What type of Live Broadcast do I need?
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Types of Live Broadcast in Watchity:
After the update made in April, you can choose between four types of Live Broadcast. But what is each one good for? Which one should I choose according to my needs? Until now, you could only create Live Broadcasts of the type Production, right? Let’s see what’s new from this update.
Many of you need a quick response for social networks, and this new type of Live Broadcast is just what you were waiting for. You wanted something that was quick and easy to use, with no configuration complications and that didn’t spend too much time setting it up.
Streamer is the new type of Live Broadcast that will allow you to receive contributions from a unique mobile phone (Watchity App). Generate immediate content for social networks (API) and custom players for web pages (Embed).
It’s focused on the agility of emission, this type of Live Broadcast has some basic options of signal personalization: the insertion of in/out masks and the overprint of a watermark.
The Controller is the tool used to monitor and manage the broadcasts made in Live Broadcasts of the Streamer type.
This type of Live Broadcast allows you to adapt to use cases that require immediacy, such as, for example, mobile journalism situations or creation of simple live video for social networks like statements, interviews, etc.
Choose this option to carry out Live Broadcasts that require professional productions. Contribute with any type of device, produce pro content and distribute it to any destination. The power of television, now in the cloud.
Production is a type of Live Broadcast that will allow you to receive contributions from any device: broadcast cameras or encoders (RTMP) and mobile phones (Watchity App). Create professional productions for social networks (API / RTMP), own or customized players for web pages (Embed / HLS) or personalized destinations (RTMP).
Focused on professional productions, this type of Live Broadcast has switching options between the video contributions, audio mixing, overlaying of videos, images and graphics and Picture-in-Picture dispositions, among others. It also includes an Intercom, a communication tool between the producer and the different members of the team.
The Mixer is the tool to manage the professional productions made in the Live Broadcasts of the type Production.
Production is the most versatile of all the Live Broadcast types, because it has the capacity to solve almost any audiovisual need. Multicamera professional production allows the creation of content for digital media, social networks or television broadcasts. A red carpet pre-show on an award ceremony (with multiple points of view) or a training session for the internal/external company audiences (with the overprinting of training contents and the participation of the audience) can be two different use cases.
Do you need to distribute live video to different platforms? We present you a new type of Live Broadcast that leaves production on the side and focuses specifically on multichannel distribution.
Restream is a new type of Live Broadcast that will allow you to receive contributions from broadcast cameras or encoders (RTMP). Redistribute and transcode these input flows to personalized destinations (RTMP).
Focused on flows routing, this type of Live Broadcast does not include any type of production. That is why it has redistribution and transcoding options that will allow you to adapt the parameters of the input flows to the needs in the destinations (bitrate, framerate, aspect ratios, etc).
The Monitor is the tool to monitor the redistribution and transcoding of flows made in the Directives of the type Restream.
An example of using for this type of Live Broadcast could be a sports event, carried out in situ by an audiovisual producer who wants to redistribute the signal simultaneously to multiple destinations. In this typology, we can also find, for example, eSports competitions that require transcoding to adapt to the points of publication (variations of bitrate or aspect ratio, for example).
Do you need to automate the transcoding process? We present you a variant of the Restream type, that allows multichannel distribution and transcoding to always fixed parameters.
Transcoder is a new type of Live Broadcast, variant of the Restream, which will allow you to receive the contribution of one broadcast camera or encoder (RTMP) . Redistribute and transcode these input flows to fixed parameters towards custom players for web pages (Embed).
Focused on automated flow routing, this type of Live Broadcast does not include any type of production. That is why it has redistribution and transcoding options to fixed qualities (1080p*, 720p*, 480p, 144p) that simplify the process of capturing and transcoding flows. *Over previous subscription.
Comparison between Live Broadcast types
Do you still have doubts? Use this comparison chart to understand better the differences between each type of Live Broadcast. Learn more in our Help Center.