How to live stream a Conference Event

so for this conference we're actually using three PTZ cameras and we're using a TriCaster mini to bring in all the video sources and make it super easy to livestream this event we also have our joystick controller which allows us to quickly and easily operate up to three pan tilt zoom cameras in our space each camera has HD SDI and each camera has analog serial cabling rs-232 cabling that were daisy chaining from one camera the next so we can easily hit one cam 2 cam 3 and pan tilt these cameras very very easily so first of all let's look at the TriCaster and how we have this setup so here we are at the TriCaster mini and what I want to show you is the control surface here this is a really nice control surface you have to hand it to new tech for making it simple on the bottom we have preview buttons so I can quickly and easily pin through all three of my cameras and because I've got my joystick right next to me I can very easily you know shoot choose which camera I want to control and change my video input so now I'm controlling this camera for example so this gives us the ability to have hundreds of different camera angles with just three cameras so that's the main reason and a single operator can handle all of this so one TriCaster controller and one joystick controller really completes the one-man camera streaming system so I can go between my previews which makes it super simple and I've got a really nice t-bar here so I can fade in and out between the different presets which gives it that really high level of production I can also quickly snap to any a program output we've got three inputs here so one two three I have my headphones so I can monitor the audio do not forget headphones if you're gonna livestream a conference you have to have these and of course when they're on you can monitor the audio and get a really good feel for what you're broadcasting without having to hear all of the other outside noise so that's that's really crucial you can see we've had all of our enemies here we do not have IP control setup with this TriCaster but you can control the ptzoptics cameras over IP in the TriCaster but for a setup like this is a temporary setup we're in a conference space it's good we know we set it up and then we leave leave a lot of times we don't have a net so using the serial analog cabling is actually the easiest and it's actually the most instantaneous best result so after this we'll look at the actual PTZ cameras and I want to also show you the joystick controller and how all that works ok so I just want to show a little bit of detail on the joystick controller because this is what allows that single camera operator to control multiple cameras and really do a high level production with you know some minimal equipment so you can see here here is camera two so what I would probably like to do is set up a couple presets so I can know exactly where the camera will go and snap directly to so for example here let me go ahead and put this in the program there we go so I'm get a bigger larger view of it let's say I want to do I have a speaker on on chair 2 over here what I'm gonna do is zoom in to that chair and that would give me a head and shoulders of the person there maybe zoom out just a hair and what I wanted to set a preset specifically on that chair so I'm gonna do is I'm going to set button I'm going to set one and I'm gonna hit enter and now that's been set I'm gonna set chair to hit enter chair 3 hit enter share four hit enter and there's a fifth chair right there chair 5 enter all right so now I'm done setting my presets I might set more but for this video we'll do that I'm gonna escape and now I'm gonna hit the call button and I'm gonna call 1 enter now it's gonna go to chair one to enter 3 and 4 now a quick tip on this normally you don't want to be panning and tilting and zooming while you're live normally you do that off screen so for this example let's say but fade you want to plan that out cinematically it's a great effect but normally just just for normal sex we go back to the live shot again chair 3 fade to chair 3 that's how you make it looks to the audience like you have hundreds of cameras but really we're pulling it off which is 2 3 pan tilt zoom camera so that's the joystick next I want to show you this frame rate modulator and we'll take a look at the audio ok so last thing I wanted to show you guys the audio this is a really nice audio board is a 14 channel mic and level line in we're really just using four XLR inputs and then we have one quarter inch input and this allows us to bring in all of these Wireless Shore m58 piece it down here really quickly and show you that we have all of the I won't show too well but you can see down here we've got all the wireless receivers for each one of the microphones and up here we're getting all be able to mix all of those individually into a single source that we can send to our TriCaster so that's really the the goal we're sending two XLR inputs all the way over to the TriCaster and we've got the wireless microphones kind of up in the front just to make sure we have a really nice crisp connection between here and the wireless connections and other than that we've got our main levels here and everything has been synced so that's how our audio is all set up and run to the TriCaster for live streaming okay so here we are set up with the camera here and you can see the back of the camera here we have HD SDI so we've got our HD SDI feed coming out that's our three G rated plenum-rated Beldon cable and then we've got our daisy chain so you can see on this camera here we've got one in and one out and that's how they daisy chain together let me see if I can get a little under there and just show HD SDI power rs-232 in and out so that that's how we control the joystick and then if I flip all the way over here you'll see that the joystick there I'm getting this is plugged in via db9 so that's how the joysticks plugged into the first camera and then hopefully that wasn't too shaky and then into the rs-232 there