Did you know 55 percent of people watch videos online every day? 86 percent of viewers say they regularly turn to YouTube to learn something new. If you are still streaming your lectures, live shows, Sunday services or how-to's with just a Webcam and a Wi-Fi connection, it's time to up your game.
What is a Video Streaming Device?
With the exception of lower-quality videos on social media, video content that you stream from the internet to your TV is generally created through the use of professional video equipment and streaming devices. These switchers, mixers, encoders, decoders, and more allow you to take one or multiple broadcast video cameras and create a high-quality stream with HD video and quality sound. A cloud-based content delivery network like Stream Monkey, Facebook Live, or YouTube will then transmit your message and content to the world. Using professional grade video equipment ensures that viewers have a fantastic experience, simplify your setup with plug-and-play functionality, and allows you to stream with a stable transmission, even from remote locations.
What Specific Equipment Do I Need for Streaming?
Audio Video Mixer/Switcher
AV switchers combine the functionality of an audio mixer and a video switcher into one easy to use interface. A switcher enables you to combine various camera angles and audio sources, including external videos, and mix them down to a single output, such as a streaming device, video recorder or monitor. If you are a one-man-show, or have a small volunteer team, then a video and audio switcher will put everything you need at your fingertips. However, if you are working with a full crew, a professional, video-only broadcast mixer may give you more features than an AV switcher can provide.
A Video encoder converts digital video files from a standard format to another format. Such as when you need to convert HDMI to HD-SDI or either of those formats to a computer format for editing or web streaming.
A decoder is a hardware device or software that converts an encoded digital stream into audio or video that can be displayed live on a TV, mobile device, or any other type of display.
If you don’t want to broadcast live, editing software allows you to give your video a professional feel by integrating graphics, text, prerecorded videos and live chats. For a live web broadcast, your streaming destination of choice usually will have an encoder software that will upload your live video to their servers. Need a compact video broadcasting solution? Note that some video switchers are available in software form, allowing you to reduce the amount of equipment you need to carry for streaming purposes.
CCI Solutions Has the Video Streaming Equipment You Need
CCI Solutions has a wide selection of broadcast equipment and hardware including switchers, encoders, decoders, software, and all the converters and cables you’ll need to connect and stream your video cameras. We also carry most top brands of additional professional video equipment as well, including video capture, wireless video transmission devices, format converters, and network distribution devices. Invest in top-quality equipment to create videos that engage and inspire your audience. Not sure what you need to get your system running? Get a free expert consultation by talking to one of our National Sales Consultants.