How to stream quality video from home with cameras

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Cameras streaming solution

A webcam will get you going, but if you want to up your streaming game, then setting up your home web or live-production studio with a better camera is the way to go. Most that can produce a clean image output an HD 1080 with a HDMI  or perhaps SDI output can be used and connected with an optional interface or “capture” device.

Since the majority of streaming is done at either 720P or 1080 to optimize streaming bandwidth (internet connectivity), most streaming production is done at 1080. You might also choose to do 4K for local reasons and then connect the results to your collaborative or streaming system in 1080.

Some cameras can also connect to your computer via IP (LAN) to your computer eliminating the need for an external interface card.

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Canon EOS Webcam Utility turns your Canon DSLR into a webcam for both PC and MAC

Canon has released EOS Webcam Utility Beta software that will allow you to use compatible Canon DSLR or PowerShot cameras as a high quality, live streaming “webcam” via a USB connection. Here are a few important things you need to know before you try the EOS Webcam Utility Beta.

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Webcams


 

Thronmax TMX1 X1 Stream Go Webcam 1080P FHD

Business Grade HD Video Webcam for High Quality Video Conferences On PC Or Mac

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HuddleCam 1080P Webcam

 

HuddleCam 1080P USB Webcam 94 HFOV, 1920x1080 , 30fps w/ Dual Microphones, USB 2.0 (Black)

The HuddleCamHD® Webcam features a stunning wide angle 94° field of view. With a USB 2.0 video connection this webcam is ideal for virtually any meeting software.

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Marantz Broadcast Video

 

Marantz Broadcast Video Streaming System Includes Webcam System with Ring Light

The Marantz AVS is an all-in-one broadcast system that offers the live streamer professional components in a compact, free-standing array.

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Marantz Turret Broadcast Video Streaming System Includes Streaming Webcam System with Mic & Ring Light

The Turret delivers a unique, easy-to-use solution for users who need for a complete high-performance equipment system for streaming and podcasting.

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Specialty Streaming Cameras & Action Cameras


 

GoPro HERO10 Black

Powered by the revolutionary new GP2 processor, HERO10 Black shoots 5.3K video with double the frame rate, 23MP photos, enhanced low-light performance and game-changing HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization in all modes.

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GoPro HERO9 Black

Featuring a 23.6MP sensor for 5K video and stunning 20MP photos, an all new front display, webcam and live streaming modes, 30% more battery life, and HyperSmooth 3.0

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GoPro HERO8 Black

With unshakable HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization and built-in mounting, 8 is the one.

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DJI Action 2 Dual-Screen Combo

The innovative magnetic design lets you effortlessly swap out accessories as you capture life on the go. From parkour to park walks, break the mold with DJI Action 2.

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Fujifilm X Webcam – Turn Your X & GFX Series Camera into a Webcam

The new X Webcam software from Fujifilm will allow you to use select X or GFX series cameras as webcams.

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Panasonic Releases LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta) – Updated

Panasonic has released their version of “turn your camera into a webcam” software following in the footsteps of Canon and Fujifilm‘s releases last month. The LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta) software is now available for both PC (Windows 10) and macOS based systems and is free to download.

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Nikon Webcam Utility: Turn your Nikon Camera into a webcam

The Nikon Webcam Utility for Windows is now available for download and will work with any Nikon Z Series or other compatible Nikon DSLR camera.
 

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How to use your Sony Alpha and RX cameras for live-streaming

At a time when we’re often connecting virtually via livestreams, you can put your Sony Alpha cameras to great use as a much higher-quality source than the webcams built into your computer.

Just about every Sony camera, including all of the Alpha series full-frame (α7x/ α9x) and APS-C (α6xxx) models, as well as the RX line (RX1, RX10, RX100) can be used to stream – they just need to have an HDMI output port.

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Specialty Compact Cameras for Production and Streaming

 


AIDA Full HD HDMI Camera

 

AIDA 3G-SDI/HDMI Full HD Genlock Camera

The GEN3-200 is among a few cameras that features built-in true Genlock capability and a team player in a multi-camera array.

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AIDA Full-HD IP/NDI®|HX2 POV Camera

Providing Newtek’s NDI®|HX2, the HD-NDI-200 realizes crisp Full-HD under various lighting situations at latency comparable to standard HDMI! The camera is capable of outputting HDMI, RTSP, RTMP and NDI®|HX2 all simultaneously.

