Questions? Feedback? powered by Olark live chat software Streaming Multiple User Selectable Cameras - PTZOptics Camera Blog

PTZOptics Camera Blog

Menu

Video on YouTube Streaming Multiple User Selectable Cameras

Hello Everyone,

Streaming Multiple User Selectable Cameras

YouTube now supports live streaming multiple user selectable cameras. This service allows up to 6 RTMP streams to be included in a single live streaming event. This is the ideal way to allow viewers to select between multiple camera views in a single live event. 

Silicon Valley, CA – YouTube Live has recently added a feature for “Add a Camera” allowing live streamers the ability to host events with 6 unique camera feeds. Essentially what this feature does is allow a live stream to include up to six RTMP video and audio feeds into a single YouTube Live event. These individual feeds are then available to be selected by live YouTube viewers.

This is a groundbreaking feature for live streaming CDN’s and allows broadcasters to display various camera views of a single live streaming event. In our example broadcast hosted by PTZOptics we display one main broadcast stream from our streaming laptop running vMix. We will send another stream from a laptop using WireCast and another stream via WireCast GO on a iPhone. This demonstrates three independent live stream camera views in YouTube Live.

 

This is an ideal for a number of live streaming events including: Sports, concerts, graduations and more. Here is a list of benefits to providing user switchable cameras during your next live stream.

  1. Use is in control and will most likely spend more time on your live stream
  2. You can add more viewing angles and provide more detail during important live streams
  3. This reduces the need for production and camera operators

Here are some of the cons of live streaming multiple cameras

  1. You cannot direct the users attention in the same way
  2. Each additional RTMP steam requires additional bandwidth. If you were to combine the cameras into a single RTMP feed you would only need the bandwidth required for a single stream. Each additional RTMP stream will multiply your live streams bandwidth requirements

The live event above hosted by PTZOptics review the latest YouTube Live feature supporting multiple user selectable cameras during a single live event. 

Below you can find the instructions and tips from Google/YouTube Live

Our live video will be full of advice on live streaming multiple user selectable cameras. This video will be live 3/4/2016 10AM PST & 1PM EST. The on-demand recording will also be available but live switch will no longer be integrated into the viewing experience.

Adding an additional camera

  1. Create your event as you normally would.
  2. On the Ingestion Settings tab, click Add a Camera. (You can add up to 6).
  3. Add a unique thumbnail and title for your camera.
    You can create a custom camera name for your main camera by clicking back on the Main Camera tab.
  4. Click Save.
    **Note the standard player has an additional 50 pixels at the top for thumbnails.  These allow users to navigate to each unique camera.

Monitoring your Multi-Cam Event

During the event, the metrics for the overall event and individual camera angles can be monitored from the Live Control Room.  Use the Camera Angle filter to see the metrics for each camera.

Adding an additional camera

  1. Create your event as you normally would.
  2. On the Ingestion Settings tab, click Add a Camera. (You can add up to 6).
  3. Add a unique thumbnail and title for your camera.
    You can create a custom camera name for your main camera by clicking back on the Main Camera tab.
  4. Click Save.
    **Note the standard player has an additional 50 pixels at the top for thumbnails.  These allow users to navigate to each unique camera.

Monitoring your Multi-Cam Event

During the event, the metrics for the overall event and individual camera angles can be monitored from the Live Control Room.  Use the Camera Angle filter to see the metrics for each camera.

Categories:   YouTube LIve