A traditional live event is set up indoors with sophisticated on-site infrastructure, perfect & dedicated internet connectivity, and a steady environment with no weather impact. However, the truth is that hybrid live events are becoming more and more popular to satisfy diverse needs, enrich audiovisual experiences, and increase revenues. Thus, the outdoor live streaming setting up is a crucial, unavoidable, and lucrative practice that AV service providers and businesses should master to perform better in 2022.

What do you need to live stream an outdoor event?

  • Video Camera / Smartphone
  • Microphone/audio intake equipment
  • Encoders
  • Remote production software / live streaming destinations
  • Internet connection is the key

How to set up a workflow for outdoor live streaming?

The previous blog includes 3 checklists of the best affordable outdoor live streaming equipment. For more professional performance, I’ll recommend the 2nd and the 3rd solutions for AV practitioners for the outdoor live streaming event. Especially the KILOVIEW P series encoders, I highly recommend anyone working in the IP-based video transmission area get to know deeper about this product, cause the P series will solve a whole bunch of problems at once.

For example, the P series (P1/P2) adopt SDI/HDMI cameras; P support 1080P60 resolution; you can push the stream to multiple platforms/destinations as you live; the inserted 3.7V 6800mAh battery holds your live stream for 3-5 hours without the extra portable charge; the latency is shorter than 67ms, nearly zero; and it’s only 380g, almost feel nothing in a backpack, etc.

How to gain a fast, reliable, and stable internet connection?

For the outdoor live streaming event, clients usually as for the resolutions to be better than 720P to be watched on mobile phones and larger than 1080P to be looked nicely on both mobiles and laptops. Thus the internet connection is the key element to uploading a video clearly enough. 

The secure upload speed I recommend is as follows: 

No less than 15Mbps for 1080p

No less than 5Mbps for 720p 

Usually, one 4G LTE sim card can offer approximately 5Mbps uplink. For example, Verizon has an average of 5.85 Mbps uplink while AT&T has a 4.9 Mbps averagely

KILOVIEW P series encoders, enable 2 sim cards inserted and 2 USB dongles plus 1 Wifi that you can easily use your phone as a hotspot outside to form a bonding live streaming network. Maximum, KILOVIEW P series, both P1 and P2, provide 20Mbps uplink to guarantee a high-resolution delivery to fulfill the superior hedonic needs & wants in watching the live video. 

The KILOVIEW cellular bonding network is dynamic and auto-adjustable which means the company designed its patented algorithm to diagnose the current bonding connectivity and adjust the video resolution. Even in the worst network environment, you can still keep your live online at relatively lower video quality. When the connection is great again, the resolution rises autocratically of course. 

Kilolink server for bonding is a featured function of the P series. Not like other live streaming encoders, the KILOVIEW P series can push the stream to the Kilolink server and leverage the service to distribute, duplicate, or simple productions such as adding captions or logos. Backed up by a strong server, you’ll never need to worry about the internet connection. Plus, the Kilolink server software is totally free and easily deployed on a popular platform such as AWS. Thus the server support is a unique selling point of the P series encoder and I suggest you check it before you make your purchase decision. 

For most situations, the main pain point of outdoor live streaming is the internet connection. Once you fix the problem with a P, then you’ve said Goodbye to 90% of the potential problems. 

Environment affect & weather concerns

Weather can be challenging in the outdoor live event. P series works perfectly in an environment ranging from -20℃ to 45℃. Thus, there’s no need to worry about the temperature will be too high inside your back during the hottest summer outdoor. It also won’t like your iPhone to switch off all the time on freezing days. Moreover, to deliver an up-level outdoor live event experience, usually, your clients won’t select extreme weather for the outdoor event. You don’t have to worry too much about the weather. Just get every piece of equipment ready, and go out for live.