Live Streaming Pros | Gear Guide: Level 3

Gear Guide: Level 3

Level 3 is streaming LIVE from a computer using Streaming Software.

At this level, you can add graphics, share your screen and do interviews. But beware! Your computer may not be able to handle #AllTheThings. Just because you CAN doesn’t mean you SHOULD! 🙂

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USB CAMERAS

LOGITECH C-920

The least expensive webcam option, but still great quality! It’s HD video at 1080p and has dual built-in mics (though we recommend using a separate microphone!)

LOGITECH C-922

This is about the same as the C-920, only giving you the ability to stream at 60fps. If you’re not sure what that is, get the C-920.

LOGITECH BRIO 4K

This is the most expensive of the Logitech Webcams. It is also 4K. Has much better dynamic range than the other two, but at a higher cost.

Be sure to download Webcam Settings Software to get fine tuned adjustments to the quality of your video from the above webcams! Available on a Mac or PC.

HIGHER QUALITY CAMERAS

canon G7x Iii

A little point and shoot that rocks LIVE Video!

Sony A6400

This is our favorite DSLR for streaming!

NOTE: Not all DSLRs will work for Live Streaming, so be sure to check out our list of Compatible Cameras! 

CAPTURE CARD (for HIGHER QUALITY CAMERAS)

ELGATO CAMLINK

In order to bring in a camera that is NOT USB (like a DSLR), you’ll need a Capture Card. You can get an Elgato Cam Link that allows your Level 2, 3 or 4 setup to bring in an HDMI camera for your LIVE Videos.

Watch this video to learn more!

MICROPHONES

SAMSON METEOR MIC

Great SMALL, portable microphone! The legs fold up for travel. If you’re not moving the mic from location to location, get one of the other microphones. You’ll need a stand or to prop this one up to get closer to your mouth (it sits low).

BLUE YETI NANO

This is one of our favorites if you’re an iPhone user. They do have a model that works on Android, but it does not work with all of them, so you need to go to their site and see if they have one for your device.

AUDIO-TECHNICA ATR2100

This has USB and XLR connections for flexibility depending on your setup. You’ll need a boom holder or stand to hold this.

MAC SOFTWARE

ECAMM LIVE

Highly recommended! Add graphics, easily add comments on screen, share your screen and more! This is the most efficient software we have found for Mac.

PC SOFTWARE

VMIX

vMix is our FAVORITE streaming software! Highly robust and flexible. It’s the most stable software we’ve found that works with the broadest range of people/scenarios.

The vMix team is constantly updating it and their updates are always solid without causing issues with your stream!