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Webinar recording – Getting started with live streaming

About the webinar

In this 70 minute webinar presented by Dean Shaw, the Digital Culture Network’s Tech Champion for Digital Content, you will learn how to get the most out of the live streaming experience for both you and your audience.

We now know that the fastest way to go live is to use the equipment you already have – like your mobile phone and its built-in audio – but simply pressing “go live” on your smartphone isn’t always the best way to reach your audience and capture their attention. In this webinar, we look at consumer and prosumer video and audio equipment and how you can put it all together to be ready to hit record and broadcast live using free software sites such as Facebook & YouTube. The session is rounded off by a Q+A session where Dean answers technical questions live.

You will learn

  • The best equipment options – Video cameras, audio equipment and encoders
  • The best live streaming accessories and software
  • How to go live to Facebook & YouTube

Resources and links

Download the live streaming presentation used in the webinar

Kit List


Basic Cameras under £100 

DSLR Cameras

Canon M200 camera with 15-45mm lens (around £500) and AC power adapter (enables you to run a camera from a home wall socket and not switch out batteries).

Panasonic G7 with 14-140mm lens (around £650) and  AC power adapter

Sony ZV- 1 camera with a built-in lens (around £700) and AC power adapter

Software Plugins

Here are the support pages from Sony, Canon & Panasonic that will have a download that can turn your camera into a webcam without additional capture cards! 

Sony Edge Webcam Software



Audio Solutions

USB Mic (Ideal for solo-voice productions)  

Razer Seiren X (under £100)

XLR Mics (Ideal for conversations) 

RØDE Microphones PodMic (One mic per speaker) 

Additional items required for this option

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen (up to 2 speakers)

Stagg 3m High Quality XLR to XLR Plug Microphone Cable (One cable per speaker) 

Radio Mic

RODE Wireless GO – Compact Wireless Microphone System (one per person) 

Mixing desk

Blackmagic Design Atem mini – For switching between multiple camera angles

Further Support

The Digital Culture Network is here to support you and your organisation. Our Tech Champions can provide free 1-2-1 support to all arts and cultural organisations who are in receipt of, or eligible for, Arts Council England funding. If you need help or would like to chat with us about any of the advice we have covered above, please get in touch. Sign up for our newsletter below and follow us on Twitter @ace_dcn for the latest updates.

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