Facebook Multi-Camera Live Stream on MacBook Pro with OBS and Blackmagic

Follow me as I unbox and set up the system to perform a multi-camera (two cameras) Facebook live stream using MacBook Pro with OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) and Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorders.

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The setup includes:
– 2 Professional Video Cameras with HDMI output
– 2 HDMI cables
– 2 Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder
– 2 Thunderbolt cables
– 1 Apple MacBook Pro
– OBS Open Broadcaster Software
– Fiber broadband internet connection

There are three processes to set up:
– Setting the hardware, Blackmagic devices, and cameras
– Setting up OBS Live Streaming Software
– Setting up Facebook Page Live Stream

*** IMPORTANT NOTE: In the video, there should be one more crucial step. Installing and activating the Blackmagic software.

Feel free to share your thoughts and questions about this Facebook Multi-Camera Live Stream setup.

In the previous lesson, I demonstrated how to use OBS to record both your computer screen and your face,
– READ: http://www.videolane.com/record-screen-and-face-with-obs/
– Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-v-ILSrIK8

In the next video, I will explore special features in OBS.
– Read: http://www.videolane.com/tag/obs/
– Watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZG92KEzLZfNxZfBhLMXKMMkXMWeyPJbo

See you in the next recording! 🙂

Adrian Lee
VIDEOLANE.COM

PS: Access the complete OBS Training here…
– Download: http://www.videolane.com/courses/obs/
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Gear:
Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder – http://bhpho.to/2m6enln
Apple Thunderbolt Cable (0.5m White) – http://bhpho.to/2m6S1A7
High-Speed HDMI to HDMI Cable – http://bhpho.to/2mHTGQA

Shot on Sony MC50 and iPhone 6.
Edited on MacBook Pro with Final Cut Pro.
Music “Noir Jazz” by AlexPaul-second.

Record Screen and Face with OBS

Would you like to record your computer screen and your face at the same time?

In this training, I demonstrate how using 10 basic steps on OBS 0.16.2 (mac) version.

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1. Add a new Scene. Call it Scene 1 or other names.
2. For the computer screen, add a New Source in Scene 1. Select Display Capture.
3. Select None under Crop to capture the whole screen.
4. Right-click on Display Capture source and select Transform – Fit to Screen.
5. Resize your game or app to full screen.
6. For the audio, go to Settings – Audio – Mic/Auxiliary Device – Default.
7. For your face, add a New Source in Scene 1. Select Video Capture Device – Device: FaceTime or other attached camera.
8. Resize and reposition your Face in the scene.
9. Hit Start Recording or Start Streaming.
10. You cannot see yourself while recording, but you can see yourself when viewing your live stream on mobile.

Remember, these are only basic steps. There are many more improvements we can tweak.

Feel free to share your thoughts and questions about using OBS.

In the previous lesson, I touched on setting up a green screen for OBS live streaming.

– Read: http://www.videolane.com/obs-green-screen/
– Watch: https://youtu.be/Nt_OfCESiGc

In the next lesson, I will go over the settings for streaming and recording.
– For recording:
– For streaming:
– Play: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZG92KEzLZfNxZfBhLMXKMMkXMWeyPJbo

See you in the next video! 🙂

Adrian Lee
VIDEOLANE.COM

PS: Access the complete OBS training here…
– Download: http://www.videolane.com/courses/obs/
– Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/videolane
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OBS Basic Settings

Basic Settings to Get Started | OBS Open Broadcaster Software 101 ep3

OBS is a free streaming and recording software, but it is not entirely user-friendly.

First, you need to know how to set it up.

In this training, we will go through the basic settings.

https://youtu.be/3MufrAuDdvk

Feel free to ask questions about OBS.

See the previous training on using green screen with OBS.
http://www.videolane.com/obs-green-screen/
https://youtu.be/Nt_OfCESiGc

In the next training, I will touch on recording and streaming.

Adrian Lee
VIDEOLANE.COM

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How to Setup Green Screen Video for OBS Live Stream?

Isn’t it a good idea to replace your Live Facebook broadcast background with a scenery, a computer screen, or an iPhone screen?

Here’s how I do it…


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt_OfCESiGc

  1. Open OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) software.
  2. Add a new Scene. Click on the “+” icon under the “Scenes” window to add a new scene. By default, it will be called Scene 1. Click OK.
  3. Add a new Video Capture Device Source. Click on the “+” icon under the Sources window, and select Video Capture Device. Click OK.
  4. Select your webcam under Device. As for my Mac, I selected “FaceTime HD Camera”. Click OK.
  5. Right-click on Video Capture Device under Sources. Select Transform > Fit to screen.
  6. Arrange your green screen background to fit the entire video.
  7. Again, right-click on Video Capture Device under Sources. Select Filters.
  8. Add Effect Filter.  Click the “+” icon under the Effects Filters window to add a new effect filter. Select Chroma Key. Click OK.
  9. By default, Green is selected as the Key Color Type.  There are also variables to adjust to remove the green completely and smoothly. If your green color is pure and if you have good lighting, no adjustment is required.
  10. Click Close.

Next, replace the black transparent background with something else.

Just add new sources under the Sources window and move it below the Video Capture Device source.

Experiment with a solid white color, a still image, a video clip, the desktop screen, and the iPhone Screen.

Action Step

Feel free to ask questions about OBS.

In the next training, I will touch on OBC basic settings.
http://www.videolane.com/obs-basic-settings/
https://youtu.be/3MufrAuDdvk

Adrian Lee
VIDEOLANE.COM

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New Version of OBS – v0.15.3 [Friday Freebies]

New Version of OBSA new version of my favourite desktop live-streaming software is available.

I use OBS for live streaming on facebook and YouTube. It’s an alternative to the popular Wirecast and it’s free, or rather open source!

I have version 0.14.2 and OBS is offering version 0.15.3.

Release notes for OBS Studio version 0.15.3

Changes:

  • Added “Luma Wipe” transition (by HomeWorld)
  • Added a noise suppression audio filter (using speexdsp)
  • Added the ability to lock the preview
  • Added all supported file types to VLC video source when browsing
  • Added the ability to add URLs to VLC video source
  • Added “Bind to IP” network option in advanced settings allowing users to specify which network adapter/address to stream from
  • Fixed an issue with VLC video source where media with more than two audio channels wouldn’t be downmixed to stereo properly
  • Cleaned up log file readability significantly 
  • Limited reconnect timeout (exponential backoff) to 15-minute intervals max. Fixes an issue where the reconnect timeout could have intervals of days if it kept reconnecting unattended

Windows-specific Changes:

  • Fixed a bug where AAC encoded with windows media foundation on windows 8 and above wouldn’t play back in certain programs properly

If you are doing desktop live-streaming to Facebook or YouTube, try out OBS, Open Broadcaster Software.

Feel free to ask me if you have any questions about using it.

Adrian Lee
VIDEOLANE.COM

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