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Need Better Camera for Live Stream

ZackBaxter

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Hey gang,

I host two live stream events on my YT channel and I am looking to upgrade some equipment. I am currently using a Cannon t2i dslr going trough a black magic mini recorder and I am broadcasting through OBS. The image quality is ok but I am looking to upgrade.

The main problem is every 20 mins I am having to hit the focus so the camera doesn't go to sleep mode. In a two hour stream that can get annoying. We have managed to work around it but I want to know is there a camera out there that I can use that can just stay on with out me having to touch it every 20 minutes.

Is there a camera that is best suited for a 2hr live stream?
 

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Hey gang,

I host two live stream events on my YT channel and I am looking to upgrade some equipment. I am currently using a Cannon t2i dslr going trough a black magic mini recorder and I am broadcasting through OBS. The image quality is ok but I am looking to upgrade.

The main problem is every 20 mins I am having to hit the focus so the camera doesn't go to sleep mode. In a two hour stream that can get annoying. We have managed to work around it but I want to know is there a camera out there that I can use that can just stay on with out me having to touch it every 20 minutes.

Is there a camera that is best suited for a 2hr live stream?
I currently use the Microsoft LifeCame Studio also with OBS. It has auto focus on it and well as some other picture settings/controls. I also do live streams for 1-3 hours twice a week and I haven't any problems with it. Every once in a while, the lighting causes it to auto focus/exposure in different ways, randomly and annoyingly. On Friday I had that issue. But it doesn't happen often.
 

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I use a logitech C920. I turn off auto focus for it because it gets annoying with it auto-focusing every time I move. Other than it, it does the job when I want to have it as a webcam. I've recorded hour long sessions with it before.
 

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I use a logitech C920. I turn off auto focus for it because it gets annoying with it auto-focusing every time I move. Other than it, it does the job when I want to have it as a webcam. I've recorded hour long sessions with it before.
I second this, I also have the camera and it's great for that!
 

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I use a logitech C920. I turn off auto focus for it because it gets annoying with it auto-focusing every time I move. Other than it, it does the job when I want to have it as a webcam. I've recorded hour long sessions with it before.
Got the same webcam, it's really nice! But indeed turn off autofocus that is a pain!
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The camera I REALLY want is the Razer webcam. It's got 3D features! Ooooohhhh! lol
I read some reviews of it. It isn't as good as they advertise it is.
 

ShuriBear

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The camera I REALLY want is the Razer webcam. It's got 3D features! Ooooohhhh! lol
I read some reviews of it. It isn't as good as they advertise it
Really? That sucks... I still kinda want it eventually lol
Yeah the background cutter doesn't work that great. Lower framerate, still not cutting out nicely, weird lighting... It is unfortunately not as good as I hope it would be.
 

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I read some reviews of it. It isn't as good as they advertise it


Yeah the background cutter doesn't work that great. Lower framerate, still not cutting out nicely, weird lighting... It is unfortunately not as good as I hope it would be.
Oh. That makes me sad... Maybe by the time I can actually afford it, it'll be much improved! I can hope :D
 

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You could step up to a Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD or similar camcorder style camera with HDMI out... You'd need some sort of capture card but there are plenty of inexpensive options there for 1080p, at least.
 
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I use a logitech C920. I turn off auto focus for it because it gets annoying with it auto-focusing every time I move. Other than it, it does the job when I want to have it as a webcam. I've recorded hour long sessions with it before.
Does it do pretty good with wide shots? It a bunch of friends and I sitting on a couch making reaction videos. It's pretty important that people be able to see our facial reactions!
 

ShuriBear

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Does it do pretty good with wide shots? It a bunch of friends and I sitting on a couch making reaction videos. It's pretty important that people be able to see our facial reactions!
It is standard 1920x1080 resolution (highest) so not really a wide angle.
 

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The C920 has a 78-degree field of view. Not the widest. To go a little wider, you could up to the C930e which has a full 90 degrees. I'm not sure what that translates to MM like for normal camera lenses. The sony camcorder I listed has a 26 mm lens which is pretty wide.

Edit: The Logitech C930e is considered a "web conference" camera which would lend to it being geared toward wide angle shots.
 

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Does it do pretty good with wide shots? It a bunch of friends and I sitting on a couch making reaction videos. It's pretty important that people be able to see our facial reactions!
It is actually slim enough to where I could put my wide lens on it (the one I use for my iphone) xD
Rather than that, it's not wide. It will capture all of your friends if you put it far enough :F lol
 
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The C920 has a 78-degree field of view. Not the widest. To go a little wider, you could up to the C930e which has a full 90 degrees. I'm not sure what that translates to MM like for normal camera lenses. The sony camcorder I listed has a 26 mm lens which is pretty wide.

Edit: The Logitech C930e is considered a "web conference" camera which would lend to it being geared toward wide angle shots.
I mean we are just sitting and drinking on a couch. So I am pretty sure I could make this work! Thanks!!!
 

elfridaauston87

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