Live Streaming with a Camera
You have your laptop, you’ve got your video camera. But what next?
So you’ve decided you want to start live streaming to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, or any of the other number of platforms out there. You have your laptop, you’ve got your video camera. But what next?
Here's a quick guide to get started:
1. High Speed Internet
First, making sure you have a solid high-speed Internet connection is a prerequisite. Any video stream will require as much bandwidth as you can get.
2. Camera and live Streaming Equipment
The things you will need to get started:
Camera with a clean HDMI output
Laptop or computer to broadcast your video online
Video capture card or capture device to get the camera video into the computer
Microphone suitable for good clean voice recording (optional but highly recommended)
Audio interface to capture the microphone’s signal (necessary depending on type of microphone)
3. Live Encoder Settings
Almost all laptops do not have a video input, making a video capture card (or device) a necessity.
4. Professional Online Video Platforms
Certain services may have resolution limitations and connectivity requirements that will limit your hardware options. Some popular services include Facebook Live, Youtube, Zoom and Twitch!
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Video Capture with a Camera
Get started with a camera that comes with clean HDMI out (no menus on the output), something with an external power adapter, the appropriate lens for your setup, and perhaps good autofocus if you want it to track your face.
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Video Capture Card
Almost all laptops do not have a video input, making a video capture card (or device) a necessity. A video capture device simply does what its name implies: it captures the video signal of whatever is plugged into its input and makes it available for the computer software to see and manipulate.
Using a GoPro
Action cameras are great for capturing immersive videos. Despite their small size, they’re powerful enough to produce superior footage, making them ideal for live streaming action-packed events and sports.
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