I’m setting up a Facebook Live stream with the Webcaster X2 in a lecture hall with external mics and a powerpoint presentation. I’ve managed to connect my Canon XF205 and a laptop to the Webcaster using an HDMI splitter, therefore being able to switch between the presenters and the powerpoint.
The audio is coming from two microphones connected to a mixer, which I then connected to the camera using an 1/4" jack to XLR male cable. The audio comes through fine to the Webcaster when the HDMI splitter is set to the camera source, but the moment I switch to the laptop the audio goes away, which makes sense because it’s a different source.
I then tried connecting the mixer directly to the Webcaster using a 1/4" to 3.5mm jack cable…no audio came through at all.
Any suggestions on how I can get the audio from the mixer to the Webcaster without interruption when I switch between sources? I also have the HDMI Audio Inserter that Epiphan recommends but I can’t figure out how it fits in to this specific setup, or if it even does.
Here is a link with an example of what’s going on. Audio comes in at 40 secs.
Thank you for your help!