When talking to streamers and content producers, one question I often receive is "which camera works best with Solo?" And I usually reply with, "It depends".
You may not have heard about FootGolf yet, but when you do, you will love it. This is what the French FootGolf association is betting on, and they are actively promoting the sport so that it can reach a wider audience. Amongst the major events of this sport is the French Open, which took place last June in the Parc Robert Hersant golf club, and is by far the most prestigious. This year and for the first time, in order to satisfy the fans and allow them to share their passion, the event was live-streamed in full on Facebook Live, thanks to LiveU Solo.
I always get excited when our Solo product team makes a new update to the portal. They are always listening to our customers to add more features and make Solo more accessible. Here, I’ve broken down what this latest release means for you. And remember, you can visit our support page for more information and details any time!
Hi! I'm Luis... a Solo Specialist, which means I am on the front lines speaking with customers and answering their live streaming questions daily. Today I thought I’d share one of the most frequently asked questions I get, “Can you use Solo for a multiple camera shoot?” Although Solo uses a single connection (HDMI or SDI) and is typically used with one camera source for one stream, you can use Solo for a multiple camera shoot. How? Solo provides the same video transport and reliable bandwidth, whether you are taking a feed directly from a single camera or a produced feed from a switcher.
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Streaming high-quality live video and audio in the great outdoors
One of the most stressful, complicated things when you think about it, is getting quality video and audio in an environment where it’s next to impossible. One of the things I’ve ventured out to do, is get high-quality video and audio in the world of the outdoors. This was an easy task with the help of the LiveU Solo. LiveU has hit a home run with this product because it’s so easy to use and set up! (Even the least tech savvy person can go live in under 5 minutes. I know, because I timed it!)
All eyes on the outdoor streaming device LiveU Solo
Open air live streaming location with a view
So you know you need to stream to Facebook Live and all you know is that if you use your phone to do it, it's going to look as bad as the last few streams you've tried. Bad because last time the sound was terrible. Bad because every time you moved, the lighting changed, and worse, your last stream completely failed because EVERYONE was using their cell phones too. Ugh.
Sub-zero temps, high altitudes and live video streaming
LiveU Solo allows you to live stream winter sports events to the web super easily. Snow and cold can’t harm this mobile video encoder: The broadcast-grade streaming device delivers stable live streams with best image and sound quality, even at frosty outdoor temperatures.
Live streaming at the push of a button
When the temperatures outside drop below freezing and most of us are curled up by the fire; winter athletes are at the starting blocks. What then happens on the slopes all over the world doesn‘t have to be accessible for the on-site audience only. With LiveU Solo, you can stream the winter sports action to the web in real-time. Simply connect the unit via HDMI or SDI to any common video camera and you can go live immediately. You only need to push one button and the stream starts right away. Thanks to seamless social media integration, you can distribute your live video directly over Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, allowing your community to catch every second of the exciting competitions without buffering or dropped signal.
Fight the cold
With its compact size, LiveU Solo perfectly fits into the mobile gear of any ENG camera team that covers the winter sports events live at the scene. Solo proves to be a cold resilient companion: The portable video encoder operates smoothly at temperatures until -5°C / 23 F, perfectly suiting it to outdoor use within snowy and icy surroundings. From cross-country skiing, slalom races, downhill snowboarding and ski jumping, bobsled and tobogganing races to ice figure skating and ice hockey matches – the multifunctional unit will bring any winter sports competition live to the web. You don’t even need special encoding skills; as soon as you connect the Solo to your camera, the device does the work for you.
Bundeled Internet power
You don’t need to worry about your uplink connection anymore, deploying innovative bonding technology, LiveU Solo combines the bandwidth of up to four connections to create a single, high-performance connection. An Ethernet input, an integrated WiFi chip and two interfaces for external USB modems ensure that you are always provided with enough data volume for streaming live – especially in the open air. Even without local Internet connection in the winter sports area, your Solo can can be equipped with two cellular USB modems, creating a powerful streaming solution no matter where you are.