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Live streaming has become an invaluable asset for brands and individuals because of the sheer level of engagement and accessibility it can bring to private and corporate events. Other platforms and marketing strategies simply don’t have the reach, or flexibility, to compete with live streaming and its multitude of benefits.
To ensure that your event’s virtual or online attendees have the best possible viewing experience, you need to be investing in cutting-edge streaming equipment. Buying this equipment yourself doesn’t make commercial sense for a one-off or annual event. Nor is it much good to you if you don’t know how to set it up and run it optimally.
That’s where we come in.
Here at On Tour Events, we provide all of the equipment you could ever need to live-stream your UK event. From cameras, camera lighting, and video encoders, to stands and tripods, we supply it all! Read on to find out more about the live streaming equipment we have available to hire for your event.
+WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO HIRE LIVE STREAMING EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR UK EVENT?
The benefits of live streaming are plentiful, but the main reason you would want to stream your event is to secure an increase in your event’s reach. Live streaming allows your event to be a genuinely global affair – no longer limited by travel and accommodation costs, health vulnerabilities, or venue size.
You can now expand conference events to have ten times the number of guests or make wedding events available to the happy couple’s wider social circles. Close friends and family unable to attend personal events, such as weddings and funerals, don’t need to worry about missing out and can simply join in from the comfort of their own home.
Live streaming also increases engagement levels, particularly for corporate events such as conferences. For instance, online viewers have the ability to message each other, ask questions, and interact with the speaker without having their voices lost in the crowd. This builds a sense of community and makes the event feel personal, even if 10,000 people are attending!
It should now be obvious why live streaming your event is an excellent idea, but why would you want to hire professional streaming equipment? Surely the fastest way to go live is to simply use equipment you already have access to, such as your mobile phone?
While that may be true, utilising high-quality, purpose-built streaming equipment brings an unmatched level of professionalism to your event. After pouring time and resources into planning an event, the last thing you want is for the live stream to go down and for all your online guests to be left angry, let down, and in the case of ticketed events, chasing refunds. In other words, you need to hire equipment you can rely on.
Hiring professional live streaming equipment from On Tour Events ensures the footage of your event will be high-quality, the audio will be crystal clear, and the camera lighting setup will be ideal for filming. So let’s take a close look at what we can provide for your event in terms of equipment.
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As an end-to-end solution for live streaming services, On Tour Events can provide you with every piece of equipment you need in order to stream your event, and then handle the setup and technical support for you.
The first and arguably most important piece of equipment you need for live streaming is a camera. To ensure your event is filmed in broadcast quality we only use the best of the best, with our inventory including Blackmagic and Canon XF405 cameras. We can also supply associated equipment such as tripods and camera straps for filming on the move.
Next, depending on your setup, you might require an encoder. Encoders take the audio and visual streams and translate them so that the internet can display as a live video. While some platforms have an encoder built-in, you might need either
a software or hardware encoder, which we can arrange and supply.
Other essential equipment for live streaming is all the appropriate cabling, which includes power cables, HDMIs, and other data-input cables. We know that cabling can be tricky to grasp if you don’t have much experience in this arena, but not to worry. We offer all-inclusive live streaming packages, which allow you to devote your attention to other vital features of your event while we sort out the technical aspects for you.
+LIVE STREAMING EQUIPMENT - SOFTWARE
Choosing which platform to stream your event on is a big decision and largely depends on personal preference, the type of event, and the most convenient platform for your online guests. For instance, if you are organising a wedding whose attendees all have Facebook, it doesn’t make sense to choose a different platform to which they will need to sign up.
For more personal events, free social media streaming tools are generally a good option. However, industry conferences or awards ceremonies might fare better on a paid-for live streaming platform that guarantees uptime for the attendees. Whatever platform you decide to use, On Tour Events has the experience, know-how, and equipment to smoothly and continuously keep your event streaming.
+EVENT LIGHTING FOR LIVE STREAMING
Even the best quality cameras are held back by inadequate event lighting. Hiring event lighting equipment ensures your online attendees will actually be able to see what’s going on! While you might want to hire stage lighting to wash your stage or set with colour, you will need to invest in specialist lighting equipment for your live stream.
We have an extensive range of cutting-edge ARRI lights specifically designed for the job, making us one of the only events companies to stock this kind of equipment alongside more traditional event lighting options.
+LIVE STREAMING SOUND EQUIPMENT
Unless your event is deliberately silent (you never know!), the sound will be every bit as important as your lighting. Hiring the right sound equipment ensures online viewers won’t miss out on heart-warming wedding speeches, or the hard-earned wisdom of a conference guest speaker.
If your event is online-only, you won’t need to make too many decisions past which microphone to use. However, for a hybrid event, you will need an excellent PA system for the in-person guests, which also feeds into your live stream recording set up.
You may also want to consider hiring one of our team members to oversee sound volumes via a mixing desk, particularly if you have multiple people speaking. Every person has a different speaking volume and you want to minimise that difference as much as possible.
+LIVE-STREAMING STAGING & SET SERVICES
Keeping online viewers engaged throughout the entirety of an event can be challenging, which is one of the reasons why it’s important to invest in set design and stage hire services.
A simple green screen isn’t enough to make your event feel professional – you need to make a concerted effort with your streaming set. Whether it is conversation-stimulating props or LED screens that show critical video content, it’s important to create a visually appealing backdrop that elevates the mood of the event and grabs everyone’s attention.
+WHY CHOOSE ON TOUR EVENTS FOR YOUR LIVE STREAMING EQUIPMENT HIRE REQUIREMENTS?
Although you will find many event production companies offering streaming services these days, it makes sense to choose an outfit that has been leading the pack for years. We’ve been helping event organisers stream their live events since the technology first burst onto the scene more than a decade ago. Thus, we’ve gained an unmatched experience and knowledge into what makes a live-streamed event a success.
Not only do we have all the equipment you could possibly need in order to stream, but we can also supply you with all sorts of associated gear including specialist lighting fixtures, professional audio equipment, set design and build services, and high-quality LED screens.
Better yet, with our all-inclusive solution, it’s as simple as knowing what you need and letting us handle the rest. We can even provide team members to oversee everything on the day or evening of your event.
So if you are in Surrey, London, or across the UK, what are you waiting for? Contact us today to discuss which equipment you need for your live-streamed event to be remembered for years to come!
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