More or less, most of you must have encountered some difficulties during live streaming. Maybe you’ve had issues accessing the local network during a live stream, picking the right microphone for more professional streams, or transmitting a video source for remote live productions and more. No one is born perfect, so it is when it comes to live productions.
In order to provide you with the best live streaming experience using YoloBox and YoloBox Pro, we combed through a variety of devices, tools, and accessories and found the following 9 that we believe will be of great help to enhance your live streaming experience.
#1 LiveU Solo
LiveU Solo can bond all the available networks together for a more strong signal without solely relying on the WiFi, Ethernet or the SIM card, which sometimes becomes very unstable especially in a crowd. With LiveU Solo, no more worries even when you’re on a poor network. To learn how to use YoloBox with LiveU Solo, check this “Yolobox & LiveU Solo: Winning Combination!” video from James Kilroy.
What if you don’t want to purchase an extra device for simply bonding, here is another option – Speedify. Our favorite live streaming YouTuber Aaron Parecki shows you step by step how to install Speedify on YoloBox/YoloBox Pro so as to bond all three network connections available for your live streams! Or simply check this tutorial for a step-by-step guide.
#3 Wireless Video Transmission Systems
Wireless video transmission systems transmit a video signal wirelessly from one location to another. It’s especially perfect for situations where remote live production is required or running a cable is physically impossible. If you plan on getting a wireless transmission system for live productions, here are a few options that are popular on the market, including Teradek, Vaxis, Hollyland, and Accsoon.
#4 ATEM Mini
One of the most frequently asked questions we’ve come across is can you use ATEM Mini or ATEM Mini Pro with YoloBox. The answer is absolutely yes. Using ATEM Mini or ATEM Mini Pro output to YoloBox or YoloBox Pro to have extra HDMI inputs is the biggest reason for this. If you happen to have an ATEM Mini/ATEM Mini Pro in hand and need more cameras for your live stream, be sure to try this combo.
#5 Rode Wireless GO II
Every streamer knows that stream quality is crucial for successful live streaming. But the live stream is far more than just videos. When it comes to professional live streams, audio plays a huge role too. Rode Wireless Go ii is proven to work well with YoloBox and YoloBox Pro and it is surely worth an investment.
#6 Nighthawk M1 4G LTE Mobile Router
Nighthawk M1 router is an all-in-one completely portable 4G LTE hotspot router with unlimited data and no throttling. This is probably one of the most useful little gadgets you can have with you in your bag for live streaming, especially perfect for those who live on the go, or often live in an area with not-so-good providers.
If you prefer not to get an extra device or install Speedify for network bonding, Nighthawk M1 router is really a solid investment to keep you stay connected and ensure a smooth and quality live stream.
#7 Portable Power Charger
A big challenge when it comes to outdoor live streaming is power, given that you may not have access to electrical outlets. For continuous live streaming, always be prepared to get a power bank with you without being interrupted and to provide the best live streaming experience for your audience.
This Anker portable charger is proven to work and is used by many of our users.
#8 Stand for YoloBox & YoloBox Pro
For those who use YoloBox or YoloBox Pro primarily on a desk in a more or less permanent installation, getting a stand would be very convenient and helpful. With mounting points along the sides, back and top, you can attach a wide range of accessories to your stand. The rear of the stand has two built-in cold shoe mounts so you can attach wireless mic receivers and other accessories directly to the stand.
If you’d like to get one, check out this link https://pk1.tv/pk1-yolobox-stand/
#9 Cage for YoloBox & YoloBox Pro
If you mainly use YoloBox/Pro for outdoor live productions, a cage instead will be a necessity to protect it from being damaged. All the cables are easily fixed. The whole setup takes less than one minute. Go to the online store B&H or YC ONION’s official website if you’re interested in getting one.
The emulator can copy or synthesize the Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) from your HDMI display and relay it to your video source, to fix problems that may result from using third-party equipment such as video extenders, video switches or KVMs in your video setup. For anyone using camera that has issues connecting to the HDMI port of YoloBox/Pro or other encoders, the little pass-through device seems to solve the problem without adding too much bulk. If you have issues like the above, getting an emulator should solve your problem.
We will keep updating useful tools and accessories that are helpful for your live streaming. Do you have a favorite tool or accessory that you can’t live without during a live stream? If you do, we’d love to hear about it in the comment section!
For users who mainly use YoloBox/Pro for outdoor live streaming, there’re a lot of challenges and requirements. For example, broadcasting sports, parades, rallies, and more all take place under the sun (or rain, snow, etc). Often, you don’t have a choice about the weather. You have to go where the action is. A tallbrella will be of great necessity to protect your live streaming gears and yourself from the unfriendly weather.
As product operation manager at YoloLiv, Esther and her team stay focused on our customers’ needs and constantly push forward new updates for YoloBox and Pro. Also, she contributed some blog posts from perspectives on how to enhance live streaming experience, live streaming sop for newbies, and more.