Over my few years of outdoor livestreaming I've slowly evolved my streaming gear into a few different setups. Getting started in outdoor streaming can seem like a tough endeavor, but I hope the resources here can help set you in the right direction!
If you have any questions on my educational outdoor livestreaming setup or getting your setup up and running, feel free to message me. You can also join the IRL Hub Discord. They are super helpful and were a vital resource when making my setup.
SRT is the future! I recently switched from the LiveU to this new setup and am loving it. The Jetson Nano (if you can find one) is an amazing device. The setup can be complex and I have slightly different versions depending on the content so I have a dedicated page below.
This used to be my go to setup, was very convenient, but it came at a cost and was quite power hungry. On top of the price of a solo, for bonding you also need to pay ~$45/month for LRT service.
If your network is strong and overheating isn't a big issue, then use your phone! I've never streamed from my phone but apps like streamlabs, prism live, and larix are good places to start looking!
You have choices to stream direct to Twitch or choose an RTMP endpoint. The RTMP then sends your video to OBS so you can have overlays. A lot of resources exist for setting up the RTMP and associated programs like NOALBS (for auto scene changes and OBS control), so I won't get into details on that here. Here is a link for NOALBS and Nginx.
There are some cheaper encoders that can encode and send video via RTMP. You will need an NGINX RTMP endpoint running on a cloud server or your home PC. These encoders aren't typically user friendly, and I remember quite a few headaches when I tried one.
The go to shoulder cam, but no longer in production. Good luck finding one! Has a very hot mic input but great stabilization. USB/micro HDMI ports also very fragile so be sure to use a Sony CPTR1 Cable Protector.
The super zoom for most birding streams and all launch coverage. 3000mm zoom so great for those distant shots. Would not recommend if you want nice photos. Also requires a Field Monitor since screen goes black via HDMI out.
Sometimes use this one for birding but mainly used for macro, home webcam, streak shots, nicer photos/video, and "vlogging" moments. Have Sigma 16mm f/1.4, Canon 28mm f/3.5 macro, Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3, and Canon kit 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 lenses. I also have a SmallRig cage and HDMI cable clamp for protection.
My go to as a dashcam and when I need lots of stabilization when biking or kayaking. Has its cons like no audio via HDMI out, screen goes off, and HDMI port can sometimes jiggle too much. I like the idea behind it though. Magnetic base is interesting too.
Great UHF wireless microphones. Run off AA batteries so I use the rechargeable Panasonic Eneloop Pro Batteries with a XTAR VC8 Type C 3A Fast 18650 Charger
Encoder: Jetson Nano 2GB running Belabox
Capture Card: Elgato Cam Link 4K
USB Hub: iDsonix 4-port 5V/2A
USB-A to Type-C Cable: JXMOX 0.8ft 3 Pack
USB-A to Type-C Cable: Etguuds 2-Pack, 1ft
Metal Case: Jetson Nano Metal Case/Enclosure
Fan: 5V Cooling Fan
USB Sound Card (if not using ATEM): CableCreation USB Audio Adapter
WiFi Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N
Organizer: Cocoon GRID-IT
Chat Phone: Plum Gator 7 Rugged Phone running Stream Buddy for chat
Wrist Phone Holder: Newppon 180° Rotatable Armband
Tripod: Neewer 2-in-1 Aluminum Alloy Camera Tripod
Monopod: Avella CD324 Carbon Fiber Monopod with Fluid Head
Selfie Stick: Ulanzi MT-16 Extendable Mini Camera Tripod
Quick Release Plate: Mini plate but I recommend Kondor Blue if available
Car Phone Holder: Anwas Car Phone Holder Mount
Car Camera Mount: Fantaseal Suction Cup Mount
Gimbal: Zhiyun Crane Plus 3
HDMI Live Switcher: Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini HDMI Live Switcher (requires 12V input from barrel connector)
Modems: Verizon Wireless Jetpack 7730L for Visible (referral link), MiFi 7000 for AT&T, T-Mobile Test Drive with Mint Mobile Sim (referral link)
Shoulder mounts: Stuntman Pack Mount
Wind Blocker: Rycote Micro Windjammers
Server Software: Nginx + NOALBS, VoiceAttack, and Streamer.bot runs on home streaming PC (see below)
Stream Output: See Streaming PC
Backpack: Osprey Syncro 12
Tape: Gaffers Tape and lots of it
Phone HDMI Out Adapter: Apple Lightning to Digital AV Adapter
Batteries get their own section. Some work with Belabox (indicated with an *) and some do not. Some are also too large for air travel (>100Wh). Some are also for field monitors and cameras.
Renogy 72000mAh 266Wh 12v Power Bank with 60W PD* (the tank when I need lots of power)
Charmast 23800mAh 20W PD* (power Nano, USB fans, and shoulder cam from same battery with no issue)
Charmast 10400mAh (slim for charging chat phone when needed)
HSL 30000mAh PD 60W (has DC output but no longer available)
ROMOSS 30000mAh 18W (cheap one when I first started)
TalentCell 12000mAh (DC output but small)
Powerextra 2 Pack Replacement Sony NP-F970 Batteries (for field monitor)
Miady LP-E12 (Charger and batteries for Canon M50)
LP-E12 Dummy Battery (for Canon)
EN-EL20a Batteries & Charger (for Nikon)
Streaming PC Specs:
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8G
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Motherboard: ASRock AB350 PRO4 ATX
RAM: TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 16GB Kit (4 x 8GB) 3000MHz
Gaming/Editing PC Specs:
GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WiFi
Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 360
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3600 CL 16-19-19-39
Case: CORSAIR 4000D Airflow
Power Supply: CORSAIR RM Series, RM850
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 1TB M.2 and 2TB Crucial SSD MX500
Monitors (x3): AOC CQ27G2 144hz 2K
Monitor Stand: Huanuo Triple Monitor Stand
Microphone: Rode Procaster Broadcast Dynamic Vocal Microphone with Rode PSM1 Shock Mount
Mixer: Yamaha MG10 10-Input Stereo Mixer
Ground Loop Isolator: Pyle Mini Hum Eliminator Box
Greenscreen: LYLYCTY with homemade stand
Stream Deck: Elgato Stream Deck
Headset: CORSAIR HS70 Wireless Gaming Headset
Mouse: UtechSmart Venus Gaming Mouse
Cam: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 but typically use the Canon M50
Drawing Pad: UGEE M708 Graphics Tablet
Wireless Mic: Pyle 2 Channel Wireless Microphone System
Keyboard: Logitech G413
UPS: CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System
Old Stuff that I sometimes use:
Encoder: LiveU Solo and LRT for bonding
Encoder: URayCoder Wireless H.264
Bonder: RaspberryPi 3B with Speedify (garbage)
Spotting Scope: Gosky 20-60x60 HD Spotting Scope
Microphone: Tascam TM-2X
Detectors: Garrett AT MAX and Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector
Scoop: RTG Kick it Aluminum Beach Sand Scoop
Pinpointer: Garrett Pro-Pointer
Gloves: CLC Custom Leathercraft
Digger: Prospector's Choice 12"
Cycling and Kayaking:
Camera arm: YakAttack Boomstick
Fat tire Bike: Surly Pugsley
Touring Bike: Fuji Touring
Triathlon Bike: Felt B12
Indoor Trainer: Wahoo Kickr Core
Indoor Virtual Cycling Program: Rouvy
Kayak: Access 11.5
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Backpack with ATEM mini