Frequently Asked Questions - Orlando Webcasts

FAQ

Explanations and tips to help you navigate the virtual waters.

 

What is a virtual event?

It is a program, meeting, workshop or other event, streamed live and viewed in real time by an online audience. The audio and video are encoded and streamed to the desired web platform where the viewer can watch.

Why should I livestream events?

Nearly every company, organization and brand wants to connect with employees, stakeholders or customers, and livestreaming allows them to accomplish that in real time. Viewers are part of the event, even though they may be thousands of miles away.

Can you livestream to anyone, anywhere?

Yes! We can livestream to any business or social media platform or content delivery network. We livestream to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch and other social media sites. We stream to business sites including WebEx, GoToWebinar, Zoom, and many others. We also stream to Content Deliver Networks (CDN), and to private webcast platforms.

What if someone misses the event? Can they watch it later?

Yes, there is a video-on-demand option for replays.

Do you work anywhere other than Orlando?

We work globally on our virtual events. In 2020, we produced events in over a dozen countries on four continents. For events that require on-site equipment and crews, we work anywhere in the United States.

Can an event be produced if everyone is working from home?

Yes. We can remotely produce events using either webcams or a local video production company for the presenters to connect to the event platform. The audience can view the livestream on any connected device.

Can virtual events be pre-recorded?

Yes. Sometimes it's better to pre-record the presentation and stream it later. We call these events 'Simulated Live' or 'Look Live' since they appear to be live to the viewer.

Can you set up a pay-per-view event?

Yes. We can create a pay-per-view event and handle all registrations, payments and other logistics.

Is livestreaming to a social media site like Facebook or YouTube a good idea?

Since most social media sites allow you to livestream for free, they have restrictions to their service. Use of unlicensed, copyrighted music often triggers warnings and even disconnects the stream. Platforms may limit the length and quality of the livestream, and customer support is limited. They are, however, a popular way to reach thousands of viewers at minimal cost.

Can you film our meeting or conference without it being livestreamed?

Yes. We can film your event and provide you the raw footage after the event concludes. We also edit on-site or post event.

Why should I choose Orlando Webcasts for my event?

Our background is in live television production. We brought that experience and professionalism to virtual events when we produced our first webcast in 2009. We continue to use broadcast-grade equipment, providing high quality and reliability to our clients. Orlando Webcasts is the only company in Central Florida that specializes in virtual events. Our goals is to deliver superior customer and technical service on every production.

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