This article will cover details you need to know to plan for live streaming, whether from a standard TriCaster or one upgraded to include the TriCaster Advanced Edition. You’ll learn everything you need to know in terms of framerates, CDN (Content Distribution Networks), multi-tier fallback Internet connections, and how to reach more viewers and attract different audiences by live streaming to multiple platforms and services simultaneously, thanks to the optional TriCaster Advanced Edition.
Live webcasting to the general public has expanded and transformed the world of television. Now a live video broadcast can be shared to worldwide audiences with a relatively tiny investment. The live webcasting market also brings us many creative and moneymaking opportunities. With its built-in encoder, the NewTek TriCaster acts as the first required element, but there are many other details to take into account, so I wrote this article to prepare you for them.
Sections in this article
- A very short course in television framerates
- Fundamentals of live webcasting
- What’s a CDN?
- Why do I need a CDN?
- Mitigating risks
- How much bandwidth do you need to stream live?
- Publish your highlight video clips to multiple social networks simultaneously with TriCaster Advanced Edition
NewTek sponsored this article after receiving Allan Tépper’s proposal. As of the publishing date of this article, Allan Tépper has no commercial connection with Akamai, AT&T/U-verse, Comcast/Xfinity, Facebook, Livestream, Matrox, Microsoft Azure, Sprint, T-Mobile, Twitter, Verizon, Tally Lights LLC, Twitch.tv, UStream or YouTube other than that some of them have sent him review units or have contracted him to do consulting, technical writing or translations in the past. The words and opinions of Allan Tépper expressed in the article are his own. More info about Allan Tépper at AllanTépper.com.