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Command Center 5.0 - Compact & Fast

The Backstory

As with ever version of a product, CC 5.0 builds from previous designs and improves upon the weaknesses. Let’s be 100% straight - this is the command center for you!

Prior to the 1st gen CC, setup for live streams took hours! Worst yet, there wasn’t an instruction manual for the setup, I was literally writing it in realtime. After every shoot, no matter how well it went, I never felt complete. So much effort went into producing a 15-30 minute Facebook Live, I knew there had to be a better way.

CC 1.0 - The Original Game Changer

The thought was, how can all this gear be in one central location that could move if needed?

This took hours to setup a simple 3 camera setup— and a ton of cords. This build version didn’t last long.

CC 2.0

Built upon the failures of connectivity and wireless sound interference and had a cup holder!

It didn’t travel well. The cup holder, while nice, could break easily when in the car. Much room for improvement.

CC 3.0

Building upon setup speed, I ditched the cupholder for the ability to literally toss the tripod in the car easy travel.

Look at all those cords… too man moving parts… much room for refinement.

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CC 3.5

Added a place for cellular antennas to boost upload speeds. Brought setup time down to 20 minutes. Still much room for refinement.

CC 4.0

Cellular networks are awful at best. What if we could add a powered (auto) cellular booster on the same tripod? The results were something that resembled Frankenstein, yet enabled a more stable cellular connection for streams.

Cords, cords, cords.Too fragile. Much room for refinement.

Command Center 5.0

The best of all worlds. Let’s break it down:

Speed - The most efficient setup, with minimal equipment, yielding maximum results.

Size - Entire setup, everything fits into a single medium size camera bag, including stands.

Cost - Just because it’s the best yet, doesn’t mean it’s expensive. Even if it was, it'd totally be worth it.

So what do you need to buy? 

Bonus

So that’s it…

There you have it, CC 5.0 - the best yet. I don’t think we’re done with refinement, but at a standstill for a few moments. Using it changes everything we’re shooting on a daily and absolutely love how simple it is.

So what do you see 6.0 including?

 

Live Streaming to Multiple Platforms at Once

Wow wouldn’t that be nice if it was possible? What if I said it was? What eWorld the benefits be?

 

  • Bigger potential audience
  • Better targeted fans
  • Able to aggregate the comments from all streams into 1 feed
  • Up To 10 Simultaneous streams

 

How is all this possible? Scheduling the live streams — oh and a little service called Restream. Great people are behind this product that enable so many new possibilities! Pricing - You won’t believe it! Check it here:

 

Do I recommend it? More like do I use it — for almost every live stream that I do. Seriously. This is an amazing service that allows us to accomplish so many goals!

 

Biggest PITA: Having to schedule the lives for each stream.

 

Biggest Pro: Reaching a bigger audience.

 

Can say enough great things about this service. Check it out:  restream.io

And in case you missed the show:  https://www.facebook.com/steadireadi/videos/2038189383134931/

big Quality — SMALL budget

 
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That's the goal, right? 

So you’re interested in the goods? The knowledge on what to buy to do it yourself. I’ll share it with you. You’re a good person. 

So here's my setup for this live stream. There's so so so much more that we'll cover soon!

My Setup:

Switcher:   iPad Pro 9.7 128gb 

Cameras:  iPhone 7+ 256gb, iPhone 6s+ 64gb, iPad 9.7 128gb

Sennheiser Ew-100 G3 x 5

Sound:  iRig Duo Pro, Rode Filmmaker Pro Lav KitLOOP MIXER - Portable Audio Mixer, TRS to TRRS Adaptor, Much much more!

 

Internet connection:  Apple USB 3 Camera Adaptor x 4, Apple USB to Ethernet x4, Anker USB Hub x2, USB to Audio x2, Netgear MR1100 Hotspot, Hotspot Antennas x2, Speedify VPN

Supporting:  Osmo Mobile

Tips listed here were shown on Live with Steadi show on Nov 19,2017. For more useful stuff like this, tune in every Sunday at 9pm EST.

By the way - If you're looking for Link aggregation for speed, stability and security check out Speedify VPN. Could recommend it more.