Using a Mac for Live Streaming w/ Multiple Cameras

Using a Mac for Live Streaming w/ Multiple Cameras

two one and we're live how's it going guys welcome to PTZ optics back to basics today we're talking all about Mac based live streaming systems this shows for you Mac users and we've been having a lot of fun with our Mac Mini here we have Wirecast on here we have OBS on here we have MIMO live I've got so many live streaming software's for Mac it's getting a little confusing it's the last minute downloads there too yeah it's last minute downloads of our PTZoptics PTZ camera controller for Mac's let's talk a little bit about some of these awesome options so today we're going to talk a little bit about using a Blackmagic switcher and what Blackmagic switchers will allow you to do as a Mac user is actually have up to like eight cameras that are all controlled and switched what I call up stream upstream to a capture card or frame grabber which can connect directly to your computer USB 3 and all the new Macs have USB 3 so that's a great way to bring in multiple cameras into your computer we're also going to be talking about just using a capture card to bring in a couple cameras right there that is the magewell pro capture HDMI which actually has a 4k model now and has an HDMI you loop through we're using that today so you'll get to see that and capture cards or something that we're gonna get familiar with in this show learn how to use them to bring cameras and other video hardware into our Macs and finally we're gonna be talking about building systems in general and give you some cool overviews so let's get into it oh and I don't want to forget duh oh how could I forget we also have the latest and greatest new tech NDI cameras the cool thing here is no capture card needed oh yeah video switcher yeah just a single Ethernet cable who plugged into the camera and plugged into your computer and Macs have great Ethernet connectors that's your network card your network interface card some people call it a NIC card we'll talk about how to you leverage that and save a ton of money so let's get into it here we go so using a Mac to build a live streaming software let's talk about some of the Mac software tess that's out there today sure first and foremost the free one the open source one OBS open broadcast software great place to start for those of you new to streaming and Mac and PC users alike since you mentioned it let me go ahead up you ever see that little spinning Mac wheel there get that a lot here's OBS right here and we will be showing this in this presentation this is the Mac version of OBS bringing in an NDI video source just a little foreshadowing there of what we're gonna be digging into later in this presentation sorry to interrupt us no worries what do we have moving on here one of the number one streaming software's that we see Mac users using is wirecast by Telestream over there hopefully we'll have some demonstration of that for you guys today I hope so oh yeah we've got wire cast as well computers super slow can't forget about Nemo live from blink software Facebook and YouTube direct yeah and what I mean by that is that Facebook and/or YouTube can actually you can actually stream directly to them with no software need it now I mean you know that do they have any they have a few features that you connect screen sharing I know Facebook has bringing on guests is another option might even enjoy that for the geo-tagging features that they include with that as well and can't forget about xsplit yes and xsplit of course so we're gonna have to go I don't know why this computer is like taking for F ski with Safari I can't you just say France key yes I did that's what I say oh maybe it's because I'm using a let's just try opening and starting Safari look like I apologize guys Tess is listening to the comments in the chat so Tess if there's any questions and everybody in the chat which is kind of fun when we called out the popular streaming platforms for Mac users they were all saying yay memo live go Wirecast okay let us know which of these platforms you are using for streaming let's find out what some of the more popular ones are yeah let us know in the chat Tess' got full social media controls so she's gonna be showing those comments live and we'll be answering your questions so what is a frame gabber I so want vmix on a Mac I hear Vimeo is making their platform available on Mac Wow oh cool an MC produzione video wants to see us do more with the Z cams we will that's a good idea we got the Wirecast users out there let me show this capture card and then also this one so two different capture cards I want to show this one let's show them from the from the ceiling camera because I think that'll be the best view so here's one capture card here so what this is is this is an HD SDI video signal won't you hold that side test and then this is the capture card that comes out USB so we can take professional SDI cameras like this PTZ optics one here plug it right in and want to get in directly we don't have to and then plug it directly into our computer now the next capture card I have here and I can't bring it any further over Michael because it's just it's connected to Tesla's computer another magewell capture card further a little more intense this one see if we can get I can't move it any further there we go alright so here this capture card here there we go this capture card actually is the same deal but it actually has an audio line-in on this side and has two HDMI so one HDMI is coming off this Mac Mini actually and the USB is going into Tess' laptop and then the other HDMI is actually feeding this television behind