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Marshall Electronics Miniature HD Camera HDMI/3GSDI with 3.6mm Lens

The Marshall CV506 Full-HD Miniature Camera with HDMI offers performance, flexibility, and value in a tiny form factor.

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Marshall Electronics CV503 Mini HD Camera

Built around a next generation 2.5-Megapixel, 1/2.86-inch sensor, the CV503 delivers ultra-crisp, clear progressive Full-HD video up to 1920x1080p at 60/59/50fps and interlaced 1920x1080i at 59.94/50fps.

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Common cameras for desktop streaming 


 

Canon EOS M50 Mark II with EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Lens

New improvements in speed and autofocus performance including Eye Detection AF, and enhancements that content creators specifically will love like vertical video support, EOS Webcam Utility compatibility, Clean HDMI output and more.

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Canon EOS RP Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body with EF-EOSR Adapter

The lightest and most compact full-frame EOS camera to date - includes a 26.2 MP CMOS sensor, fast and accurate autofocus, 4K video, and our powerful DIGIC 8 processor for exceptional results, even in low light.

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Canon EOS R5 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body with RF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM Lens

Including Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, In-body Image Stabilization, 8K video capability, People and Animal Detection and more.

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Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera w/ EF-M 15-45mm

 

Canon EOS R6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body

Vloggers, hobbyists, enthusiasts and more will love the EOS R6, featuring Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, In-body Image Stabilization, 4K video capability, People and Animal Detection and more.

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Sony ZV-1 Camera

Express yourself without worrying about complex settings. With features and design dedicated to content creation, you can leave the complexity to the ZV-1 and simply focus on your creativity.

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Sony Alpha ZV-E10 Mirrorless Kit Black w/ SEL 16-50mm PZ Lens

Interchangeable-lens vlog camera ZV-E10 is designed for vlog and content creation with ease. Make the most of the large APS-C type sensor and the interchangeable lenses for impressive expressions.

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Sony Alpha A6600 Mirrorless Kit w/ SEL 18-135mm OSS Lens

Fast AF, steady image stabilization and stunning image quality, a high-capacity battery and serious 4K HDR (HLG) movie shooting.

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Sony Alpha A7C Mirrorless Body Black

The α7C1 achieves uncompromising full-frame quality with the world’s smallest and lightest camera and lens system.

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Sony Alpha A7III Mirrorless Kit w/FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

The α7 III gives you the power, precision, and flexibility to capture once-in-a-lifetime moments just as you like.

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Sony Alpha A7IV Mirrorless Kit w/FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

The α7 IV's true-to-life resolution and remarkable AI-powered autofocus complement a range of world-class features at the cutting edge of imaging technology.

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Nikon Z6II Mirrorless Body

This is what a hybrid still and video mirrorless camera is meant to be. 24.5MP BSI sensor and high-speed shooting with the buffer capacity to match.

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Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Body

Nikon's most powerful autofocus, groundbreaking 8K video, blazing fast 120 fps stills, stunning 45.7MP images, the world's first truly blackout free viewfinder, and Nikon's first 4-axis tilting touchscreen

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Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Body

20 megapixel G9, with gee-whiz gadgetry and speed, delivers bursts of 60 fps and an unbelievable auto focus speed of 0.04 second.

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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 Mirrorless Body

The LUMIX GH6 with a 25.2-MP Live MOS Sensor without LPF (low-pass filter) increases effective pixel count by more than 20% for high-resolution, high-speed signal readout and wide dynamic range.

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Panasonic Lumix BG-H1 4K Cinema Camera

Based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the new LUMIX BGH1 takes advantage of high mobility with an extensive interchangeable lens lineup.

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Panasonic Lumix BS1H 6K Cinema Camera

A versatile box-style camera combining the cinema-quality video performance of the LUMIX S1H into the easy-to-deploy box-style profile.

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Black Magic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a 4/3 image sensor with 4096 x 2160 resolution and an MFT lens mount, allowing you to capture wide dynamic range, Hollywood quality, digital film images in the palm of your hand.

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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2

More advanced 6K model featuring a larger 6144 x 3456 Super 35 wide dynamic range sensor and EF lens mount. Features tilt adjustable LCD and a larger battery. Supports adding an optional viewfinder.

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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro

Most advanced digital film camera features 6K sensor with EF lens mount, built in motorized ND filters at 0, 2, 4 and 6 stops, tilt adjustable 1500 nit LCD and a larger battery. Supports optional EVF.

