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How To Connect Camcorder To Laptop For Live Streaming?

How To Connect Camcorder To Laptop For Live Streaming?

We are living in technological heaven that’s why we are willing to study technology and always in search of articles which become the cause of enhancing the technology. In this article, I have explained in detail, how to connect a camcorder to laptop for live streaming.

A camcorder is used for making videos but as we know our generation is more involved in the smartphones. Like we can make videos and then upload it on our laptop. But live streaming has very much different impact on our lives like if it is our video we can have more confidence in it.

We can also do live streaming of different events. This is the best thing you should focus on. It is not a tough job to connect your camera to the laptop. You can make videos on your mobile but the quality of the video is great on the camcorders.

How To Connect Camcorder To Laptop For Live Streaming?

Before going into the details, let me explain the tools required for connecting a camcorder to laptop for live streaming. While fighting a war our weapons should be ready. It should be a basic concept. So it is important that your required tools should be with you before starting anything important. 

Tools Required

So if you are connecting the camcorder to the laptop for live streaming then following things required for this purpose:

  1. Camcorder:

I mean camcorder is the most important thing if you want to do live streaming. You should go for a professional one if you are interested in the high quality of lifestream. So in the first step, you should go and get a camcorder for yourself to do live streaming.

  1. Laptop:

Obviously, you want to connect your camcorder to your laptop. So after camcorder, the laptop is the second most important thing required in this scenario. I love to use my Streaming Laptop for this.

  1. Internet connectivity:

The second important thing is the internet connectivity which you need for your laptop to do the broadcast in the live streaming. I mean it is an important task to be performed by you. You should have a strong internet linkage so that you should not need to face any disconnectivity.

  1. USB cable:

A USB cable is necessary for the connection of the camcorder with the laptop. Without the USB cable, there is no connectivity between the camcorder and laptop.

  1. VGA cable:

You can use a VGA cable as an alternative source of connection between the camera and the laptop. If your camcorder does not possess the USB port then you can use the VGA port too.

Things to do:

After you get all these tools it is very easy to get your video into live streaming and thus you will be able to show the complete version of the live video on the laptop.

Here are some important things you need to do in this regard:

  1. Video Broadcasting software:

There are many video broadcasting software available online. Some software is paid and some are free. You can download the software on your laptop according to your feasibility. Some of this software are  Bebo, Wirecast, Camelion etc. You can use whatever you want.

  1. RTMP Application:

Real-time messaging protocol is the software available in the market for the uninterrupted of internet thus you can broadcast your live streaming on your laptop without any problem.

  1. Channels:

You have to make your own channel in this regard. If you want to live stream your video then you should own your own channel.

Step-by-step Guide for Connecting Camcorder with the Laptop

Finally, we are at the point where you will come to know that how do you connect camcorder with the laptop. I will give you the step by step guide of the procedure of the connection:

Step 1:

You should select a place with perfect light where you want to do your working with the camcorder and the laptop. You should keep your laptop and camcorder closer to each other.

Step 2:

You should turn your laptop ON and check that it has a sufficient amount of charging or has a complete power supply. Then turn ON the camera too and check that its battery is also working well and also check you your broadband network is also connected well.

Step 3:

Now connect the camcorder with the USB cable in the port available for USB connection and then connect the other end of the USB cable with the laptop.

Step 4:

If your camera does not carry the USB port then go for the VGA cable and check for it. Now connect the VGA cable with it to see if it has a perfect connection.

Step 5:

If you have installed the RTMP application in your laptop then go to this application and open it and set it to the high quality.

Step 6:

You have completed all the important steps. Now go to the broadcast option and you are set to show live streaming easily.

Best of luck.

Team- What Laptops

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