6 Simple Steps to Livestream with SlingStudio

We shared some best practices in preparation for your live event in our last blog post. And while it may seem old hat for some, many of you just getting started with multi-camera production have asked for simplified instructions on how to livestream using the SlingStudio Console App.

Check out the easy steps below for a successful livestream event:

  1. Connect the hub to the Internet using either Wi-Fi or an ethernet cable attached to the USB-C extender. Then use the Dashboard within the Console App to check your upload speed, which should be at least 10 megabits per second.
  2. Go to the Projects setting and turn on Live Broadcasting to begin the setup of a livestreaming event. Select a destination to get started – YouTube, Facebook or your custom RTMP.
    • With YouTube, you will first be asked to login with your account credentials. Be sure to set your permissions and confirm everything runs smoothly.
    • Facebook also requires you to login and set the necessary permissions. You can broadcast to Pages and schedule a future event or publish now. Broadcasting to Facebook requires a 720p30 resolution stream so check that this is set up for your project.
  3. Pick one option next: Stream Now to start immediately or Live Events to schedule an event for a later time. You can add a title and description of your broadcast as well as set the privacy to public, private or unlisted with YouTube and public, only me or friends with Facebook.
  4. Hit the Go Live button just below Record when you are ready to begin— either copy the URL to share or just start streaming. The status of your stream will beat the bottom of your program monitor showing both your run time and number of viewers. Make sure to hit Record at the same time you Go Live if you would like to view the livestream later.
  5. Under the Live Event section, create a new event or open one you’ve already worked on to start at a specific time and date. The same title, description and privacy options will be available as the livestream and several video resolutions.
  6. Simply tap the Go Live button again to end the broadcast. You will be asked to confirm and have a chance to copy the URL. Voila, you have just done a livestream!

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If you have other questions not covered here, contact us here or take a look at these articles in our online knowledgebase specific to YouTube and Facebook live broadcasting.

There are a lot of nuances with multi-camera streaming from finding ways to maximize your wireless range to choosing the right location for the shoot. In an upcoming blog post, we will share some tips on livestreaming an event with possible interference and how to fix it.

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