PTZOptics YouTube Live Integration Videos
At PTZOptics we strive to provide integration videos for streaming to YouTube Live. PTZOptics hosts our weekly, live webinars using YouTube Live as our CDN. Watching our recorded webinars is an example of how to stream to YouTube Live. In these videos, Lead Support Technician Andrew Chatfield and Director of Business Development Paul Richards review the compatibility and limitations of the PTZOptics cameras when streaming to YouTube Live. In general, you can connect a PTZOptics camera via HD-SDI, HDMI (with capture card) USB to your Mac or PC OR directly over your network to your live streaming software and then stream to YouTube Live. For more information, visit our Knowledge Base.
PTZOptics Webcam to YouTube Live
In this video, we review how to live stream directly to YouTube with a PTZOptics webcam. The PTZOptics webcam sets a new standard for video production quality for webcams and here’s how…. First, set up your PTZOptics webcam. You can clamp mount your webcam to the top of your display or securely fasten your webcam to a tripod. Consider using a cool ring light like the one we show here.
The PTZOptics ring light plugs in to a USB 2.0 port. When you are ready, navigate to your YouTube page and in the top right area of the page click the camera button and choose “Go Live”. Click the webcam button on the next page. This creates a new stream that you can name. Decide whether you want your live stream to be available to the public, unlisted or private. If you choose public, your subscribers will be notified when you go live and can see your broadcast. If you choose unlisted, only viewers with a link can see your broadcast. Choose private and only you can see the live stream.
Next, choose a name for your live stream and a category. When you click Next, YouTube will automatically create a thumbnail for your stream. So get ready and look at your webcam.
Want to share your live stream on social media? Open an App like Facebook and click Go Live. When you are live, a chat window displays next to your live video. Keep an eye on the chatroom and engage with your audience. Notice, a nice little audio meter let’s you check levels at the bottom of the screen. When done, can click End Stream. YouTube will ask you to confirm that you want to end your stream with a dialog box.
PTZOptics Live – Streaming to YouTube Live example
As mentioned in this video, PTZOptics cameras do support an audio line input for embedding the audio onto the HDMI or IP Stream of the cameras. So if you plan to use the PTZOptics cameras for streaming directly to your CDN such as Facebook or YouTube you’ll want to use a line-level microphone input.
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