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 CDNs 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.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/svDh9VKXVWc
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.
- Use is in control and will most likely spend more time on your live stream
- You can add more viewing angles and provide more detail during important live streams
- This reduces the need for production and camera operators
Here are some of the cons of live streaming multiple cameras
- You cannot direct the users attention in the same way
- 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.
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