• How to connect a JVC ProHD camcorder to Wowza Streaming Cloud

    The JVC ProHD line of professional digital camcorders capture and stream high-definition live video. This article describes how to connect a JVC ProHD IP camcorder to the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service.

    Note: Wowza Streaming Cloud integrates with the the following JVC ProHD digital camcorders:

    • GY-HM650 (firmware version 4.0 or later)
    • GY-HM850 (firmware version 2.0 or later)
    • GY-HM890 (firmware version 2.0 or later)
    • GY-HM200 (firmware version 1.0 or later)
    • GY-LS300 (firmware version 1.0 or later)

    Contents


    Create a live stream that uses a JVC camcorder as the video source
    Set up the JVC camcorder
    Test the connection
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    Create a live stream that uses a JVC camcorder as the video source


    1. Sign in to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

    2. Click the Live Streams menu, and then click Add Live Stream.



    3. On the Live Stream Setup page, enter a Live Stream Name, choose a Broadcast Location, and then click Next.

    4. On the Video Source Settings page, select JVC as the encoder you want to use to connect to Wowza Streaming Cloud.



    5. Specify the Aspect Ratio that you're using in your JVC camcorder.

    6. Click Next, and complete the steps to finish creating the live stream.

    Note: For more information about live stream settings, see Add a live stream.
    Wowza Streaming Cloud creates the live stream and displays the Overview tab of the live stream detail page. Make note of the Source Connection Information, including the Primary Server and the Stream Name, which you'll need to configure the JVC camcorder to push the stream to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

    Note: RTMP authentication is disabled because the JVC ProHD camcorders don't support it.

    Set up the JVC camcorder


    1. Sign in to the JVC camcorder's remote web-based admin tool.

      Note: Menu names may vary depending on the JVC camcorder and firmware you're using.
    2. Choose Network/Settings > Live Streaming.

    3. For the Destination Server, specify the following:

      • Type is RTMP.

      • URL is the Primary Server from the Overview tab of the live stream detail page in Wowza Streaming Cloud.

      • Stream Key is the Stream Name from the Overview tab of the live stream detail page in Wowza Streaming Cloud.

    4. Configure other required encoding settings for your broadcast. See the documentation for your JVC camcorder for details.

    Test the connection


    1. In the Wowza Streaming Cloud web manager, select the live stream that uses the JVC camcorder as its video source.

    2. Click Start Stream at the top of the live stream detail page.

    3. Click Start to confirm that you want to start the stream.

      Wowza Streaming Cloud opens the stream and connects with the camcorder.

    4. Start the JVC camcorder: Select Main Menu > System > Network/Settings > Live Streaming Set, and then set Live Streaming to On).

      Note: If you start streaming from the camcorder before you set up the live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud, the network connection icon in the camcorder's LCD monitor indicates that the connection hasn't been established. When you start the live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud, it will periodically try to connect to the camcorder until the camcorder comes online.
    5. In the Wowza Streaming Cloud web manager, confirm that the stream is working by looking at the Video Snapshot in the Overview tab of the live stream detail page.

      The video snapshot displays a frame from the live stream every 5 seconds. The started date and time appear under the snapshot. Source stream, transcoder, and delivery metrics begin to update.



    6. Click Stop Stream at the top of the live stream detail page to end your test stream, and then stop the JVC camcorder.

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    Originally Published: 08-24-2015.

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