Live Streaming Wedding
Live-streaming has always been a beneficial idea for a wedding ceremony and reception–but in the last two years, due to the global epidemic, these live broadcasts have become more popular than ever in the wedding industry!
Whether your loved ones are living abroad or you're getting married intimately, live-streaming your wedding ceremony is still an excellent opportunity to make sure no one misses your wedding.
From the reasons to live-stream your wedding ceremony to the best live-streaming platforms, read on to know everything about live-streaming your wedding!
What are the reasons for live-streaming your wedding ceremony?
1. Live-stream your wedding for people whose schedules don't match:
Chances are your guest can cancel attending your wedding at the last minute because of conflicting schedules or other issues due to which their schedule just doesn't line up with your wedding date. You can still give them a chance to be a part of your big day by live-streaming your ceremony!
Many live-streaming platforms like Twitch let your guest watch your nuptial from virtually anywhere. Your virtual guests will love feeling like they're celebrating your union right alongside you, even if they're celebrating from afar.
2.. Amazing Keepsake for You & Your Loved Ones:
It's a fact that parents get very emotional when their children get married. In the future, when they will see the whole wedding video or picture, it will be no less than a blessing for them to see again how it all went. Even everyone who is most close to you will also enjoy watching your entire wedding day video.
As mentioned above, live-streaming your wedding is a great idea to get a video of the whole wedding day. In modern times, this is truly the best and cost effective way to capture it all without missing a single moment. Once you wedding ceremony is over, it is digitally stored and can be rewatched all over the world instantly.
3. Affordable video options for the wedding ceremony:
Live broadcasting at high quality used to involve a truck and a satellite , nowadays however a modern camera, professional sound, laptop and internet connection can give you a broadcast quality live production.
Live-streaming is the most affordable video option for such couples to take in all the big day's enjoyable activities and beautiful moments. Today's technology has introduced high-quality cameras at an affordable price point. With the help of these cameras, budget-conscious couples can still capture their wedding ceremony.
Our Wedding Live Streaming Service
So 2020 has become the year of micro weddings, but these weddings are being seen live all around the world. We have now live streamed 15 events in London, Surrey and Kent. All with viewers all around the globe.
Live Broadcast Standard Wedding Live Stream
We live stream to the same quality as live broadcasting any event. We use multiple broadcast quality cameras, some are remote controlled and the main camera is operated. We then make sure the sound is just as high in quality by placing microphones in all the places were sound needs to be heard. We then live mix all the cameras and sound levels together with external graphics to deliver a fully immersive experience to all the virtual wedding guests, this means they truly feel part of the day.
Why we believe YouTube is the way to stream
Using YouTube enables a unrivalled Live Chat platform for all the wedding guests to interact and leave comments the moment things happen on screen. YouTube also enables a reliable high quality stream with no issues with the number of people watching live.
YouTube also enables streams to be scheduled, reminders to be sent and us to interact live with any delays or help live with any issues people may be facing. Videos can be made Public (easy to find). Unlisted (direct link to be sent to guests) or private (only certain YouTube account holders are allowed to access the live stream).
Ways to Live Stream Your Wedding Ceremony From Easy To Professional.
With the current restrictions being 30 guests many couples are finding the answer to extra guests is by live-streaming their wedding to the internet via a platform such as YouTube or Facebook. I want to give you a broad overview of ways that you can stream your ceremony from the simple to the more complex professional￼ broadcast quality solutions.
1. Simple - The quickest and easiest solution as you probably guessed is by using your phone to record and stream to Facebook or YouTube. A couple of tips if this is the option you’re going choose, is to use a tripod with mount and to position it at the front near the wedding couple so that you get a clearer sound￼. As long as you have a fast enough connection via 4g or WiFi your good to go. There are a few cons with this set up the first being Audio. you really are at the mercy of the quality of your phone's microphone, yes there are solutions to plug a microphone into your phone however this just adds to the complexity of the setup. The second con is the ability to monitor and control the stream￼. Whilst recording you really don’t have much control over what the camera and audio decide to do.
2. The second solution is to use the camera with built-in live streaming capabilities this way you’ll be able to use a smartphone to monitor and control the stream. It also gives you the ability to plug-in professional microphone for cleaner Audio￼. This option is often used by wedding videographer￼s who add streaming as an option. Some affordable and practical Livestream ready cameras to consider are the Go Pro from the hero 7 onwards, the Zoom Q2 and the MeVo. A couple of quick tips is the plugin an external battery pack into the camera to make sure it lasts
throughout the ceremony and to have a quick look for the best settings of your camera if you’ve never used it before ( you will want to turn off any fisheye, stabilisation ).
3. The third and much more complex way to stream your wedding also delivers the very best quality. For this option, you will need a DSLR or mirrorless camera capable of sending a full HD 1080 HDMI signal, an HDMI cable, a laptop and capture card(such as camlink). You will also want to connect your laptop to either your phones Internet connection or a dedicated 4G dongle you could connect your laptop to the church, hotel or venues Wi-Fi if this is quick enough and you ask your guests to not connect at the same time. Lastly, you will need some software to make it all work there is free software such as OBS studio￼ which lets you set your live stream up to any way you would want it to go￼. You can then plug professional audio directly into your camera and this will be carried through to your live stream through the HDMI cable and capture card.
4. Okay so now we will talk about our own multiple cameras live stream set up and with operated cameras and multiple microphones, ￼this is the truly professional way to put your wedding out on the Internet for your other guests to see. It enables you to have professional audio, well frame shots and even the option of starting or ending your live stream with a custom video message or a photo slideshow ￼￼ to give it a better experience for your online guests. In many ways it is a similar set up to option three however you will need to use a vision/ audio mixer and multiple cameras. The mixer will enable you to change camera angles set up the audio and to include external elements such as the slideshow or a video message.￼ The professional solution also uses channel bonding when connecting to the Internet this is when two or more Internet signals are used together to create a more reliable connection because if one of the signals stops then the other signal can pick up the slack. We often connect to the Internet by the venues definite or Wi-Fi and also bond in a 4G or multiple 4G connections￼￼ from different network providers￼. The best way for us to provide this streaming service for you is to have one person operating and filming the wedding ceremony as normal and another staff member in charge of setting up and monitoring the live stream. It is impossible for one operator to film and to monitor the live stream simultaneously., so to multicamera with one operator you would need to have static cameras. ￼