It's the software that captures your webcam or other video inputs and converts it into the correct data to send to Streaming Providers, such as Citizen Ticket.
- Streaming software can either be downloaded & installed on your laptop, PC or mobile device or can even come preinstalled on serious hardware.
- Web-based streaming software is also available, meaning no download required. These usually carry a monthly fee but they're worth exploring for their modern features.
- Please see our recommendations for live stream software below;
XSplit - Broadcaster
|Paid - Subscription-based|
Windows 7 (64-bit) or higher
Professional Production Features - 4k60fps video quality and beyond, projector mode, whiteboard and stream annotations.
Stream Management - scene & source transition, scene preview editor, robust text source and more.
Video Production Features - drag and drop various media files, supports all popular capture cards and webcam, express video editor etc.
Powerful Engagement Tools
24/7 support & lifetime updates.
|Lightstream - Studio|
Paid - Creator Plan - Starting from $20/mo or $240/yr
Web-based - Access in-browser or any decent desktop or laptop.
Cloud-based software - all projects, scenes, and layouts are saved in the cloud.
Allows streaming to your social platforms (Facebook, Youtube, Twitch etc.).
Co-hosting and guest hosting for interviews, panels, podcasts etc.
Free - option to upgrade to higher streaming qualities from £47.75
Windows 7 or higher
Simultaneous streaming, recording & output
Live stream to popular streaming providers (Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch & Ustream).
Live Record in full HD to AVI, MP4, MEPG-2 or WMV
Output via AJA, Blackmagic & Bluefish cards to professional recording decks and monitors.
Virtual Camera support for streaming out to 3rd party software (e.g. Skype, Zoom, Google Hangout, VLC).
All your Inputs in one place...
Video Cameras - 4K, HD & SD Capable. Support for Webcams and capture cards.
NDI - Send/receive high quality, low latency video and audio on the local network between vMIX system & NDI compatible sources.
Video files - AVI, MP4, H264, MPEG-2, WMV, MOV & MXF
DVDs - with menu navigation
Audio Files - MP3 & WAV
Audio Devices - e.g. SoundCards, ASIO Audio Interface and capture card audio.
And much more…
Transition Effects - Cut, Fade, Zoom, Slide & many more.
4 Overlay channels
Easy to Use, High Performance, Animated Graphics - choose from 100+ built-in animated titles, scoreboards & tickers.
PC & MAC Desktop Sources - screen capture from remote desktops running on your network (i.e. PowerPoint & Skype).
Web Browser Input - display a website directly in vMix.
Built-in Audio Mixer - easily keep track of all audio sources & includes ability to Mute, Follow (Auto Mixing) & Delay any source.
Click here for the guide - Livestream Studio - How do I set up my streaming software for my live stream event?