Is there a way to record videos using live streaming?

There are several tools available that allow you to live stream and record them at the same time. You can make a choice based on your needs. During these times, when most of us are within closed doors, technology and tools are creating an opportunity to stay connected with your community.

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Yes, there are ways to record videos using live streaming. Two of the tried and tested methods that we would like to recommend are Zoom and YouTube Live

YouTube Live

YouTube Live is one of the widely used methods to reach out to your desired audience. Especially during the current pandemic, people are exponentially using YouTube Live to reach out to their audiences. This includes pastors reaching out to their congregation via YouTube Live. Post the event, YouTube also allows you to upload the entire event video to your channel. Tubular Insights suggest creating a playlist for live-streamed content or chopping them to snackable highlight videos for further distribution.

In case you’re looking for a step-by-step guide on how to live-stream on YouTube. We suggest you check out this video by Dusty Porter;


Apart from YouTube, you can also use Zoom for live streaming along with recording the event. The user can record an entire meeting on Zoom at the click of a button. Once the meeting is over, you’ll be asked where to save the recorded file in your desktop. Zoom’s free version allows you to hold 40-minute long meetings with a maximum of 100 participants. You can always switch to an upgraded plan in case you intend to have frequent meetings with a larger than 100 group. Zoom also offers features like screen share, whiteboard, etc, which can be used to explain or demonstrate something in specific. On Zoom, you can also live stream a meeting to YouTube, Facebook or Workplace by Facebook.
I suggest you check out this video by The Church Media Guys to understand how to live stream with Zoom.