What is Livestream?:
is a powerful web broadcasting platform that allows you to stream live video
. Whether you want to share a personal moment with a friend, or stream a live concert to an international audience, Livestream has the technological capabilities to match your needs.
Getting Started with Livestream:
To get started with Livestream you'll need to make an account, or log in through Facebook. To be a Livestream viewer is free, but if you want to broadcast an event you'll need to upgrade to a producer account. The producer accounts start at $45 dollars per month. This basic plan gives you access to unlimited HD streaming that's also advertising-free for your viewers.
If you are using Livestream to broadcast an official event with professional quality video, you'll want to consider upgrading to a Livestream Premium account. With Livestream Premium, you'll have access to features such as embedding, advanced video settings, professional analytics, and monetization. There are several different Livestream Premium plans scaled in price for individuals, organizations, and streaming large events. Livestream can also create a custom plan to suit the projected viewership and technological requirements of your event or organization.
Although Livestream is a great service for individuals who want to use streaming video, it's well-equipped to handle large events. With clients such as IBM, Nike, ESPN and PepsiCo to name a few, Livestream is one of the most ample platforms for professional-quality livestreaming video.
With a Livestream Producer account, you'll be able to add content to your channel with web posting, mobile posting, or desktop posting. Your Livestream channel page resembles a Facebook page or blog, but in addition to posting text, photos, or videos, you can broadcast live video right from your web camera and built-in microphone. By downloading the Livestream mobile app to your phone, you can also post text, photos, videos, and live videos from your mobile device
With a Livestream Producer or Premium account, you'll have access to Livestream's video encoder
, called Procaster. Procaster supports a wide range of video input devices, and let's you custom-configure your video settings to create the highest-quality video stream. Procaster is compatible with USB cameras, capture cards (Livestream specifically recommedns Blackmagic Intensity cards), webcams
, and other capture devices. After choosing your preferred capture device, Procaster provides you with a list of broadcasting quality options that are best suited for specific devices. Livestream can be configured to broadcast the same event in up to three different quality settings, making it compatible with computers and mobile devices alike. Procaster also includes advanced audio and video settings which can be tweaked according to Procaster Best Practices
Livestream also supports third party video encoders, such as Adobe Flash Media Encoder Live.
Make Livestream broadcasting interactive by using the chat feature. You can access the chat through the Procaster. The chat can be set up as a Twitter feed, Facebook chat, Livestream chat, or any combination of the three. The Livestream chat is the only option that can be completely monitored by a channel moderator. Using Twitter and Facebook as part of the chat feature will increase the chances that your event will go viral
. In addition, with Livestream Premium any social media
user can embed
your live video feed on a Facebook tab, blog
Livestream for Business:
Livestream Premium is equipped with all the features to maximize the quality and presentation of corporate events and symposiums. With powerful analytics software, you can monitor the demographics of your audience to cater your brand to a wider audience. In addition, a Premium account allows you to remove all Livestream branding from your feed, and provides an ad-free viewing experience for your audience. Also, with Livestream monetization you can accrue advertising revenue by adding your own sponsors to your channel.
Livestream also offers various production services to ensure that your event is broadcast flawlessly. You can hire a Livestream on-site production team, hire Livestream experts to assist your production team, or stay connected with Livestream experts via satellite for live assistance during your event.
All prices as of March 2012