NCast Live Streaming Equipment for Events

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Hank, CEO of NCast, kindly donated some live streaming equipment!! We have the NCast Presentation Recorder, which is mounted on the pillar where other AV equipment is.

NCast Presentation Recorder


Set up

Hopefully all of this will already be plugged in for you when you go to run a live stream, except for the video input (since the camera and cable is kept in a locker)

Things that can be plugged into the NCast Presentation Recorder:

  • Ethernet
  • Power
  • Audio input
  • Video input
  • Computer monitor input (like for power point slides)

Power

This is the power supply that came with the NCast Presentation Recorder.

NCast Power Supply

Audio input

The top of the audio mixer has 1/4 inch stereo, and that is connected to the 1/8 mono "Line In" of the NCast Presentation Recorder.

Top of audio mixer where the 1/4 stereo comes out of the Alt Output R/4 and L/3

Audio Mixer Top Outputs

NCast Presentation Recorder where the 1/8 mono goes in. It should be plugged into "Line In", NOT "Mic In" (since the audio gains etc are already set by the mixer)

NCast Presentation Recorder Input and Output

Running a live stream

Camera

We have a Cannon Vixia HFR800 Camcorder. This is currently in the Reponsible People locker and there is also a 25ft HDMI extension cable and a folding tripod. PLEASE put this away after events. It needs to be hidden to be protected from opportunistic theft. The HDMI needs to be plugged into the NCast Presentation Recorder "HDMI In".

Cannon Vixia Camcorder

Audio

All of the inputs are being mixed by the mixer, unless the red "RUDE SOLO LIGHT" is on (above the Master knob on the bottom right). You can include audio from videos or sound in the presenter's computer with the Chrome/HDMI/Apple TV volume control knob (assuming the presenter is one of these).

The bottom knob of each column is the volume, and the top black knob of the first four columns are the amplification -- you can adjust these to get the correct volume out of the speakers.

A/V Audio Mixer

Multicast software

If you are connected to the Noisebridge network, you can access the live streaming software via http://PRGN2MB-111214-0152.noise . The username is admin and the password is ncast.

You can arrange how you want the powerpoint, camera, and any logos/assets to be combined in the live stream. You can also adjust the quality and audio levels.

todo - instructions to connect to the ncast via your own computer to run the livestreaming - arranging the video / powerpoint / assets - adjusting the quality, volume