Using Nunify Studio for Live RTMP broadcast during virtual & hybrid events

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Nunify supports multiple ways by which your content can be broadcasted to the attendees. One of them is nunify studio which allows broadcast from a professional camera via software encoder.

In short your video broadcast happens as follows

  1. A Camera captures your speaker(s).
  2. The captured video stream is fed into a RTMP encoder which processes the video stream, applies the desired effects and converts it into a format which can be distributed over RTMP.
  3. The processed stream is pushed to Nunify.
  4. nunify prepares it for delivery to your attendees using the adaptive HLS protocol.
  5. Your attendees watch the stream on Nunify.

Using this setup allows for broadcasting a higher quality stream when compared to broadcasting through a webcam. In addition to that, using the software encoder (like OBS) allows for a range of production effects, like changing the background live & mixing in other elements and streams live in your broadcast.

Advantages of using Nunify studio

High quality live stream
Compared to live streaming over webcam, streaming through Nunify studio allows for a high-quality audio & video live stream as the video is captured by a professional camera + mic setup. It also allows you to control your broadcasting environment with respect to staging, lighting, etc.

Post-production effects
Using the software encoder allows for applying various post-production effects to the video live. These include applying green room effects, changing backgrounds, mixing in video from other sources, creating a 3D stage and placing your speaker on the stage and many more. You are only limited by your imagination.

Adaptive streaming for attendees
Nunify adjusts stream quality to the attendee based on their available bandwidth. This allows attendees with various bandwidths to pull the stream based on their bandwidth. This makes the attendee experience smoother by allowing uninterrupted playback.

Some drawbacks

Higher latency
The nunify studio broadcast method has a higher latency built into it than nunify live (which supports sub second latency for real-time interactions). The latency for nunify studio is between 10s to 20s, which means, from the time the camera records a frame to the time the attendee gets to view that frame will be between 10s to 20s.

Equipment and learning
Nunify studio requires more hardware to get up and running. The bare minimum is a camera and a laptop capable of running a software encoder OBS. There is some learning in how to manage the camera and the software encoder. But if you are streamer or a event organizer who has setup stages and AV system for physical events you’ll able to pick this up
in no time.

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