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Do you have an upcoming install with Lambda? Or are you looking to get some equipment, but aren't sure what this looks like with social distancing restrictions? We wanted to take a moment to reassure you of the measures Lambda is taking to ensure safety in this time. Here are just a few rules we've put in place for Lambda:

~Reduced crew size
~All tools are disinfected after each use
~Social distancing of crew members on and off site
~Use of gloves and masks

If you have other questions about how an install will work for your place of business or how to get a quote, contact us! We'd love to answer any questions you might have.
Audio Tips
Multi-tracking Preview
As most of us are still under stay at home orders and are looking at limited gatherings for a long time, everyone is looking at their broadcasting capabilities and how to make them better quickly. There are a few things you can do on your own to make sure you are getting quality streaming audio! Here's another quick tip for improving your audio:
-         Multi-track your session so that you can adjust your mix later. We have a whole article about multi-tracking coming up for you, but wanted to give you a quick glimpse into multi-tracking. Having the ability to record a service and custom mix afterward (and have the ability to go back over it again and again) can be a great way to get a great sound! Now, be careful because this is going to add a layer of complexity to your stream mix, gain structure is very important because you can’t go back and change it without re-recording the whole set! 

If you have additional questions or are experiencing difficulties with your streaming, we would love to virtually “come in” and help you with any streaming audio needs! Whether that means giving your stream a critical listen, or helping you set up a post-fade aux mix to send to a stream or helping with your multi-tracking setup.

Streaming Tips
There's a lot going on right now, so where do you even start when it comes to your network?
There are a lot of questions you’ll have to ask if you want to broadcast. Among the foremost you should be thinking about your Network. This means both your internet connection and the connection from your streaming computer to your router. Typically, when you consider internet speeds, Download is important as you are bringing files from the internet to you, but with streaming it is Upload that is important. Even more important is upload speed dedicated to your stream. A normal building internet connection is shared with everyone in the building and usually, since upload isn’t used, there is plenty to go around. But streams are hungry! A good rule of thumb is 7mbps for lower definition and 15mbps for higher definition. Really, the stream only uses 3mbs and 7mbps respectively, but this gives you some room for the rest of the network to still function and for the stream to stay up. If you don’t have this much speed or more for upload you may need to look at an internet upgrade as a part of your streaming system. You don’t really need to worry about how many people are watching because most services take care of that for you. If you put the video on to a service like our favorite BOXCAST, they worry about the needs to get it to 5, 500, or 5000 viewers. 
As for the connection to your router, always look to get a wired connection as wireless doesn’t hold up well for dedicated streaming. Even if it works flawlessly for a test, it may not keep working after your event room is full of smartphone users. 
As everyone is trying to maintain or setup a network to broadcast it's important to know what will be best for your business and also what will continue to benefit you in the future. Perhaps it's a temporary setup with equipment pieces you can re-purpose later. Whatever it is, know that Lambda is here to help you get the most from your network and streaming.

Video Gear Highlight
Atem Mini and the New Pro Version
Introducing low cost, multi camera, live production with advanced broadcast features.
ATEM Mini switchers make it easy to create professional multi camera productions for live streaming to YouTube and innovative business presentations using Skype or Zoom! Simply connect ATEM Mini and you can switch live between 4 high quality video camera inputs for dramatically better quality images. Or connect a computer for PowerPoint slides or gaming consoles. The built in DVE allows exciting picture in picture effects, perfect for commentary! There are loads of video effects too! All ATEM Mini models have USB that works like a webcam so you can use any streaming software while the ATEM Mini Pro model adds live streaming and recording to USB disks. ATEM Mini even has secret broadcast features built in so it can do high end work!
You know we love Blackmagic Design, and the Atem Mini has been a go to for a long time. Now, with the new Atem Mini Pro, could it get any better? This has it all! It’s easy to use and easy to learn with simple, clear labeling. With transition options as well as a software store for adding other transitions, titles and positioning you’ll have everything you need for easy professional looking broadcast. With 4HDMI inputs you can connect to a computer with a PowerPoint slide, video clip playbacks, websites. All switching is in real time so you can live stream to any social media platform!
There are so many features on the Atem Mini and Pro! If you’re looking for an easy, fully equipped video switcher at an affordable cost, this is it! We’d love to demo one for you or answer any question you might have! 
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