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CamStreamer – Turn your Axis IP camera into a live streaming tool

stream video live from your IP cameraAs the world heads towards a new normal and we see a growing need for live streaming and remote monitoring, we welcome CamStreamer – the brand offering a range of quite impressive applications that help you produce effective live streams directly from your Axis IP camera.

Of particular note is their CamStreamer App for live streaming to a range of social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Wowza. This application not only provides the ability to reach a wide audience through well-established platforms; but includes a whole host of handy features to keep your audience interested and your streams running smoothly.

How the CamStreamer App works

The application runs onboard an Axis IP camera and streams live video directly to a variety of streaming platforms including YouTube, Periscope, Twitch, and Vimeo. It’s compatible with a wide range of Axis cameras and you’ll need one CamStreamer App license per network camera. From there, setup is simple and straightforward, with no need for any extra PCs, public IP addresses, or complex configurations since the app leverages the processing power of its associated camera.

CamStreamer App in action

CamStreamer App can be used for a whole host of applications, from live streaming cultural events to activity on wildlife reserves. Let’s take a look at just a couple of real-world examples.

In places of worship

Live streaming of religious sermons is not a new phenomenon but, in a world that is having to find new ways to share moments besides congregating in large groups, it’s certainly becoming a necessity for places of worship.

The Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Prague employs an Axis M1135 camera loaded with CamStreamer App that is connected to the church’s existing sound system to stream high-quality live footage of services to YouTube and Facebook. When the stream is switched off, the video is automatically saved to a publicly accessible archive, so churchgoers are able to access sermons at a time that best suits them.

In university lecture theatres

With society transitioning to remote working and remote learning, we are seeing live streaming becoming the perfect tool for universities to remove location as an obstacle.

At Charles University in Prague, the Faculty of Law has adopted a CamStreamer solution to modernise the way they provide their lectures and make lesson content available to students on YouTube for later viewing during exam revision. They are now looking to roll out CamStreamer App as a solution to bring all lectures into a virtual space that allows students to access learning material, wherever works for them. Importantly, CamStreamer can also stream to internal platforms including Wowza, so works equally well for private systems.

What CamStreamer can do

Now we know what the CamStreamer App can be used for, let’s take a closer look at some of its most prominent features that make such applications possible.

Audio streaming

If your chosen camera has support for audio recording, then CamStreamer App can utilise this to accompany live video footage. You can even use local MP3 loops to add music to streams.

Automation

Support for stream triggers gives users the ability to choose how the stream will be started and stopped based on digital input through I/O ports (push button to start/stop the stream) or from motion detection and other analytics events. For even more control, the app’s stream schedule functionality allows users to set specific times and dates for streams to run.

Reliable live streaming

CamStreamer App features YouTube Event Watchdog to keep the stream alive if a connection failure occurs. Equally, if the stream is closed for some reason on YouTube’s end, it can either automatically restart the stream or send you an email notification.

As easy as 1, 2, 3

Setup is easy and straightforward; simply choose your Axis IP camera, purchase the appropriate license, and install the app to get started. We offer some recommendations for suitable Axis cameras, such as the M3116-LVE, P1375-E and V5925, in the handy infographic below; but you can use any Axis network camera with firmware 6.50 or higher.

How to get started with CamStreamer

So there you have it: a versatile live streaming solution and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

CamStreamer App gives users the ability to live stream to a wide audience through a variety of popular streaming platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Periscope. Its range of features enables users to create interesting and reliable live streams that create real impact. From church services to university lectures – the possibilities are endless and we’re keen to bring this brand and what they have to offer to our customers.

If you’d like to discuss how CamStreamer App can help you further, or you’d simply like some more information, you can give us a call on 0151 633 2111 or contact us online.

More from CamStreamer

As we mentioned earlier, CamStreamer offers a range of applications beside CamStreamer App: CamOverlay App, CamScripter App and Store Occupancy Manager. Each can be used in isolation or as a way to enhance your stream in conjunction with CamStreamer App.

Other apps offered by CamStreamer

Published on October 1st, 2020 by Kelly McNee

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