Using a Smartphone or Tablet to Film Lightboard Videos

High-end cameras and special A/V equipment allow you to do some amazing things with a lightboard, but one of the simplest ways to begin creating content is by using a tablet or smartphone. Default camera apps lack certain features that will make filming easier, so one of our favorite apps available for iOS and Android is FiLMiC Pro. The benefit ...
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Broadcast Software Options for Going Live

Video Mixing/Production/Broadcasting Software Video mixing/broadcasting programs can be used to simultaneously mirror a lightboard video feed, overlay graphics if desired, output a live video signal (displayed locally or streamed online) and record a local copy. They can even transition to other cameras and visuals sources, in addition to the li...
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Technical Considerations when Going Live

Internet Bandwidth A wireless internet connection may be sufficient for streaming in many cases but a hard-wired ethernet connection to your computer will be the most robust if available. The maximum quality you can stream reliably will be limited to no more than about 75% of your internet connection upload speed. To determine the upload speed o...
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Installing and Configuring OBS for Lightboard Videos

To livestream a lightboard presentation to a distant audience, the camera must be left-right flipped. One option to accomplish this which can be used with any type of camera (including webcams or video cameras paired with a capture device) using the free and open source Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). OBS can also be a useful tool for recordi...
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