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Topic # 248194 14-Mar-2019 08:26
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I'm moving into a new place soon which has a magnificent panoramic view of the Auckland harbour & bridge (looking north from just in front of the sky tower) and thought it could be cool to livestream the view as I haven't seen many available online particularly on Youtube Live etc...

 

What would be the minimum hardware / software required for this setup?

 

I do have a couple of Logitech C920's laying around I could test with however probably won't be much chop.

 

Camera could be mounted outside exposed to elements or inside behind glass. I'll have UFB and server I can fire up some VMs to handle processing.

 

Something like the Geeks On Wheels Live stream could be good to overlay some advertising.


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  Reply # 2197677 14-Mar-2019 08:31
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decent outdoor CCTV camera, OBS running on a PC with the camera added as a source (check that you can get an RTSP stream from the camera) and this will overlay your text etc on it.

 

Standard game streaming setup minus the game basically.





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  Reply # 2198016 14-Mar-2019 14:16
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Do you actually want to livestream HD video to the world? What sort of plan are you on? I'd go with a static shot on a web page, updated once a minute or so. Or are you using Youtube as a CDN and only feeding them?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2198031 14-Mar-2019 14:25
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neb: Do you actually want to livestream HD video to the world? What sort of plan are you on? I'd go with a static shot on a web page, updated once a minute or so. Or are you using Youtube as a CDN and only feeding them?

 

Yeah the plan is to make the live feed available on Youtube or whatever - mostly because I haven't really seen any other streams available.

 

There are some static / timelapse ones like you mention like: http://www.sitecam.co.nz/auckland_webcam/desktop.html

 

However I think live HD stream will be pretty cool (will just be the opposite direction to the one above).

 

I'll have unlimited Giga UFB.


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  Reply # 2198045 14-Mar-2019 14:39
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solutionz:

Yeah the plan is to make the live feed available on Youtube or whatever - mostly because I haven't really seen any other streams available.

 

 

Fair enough, using Youtube to take the load should be fine. Be interesting to see it when it's up, I've got a view from my place as well, but it's totally static so I'd only need two shots a day, "light", and "no light".



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  Reply # 2198047 14-Mar-2019 14:42
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neb:
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Yeah the plan is to make the live feed available on Youtube or whatever - mostly because I haven't really seen any other streams available.

 

Fair enough, using Youtube to take the load should be fine. Be interesting to see it when it's up, I've got a view from my place as well, but it's totally static so I'd only need two shots a day, "light", and "no light".

 

Yeah this panorama is pretty epic - especially at guy fawkes (over the shore/devonport). And plenty of action on the bridge & harbour day and night.

 

Setting up to capture decent night shot would probably be the challenge.


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  Reply # 2198231 14-Mar-2019 20:46
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Some of the dahua cameras have incredible night vision on them.

 

Other alternative is a DSLR or mirrorless with a clean HDMI out and a cheap HDMI capture device. As you're only interested in full HD there are plenty of people offloading their old devices around the place.





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  Reply # 2198244 14-Mar-2019 20:59
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Some of the dahua cameras have incredible night vision on them.

 

Other alternative is a DSLR or mirrorless with a clean HDMI out and a cheap HDMI capture device. As you're only interested in full HD there are plenty of people offloading their old devices around the place.

 

 

Cool not looking to spend much at this stage.

 

If I can get an old camera off TM (any recommendations?) could be good else may start my Logitech + maybe OBS.


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  Reply # 2198294 14-Mar-2019 22:50
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Probably a bit OTT but this post included an HD PTZ camera https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=248141

 

Could have some nice different preset positions depending on the time of day, some nice slow pan transitions. That optical zoom would be awesome.

 

Just remember to turn UPNP off on your router or the camera will probably be streaming to the public whether you like it or not..

 

In terms of software you can stream straight to Youtube/FB etc from these IP cameras using RTSP, but obviously if wanting to show ads would need to use something else in between

 

 


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  Reply # 2198353 15-Mar-2019 07:18
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C920 isn't something I'd contemplate for a proper stream. 

 

Most people streaming live to YouTube these days are using OBS and a RTSP feed from an IP camera. In my testing you can get away with around a 1.5Mbps feed using H.265 if you want a good high quality 1080P stream at around 15-20 FPS, a bit more if you want full 25 FPS.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2198845 15-Mar-2019 16:06
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I think it is great that you want to set something up to share the view. I look forward to seeing it in action!


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