Webcaster X1 for Facebook Live user guide
Set stream frame rate
By default, Webcaster X1 for Facebook Live sends your stream to Facebook at 30 frames per second. If needed, you can adjust this value before your start your broadcast.
What is stream frame rate?
- The frame rate is a measure of how many frames are sent each second and is often referred to as frames per second and abbreviated fps.
- The higher the frame rate, the smoother the action in your video. This is particularly true for video that has a lot of movement.
- The higher the frame rate, the more data you're sending over your uplink.
- If you have limited uplink bandwidth, you need to find a balance between frame size and frame rate that makes your video look as good as possible at your current bit rate.
- Facebook has specifications for the maximum frame rate they accept. Currently this value is 30 fps.
- You can configure the frame rate that Webcaster X1 sends to
To set the frame rate of your live stream you need:
- Your Webcaster X1 for Facebook Live
- An HDMI display (that supports 1080p video) connected to your Webcaster X1
- A USB mouse connected to your Webcaster X1 (must be connected before boot-up)
- Note: You cannot change the frame rate during your broadcast. If you change it while streaming, the change only takes effect when you stop the current stream and start another.
- If not already on the Preferences page, click the Preferences icon at the lower right corner of the screen; the preferences screen opens.
- Click Video frame rate (fps) in the Stream Details section.
- Use your connected USB mouse to select the frame rate for your live stream.
- Note: When you first get your Webcaster X1 the default frame rate is 30. On all subsequent uses after your first use, the default frame rate is whatever you set last time.
- If you are done with
Your USB mouse or keyboard must be connected to Webcaster X1 before boot-up.