Professional Live-Streaming: The Impact of Quality
“We wanted to get married in 2021. We thought, why not get married now and have our party later? With live-streaming, everyone we love can still see our wedding - even our relatives over seas - and we can keep our original date!” said Vanessa, one of DMS Video’s Brides, who recently chatted with the studio.
One thing our studio has learned this year is that no matter what’s going on in the world, people still want to get married! With live-streaming becoming more and more accepted as a standard for wedding ceremonies these days, it’s important to do your research and decide which kind of streaming services are right for you and your day.
How does Live-Streaming Work?
With DMS Live, you get your own personalized web page (URL) - completely private and password protected - that leads to the webpage your family and friends will access to watch you go down the aisle. Our discrete micro-team shoots your ceremony to the same DMS quality that you’ve come to expect, while a technical director works our video switcher; switching between camera angles in real time. The Director also ensures an audio tie in so viewers can clearly hear all that is going on. Those who received an invite to view your livestream simply follow the URL and click play! After the ceremony, you have the ability to interact and instant message your virtual guests.
The Impact of Quality
With professional live-streaming, you get crystal clear picture and sound as well as multiple camera angles - all captured live and with the capability to be viewed as a recorded video afterwards. Virtual cocktails with instant messaging allows you to interact with your guests online; one of the many features of professional live-streaming that you won’t get from cell phone video through a social media platform.
“This is not Zoom, Skype, iChat, or one of the many other web-cam or cell phone options some couples have decided to go with” says Darren Sager, owner of DMS Video Productions. “Too many couples have recanted nightmares while attempting to view such options with their friend’s Weddings. We decided if we were going to offer live-streaming the right way, we would offer a Professional Solution that would make the viewers feel as if they were right there, celebrating with the couple”, says Sager.
Experience the Difference
Here’s an example of the quality difference between a ZOOM powered stream, and one live-streamed powered by DMS LIVE:
Conference tools suffer from user limits, reduced image quality, poor cameras and noise issues for viewers. Many viewers simply don’t mute their microphones leading to poor audio quality for all involved. “Zoom has had some glaring problems with privacy and security. 'Zoom bombings', in which hackers enter chat rooms to drop racist language and violent threats, persist. The company had to fix a bug that would have allowed hackers to take over a Zoom user's Mac”, says The Guardian.
Professional live-streaming does not suffer from any of these issues, as guests attending are simply viewers of a one-way live-stream. This means that although your guests can comment on your private stream, they are simply spectators - just like they would be if they were there physically.
I’ve received over 100 messages from family and friends about the live stream yesterday. Everyone is asking what company we used and they are blown away by the quality of the stream. We’ve re-watched it three times already ourselves. We cannot thank you enough, from the bottom of our hearts, for making our day so special and for streaming it so beautifully to our loved ones. Your team was incredible.
-Melissa and David
Contact DMS Video today to find out more about professionally live-streaming your wedding with DMS LIVE! We can’t wait to hear from you!