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There are video services such as LiveStream and Ustream that provide such functionality. It comes at a cost, but their fees are nothing compared to the cost of building a video distribution capability that scales beyond a few friends and immediate family.
Why would you need the videos to be available instantly if they are going to be reviewed before making them publicly available anyway? Reducing the encoding time comes down to server performance, which in turn comes down to money. Youtube has very much money, and still the server-side encoding of uploaded videos takes some time. I'm pretty sure they've done ...
For gear, I like this list: http://www.desktop-documentaries.com/cinematic-documentary-gear-package.html For software (I assume for editing), Premiere Pro is very capable and easygoing on beginners. Download a trial and see how you like it! Bear in mind, that both take time to learn in order to produce quality results, so unless you're a quick study, or ...
Yes, you will need an HDMI capture card. If you have a modern Mac, you can make do with this $145 device that plugs into its Thunderbolt port: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/ultrastudiothunderbolt/techspecs/W-DLUS-04
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