Hey guys, hopefully someone has come across something like this. One of my wife's musician friends is having a house concert and I'm looking for a better camera for it. Last year we used a hd webcam(zoom q8) it it worked okay, but the "zoom" is digital, and isn't the best. We're pulling audio straight off the sound board, so the camera doesn't really need a good mic. The streaming software uses any usb webcam for input, so that's why I'm looking for usb. I tried a blackmagic box with a video camera, but the software couldn't see the blackmagic stream.
How far will the camera be from the musicians?
How long do you want to record for?
It's actually going to live stream, so length of time isn't really an issue. Distance is anywhere from 10 to 20 feet. Mark moves around when singing.
Hmm, in that case I would actually recommend a GoPro, they can stream over WiFi so distance, cables and such wouldnt be a problem.
Here have a look at the setup.
Has to be over usb. Also has to have an optical zoom.
Guess I waited too long to edit my post... The site they use for broadcast is www.stageit.com