2020 Streaming Desk
The events of last year forced me to improvise my setup when it comes to streaming.
I chose to suffer lockdown in Ireland, and that caused me to become separated from my long standing studio setup of over 10 years.
My overwhelming thought at the outset was.
Oh how times have changed…
I spent last January and some of February 2020 travelling between Holland, Oman and Ireland. I at this point already knew I would be moving to Oman but Covid put a huge pause in those plans.
So I needed to decide where I would get stuck for a while and after maybe two seconds I decided on Ireland. A village called Drumshanbo, a little south of Sligo area where I used to live before.
It had been a little while since I had presented a webcast for the members, So I decided to do a webcast every evening for the foreseeable future to just give us all something to focus on while the members are unable to work.
I did over seventy consecutive webcasts. How I really don’t know, but it really was a lot of fun.
I took with me a Stream Deck which I had already, purchased Ecamm Live, a software streaming solution. I used my new Sony a7iii as the webcam. Wired that into an ATEM Mini Pro from Blacknight and I was set.
I decided to stream to a private members group on Facebook instead of using Wowza which I had been using for ten years. Facebook is free…! And has a great comments section for your broadcast.
I really don’t like Facebook but I will use it for a while longer until I get my own site where I want it with regard of hosting using Wowza again.
I purchased a small Wacom tablet for the first time, and I now prefer it to the medium size which I always bought previously.
Ended up buying a new 16in Apple MacBook Pro, the first computer purchase for over five years.
It became a really cool set up with the addition of a few LED studio lights.
I really enjoyed those seventy plus days last year, I get the feeling I may do the same again soon…