YouTube Live Compatibility

Review PTZOptics & YouTube Live Integration Tutorial Videos

PTZOptics YouTube Live Integration Videos

At PTZOptics we strive to provide integration videos for YouTube Live. PTZOptics hosts weekly live webinars where we use YouTube Live as our CDN. Watching any of our recorded webinars is an example of how you can 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 it comes to 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 you can visit our Knowledge Base.

Room Configuration Diagrams

Room Configuration 1 - Small Studio Room Configuration 2 - Medium Studio Wirecast USB setup w/ 2 Cameras & joystick

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…. The first thing you need to do is set up your PTZOptics webcam. You can clamp mount your webcam to the top of any display or securely fasten your webcam to any tripod. Consider using a cool ring light like the one we have here.

Let’s use the PTZOptics ring light and plug in the USB 2.0 port to our computer. Navigate to your YouTube page and in the top right area of the page click the camera button and choose “Go Live”. At the top of this page click the webcam button. This will create a new stream that you can name. You can 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 anyone can see your broadcast. If you choose unlisted, only viewers with the link can see your broadcast. And if you choose private only you can see the live stream.

Next, choose a name for your live stream and a category. When you click the next button YouTube will automatically create a thumbnail for your stream. So get ready and look at your webcam.

Next, you decide to share your live stream on social media and click the Go Live button. Once you are live a chat window will come up next to your live video. Make sure to keep an eye on the chatroom and engage with your audience. You will notice a nice little audio meter to check your levels at the bottom of the screen. When you are done you can click the end stream button. YouTube will ask you to confirm that you want to end your stream with a dialog box.

That is how easy it is to live stream on Facebook using the PTZOptics Webcam.

PTZOptics Live – Streaming to YouTube Live example

In this video, we discuss how to live stream directly from the PTZOptics cameras via RTMP to your favorite live streaming destination such as Facebook or YouTube. RTMP stands for Real Time Media Protocol which is used across the industry for high quality live streaming. PTZOptics cameras have multiple IP streaming capabilities including RTSP, RTMP, Multicast, SDK and even ONVIF.

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 will want to use a line level microphone input.

In this video Paul Richards and Patrick Kirby review how to PTZOptics live streams our weekly webinars to YouTube Live.

Live Streaming DJI Phantom Drone to YouTube Live

In this video Paul Richards and Andy Chatfield review how to integrate a PTZOptics cameras with the Epiphan Pearl and stream to YouTube Live.

Outdoor Concert Event – Streamed to YouTube Live

In this video Andrew Chatfield demonstrates a example of sending a video feed directly to YouTube Live from multiple PTZOptics cameras connected to a Epiphan Pearl. .

Live Streaming Example – Google Hangouts on Air

In this video Andrew Chatfield demonstrates a live example of using Google Hangouts on Air to live stream to YouTube Live

Live Streaming Example – Flash Media Encoder

In this video Andrew Chatfield demonstrates a live example of using Flash Media Encoder to live stream to YouTube Live

Live Streaming Example – Wirecast

In this video Andrew Chatfield demonstrates a live example of using Wirecast to live stream to YouTube Live


Integration is key… This is where PTZOptics shine!

vMix Integration

vmix systems

From live streaming to microstreaming to camera control

vMix is a pioneer of live streaming technology on a Windows platform. From MicroStreaming, a incredible way to make amazing marketing videos, to live streaming and camera control vMix is a goto streaming software for many of our customers. We use vMix for our Friday live webinars!

Tricaster Integration

PTZOptics Integration with NewTek TriCaster

Enter Live Webcasting… Emerge Victorious

Whether broadcasting on location, streaming from a flight case, or driving a big screen from backstage, live event producers need to be able to deliver high-quality, professional results from wherever they are—and get quickly to wherever they’re going next. With built-in support for PTZ controls for PTZOptics cameras.

Wirecast Integration

PTZOptics Integration with WireCast

Live Webcasting Software

Live stream conferences, concerts, interviews and more. Wirecast provides everything you need to stream professional live events. Add multiple cameras, including iOS devices; create composite shots with graphics and transitions; and live encode and stream to your favorite streaming destination. Plus integrate PTZOptics camera over the network or USB!


Zoom Integration

PTZOptics Integration with Zoom camera control

Affordable Web Conferencing

Zoom is one of the most affordable and power online video conferencing services. That’s why PTZOptics is giving away a free Zoom Pro license with every camera sold! Check out the far end camera control options using our USB camera models! 

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