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Video - Reliable mobile internet solution for DSLR live broadcasting a wedding?

haring

Member
I am going to shoot a wedding. There will be activities where there will be no wifi.

Question: how can i provide myself reliable high speed wifi for broadcasting the wedding via youtube?

I usually use OBS installed on my laptop and feed video from my Canon camera into my laptop. I feed sound through wireless microphone into the laptop. OBS does the rest.

I would like to use a DSLR or mirrorless mounted on the top of a monopod or tripod. I would like to move it around as people move around.

Any advice? How should I do it?

Thanks so much!
 

haring

Member
I tried to do this last weekend. The signal didn't support upstream at all. I had one of the fastest data plan in the USA. It may work for some but didn't work for me. WiFi signal was able to support live stream but not the phone data plan.
 

jdphoto

Well-known member
What about a portable wifi hotspot? If streaming this wedding in real time is imperative, you could try using your phone's personal hotspot in video mode. I know the quality might not be the best, and phone cameras are the bane of wedding photographers, but if you have scene modes such as portrait mode, etc., you could at least get realtime footage provided you have a mobile signal. If there's any wifi signal nearby the venue, perhaps a wifi signal booster could work.
Here's a link to a portable wifi hotspot...

 
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