I’ve been helping out my community newspaper, the Easy Reader, to live stream local news events lately, namely city council and school board candidate debates, and I marvel at how simple the process has gotten.
So much so, I thought I’d relay the process for you. Maybe your place of worship will ask you to live stream their events, or you’ll be called into duty during election season to broadcast from the Rotary Club or local high school.
At its core, all you need is a phone. That’s fine if it’s you talking into the camera, or comfortable with what looks like basic security camera footage of an event, but if there’s more involved, like needing to zooming in on people as they speak from across the room, you’ll want a mirrorless or DSLR camera with a good lens. Add to that a laptop, USB-C to USC-C cable and possibly a subscription to a streaming software platform like Streamyard. And a microphone for better sound. Ahem, and good internet. That’s it.
Let’s run down the process.
A good portable computer will do the trick. I use an Apple MacBook Pro. Windows computers will do just fine as well.
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