Ask the Videoguys Streaming Questions Answered

On this months Ask the Videoguys live webinar, we're discussing all of the most frequently asked questions we've got in the past few weeks, that we think will help with your live production!

This month's question topics include NewBlue Titler Live for motion graphics, NDI 5, how to update your Atomos firmware, the YoloBox Pro, and PTZ camera controllers. 

Check out the full webinar, below:

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We also have live people in our chat box right here on Videoguys.com and have live tech support on the phone at 1-800-323-2325. 

I'm looking for a way to bring animated graphics into my stream. What do you recommend?

​On this webinar we ran a live demo of NewBlue Titler Live 4 Complete, which brings two layers of on-air motion graphics for your live production.  We also really like the ability to bring in social media comments on screen to your stream, which is very useful for a show with live interaction with your audience. 

Learn more about NewBlue HERE.

How do I Update the Firmware on my Atomos Monitor?

  1. Download your firmware on the Atomos website, make sure it is the latestversion for your monitor (www.atomos.com/product-support)
  1. When you boot up your Atomos monitor, hold the button down for threeseconds to load the prompt for update, then insert your SSD with the firmware onit.  The update will take place automatically.
  • Tech Tip #1: When doing a firmware update, have your Atomos Monitor plugged into a power supply, rather than running on a battery supply. 
  • Tech Tip #2: Make sure when you boot up your Atomos monitor normally, only hold the button for one second, anything longer will prompt the update screen.

Check out this video from Atomos, about upgrading your Atomos Monitor:

Learn more about Atomos HERE.

What are the differences between YoloBox and YoloBox Pro?

Some of the key differences between these units include:

YoloBox:

  • 7 Inch LCD
  • 350 nits
  • 2 HDMI inputs
  • One Charging Station
  • Audio In (3.5 mm)
  • QualComm 625
  • $899

YoloBox Pro:

  • 8 Inch LCD
  • 400 nits
  • 3 HDMI inputs
  • One Charging Station, and an Additional USBC Port
  • Audio In (3.5 mm) & Mic In
  • Mixing Audio
  • QualComm 660
  • HDCP Compliant
  • $1,299

Check out this video to learn more about the differences between the YoloBox and YoloBox Pro:

Learn more about YoloLiv HERE.

Why isn't my YoloBox Pro staying powered for the whole three hours?

I​f you have a webcam plugged into the USB input, this will shorten your battery life, because webcams draw power from the device they are plugged into. Consider a USB camera that has an internal battery or can be plugged in separately.

We recommend the PTZOptics USB PTZ Camera or the BirdDog Eyes P100.​

How should I go about downloading and installing​ NDI 5?

NDI 5 is here!  Here are our top two tips for updating to NDI 5.

  1. Make sure to uninstall NDI tools first from your computer, then install NDI 5 from ndi.tv
  2. Make sure to do this on all devices in your studio/workflow 

Why do I Want NDI 5?​

  1. Seamless Integration- Easy plug ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut and more postproduction workflows
  2. NDI Bridge- Send complete NDI streams over LAN, WAN or public internet
  3. NDI|HX Camera App- Turn your smartphone into an IP-ready NDI Source (iOS or Android)
  4. Easier Everywhere- RUDP transfer makes WAN and WiFi Connections stronger, and requires less setup and configuration
  5. NDI Remote- Send live video and audio over an internet connection between NDI enabled devices- all you need is a URL
  6. ARM Support- Portable NDI- More compatible devices with billions of NDI enabled devices through support for ARM

What are the main differences between the PTZOptics SuperJoy and the IP Generation 4 Controller?

PTZOptics IP JoyStick Generation 4:

  • The PT-JOY-G4 works with serial or IP cameras and must switch modes
  • The PT-JOY-G4 has a single knob for all speed adjustments
  • The PT-JOY-G4 does not feature groups but you can back up the settings via a USB drive
  • The PT-JOY-G4 has a knob for focus control
  • $549

PTZOptics SuperJoy:

  • SuperJoy allows users to mix and match serial and IP cameras
  • SuperJoy features NDI
  • SuperJoy feature HDMI output
  • SuperJoy features custom buttons
  • SuperJoy has illuminated buttons which change depending on the mode
  • SuperJoy has dedicated speed adjustments with independent knobs for each
  • SuperJoy features camera groups
  • SuperJoy has rubberized buttons
  • SuperJoy has a pressure sensitive dial for focus
  • $899

Check out this chart of all of the PTZ Controllers we Offer at Videoguys, and the Differences Between them:

 

For more details comparing these PTZ Controllers, check out our previous webinar rounding up PTZ Camera Controller Options:

 

Check out the webinar on YouTube HERE.

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