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In recent years we have seen the continued growth in live streaming. This is not surprising when you think of the many benefits of live streaming for both marketing and interacting with your audience. While IP cameras are already currently used for streaming in sectors such as hospitality, leisure and tourism, we’re seeing more varied applications becoming more popular – for example, business events, Q&A’s, university lectures and sporting events.
There are a number of camera options available for live streaming, but there is something to be said about using a camera that is built for the job. For starters, you get a camera that has all the right features and is designed to produce the best results. That’s certainly been the thinking behind Axis’ V59 series.
The 2 models in the series (Axis V5915 and V5914) take the versatility of IP cameras and combine them with live production features that help you create high quality video without the broadcast-quality price tag.
When it comes to choosing a camera for live streaming, there are plenty of options out there from high-end HDMI cameras to cheap USB webcams, but if you’re looking for that best-value balance between quality, versatility and price, we recommend that an IP camera is the way to go.
But which one is right for you? And what features should you be looking for?
If you’ve read our recent blog post – 5 mistakes to avoid when live streaming an event, you’ll know it’s important that the camera you choose has great image quality and supports high quality audio but there are some other features worth considering to ensure you get the best results.
We’ve picked out a few of the main attributes that you should look for when choosing a camera for live streaming your next event.
So you’ve decided to stream your next live event. You already know there are plenty of benefits to live streaming, but how can you ensure you make it a real success and get the most from your setup?
Picking the right equipment for the job, using a suitable hosting service and a little preparation goes a long way to ensuring your live stream looks and sounds great for all of your audience, but if you’re not sure where to begin, this can seem a little daunting.
To help get you started, we’ve got some practical tips that will help you avoid 5 common mistakes made when streaming a live event.
Your next event is all set up and ready to go. The guest speakers have their time slots and your attendees have settled into their seats. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be a great success and all the people invited will find it rewarding and informative. But, have you ever thought that maybe you could get even more out of your events?
Could you be reaching a wider audience? Is the marketing potential maximised? Are you getting best value from your venue? These are all things that live streaming your next event could help improve.
This medium has become increasingly more popular in recent years and is already being utilised by a wide range of organisations including companies promoting their services, universities streaming educational seminars and start-ups conducting Q&A sessions.
There’s no reason why you can’t do the same and in this blog we pick out some of the big benefits to live streaming your next event.
The clocks changed this weekend, it’s warming up and the lambing season has begun! Using the latest IP video technology, our Streamdays HD live streaming service shows crisp 24/7 live footage from lambing barns across various sites in the UK, providing unique views of these cute animals being born. It’s another example of how IP cameras are being used over and above the purpose of CCTV or security.
Not only do the live lambing cameras provide a low-cost education tool for children and adults, it is also a tool for farms and activity centres for increasing online exposure and visitor numbers.
The physical access control market is already a substantial one. IHS (formerly IMS Research) valued it at $3 billion globally in 2012 and projected its CAGR of 7% over the next five years (source: IHS report 2013). There is no doubt that the business case for Access Control System (ACS) integration with IP video strengthens when you consider the backdrop of the rise of what is commonly referred to as the ‘intelligent’ or ‘smart’ building (see for example the SmartBuilding Conference 2014).
UK Manufacturing is slowly moving its process control systems from a range of proprietary transmission protocols to IP-based systems transmitting data across Ethernet infrastructures. This move opens up the potential for IP Video to be added to the mix of process and safety monitoring and control equipment on UK production lines.
Ethernet becoming ubiquitous on the factory floor
When you investigate the world of manufacturing today what hits you straight away is the range and sophistication of equipment used to monitor and control modern production lines. Often at the heart of any industrial automation system is the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), connected with an array of automation and safety components such as Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), drives, servos, inverters, sensors, cameras, safety controllers and many more control devices.
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In the IP video market there has been a recent influx of 360° hemispheric cameras from manufacturers like Axis, Panasonic and Vivotek. When ceiling-mounted, these cameras can capture an entire room at once and feature integrated distortion correction software to eliminate the distortion associated with extreme wide-angle lenses.
Mobotix, who released the first 360° IP camera back in 2008, have upped their game with the release of the S14 range. Read on for more and a demonstration video…
Security camera placement can often make face detection difficult when reviewing footage due to obstructions such as hats and hoods; leaving many business owners struggling to identify intruders and vandals after incidents. Axis have attempted to solve this issue with their latest offerings; the Axis P8513 and the Axis P8514.
These unique cameras are designed to be mounted at eye level, allowing close up images of facial features to be captured without obstruction for easy recognition, with footage available in either SVGA or HD720p resolution for sharp footage. With three colour schemes in place to mimic heating pipes or electrical conduit, the cameras blend in with surroundings for a true covert solution.
These cameras are quick to install, coming with a pre-mounted network cable, thereby reducing the need for wires, and as they support Power over Ethernet, no separate power supply is required. Additionally, Axis’ pixel counter system provides data on the resolution of objects such as faces in view, letting installers verify that requirements for identification are being met.
This intelligent approach to IP surveillance offers an ideal security measure where facial features need to be captured for identification but where a conventional camera might be not be ideal such as service stations, small business receptions, shops and public transport terminals.