Way of getting inputs into the make.tv Studio
The make.tv Studio is a cloud based production and live editing tool in which, all off your inputs come together. There are different ways, such as
Software Encoder, e.g. Adobe Media Live Encoder
Hardware Encoder, e.g. TeraDek VidiU
IP Cameras (RTMP/RTSP)
Our Help center has only a few encoders listed. Please notice that we the make.tv Studio accepts streams from almost ever encoder which support RTMP.
1. Connect your camera with your computer and open your channel under app.make.tv.
2. Click on "Start Online Encoder". This will open a new Pop-UP.
3. Now you can choose a video source.
4. Above "Audio Source" you can now chooswe an audio signal, for instance the signal from your microfone. You can change the volume via the yellow fader.
5. The little gear icon labeled "Extended Option" allows you to change the settings for your video- and audio source. In here you can change the codec, data rate, resolution and the frame rate.
6. Once you click on "Stream to Studio" the signal will be tranmitted into the make.tv Studio. This signal will now appear in you Studio.
You can simply mulitiple online encoder on your computer, if you want to use multiple Camara sources in your production.
You can use every webcam with make.tv.
DV/HDV cameras can be connected via Firewire. Please notice that HDV’s are not supported by Flash. HDV cameras can transmit their signal via an external encoder (Adobe Media Live Encoder) into the make.tv studio.
A lot of the latest cameras and video mixers do have HDMI output ports. Unfortunately the HDMI port on modern computers are also output ports and are not suitable to connect and and transmit a signal into the make.tv Studio. In order to transmit a video/audio signal into the make.tv Studio your computer need to have a HDMI input port. Blackmagic is the manufacturer for external and internal HDMI capture cards. You can also use an external encoder such as Teradek VidiU, nanoCaster or Code One.
SDI (Serial Digital Interface):
SDI is a digital interface between receiver and transmitter of your audio and video signal. SDI can transmit the signal in SD as well as in HD. SDI transmission is often used in professional productions.
You can use an external encoder such as Teradek VidiU, nanoCaster or Code One.
Your computer could do the encoding job. NVIDA and Blackmagic provide internal and extenal SDI capture cards for this purpose. This capture cards can be connected through the USB 3.0, Thunderbolt or the PCI Exprss port of your mainboard.
Please notice that your USB camera has to support the streaming functionality. Usually the USB hub of a handycam only supports the data transmission that means it is suitable for the transmission of recorded footage and not for streaming. Please notice that SDI embedded audio signals are not supported by the Flash plug-in. If you want to transmit a SDI embedded audio signal then you use the Adobe Media Live Encoder or a separate capture card. See also our article on “External Encoders”.
Feeds from local Webcams, which are connected to your computer
The make.tv Studio will recognize all camera inputs which are connected with your personal computer. This allows you to start a live show without using professional equipment.
1. Connect your camera with your computer and launch the make.tv Studio.
3. Insert your make.tv credetials and click on "Login"
4. Choose the channel in which you want to send the stream
5. On the next screen you have following possibilities
- Change the default settings
- Swap between the primary and secondary camera
- Start the stream
- Activate/deactivate the flashlight
- Activate/deactivate the microphne
6. Once you click on the "Start the stream" button the application will start to stream into the studio