In Livestream Studio, you have the option of using a Windows desktop system as a remote camera source by connecting it to Studio over your local network connection. This is great for adding a slideshow presentation into your production.
Installing the Remote Client
If you haven't already done so, install the Livestream Studio Remote Camera client on the computer you're planning to use as the remote system. To do that:
- Download the small program here.
- Open the LivestreamStudioRemoteCamera.exe file to start the installer.
- If you are planning on using this computer as a source often, you may select 'Start with Windows' option during installation so that it is always ready to go.
- Once installation is complete, open the the software by double clicking the icon on the desktop or finding it within the Start Menu. It will run in the background until you close it.
You can close it by right-clicking on the icon in the Windows Taskbar and clicking 'Close.'
Make sure the remote system is on the same network as your Livestream Studio™ system.
When the Remote Client is running, you can right-click the icon and click 'Settings' to make further adjustments to your remote camera source.
Computer Name: The name that will appear in the remote camera module for your remote camera source.
Checked sources will be available to use from this system as a remote camera source. Uncheck any sources you do not want to use.
Encoder Quality: The resolution you want the video to stream at over your network to Livestream Studio. Slower CPU's should use a lower resolution.
Encoder Framerate: The frame rate you want the video to stream at over your network to Livestream Studio. Slower CPU's should use 'half-speed FPS (30p).'
Adding and Configuring the Remote System in Livestream Studio:
Once the client is installed on the remote system and is running, you can use it as a source in the Livestream Studio software.
Make sure to add a 'Remote Camera' as an input within the 'Inputs' section of the Livestream Studio settings and click save at the top.
On the bottom left of the Livestream Studio interface, you should now see a tab labeled 'Remote Cam 1.' Click on that to reveal a list of available options.
If Studio can find the remote system over your local network connection, you should see it come up as an option on the left side.
Video Source: The remote client has the ability to use either the system's desktop, an attached webcam, or an installed Blackmagic capture device as a video source. Use the dropdown menu to select which one you want to use.
Monitor: If you select 'Desktop' as the video source and the remote system has multiple displays, you can configure which display you would like to use as a source by selecting it from the drop-down menu.
Capture Device: If you select a Blackmagic Capture Device as your video source and have more than one installed on your system, choose which one you want to use.
Audio Source: You also have the option of selecting from any of your available audio devices. The default is the standard system audio output.
Capture Mouse Cursor: Unselect this option if you would not like to see the mouse curser on the remote system.
If you are not seeing any options on the list within the Remote Cam tabs, please check the following:
- Make sure the remote system is on the same network, connected to the same Router or Access Point as your Studio system.
- If the system is on the same network but using a different access point, the Remote Camera will not properly connect.
- Check that the following ports are open if you use a firewall:
- UDP: 5353, 60936 - 61036
TCP: 60936 - 61036
- UDP: 5353, 60936 - 61036
- Check that Bonjour Service is started.