Broadcasting

Broadcasting

What's behind the camera is just as important as what's in front. Reliable audio/video equipment can make for a smooth Live Streaming video production. Fortunately, with today's advancements with PTZ cameras, Video Switchers, Capture Cards, and Joystick Controllers, virtually anyone can broadcast a successful program with the proper information and setup.

BZBGEAR cameras offer Pan, Tilt, and Zoom operations while supporting multiple control methods including IR remote, computer program, web-based interface, and joystick controllers utilizing Visca IP/ONVIF as well as RS232, RS485, and RS422 serial connections. Their sleek and compact size allows unique camera placement for mounting. Cameras like the BG-4KND-12XUHP further simplify production by supporting NDI®|HX and reliable HDMI connections.

By connecting BZBGEAR live streaming cameras to BZBGEAR video production equipment, the sky's the limit for entertaining, educating, and presenting materials. Our Video Switchers have a variety of compatible connections and options for producing an amazing stream. Utilize BZBGEAR live streaming accessories for extending, converting, and capturing signals for the complete solution.

Delivering total peace of mind, BZBGEAR is an end-to-end manufacturer. BZBGEAR exemplifies convenience by eliminating the frustrations of mixing different brands for your system, creating concerns with compatibility and technical support assistance.

Application 1
Podcasts – Create an Amazing Podcast Studio for YouTube or Facebook
THE SCENARIO

A popular Podcaster is looking to upgrade his video equipment from the basic Web Cameras to wide angle 4K cameras capable of capturing the room. He would like to use an HDMI hardware video switcher to change camera shots with a press of a button. The Podcaster also has an Audio Mixer for the microphones and audio music tracks he would like to insert for background sound.

 

THE SOLUTION

Connect three BG-EPTZ-UH4K cameras with 4K ultra-high definition for covering different angles and shots. These web cameras were developed for wide angle shots. Suggested placement is between one to eight feet away from the hosts and guests. Use digital zoom to get up and close.

Connect these cameras using supplied HDMI cables to the BG-HDVS42U production video switch offering audio embedding connections for mixing microphones and music. Simply connect the production switcher to a computer using the USB-C port output. Connect to the computer’s USB Type-A port.

Set up tripods using the ¼ thread located on the bottom of the camera or mount the cameras to a monitor. Live stream to social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook using popular software programs such as OBS Studio, vMix, ProPresenter, or Wirecast.

Application 2
Healthcare – Utilizing a PTZ Camera for Patient/Doctor Conferencing and Patient Monitoring
THE SCENARIO

In today's world of medicine, doctors cannot always be onsite or in the same room as the patients. Video conferencing has assisted doctors with remote diagnosis and patient information. A hospital is seeking a 30x optical zoom PTZ camera capable of zooming in on a patient’s eyes, offering clear imaging and maximizing details. The staff also wants to monitor the patient in the monitoring room simultaneously using RTSP over the Local Area Network.

 

THE SOLUTION

The BG-UPTZ-30XHSU provides 30x optical zoom for serious high-definition 1080p close ups covering the patient’s areas of concern.

Equipped with the latest USB 3.0 technology, the UPTZ camera series connects directly to a computer's USB port for video conferencing and zooming in on the patient. Connect to a local monitor using an HDMI cable for displaying the image. Simultaneously stream to a remote monitoring room using the LAN port via RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) for viewing patients over supported internet browsers like Chrome.

For PTZ control, nurses and doctors can use the included IR remote, WebGUI, or our free BG-CONTROL-PTZ app. You can also allow user control utilizing conferencing software platforms supporting UVC control like Vidyo and Zoom.

Application 3
House of Worship – Capture the Pastor, Choir, and Audience Using Three PTZ Live Streaming Cameras
THE SCENARIO

A pastor from a medium-sized church is currently using his iPhone to stream to Facebook, but is interested in upgrading to a professional Live Streaming system. The pastor has been seeking one PTZ camera for capturing a wide angle of the church and two additional PTZ cameras for zooming in on the podium and choir.

The two cameras will mount 60 feet away while the wide-angle camera will be 20 feet from the audience. His producer will control the angles and use live streaming software vMix to stream to YouTube and Facebook. A smooth working system without compatibility constraints or connection issues is needed.

 

THE SOLUTION

Network the PTZ cameras by connecting them to the Network Switcher. Follow the user manual to assign unique Static IP addresses to each camera. Connect to the cameras via WebGUI using Chrome web browser to configure the IP addresses. Adjust video and audio settings within this menu to balance lighting effects.

Connect SDI video cables from the three PTZ cameras to the BG-MFVS-61-G2 Video Switch/Mixer. It switches quickly between scenes and provides functions like PIP, Fade to Black, and Wipe effects. Connect the audio sources and microphones to the Video Switcher using either the RCA or 3.5 MM connections.

Next, connect the video switcher to a computer with an Intel i5 (or higher) processor using the USB-C output connection to the computer’s USB Type-A port.

Operate the Pan, Tilt, and Zoom functions with the included IP Joystick Controller over the LAN supporting IP Visca and ONVIF or use the serial connections RS422 or RS232. Connect the IP Joystick controller to the Network switch using DHCP for automatic IP addressing. Follow the setup instructions for connecting the cameras to the Joystick Controller.

Once the Cameras, Joystick Controller, and Video Switcher are all synchronized, utilize vMix live streaming software for streaming to platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and private websites.

Application 4
Education – Live Stream Classrooms for Distance Learning
THE SCENARIO

A university is interested in equipping classrooms with Live Streaming PTZ Cameras for streaming out to remote locations. The school has a 10 Gigabit Local Area Network, so the bandwidth is not a concern for multiple cameras using RTSP streaming.

The professors plan on connecting a microphone to the computer for the video conference software. They also prefer to use their computer or iPad for changing camera shots through the convenience of presets.

 

THE SOLUTION

Go with the BG-VPTZ-10HSU3, a PTZ camera with a LAN port that supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) and RTSP streaming. Make sure to analyze the hardware and network bandwidth constraints to ensure RTSP streaming can support multiple cameras streaming at the same time.

Connect your cameras to a PoE Network switch supplying both data and power. PoE is not required but eliminates the need for the included power supply. If the Network bandwidth is not sufficient, check with a professional AV specialist about using the USB 3.0 connection instead. If the USB cable distance is longer than 15 feet, you’ll need a special long distance cable known as an Active USB 3.0 cable.

Follow the instructions in the manual on how to network the cameras for your LAN. Once networking the camera using the WebGUI interface, stream using RTSP to your chosen platform. Follow the directions on how to set up RTSP feeds for live streaming platforms.

Audio and Microphones can be plugged into the computer running the software or the cameras using the 3.5 mm audio input on the back. Adjust settings like Gain in the WebGUI if plugging into the back of the camera.

 

 

BZBGEAR offers an array of affordable Live Streaming solutions with multiple configurations and connections covering virtually any project requirements. Consult a professional today for more information.

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