How to Live Stream with a Video Camera or DSLR (as a Webcam!)

Learn how to Live Stream with a Video Camera or DSLR, and use your favorite camera as a Webcam! Complete tutorial, including an overview of the best live streaming software.

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How to Stream with a Camera as your Webcam

One of the BEST ways to boost the quality of your live streams is to start using your DSLR, camcorder, or other video camera instead of the built-in webcam.

While it may sound difficult, the process is actually super simple and works with most major live streaming software like open broadcaster software (OBS), Streamyard, VMix and Ecamm Live.

Cool part is, even if you’re not live streaming to an audience, you can use the same process to configure your DSLR as webcam the next time you’re shooting a pre-recorded online interview via Zoom or Skype.

In this video, we’ll show you exactly how to livestream with camcorders, video cameras and DSLRs (the process is the same!), and as we go I’ll share my top picks for the best live streaming software right now on Mac and PC/Windows.


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