Get ready to live stream with uStudio by following these important steps in the weeks before your first live event.
Follow these 6 steps to prepare your team for success with live streaming via uStudio:
- If you don't already have access to a uStudio live streaming studio, request one from support@uStudio.com.
- This is a special kind of studio in our platform, separate from your video-on-demand (VOD) studios. If you choose to record a live streamed event, you'll designate a VOD studio for the asset to be uploaded to post-broadcast.
- Next, make sure that your live event camera crew(s) can generate an industry-standard RTMP or RTMPS stream.
- You can use any hardware or software encoder for this, although a hardware encoder is recommended. If you would like help selecting an encoder, just contact support@uStudio.com and ask for our Live Streaming Equipment Recommendations guide.
- Because uStudio's live infrastructure will ingest your RTMP(S) stream over your internet connection, you need to ensure a fast, dependable connection that can't get interrupted by other traffic.
- If you can't provide a dedicated fiber or hardline connection from any given event site, consider renting cellular-bonded equipment for peace of mind. This way, your stream won't impact the site, and the site's traffic won't impact your stream.
- Once your uStudio live streaming studio has been configured, you will likely need to have your primary and secondary ingest endpoints *whitelisted* by your IT team, which means they'll allow your live video stream to pass from within your corporate firewall, through the firewall, and over to uStudio.
- Depending on your company's security policies, you may need to get approvals before the event site's network team can support a live stream. Get your request in early (we suggest several weeks before the target live-streaming event); corporate IT teams often have backlogs of days or weeks of network support requests.
- Once 1-4 above are complete, coordinate with the uStudio team and any IT networking team to schedule a test event.
- Think of this as "running water through the pipes." We recommend doing this 1-2 weeks before your first target live-streaming event.
- During the test event, be sure to get (and bookmark!) your unique live event reporting link from the uStudio team, for access anytime you stream.
Getting all the people, processes, and tools aligned to live stream can be a bit of work, but it will really pay off in terms of establishing the capability to go live with any audience, 24/7/365. And the good news is that uStudio's configuration allows you to set it & forget it; you should need no adjustments between events once your setup has been configured and verified.