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05-28-2020 at 05:19 PM
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Advice On Optimum Streaming Equipment

Hello gaming community,

I'm looking to get a streaming set-up going and have no clue of what equipment is best suited. I know that Billy Mitchell's stream is high quality, so if anyone knows his set-up and equipment (or knows of something comparable) that information would be much appreciated. This info would include exactly how and where the camera is mounted for ultimate viewer satisfaction.

Looking forward to getting this going in the next 2-3 weeks if possible.

Thanks!

Steve Wiebe

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  1. starcrytas's Avatar

    For a streaming application, I recommend OBS. Plenty of tutorials on Youtube if you need help using it, or you can ask here.

    A decent quality web camera pointed at the arcade screen should be sufficient.

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  2. expandedidea's Avatar

    Hey Steve, I run Snektronix LLC which sells the Mr. Video that Billy uses (order here: facebook.com/snektronix). You’ll also need a capture device to send the video to your computer. I recommend the GV-USB2: https://www.amazon.com/DATA-connection-video-capture-GV-USB2/dp/B00428BF1Y . Finally, you’ll need an S-video cable and an RCA cable for audio. Let me know if you need any help or if you have questions either here or by messaging the Facebook page. Looking forward to seeing you back at it!

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  3. stevejwiebe's Avatar

    Thank you for the quick reply! I'll look into those options. I have someone that is going to help set it up, so I will forward this information to them.

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  4. Pixe Sukola's Avatar

    1 or 2 HD webcams, a microphone and OBS should be enough for a high quality stream. Some webcams have a built in microphone but they all suck, it is much better if you have a separate mic, like a blue snowball or something similar.

    Looking foward to watching you play. The King of Kong documentary was the reason I knew TG exhisted and I've been here for 3 years now. So, thank you!

  5. Intellivision Master's Avatar
    Steve; I'm technologically inept... but I was able to figure out how to steam on Twitch, very easily using a computer camera and OBS software on the computer. I tinkered with the software for only a few minutes and figured it out. You link the OBS software to your Twitch page and when you hit the “stream” button on OBS your computer screen streams on Twitch by itself. you can also hit the “record” button and your stream will record a file on your computer.


    One trick to get the camera working on the computer: you have to “allow your apps” to use your computer camera or the camera will be dead.


    If I can do it, anyone can. Good luck.
  6. francoisadt's Avatar

    I am using the simplest setup:

    - Cell phone with very good camera

    - Twitch & OBS installed on cell phone

    - A very long cellphone stick tied on top of the cabinet extending past above my left shoulder, taking an angle of video from the side-front.

    So video on cellphone and on twitch.

    So upload is mere copy video from cellphone to pc and from PC to TG upload



  7. GibGirl's Avatar

    I do recommend taking the time - or getting help - and getting a good layout set up for your streams. It's not just about having the camera feed and the game video, but setting things up in a way that people enjoy watching and helps people stopping in get up to speed. It doesn't need to be fully of fancy graphics and theming, but making the stream look good and feel welcoming can help a lot.

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