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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K Pro

Designed for professional SDI or HDMI switchers, you get all the features of the Plus model, as well as 12G-SDI, professional XLR audio, brighter HDR LCD, 5 pin talkback and 10G Ethernet IP link.

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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K Plus

Designed as the perfect studio camera for ATEM Mini, this model has a 4K sensor up to 25,600 ISO, MFT lens mount, HDMI output, 7" LCD with sunshade, built in color correction and recording to USB disks.

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Camcorders - Ideal for Live Production Systems or with Live Streaming Capability

With some professional cameras, you can stream directly via wifi to various platforms. This is great if you want to have mobility and connectivity anywhere much like using your smart device, but you may also want the additional benefits of better-quality audio and images, with lensing to zoom in on the action.


Sony PXWZ90V 4K Compact XDCAM Camcorder

 

Sony PXWZ90V 4K Compact XDCAM Camcorder

For unobtrusiveness, agility and ubiquitous newsgathering, the PXW-Z90V offers the highest performance Sony has ever built into a palm-sized XDCAM® camera.

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Sony PXW-Z150 HD 4K XDCAM 422 Camcorder

Ready for any shooting scenario, Sony's PXW-Z150 handy professional camcorder delivers stunning 4K image quality, 120 fps HFR Full-HD slow-motion and built-in advanced networking for live streaming and wireless workflow.

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Sony PXW-Z190 4K 3-CMOS 1/3" Sensor XDCAM Camcorder

4K Handheld Camcorder with all-new 1/3-type 3CMOS with 4K 50p/60p* recording capability, 25x zoom lens and advanced Face Detection AF.

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Sony PXW-Z280 4K 3CMOS 1/2-TYPE EXMOR R ® SENSOR

With its all-new 4K 3CMOS 1/2-type sensor and 17x professional HD zoom lens, the Z280 sets the standard for handheld image quality and direct-to-air broadcasting in the loT era.

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Canon Video Camcorder

 

Canon VIXIA HF G70 Video Camcorder

The compact and lightweight VIXIA HF G70 offers high quality 4K UHD video, a Canon 20x optical zoom lens, advanced autofocus, Slow Motion recording in 5x Full HD, Fast Motion recording in 4K/Full HD up to 1200x and HD livestreaming with UVC1 via a USB-C connection to a PC or Mac.

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Canon XA60 Video Camcorder

The camera delivers outstanding oversampled HD, advanced autofocus, a Canon 20x optical zoom lens, HD livestreaming with UVC1 via a USB-C connection to a PC or Mac and can capture footage for recording or sharing later in either XF-AVC or MP4 formats.

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Canon XA70 Video Camcorder

Shoot high quality 4K UHD video with the compact XA70. The camera delivers outstanding oversampled HD, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a 15x optical zoom lens and HD livestreaming with UVC1 via a USB-C connection to a PC or Mac.

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Canon XF605 4K UHD Video Camcorder

The XF605 Professional Camcorder is the next-generation XF-series camera providing excellent mobility, connectivity, and superb 4K UHD HDR image quality.

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Panasonic Lumix BG-H1 4K Cinema Camera

Panasonic is proud to announce the release of the brand’s first box-style LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera DC-BGH1.

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Panasonic HCX1500 4K 60p Camcorder

The industry's smallest and lightest integrated lens 4K 60p camcorder packs remarkable optical performance and professional functionality into a mobile, compact body with no compromise in image quality

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Panasonic HCX2000 4K 60p Director’s Camcorder

 

Panasonic HCX2000 4K 60p Director’s Camcorder

The industry's smallest and lightest integrated lens 4K 60p camera combines a host of functions, including 25mm wide-angle, 24x optical zoom and live streaming.

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Panasonic AGCX350 Memory Card Camera Recorder with Live Streaming and NDI/HX

The CX350 achieved Industrial lightest weight 4K 10bit recordable fixed lens camcorders.

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JVC Professional GY-HM180U 4KCam Compact Handheld Camcorder w/ Integrated 12X Lens

With full professional controls and an integrated 12x zoom lens it delivers stunning 4K Ultra HD video recordings directly to economical SDHC/SDXC memory cards.

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JVC Professional JVC GY-HM250SP 4K Live Streaming w/Sport Overlays

JVC's GY-HM250SP is an innovative, affordable sports production camera that produces professional quality coverage of sporting events, complete with score overlay and game clock without requiring an external switcher or CG.

