Stream your events live to the Internet.
► Social Media ► Intranet ► Presentation ► Conference ► Livestream
Live Streaming Services
We support companies and institutions with event live streamings of all types. As an experienced live streaming company we cover the entire production of your event broadcast. From planning, stage sound, camera and lighting to the actual live streaming to the platform of your choice. No matter if it is a lecture, an internal event or a live show – with our live streaming services you get the most out of your event.
Live streaming services by mindnapped
To ensure that your livestream production runs smoothly, we offer you all the services for your live broadcast from a single source. Thanks to our many years of experience as a film production and live streaming company, we not only deliver your live stream, we also take care of the technical aspects of your stage show. As an agency we offer you competent and individual advice to realize your livestream completely according to your ideas. In doing so, we include all marketing aspects from the very beginning.
Live Stream is the term used to describe all types of real-time transmission on the Internet. Depending on the nature and intended use, a live stream production can therefore look very different from one another. A single person can send a live stream with the help of a webcam but also large broadcasts, such as football matches, are possible.
Webcasts and webinars are other well-known forms of live streams. A webcast is a broadcast that is specially designed for the Internet and is broadcast live. The content and the schedule are planned in advance and are in part pre-produced – such as clips and graphics. In most cases, a webcast can also be accessed online afterwards.
The term webinar is composed of the terms “web” for internet and “seminar”. Webinars are mostly used for workshops, trainings or for educational purposes. During a webinar, the audience is instructed and also has the opportunity to interact. Via microphone or webcam, participants can also contact each other and ask questions. If, for example, the use of new software is to be learned, a screen transmission can be used.
A livestream production offers added value for any kind of event. Many companies use livestreams at conferences, product presentations or lectures. But also sports events, fashion shows or gaming events are ideal occasions for a live broadcast.
Thanks to individual customization options by your livestreaming supplier, there are no limits to the use of live streams. With a stream on your homepage you have the possibility to generate more traffic, but also private, non-public event live streams of employee events such as townhall meetings are great examples.
Presenter in Greenscreen Studio
FAQ about livestreams
How does a live stream production work?
Depending on the type of live stream, the production can be very different. With us every production starts with a comprehensive consultation with the client. During this process we focus entirely on your specific wishes.
The minimum requirements for a live broadcast are a camera, a microphone and a streaming device. For very simple streams this can be done with a laptop and a webcam. However, it is also possible to use several cameras at different locations. A livestream technician ensures a technically smooth process and the transmission of the stream. As a livestream service provider we also offer the appropriate lighting and sound mixing by a sound engineer.
How spontaneously can a stream be realised?
A live stream can be implemented very spontaneously. The more complex the live stream production will be though, the more time is needed for preparations. In particular simple productions with only a few cameras can be realized within a few days.
Can several graphics or images be displayed at the same time?
Yes, because in live stream you can switch back and forth between several cameras, just like in a TV show. It is also possible to simultaneously show images from two or more cameras. The use of animations or pre-produced clips gives the final touch to a live stream. This could be, for example, lower thirds, an intro or a powerpoint presentation during a lecture.
As a result, with on screen graphics, every live stream gains in professionalism and becomes more entertaining for the audience. Another interesting option is to produce a live stream in front of a green screen, which gives a big plus in flexibility. With the help of Live-Keying any background can be shown in a live stream.
Which graphics should be used in a livestream?
To make a live stream interesting and entertaining, there are a lot of different types of animations and graphics available. These make the content easier to understand and communicate a professional image. Some examples for animations in live streams are:
Lower thirds (to show names and descriptions of people)
Picture in picture Graphic for fading in presentations
Pre-start animation with countdown
In which resolution can be streamed live?
The higher the resolution of a live stream, the more detailed and sharper the image. Technically, a stream can be streamed with all known resolutions, theoretically up to 8K. Common resolutions for live streams are HD and Full HD. This is because a higher resolution always means a higher data rate.
