The Basics of Live Streaming

This course will take you through the basics of live streaming and includes a free Book!
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (103 ratings)
3,620 students
1hr 42min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Streamline your video content creation workflow with live streaming production techniques
Learn how to eliminate post production requirements and still produce valuable marketing videos
Create amazing marketing videos that will stand out, create leads and generate demand for your organization


  • Windows or Mac Operating System
  • Navigate Web browser
  • Basic Adobe Photoshop skills


Finally, live streaming technology explained in simple, straightforward language. This is a book that anyone can understand, written by author Paul Richards, to explain the most important topics in live streaming. From how to live stream with Zoom, to Facebook and YouTube, this book doesn't skip a step in this introduction to live streaming technology. What's more? Every chapter of this book includes a video tutorial you can reference to make the subject come alive. This is the ideal book for volunteers, entry-level video production professionals, and anyone who has taught themselves the valuable trade of live video production.

The Basics of Live Streaming can teach anyone the essential skills of live video streaming. It features foundational learning opportunities for audiovisual cables, equipment, and streaming technology for anyone interested in the subject. This material is great to review before other more advanced online courses available from the StreamGeeks because it reviews skills that can be applied to any streaming media project. For example, this book is an ideal introduction to more advanced topics like the OBS, vMix or Wirecast books already available on Amazon. This course is also ideal for volunteers who operate live streaming equipment or aspiring video producers.

Here is a list of essential questions answered in this book:

What do I need to live stream?

How much bandwidth do I need?

What type of computer do I need?

What type of cables are used for live streaming?

How to make an engaging live stream?

How to add graphics to your live stream?

What is OBS?

What is vMix?

What is the best camera for live streaming?

How to live stream to YouTube?

How to live stream to Facebook?

How to live stream a Zoom meeting?

What is NDI?

What is a PTZ camera?

What is an SDI camera?

What is an NDI camera?

What is a Tally Light?

What is SRT?

How to build a live streaming studio?

Who this course is for:

  • If you are a video content creator
  • If you are interested in live streaming technology
  • If you own a webcam and microphone
  • NOT for anyone without a computer
  • NOT for anyone without a YouTube account


Chief Streaming Officer
Paul Richards
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 4,215 Reviews
  • 62,034 Students
  • 22 Courses

I am an author, coach, and Chief Streaming Officer for the Streamgeeks. I also work at PTZOptics, a company that is an industry leader in affordable live streaming technology. We host a live show on YouTube Live every Friday and we hope to help the world better understand live streaming and technology it takes to produce amazing video content! 

I host a live show on YouTube Live called "PTZOptics Live" where we review the latest in the live streaming and video conferencing industry. This is the basis of our live streaming innovation where you can learn quite a lot of about the industry. 

I have worked in the professional audio visual industry for over 10 years. Each of the companies I have worked with have kept me involved in designing, building and operating live streaming and video conferencing systems. Throughout my career continue to help others in video communication projects.

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