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aaronpk
aaronpk
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nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@aaronpk may I ask you a few questions about this product? Background - I've used OBS for long timeframe livestreaming with some issues in the past, but I've noticed that after a few hours of livestreaming, it starts to glitch out because of memory issues. It's worse with ffmpeg - livestreaming bitrate drops drastically as time goes on. I assume since this product is hardware based, it wouldn't have those issues?

Also, what does this mean? "Plus the built in USB connections work like a webcam, so you can connect a computer and use any streaming software, or even Skype or Zoom." Does it mean that you can stream to Skype or Zoom, or from?

I understand that this and OBS are not directly comparable. Just wanted to know your thoughts on these questions.

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@aaronpk Also, StreamLabs has a product to multicast to many platforms. From the copy on Blackmagic's site, I think each hardware only streams to a single platform at a time, with the option to loop multiple hardware devices to stream to multiple platforms. Am I reading that right?

aaronpk
aaronpk

@nitinkhanna Yep any time they say "work like a webcam" it means you can bring the video feed from these into Zoom or OBS like you'd plug in an actual USB webcam.

The ATEM Mini Pro and Extreme can do the encoding and streaming directly to YouTube and other platforms, which would avoid doing that encoding in your computer with OBS which is causing the issues you're seeing. Generally I prefer offloading that to external devices for that reason. But yes like you noticed, they can stream to only one place, so you have to use things like Restream or a raspberry pi if you want to push to multiple platforms.