How to use a Virtual Camera to stream from a stage or studio?
Virtual events offer great flexibility to stream from anywhere and invite speakers around the globe. Opportunities are limitless for the event.
Some events prefer to build a stage or a stream from a studio where they can have more branding and a more professional look during the event. Here's a step by step guide to connecting your external cameras:
✔️ Note. This guide is using OBS Studio (Open Broadcaster Software). We recommend using OBS. However, you can use any streaming software you are familiar with.
Using OBS as a Virtual Webcam
- Download OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) - download here
- Download OBS-VirtualCam plugin
- Install the VirtualCam plugin
- If you're already running OBS, make sure to restart it.
- To start the virtual camera, go (in OBS) to
Start Virtual Camera.
- Done! You should now see ‘OBS-Camera’ as a webcam option. Note: You will still need to select your usual microphone as the audio source.
- Restart your browser if it was running during the installation process.
- Go to Eventtus Backstage, click on the camera icon on the browser bar then click Manage. (or go to the camera settings from the browser settings).
- Change the default camera to OBS Virtual Camera.
- Go back to Eventtus backstage and refresh the tab.
- Now, you should be able to see OBS logo. This means you need to set up the external camera on OBS or the scene you want to broadcast.
- Go to OBS to set up your default scene. In the bottom-right of OBS, locate the Scenes panel. Click the + button to add a new scene and click OK.
- Click on the + button at the bottom of the Sources box, you get a list of the sources you can add. Select Video Capture Device, and then select the camera you want to use as the device. In the box, you should see whatever your camera sees. Click OK to add this source to your scene.
- Go back to your browser and Eventtus Backstage, you will be able to stream from the camera you chose on OBS.
⭐️ OBS allows you to run live video processing, similar to what you would see in a live television broadcast. You can add multiple input sources, switch between them, put text on the screen similar to news broadcasts, and do much more. We only covered the streaming part here but you can do much more..