FUNERAL VIDEO STREAMING
A funeral live-streaming video allows those who cannot attend to be part of the day’s proceedings. Our videos can be broadcast live to family members overseas over the internet, with video broadcast on a private link of the Funeralvid website that can shared to all invited family members and friends. This allows proceedings to be viewed from the privacy of the home.
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Why Live Stream A Funeral?
Whilst the thought of live-streaming a funeral may seem strange, it is quite common practice in todays society. Many funeral homes have been offering funeral live-streaming since 2000 and it is also know by several names such as webcasting, remote viewing and web streaming.
Reasons behind why you would want to live stream a funeral include:
Distance – allows expats and immigrant families to share with family in their home countries
Convenience – allows elderly and frail members of the family who may not be able to make the funeral able to view it through the livestream.
Short Notice – If a burial needs to happen within 24 to 48 hours or within a short time frame for religious or medical reasons, a livestream can be set up for those who cannot travel on short notice.
Lack of Space – If the loved one that has passed was a prominent figure in the community, live streaming may be a good way of allowing a larger audience or even for strangers to pay their respects without overwhelming the funeral venue. It also allows the family to have a more personal experience by limiting the guests at the venue.
Documentation A downloadable video can be given to the immediate family for re-watching purposes. It is common for guest to miss certain words or things or not remember them so having a downloadable version of the livestream enables family members to revisit and experience anything they may have missed.
FUNERAL LIVESTREAM FAQ
How can I be sure that the livestream will work?
Funeralvid has been live-streaming services for over 10 years. We use the latest in livestreaming technology including dual sim live-streaming antennas.
Can I live Stream a Funeral myself, without using your services?
Yes you can yet there are a few things to consider:
Firstly consider the equipment required. You can use a smartphone or tablet to livestream the funeral. However this is often severely limited for the following reasons…
1 ) You do not have the correct range of focal lengths to really be able to capture the wide and long angles needed to capture a live event effectively
2 ) The lowlight capabilities of most smart phones are very poor for capturing inside low lit venues such as churches and halls.
3 ) On camera audio, or the audio being recorded by your smartphone or tablet is poor quality in comparison with professional sound equipment. What is especially problematic is that your smartphone will not be close enough to the speakers and lectern to get clear audio. Halls and churches have a lot of reverberation that makes audio unclear or inaudible. So recording the audio on the smartphone or tablet will most likely create audio that is very hard to hear if not impossible to hear in terms of the speeches.
4 ) Inside venues such as churches and halls the 4G internet is not very secure and will most likely drop out. This is why we usually have dual sim mobile antenna’s outside the venues to make sure we have the strongest most reliable signal throughout the whole livestream.
5 ) In absence of all the expensive professional equipment required to do a professional livestream, you will most likely not have the experience and knowledge of best practices of how to video a funeral including understanding of working under certain problems that do arise frequently.
Can the live stream video be downloaded?
Yes, we either send you a download link or a USB device containing all the recordings from the day.
I do not have a computer, how can I watch the live stream?
The live stream can be viewed on any smartphone or tablet device with an internet connection.
What happens if the internet goes down?
We have different options in terms of the live stream connectivity. Our highest package includes a dual sim mobile antenna that offers the best mobile broadband speeds and connectivity. In the unlikely event that there is an interruption to the live stream due to poor internet connectivity, a backup recording is replaced on the private page the same day.
How much does a funeral livestream cost?
This depends on the location of the funeral, how many locations are required, the number of guests attending and mostly the amount of coverage ( time spent filming ) is required. Our funeral live-streaming packages start at around $750. You can download out prices at the bottom of this page.
Will you be discreet, my family don’t want cameras in their face?
We typically set up two cameras at the back of the venue. These cameras are set up with extra tall tripods to be able to capture over the heads of the audience. We use extra long lenses to be able to capture the speeches and proceedings from the very back so most of the guests often do not notice us as we are out of their sight of view as they are facing the front. Audio is captured usually from the lectern and in-house speakers and audio system. Our camera positions are always chosen to balance the best capture possible with remaining discreet and in the background.
How can family view the live stream?
Before the funeral day a livestream webpage link is sent to you to share with family and friends. This can be emailed and messaged to all those invited to watch the livestream
Can we watch the live stream at a later time?
The livestream webpage link will be viewable for at least 6 months which will include all the livestream recordings, footage and photos taken on the day.
How many cameras can we have at the church?
We usually have 2 to 3 cameras running at all our events. Usually one close up and one wide angle.
How much time is needed to set up prior to the funeral?
Our videographer will usually arrive 1 hour prior to the start of proceedings.
Where can people watch from?
Anywhere in the world to anyone that has an internet connection.
What will people see during the livestream?
The viewers will see a page that consists of multiple livestream links and camera angles. With the multi camera package the camera angles are switched with a switcher board at the back of the venue to cut to the best angle of the action in real time.
What are the alternatives to a livestream?
We typically offer videography, photography or a combination of both photo and video that is then delivered via online download within a few days of the funeral.
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Check your email for the download link.
What is the difference between a funeral video and a funeral livestream?
Live streaming a funeral is quite a bit different than just taking a video of the funeral and sharing this online. Funeral videography is normally captured, edited and uploaded within a few days after the funeral. Whilst there are advantages of being able to edit using the best angles and post processing with a traditional funeral video, A livestream is shown in real time and allows a whole new level of participation and involvement in real time.
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