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Cinema8 Live Streaming Guide

What is Cinema8 live streaming, steps to create a live streaming in Cinema8, applications that can be used while streaming live and an explanation with step-by-step visuals. Check out the Cinema8 live streaming guide.
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What is Cinema8 Live Stream?

Cinema8 Live Streaming feature allows you to stream live broadcasts from anywhere, anytime, very easily. You can create these live streams either from your mobile devices or from your computers and deliver them to your audience. All you have to do is create a Live Project on Cinema8 and get the RTMP link and the link you will broadcast. Then, you can send your broadcast link to your audience, allowing them to watch your broadcasts. You can also embed the embed codes of your broadcast links on your website.
Live streams you create using Cinema8 Live Project are saved to your Cinema8 library while broadcasting. After completing the live streams, these stream recordings can be accessed and you can create interactive videos by adding interactive elements on it.


Cinema8 Live Stream Screen Promotion and Creating a New Live Stream

When you log in to Cinema8, you need to follow Project>>>Create Live Project to create live streams.

When this path is followed, you will see the screen where you can create a new live stream. Let's examine this screen. 

  1. Write the name of the live stream
  2. Write a description of your live stream
  3. Add tags to the live stream
  4. Edit the visibility settings of the live stream
  5. Place the live stream in the folders in Cinema8
  6. Select a preview image to the live stream
  7. If the resolution of your live stream does not match the resolution of the viewer's device, you can select the option to fill the screen here.
  8. If the live stream is 360 degrees, the option you will mark
  9. Save all the settings you have prepared.

After making all the adjustments and clicking the "Save" button, you are ready to receive RTMP link.

The RTMP link that we will use when opening a live stream is now ready. You can ask the question "How do we get this RTMP link and open the live stream ". Let's look at this in the next steps.


Live Streaming Applications to Use

In this section, let's see in which applications we can successfully run the RTMP code given by Cinema8 in the previous section.
Some applications that you can use RTMP code to broadcast successfully on IOS;

  1. iLive - Live Video Streaming (Free - Offers In-App Purchases)
  2. Live Now - Live Stream (Free - Offers In-App Purchases)
  3. Larix Broadcaster (Free)
  4. RTMP Live Streaming (Free - Offers In-App Purchases)

Some applications that you can broadcast successfully on Android using RTMP code;

  1. Ace Live Streaming & PC Mirroring (Free - Offers In-App Purchases)
  2. Larix Broadcaster (Free)
  3. RTMP Camera (Free)
  4. OvenStreamEncoder (Free)

The main application that you can live stream successfully on PC using RTMP code is;

  1. OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) (Free)

Through OBS, you can open impressive live streams both for free and with different features.


Choosing a Broadcast Source Application for Live Streaming

There are some things to consider when choosing a Live Streaming app for Cinema8.
Some applications charge a fee for live streams above 720p. You can choose suitable applications according to the resolution you will broadcast among the applications I mentioned in the previous section. My suggestion; There will be a "Larix Broadcaster" application that runs successfully on both iOS and Android and is also free. The opportunity to broadcast high resolution in this application is one of the important features that make this application ahead of other applications.
For live streams on the computer, I can recommend the phenomenon OBS. It stands out as the most used program in the live stream sector, which is a very large sector today, as it is free and includes many mixed features.


Turn on Cinema8 Live Stream from a Mobile Phone

You created a Live Project in Cinema8 and now you have an RTMP code. Let's see how you can stream on IOS and Android through this RTMP code. We will use Larix Broadcaster on IOS and Android.

Live Stream with IOS

First of all, we install the Larix Broadcaster application on our phone. When we open the application, we see a screen like the one below. From here, we click on the settings button on the top right.

Then click the "Connections" button. 

Click on the plus button at the top right of the screen that opens. 

Fill in the required fields on the screen that opens. The important place here is to write the RTMP code you received from Cinema8 in the URL part. 

After making all the settings, click the "Save" button on the top right to save the live stream. Then select the live stream you just created on the "Connections" page that opens. When you select the live stream you have created, you will see the camera screen. You can now start your live stream by pressing the record button.
You can find the link of the live stream you opened by visiting the Cinema8>>>Projects screen in the preview area. 

Live Stream with Android

First of all, we install the Larix Broadcaster application on our phone. When we open the application, we see a screen like the one below. From here, we click on the settings button on the top right. 

Then click the "Connections" button. 

Click the "New connection" button on the screen that opens. 

Fill in the required fields on the screen that opens. The important place here is to write the RTMP code you received from Cinema8 in the URL part. 

After making all the settings, click the "Save" button on the bottom right to save the live stream. Then, you can return to the main screen of the application from the opened page and start the live stream.
You can find the link of the live stream you opened by visiting the Cinema8>>>Projects screen in the preview area. 


