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Facebook Live, OBS Walk Through on a PC

In this video I describe how to use free OBS  software to stream to Facebook Live using a PC, the Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle and a PC.  This is one of the cheapest ways to begin high quality streaming as it will let you use any external camera or switcher with HDMI outputs.  (One big gotcha that I discuss in the video, as well as a workaround for it, is that the Intensity Shuttle does NOT support the 1080p60 video standard.)

Watch the video here!

***** DOWNLOAD LINKS *******
OBS Software
BM Desktop Video Drivers

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EXTERNAL CAMERA INTERFACE
Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle

ENTRY LEVEL CAMERA (Requires Format Converter!)
Canon VIXIA R800
Format Coverter

PRO-LEVEL CAMERA (Does not require format converter)
Panasonic UX90

PC FOR STREAMING:
HP zBook Laptop
HP z440
z440 Additional Ram

 

Connect a Computer to your ATEM Switcher

Have you ever struggled with connecting your computer as a video source to your ATEM switcher?  This video will show you the correct way to accomplish this!

FORMAT CONVERTERS:
Datavideo DAC-70
Decimator MD-HX

ATEM VIDEO SWITCHERS:
ATEM Television Studio HD 
ATEM TVS Studio PRO
ATEM Production Studio 2ME

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Live Streaming – Lower Thirds

A common next step when people start streaming is the desire to add lyrics or lower thirds to their video.  It’s actually really easy to do with the popular Blackmagic Designs ATEM Switchers.  You can use this method to add lower thirds to your stream o Facebook Live, or Youtube live streaming, or any where you send your stream.

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EQUIPMENT LINKS
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Blackmagic Designs ATEM Switchers
Datavideo DAC-70
Decimator MD-HX Cross Converter
SDI Card for Linear Keying, Decklink 4k Extreme
X-KEYS Stick for ATEM Control

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MX Light Walk Through

Several people have said they have struggled to get MX Light working for their live stream.  I’ve put together a video that takes you step-by-step how to install and configure MX Light and get it working for your live stream.

There are many setups you can use for live streaming your church service.  This is one method on a PC that I like for a couple reasons.  I like the Blackmagic H.264 Pro Recorder because it takes a lot of load off your computer’s CPU.  Unfortunately not many programs work with the pre-encoded signal that the Pro Recorder creates.  (OBS will *not* work.)  But MX Light was created for just this purpose.

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ENTRY LEVEL CAMERAS I RECOMMEND:
Canon VIXIA HF R700: http://amzn.to/2g06Og1
Canon VIXIA HF R800: http://amzn.to/2x59aQp

HDMI CABLE
15ft: http://amzn.to/2x5BnXe
6ft: http://amzn.to/2x5nTea

VIDEO INTERFACE FOR PC:
Blackmagic Designs H.264 Pro Recorder: http://amzn.to/2x5btTt

PC FOR STREAMING:
HP zBook Laptop: http://amzn.to/2fzp9zL
HP z440: http://amzn.to/2yN56Gp
HP z440 Additional Ram: http://amzn.to/2x3dYL0

VIDEO SWITCHERS:
ATEM TVS HD: http://amzn.to/2yeDVHL
ATEM Studio Pro: http://amzn.to/2x5kfAU