PumpkinBomber, post: 3731019 wrote:
With the MXO2 mini you need to have the video playing in the Matrox AV Controls preview window. Then use VidBlaster to capture Desktop for Camera 1. Select 16:9 if you are playing HD video from the Mini, and select the area where the AV tools preview window is playing. Now you have a virtual cam in VidBlaster. This doesn't give you audio though. For that you would need to split the audio before it goes into the Mini. Send 1 set of connectors to your line-in on your pc and 1 to your Mini. Now u can set up the stream module in VidBlaster and you are set. If your pc is fast enough you can record with the AV tools and stream with VidBlaster from the 1 PC. You probably need an i7 processor to do both at the same time though.
Ps. There may be better ways to get the audio into the stream. If you have the audio playing in the AV tools preview along with the video you could use the Line-out on your pc as the source for the stream. You may need software like Virtual Audio Cable to do this though.
Vesperia, post: 3731027 wrote:
Thx for taking the time to explain this to me. I have it all setup but when I set the camera up then have A/V tools on screen do I just literally line it up on my screen? cause whenever I have to click off the window or do anything then I have to maximize the a/v window again. Am I just being dumb or is this the proper way you did it. Also what video settings and stream quality settings did you use for vidblaster when I have my actual game set to 720p? thx again.
animaX, post: 3731036 wrote:
Does anyone know if this product can be used to record from xbox360? Would it be similar to the hauppauge?
Black_Berserker, post: 3731041 wrote:
great work indeed
I have a question. We are running a 3s tournament and we used in the past a simple TV card to record the matches and to output them into a projector for the audience. We are using CRT TV to avoid lag and the setup is simple; from ps2 to TV and then from TV to the TV card which is connected with the laptop for recording and then a DVI wire that connects the laptop to the projector....the problem is that there is lag in the video and audio on the projector and this can affect the players since the projector's sound should be higher than the TV....so my question is....is there a way to connect CRT TV to a projector? we tried using other tools like HAVA but it requires an internet which is not possible to provide in the place of the event...Also, tried HAUPPAUGE 1212 - HD-PVR which enables you to play 3s using component wire on and HD TV with minimum lag and those TV's can be easily connected to a projector...but this minimum lag still affecting...air re-sets and things that require strict timing like Akuma's mk hurricane into mp shoryuken -___-. How did they do it in EVO 2007 and so? were there also small lag for the audience or was it simply live (what happens at that moment gets viewed directly?)
Black_Berserker, post: 3731043 wrote:
Thanks for the help...I will try the powered splitters...but don't you have any idea regarding the setting for 3rd strike in EVO? we really would like to try that
Spruchy, post: 3731045 wrote:
Posted this on IPW as well:
I've been using the set up that Haunts posted in the OP but I've hit a snag with the mixer. I'm on a Macbook pro using the the Hauppauge, a Xenyx 502 mixer, and been trying to get either my Snowball USB Mic or my logitech g330 line in (on mixer) or USB (on macbook). For software like recommended I am using soundflower, camtwist, and flash media encoder. I have my component video cables from the gaming system plugged into the hauppauge with the audio going into the input L/R. I have a two way line cable with a 1/8 to 1/4 adapter plugged into one of the five line in slots, and finally my USB microphone plugged into the computer itself (or alternatively a line in MIC plugged into one of the inputs). I've tried various combinations of audio inputs in FME and different plug combination but I cannot get my voice, video, and game audio all going at the same time. The best result ive gotten so far was really laggy audio (like five seconds+ behind the video, when otherwise it matches the delay perfectly) but otherwise its usually just the video and the game audio coming through the stream. I know I am probably missing something really obvious here but Ive spent two days on this now and im out of ideas. If anyone has any ideas it would mean a lot.
striderzer0, post: 3731047 wrote:
For people using the screen capture of a preview window method FileBox extender could be helpful. With it you can set the preview window to always on top so you dont have to worry about moving windows over the preview
pennylane, post: 3731022 wrote:
If there is such a thing as a VGA to s-video converter but the input resolution also has to be SD, could you use something like an XCM Mega-Cool 1080p VGA Box to change the resolution? It has a VGA input and output. I'm not sure how it works, but if it could downscale instead of upscale that might do the trick. In which case, it would look like:
ranmasama, post: 3731055 wrote:
I just got the AverTV HD DVR. Quality seems good and can stream with FME easily.
Now I just need a program for overlays for streaming purposes (For Windows 7). Manycam doesn't seem to work with avertv. Vidblaster doesn't work with the avertv although I heard that others got it working. For those that have the AverTV, what program do you use for overlays on your streams?
Exceed^, post: 3731058 wrote:
Are there any inexpensive (or free) alternatives to Wirecast? I'd like to start streaming but the $400+ is pretty steep.
striderzer0, post: 3731064 wrote:
XSplit - Going Live is Simple
The xspit broadcaster is a good free (beta) alternative to wirecast for the basic stuff like multiple cams and shots, thirds(that you make in photoshop/gimp/paint/etc), and text overlays( just recently added). This comes from the people that brought you VH MultiCam and VH screencap which is what they used as a base and built in more features such as built in streaming support to jtv and ustream. Also it doesnt seem to be a cpu hoggy as some of the other free software that can add text overlays
Mazinkaiser, post: 3731066 wrote:
That SW is... really how :O
The Realyst, post: 3731068 wrote:
Glad I found this thread. I was just abouto create a new one and get reamed for it. :razzy:
I've read this whole thread and while the information is great, no one has really touched on what kind of specs your computer should have to do this stuff.
