6 essential ManyCam features to create amazing live streams

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Live streaming can be your “secret” (hopefully not so secret) weapon to success! Think about it, it creates a great experience and brings your audience into your world. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to feel like they are part of something awesome? If you’re trying to make it in the online world, as a brand or an individual, then you need to start creating amazing live streams. Here’s where ManyCam comes in.

If you want to know more about the importance of live video to your online presence, check out this blog post.

6 essential ManyCam features to create amazing live streams:

 

1) Multiple Channel Broadcasting

With so many live stream platforms, broadcasting could get a bit overwhelming. Sure you could choose based on popularity, but what if your audience isn’t there? Or what if they prefer other websites and don’t like to watch live streams anywhere else? Instead of choosing one, with the Multiple Channel Broadcasting feature you are able to share your live streaming on multiple platforms to make sure you reach everyone you possibly can. Let’s say you have a lot of subscribers on YouTube, but you want to build your audience on Facebook, instead of creating 2 live streams, with ManyCam you can simply share it on both, simultaneously!

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2) Multiple Video Sources

Imagine a live TV show or the news with only one camera, pointed at the one person, talking non-stop. Not very exciting, is it? In live TV, there’s always a director behind the scenes choosing what will appear next to the audience, switching between the host and other sources like footage, images, audio or even someone live elsewhere. And that gets people engaged with the program. Live streams are no different. If you diversify your sources, viewers will be more interested and engaged.

On ManyCam, you can add up to 12 different sources! On the source window, you can choose to add another camera, images, a pre-recorded video, or even share your desktop (link to other post Screencast). And as the director of your own live stream, you can cut from one source to the next with one simple click.

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3) Screencast your Desktop

If you are sharing a live tutorial, doing a demonstration of a product or you just want to show your audience something on your desktop, this feature comes in really handy! What better way to teach a skill or sell a product than showing how to use it, live? With ManyCam you can choose to share your whole desktop, a preselected area, a specific application or the area under your cursor. Learn more about this feature here.

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Stay tuned for next week’s post, we’ll be talking a bit more about each of these options and how to use them!

4) Record

Instead of streaming your desktop live, with the click of a button you can record your screen and use it later as one of your video sources on a live stream. The video will also be saved on your computer, so you can easily share it directly on your social media platforms.

To get the most out of your efforts, you can hit record at the beginning of your live stream session and share it afterward as a replay for those who couldn’t attend. This way, you can profit from one live stream, multiple times!

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5) Picture in Picture

This feature allows you to have one source as your full-screen mode while other videos or images are displayed on smaller windows. For example, if you are doing a presentation and you want the focus to be on the subject but still want people to see you and connect with you while you talk, then just click on the picture and picture mode and choose the source. You can drag it to reposition and resize it. Or if you have a co-host, you can also split the screen to show both of you.  

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6) A second camera

What if you don’t have a webcam? Or if you want to add a second camera source but don’t have one? With the ManyCam mobile app, you can add your mobile device as one of your sources during your live stream and use the camera on your phone as your webcam. Honestly, it will probably have a better quality than some webcams out there, right? You can also use the app to record videos or create live streams on the go.

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These are just a few of the awesome features ManyCam has to help you create amazing live streams. With ManyCam professional video production becomes affordable and easy to use. Have a look at our subscription plans and try it now!

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