This article is focuses on the basic equipment needed to produce a quality livestream feed for your event. If you are already working with a professional video production team, you can stop reading now. If you're planning on producing your own livestream - read on!
Listed below are several configurations of hardware (with links to specific products) that we have used before. There are, of course, an endless assortment of other products that will also work - but we've limited our recommendations to products we've personally used, that we know work with our software, and that are readily available.
If this article leaves you with more questions than answers, you'll probably want to utilize the services of professionals for the livestream production.
Basic Option (built-in camera, external mic)
Intermediate Options (external camera and microphone)
- Option A: Iphone/Android with a high-quality camera (that you already own)
- Option B: USB camera: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
3. In both cases use a lavalier microphone.
Advanced (DSLR or video camera)
- Use an external DSLR or Video camera
- Connect the camera to your computer using an HDMI to USB converter
- Use microphones listed above or wireless:
In all cases consider your lighting - you can find many videos on youtube that explain how to setup lighting
- A Good basic light: Neewer Super Slim Bi-Color Dimmable LED Video Light
If you want to include pre-recorded videos, static images, overlays and/or video feeds from more than one location/webcam, you'll need to use additional tools (or the services of a video professional) to manage the various elements within your livestream. You can find more information in Planning Your Livestream.