Broadcast Bridge New Features: Websource
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Following on in our series of new Broadcast Bridge features it is time to talk about what we call ‘websource’.
Websource is really a very simple concept that allows Broadcast Bridge users to get started without needing to install our Bridge desktop app locally. Simply create a websource output in the Broadcast Bridge console, and then enable the websource output on a participant’s feed - that participant’s feed will now be available from a unique URL.
Example video feed showing a choice of output options
Simply take that websource URL and add it to your vision mixing software as a ‘browser window’ source and you’ll have the participants’s feed available directly in OBS, vMix, or whatever you use, without needing to worry about the complexities of NDI or SDI.
Showing how you add a websource output into OBS
Websource is a fantastic way of getting a feed quickly into your vision mixer of choice if you’re looking to hook something up in a hurry, do a simple test of Broadcast Bridge’s basic functions, or if you’re just starting out and still getting to grips with setting up NDI or SDI.
How websource output looks in OBS in your scene
With the websource option, your media feed will be decoded by the vision mixer rather than by us, so if you really need that very high quality video and audio, and you want features like tally, you’ll need to download the Bridge desktop app so that you can output via NDI or SDI.
If you’re just looking to get started without the faff of setting up NDI, the websource option is perfect.
Let us know what other outputs you’d like to see beyond NDI, SDI and websource.
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- Dan, Ellie and the Everycast Labs team