Don’t Cross the Streams

Did you know that live-streaming has the potential to foster a sense of community? It’s true and in fact, more people are joining the movement and incorporating both live-streaming and pre-recorded content into their operations. Now, it’s important not to confuse the two different “types” of streaming as they differ in a few areas.

Now, before we dive into the differences between the two “types” of streaming, we think it’s important to mention that there is no real difference when it comes to hardware requirements. Both “types” of streaming require professional video equipment such as cameras, production switcher and capture devices. In fact, once the video is put together, the equipment and process to push the content live is very similar.

Pre-recorded content is the most basic. It’s what you see on Youtube, Vimeo, or any other video source and usually only requires one person. In fact, all you need to do is record and upload your video. It’s that simple! Audio-Video Group believes streaming video is a viable option for anyone considering posting videos after they happen and a perfect first step.

Live-streaming differs from pre-recorded content in that it is much more involved process. It requires a set of trained personnel including a producer and a switch operator. Unlike pre-recorded content that can be edited after recording, live-streaming needs to be preplanned to create a professional looking stream.

Although live-streaming requires more involvement, we strongly believe it’s worth the effort as it allows churches and businesses to reach a wider audience including younger generations, shut-ins, or those deployed over seas. Live-streaming, in comparison to streaming, creates a sense of interactivity that many people miss when they aren’t able to attend a service or event.

Ultimately, Audio-Video Group wants you to succeed. We understand that live-streaming is a more involved process, which is why we have been trained to make it easy and cost effective for you. Our qualified staff is prepared to walk you through the entire process, start to end, and train your staff to run a seamless stream.

If you are interested in learning more about streaming or live-streaming, please visit, or call (800) 668-4988 and a member of our team would be happy to discuss the benefits and find an obtainable solution for you.

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