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Help streaming to youtube and zoom.

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I am looking to record to youtube and zoom. I have restream and obs set up. Im thinking I don't even need that and could start zoom and youtube on their own. My main question is that the camera needs to move a couple of times with the laptop. What is the best way to move them if I don't have a moving tripod or stand for the laptop?

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What is your source?
Can you explain what your trying to do in more detail?
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What is your source?
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We are trying to live stream our whole wedding ceremony to youtube and zoom.

I have a camcorder, HDMI capture card, tripod and MacBook. Our set up is to connect the camcorder to the laptop with an HDMI card to stream the ceremony. Our issue that right now we have to way to smoothly move the camera from one position to another while the camera is connected to the laptop. My tripod does not have wheels or a stand to put the laptop. What are some ways to solve this?
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We are trying to live stream our whole wedding ceremony to youtube and zoom.

I have a camcorder, HDMI capture card, tripod and MacBook. Our set up is to connect the camcorder to the laptop with an HDMI card to stream the ceremony. Our issue that right now we have to way to smoothly move the camera from one position to another while the camera is connected to the laptop. My tripod does not have wheels or a stand to put the laptop. What are some ways to solve this?
That's not a software thing, you sold it with a dolly and a pan and tilt head designed for video. On some high end camera you can use a dial to jog your zoom rate much more smoothly then a conventional zoom. Have you talked to any local professionals?

Local camera stores might be able to help you rent gear. Either way this isn't something you personally probably want to worry about or control on the day.
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That's not a software thing, you sold it with a dolly and a pan and tilt head designed for video. On some high end camera you can use a dial to jog your zoom rate much more smoothly then a conventional zoom. Have you talked to any local professionals?

Local camera stores might be able to help you rent gear. Either way this isn't something you personally probably want to worry about or control on the day.
I did and they all want way too much for our budget. I am looking for the tools to solve this not the software. The software part I have all figured out. I want to know what exact things to buy to be able to do this on my own or with a nonprofessional. People have quoted us 600 or more for an hour which is way out of our budget.
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I did and they all want way too much for our budget. I am looking for the tools to solve this not the software. The software part I have all figured out. I want to know what exact things to buy to be able to do this on my own or with a nonprofessional. People have quoted us 600 or more for an hour which is way out of our budget.
Good gear is expensive, if they can turn a good result on $600 after editing and everything that's not too bad. Go look at what a good video tripod head costs. Depending on the weight they support you can spend thousands.

Do you basically want smooth panning?
What is your gear budget?
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Would something like this eliminate the need to have the laptop move with the camera?

https://www.amazon.com/Nyrius-Wir...70a1d2ac3b
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Good gear is expensive, if they can turn a good result on $600 after editing and everything that's not too bad. Go look at what a good video tripod head costs. Depending on the weight they support you can spend thousands.

Do you basically want smooth panning?
What is your gear budget?
We aren't asking for any editing. This is part of why we want to solve this on our own or find someone who is not a pro to just be behind the camera after we set everything up to stream and move the tripod.
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Good gear is expensive, if they can turn a good result on $600 after editing and everything that's not too bad. Go look at what a good video tripod head costs. Depending on the weight they support you can spend thousands.

Do you basically want smooth panning?
What is your gear budget?
We don't need any panning. We really just need the camera with the laptop to slide over about 10 feet and then moved back 10 feet. Everything else would be stationary.
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We don't need any panning. We really just need the camera with the laptop to slide over about 10 feet and then moved back 10 feet. Everything else would be stationary.
A 4 wheeled cart sounds like your best cheap option. Even a kids wagon might work pretty well if the operator is smooth. Air filled tires would be better then solid.

$600 isn't crazy to operate and shoot a wedding and hand over the raw footage. Most pros or semi pros won't ever think about doing this because they have no control of the final product. It could potentially be used to hurt their brands image.
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A 4 wheeled cart sounds like your best cheap option. Even a kids wagon might work pretty well if the operator is smooth. Air filled tires would be better then solid.

$600 isn't crazy to operate and shoot a wedding and hand over the raw footage. Most pros or semi pros won't ever think about doing this because they have no control of the final product. It could potentially be used to hurt their brands image.
A few told us exactly that they won't hand over raw files. This is why we want a non-pro and to get it all set up ourselves. One of our guests have even offered to move it if we get it all set up. The wagon idea sounds good but it could very noisy and ugly to be in middle of the aisle.

The camera needs to move from the side where it shoots people walking down to the aisle to record the ceremony itself under the canopy. Are there any tripods with wheels that have stand where the laptop could be kept? Or is my idea of the wireless capture card a better idea and to get a simple tripod that has wheels to move around?
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A few told us exactly that they won't hand over raw files. This is why we want a non-pro and to get it all set up ourselves. One of our guests have even offered to move it if we get it all set up. The wagon idea sounds good but it could very noisy and ugly to be in middle of the aisle.

The camera needs to move from the side where it shoots people walking down to the aisle to record the ceremony itself under the canopy. Are there any tripods with wheels that have stand where the laptop could be kept? Or is my idea of the wireless capture card a better idea and to get a simple tripod that has wheels to move around?
Your going to have to compromise somewhere, the right cart shouldn't be noisy but it probably won't be pretty. I think to get something that fits in your budget your going to need to be creative and DIY here. Personally I would avoid as much wireless technology as you can here as your more likely to have problems with it than a wire. Wires tend to be cheaper too. If this was my thing I would forget moving the camera and just pan as people come in.
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Your going to have to compromise somewhere, the right cart shouldn't be noisy but it probably won't be pretty. I think to get something that fits in your budget your going to need to be creative and DIY here. Personally I would avoid as much wireless technology as you can here as your more likely to have problems with it than a wire. Wires tend to be cheaper too. If this was my thing I would forget moving the camera and just pan as people come in.
Im thinking what I could do is the following. Put the laptop on a chair out of the way of anyone's view. Connect it to the camcorder with an extra long HDMI cable. This way the camera could move freely and the HDMI cable is long enough to move around with the laptop having to move. All I would need is wheels for the tripod now.
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Im thinking what I could do is the following. Put the laptop on a chair out of the way of anyone's view. Connect it to the camcorder with an extra long HDMI cable. This way the camera could move freely and the HDMI cable is long enough to move around with the laptop having to move. All I would need is wheels for the tripod now.
Unless the Laptop doesn't have the battery longevity needed, or your tethered via Ethernet, I would strap it to the tripod/cart myself. One less wire for someone to trip on etc. 4 wheel movers cart maybe and some plywood or 2x4's. Job done.
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Unless the Laptop doesn't have the battery longevity needed, or your tethered via Ethernet, I would strap it to the tripod/cart myself. One less wire for someone to trip on etc. 4 wheel movers cart maybe and some plywood or 2x4's. Job done.
The laptop won't last without the plug. Zoom eats up the battery very quickly. Its either the HDMI cable or an extension cord.
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