Cortex Training is an online training centre specialising in live streaming, digital events, creative media and specialist event training courses

Technical set of AV equipment and Live Streaming (2 Day)

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Two days
10am – 4pm each day

Group course for up to four to eight people.

Course Overview

  • Live one to one or group tuition with a live streaming expert who is also an events industry professional
  • Learn the fundamentals of key AV equipment such as projectors, LED screens, Switchers, Matrix's, range extenders, format convertors
  • Learn to set up and configure AV equipment
  • Learn fundamental AV principles such as Resolution, aspect ratio, frame rate and Hz
  • Learn advanced AV principles such as EDID and HDCP
  • Learn to fault find and problem solve AV systems
  • Learn to connect a AV system to a computer based streaming encoder - so you can live stream your event
  • Learn to Live stream using OBS and Wirecast
  • Learn to stream to all major social media platforms

Who should attend this course?

Event managers, technicians and anyone who wants to learn how to lset up AV equipment and then live stream – no prior experience required.

More Details

Learn how AV equipment works and combines together to become a presentation system

Learn t0 connect video systems to live streaming computers

Learn to set up AV equipment at events and then live stream them

Learn to problem solve and fault find

This course teaches the fundamentals and then though practical sessions takes teaches the student to live stream using OBS and Wirecast.

Learn how to create a slick, attractive and stable live stream and send the content to any streaming platform.


Course Details

  • Video displays (projectors and screens)
  • Video switchers
  • Video Matrix's
  • Range extenders
  • HDCP
  • EDID
  • Resolution
  • Aspect ratio
  • Frame Rate / Hz
  • Projector alignment
  • Lens ratio and throw distance calculations
  • Understanding native resolution
  • Understanding scaling
  • Types of video cables, their uses and limitations
  • Digital and analog video signals
  • Using format convertor (SDI to HDMI etc)
  • Using video splitters (D/A's)
  • Streaming computers, audio sound cards and video capture cards
  • Encoding using computers
  • Introduction to streaming with OBS
  • Introduction to streaming with WIRECAST
  • Connecting camera and laptops to the streaming system via a video switcher
  • Streaming to Youtube
  • Streaming to Vimeo
  • Streaming to Facebook
  • Streaming to Instragram
  • Considering studio lighting
  • PRS and copyright
  • Fault finding and problem solving

Course Requirements

  • i7 Mac or PC

  • Free account with – desktop app installed on the student's computer prior to the training

  • Demo version of Wirecast and V-mix or free copy of OBS

About The Tutor

Olly Howard is a experienced production manager who delivers digital events for leading brands and venues.

Venue Information

This is a in person course that provides live tuition with an expert tutor.