I've tried streaming with my current computer which is about 3 years old. If I really lower the quality of the stream, it runs smooth, but of course it looks bad. If I up the quality at all, it drops frames... and a lot of them. Also, the cpu usage shoots up to 90-95%. So I guess it's time for a new build? Right now I have :
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping
GA-P35-DS3P Rev 2.0
XFX 8800GT 512mb
4gb of RAM
I'm thinking about going up to these :
Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz
ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58
8GB of RAM
I'm using a Black Magic Intensity Pro to do the streaming and I'm trying to get the quality to be at about what SRK Live or Peaceful Jay's stream is right now. My questions are first, before I spend all this money on new equipment..., should my machine as it is now be able to handle streaming am I doing something wrong in the settings or something? Secondly, if I do have to upgrade, are those parts good enough for a high quality stream? Do I need a new video card if the video is going through the Black Magic Intensity Pro? I've already done a speed test on my internet connection. I should be able to stream fine once I get this problem solved. I've tried reaching out to other well known streamers in the community and I've gotten no response. Any help from you guys would be greatly appreciated.
.temp, post: 3731069 wrote:
Hey folks, I need help!
I'm looking to start streaming games, but I need a little help with my setup. This is the PLAN.
Now...the question is....which PVR?! I've looked at the posts on here but I still can't decide.
I'm looking at the AverMedia HD PVR as I saw another member of SRK saying they liked it for streaming and recording. Question is, will that be a decent device for streaming HD? I'd love to get an expressbox with a PCI-E card in it, but right now I dont have the extra money AND I don't have an express port on my laptop.
My PC is powerful (i7 920, GTX 295, 6Gb RAM) so I know at home it'll be fine.
My Macbook Pro (can boot into OSX or Windows) is ...2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 4GB RAM / NVIDIA GeForce 320M (256Mb)....will this still handle streaming?
As for software...I'll be TRYING XSplit XSplit - Going Live is Simple . I can't afford wirecast right off the bat, but will be saving for it if it works
Thanks in advance :)
striderzer0, post: 3731070 wrote:
what settings and programs are you using to cast. Your machine should be able you produce a quality steam. A big reason why Peaceful Jay's looks so good, besides having a good computer, is that the last time I checked was Jay cast at H264 email@example.com 640x354 with a whooping 2500 Kbps bit rate straight into flash media live encoder and Spooky similarly with H264 firstname.lastname@example.org 640x360 with bitrates depending on wheres he is casting from but usually 1000 Kbps or higher. If you are trying to cast at 1280x720 with a Main profile @5.1 that will be way more taxing on your cpu so maybe try a lower resolution at a baseline profile and 3.1 level
The HDpvr can be used for streaming but you it will take some additional setup like capturing a preview window. And your laptop should be able to stream as long as you aren't running too many applications
striderzer0, post: 3731073 wrote:
I would us this Google Translate instead of manycam but it should still work either way. So you plan of action would be to use the program that came with the HD PVR to show the preview, open wirecast and select your desktop capture program and highlight the preview.
I can do this reasonably ok on my core2duo 2.0GHz 4gb ram 667 and Intel GM45 Express so yours should be fine
and to infamouskid for what I have seen 720p is often perfectly fine. How does the hdfury deal with audio? I use this as a alternative since I couldnt find any furys and it works well with my ps3 and xbox in 720p for capturing and streaming and has both a stereo and optical output.
threi, post: 3731074 wrote:
For overlays I use a combination of VH Multi Camera studio, VH ScreenCap (you can use SCFH-DSF instead but VH ScreenCap comes with VH multicam so i use that instead), and Microsoft Excel.
VH Multicam for multiple video sources, output to FMLE via the command prompt, I don't use the GUI to save CPU cycles.
Basically what I do is create an excel sheet with two sections, the top section with player names, and the bottom section where it will be displayed (in black) I link the two cells together so that all i have to do is change the names at the top to make them change at the bottom. I then add that as a source in VH Multicam using VH ScrCap, setting it to capture that one area of the screen. After some adjusting and tweaking (most important being to make sure it only captures at 1fps to save CPU) you can get it working.
Here's an example of how i use it, but keep in mind i do only stream in SD with an easycap, and on top of that my internet isnt the greatest for streaming (7mb down 0.6mb up bell sympatico):
Justin.tv - GhettoGarden - Ghettostream BETA! We levelin up here | SSF4 GAF Endless Battles live via the interwebs, streamed from the basement of a Canadian. GDLK.
liquidin, post: 3731075 wrote:
The plan is exactly this that you said. Capture preview and use it in Wirecast. I tested this program recommended by you and not know if is better or not than ManyCam. Apparently the ManyCam proved faster. Another question: Which is better for streaming, Avermedia and Hauppauge??