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JVC Professional JVC GY-HM250HW 4K House of Worship Live Streaming

Live Streaming to internet with optional Wi-Fi® or wired network adapter—no computer required!

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Sony PXWZ90V 4K Compact XDCAM Camcorder

 

JVC Professional GY-HC500U Connected Camera 1- inch Camcorder

Shoot 4K ultra-HD with HDR and record to SSD or SDHC/SDXC media in a wide variety of formats. Ultra-HD ProRes 422 10-bit at 50/60p is possible when recording to SDD media.

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Accessories for Camcorders for Live Production


 

Sony RM1BP Lanc Remote Commander

The RM-1BP Remote Commander controller is a small hard-wired controller designed to work with DV / HDV™ camcorders and other Sony camcorders that have a LANC port.

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Blackmagic Design Zoom Demand

The optional zoom demand can be added to turn affordable photography lenses into amazing broadcast lenses.

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Manfrotto Pan-Bar Remote for Lanc

The Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC cameras comes mounted with a standard pan bar and is compatible with LANC (Sony and Canon) cameras.

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Manfrotto Clamp Adv. R/C for Lanc Canon/Sony Cameras

The Manfrotto RC Clamp LANC Remote Control is used with LANC (Canon/Sony) and Panasonic cameras and can be clamped onto round tubes with 0.47-0.9" (12-23 mm) diameters using a quick-lock fastening clamp.

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How as a House of Worship you should prepare for live streaming of services

House-of-worship outreach isn’t new but it’s becoming increasingly important to get on air and service a congregation that needs support. Building systems that can also be leveraged for income, or cost offset, is another important consideration.

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PTZ Cameras/Heads and controllers


Sony SRG300SE HD PTZ Camera with IP Streaming

 

PTZ Optics 12X-USB-GY-G2 12X Optical Zoom Camera USB 3.0, IP Network RJ45, HDMI, CVBS, 1920 x 1080

The PTZOptics 12X-USB is a 1080p camera with 12X optical zoom for capturing both wide angles and long shots.

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PTZ Optics 20X-USB-GY-G2 20X Optical Zoom Camera USB 3.0, IP Network RJ45, HDMI, CVBS ,1920 x 1080

The PTZOptics 20X-USB is a 1080p camera with 20X optical zoom for capturing HD images at long distances.

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PTZ Optics Video Conferencing Camera 30x SDI G2 Camera, Gray

2nd Generation SDI PTZ Camera Line, now available with 12X, 20X, and 30X optical zoom lenses.

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PTZ Optics IP Joystick Controller, 4th Gen. Visca

The PT-JOY-G4 is a legacy-friendly controller designed to easily integrate into a wide array of existing production systems, and even allows users to switch between protocols with the touch of a button.

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BirdDog Eyes P100 1080P full NDI PTZ Camera with SDI (Black)

Built on BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip with a Sony CMOS Sensor, the P100 PTZ camera is your entry into the world of full NDI®.

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BirdDog Eyes P200 1080P Full NDI PTZ Camera w/Sony Sensor & HDMI/3G-SDI (White)

P200’s new Advanced Colour Tools unlock a suite of incredibly powerful, professional level, colour tuning features.

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BirdDog Eyes A300 IP67 Extreme Weatherproof Full NDI PTZ Camera w/Sony Sensor & SDI (White)

Designed for fixed outdoor installations such as sports, the IP67 rating and the Wind Load Durability rating equal to that of a category 4 Hurricane, which means A300 can withstand pretty much any weather conditions.

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BirdDog PTZ Keyboard controller w/NDI, VISCA, RS-232 & RS422, BirdDog Comms Compatible

BirdDog PTZ Keyboard is a full featured PTZ Keyboard that supports NDI®, NDI|HX, Visca over IP, RS422, and RS232.

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Sony SRG-XP1 4K60p Compact POV Camera with 25x Optical Zoom - Black

Easily shoot and stream high-quality 4K 60p video with this space-saving point-of-view remote camera that covers the whole room with its wide field of view.

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Sony BRC-H800 HD PTZ Camera

 

Sony SRG-X120 1080p PTZ Camera w/ HDMI, IP & 3G-SDI Output

The versatile SRG-X120 remotely controlled PTZ camera is ideal for a wide range of applications - from classrooms and meeting spaces and medical environments.

