YouTube LiveStream with Multiple Security Cameras & Video Multiplexer
The above video is an archive of a YouTube video livestream that was broadcast with a multi-camera system using a
CCTV multiplexer and HD security cameras from CCTV Camera Pros.
YouTube LiveStream with Multiple Security Cameras & Surveillance DVR
The above video is an archive of a YouTube video livestream that was broadcast with a multi-camera DVR system from CCTV Camera Pros.
Why is a security camera company providing live streaming systems?
Since 2006, a huge part of CCTV Cameras Pros success can be attributed to the video demonstrations and instructional videos that we have created. In 2016, we started experimenting with live streaming on YouTube and Facebook. While demonstrating our surveillance systems via live stream, we realized that that the multi-camera capability of our
HD CCTV DVRs and HD CCTV multiplexers work great for live streaming multiple cameras. We also found that there are very few choices available for high quality permanently installed cameras and even fewer choices for outdoor rated / weatherproof cameras that can be used for streaming. So, we decided to offer our equipment and expertise to organizations that required multiple camera solutions for online live streaming.
How many cameras do these systems support?
Up to 16 cameras depending on the multiplexer or DVR that you choose.
Can I also stream live audio with my cameras?
Yes. Being that you are using a Windows PC, any audio input that is recognized by Windows can be used by the streaming software. If the above video demos, we are using a USB microphone.
What types of businesses can use these live streaming systems?
CCTV Camera Pros has helped hundreds of customers over the past 10 years with using video surveillance equipment for non-security purposes. We have designed live video display and online live streaming systems many different types of businesses and organizations including these and more.
- Dance Studios to stream instructional classes, galas, and events.
- Churches to stream their worship services live.
- Tennis clubs to stream matches live.
- Curling clubs to stream their ice sheets.
- College / University sports organizations.
- Funeral homes to stream services to loved ones that can not attend in person.
- Medical facilities who need to display video views in more than one location.
How many cameras can be displayed per streaming screen?
This depends on which multiplexer or DVR that you choose.
- 4ch Quad Multiplexer - single camera, dual camera (vertical), dual camera (horizontal), 4 camera quad, 4 camera - one big on left / 3 small, picture-in-picture (PIP), single camera - auto sequence rotation
- 16ch Multiplexer - single camera, dual camera (vertical), dual camera (horizontal), 3 camera, 4 camera quad, 4 camera - one big on left / 3 small, 6 camera, 9 camera, 16 camera, picture-in-picture (PIP), single camera - auto sequence rotation
- iDVR-PRO4A - single camera, 4 camera quad, single camera - auto sequence rotation
- iDVR-PRO8A - single camera, 4 camera quad, 8 camera, single camera - auto sequence rotation
- iDVR-PRO16A - single camera, 4 camera quad, 8 camera, 16 camera, single camera - auto sequence rotation
- iDVR-PRO8H - H model supports all modes that A model supports and also has an advanced spot monitor capability via the HDMI or VGA output.
- iDVR-PRO16H - H model supports all modes that A model supports and also has an advanced spot monitor capability via the HDMI or VGA output.
What types of security cameras can I use?
Because we supply security camera DVRs and video multiplexers that support multiple video formats and resolutions, you have a lot of options. Our DVRs and multiplexers support the following.
The most popular choice is 1080p cameras because it becomes very difficult to live stream video at resolutions higher than 1080p anyway.
Why do I still need a PC to stream video?
Our DVRs and multiplexers combine the video signal from multiple cameras but they can not directly send the combined signal to the streaming platforms. A PC running broadcasting software, such as Open Broadcast Software, is needed to encode the video in the format required and sends the video stream to the streaming platforms that are supported.
What is the difference between a multiplexer and DVR?
The two devices that we supply which combine the video signal from multiple cameras are DVRs and multiplexers. A multiplexer does not have any recording capability. Multiplexers just combine the video signal from multiple cameras and allow the screen display to be controlled via a remote control.
DVRs have built-in multiplexer capability but also have advanced recording capability and a built-in hard drive. We supply these same DVRs for residential, commercial, and government video surveillance systems. Our iDVR-PROs are a great choice for users that want both a video surveillance system and a video streaming system. All iDVR-PRO models give users direct access to the RTSP stream of each camera. In addition, the H series iDVR-PROs have an advanced spot monitor capability via the HDMI or VGA video out. This spot monitor capability allows the user to configure a rotating sequence of up to 16 camera views. Each view can consist of one or more cameras. The iDVR-PRO8H and iDVR-PRO16H give the most options and screen sequence automation.
How long can cables be run to the cameras?
AHD and HD-TVI cameras support RG59 coax cable runs up to 800 feet. Power drop is more of a concern than video loss. 12V DC will drop much sooner than 800 feet when using 18 gauge power cable. 24VAC power can go about 3-4x as far as 12V DC. The amount of current required depends on the camera. Please consult with us if you are concerned about how long you need to run your cable.