MyEvent provides live event technical solutions to clients across eastern Australia. When the company took on its largest live streaming project to date – streaming more than 20 simultaneous feeds for RMIT University’s December 2021 graduation event at the sprawling Marvel Stadium.
RMIT is a highly ranked, global university of technology, design, and enterprise. With the university’s students hailing from more than 200 countries, live streaming of the event was important in enabling graduates’ family and friends worldwide.
“We were tasked with getting live streams of feeds from all 21 presentation stages out to the world,” explained Duncan Underwood, Live Streaming and Production Manager at MyEvent Productions. “The most we had ever done before was four simultaneous live streams, so we had to bring in additional products.”
MyEvent had previously used Magewell solutions on a smaller-scale project for point-to-point delivery of SRT streams and chose the company’s Ultra Encode for the RMIT event. MyEvent now owns 17 Ultra Encode units, and hired additional Ultra Encode devices from another production company.
During the graduation event, multiple vision switchers combined live camera feeds and PowerPoint presentations from each stage. SDI outputs from each switcher were routed to the Ultra Encode devices, which encoded them into high-quality, live H.264 streams for viewing through RMIT’s multiple YouTube channels.
MyEvent also took advantage of the newly-introduced Magewell Cloud management software to centrally monitor the status of the Ultra Encode units and easily access individual devices’ web-based dashboards as needed. “Magewell Cloud is an exciting development for us,” noted Underwood. “It was very useful for the RMIT event, which required us to closely monitor the infrastructure for so many devices and streams.”