Live Streaming with HuddleCamHD

Hello HuddleCamHD Followers!

Today we wanted to review a few ways you can use your HuddleCamHD Cameras to produce live streams. Since every HuddleCamHD camera has USB, the first thing your going to want to do is plug in your HuddleCamHD to a computer with internet. From here we can user a host of online solutions to set up live streams to literally hundreds of thousands of viewers. In fact, video is probably going to much easier than audio (which we may cover in a separate blog post).

Here are just a few services you can use with HuddleCamHD cameras to live stream your audio and video to a online audience:

  1. YouTube Live – One of the most popular free live streaming services
    1. Google Hangouts on Air – This is perhaps the easiest way to set up a live stream. You can screen share, invite participants and promote your event all with Googles free tools
    2. Flash Media Live Encoder – This is a great option to send a RTMP video feed directly to YouTube Live
    3. Wirecast – Wirecast provides a free encoding service to send video directly to YouTube Live
    4. VLC – You can open up your webcam in VLC and actually send out a RTMP video feed (but this option does not handle audio well, it’s better suited for internal streaming)
  2. VMix – This is a great video mixing software that allows you to stream to almost any online CDN from YouTube Live to Wowza
    1. Check out the video below to see just how easy it is to set up multiple USB cameras for a live production
    2. You can also turn your entire production into a “Virtual Webcam” and use it with video conferencing software like Skype for Business and GoToMeeting
      1. This is a great way to use multiple webcams with a software that only accepts one at a time
  3. Wirecast – This is a professional solution with tons of features

There are many more services but we wanted to state a few just to get the blog post published and ready for conversation. If you have questions or comments please let us know.