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Solidsport Broadcast is Sweden’s most downloaded app for broadcasting sports live. The app is incredibly easy to use. You download the app for free via the App Store or Google Play, just press the button below that fits the device you are going to send with.
To be able to log in to the app, you need a user account on Solidsport, the account also needs to be linked to the channel you are to broadcast on. If you do not already have this access, contact the administrator of the channel you are going to broadcast on and you will receive an invitation emailed to your e-mail address.
With the user account in place you are ready to log in to Solidsport Broadcast. Once you have logged in you will get a list of upcoming games to send. If the list is empty you first need to create a game and activate the live stream for the current match.
You create the game in Admin, see the first paragraph in “The main features of Solidsport”. Select the correct game in the list by selecting the game and then click “Start broadcasting”
Then you are in the position where you stream the game itself. If you go into the app before the game has started you will see a countdown clock to the start of the broadcast. If you don’t see a countdown, the stream is already live. Meaning you don’t have to do anything to get stream live for the viewers. This happens completely automatically when the time is counted down.
If you want the stream to go out to the viewers before the countdown has counted down, press the “Broadcast now” button.
Update stream graphics
To the right and left in the app you will see buttons with plus and minus. These buttons is used to update the goals. The standings in the game are then shown in the graphics in the broadcast for the viewers. In the same way you can update the match clock, period and half time. These settings can be found at the bottom of the app. When the game is over, it is important that you press the button “End broadcast”. It’s only after that the live broadcast is turned into a replay.
A special feature that is especially appreciated is the button with a star on, with the help of this button you can create Highlights as nice saves, spectacular dribbles or nice goals. Each time you press the button, a video sequence is saved a few seconds back in time from the time you pressed the button. When the match is over and you have pressed the “End broadcast” button, all videos are merged into one Highligt video which you can then show to your viewers.
Get better quality with one click
There are some other good features to know, and you can always touch the screen with one finger if you feel that there is poor focus or strange color on the screen. By tapping the screen, you reset the sharpness and focus that makes the image better for both you who broadcast and those who watch.
In the left corner of the app there is a square box. If you click on it you will get several setting options, including focus and exposure. You usually do not need to touch these settings. However, there is a function to zoom. You will find the zoom slider on the right of the screen after you tap the square box.
Read more about how to use the zoom lever in the section “How to max out your live stream”.
Local recording on iOs
By clicking on advanced settings, you can set the quality you want to broadcast with and the possibility to activate local recording in the app (only applies to iOS). You will find these settings under the slider at the bottom right of the app. If you activate local recording, an uncompressed copy is saved on the device you are sending with. This recording can be downloaded to a computer for analysis or other processing as soon as the transmission is completed.
Choice of transmission quality
When it comes to choosing broadcast quality we recommend to broadcast in “Medium” quality. If you have a bad connection it may be worth going down to “Low” to give viewers a better experience. Broadcast in “High” quality is only recommended if you have a stable connection.
Remember to update the period, goal and and time during the actual broadcast and follow the game through the screen. Then you will convey a good experience for the viewers.
All parts of the Streaming School
Part 1 – How to get started with Solidsport
Part 2 – The main features of Solidsport
Part 4 – How to max out your live stream
Part 5 – How to make money for the team