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Sony FR7 Cinema Line Full-Frame PTZ Robotic Camera with SELP28135G lens

The FR7 provides smooth pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) control coupled with a full-frame image sensor and a high-quality E-mount lens line-up.

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Sony BRC-X400 IP 4K Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera with NDI| HX capability

Capture every point of view in 4K with excellent picture quality and efficient IP production workflow

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Sony BRC-X400 IP 4K Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera with NDI| HX capability

Capture every point of view in 4K with excellent picture quality and efficient IP production workflow

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Sony BRC-H800 HD PTZ Camera

 

Sony BRC-H800/1 HD PTZ Camera with 1" CMOS Sensor and PoE+ (Black)

Remotely capture broadcast quality Full HD images with smooth, silent PTZ and excellent low-light sensitivity.

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Sony BRC-X1000/1 4K PTZ Camera

Remotely capture broadcast quality 4K images with smooth, silent PTZ and excellent low-light sensitivity

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Sony RM-IP10 IP remote control panel for PTZ BRC Camera

The RM-IP10 remote control panel gives you control of up to 112 BRC cameras over an IP network, or 7 cameras over a traditional VISCA-controlled network.

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Panasonic AW-HE40HWPJ 30x Zoom HDMI PTZ Camera w/ White Finish

The AW-HE40 series of integrated full HD cameras performs in a wide variety of onsite shooting applications that require high-quality video, such as conferences, lecture capture and other events.

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Panasonic AW-HE40SK PTZ Camera w/ HD-SDI Output (Black)

Introducing the AW-HE40 line of cost- effective, integrated full HD PTZ cameras, with advanced features including Power over Ethernet+ (POE+) and IP-live video monitoring.

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Panasonic AW-UE150KPJ8 UHD 4K 20x PTZ Camera - Black

Features a large 1" MOS sensor, supports high-quality 4K/UHD 60p video output, features a 75.1-degree viewing angle, 20x optical zoom and supports versatile outputs, including 12G-SDI, HDMI, optical fiber and IP.

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Panasonic AW-RP60GJ Compact Remote PTZ Camera Controller with PoE GUI Menu Screen for Clear Visibility

Equipped with a GUI menu screen for clear visibility and a joystick for intuitive control. Compact Remote Camera Controller with PoE support for single cable connection.

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Datavideo PTR-10 MK II Robotic Pan Tilt Head - Camera not Included

PTR-10 supports a lot of signal interface for passing through the remote head. Amongst these interfaces are SDI, HDMI, RS-232, RS-422, DVIP, Tally and LANC.

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Datavideo PTC-140T HDBase T PTZ Camera with 20x Optical Zoom

The PTC-140T features 1/2.8 inch CMOS sensor, 1920x1080px Full HD resolution, 60fps.

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Datavideo PTC-280 4K HDMI/3G-SDI PTZ Camera w/ 12x Optical Zoom

Datavideo is introducing the 4K50/60p PTZ camera lineup which includes the PTC-280 Professional PTZ Camera that can be easily controlled via traditional RS-422 serial port or IP remote control via DVIP.

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Datavideo RMC-180 Control Box for PTC150

The Datavideo RMC-180 PTZ camera control unit offers remote controlling of multiple camera options such as pan, tilt, zoom, iris, focus, gain and white balance.

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JVC Professional KY-PZ200BU HD PTZ Remote Camera (Black)

The new HD KY-PZ200BU camera provides optimal streaming image quality and performance for remote production over the internet and SRT streaming.

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JVC Professional Ultra Wide Angle 4K60P HEVC AUTO-TRACKING PTZ Camera w/ 3G-SDI/HDMI/USB/IP OUTPUT (White)

The new 4K KY-PZ510BU (black) PTZ Camera features the latest in remote production technology.

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JVC Professional JVC RM-LP100 Multi Remote Camera & PTZ Control IP

The new 4K KY-PZ400NBU camera provides optimal streaming image quality and performance for remote production over the internet and is equipped with NDI|HX and SRT streaming.

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JVC Professional KY-PZ200NBU HD PTZ Remote Camera with NDI/HX (Black)

The new 4K KY-PZ400NBU camera provides optimal streaming image quality and performance for remote production over the internet and is equipped with NDI|HX and SRT streaming.

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USB A/B/C/Mini/Micro & Thunderbolt 1/2/3 & Mini DisplayPort – Are you confused yet?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone! It seems that everyone is trying to get connected these days for live streaming, etc., but there’s a lot of confusion about what connects what to what and how to get there from here. Let’s review.

