Today’s Thoughts…. Basic Streaming

Today’s Thought of the day is about Basic live streaming…

The most basic live streaming experience uses your cell phone. Most people that stream to Facebook these days use their cell phones to stream. All you need is a cell phone with a pretty good camera and the Facebook app, which you can download for free from the app store for your phone.

Once you have the app and have logged into Facebook, you can then click on the camera icon and choose to live stream. It usually wants you to add some info about your stream before you can go live…

Now, most people hold their phone up the way you usually do, straight up and down…. This is an acceptable way to stream from your phone. It is in the 9×16 view, which is how you see things on your cell phone most of the time. but…. If you want a better view for Facebook or YouTube Live, turn your phone sideways before you click on the stream button… This will give you that traditional 16×9 widescreen view that fits on a standard screen better… I couldn’t find and photos to show you that I could use, but just turn your camera on and hold the phone in both positions. You will see the difference.

With Facebook, you can stream live from your phone to any Facebook page, even your regular profile page. This makes it easy to let people see what you are doing or experiencing LIVE at that moment.
Beware though! If you have a limited data plan, you can use it up in no time with live streaming. So, if you want to stream a lot, look for an unlimited data plan.

The last thing you really want to be sure of is that you have good light. This is super important because if you have real low light your video will be hard for anyone to see. The camera may have a hard time focusing also. If you have too much light or light that is pointing directly at the phone, it can wash out your video or cause lens flare. This is also bad as it again makes it hard to see the video.

Well, that is all for right now. I will try and post again before New Years…
Next time maybe we’ll talk about improving the audio for your cell phone videos…

Peace and Blessings to you all…

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New direction for this site!

I have decided to use this web domain and web site for my new Ministry.

My new ministry follows along the lines of my recent work with Church. I am starting a ministry to help others learn about Live Streaming!

So, if you have a desire to live stream your Church Services, Company Meetings, or just your personal life or home business, then drop me a line. I will help you with figuring out what you need for what you want to do.


Peace and Blessings.


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