Today’s tips and tricks post was inspired by the question: Will an incoming call interrupt the stream if you’re live on a smartphone?
Covering special live events is exciting, challenging, and exhausting. News crews are often in the field for days or weeks at a time, running from place to place so that viewers don’t miss a second of the action. On top of the crazy schedule, each event comes with its own unique set of challenges for broadcasters.
Have you ever wondered: Is there any way I can share a newsfeed with another station? Or is there any way I can get a newsfeed from somewhere in a different part of the world?
So you’re producing a live shot for a breaking news event and all is going well—until the microwave or satellite link degrades and takes the picture quality with it. Not only do you have to go live with a pixelated, poor-quality feed on the air, but the footage takes on a life of its own when it lands in the news pool. And now it still pops up online, on other networks' broadcasts, everywhere—pixel-poor quality and all.