The Year of Livestreaming: An Interactive 2016 Retrospective

2016 was one for the books. Livestream CEO Jesse Hertzberg predicted 2016 would be “the year of livestreaming,” and this year’s major events – from space launches to political upheaval – played out on our platform.

In 2016 people around the world relied on live video to capture and broadcast the moments that define our shared history. Our 10,000 active users scattered across 159 countries, streamed over 10M live events on our platform this year. Livestream empowered producers around the globe to tell their stories, from exciting milestones in space exploration and the biggest stars in sports and entertainment to America’s historic presidential election and grassroots movements at home and abroad.

This year livestreaming made the leap from tech novelty to a content necessity, giving us new perspectives that were previously impossible. Mobile users have the power to broadcast anywhere, at any time, right in their pocket. Social tools like Periscope and Facebook Live connect live video producers with a global audiences. These audiences, in turn, demand live video, and expect any event they can’t attend to be available live online.

In a survey we conducted with New York Magazine readers and on social media, 81% of respondents said they watched more live video in 2016 than last year and 67% said watching a live event inspired them to purchase tickets for a similar event in the future. From product launches to concerts and conferences, that demand has cultivated real return-on-investment, reach, and lead generation for brands all over the world.

As 2016 comes to a close, we wanted to look at how technology, politics, and culture have been shaped by the power of live video. We believe the future of the live video industry will be defined more by content creators than the content distributors. Brands need to add value to the medium, particularly with a focus on production quality and camera-ready hosts. Tools to make this possible, like Mevo, will continue the march of progress and quality “TV” will move further and further away from the rarified confines of the broadcast booth. We are excited to see what happens next.

Check out our interactive 2016 Live Video Retrospective to learn:

  • The most popular livestreamed events of 2016 across industries.
  • How influencers see live video transforming in 2017.
  • New live video industry data.

Introducing Studio 6: The Future of Live Streaming Software

You’re in the business of capturing the moment. Shouldn’t you have the most of-the-moment live streaming software?

We’re proud to introduce Studio 6, the latest update to our switching and encoding live streaming software. Even easier to use and more powerful than its predecessors, Studio 6 gives you everything you need to produce professional-grade live events. Even better news? Studio 6 is included in your Vimeo Premium or Enterprise subscription.

 

Click here to explore Studio 6 now.

 

What’s new in Studio 6 live streaming software

Make your colors POP.

Color correction lets you dial in your settings and apply them across multiple cameras. Adjust your camera’s color settings to get the best quality possible, and unify the look for multi-camera productions, by dialing in the RGB, brightness, saturation, contrast, and more.

Mix sound on the fly.

Edit sound on the fly with a range of filters on our audio mixer. Live streamers will have access to an equalizer, limiter, compressor, and more, all easily accessible right inside Studio 6.

Transition seamlessly.

Bump up your production value with dip-to-color fades and slick stinger animations. In addition to the SMPTE transitions currently available in Studio 5, Studio 6 users can use these new transitions to make stream-switching seem more natural than ever.

  • Stinger: Stinger transitions allow switching from one video source to another through short and effective video animation.
  • Dip-to-Color: Dip-to-Color transition allows switching from one video source to another through gradual fade into a specific color, and fade out of it to a new source.

Integrate with Mevo.

Full Mevo integration lets you operate one or multiple Mevos directly from the Studio platform. Almost anything that is possible from the Mevo mobile app, you can now do from Studio — live editing, changing resolution, frame rate, speaker volume, and much more. Studio is the only software that allows you to control and switch between multiple Mevos, making your multi-camera productions easier than ever.

Simplify your workflow.

Updated input settings make it even more intuitive to get Studio up and running for your next event. Users can now drag and drop inputs, add or remove inputs on the fly, customize input details, and organize your input list. Managing a multi-camera setup has never been so easy.

Great. How do I get Studio 6?

Glad you asked. If you’re a Vimeo Livestream Premium or Enterprise customer, Studio 6 is included with your subscription. Visit livestream.com/studio to learn more and download.