Help linking mixer to Webcaster + camera + laptop

webcaster-x2
hdmi
facebook
audio

#1

Hello all!

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!


#2

The HDMI Audio Inserter would likely resolve this if you place it after the splitter, just before the Webcaster X2:

HDMI Splitter -> HDMI Audio Inserter -> Webcaster X2

Alternatively you could use a USB audio device to input audio to the Webcaster X2. We have a YouTube video on this subject that may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEeG3xk2klM


#3

Thank you, Adam, I’ll test that out.


#4

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