With the current self-imposed stay home trend, live streaming of various events and activities, including online meetings, classes, and live bands, has become more and more common. If you don't know what equipment to get for streaming, or if you just want a better sound, better quality and higher grade streaming, here's a look at some of the different setups using Roland video equipment.
We recommend an audio interface that allows a direct connection your smartphone, or a product with a loopback function that allows you to mix a microphone while playing music from your computer.
By connecting a standard audio mixer to an audio interface, you can mix and stream multiple instrument signals simultaneously. If your computer is not equipped with a camera, you can use an external webcam.
For better picture quality, we recommend a camcorder with an HDMI output; without an HDMI IN terminal, HDMI cannot be directly input to your computer, so make sure you have a video capture device that converts HDMI to USB.
If you want to switch between multiple cameras to add movement and development to your video, you'll need a video switcher. The Roland/V1-HD allows you switch between cameras connected to the four HDMI inputs with the touch of a button. It also has a stereo RCA AUDIO input allowing for the mixer's main output to be connected to send multiple audio and video signal simultaneously.
In addition to the main output, there is also a PREVIEW output terminal for video, so you can have the next video at stand by to be transferred while you adjust each camera.
This AV streaming mixer is a mixer, switcher and capture device all-in-one. Of course, you can also connect an audio mixer, which is perfect for applications in which you may want to use a mixer, for example, in a live house to stream live sound and video using a simple system.
So, what did you think?
We hope this will be used as a reference by those who want to stream with a better sound and better picture quality using a system that is one rank higher than a simple streaming system.