Live Stream with PC

You created a Live Project in Cinema8 and now you have an RTMP code. Let's look at how you can broadcast on a computer through this RTMP code. We will use the OBS program to open Cinema8 Live Stream on the computer.
First of all, you can access the free OBS program site via this link and download the program to your computer.

When you open the program, you will see a screen like the one below. On this screen, follow the File>>>Settings>>>Stream from the top left. 

You will see a screen like the one below. 

In the service section here, "Twitch" will be selected by default. Click here and choose the "Custom" option. 

On this screen, you see the "Server" and "Stream Key" sections. Now, let's return to the screen when we created the Live Project in Cinema8 and get the "Server" and "Stream Key" information. 

From the information here, the "RTMP Adress" field to the "Server" field,
“Stream Name” is equal to “Stream Key” field. 

After making all these settings, I complete my broadcast settings by clicking the "Apply" and "OK" buttons from the bottom right. Now I can return to the main screen and click the "Start Streaming" button from the bottom right and start the broadcast.

Note: If you want to use different visuals while broadcasting with OBS, you can create scenes specific to the object you will use by using the "Scenes" area at the bottom left. Right clicking on the "Scenes" area and clicking the "Add" button is enough to create a new scene. In this way, you can switch between these scenes during the broadcast and offer your audience a beautiful, dynamic broadcast. 

You can find the link of the live stream you opened by visiting the Cinema8>>>Projects screen in the preview area. 

7.    Adding visuals to your live streams with OBS (Lower Third etc.)
The OBS program allows you to add instant visuals to your live stream. By using this feature, you can add instant visuals to Cinema8 Live Streams that you make on computer via OBS. As an example, let's see how you can add "Lower Third" to your live stream in OBS.
First of all, I download a free lower third over this link. You can design yourself "lower third" that you will use in the live stream.

I come to the OBS main screen, right click the Scenes area and click the "Add" button.

I get to the screen below. From here, I make my stage name “lower third” and make my new scene available on live stream. 


Now I click on the new lower third scene I added and right click on the "Source" field on the right. From the menu that opens, I follow the order of Add>>>Image. 

I click on the "OK" button by saying "Create New" on the screen that opens. I see a screen like the one below. 

From here I click the "Browse" button and choose the image I will use in my live stream. Then, by clicking the "OK" button, I return to my main screen. 

As you can see, the image I added is now in my “lower third” scene. 

Now, when I click on the scenes in the "Scenes" area at the bottom left with the mouse, the "lower third" image I added will enter the screen. In this way, you can make scene transitions between the two by assigning the screen you are broadcasting to to the "Screen" scene and assigning the image you added to the "lower third" scene.
8.    Giving Multiple Screen to Live Stream with OBS
In this example, let's examine how we can make a live stream with 3 screens while broadcasting via Cinema8 with OBS.
First screen be the one I want to broadcast.
The 2nd screen is the webcam view that I will put on the broadcast.
The 3rd screen is the image of my 2nd monitor installed on my computer that I want to broadcast. By creating all these scenes, I will switch between these scenes during the live stream.

First, I come to the "Scenes" section at the bottom left, right click and click the "Add" button. 

I'm creating 2 more new scenes. 

With the "Screen" scene selected in the "Scenes" area, I come to the "Sources" area on the right, right click and select the "Display Capture" option. 

On the screen that appears, I select the "Create new" option and press the "OK" button and add one of my screens that I want to publish to my "Screen" scene. 

Then, while the "webcam" scene is selected in the "Scenes" area, I come to the "Sources" area on the right, right click and select the "Video Capture Device" option. 

On the screen that appears, I select the "Create new" option and press the "OK" button and add my camera attached to my computer to my "webcam" scene. 

Camera settings appear. After making the necessary adjustments, I click the "OK" button and upload my camera to the "webcam" scene.
Finally, while the "monitor2" scene is selected in the "Scenes" area, I come to the "Sources" area on the right, right click and select the "Display Capture" option again.

From the screen that appears, I select the "Create new" option and press the "OK" button and add one of my screens I want to broadcast to my "monitor2" scene.
All my scenes are ready now. When I click on the scenes I added to the "Scenes" field on the main screen while my live stream is active, my live stream will switch to the scene I clicked. This way, you can switch between the scenes you created.

9.    Recording Cinema8 Live Streams
The live stream you make using Cinema 8 Live Streaming is automatically registered to Cinema 8 Library. 

Enter Cinema8 Creative Studio and click the Library tab. Find the video of your live streaming here. The video is the same name as your live project. If you see READY text in the Status section on the right side of the video, your video is ready for use. If you wish, you can create an interactive project with this video. Even if you delete the live streaming from the projects, your live streaming video will still be available in the Library. Of course, you can also delete it from the Library.

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