A resolution that is too high can lead to streaming problems for the viewers if the available internet is not fast enough. A decisive factor is therefore the internet speed when uploading the stream, as high resolutions cannot be streamed smoothly if the speed is too low. We are happy to advise you on the ideal resolution for your live stream production and provide the appropriate equipment for each option.
How fast has the internet connection to be for a livestream?
The necessary internet speed depends on the resolution in which a stream is to be broadcasted. This depends on the upload speed. With a video quality in HD (1280x720p), an upload speed of 5Mbit/s is usually recommended.
360p: 1000 kbit/s
480p: 1600 kbit/s
720p HD: 4000 kbit/s
1080p Full HD: 6000 bis 8000 kbit/s
4k: ab 16000 kbit/s
Which platforms are able to stream?
The number of platforms for live streaming is huge. However, depending on the topic, target group or intended use, different providers are suitable. Therefore, as a provider of professional live stream services, we offer the delivery to the platform of your choice and advise you on the respective advantages and disadvantages.
The best known streaming providers, which are particularly suitable for a young target group, are social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitch or Youtube. They are free to use and users are informed about a new stream via a message. A commentary function allows your user base to interact during the broadcast. However, if you only want to make your stream available to employees or a limited group of people, you may be better off using paid providers. They offer better analysis tools – but are often associated with costs and are only available on subscription. A professional streaming services provider like mindnapped can organize the accesses for you, without the need of long-term subscriptions.
A popular provider for live streaming is for instance Vimeo. There you can use features like live Q&A, live surveys and a live chat. If you want to reach a very large number of people, you can even use a simulcast server to simultaneously stream on several platforms.
The most common streaming platforms at a glance:
How much do professional live streaming services cost?
The production of a live stream is very individual and depends on the type or purpose of use. Depending on how complex the production is, the price can vary considerably. The price for a live stream is based on the number of people involved, the equipment, but also factors such as the length of the stream and the specific platform. For the most common live stream productions we, as a livestream company, have put together attractive fixed price packages.
We are convinced that consulting is an important part of any live stream production. Only through good advice and preparation is it possible to find out which type of implementation best suits the project. Please contact us for a personal and non-binding price information for your live stream project.
Can the stream be recorded?
The recording of a live stream offers many advantages and we therefore recommend it most of the time. Not only can you make the stream available online at a later stage, you also have the possibility to use the recorded material in other films, for example in an event video.
Is the livestream password protected?
Whether a live stream is password protected depends primarily on the choice of the streaming platform. With free providers (such as social media platforms) this option is usually not available. However, if you want to open a stream only for your employees or a limited number of viewers, we can help you to choose the right platform for your stream.
Is it possible to stream to the intranet?
A live stream can be streamed to the intranet, which is an advantage in many cases. Especially if internal meetings or trainings are streamed, this solution is a good choice. We will be happy to make your live stream available on your intranet so that your employees can easily access it.
Is it possible to use a simultaneous translator?
The use of a simultaneous interpreter is as well available for a live stream. It is a common solution for presentations with speakers in different languages or an international audience. The interpreter can also be recorded and included in the stream. For speeches or scripted presentations, subtitles can be used alternatively to translate the video stream for viewers from all over the world.
Is there a chat available during the livestream?
A chat function is offered on almost all livestreaming platforms. This gives your viewers the opportunity to ask questions, give feedback and share their thoughts with others during the stream. A big benefit of this is that you can read and analyse the live comments afterwards. Depending on the provider, additional functions such as surveys or Q&As are also available.
Who takes care of the livestream chat?
In the same way that there is usually a host at events, it is also useful to have a moderator in a chat. For event live streaming on the Internet, we also speak of a community manager. Since often during an event many employees are heavily involved, it is a good idea to appoint a person for this task in advance. A Community Manager can respond to questions from the audience in the chat, moderate and forward the questions so that they are answered in the stream. We will be happy to provide you with further information on this or, if required, provide a Community Manager for your stream.