Another exciting feature available in our Screen Cast is the new live YouTube streaming capability.
Live video streaming at events has grown in popularity, as more and more organisers want to include further personalised content into their special occasions. Videos work well on screen as they capture the attention of the audience, creating a sense of variety which make them feel fresh and exciting. The ability to broadcast live footage onto screens whilst at an event is a huge step forward in terms of development, as live proceedings can now be more easily viewed by spectators with poor viewing positions. As the video is being played off a live YouTube stream, effectively the only cost would be the camera that is filming the event - cutting out larger costs for a professional Audio & Visual team.
The YouTube live stream works by initially setting up a channel with 100 or more subscribers, before then scheduling the specific time and date of each video to play.
The recent University of Portsmouth Graduation week capitalised on this particular piece of development, as they implemented specific videos into their ceremonies. By scheduling 15 different videos to play during the entire Graduation period at the University, each ceremony could feel bespoke with the custom-built videos and feeds for each graduating department.
Similar to the features that the mobile app Periscope has, live video streaming from YouTube can be utilised in a similar manner. During a recent event down in London, the Screen Cast beamed live footage from a partnering event in New York onto the screen.
ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO BY JAMES O'ROURKE