| Originally Posted by marcoloscabos |
It is nice to hear from you again, regarding your question... I know very well the beach where your wedding will be held at and I happen to know a bit or two about live streaming... I'll tell you thought, in order to have the wedding broadcasted live from that particular spot on the beach will cost you quite some money... Here's why:
* First of all I can be done, just need the right tools.
* You need to rent (buy), a big signal booster to get a steady signal from the location of your wedding.
* The closest internet hub is at the restaurant by the pool (about 250 yards away from the ceremony area)
* You will need a dedicated stream so you can upload with no problem.
* Usually, all hotels have internet hotspots but their signal is kind of weak.
* I am thinking, cabling from the hub to the site, a booster for the internet conexion and a dedicated server to stream live.
Hhmmmm I should get this idea rolling right?
Maybe next time, I can offer this service also right?
Have a great day and too bad I wasn't available to do your ceremony!
You are right about needing the right equipment and internet access to make a live webcast successful. You also need streaming servers to allow you to stream to any location in the world. I'm certain most brides don't want to know or think about all the technical issues involved. What they want to know is can the broadcast their wedding live over the internet for friends and family to watch.
This is were we come in. I Do Stream has the infrastructure in place to allow a bride to broadcast live a good quality video to as many guests as they wish. We usually work with a local videographer to make this happen. We can provide(rent) wireless range extenders, wireless video transmitters, etc. whatever it takes to bring the internet signal from the nearest hotel/building to the beach. We've successfully broadcast weddings live from the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and Hawaii.
Btw, we don't recommend using a webcam to broadcast a wedding live. Webcams are designed for someone sitting in front of it. There is no zoom and the built in microphone does not pick up sound that's more than just a few feet away. So unless you want the webcam to be right next to you and the priest/justice like a fourth participant to your wedding, webcams will be highly disappointing.