Saturday, May 28, 2022

How To Setup A Beginner Streaming Setup [Full Guide]

Live streaming has gained hype in recent years. Beginning from niche webcasts, it has made a long way to today’s live streaming industry.

So, if you are also thinking to begin online streaming, check out this article to get an idea of a beginner streaming setup.

A Beginner Streaming Setup

Now I am going to give you a guideline about a low-cost beginner streaming setup as a beginner. Have a look!

Requirements For A Cheap Streaming Setup

For streaming, you must set up four things properly – A camera or Webcam, Microphone, Lights, and any good streaming Software.

Here are the details for a basic streaming setup for beginners:

1) Camera

For streaming live, many users prefer to use a camera. Depending upon your budget you can choose a cheap streaming setup camera.

Or, you can turn your phone into a webcam to save those extra bucks.

Now if you want to use the camera, check the details below.

Razer Kiyo

Razer_kiyo

Many beginners prefer to use Razer Kiyo. It is indeed a good camera. You can use it for 60 fps at 720p or 30fps at 1080p.

Kiyo also has a ring light around the camera so that you do not need any additional lighting setup.

But one thing I must mention, the image quality is not something extraordinary with an image resolution of 4 megapixels.

Logitech C922

Logitech C922

Here I can recommend Logitech C922. This popular webcam can be a good option to fit a beginner’s budget. It provides a sharp image through its 30fps at 1080p.

It is suggested not to select 720p to hit 60fps as this will lower the quality of your image while streaming.

Besides being pocket-friendly, Logitech C922 has a built-in microphone but using that you will not get decent audio quality.

So, it is a better idea to opt for a separate microphone setup.

You can also choose Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam or Logitech C930-E Full HD Webcam.

2) Microphone

The microphone is one of the important pieces of equipment for online streaming.

The sound quality should always be taken care of during any streaming content as nobody will take interest in a low-quality audio stream.

Fortunately, now there are plenty of good microphones available to fit your budget. Let me introduce two of these.

Blue Yeti

Blue_yeti

Blue Yeti is a good Twitch streaming equipment for beginners.

You will get a versatile USB microphone experience with this setup.

There are 4 types of pick-up patterns – stereo, omnidirectional, bidirectional, and cardioid.

It offers multiple sources of audio like podcasts making Blue Yeti a better microphone option.

AudioPro

AudioPro 

The USB microphone offered by AudioPro is another good option to start with.

Many beginners in the streaming community prefer to use the AudioPro USB mic for its good recording quality.

The mic possesses a cardioid pickup pattern and can prevent any extra noise. It is of 24-bit depth with a sample rate of 124kHz.

3) Lights

Having a good camera is not only enough. Lightning plays an important part in getting better video output.

For streaming in good quality LED lights are the best option. With the LED panels you will have an ample amount of light that will not burn out easily.

Besides, you will get ample customization options to adjust the brightness.

One of the advantages of using LED light is that it does not heat your room as compared to other lights.

GVM 560AS Bi-Color LED 2

GVM 560AS_Bi-Color_LED 2

This panel kit can sound a bit expensive to beginners but provides a high quality of lighting.

It offers 2 LED panels, modifiers, and stands. You can dim the panels and customize the brightness as per your need.

Besides, you can change the color temperature as and when needed.

Neewer 2 Packs Dimmable 5600K USB LED Video Light

 

Neewer_2 Packs_Dimmable_5600K

This LED kit is a pocket-friendly option that can be included in the streaming setup for beginners.

You will get a LED light panel with a USB cable, stands, a few filters an extension rod stick with this pack.

OCTOVA Simpex PRO HD LED 3 TRILITE

OCTOVA_Simpex_PRO_HD_LED

This LED kit is suitable for YouTube shooting, filming, training, videography, and so on.

This provides you with an extra bright light for your streams and recordings.

It is preferred by professionals and FilmMakers as well.

4) Streaming Software

After you have set up a good microphone, camera, and light, you need to choose the streaming software you want to use. Fortunately, much good streaming software is available for free.

OBS Studio has always been one of my favorites. Besides you can also choose Streamlabs or DaVinci Resolve.

Streamlabs and OBS are free and compatible with Linus, Mac, and Windows.

You will get plenty of options to boost up your video streaming.

DaVinci Resolve is user-friendly and gives you a professional output at a comparatively low budget.

Closing Up

Hope by now you have got an idea of a low-budget beginner streaming setup. So, enjoy starting your streaming career and keep sending us your feedback and queries.

Sanchita Das
Creative and focused. Always ready to learn new techniques and improvise accordingly. Loves to meet new challenges and explore new possibilities.

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