Social streaming with Facebook live
Facebook is a great place for highly localized content or community development. Your followers receive notifications when you plan to broadcast and your feed is automatically displayed in follower newsfeeds once live . Better for numbers, reach, interactivity, on-demand catch up numbers and quick/rich analytics.
Social media video strategy
By implementing Facebook Live into your content strategy, you provide an instant, real-time source of content for viewers that’s like nothing else. Brands are still trying to figure out how to use Snapchat correctly, but with Facebook Live, you can produce unique content the second you start a stream.
Facebook Live is an exceptional platform that many businesses are already benefiting from. By promoting your Facebook Live broadcast in advance can significantly help you increase engagement, attendance, and shares. One of the most effective ways to promote your Facebook Live in advance is to actually schedule it in advance.
Facebook live streaming solutions
The Woza ClearCaster Facebook Live Appliance is the the only way to broadcast crystal-clear 1080p to any page on Facebook Live. The clearcaster is built with help from Facebook and connects directly to Facebook Live’s API so you’ll be up-to-date. It auto-configures optimal Facebook Live encoder settings for your conditions and requirements, so you don’t have to worry.
The Epiphan Pearl Mini is one of the most reliable, all-in-one video production system that’s small in size and big on pro features. Record, stream, and switch up to 2 HD inputs simultaneously and take your video production to the next level with Epiphan Pearl Mini™.
The Acme GO 4/4 Portable Live Production Solution is a complete portable live production studio with built-in 17.3″ LCD. Mix HD video sources including mixed resolutions and framerates, along with embedded and separate analog audio. Stream output live to the Web in RTMP, WMA, Flash, and other widely supported formats. Recording high-quality program feeds is easy. The removable SSDs media storage drives let you record up to eight ISO (isolated) channels from the SDI inputs, giving a producer the ability to re-edit later on.
Instant live streaming bundle to stream to YouTube Live or Facebook Live with vMix and Magewell HDMI to USB 3.0 converter. A practical, small and simple solution to capture a HDMI video signal to your PC through USB 3.0. Just plug and start streaming.
With the Inogeni Dual USB Capture Bundle you can easily start a live stream or recording with two video sources including audio. The Inogeni share gives you the possibility to connect two video sources through DVI or HDMI and your audio through 3.5mm jack. After setting up your sources just connect the Inogeni Share to your pc or laptop via USB 3.0 and start your live stream or recording with the vMix license included in this bundle.
The ACME RACK 4 Live production solution is a powerful tool for live video production. A full Windows PC is built into the chassis, featuring an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce graphics. I/O consists of four industry-standard SDI inputs on an AJA capture board, two of which can be configured for output instead. To utilize the functionality of the ACME RACK, separate software is required. Audio can be embedded in the video inputs or brought in separately via the XLR combo jacks. USB I/O can support extra storage or additional I/O or control options with separately available hardware.
The Wirecast Gear 110 from Telestream is a preconfigured streaming solution that includes the Telestream Wirecast Pro 7 software. This enables you to capture, produce, and stream live content all in a single portable box that is good for use on a desktop or in a 19″ rack. The Gear 110 features four built-in HDMI input ports, multiple LAN/Wi-Fi ports, plus USB 3.0 and USB-C ports. In addition to the Wirecast Pro 7 software, it includes Telestream Switch 3 Plus and the standard version of NewBlue Titler Live. Display outputs can also feed high-resolution (up to UHD) presentation monitors for live in-venue screens.
- Facebook Live and YouTube Live Encoder
- HDMI Input
- Stream over Ethernet or Wi-Fi
- Easy to Set up for Streaming
- Supports 1080p and 720p Resolutions
- H.264 Streaming FormatHDMI Confidence Monitor Out
- Connect Peripherals via USB
quick reference facebook live streaming
During your live stream, people will be able to react and comment. You can write replies to comments or respond to them in your streaming broadcast. If you’re live streaming to your timeline, you’ll be able to choose the audience. When you end your live stream, it’ll stay where you shared it as a video post.
People can decide who sees their live video by selecting an audience before beginning a live broadcast. If you’re using a Facebook Page, you can apply control and customization settings to the video on the broadcast after it has ended.
The video will be published to the Page or profile so that fans and friends who missed it can watch at a later time. Once a broadcast has ended, live videos are eligible to show up everywhere that other videos appear. The broadcaster can remove the video post at any time, just like any other post.
Facebook Live accepts video in maximum 720p (1280×720) resolution at 30 frames per second, with 1 key frame every 2 seconds. You must send an I-frame (keyframe) at least once every two seconds throughout the stream. Recommended max bit rate is 4 Mbps. Going above this maximum is possible but will make live streams highly unstable. Changing resolution midstream has negative impact on the broadcast. Titles must be less than 255 characters otherwise the stream will fail. The Live API accepts H264 encoded video and AAC encoded audio only.
Streaming to Facebook is done with an RTMP stream. The maximum length for a live stream is 4 hour. Also for preview streams the maximum length is 4 hour (either through Live dialog or publisher tools). After 240 minutes, a new stream key must be generated.
RTMP stream URLs will expire 24 hours after they are created.
- You can embed your live stream in a website. Click near the bottom right-hand corner to get an html code that you can copy and paste to your website.
- Live 360 video is available in Facebook. You need a 360 camera – either a mobile attachment or standalone camera (e.g. Detu F4 plus) to go live in 360 degrees.
Don’t share your Stream Key or Persistent Stream Key. Anyone who has access to your stream key information can stream video to your post. You won’t be able to use a stream key again after your live stream ends. A persistent stream key, which is created by selecting Enable persistent stream key when creating a live stream, is permanent and can be used again after a live stream ends. Keep in mind that you can only broadcast one live video at a time with your persistent stream key.
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