Live Streaming Consulting

Consulting over Zoom is also available. Gary been involved with this technology from the beginning, working with a variety of customers with a plethora of needs. He has provided professional live streaming assistance for large name brands, schools, and small businesses alike. Gary can assist your with troubleshooting, training, or gear selection. Save money and time today!

Over 20 years of experience

Amaze Studios origins trace back to 1997 when founder Gary Cruz used his webmaster skills and video skills to stream video for a startup in the DC Metro Area. When Gary moved to San Francisco in 2000, he setup multiple streaming webcams for friends and other startups.

With his background in IT and a passion for digital video, he is always integrating new hardware and software solutions into our workflow to deliver an amazing show for our clients at a competitive price. Use the links below to let him know your project needs. He has consulted with schools to TV stations.


There's lots of moving parts and one should be an expert in computers and videography to figure out the best solutions! Hire me to help guide you through the confusion!


As technology costs become less expensive, the barrier lowers, however it can still be confusing or intimidating when trying to figure out how to get the most value out of your gear.

Start with a good microphone

Most people start with their phone or laptop for basic streaming. The first piece of gear I would recommend upgrading is the microphone. People with forgive lackluster video, but bad audio will send them away fast!

If you don’t have a professionally sound proofed room and want to avoid the fan noise of your computer, invest in a good Cardiod Dynamic Microphone like the Shure SM7B.

Setup video

Indoor Shotgun Mic

If you don't want a mic in your video, then get a good indoor dialog microphone! One to seriously consider is the Sennheiser MKH 50.

Audio Interface

Pro mics have an XLR connection that can't plug into your computer. Get a good mixer that can also serve as an audio interface such as the Rodecaster Pro.

Switching software or hardware

For a software switcher, I highly recommend Ecamm Live. It’s only for Mac, but if you are on a PC, check out VMix. A live camera switcher lets you direct the show in real time.

Watch my Ecamm Live Tutorials

Capture Card

For each camera you connect to a software switcher, you'll need a capture card. I have used these for years.


If you have multiple scenes, it helps to have buttons to switch between them instead of using a mouse. Consider the Streamdeck XL!

Mirrorless Camera - Sony a6400

The Sony a6400 doesn’t have a 30 recording time limit like many Canon cameras I own and the autofocus is spot on! Pair it with one of the lenses below and you are golden!

See all the gear I recommend

Sigma 16mm f1.4

With a large aperture, the Sigma 16mm 1.4 is perfect for a streaming setup if you are in a small room.

Sigma 30mm 1.4

The Sigma 30mm 1.4 is on my camera most of the time because it works well with my teleprompter and has great bokeh.

We are here to help you with your dream live streaming setup

$300per hour

Contact us today for Live Streaming Consulting

Your imagination (and budget) is the limit to how far you can go with live streaming. The expert video skills and deep understanding of tech is where we can advise what is best for you via phone or Zoom.