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Interface cards/devices for live streaming

It is important to note that some streaming switchers have a built-in computer interface others require a separate external interface.

Livestream control systems

These tactile panels can be programmed to call, trigger and control media, change scenes and events and more during your livestream when using popular streaming software like OBS, Twitch and others simplifying operations during the event.


 

Elgato Stream Deck

With Stream Deck, unleash your creative genius and make waves across Twitch and YouTube. All while focusing on what matters most: your audience.

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Elgato Stream Deck XL - Advanced Stream Control

Stream Deck XL puts even more creative power at your fingertips. Meaning you get more studio-level control to optimize your content.

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Loupedeck Live Console for Content Creators & Streamers

Loupedeck Live is a powerful and customizable console designed to put tools and functions you need right at your fingertips.

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Understanding Audio – Part 1: The basic things you need to know

Some say that humans are “wired for sound” and “the brain never stops listening” or, for those capturing audio for video, that “audio makes up 70% of the video quality.” It’s no mystery why good sound is so important, but there’s a lot to know and a tidal wave of product choices. So how do you cut through all the noise?

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Understanding Audio – Part 2: Balanced vs. Unbalanced Audio Levels, Cables & Connections

Don’t worry, you’re not alone! It seems that everyone is trying to get connected these days for live streaming, etc., but there’s a lot of confusion about what connects what to what and how to get there from here. Let’s review.

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Streaming and transmission boxes

Using an external switcher allows for multiple sources and effects to be sent to the computer via a built- in or external interface, and can provide the operator with tactile quick switching at the push of a button. Switching can also be done in the computer with software: it really depends on how you prefer to operate.

 

Teradek Cube 655 HD-SDI Encoder 10/100/1000 USB 2.4/5.8GHz

Cube is manufactured in the USA and features 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs along with a new, high-powered 802.11AC WiFi adapter.

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Black Magic Design ATEM Streaming Bridge for ATEM Mini Pro Streaming Switchers

The Accsoon CineEye WiFi HDMI Transmitter is designed to utilize your smartphone and tablet as a portable wireless moniter for your camera.

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Black Magic Design H.264 Pro Recorder

The Blackmagic Design H.264 Pro Recorder is designed for the industry professionals who require professional encoding from SDI, HDMI, analog/component composite, and balanced audio.

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Blackmagic Design Web Presenter HD

Now you can live stream to the world. Blackmagic Web Presenter is a complete streaming solution that includes a professional hardware streaming engine for direct streaming via Ethernet to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more.

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Zhiyun Transmount HDMI Video Transmitter Module

The TransMount Image Transmission Transmitter, only in size of a credit card, can be organically combined with your stabilizer, cameras and smart devices.

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DJI RavenEye Image Transmission System for RS2/RSC2

Allows live camera view and enables ActiveTrack 3.0 on DJI RS 2/DJI RSC 2, transmitting the camera live view directly on the Ronin app.

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Hollyland Mars 300 PRO HDMI Wireless Video Transmitter/ Receiver Set (Enhanced)

Wheel Button on the Side, One-button Rolling Adjustment, OLED Screen Display on the Side, 400ft Transmission Range between RX and TX (LOS), The Lowest Latency is 0.08s, HDMI Input & HDMI Loop Out at TX, Dual HDMI Output at RX

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Hollyland HL-Mars 400S PRO 400S SDI/HDMI Wireless Video Transmission System

0.08S Low Latency, Multiple Fan Modes, Direct Video for Livestream, Optimized Monitoring Feed, Multiple Power Options, Channel Scan Firmware Update on App

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Switchers for live streaming

It is important to note that some streaming switchers have a built-in computer interface; others require a separate external interface.


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Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro Stream Switcher

ATEM Mini Pro is fast to set up and easy to use and includes 4 standards converted HDMI inputs, USB webcam out, and HDMI out,

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Blackmagic Design ATEM Studio HD

The world’s first live production switcher for broadcast, professional and AV users with HDMI and SDI inputs, multi view, talkback, DVE, audio mixer, flash media players and more.

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Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Pro HD

The world’s first all in one live production switcher for broadcast and AV professionals with integrated hardware control panel, 4 SDI and 4 HDMI inputs, DVE, keyers, talkback, multiview and more.

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Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K

The world’s most advanced all-in-one Ultra HD live production switcher with 8 independent 12G-SDI inputs with re-sync and full standards conversion, DVE, Fairlight audio mixer with parametric EQ and compressor/limiter, media store with motion clips, talkback, multiview and more.

