How to live stream with Canon Vixia HG20
So I bought the Canon HG20. Sweet!
"Wait...What do you mean I can't stream my video live from the camera straight into my computer via usb!" @#$%^
Spent a whole bunch of money on a camera and the thing doesn't stream live on its own.
I researched online and found nothing. So I did what only a few of us do anymore; I went to store. I physically walked into Best Buy. I walked around the store for an hour(no lie) and by the way no employee stopped me to ask if I needed help. It seems as if they only ask if you need help when you don't need any.
So I gave up and started walking to the door, but then I realized there was a single triangular shaped box peeking from underneath the sale items in the digital camera accessories.
It read, "Sima Vivo Video streaming kit for camcorders".
This is what I was looking for...well... I was really looking for the mythical USB to Firewire converter. It could happen. But the Sima Vivo Video is the next best thing. It came into my life at the right time. I was about to give up. Price was not too bad...around $75.
I go the usb streaming gadget...so now what?
Follow the instructions, install the driver. And now you are ready to stream live.
Well almost...dont fret...you're almost there.
Now you need to choose what site you are going to use to stream live...so you can let your friends know, "hey check me out at www.livestream.com/fourthdimension or whatever name you choose". Viva lets you stream live for free from Livestream.com. But you can use it to stream live from any of the other sites.
There is other free streaming sites such as: Ustream.tv, Justin.tv and Stickam.com and you can customize your stream page like I here(still working on it): www.ustream.tv/channel/4d-tv
Being a little O.C.D...I made multiple pages on some of these different streaming sites and Im still trying to figure out which one streams with the best quality for free.
Check the sites out. Some are better for personal use and others are good for companies trying to go live and brand themselves.
Let me know what you think.