Let’s go back in time for a moment. A few decades ago, HD streaming was just a fantasy that many video hosting platforms were hoping would someday become a reality. We used to watch horribly pixelated videos and thought it was normal. Gradually, the video quality improved — from 240p to 360p, from 360p to 480p, and so on — until the Full HD resolution came along. It set the quality bar quite high and quickly became the new standard.
Today, many people simply cannot recall what it was like to watch a 240p video. And just like with regular video content, live streaming has also been going through the same transformations. Our goal at Restream is not just to keep up with the times, but to be the first. Therefore, we would like to showcase our latest feature that allows our users to live stream Full HD videos on multiple platforms without any additional applications.
Restream.io is a go-to live streaming solution that helps you produce top-notch live videos and broadcast them to your favorite streaming platforms, including YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Twitch, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Hundreds of our users have already felt the taste of our latest Full HD streaming option. Learn how you can level up your streams as well!
What is Full HD?
1080p, also known as Full HD or simply FHD, is a graphics resolution characterized by having 1,920 pixels displayed in width and 1,080 pixels in height on the screen. Full HD typically implies the widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9. The 1080p format has already been an image resolution standard for quite a while. Thanks to the development of technology, you can now have the same awesome quality with your live streams.
Equipment you need to stream in Full HD
Full HD video streaming requires basically the same equipment you would use for your regular streaming sessions. One thing, however, is the equipment that supports high-definition video streaming can be a bit more expensive.
To begin with, you need a device to stream from. Typically, it can be your computer or mobile phone. Considering the production of Full HD videos consumes more resources, devices just above the average budget will most likely do. All modern computer set-ups and smartphones allow you to play and create 1080p videos without any issues.
The next stop is a camera that will allow you to record live videos in Full HD. You can check out our top 7 webcams for your stream overview. As for the audio, there’s literally no difference between regular streaming and the HD one. Just orient on your budget and the desired quality.
Last but not least, in order to live stream in Full HD, you need a stable internet connection with a decent upload speed. You should look for something around 15 to 20 Mbps for 1080p live videos. Keep in mind, the combination of stability and speed ensures the smoothest streaming experience.
How to stream in Full HD with Restream
When you have all the equipment needed to live stream in Full HD ready, just jump into your Restream Studio and go to Settings. There, you will be able to find the new Quality option. You can change the regular HD (720p) format to Full HD (1080p). Make sure you have upgraded your subscription plan to at least Pro to have this feature available.
After you select the Full HD quality, you can start streaming as you would usually. You will go live in Full HD on all your selected channels. Keep in mind, though, if the streaming platform doesn’t support broadcasts in 1080p, your stream quality will be automatically changed to a lower one. It would typically be 720p.
With Restream, you can now multistream to your favorite platforms in Full HD directly from your browser! Producing top-notch live video content has never been so easy. All you need is a computer or smartphone, a camera that supports Full HD recording, a microphone, and a stable internet connection with an upload speed of around 6 to 7 Mbps.
The next step is to upgrade your Restream subscription plan to at least the Professional one. It will open many more useful features and tools to help you level up: from the ability to record your streams to the unlimited Restream Studio customization power. With Restream Pro, you can simply go to your Restream Studio and change the stream quality in the settings to Full HD. Be among the first streamers to stun your viewers with crystal-clear full high-definition live videos!