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Roland V-1HD Compact Portable 4-Channel Video Switcher

Roland's new HD Video Switcher makes it easy to connect and switch video cameras, smart phones, computers, tablets, Blu-ray players and other HDMI video sources with a simple push of a button or slide of the T-Fader.

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Roland V-1SDI 3G-SDI Video Switcher - 4 channel SDI/HDMI

Compact and portable, the V-1SDI delivers professional switching results with its easy to use hardware interface complete with T-Fader and easy-to-see backlit buttons

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Roland VR-4HD HD AV Mixer

The complete HD studio in a compact and portable package that replaces several different pieces of complex A/ V equipment.

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Roland VR-50HD MK II Multi-Format A/V Mixer

Loaded with new productivity features inspired directly from user feedback, the VR-50HD MK II Multi-Format AV Mixer is the next evolution of Roland’s industry-leading, all-in-one AV switcher with USB 3.0 streaming. 

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Roland VRC-01 Aerocaster AV Mixing Controller

With just an iPad and a few mobile phones, the revolutionary Roland AeroCaster system will have you wirelessly switching and streaming on your favorite platform in minutes.

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Roland V-1HD-PLUS Compact Portable 4-Channel Video Switcher

This next-gen four-channel switcher retains the original model’s renowned ease of use, pro-level performance and rugged reliability.

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Datavideo HS-1600T MKII 4-Channel HD/SD HDBaseT Portable Video Streaming Studio

The HS-1600T Mark II brings a new level of simplicity to production workflows. You'll set up faster and easier thanks to its portable "briefcase" design and HDBaseT Technology.

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Datavideo SHOWCAST 100 4K Switcher with Built-in Streaming Encoder, Recorder, Camera Controller and Audio

The ShowCast 100 is a brand new 4K 4-Channel Touch Panel Switcher that features 7 major functions. It can switch video, overlay text and graphics, control cameras, live stream, record, and mix audio all from a single unit.

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Software based switchers for live streaming

Switching can also be done in the computer with a software based switcher program, although that usually requires multiple interface cards, it really depends on how you prefer to operate.


 

vMix Software Basic HD Key Only (No Box)

Live stream to your favourite streaming providers including Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch and Ustream. ive Record in full HD to AVI, MP4, MPEG-2 or WMV

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vMix Software HD Key Only (No Box)

vMix is the most efficient live production software on the market thanks to full 3D acceleration. Virtual Camera support for streaming out to 3rd party software such as Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts and VLC.

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vMix SCSI-VMIX-PRO vMix Software Pro Key Only (No Box)

vMix is a complete live video production software solution with features including LIVE mixing, switching, recording and LIVE streaming of SD, full HD and 4K video sources including cameras, video files, DVDs, images, Powerpoint and much much more. 

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SKaarhoj Live Fly

Live Fly is a professional midsize controller for 8-camera productions, that easily extends beyond with modular additions like XPoint 24 and Inline 10 or PTZ Fly for added joystick control. 

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ATEM Mini Pro: full- featured video switcher from Blackmagic Design

Live Stream via Ethernet – Built-in hardware streaming engine via ethernet connection allowing you to live stream to Facebook, YouTube and Twitch with better quality, no frame dropping and simpler settings.

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Gimbals for Streaming Live Video

 

5 Tips for Live Streaming on YouTube (Complete Tutorial)

This YouTube live streaming tutorial covers how to setup your live stream on mobile, the best accessories and tips for getting views on YouTube live! **** Learn how quickly grow your audience and income on this FREE YouTube masterclass

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SmallRig L10 lights make the perfect portable lights for Live Streaming and Web Calls

Ideal for use with smartphone & tablets, or desktop solutions, these affordable portable soft lights will dramatically improve the image quality of your live streams and web calls.

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Portable Lighting for live video streaming

 


 

Nanlite Halo 10 LED Ring Light - 2700K-6500K, 9.6W x 2

Provides an attractive, soft, near-shadowless light quality with interesting, ring-shaped catchlights in the eyes of your subject.

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Nanlite LumiPad 11 Bicolor Slim Soft Light LED Panel

An impressively compact and bright soft light LED panel featuring 0 to 100% dimming, a maximum output of 969 lumens (337 Lux @ 1m 5600K), and adjustable colour temperature from 3200-5600K.

