Broadcasting Live with Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras

PTZ camera for live streaming

If you work in the video industry, you may be familiar with pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras. These mechanized, self-contained units make video production easier with a small crew. That’s especially true if you’re working in a crowded, permanent space. In this article, we offer an overview of how to use a PTZ camera for live streaming […]

Dacast Makes the “Streaming Media Top 50 Companies” List for the 2nd Year in a Row

Dacast, video hosting and live streaming solutions, has been selected by Streaming Media as one of the top 50 companies that matter most in online video in 2019. The list highlights the companies providing OTT solutions that are “that are both groundbreaking and rock-solid reliable“. Dacast is listed alongside other honorees in the August issue of […]

Live Streaming Encoding Software: vMix, OBS Studio, and Wirecast Alternatives

live streaming encoding software

An encoder is a critical element of any live stream. First, live streaming encoding software or hardware tool takes information from your camera. Next, the encoder converts that information into a compatible form that for embedding and streaming. Finally, many broadcasters use a professional streaming host like Dacast to embed and stream live video to […]

5 Steps to Success with Online Sport Streaming

online sport streaming

To say that sports are wildly popular is an understatement. When 40,000 people are willing to drop everything to show up for a baseball game, you know you’ve got something big. It’s no surprise, then, that one of the most popular uses for live streaming online video is online sport streaming. In this article, we’ll […]

Introduction to Professional Video Hosting Solutions

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As you may know already, social networks are the biggest platforms for sharing video. However, these platforms are not very professional. For that reason, more and more businesses and other professional users are choosing dedicated video hosting solutions for their content. In this article, we’ll provide an introduction to these professional video hosting services, along […]

The Challenges of Server-Side Ad Insertion

Video monetization is an important topic in the industry today. The three main monetization methods are subscriptions, pay-per-view, and advertising. This blog will focus on server-side ad insertion, a monetization method that is driving major revenue for various OTT business. Specifically, we’ll look at what server-side ad insertion is and how it works. In addition, […]

Best Streaming Solutions for Video Marketing (2019)

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Video marketing is widely used in modern business. According to We are Social, 70% of marketers plan to use video marketing in 2019. These numbers make sense. Another data set from Animoto’s Social Video Forecast suggests that 76.5% of marketers and small business owners are seeing measurable results with video marketing. In this blog post, we’ll […]

Live Stream Recording with your Online Video Platform (OVP)

live stream recording

Professional broadcasters have high standards for video production. There are good reasons for this. When you’re investing a great deal of time, money, and effort into video productions, you want to be absolutely sure things go off without a hitch. This article addresses one particular aspect of live video production: when and why you might […]

2019 Video Streaming Solutions Comparison: YouTube Live, Livestream/Vimeo, and Dacast

Starting a few years ago, young millennials (ages 14-25) began watching more video on digital devices than on television. That was a watershed moment for the streaming video industry, and that momentum continues today. Digital video is the rising star of the entertainment world, and video streaming solutions are an integral part of that boom. This article […]