When live streaming, there are three main components to every stream. They is your originating system such as your computer. Your production broadcaster software (Ecamm or OBS are examples of those). Then the live stream that is processed by your broadcaster to your webinar attendees. Here is an image of how this looks.
To live stream, you need all three of those components.
There are a number of live webinar production software available today. Some are paid and some free, but each has its own unique features.
My favorite for Mac is Ecamm Live. Ecamm Live is a Mac-only software that is amazingly easy-to-use to broadcast live webinars through StealthSeminar live.
In this article, we will provide you with some details on how Ecamm Live works, how to get started with the tool, and how you can use it with StealthSeminar. Then I will cover my recommended free option (called OBS) which is a terrific choice as well for both those on Mac or PC.
How Ecamm Live Works
Ecamm Live is a Mac program that feeds your broadcast into YouTube Live, which then feeds into StealthSeminar Live.
How does StealthSeminar fit into that equation? StealthSeminar allows you to:
- register attendees
- sends reminder emails
- send SMS reminder
- track and deliver your broadcast to registered attendees
- triggers calls to actions
- riggers polls, and surveys and more
In addition to hosting live webinars, Ecamm Live is designed with a number of tools to help enhance the experience of your webinar. Some of these tools and features include:
- Professional camera support
- Screen sharing
- Image and text overlays
If you have ever seen any of live streams from 2019 on, you have seen me use Ecamm Live.
How to Use Ecamm Live
Ecamm Live is super easy to use, which is why it’s my favorite. I spend less time on setup and less time messing with my webinars. Here are a few steps on how to get started and use Ecamm Live:
Step 1. Download a Free Trial. Although Ecamm Live requires a paid subscription, you can download a free trial in seconds. You can begin playing around with it to see if it is the right tool for you. Simply click the “download” button to begin using the tool now.
Step 2. Host Your Webinar. Within seconds from downloading Ecamm Live, you can easily see that all the controls you need to host your webinar are right on your desktop, ready to go. You can also move around the Ecamm control widgets or close them out altogether.
Step 3. Integrate With Other Programs including StealthSeminar. Ecamm Live integrates with other broadcast platforms. This allows you to broadcast to your Facebook business page, YouTube channel or StealthSeminar without any complicated setup.
What I Like Most About Ecamm Live
In addition to its easy user interface and controls, Ecamm Live provides all the tools and features I need to host awesome live webinars.
Here are some of my other favorite features about Ecamm Live:
- Webinar recording options
- Easy to share images and files live
- Control and change the background and appearance with a few clicks
- Add webinar guests from Skype
Ecamm Live is a simple yet functional and affordable live webinar tool. Ecamm Live’s standard plan is only $12 per month. In my experience, most businesses and marketers get everything they need with the Standard plan. The Standard Plan is what I use. This plan includes unlimited streaming, all platform integrations, screen sharing, picture-in-picture, and more.
Other PC and Free Broadcaster Options
Ecamm Live is only designed for Mac and it also has a fee involved. But what if you are on a PC or would like to avoid paying a fee for the broadcaster? Well you are in luck. There is another tremendously valuable broadcaster called OBS. OBS stands for Open Broadcaster Software.
OBS is designed for both Windows and Mac. It is completely free to use.
It is a very robust, stable software that I used for years. If you want to save money or are on a PC, I highly recommend it.
Who is Ecamm Live Best For?
So why do I use Ecamm Live now? Well, I use Ecamm Live because of the ease of use. It is easier for me to use. Not being a technical person that is important to me. Of course, Ecamm Live is a paid software so I’m paying for the convenience.
As I explained briefly above, StealthSeminar is built around the live webinar broadcast. It allows users to register attendees, send reminders to attendees (via email and SMS), view lists of attendees, segment attendees, and so on.
Based on over a decade of integration experience for our StealthSeminar clients, we believe that Ecamm Live is for those on Mac, who are looking for an easy-to-use, robust live webinar tool.
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