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Old July 19th, 2015, 04:48 PM   #1
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Streaming from Sony PXW-X70 to Youtube with ffmpeg

Streaming from Sony PXW X70 with ffmpeg. Display, save and forward stream to Youtube

I managed to work out how to recieve the stream from the camera on a PC and display, save or transcode and forward it using ffmpeg.

I wrote a basic script for Linux and then wrote my first PowerShell script to make it run on Windows too.

I put my scripts in a github gist.
I also explained how to set up all the basics to make streaming work.

Streaming from Sony PXW-X70 on gist.github.com:
https://gist.github.com/pgassmann/f13a15e24b698482d4e9

Feedback welcome!

PS: The stream can also be displayed using VLC. Send the stream to your Computer's IP, open Network Stream (Ctrl+N) and enter udp://:1234
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Old July 20th, 2015, 10:58 AM   #2
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Phillipp, that's awesome. Thanks for putting this together, I'll give it a try later (I posted the prior message you posted this link on.)

Thank you.
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Old August 17th, 2015, 08:41 AM   #3
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A friend of mine created a step by step youtube Tutorial on how to stream from this camera to Youtube using OBS (Open Broadcast Software)

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Old August 30th, 2015, 12:32 PM   #4
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Re: Streaming from Sony PXW-X70 to Youtube with ffmpeg

The video shows the camera connected to wired ethernet. I have tried two USB->ethernet adapters which do not work.

I've also contacted Sony Pro to get the adapter info they have listed on their website. They have a usb/rj45 along with a 4g adapter for ~~ $190. I just need the $15 RJ45. Sony is checking on the model # but has not returned the call with info.

So, does anyone know which usb->RJ45 adapter works with the camera?


Tnx, Steve
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Old September 8th, 2015, 07:27 PM   #5
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They make a 4G adaptor for the X70? news to me.

Hey Steve, I am in San Diego, I shoot for 10News, overnights, live reports using the X70 in the mornings. :-)

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Old December 9th, 2015, 03:06 PM   #6
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Hi Paul,

Are you able to say how you configured the set up to do the lives with the X70?


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Old December 9th, 2015, 07:02 PM   #7
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My station uses standard MPEG-TS UDP.........you put a web address, and a port number, that's it.

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Old February 28th, 2016, 07:36 AM   #8
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Can you give some details of the setup for streaming to the TV station? I need to stream a legal deposition to an attorney's office.

Also, I have Darwin Streaming Server installed on my web server but I'm stuck with how to configure it for the Sony. Anyone have experience using that?
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Old February 28th, 2016, 04:58 PM   #9
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I just enter the web address and a port, then select 720p or 360p..........MPEG-TS UDP is rather uncomplicated.

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Old February 28th, 2016, 11:48 PM   #10
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 cellphone also can live stream anything you shoot with its camera for live broadcast on YouTube. All that's needed is a WiFi or high-speed cellular connection and a YouTube account. I'm not sure, however, if the phone can live stream up to its max resolution of 4K UHD/30p or a lower resolution.

This feature is already built into the phone. There's no need to download any application or reconfigure the phone in anyway.
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Old February 28th, 2016, 11:57 PM   #11
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I won't even attempt 720p on my X70 WiFi......with any movement, it just falls apart.....a JVC using a non WiFi direct 4G modem I can do 720p streaming.....WiFi is really BAD, especially 2.4GHz.....using Bluetooth on the phone you are hotspotting from, that is 2.4GHz.....near a news van with a dish, that's 2.4GHz....etc.
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Old February 29th, 2016, 03:38 AM   #12
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Re: Streaming from Sony PXW-X70 to Youtube with ffmpeg

I posted this in another thread hope it helps.
how I got VLC to work on my android phone.

Go to settings

More

Tethering &portable hotspots

Portable wifi hotspots: select

I used an app called "Wifi access point to find my ip: 192.168.43.1 yours may be different.

PXW-X70

Settings

Wifi set

Access point

Select your camera stream

Then go to streaming

I used preset 2

Size (I'm trying) 640 360

Destination (mine) 192.168.43.1 (guessing yours will be different.)

Port 1234

Execute

Wifi

Back to android. Have you downloaded VLC yet?

VLC

Open ML

Enter udp://:1234

Back to camera

Press thumbnail hopefully you'll see the video in VLC

I STILL NEED HELP WITH "Screen Streem" app that I put on my phone.

Maybe someone else can figure this out. I've nearly got it but I'm on limited 4G.


Discovered how it wouldn't show up in YouTube this time.
Received an email for copyright infringement. That'll teach me to point at TV while I practice.
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Old March 4th, 2016, 09:46 AM   #13
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Re: Streaming from Sony PXW-X70 to Youtube with ffmpeg

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Hopper View Post
The video shows the camera connected to wired ethernet. I have tried two USB->ethernet adapters which do not work.
Nintendo Wii Lan Adaptors work just fine :)

We use them for live stream gigs, in the following setup

X70 -> LAN Adapter -> Cat5 to Ubiquiti Bullet M5 -> Mix/Control center.


Also, they only cost $10 (as opposed to Sonys adapter price)
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Old June 21st, 2017, 12:03 PM   #14
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Re: Streaming from Sony PXW-X70 to Youtube with ffmpeg

Hey guys,

I spent 5 hours working on this, so I figure I'll save the next guy a lot of work.

Here's the signal flow:

Camera > Micro-USB to USB female converter > USB to Ethernet converter > Ethernet cable > Router > Computer > Streaming software > YouTube.

You need a USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter for it to work. Carl used a Wii adapter (which is 2.0), I use an Insignia USB 2.0, and the guy in the YouTube video uses a Rocketfish 2.0 adapter. I tried 3 different USB 3.0 adapters and they didn't work, but the 2.0 worked without drivers or anything. Just plug it in, select "Wired Lan", and you're rolling.
The PXW-X70's USB micro looks like it's got 10 pins, but a standard USB micro only has 5 pins. That's probably why they have a $190 price tag for their converter, but they reinvented the wheel or something because a cheap USB micro-USB female works fine.

Instead of jumping through the hoops in the video of downloading OSB Classic + the plugin, I full-screened VLC and used the Display Capture in OBS Studio to capture it. Way simpler, and it works well.
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Old June 21st, 2017, 12:31 PM   #15
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For wired connection much easier using HDMI to USB convertor such as https://www.elgato.com/en/gaming/game-capture-hd60 and Xsplit Broadcaster. Or any similar combination.

Or WiFi to VLC then screen capture to Xsplit.

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