Just the FAQs
If you have a question, we probably have it covered in our FAQs here... however, we'd much rather talk so, if you're free, just get in touch!
Yes, you did. Our entire live recording and broadcast system is iPhone based.
We are the first company in the UK to have invested this heavily in the system we are using and we've done that because we genuinely believe that by shrinking the devices used to film, shrinking the number of staff needed to operate them and, therefore shrinking the costs while, at the same time, maintaining a high-quality output, we will attract a broader range of businesses who realise that video content should be and can be a fundamental element of their online marketing strategy.
We're really proud of the system we use and we love to show it off - just get in touch and we'll come and show you it!
We would be so bold as to say 'if you can think of it, we can probably stream it'. Our fully battery powered and ultra-mobile setup means we can pretty much go anywhere (as long as we can get a good enough internet connection!)
Popular choices are interviews, presentations, award ceremonies, sporting and music events, wedding ceremonies, tutorials , CPD and training events, but it REALLY isn't limited to these!
Very simply, we are a online and social media broadcast company. Another way to view us is as video marketeers.
Heard of live-streaming? That's basically what we do - but we take it to a whole different level: Think multiple cameras, on-screen branding, animated titles, extra video played into the stream, sponsor ads, background music and pro-level audio - and you're getting a good idea what we're capable of.
The best way to understand what we can do though, is to talk to us. Use the form below or contact us here
No! Some people either don't feel confident being live in the way we are talking about or they just want the comfort of knowing that any potential errors or small changes to things can be edited before the audience sees it.
Our system allows us to record only so you still get all the benefits of the live system (audio, graphics, mulitple cameras etc) but without the pressure of being live
The huge benefit to this is that, by recording as much in this way as possible, it can considerably reduce the edit time required later and, therefore, saves you money!
It would be too big a list to publish everything here but top-level, this is the stuff that matters:
- We have 5 DJI Osmo Mobile gimbals: These allow us to fully remote control the direction of the camera so we can make a show look like you have a whole team of cameramen when, in actual fact, there's only one or two!
- We use a top-end mobile router designed for exactly this kind of application which is great in most instances where a wifi or wired connection can't be provided
- We use a range of different wired and wireless Rode microphones
- Zoom H6 - Our favourite 6 channel audio interface and recorder
- We run Google Wifi devices: These allow us to create a massive mesh network (ahhhh, tech language! In short, imagine a massive spiders web but for wifi: We create a huge circle round the outside and make sure everything in the middle is covered). Google Wifi consistently outperforms other networks of this kind and it's brilliant for covering large spaces
- Batteries - heaps of batteries! We can run our system entirely off battery packs for around 8 hours (and that's just what we've tested!)
- Software - we use different software to enhance the system: Very technical cellular bonding software (allows us to join multiple wired, wifi and 4g connections to stabilise our main output), software to stream to multiple social channels and software to edit, mix and record video and audio plus a whole load of others
- Tripods, Lighting, mic stands, cables, more batteries, backup cables, connectors and more batteries.
In addition to this, we are building a small remote controlled car to hold a gimbal (a device that stabilizes a camera) which we can use for low-level shots and are working on being able to add in a cable camera to our system. For larger events, this will add a whole new dimension to live streaming capability.
Basically, we are really well covered with our tech: There's nothing we can't do (we don't think!!!)
Live is exactly that - you will have seen a page or a person you follow on facebook or YouTube go live at some stage - it's basically that (except we can use multiple cameras, brand the screen, add graphics and music and other stuff). It's the rawest form of video but also the one that will get the highest reach, the best engagement and, ultimately, have the best impact on your business.
As-live follows the concept of live but we don't press 'live' we press 'record'. You deliver the content exactly as you want it, we edit/produce it as you go with your graphics, camera changes, music etc etc and at the end we push stop. We review the content together and three things happen. The first is that you like what you see and we publish it almost straight away to your social channels, The second is that you want to do it again from scratch. The third is that you want to make small edits to it - perhaps shorten a long pause or cut to a different camera at a different point. That's fine by us - a quick edit and we can upload the footage normally same day or within 24 hours.
Pre-recorded is recording different sections of video (over and over until you get it right) and then editing it with music and fill in shots to a length that you determine. It takes a little longer and is a little more involved but can also include more complex editing with more advanced titles and effects.
Yes we do. Although our cameras are all iPhones, we have a teleprompter that sits neatly over the lens so if you have a script you want to read to camera, we can do this.
You will need to provide your script in advance and, prior to going live or recording, we will need to test this with you to ensure you are comfortable with the pace (we can monitor and adjust the speed remotely but it helps to get a good approximate speed)
There are 2 ways to answer this but both are a 'Yes' for different reasons. If we are recording 'as live' or it's a full pre-record' then yes, of course. We can add drone footage in as b-roll footage (played into the as-live recording) or added in the edit.
