Grants:Simple/Applications/Wikimedia Korea/2020/Learning Story

Last year, we had to cancel all of our online activities, and broadcast our regular events during the lockdown caused by Covid-19 pandemic. Because we hadn't live-streamed our events, we had to start from scratch. Below are lessons we learned last year.

Equipments for live-streaming edit

Setting stage lighting
  • Microphones
  • Cameras
  • Stage lighting
  • Monitors and computers
  • Wired Internet

Lessons edit

Monitoring a video on air
Shooting with a smartphone
  • Zoom or Google Meet?
Zoom provides more various functions for live streaming than Google Meet. If you need to record your event or interview with participants, Zoom is a better choice than Google Meet. If your event is small and you think Zoom is too complicated to your event, Google Meet can be an available option.
  • Microphones
High quality sound is very important to hold audience during your broadcast. Wired microphones are the best. If your environment doesn't allow it, you have to test the sound quality before the event.
  • Stage lighting
Indoor space is much darker than you think. For better video quality, stage lighting is necessary.
  • Monitoring
You need to monitor live-streamed video and sound frequently, because unexpected issues can happen at any time.
  • Wired Internet or Wi-Fi?
Live-streaming a high quality video requires large bandwidth. For stable live streaming, wired internet is recommended. If you shoot your video with one smartphone camera, we can use a Wi-Fi network. You have to check your venue's Internet environment, before the event.
  • Cameras
If your event is for a small audience, we don't need to shoot with expensive cameras. Up-to-date smartphones provide enough video quality for the small event.