Stream Live to a YouTube event [Webcaster]

Stream Live to a YouTube event [Webcaster]


Hi I’m George with Epiphan Video and I’m going
to give you a quick overview on how to set up your Webcaster X2 to stream to an event
on YouTube. YouTube allows streams in a couple of ways. It does what it calls stream now, which means
basically you can push start on your device and your streaming immediately. And that’s great! It’s quick and easy and you’re probably going
to end up doing that. But, there’s a lot of situations where you
might want to set up an event to go live at a certain time. It might be a couple of days before the event,
and you want to be able to build up an audience to let people know that you’re going to be
going live. So that’s what we’re going to walk through
today. We’re not going to spend a whole lot of time
on this setup. You can see another video that’s called “How
to stream live with Webcaster X2”. We’ll post a link to that in the comments
here. Today we have a camera setup, plugged in to
our Webcaster X2. We have a monitor setup. so we can see the control interface. And I have this computer here because I want
to show you some settings that you’re going to want to do on YouTube itself. We’ve already paired the Webcaster X2 with
our YouTube account, and we’re not going to go over that as well. So let’s get started. And we’re going to schedule our new event
on YouTube. And then we’re going to use Webcaster X2 to
configure it so that it know how to point to that event. So I’ll show you what we’re seeing on YouTube
here. This is my live streaming events page in my
Creator Studio on YouTube. To get there I went up to my little icon here. My avatar. And then it tells me that I can go to my Creator
Studio. That’s how I got here. So right off the bat we’re going to schedule
a new event. And we’re going to give it a title and call
it “YouTube Event Testing” And we’ll put in a description and call it ” Webcaster training” so all of you can understand how we’re doing everything here. We’re going to be sure that we know whether
it’s public, unlisted, or private. That’s a pretty critical detail. It defaults to public but we could change it
to private if it’s just a private video. And we’re going to say go live today at 12
o’clock. Now, we’re also we want to make sure we do
any of our tagging or description right here in our YouTube interface because unlike a
stream now videos, anytime you want to do tagging or description right here in the YouTube
interface because unlike a stream now video any time you want to do tagging or description
or titling within a YouTube event, you have to do it in the YouTube interface as opposed
to using Webcaster X2 to set those all that metadata. So let me just pull that back up here. Ok we’ve got everything we need for our event. We’re going to say create event. And we’re waiting – waiting we’re good- ok Now we need to setup Webcaster X2 to publish
to that event. So we’re going to pull up our Preferences
using our mouse which is connect to our Webcaster X2. We’re going to select Publish destination. And here we should see our new event. And there it is. YouTube Event testing. So we select that. And one other important detail here is this
“Use YouTube to Preview before going live”. If we uncheck that, the YouTube stream will
start automatically as soon as we push the start button on our Webcaster. So for today’s purposes, we’re going to leave
it checked. And we’ll get our of these settings. So now we’re ready to start our event because
we know we’re going to have a chance to preview it on YouTube. So we’ll go ahead and do that. We’re going to select Start here. We could also click the side of the Webcaster
X2 to start it. So now if we pop back over to our YouTube
interface. We can check out the control room. We can see that our stream status is good. And we’re going to select Preview here to
have a look at our stream and make sure everything is as we like it. It says are you sure – yes I am sure. We get a message We’re preparing you live
stream preview. Please wait a moment. So it just takes YouTube a minute to get this
stream up. So there we are. That’s our event our YouTube event testing
preview. We can see it here. I am going to move the camera around and show
my hand in front of the lens. And then we’ll see how much latency we’ve got. Usually it’s about 10 seconds before that
stuff comes through. But basically we’re at the point where as
soon as we’re ready to go live, all we have to do is click on this Start Streaming button. So if we’re happy, it’s 12 o’clock, everything’s
looking good. We can hear it, we can see it. Then we can come in here and say Start Streaming. Start streaming. Are you sure you want to start it? Ok. Your event is starting and we’re live. So that’s it. We can go check out that stream on the event
page. And there it is! So that’s pretty much it for setting up an
event on YouTube and streaming to it with a Webcaster X2. If you want to watch any more of these training
videos subscribe to this channel, like us, check in back often. Check in often because we’re going to be putting
up quite a few of these videos over the next few months. Thanks for watching. We’ll see you again soon. Bye.

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