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Topic: Best way to stream split screen music video dj mixes and live camera shots?
karz10PRO InfinityMember since 2010
So I know a little about VDJ's streaming tools but from what I can tell you can only pic the video output like shaders or the music videos you're playing, or the camera, one or the other but not both. Also, there's no IG interface as far as I can see.

I have also read about live streaming tools like OBS where you can pick different camera inputs etc., but I don't see how you can mix cameras and the music video source of the DJ software for the different scenes to broadcast.

I've seen people show the video they're playing, a live camera shot, have logos and animations on the screen as overlays, how are they doing that? Anyone know?

Thanks in advance.

Posted 6 days ago @ 5:55 am
NicotuxHome userMember since 2014
Shader, cameras, logo, and screenshots all are plugins and animations are video samples or videos and are configurable and mixable
Size position transparency are individual parameters for these plugins
They are possibly usable as per deck and master as overlays or visualisations
the final rendering being broadcastable/streamable


Posted 6 days ago @ 6:22 am
if using a windows machine - TellyVisuals and TellyMedia are a one-stop shop for it.
but the 64bit version is still in beta so you'd need to use the 32bit version in the meantime till it's finished

Posted 6 days ago @ 6:44 am
karz10PRO InfinityMember since 2010
I'll have to look into those options, but so far I'm not seeing how some of this works or is possible, I guess I will search more about it or for tutorials.

Either way, since you both recommended inherent VDJ plugins, I don't see how VDJ streams to IG, am I missing something? I figured I'd have to use a third party app to be able to stream multiple video sources simultaneously to multiple social platforms simultaneously.

Posted 6 days ago @ 7:01 am
karz10PRO InfinityMember since 2010
If using VDJ to broadcast, I'm assuming if you're connected to a DJ Mixer/Controller that the broadcast will stream the main out audio, will that include the mic if you're talking on the mic connected to the mixer?

I got Telemedia to work on my test machine, and overlay a camera and a secondary logo to my primary logo, so that was pretty cool, seemed a little glitchy but it worked.

Posted 6 days ago @ 7:53 am
AdionPRO InfinityCTOMember since 2006
Last time I checked Instagram did not have any option for any third party streaming apps

Posted 6 days ago @ 10:30 am
karz10PRO InfinityMember since 2010
What are options for layering the music video, live camera shot, different graphics/logos etc if you're on a MAC? I was messing with the TellyMedia last night on the PC, but was wondering about if you're on a MAC.

Posted 5 days ago @ 11:06 pm
Use OBS, it’s light on the resources and it can do what your asking ....

There’s a ton of tutorials on YouTube on how to use it.

Posted 5 days ago @ 11:40 pm
karz10PRO InfinityMember since 2010
the SOUND INSURGENT wrote :
Use OBS, it’s light on the resources and it can do what your asking ....

There’s a ton of tutorials on YouTube on how to use it.


I've looked into it and see value in it, except for the part about pulling the music video in real time out of the DJ software I'm using, unless I run an HDMI out into a 'capture card' of some kind over to another machine, unless I'm missing something. I've searched and I so far haven't found any youtube or other tutorial on how to get the music video for the song I'm playing directly out of the DJ software from the same machine, are you aware of how that can be done?


Posted 4 days ago @ 7:18 am
AdionPRO InfinityCTOMember since 2006
Just curious to see how we can improve the native features, but what exactly are you missing using the built-in VirtualDJ features?

The camera plugin can be configured to only display in a specific area of the screen.
The videoLogo setting allows you to use any any logo you want (including video) and set the size and position.
The text plugin can also be used and adjusted to specific areas of the screen, and presets can be saved with different texts and positions.
For additional temporary logo's and images you can use the sampler, just drop your images on a sample slot, and use the sample editor to adjust position and transparency if needed.

Video Skins further allow positioning of the music video and adding other graphical elements, although this requires a bit of skill to make yourself, but there are several available for download through extensions as well with different looks.

Posted 4 days ago @ 7:51 am
karz10PRO InfinityMember since 2010
Maybe I don't know how to use the native features, although I've used VDJ and have DJd videos for at least 10 years, I've not done a lot of streaming.

The camera plugin can be configured to only display in a specific area of the screen.
* Ok, but unless I'm missing something, I can't seem to play a music video into the broadcast feed AND a Camera feed at the SAME TIME, unless I use a plug in like TeleMedia on Windows, which seemed to work ok for me, but my question was about a MAC because I was setting up a Macbook Pro for DJing to see which one I liked better.

The videoLogo setting allows you to use any any logo you want (including video) and set the size and position.
* I have a PNG static logo now but would like to get an animated logo, I need to figure out how to do that, you're saying that's a native feature without the use of a plugin or anything?

The text plugin can also be used and adjusted to specific areas of the screen, and presets can be saved with different texts and positions.
* Fair enough, and I planned to experiment with that for the streaming I wanted to do

For additional temporary logo's and images you can use the sampler, just drop your images on a sample slot, and use the sample editor to adjust position and transparency if needed.
* So I did this in TeleMedia but I was unaware of this being a native feature using the sampler, I guess I'll have to get my head around that, I've never heard of that. When you say sampler you mean like the same sampler I use to play audio clips and sound effects/drops etc? Is that covered in the manual? I'll look it up.

Video Skins further allow positioning of the music video and adding other graphical elements, although this requires a bit of skill to make yourself, but there are several available for download through extensions as well with different looks
* I heard mention of video skinds for broadcasting or connecting to TVs, but I've only seen the default VDJ labeled ones, and I never found any available for download

My main vision was to play the music video in the broadcast as the main focal point, have a window of a live camera feed on me and the equipment in the upper left corner maybe, my main logo in the bottom right corner like always when I play videos, and then maybe an alternate logo or series of logos/images in the upper right corner, with the option to swap the video and my live shot if I wanted to. Seems like TeleMedia allows me to do this on Windows, but I did not see the native features that allowed me to do this, mainly have both my live camera shot and music video on the screen at the same time did not seem possible with the native broadcast tool, anytime I clicked on camera the music video would stop getting displayed, and even if I made the live camera feed show up in a corner and not cover the whole screen, as soon as I activated the camera, the music video would still go away, and any time the music video was on, the live camera feed would go away. I couldn't find any settings to resolve this. So while TeleMedia did what I wanted it to do, it only works on PC I as told.







Posted 3 days ago @ 5:20 am
AdionPRO InfinityCTOMember since 2006
Yes, it's possible to have the camera on top of your music videos.

https://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj/interface/mixer/video/index.html
Go to the video tab on the skin, if in simple video mixing mode switch to dual source mixing mode (automatic when loading a video track)
(See number 3 in the manual)

In the video fx drop-down, select Camera as overlay, and press the cog wheel next to it to open the settings.
Press the 'position' button to select where on the screen you want the camera to be shown.
Then just turn on/off the effect to show/hide the camera.

Posted 3 days ago @ 5:44 am
karz10 wrote :
the SOUND INSURGENT wrote :
Use OBS, it’s light on the resources and it can do what your asking ....

There’s a ton of tutorials on YouTube on how to use it.


I've looked into it and see value in it, except for the part about pulling the music video in real time out of the DJ software I'm using, unless I run an HDMI out into a 'capture card' of some kind over to another machine, unless I'm missing something. I've searched and I so far haven't found any youtube or other tutorial on how to get the music video for the song I'm playing directly out of the DJ software from the same machine, are you aware of how that can be done?



You can literally tell OBS what screen or screens to grab. Not sure why you think you need another tv.

Give me some time and I’ll post a quick and dirty video on how it’s done.

Posted 3 days ago @ 7:43 pm