I'm putting together a live video solution for someone, and looking into Visual Communicator as an option.
Does anyone know if it's possible to take a number of webcam inputs (four, for example) into the computer, record all the streams individually as they are to hard disk, but also live switch the inputs out to a screen?
Most solutions I'm finding can only record the live-switched/edited stream. I need to record them as they are (four separate complete streams) but also output to a projector a live-switched version.
Anyone know is this is possible?
Welcome to our community, Steve
While Visual Communicator *MIGHT* be able to do this (and I'll leave that for Rob Z or another to answer) you might investigate a freeware product called Screen Monkey.
I've been using Screen Monkey quite successfully at the church I attend and volunteer by operating the media PC. Granted, I'm only switching between a single camera feed and PowerPoint presentation, but if you had multiple video streams I believe Screen Monkey would allow you to manage that too.
Screen Monkey won't do anything with recording the separate feeds though. You will likely need another software for that. I might imagine it would severely tax the computer to try and record as many as four webcam feeds. But one possibility is to connect multiple computers with each having its own video feed and recording and feed their outputs into the main computer where you are operating the live show.
Cheers and best of luck to you! Rick
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