us so it gives us a great way that's one thing that we're using right here in our studio right now we're capturing the Mac Mini into a frame grabber to test this computer to send ndi back to Michael to show that screen and then we're also showing the screen so we use these products a lot and hey they're plug-and-play their driver free and they work great with Mac computers so essentially you can plug Apple TV into it you could plug In a high-end broadcaster you can plug an Xbox into it an Apple TV yeah hmm and then bring that into your Mac Mini as a selectable source in your live streaming software a lot you can do with these I always suggest having one in your tool bag because they're not that expensive and they work great now the great thing about capture cards is that you're bringing in each video source individually so in your software you can have four cameras and you can decide when you want to switch to each one at any time but what we're going to talk about is a way to take the processing power of all of those four or six or eight cameras off your little Mac Mini or whatever Mac computer you have and put that into what I call an upstream video switcher which is like a black magic switcher so for example if you take all of that video switching and you put it into a black magic switcher or any hardware based HDMI or HD SDI switcher and you take the output of that video switcher and put it plug it into a capture card now your computer is only processing one video feed and you're switching all the cameras upstream now if you're using a Mac Mini or a computer that maybe is dropping frames with multiple cameras we had a question about that earlier this would be a way to take tons of processing power off your Mac but still have access to tons of cameras and the Blackmagic video switchers are great because you can plug in a couple monitors too that have full multi-view and all of those things and only have one video feed that you have to worry about in OBS let's say for a free streaming solution and recording now pro media is asking about HDMI security issues so HDCP compliance capture cards are supposed to here Matt is answering that be aware of hdcp content not transferring through most capture devices due to legality surrounding HDCP so the Apple TV depending on what contents not transferring through most of capture devices don't do legal issues because you know with HDCP they're trying to protect the content and sometimes you can't do that now the next thing which i think is a huge opportunity for people using mac based computers is the new tech NDI cameras because now we don't need a capture card we don't need a video switcher the computers the software video switcher and all of the video signals are coming over the the ethernet saving you time money and wires yeah so let's talk about this from a cabling perspective tess explain this setup because it's pretty simple and straight forward I think ok so I'm guessing you would pair three NDI cameras each brought in via ethernet to a network switcher and then the switch to the computer that's what it looks like yes so that switch is a representation of your local area network and usually a local area network consists of a router and a network switch and then a lot of times there is a internet modem that is connected to the router or connected that mean this is exactly what we did at pretty good fast yes it is okay and or maybe maybe your internet you know modem and router are the same thing from Comcast or Verizon or AT&T it connects to your network switch which your network switch could be managed or unmanaged there could be DHCP or there could be no DHCP we're not going to go into all the networking today but essentially if you have power over ethernet in your switch you can power the cameras you can get video and audio on the cameras and you can control the cameras all over Ethernet and one of the things we're going to look at today is also see you know what this thing doesn't like my windows keyboard I think we're also going to show in a little bit as well the PTZ optics camera control app as well and that is Michael's liking Michael's been loving makes us excited it should mean other producers will like it as well as a producer he's really been enjoying it we're going to talk about that more Happy Wirecast family member here yeah pairing with an HMTV studio and black magic so that's exactly what we're talking about today so Louis video I think that's a great workflow all of your switching and recording and then Eeuwit famous for Mac for wirecast over NDI on my Mac nice one via a bird dog studio Wow beautiful yeah the Mac computers are great they have now here's a here's a interesting thing is not all software supports the new tech every day we are going to show you some free software that uses the new tech NDI but open broadcaster software Wirecast xsplit and MIMO life all support the new tech NDI so if it's something that you're interested in these are some softwares that you should look into OBS is free Wirecast has two different options in the 500 to a thousand dollar range X plus only $5 a month really yeah I've never actually used xsplit yeah hopefully I get you a copy of that that's one that I haven't experimented with we'll do a show on it we'll play around with it and then MIMO live is one that a lot of professionals have really liked it's a point some memo livers here and here is this is kind of subjective but now let's move into which of these software's actually support pan tilt zoom control so Wirecast has the best integration they have the most advanced integration from what I've seen they have white balance support they have a focus lock