Quick start

Webcaster X2 makes it easy to go live on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, or any other of the supported third party streaming platforms. Simply connect any 720p or 1080p HDMI camera or other HDMI source and start streaming live to your streaming platform of choice.

The steps in this quick start assume you're streaming to YouTube or Facebook. To stream to Twitch, see Stream to your Twitch channel page. To stream to any of the other third party streaming platforms, see Stream to other third party apps.

  1. Connect your HDMI camera to the HDMI IN port of your Webcaster X2.

Webcaster X2 supports HDMI input signals of 720p (1280×720) and 1080p (1920×1080), progressive signals only. Interlaced signals (e.g. 720i and 1080i) are not supported. If your camera isn’t supported (or is experiencing another signal issue), the front screen and attached display show a message that says HDMI IN No Signal. Audio is supported over HDMI at 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. Or using the (beta) USB camera feature, you can use the audio from a connected USB webcam or a plug-and-play USB microphone that is a UAC device.
  1. Connect a network Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of Webcaster X2. Ensure the network can reach the Internet and access your streaming platform of choice.

  2. Connect the supplied power cable to the back of Webcaster X2 to turn on the device.
  3. Double-click the multi-function power button to choose between YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitch and the other third party streaming platforms. The streaming platform's logo appears on the Webcaster X2 screen.
    Facebook Live example
  4. Pair Webcaster X2 to your streaming platform account:
  5. When you're ready to start your live stream, press the multi-function power button once to start streaming. You're streaming live! The screen updates to show how long you have been streaming and the green LED flashes to remind you that you're streaming.
  6. The first time you use Webcaster X2 to stream live to YouTube or Facebook Live, the privacy is set so that only you can see the live stream. The stream privacy setting on Webcaster X2 remembers it's previous configuration. To change the privacy setting before you start to stream, see Set stream privacy (Facebook) and Set stream privacy (YouTube).
  7. (Optional) Change the stream title, description, or privacy settings before you stream.
  8. When your live broadcast is complete, press the multi-function power button to stop the stream.
You can also use Webcaster X2 with an HDMI display and USB mouse for additional configuration and viewer engagement options. See How to live stream to your Facebook Timeline, Stream now to YouTube, and Stream to your Twitch channel page for more details.