Live Stream with Ecamm (for Mac)
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Written by Diego Quintero
Updated over a week ago

Ecamm is a paid live streaming production platform for Mac (approximately $12 to $20/mo. depending on what features you wish to use, billed at an annual rate). They do offer a 14-day free trial.

As far as streaming software goes, it's one of our top recommendations for ensuring you get the best quality that your mic and camera can stream into Uscreen. You'll get some awesome benefits like an auto recording of any live events you stream, the ability to add custom overlay graphics, and super easy setup on a Mac compared to some other encoding software out there.

Ecamm has excellent tutorials, should you wish to dive deeper into their services. These tutorials cover subjects like: How to connect a DSLR camera and a mic, How to use Scenes, How to use your iPhone with Ecamm (we only recommend relying on this method after you have thoroughly tested it), and more!

Navigate to Content, then go to Live Events to first create a live event.

If you haven't created a live event before, make sure to check our help article for detailed instructions.

On the Stream tab, you're going to see a Stream URL and a Stream Key. These are needed so Ecamm can link with Uscreen. You will need to copy both the URL and the key to start streaming.

Since stream keys can be reused, you will have to wait at least 5 minutes from event to event to reuse the same key. If you are creating a completely new live event, then you won't need to worry about that.

In Ecamm, close out the initial pop-up box containing common streaming platforms.

In the bottom right-hand corner, click the arrow next to Destination. Select Custom Stream Key, and on the pop-up box, add your Stream URL, then add your Stream Key.

If you have used Ecamm before, when you click on Custom Stream Key, your preview stream key will be saved there. Simply click on the arrow next to Post, then select Add New Stream Key and add your Stream URL and Stream Key. Finally, click on Use Custom Stream Key.

When you are ready to test your stream or go live, click the blue Uscreen Go Live button.

Uscreen should be receiving your stream from Ecramm, but before you go live, make sure you give your Live Event a test. Go to Content and click Live Events. Select the Live Event you want to stream and click Edit. Then under the Stream tab, click on Test Player. If you see your video/content from Ecamm, you are ready to go live.

You may have to wait around 15-20 seconds to see your content appear on Uscreen.

When you're ready, click Go Live in Uscreen and your live event has begun!

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