View Full Version : In need of recommendations please...

04-15-2014, 01:21 PM
So a local school wants to live-webcast their events (Friday night football, basketball, concerts etc) online.

They have a laptop, an HDMI-Output camera, and a Windows 2012 server on a 100mbps pipe with both IIS8/IIS Smooth Streaming and Darwin Streaming Server installed.

They bought a Hauppauge PVR2 as a USB video adapter and the thing is so proprietary that it will only output to Twitch, UStream and nothing else. Microsoft's Expression Encoder and other 3rd party encoders don't want to play with the Hauppauge - It doesn't seem to support DirectShow so all you ever get is a black screen.

I need help steering them in the right direction. This kit will travel to away games too. So given that I need to be able to encode to either Windows Media Serve or Darwin Streaming Server, with a Laptop/Windows 7, does ANYONE have a hardware recommendation for the USB capture device?

Thanks in advance!

06-20-2014, 03:14 AM
A bit late on a reply but you should look into black magic design. The technology is still kinda new so youll experience some kinks here and there but they have some excellent video capture cards.


And you should check out some forums online and do a little research about your exact setup and if other people have experienced and issues.

This is more geared towards the ATEM unit but you might find some info here.


As far as services go I suggest wowza


They used to have a $5 per day license but I guess they got rid of it? AWS and wowza can be linked up together pretty nicely.


It actually looks cheaper if you go the AWS route.

best of luck!


06-29-2014, 03:44 PM
If you want to use HD-PVR has a input then you need to capture it using screen capturing software. For this is recommend OBS or XSplit although XSplit takes a lot of memory (RAM) and CPU.

02-15-2017, 06:35 PM
all great information. I'm here to observe and learn

02-16-2017, 04:23 AM
Please don't answer 3 year old posts. It serves absolutely no purpose.