnification). By adding our encoding equipment and a high-speed internet connection, you now have the ability to share your event to a much larger audience via Twitter, Facebook Live, Twitch, YouTube and others. These events can be scheduled, publicized and even archived for viewing after the live event ends.

 If you event, presentation, conference or meeting needs to reach a web audience, give us a call. We have solutions that can integrate your event with Facebook Live, Twitter/Periscope, YouTube Live, Twitch and other social media platforms. Call us at 407-362-9490 or email us at [email protected]