Get off WiFi and hardwire!
Yes, that’s right! Whether you’re doing a Facebook Live, Instagram Live, YouTube Live, doing a Zoom video conferencing call (do you see a trend here with how important live video is and will only continue to be??), to prevent the dreaded spinning wheel of death on your MacBook Pro, pixelated video, frozen video which always freezes on the most unflattering expression on your face or getting kicked off in the middle of a live… you gotta stop using WiFi and hardwire to your device!
Think about it… how many people are in your home sharing the same WiFi? How many devices and electronic equipment are also using the same WiFi? Even things like your printer, Alexa and Peloton are all on it. It’s no wonder your live video quality reminds you of AOL dial-up days!
Plus did you know that your internet service provider quotes their high speeds based on being hardwired?
For all the reasons above, I always hardwire for my live videos and Zoom conference calls.
Here’s the links to the most updated equipment I personally use. Also, note that many products on Amazon are currently shipping 3-6 weeks out even with Prime due to Covid-19 so don’t wait on this!
Cat7 High Speed Ethernet Cable (comes in various lengths from 3ft to 100ft). This is what you use to connect from your modem to your laptop, phone or tablet device. There are literally hundreds of types of ethernet cables but I did my research and this is the most reliable and fastest! https://amzn.to/33N6l8k
It’s highly UNLIKELY that your device you go live with has a direct port to connect your ethernet cable so you’ll need an adaptor aka DONGLE! Do your due diligence and double check to see which model you have especially if you have an older one! USB C Hub, 9-in-1 USB C Adapter USB C Dock Compatible Apple MacBook Pro 13/15 (Thunderbolt 3) https://amzn.to/2QM3qaN
Lightning ethernet adapter for iPhone & iPad: https://amzn.to/3ahztHy
Not pictured but Droid version. Check for compatibility and model specificity. USB C Ethernet Adapter with OTG Hub for Essential Phone, Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, Note 8 9, Google Pixel XL, LG G6 Smartphone: https://amzn.to/2UDnDke
Pictured Below: Adjustable Height Laptop Cart on wheels that I use for my live videos: https://amzn.to/368jU36
I’ll be sharing a lot more quick and easy tips about live video here on my blog like my most popular one ever all about my favorite type of beauty lighting i’ve used for well over five years to look my personal best on camera as well as on my upcoming live videos!
Comment below if you have something specific you’d like for me to share!
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With Grit & Grace, xoxo!
Tiffany aka Coach Glitter
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