Apollo Streams FAQ
Have a question about streaming with Apollo Streams? Watch this video tutorial to get better insight to the possibilties...
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Watch this video to see how to set up the equipment...
DOES APOLLO STREAMS REQUIRE EXTRA PURCHASED HARDWARE?
No. However, we have created our own patented tripod that will allow you to capture angles from 9 feet high (above sideline heads) while comfortably sitting in a chair, but it's not required. You just need to provide your own iPad and at least one iPhone to stream your own content. Don't forget your Weather Shields or your equipment might overheat in the sun.
We have also tied in our app with other devices from other organizations that have been thoroughly tested and proven to function exceptionally well. Those can be found on our Products page.
If you're using the Accsoon SeeMo device, there are a few things you need to know when trying to connect to the Apollo Streams software:
1. Turn on your SeeMo device and connect it to your camera.
2. Tap the Add Camera icon on the Apollo Streams App and choose "Add Camera using Accsoon."
3. Plug the Accsoon SeeMo device into your iPad. Do this step AFTER step 2.
4. Tap the thumbnail icon in the top left corner to activate that camera view. You can still wirelessly connect other cameras and iPhones on the network.
5. If the image displaying in the Live View of the Apollo Streams App is different than the view in the viewfinder of your camera, you need to adjust the HDMI resolution for your camera. This does NOT change the resolution of your recording. It's just the resolution of the HDMI output for viewing. The proper resolution is HD - 720P.
*Note* The battery of the SeeMo device will power the iPad at the same time. Make sure you have a large enough battery (also found on our Products page) to allow for sufficient recording times.
Apollo Streams is an iOS app, so you must have at least an iPad to run the production. However, if you incorporate an Accsoon SeeMo device, you can use ANY camera with a HDMI connection.
You can use Apollo Streams on any iOS devices running iOS 14 or newer. You can also add a DJI Gimbal and either an X-box or Playstation controller to control everything remotely. With a controller and gimbal combination, you can control the movement of the camera, zooming in and out, capturing replays, adjusting the score and switching between camera angles.
The newer the iPad, the faster your processes like capturing replays from multiple cameras will work. The larger the screen, the better the user experience will be as well.
We integrate our zoom perfectly with all 3 lenses of the iPhone 11 and above. With the iPhone 12+, you can reach 5G speeds... Perfect for streaming!
With an iPhone 13+ you get superior battery power that will allow you to stream for 3+ hours. Incorporate a portable battery into our battery slot on the tripod and film the entire tournament all day.
DO WE NEED A PROFESSIONAL VIDEOGRAPHER? No. Anyone can stream content easily. Sure, adding a tripod vs handheld devices provide a better experience for the viewers. In the end, the better experience the viewer has... the more viewers you'll get for each event and the more money you can make from streaming. Commentating in a fun way can change the entire experience as well. Check out our Jr Broadcasting Program taught by some of the top professionals in the broadcasting world!
DO WE NEED WIFI AT OUR EVENT? No. It's not a requirement, but the stronger more reliable the connection, the better the production will be. We've streamlined our software and data to make it possible to stream through cell phone data plans. Naturally you'll want to use the fastest connection possible (which could be your wifi) to allow for the greatest quality video. However, a cell phone data plan will work perfectly.
HOW DO I GIVE PERMISSION FOR SOMEONE USING APOLLO STREAMS TO POST TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE? REFERENCE THIS PDF WHEN SETTING UP YOUR LIVE STREAM THE FIRST TIME.
1. From your News Feed, click Pages in the left menu.
2. Go to your Page and click Page Settings in the bottom left.
3. Click Page Roles in the left column.
4. Type a name or email in the box and select the person from the list that appears.
5. Click Editor to select a role from the dropdown menu.
6. Click Add and enter your password to confirm.
Keep in mind that if you're not friends with the person you're adding, they'll have to accept your invite before they can start helping you manage your Page.
However, if you are posting to a Facebook GROUP you will need to follow these steps from a PC or Mac computer (it does not work on the Facebook mobile app):
1. In a browser, the group owner must log into Facebook and find your group.
2. On the left hand side of the screen, click on Settings near the bottom.
3. Scroll to the bottom (middle area) where it says "Apps."
4. Click on the pencil icon next to Apps.
5. Click "Add App."
6. Search for Apollo Streams.
7. Click on Apollo Streams 'A' logo.
8. Click on Add.
In the unlikely event that you miss a permission step or aren't set up as an admin for your particular Facebook page, you may see an error. If so, follow this step by step guide to get you back on track and streaming quickly!
HOW DO I STREAM TO YOUTUBE? REFERENCE THIS PDF WHEN SETTING UP YOUR LIVE STREAM THE FIRST TIME.
First you have to create an account with YouTube. If you already have an account, you can just log into the account on your computer.
1. In a web browser, log into your account on YouTube and click the camera icon with the plus in the top right corner and choose “Go Live.” If this is your first time, you will need to “Enable” live streaming to your account. This can take up to 24 hours for approval. Because you're using Apollo Streams, you do NOT need to have 1,000 followers.
2. After your account has been approved, you can choose the option to Live Stream “Right Now.”
3. Select Streaming Software- Go.
4. You're now ready to use the Apollo Streams app for streaming to YouTube.
My school blocks Facebook/YouTube for students on the school WiFi.
Ask your internet administrators to open up port 1935 to allow Apollo Streams to connect unencumbered.
Zoom Wireless Microphone Adapter
1. Plug in the Bluetooth wireless adapter into the side of the Zoom device.
2. Switch the 3rd toggle switch to iPad as pictured to the right.
3. Connect the Zoom device to your iPad by going into Bluetooth settings and connecting the BTA device.
4. DO THIS STEP LAST- Start up the Apollo Streams app. The app will recognize your audio source. Adjust the volume on your Zoom device suitable for your environment. NOTE: If you start up your live stream before you connect the headset or microphone, it will NOT work. Once you go live, all audio settings are locked in. You can quit the app and restart/continue your stream if you need to reset to start again.