I'm trying to get a stream put together with a friend. We have some gear but, after doing some research I'm not exactly sure what route is the best for our needs. Sorry ahead of time for noob questions. We know nothing about twitch except what I've learned(maybe) in the last few days.
A nice AKG condenser with omni and bidirectional patterns etc.
1 ball mount to adapt the mic clip thread to 1/4"
Decent laptop 8g 2.5ghz AMD quadcore USB 3.0 etc
Panasonic HC-V110 1080p (Might be the same guts as HC-V250)
I believe a max of 10Mb up from our regular location(6Mb confirmed over wi-fi)
I've never used OBS or Xsplit but, was thinking we would use OBS since its free.
I guess it comes down to we need more cameras and whether or not it will be worth it in the end to buy an external capture device in order to use the HC-V110 or buy C920's. From what I understand, unless you're a twitch partner you need to throttle your upload bw because users aren't able to change the stream quality to accommodate a lower bw connection and wouldn't be able to watch the stream without buffering issues. I don't imagine this would be an problem unless a user was watching over mobile data maybe? I was thinking if we have to stream at lower resolutions due to this, plus the added complexity and additional hw needed for the HC-V110, it might not be worth it.
The other question I had was regarding the C920 vs other lesser webcams for the purposes of non-PF cams. Seems like quite a few people mentioned using three C920 in the thread above and I was wondering why. Is there a cheaper cam you would suggest using in situations where highest quality isn't necessary? Is the C920 the go to because other cams lack disabling of auto-focus, 1/4" tripod mount, maybe something else I'm missing?
We're looking forward to getting started. We've got a good mix of EM,SS and DMD at our main location, access to other collectors games and possibly on location streaming at Pinballz arcade and other locations in town.