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Nanlite LumiPad 25 Bicolor Slim Soft Light LED Panel

An impressively compact and bright soft light LED panel featuring 0 to 100% dimming, a maximum output of 2140 lumens (930 Lux @ 1m 5600K), CRI/TLCI of 95/93, and adjustable colour temperature from 3200-5600K.

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Nanlite Mira 26B Beauty Light with 15V2.4A AC Adapter and Carrying Bag

The Mira 26B LED Beauty Light creates stunning shadow-free light, ideal for all types of cosmetic application.

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Ledgo LG-E116C Soft On Camera LED Light Pad with F770 Battery and Charger

The padlight is suitable for portrait lighting or a single person interview; it is also ideal for product shots. 

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Ledgo CN-B150 LED On-Camera Light with Sony Type F550 Battery, Charger, Hot Shoe Adapter and Filter Set

Provides an even distribution of soft light at both short and long distances. It can be used as a single, on-camera light; in conjunction with other individual CN-B150 lights as fill lights in different positions

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Ledgo LG-E268C Soft LED Light Pad 22W Bi-Colour with AC Adapter

Measuring 14 x 9 inches, and a mere half-an-inch thick, it’s the perfect portable LED. Better still, you can control brightness wirelessly with a WiFi controller.

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Ledgo LG-B560CII LED Light Bi-Color with 2 x AA Battery Pack, Handle, Barndoor, Filter and AC Power Supply

Now includes metal Barndoors as standard, and the original flexible handle has been replaced with a new professional ball head style handle, that allows the light to be locked into various positions.

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Nanlite Halo 16 LED Ring Light 29W, 3200K-5600K

This soft, high brightness ring light creates a diamond ring in your subject's eyes.

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Nanlite LitoLite 5C RGBWW LED Pocket Light

An amazingly bright, pocket-sized lighting fixture featuring an internal Li-Ion battery with USB-C Charging.

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Nanlite PavoTube II 6C RGBWW LED Tube Light

RGBWW Full Colour Tube Light with Type C USB pass-through and Built-in Battery.

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Nanlite Forza 60 LED Light 60W incl AC, Reflector, Bag

Weighing only 1.8 lbs, the Forza 60 employs a COB LED module to output 11950 Lux of 5600K daylight-balanced light at 1 meter.

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Mini desk/table top camera & lighting stands for streaming

 


 

Benro BK15 Selfie Stick & Table Top Tripod

The BK15 mini tripod with ball head includes a smartphone adapter and removable Bluetooth remote.

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Shape WLB Tripod Flexible Grip With Ball Head

Tablet Holder with Quick Release Plate for iPad Mini/iPad 4/iPad Pro/Surface Pro

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Ikan HomeStream™ 21″ Variable Height Table Top Camera Stand

The Ikan HomeStream™ 21″ Variable Height Table Top Camera Stand is a highly durable desktop stand with an aluminum build and a ball head to tilt & rotate your camera in any direction.

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Benro iFoto Series 2 Aluminum Tripod Kit with IB2 Head

With a maximum weight capacity of 14 kg, the iFoto series is perfect for the serious photographer looking for a travel size tripod with exceptional performance and the best possible price.

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Support for Streaming Live Video

 

The big list of gear to start Streaming Video from home

At Vistek we have years of Live Production and Streaming experience under our belts and a wealth of products and accessories from software to hardware that can all contribute to making your content the best it can be. So to get you started, here are some of the most common effective and affordable tools, options and choices at a variety of levels from simple to advanced.

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Light Stands, Clips, and Mounts


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Mantis Super Clamp with Spigot

Clamp on to table tops, thin walls or various other square edged surfaces by removing the shim. With the shim in place, you can clamp on to objects with rounded edges (ie: stands or poles)

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Mantis Medium 3.0 m Air Cushion Light Stand Black

This aluminum light stand, with sure-twist section locks, features Air Cushioning, which gently lowers gear, even when the section locks have not been properly tightened, preventing damage to light fixtures.

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Kupo CT-20M 20" Master C Stand with Turtle Base - Silver

The Kupo Master C Stand with Turtle Base features a unique innovation in the world of C Stands that enables the still or moving image-maker of any skill level to open and collapse the legs of the base in under two seconds.

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Kupo 080AC Midi Click Stand with Air Cushion

These light stands can easily be taken on location because of the clever and unique interlocking mechanism which allows you to carry them in different configurations.

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