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[Manual] How to Connect Your Smartphone x DSLR Camera to vMix



Hi, this is the CameraFi Live team.


Did you know that you can connect multiple cameras to vMix, which is widely used as a real-time streaming program, with only an Android phone?


Today, I would like to tell you how to transmit videos from cameras quickly and stably in a wireless environment.

✔ Things to Prepare

  • Android smartphone with CameraFi Live app installed
  • Desktop PC or laptop for broadcasting

✔ Index

* If you click the each stage, it goes to the right process.


✔ Notice

  • PC and smartphone MUST be connected to the same router. (If your smartphone and PC are not on the same network, please refer to Chapter 6. on the post HERE).


If you are ready to go, please go to the first step!


1. Install vMix.


vMix is a software for video recording and real-time broadcasting.

Please go to the link below and click the DOWNLOAD button.

- Download: https://www.vmix.com/software/download.aspx


✔ vMix supports ONLY Windows 10 OS.

2. Check your IP address.


To use the function, you need to check your IP address.

1) Click the Windows logo on the left bottom and select the Settings menu.

2) Click Network & Internet.

3) Select Wi-Fi or Ethernet in the left-hand menu, depending on whether you are connected wirelessly or via an ethernet cable.

4) Select Network in the center column. Your IP address appears in the entry IPv4 address on the next page.


3. Prepare in vMix.


Let's go to the vMix and prepare it!


1) Open vMix and click the Add Input button.

2) Click the Stream/SRT menu, set the Stream Type as SRT (Listener), and Port number. Then, click the OK button.

3) Finally, you can see that the SRT screen is created like the picture below;


Now, vMix is ready!

4. Connect CameraFi Live with vMix.


This chapter will go through the process of connecting a PC with tjhe CameraFi Live app.


1) Open CameraFi Live and click the SRT option.

 

2) Write the IP address and port number and click the START button at the bottom.

 

3) With the GO button, you can start to transmit the video.


4) You can check that the streaming video is shown on vMix as well.


If you needs higher quality video, how about using the HEVC option?

1) Go to the Settings menu and click the Encoder Format.



2) Select the HEVC.

 ✔ Caution: Some PCs cannot support the HEVC video transmission depending on their specifications.

5. Record & Broadcast


You can start the recording or broadcasting on vMix.


[Recording]

1) Click the Record button.


2) With the gear icon next to the Record button, you can select the path or recording quality of the recorded files.


[Broadcasting]

1) Press the gear button next to the Stream option.

2) Select the Destination and write the Stream Key. Next, click the Save and Close button.

3) After the settings, you can see that it will be transmitted to the corresponding destination.

6. Stream to vMix with a Camcorder(or DSLR) x CameraFi Live.


From Chapter 1 to 5, we learned how to send out the video of CameraFi Live to vMix.

In the current chapter, let's see how to stream the videos of two smartphones and another smartphone with the camcorder(or the DSLR) connected via vMix.


1) Install two smartphones as shown below.



2) Connect your camcorder as the picture below;

Please refer to the video link below for how to connect your camcorder.

https://youtu.be/LpvvCONg0CQ

3) Add the scenes from vMix and start the video streaming.



7. Connect vMix and Zoom


Due to the increase in working from home, the video conferencing using the Zoom is also rapidly increasing these days. You can connect to vMix with CameraFi Live and send the video to the Zoom.


The vMix website introduces 1) how to connect vMix and Zoom to broadcast showing the Zoom the collections of the Zoom participants, or 2) how to send the video from vMix to the Zoom users.

For more information, please check the link below;

https://www.vmix.com/knowledgebase/article.aspx/170/adding-zoom-calls-to-vmix-with-return-video-and-audio


If you have any additional questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.


Thank you.

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