On the 1st May 2019 Facebook Live retired the standard RTMP streaming protocol in favour of RTMPS (RTMP over a TLS/SSL connection). [Source] WHAT IS RTMP? RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) is the industry standard across the world for professional web video streaming but it’s not that secure and can be prone to hacking. RTMP is prone to spoofing and other attacks between the contribution stream (Sent from the broadcaster like us) and the CDN (Content Delivery Network e.g Yo
Yesterday was Blue Monday and armed forces charity Help For Heroes launched the Cut The Clock campaign at the Tower Of London. Cut The Clock is designed to help call time on Mental Health Stigma as a recent study has shown it to took Veterans four years to reach out for mental health support. The launch consisted of a Q&A with veterans and then the projection of a Stigma clock on the side of the Tower Of London. We have previously worked with Help for Heroes by providing thei
Maintaining an ongoing relationship with the same video production company is so beneficial for both parties. We've been working with Chippenham and Swindon BID companies for the last three years through event planner Verve Live. We provide them with event filming services throughout the year and then a full Outside broadcast for their Christmas Light Switch On events. This year we provided a four camera live broadcast for inSwindon BID Company and created an event highlights
Explore what's available - don’t just accept the norm. By now everyone knows about Facebook Live and most understand the powerful benefits of the service to their business. As a professional live streaming company we understand the advantages that working with a company like ours will bring to your stream but you may not, so this article is designed for you. Most people believe that using a mobile phone is the only way you can stream to Facebook but they are wrong. Yes its fr
Video adds so much to an event especially if it's live. We were invited to cover the 'Love Fashion Live' event which was being produced by Jules Brogan at VERVE Live for The Brunel Shopping Centre in Swindon. Working with them we planned a series of six Facebook Live broadcasts over the three day event. These livestream broadcasts created a real buzz on the clients Facebook page allowing people who might not normally of attended to get real insight to what they could experien
Publishers will soon have an easier time reaching fans through Facebook Live. Speaking today at the Streaming Media East conference in New York City, Erin Connolly, product manager for Facebook Live, announced three improvements designed to make the platform more useful for publishers: persistent stream keys, live cross-posting, and live rewind. Persistent stream keys will be a help for publishers or video creators who use the Live API. Thanks to this improvement, they can us
This week we produced Rituals Cosmetics first UK livestream. The global cosmetics company approached us to deliver a livestream service in London for them. They have over a million followers on Facebook so broadcasting to Facebook Live was the obvious choice. We live streamed from the Covent Garden store and the format was a Q&A session presented by Abigail James. You can see the broadcast below. Contact us today to discuss how our live streaming services can benefit your bus
Users Comment On Facebook Live Videos 10x More Than That Of Regular Videos Facebook Live is a dream for engagement, driving comments at over ten times the rate of non-live videos. Because the focus of Facebook Live is a window into and interaction with a moment in time as it unfolds in real time, commenting is about being a part of a live conversation. It exists in a way that is more dynamic and prone to evolution than commenting spaces on regular videos, and that’s a powerfu
Seven Dials London through their PR company approached us to provide a live stream service for their International Woman's Day 'In Conversation' event. As this was their first multi-camera live we guided them through the process. They wanted to broadcast the event on their Facebook page. We supplied three cameras and two Camera Operators plus Sound Engineer and Vision Mixer/Director. The venue was in the basement of a hotel so we used our Portable Production Unit. The event w
McCann London approached us as Microsoft UK wanted to create a masterclass series with Photographer Allan Hinton (@chaiwalla) showcasing the way their Microsoft Surface product works in harmony with Adobe's Lightroom and other Adobe software. We worked with them and produced three live multi-camera Facebook Live broadcasts which were broadcast on their Facebook page. This was the first time that Microsoft UK had used Facebook Live to broadcast. One of the broadcasts can be se
1) Why am I live-streaming? There should really be a reason why people would watch your live broadcast. What are you showing me that I would want to witness live rather than seeing in a delayed but less time-consuming way? 2) Add value.
Are you really giving me a unique view that surprises or benefits me in some way? Maybe it could be a behind-the-scenes look at something. 3) Interaction.
When live broadcasting one should really Invite questions and comments from the viewer
1. Give people plenty of notice that you're going to broadcast. Build the anticipation by letting people know when you'll be broadcasting live, maybe post a day countdown to build the audience. 2. Make sure you have a strong internet connection. This is crucial if you don’t want to look silly. Check to make sure that you have a strong signal before going live. We can provide this service to you via our Outside Broadcast van. If broadcasting with your phone WiFi tends to work
Facebook now allows users to share and discover live video on their personal profile or page. It works in a similar way to Periscope. This is great news for our clients as it will mean we can broadcast directly to their Facebook pages and direct to their viewer base without asking the viewer to click away to YouTube etc. We can offer the same high quality video production with multi-cameras but direct to your audience. Your team can monitor the metrics in real time and the ch