they have three different ways to control the PTZ they have just a bunch of advanced features they did a really in-depth their developer Bryce did a great job on the integration now MIMO live has a very very intuitive great integration but doesn't have all the little buttons for white balance in color hopefully Oliver's not watching well Oliver if you'd like to improve that Oliver's one of the main developers over there what he does is what most people need and when you take MIMO live and you pair it with our control software which is right here's definitely some cool stuff you'd still have alive all of these are bare features four luminance and contrast and sharpness and hue with me malai we were able to do the cue to an object control with the camera yes which is really the audience member could type in head yeah so MIMO live is probably the second best but it really is a great software I'm just talking about integrations and then OBS actually this is a mistake I wish I had my telestrator so I could put an X on there OBS does not have PTZ support technically technically it does only for PC only is not available for Mac I thought you you made an outside PG controller that you could use while your yeah so we built the PTZ controller Mac standalone app it's not a plugin for obs so just I want to make that make that clear and that's our presentation so now we're gonna quickly show you guys some of the free Mac based tools that are out there to get started so if you have Wirecast if you have Mimo live you guys are probably happy with what you have and you know have fun with it I think they're great software's what I wanted to show today was OBS really quickly so you can see here here we have OBS and a lot of people don't know this but OBS now has a studio mode so in studio mode you can actually have a preview and up roasts and I wanted to show quickly the NDI functionality here so we went to this was so easy it took me like two minutes I downloaded the Mac version of OBS and then I searched OBS NDI plug-in it is available for Mac I was worried I was like it's only available to PC no it is available for Mac and once its installed you can go up to tools here and you can go to NDI output settings and you can see here that we have the ability to have our main output available via NDI and the preview which is actually more than you can do on the PC version I don't remember having that option on the PC version personally and on so what that would do is if I check both those boxes I'm not going to do it because we're in the midst of the show but if I check those both those boxes now our preview and our how but be available on the network for Michael to pull up and vmix or Wirecast or obs or anywhere on our local area network now the other thing I wanted to show is right here we can hit add source so right down here we can hit add source and we can click an NDI source so I've already done that and right here we can see that I have a bunch of different NDI sources that are available on my local area network now none of my NDI cameras are showing up and I was like why is that because we do still me I do actually still need to install the NDI HX driver okay for mac I free I didn't do that for this show I'm on this on the Mac okay because the Mac is not it's not discovering all of our NDI cameras I'm like why is that well that's because we do not have do do the NDI check out links to do is yeah that's more iOS I would because you would use your tablet to control it yeah so that's that and then I wanted to quickly show this for Mac this is our free pan tilt zoom controller and I believe that I'm controlling this camera now you can kind of see it actually below me there there we go so I'm controlling this camera here and I don't know if a lot of people have seen this app yet but one of the great things about it is the ability to quickly adjust luminance and contrast so you can see here without having to go into the OSD menu and the thing about this app and we've we've been testing it improving it when you go out and do a live stream all day the lighting changes throughout the day and you don't when you're in the midst of a stream you don't want to actually go into the on screen display menu so having the ability to just quickly you know adjust the luminance adjust the contrast to get it super sharp through as the lighting changes during the day is probably the biggest part of this whole thing but yeah the ability to hue contrast saturation shutter speed in comments on your old version of iMovie oh they saw the iMovie take it down take it down it's time to compare so that is our presentation for some of the great Mac Oh sling studio now has Mac software that's interesting oh they do have I have some Mac software no that's great sling studio is a great option as well Thank You Roy for chipping in their sling studio now is that Mac software I think it's just for controlling the sling studio I don't think it's like a switching streaming software but sling does have a control app for Mac as well now that's awesome because we've got a sling studio in here we have to test that yes all right well that's our show folks if you want to follow us to twitch and you know we're gonna basically answer more questions and have a little post show there soon have some fun to kind of record is off over there and we'll just hang out with you guys and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube like our Facebook page and join our Facebook user group if you have questions if you have if you want to talk to like-minded individuals who are doing this kind of streaming stuff join the 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