How to live stream with a Nikon DSLR camera in this video, I’m going to talk aboutthe complete setup on how to use a Nikon D7500 for a better quality and experience on live streaming videos online.This is going to be part one of a series of videos I will create on how to do live streaming on Zoom, Facebook, and Youtube platforms, so stay tuned! Hi there, I’m Juan Carlos Tafur from Innova Leaf Creative Solutions. Innovative and personalized video solution services to help you and your business communicate better.
Thank you for watching, don’t forget to hit the subscribe button below and also leave your comments. In the description box, you will find all the links from the equipment I’ll mention in this video, as well as other important information for you to check. Let’s push into it. The most important part when you want to start doing live streaming online is to make sure you… have good audio and good video. Either you are starting with your smartphone or you want to ramp up in your live streaming experience, you need to make sure you have a good setup. For this, I have decided to show you… my complete streaming gear and equipment, the one, I normally use. Ok, lets start. In order to connect the DSLR camera to your computer, you need a capture device, one like this.
This is the Cam Link from Elgato, and this is the one that I use. This piece of equipment runs for about like $130 dollars depending where you purchase it from. It is very compact, and very easy to use, very easy to set up and… One of the things that you need to make sure before you buy it… is to check if your camera the one that you’re choosing to do the live streaming presentation are compatible with this device so check the link below before you purchase this item. In order to connect that camera you need a mini HDMI to HDMI cable one like this. So you connect the HDMI part; The mini HDMI part in your camera. Like I’m doing so… In the other end, you’re connecting to theCam Link 4k device.
Now you connect this part… to one of the USB ports in your computer. And the, the white light that comes from the device, indicates that now the camera is readyto transfer information to your computer So, it means you are ready to go. Before we start, to hold the camera, I’m using a Sirui monopod with a Manfrotto video fluid head. The reason I’m not using a complete tripod is because I don’t want to be limited in the space I’m using. In case I want to hav e the camera closer to me. The good thing about the monopod. is it has the flexibility for me to place it anywhere i want it. and also the great thing about the one that I’m using is that its fold-out legs that forms a verystable platform… to be placed everywhereespecially in tight spaces, if I needed. Also, it has three twist locks that I can adjust the height to convert either the monopod into a mini-monopod on top of a table… or just to extend the hole the complete legs to form a six… almost approximately six feet monopod.
so believe me is awesome, I love it. Now, it is time to see the audio. For having good audio for live streaming there are different audio options and gear to use. but I’ll talk more in detail about those things… later in the videos I’m going to be creating where I’m going to be talking about how to do live streaming on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube platforms. In this opportunity, for the audio portion, I’m going to be talking about the RØDE Wireless Go microphone setup. Now, it is time for us to connect the the audio to the camera, so we’re going to take the receiver of the RØDE Wireless Mic Go. And, we attach it on the cold shoe on top of the camera. Then we take the SC cable that comes with the package. We connect it…
To the port, the microphone port in the camera as well. On the other end, in the transmitter, we are going to take the uh 3.5 millimeters… Lavalier mic and we are going to be connecting it right here… and then you can attach this to your belt, or to your pocket and the other part of the microphone… to your shirt. That way, the audio and the video are coming both from the same device. Now, let’s check how everything works, but before you start, I recommend when you’re like doing live streaming… if you’re planning on doing it for more than one hour or so, I recommend using an AC power adapter replacement battery for continuous power. like one like this one. you can get it in Amazon or any place.
It’s very cheap very affordable and… it can save you a lot of time. When doing live streaming online, you may do it directly using your platform of choice. such as Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, or Linkedin. On the other hand, there are options like OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, or XSplit… that you may download for free in your computer and from there… choose the platform and play with the options to fit your own style. These options will give you more control on your presentation overall. One thing you must know is that you have make sure your DSLR camera the one that you choose to do live streaming must have a clean video/audio HDMI output. that means no camera interface items displaying on the screen so in order to turn the display items off of the screen… hit the menu button, find the setup menuwhich is the one with the “Wrench” icon find the HDMI option, press advanced, live on screen display and press off go back to live view and they are gone. Also, most cameras have a timer thatafter a certain period of time shuts them down automatically.
Make sure you find out that before you start live streaming. In order to have continuous streaming without having the camera shutting itself down, hit the menu button… find custom settings menu which is the one with the little “Pencil” icon, find the timers A/E lock option, press monitor off delay, find light view, press no limit. Now you have limitless time during LV or live-view mode once you have connected your camera test that everything is working by opening QuickTime player in your computer. Now hit the new movie recording, and then next to the recording button, press the little arrow and pull down themenu where you may choose the Cam Link 4k device.
In this setup, I want to live stream using Zoom. Sign into your zoom account and create a test meeting once you have done that send the invite to whoever you would like to invite to be present in the live streaming event or presentation click the blue start meeting button. The app will ask you to open a zoom app which is installed in your computer. once the video streaming screen shows up, on the bottom part, click the little arrow next to the camera icon, and choose the Cam Link 4k device. Do the same thing for the audio part. Click the little arrow next to the microphone icon, and pick the cam link 4k option in the microphone menu There you go guys, you have seen the basic setup I normally use when livestreaming. So, you might want to try yourself or try a different option. please, let me know if you have questions or you have a doubt about any specific piece of equipment… you might want to try.
I’ll be always try to do my best toanswer them. I hope you guys have enjoyed this video, and please don’t forget to leave me your comments below, and subscribe to my channel. also, feel free to share this video with other people you might be interested in knowing more about this topic. I’d love to hear your experiences. a question for you… What is the setup you’re using in your online live streaming presentations? Thank you and also don’t forget tofollow me on Facebook Instagram as well as Linkedin. links below and visit my website as well. See you next time. Bye