There’s a lot that goes into livestreaming video games, and even more so when you’re trying to stream 48 hours straight (or longer), playing a huge variety of console games that were never meant for streaming in the first place, and only having 10 minutes of warning for each game before making an hourly switch! (Not that we’re complaining, we love what we do, and it’s all for charity!) Quality equipment and a dose of ingenuity make it possible to do all of the above on a high-res broadcast.
When the dust settles on a marathon, we like to be able to go back, revisit the footage, and share our game-a-thons with the world after the fact. But to do that, we need the ability to record HD footage simultaneously while outputting a high-quality broadcast directly to the stream. Not an easy task, especially not for 48 hours straight with no interruptions to either the broadcast or the recording.
But thanks to our sponsor OCZ, it actually is an easy task. With the donation of an OCZ RevoDrive 350 Series 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive, we’re able to do it all perfectly. The drive is lightning fast, thanks to being a PCI-E drive, so writing high-def footage to the drive in real time is absolutely no problem. And 480GB of space nicely holds 48 hours of footage without issue.
It lets us capture and share ridiculousness from our [After Hours] rehearsals:
And it enables us to save every moment of our charity game-a-thons, including the Thank Yous at the end:
All thanks to OCZ and their generous solid state storage drive donation! Visit OCZ’s website for more information on their offerings, and be sure to check out the rest of our video archive for all the great videos we’ve captured on our OCZ drive!