Livestream like a PRO
How does a professional livestream look like? It comes down to four simple steps: Video/Audio Capture, Connecting to a Computer, Processing and Streaming. Here’s a quick overview, it’s maybe not as difficult as you thought it was.
1. Video/Audio Capture
There are different levels for each time a different quality.
Level Basic: Your Integrated Webcam/Microphone.
Level Clever: Use your phone as a Webcam.
Level Cool: Use a GoPro.
Level Pro: Use your DSLR as a Webcam.
2. Connecting to a Computer
- With your integrated webcam, you have nothing to do.
- With your Phone, you need a special App
- With your DSLR, you need a Video Capture Card (The most famous brands are Elgato, AverMedia and BlackMagic)
or check out about your specific camera if there is already a software that enables you to only use a USB cable. (Like Canon EOS webcam utility or Sony Imaging Edge)
A great and very useful software is OBS.
After adding your video source, you can as well add images. That means you can add your logo, a nametag, or as media file like an intro, outro, ‘stand by’ message.
As well, if you have another video source you can make it a multicamera Livestream.
BONUS: You can also use this software to simply record your screen.