List of cameras that play nice with Webcaster X2

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#21

This comes from one of our partners here in Canada:

I tested the USB video output from a Vaddio RoboSHOT 12 QUSB and was able to get streaming. I then added an HDMI video source and was able to switch between the outputs successfully.
I then tried the Vaddio RoboSHOT 12 QUSB using HDMI and audio from the Vaddio EasyUSB mixer amp connected to Vaddio USB table top MicPODS and I was able to successfully stream this as well.

These are not the most common types of camera/audio we would generally see with Webcaster X2, but I think it shows that you can use Webcaster in a wide variety of workflows.


#22

Victor,
I have the same camera. I have streamed with it and image looks great. My problem is that the X2 Box says HDMI input No signal. But the monitor I have plugged into X2 shows that I have signal at 1920x1080, and it does streams.
I want to be able to use X2 with battery on my camera and stream via Wifi. So it important that Display works correctly on X2.
Have you experience and thing like this with your JVC and X2? I do have the record side and HDMI side set to 1080p.
Also working with support on this. I did return the first X2 to B&H thinking it was a bad box, but the second one behaves as the first.


#23

Hi! Mine works fine. In the JVC camera, recording settings are set to “HD, QuickTime, 1920x1080, 30p, 50M”

You can check those settings by going to Menu>System>Record Set>Record Format on the camera.

The HDMI settings on the camera can be checked by going to “Menu>AV Set>Video Set”. Mine are set to 1920x1080/30p. Check these settings on the camera as well.

I’m using it with a Logitech C920 plugged into one of the USB ports of the Webcaster X2 and it works great.


#24

Is there any Panasonic LUMIX cameras that you guys recommend that’s 500+


#25

Internally we have spent a lot of time with the GH4 with great results.
Others have reported similar results with the G7, G85 and GH5.
Overall, it seems like the Panasonic line of cameras are geared for video, where many other brands in the Micro4/3 and DSLRs classes, are not always on par.


#26

I was wondering if there were any good cameras that would connect to the usb for PIP that can have zoom functions? The Logitech 920 works great just too far away from our scoreboard to do a nice PIP with it.

Lucas


#27

I tried a USB based PTZ camera, it worked ok but was not great. Although I think that camera was messed up, so maybe not a fair test.
Something like that would be what I suggest for zoom. A PTZ camera that is a UVC standard.


#28

IM current waiting on my camera. But my canon T5 have a clean output and can record while showing on tv screen. But when I plug it into the webcast we it says unsupported video out. What do I need to change in order to have picture show while I stream. Everything is hooked up just can’t see it


#29

On my monitor it says unsupported HDMI IN video mode (interlaced)


#30

Doc_Doc, You would need to make sure the out put is either 720p or 1080p, 1080i is not supported.
Unfortunately many of the Canon DSLR’s do not have Progressive outputs, or when they do they do not send Audio over HDMI. Please note that every model in the Rebel line has been reported to not meet one or more of the requirements for the Webcaster X2, they are not ideal cameras to use.
The other thing you can check, we have a new setting in latest firmware, in the Preferences menu scroll down near the bottom and look for ‘Select EDID’, there are 2 options, All modes and Progressive only. These require a reboot of the unit to change and can help with camera compatibility. Normally for Canon you would want to use the Progressive Only option.


#31

IT didn’t work. So now I’m going to try this Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72


#32

I didn’t try that second option you stated


#33

Zoom Q4n works, but I had to set EDID = Progressive Only. I also had to reboot twice to establish this setting.


#34

Cannon Vixia HF R700


#35

Trying to do the same thing. Continuously or occasionally show the scoreboard during indoor sporting events in a small gym. Was going to try a USB extender cable, to get the camera closer. Has anyone successfully done this? For a fixed USB camera showing a practically static image, would an inexpensive cable suffice?
Thanks in advance.


#36

USB has a pretty short cable length limit - on order of less than 20’. There are active cables you can buy, which use a power supply. Not sure how long you can go with those, nor what the reliability would be.


#37

Did you find that the Vixia works with the X2?


#38

Yes it does. Had to search a little to turn off displayed info. But, it works fine. You don’t have to record to the card in the camera unless you want to. Just turn it on and the X2 gets whatever you see in your camera display (minus the battery meter, audio meter, shooting mode, etc.). Don’t forget to disable Auto Shutoff.


#39

I can confirm Canon Legria/Vixia HF G10


#40

I have a line on a refurb R800 from a reliable source!