Author Topic: Setting up live stream for friends wedding  (Read 1563 times)

Offline Mikes@Micro

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Apr 2020
  • Posts: 850
  • Total likes: 287
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: US
Re: Setting up live stream for friends wedding
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2020, 02:31:32 AM »
Streaming through Zoom, there's no question the quality on Zoom is degraded way past the phones quality. From my experience if you use good WiFi, streaming from a phone that is stabilized of course through YouTube would be a perfect match. I happen to have seen some decent streams through Vimeo but I can't recommend that.


-Yes I was referring to zoom vs YouTube not dslr vs phone.
-that setup sounds great
-Vimeo charges for certain functions
-If you do decide to use Zoom the only way yo improve image quality is to use an Enterprise account (only available to large companies- try borrowing one) paired with a laptop and DSLR even then you need to specifically request it from IT.

Don't get me wrong, when I compare DLSR to phone camera, I'm specifically talking about the video quality since YouTube can only handle up to 1080p anyway. Obviously if you have a $2,000 zoom lense which will give a nice sharp bokeh affect, that might be a better option for you. Also if you have the money, you can get a few cameras with tripods, connect them to a hub with a capture card, and use VMix to switch through cameras during the stream.

🤤 even better if you can do it wirelessly
Quote or engagement  equals full throated endorsement and vote!
H/t PinchosL

Offline avrohomgelb

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Feb 2018
  • Posts: 1165
  • Total likes: 155
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 6
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Setting up live stream for friends wedding
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2020, 08:19:19 AM »
-Yes I was referring to zoom vs YouTube not dslr vs phone.
-that setup sounds great
-Vimeo charges for certain functions
-If you do decide to use Zoom the only way yo improve image quality is to use an Enterprise account (only available to large companies- try borrowing one) paired with a laptop and DSLR even then you need to specifically request it from IT.
even better if you can do it wirelessly
I wouldn't bother with zoom imo, I would definitely try getting a YouTube account. There are other options though which I never tried but should be good, like Facebook, Vimeo, etc.

Offline lcm

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2019
  • Posts: 140
  • Total likes: 24
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: Olam Hazeh
Re: Setting up live stream for friends wedding
« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2020, 02:19:00 AM »
Thank you very much to everyone for all the info and suggestions. The wedding was tonight (Tuesday).

Ended up doing zoom, and it actually worked amazing because one of the immediate family members was stuck on another continent. I set up a big TV with a webcam (attached to a laptop,) (besides for a phone to move around), and it bridged the two sides amazingly!!! Friends on the other end made a celebration that family member, and in turn the screen became a focal point and "interactive" at times with proper dancing going on "together" in front of the screen. It joined them very nicely.
There were also other people on the zoom that were dancing in their location, and it was very nice to see that in the hall.
In the hall, there were people dancing and standing and waving in front of the screen throughout the evening. It had an amazing feel.
It was really unbelievable and really added a lot.

Picture quality was definitely low, but there wasn't necessarily reliable enough of a network that would have been able to  stream high quality smoothly, so I guess you gain some and lose some.

I used my phone with a stabilizer as well for the parts away from inside the hall, and as another angle in the hall. The stabilizer is really a game changer. I was able to be dancing and be holding the stabilizer to show close up in the middle of the circle, and it was still nice and smooth.

For the music on the zoom, I attached the audio from the mixer to an interface board and attached that to the laptop, so everyone on the zoom had beautiful sound, straight from the band.

Thanks again to everyone for the help!