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How to Use YouTube Premiere to Schedule a Video

by Anna Hochberger

With YouTube Premiere, you can upload a video to YouTube and then schedule it to debut at a specific time. We cover how to use YouTube Premiere — and why you may want to!


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How to Use Facebook Watch Party to Share a Live or Recorded Video

by Anna Hochberger

Facebook Watch Parties let people watch the same videos — live or prerecorded — simultaneously, creating a coviewing experience. Here's how (and why!) to start a Watch Party.


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How to Monetize Live Video Successfully

by Amir Shahzeidi

We're covering five ways to monetize your live videos — from affiliate links and merch to launching your own streaming platform. Plus, we'll cover what to look for in a platform.


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Live Video Lighting 101: Brighten Up Your Productions

by Dan Petrik

Shed some light on your live videos with these tips. This post covers both free ways to brighten your productions and investment options for those who want to take their lighting to the next level.


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Livestreaming Gear: Basic Tools for a Killer Live Video

by Jimmy Burns

From tripods to microphones, here's an overview of basic gear that livestreamers will love. And don't worry if you're not ready to invest in tools — you'll also glean a couple of free ways to improve your live videos.


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How to Stream Live on YouTube and What to Know First

by Angela Nicole Holbrook

One does not simply *go live on YouTube.* We'll show you where and how to enable livestreaming on your YouTube account.


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RTMP for Live Video: What is it and how do I set it up?

by Dan Petrik

RTMP (or Real-Time Messaging Protocol) acts as the handshake between video-streaming software/encoders and CDNs like Facebook or YouTube. Don't let the acronyms freak you out — the process is simple, and we explain it here.


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How to Go Live on Facebook from the Phone App or Your Computer

by Dan Petrik

It's easy to stream live videos to Facebook from your phone or your computer. We'll show you each step and what to expect along the way.


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How to Build a Live Video Content Strategy: Getting Started

by Kate Brannen Smith

When 80% of audiences would rather watch a video than read a blog post, video better be part of your content strategy. Here's the high-level overview of all the components of a live video content strategy.


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How to Livestream from a Drone in Switcher Studio

by Dan Petrik

By connecting your drone's remote controller to your iPhone, you can stream live video from a drone into your Switcher productions. We'll cover the whole process in 11 quick steps.


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