Here's the REALLY cool 'yes'... we can also add live drone shots into a live stream!
Now, before you get carried away, we need to say that, at the moment, this carries additional cost - we are not licensed drone pilots, just hobbyists, so we need to get someone with the proper credentials in - we have access to plenty of pilots so it's not a problem. The drone is flown for the shots you require and the feed from the drone camera is fed back into our software so we have it 'available' for your live stream. It's got many uses and if you want to talk to us about how it could work for you, just get in touch
No, it doesn't.... BUT...
The simple answer here is no, it doesn't have to be live but there are some very good reasons why it should be. The biggest of those is engagement - you're putting video out because you already know (or should) that video on social channels drives better engagement than a regular post or image. Live video takes it to a whole new level. Your audience can interact directly with you as you're on so you can provide a more personalised experience. And then there's the 'reach' benefits. Facebook algorithms are weighted in strong favour of live video over a static image, text or pre-recorded video: Go live and your followers will be notified that you are live - Facebook actively tries to build your audience while you are talking.
We could keep talking about the benefits - it's easier to do so in person so, why not get in touch and we'll talk more.
The alternatives of course are that you either record 'as live' which gives an opportunity to edit mistakes or cut sections out later, or go to a full pre-record which can be chopped an changed as much as you want. There's more in the differences between Live, As Live and Pre-recorded in another FAQ below.
Much cheaper than you probably expect! We have invested in a system to make set up time minimal and, in many instances, can run with just one operator which helps keeps your costs down.
We formed Streeem because we want high-quality, pro-audio and branded content video streaming to be available to businesses of all sizes. Want to know more? Get in touch
We can stream to any of the main live streaming platforms including Twitch, Youtube and Facebook. Using third-party services, we can stream to multiple channels simultaneously so if you have a YouTube Channel and a Facebook page you want your content to go out on, we can do that. This gives you the opportunity to maximise your audience
We can also provide you with an code so that your web designer can make sure the live feed is available on your website too.
We want to give you the opportunity to engage everyone everywhere: This is how we do it.
We love this question more than most others we get asked!
The answer is yes! We don't have huge cameras and hundreds of boxes of equipment simply because we don't need it.
Our entire live system setup is iPhone based. We mount the iPhones on special things called gimbals - they stabilise the camera and also give us full remote control of them so we can sit well out of the way, well out of sight and make sure we cover all the shots correctly.
Because it's all iPhone based, our kit is small - it does't really intrude or unnerve people and that makes people feel even more at ease.
Our 9 camera live broadcast system packs up and fits in the 3 boxes in the boot of a car. It takes between 15 minutes and 1 hour to set up and that means costs are kept low while quality remains high.
We are the first company in the UK to have invested this heavily in this technology - it's a game changing system that will give us great performance and capability for years to come.
Absolutely! We record all videos as well as live-streaming them. That way, if you want to create ads, or trailers or just have a higher resolution copy than the live broadcast, you have it!
Oh, and guess what? It doesn't cost a single penny more!
The immediate answer to this is no HOWEVER, keep reading!
We have it in our plans to develop a small studio that we can use so our clients can come to us to record: There are no affordable and accesible facilities for small businesses to use and we want to change that - give us some time and keep an eye on social for any updates to this.
As of September 2018, the maximum resolution supported by Facebook Live is 720 hd (1280 x 720 px).
The production software that we use for live streaming allows up to 1280 x 720 although, as with all streaming, it's very much dependant on the quality and consistency of the internet connection, wired or wifi.
HOWEVER... while we can stream in 720 (which works brilliantly on mobile devices where the majority of your audience are), we can simultaneously record in 1080HD and, if you really want high resolution, 4K.
Unless you are desperate for 4K, we advise against it in almost all instances - 720 and 1080 resolution both look superb on mobile devices and are more than enough for most people.
It's increasingly common for us to stream in 720 HD, record in 1080 and use the 1080 footage to edit together a short trailer, wrap up, highlights or summary video using this.
The simple answer to this is 'yes', of course. Not only is our kit designed for exactly this purpose, but because we don't need large teams to provide the service, it's actually a really cost-effective way of delivering a consistently reliable service.
If you're in a bit more of a hurry or budget can't stretch to using our in-house service, we have an established partnership with a company providing identical services with almost identical equipment based in Ohio, USA: Passing business over in this manner doesn't happen lightly - We trust them implicitly with our reputation and your project.
We can arrange a group facetime or Skype call at your convenience if you require.