Live Streaming - How many cameras do I need?

Conference and event live streaming supplier

Using more than one camera for conference live streaming or event filming will add significant production value to your audiences experience. Using multiple cameras helps to engage and entertain your audience and only the best footage will be seen by the viewer, with most of the camera movements and focusing avoided in a live scenario or removed completely during any editing after the event.

The more cameras we use at your live streamed event the better the finished video will look but obviously we add more kit and technical crew the cost will increase slightly, however we feel the results will make it worthwhile. For conference filming we recommend 1, 2 or 3 cameras, often mixed with a feed of any PowerPoint or Keynote slides, this produces dynamic, high quality conference video content.

The single camera live stream

This is the most economical way to cover your event. The shot will be static and will include all the camera zooms and these movements will be in the final video. Our operator will be aware of this however and will ensure the camera movements are as steady and as smooth as possible.

A two camera live stream

This allows for more creativity in the live mix or edit suite, one camera normally covers the close-up shots of your speakers whilst camera 2 is normally a wider angle to give an overview of what’s happening on stage.

If the budget is tight then camera 2 can be a fixed shot and unmanned, this will help keep the costs down but still allow for visual variety when cutting between the two cameras. Here is an example of a conference shoot we filmed with two cameras.

The three camera live stream

As above but camera three is normally positioned towards the front of the room to cover tighter presenter angles, any panel or close-up stage details and reverse shots of the audience, particularly useful for any Q&A sessions. Here is an example of a conference shoot we filmed with four cameras, one was a lock off.

The more cameras your budget allows for the better, but we understand not every ones conference budget will stretch to a multi-camera production.

For more conference filming details give us a call or email us for no obligation help, advice and a quote.

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