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    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    Hey Folks,

    I’m experimenting with webinar set-up right now and I want to use an external camera or maybe even my iPhone as the video camera for the webinar so I can capture a full screen shot with multiple actors as opposed to my lap top camera just shooting my face. I would likely be hosting the webinar using Demio or Webinar Jam & want to record through the camera into my Mac Book Pro. It would also be sweet to be able to have multiple camera’s and be able to switch between shots.

    Any thoughts on equiptment needed and how to set this up?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    #35164

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Hey Chris, I know it’s possible, but not sure how.

    I was cruising through Youtube and there are quite a few tutorials. You may wanna search around there for the tutorial that best fits your equipment and needs. Another search term to throw in there when looking would be replacing webinar with “Livestream.”

    #35504

    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    For my new artisan cocktail project we want to Livestream cocktail parties straight from the kitchen over a webinar platform such as Demio. I need quality 1080 HD video and audio to pull this off and the ability to record a small set with multiple people on it (thus not the standard signal person webcam option).

    This is a little expensive but it looks pretty awesome. Anyone have any thoughts?

    Review – http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/accessories/logitech-brio-4k-pro

    Product – https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/4k-pro-webcam?crid=34

    The other option I am looking at is to use a DSLR camera with some sort of HDMI converter such as a Magewell or Black Magic?

    Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Chris

    #35519

    Andy Freist
    Mountain Guide
    @andyfreist

    Hey Chris,

    My gut says that the best route is going to be a DSLR with a HDMI converter.

    Considering what you are doing, I think it would even be quite awesome to have a couple cameras set up, and use the blackmagic box to split the signal. Then you can use something like Wirecast for creating different scenes and have someone control the scenes like on live tv.. Its definitely a bit of an investment to get all that gear, so probably best to validate the idea first. But yeah, theres a lot you can do to create a really engaging live experience.

    If you get a blackmagic converter/switcher box, then youll be able to use it for split scenes later.

    #35550

    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    Thanks Andy,

    If I was to use the Blackmagic box and stream through wirecast, can I still use Demio? Or would I be doing this through Youtube live now?

    Also, any thoughts on the Logitek 4K webcam?

    I see why he is suggesting the other option and I like the multi camera idea, I’m wondering if the wide angle webcam could be a building block step in the direction as it would be lower tech and less to figure out.I’m also concerned about how I pull off audio with multiple cameras.

    Thanks again for your thoughts,

    Cheers,
    Chris

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by  Chris Gilmour.
    #35572

    Andy Freist
    Mountain Guide
    @andyfreist

    Yes, you can use wirecast to create a “virtual output” so that you can use the wirecast output as a video source for skype/demio/whatever.

    I have no specific thoughts regarding the webcam, as its out of my realm of expertise.

    As for the audio side of things, you just have one mic set up in the room and set that as your main audio feed in wirecast.. So the audio would stay the same, but you could just switch shots/scenes..

    I’d take the cheaper less-hassle route until you actually validate your idea fully.

    1 cam, 1 mic, then grow from there.

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