Case Study – Theatre Events
As the State Theatre began preparing for their 2021 benefit concert, they identified the need for a streaming solution that was simpler to use and more reliable. Having the ability to stream high quality video would prove to be a huge benefit since for this event the entire audience was remote. Previous production requirements allowed for a more traditional video workflow that required more onsite operators and was optimized for offline capture rather than real-time streaming. Using the EdgeCaster, the State Theatre was able to raise $25,000, an amount that put the event at one of the highest amounts raised.
Due to pandemic restrictions only five people were allowed in the theatre which meant a live feed of the Master of Ceremonies needed to be switched between nine pre-recorded musical acts. The State Theatre monetized the event as a way to remain in operation due to the financial struggles with COVID-19. With EdgeCaster, the primary stream generated twenty thousand dollars in donations eventually
raising to a total of twenty five thousand dollars. To maximize exposure, the event was streamed to Facebook and YouTube. As a result of the quality of the production, the event was one of their most successful benefits, proving that virtual events can hold their own against an in- person performance.
Unique for its size and one-button go-live operation, the EdgeCaster line of streaming encoders are ideal for live event operators wanting to enable remote viewing of their productions. The Videon EdgeCaster lived up to its name by providing the most versatile streaming solution possible so that performers, patrons, friends and the community will never have to miss out on any of their favorite performances.