I want to be able to import a live stream from a remote location, like a band streaming from their studio while I’m on-site somewhere, manipulating and projecting their content. I need this to be live, and want to project the output onto a building, but we need to be able to do this in separate places so that they don’t have to come to where I am. Does this make sense? Is there a way to import a remote video stream into Notch–whether by Twitch or other streaming source?
I used a workaround since I don’t think there’s an easy node you can drop that picks up a live video. I play back the video on a second screen, while running a software that captures (parts of) your screen and manifests this as a video source. then you can select that video source in Notch. Forgot what the software was, but should be good to google. Hope this helps!
OBS does the trick, just checked =D
Actually, it gives me a black screen in Notch, while in for instance Google Meet it’s fine.
Using GitHub - rdp/screen-capture-recorder-to-video-windows-free: a free open source windows "screen capture" device and recorder (also allows VLC/ffmpeg and others to capture/stream desktop/audio) does work
NDI Scan Converter is probably the most solid and dependable choice. Used in the live industry all the time: NDI Tools | NDI.tv
Please note that your plan with a band in a different location, streaming to you, you adding FX, projecting it somewhere… there are a lot of X factors in this setup, and all of them add complexity and latency. A lot of solid testing, tweaking and rehearsals are required. For one, I would not rely on a Twitch stream as my source: I’d definitely prefer something more solid and predictable in terms of latency and signal quality.