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Live Streaming Virtual Weddings with Ben Reeder
July 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
With 27 years of experience, Ben Reeder is an expert on wedding photography who had to reinvent himself in the era of virtual events. So he researched more about live streaming videography, becoming one of the go-to pros for weddings.
In this episode of Speedify Live, Ben shares best practices when broadcasting weddings, the gear involved and how to avoid any Internet connectivity issues. This also includes best practices with using Speedify for hassle-free wedding live streams.
5 takeaways on improving live streaming for virtual weddings
- Keep it simple! You can live stream a wedding with a setup that includes something as basic as an iPhone 11 Pro on a phone gimble with an audio mixer, a few microphones, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a battery pack.
- Speedify is a cost-effective consumer-friendly alternative for reliable live streaming Internet connectivity versus hardware-based bonding like LiveU units, satellite trucks, etc.
- EventLive is a great platform for live streaming weddings and events that allows you to pay as you get a project. It's a one-way connection, there's no interaction.
- Upload speed should be at least 5 Mbps for a clean live stream. For safety, you should aim for 7.5 Mbps at least.
- Test before the live stream. Speedify has a built-in live streaming test that will suggest broadcast parameters (resolution, frames per second) for a stable stream. Just make sure you get the bride walking down the aisle and the wedding vows with good audio.
The most important thing with virtual weddings: you really cannot lose connectivity. I'm using only cellular Internet, and sometimes connectivity drops, so I need something secondary. Speedify helps bond these together without affecting the stream.
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