On November 3, 2017, we proudly aired the first episode of our new series "Ready Take Live", a weekly special where live streaming and broadcast technology intersect to create engaging live experiences.
The show was created by host Rob Baynard, and Live X founder, Corey Benhke. Together, with the whole team at Live X, we designed and produced the show at our Hudson Yards 4K Studio. Its premise is pure love and celebration of broadcast technology.
Rob offers educational insight into live streaming's past, present and future. He also provides enthusiasts with expert advice on choosing the right gear for beautiful 4k streaming across multiple platforms.
Co-hosts Aubrey Russell and Nick Nagurka contribute live commentary to the broadcast, while also switching the show and running audio from the MCR. During the "Ready Takes" segment, they share their hands-on experience with the newsest gear the team is using in the field.
The first episode looked at the history of hardware and software switchers. Rob took viewers on a tour of different brands and models that have been released throughout the decades, and offered his perspective as a Technical Director.
For episode two, the team returned to discuss the first ever live stream which was produced by the rock and roll garage band, "Severe Tire Damage". Technical Director, Aubrey Russell, kicked off the show with a review of the new 2018 Adobe Premiere release for our "What's Going On?" segment, while audio engineer, Nick Nagurka, took a look at the massive sound production for the New York City Marathon.
The latest episode took a hard look at Social Live Streaming and broke down steps for producing high-quality online content. Rob listed the pros and cons of streaming to each platform, and discussed the demise of smaller innovators, like Meerkat.
With over 7,000 views in just its first three weeks, "Ready Take Live" is becoming a hit among the live streaming community and enthusiasts around the world. Watch the latest episode and tune in every Friday by subscribing to the Live X YouTube page.