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How to feed RTSP from ZOWIETEK PTZ cameras into some commonly used video mixing software (OBS, vMix)
Accessing the RTSP feed of a ZOWIETEK PTZ camera
This article will describe how to feed RTSP from ZOWIETEK PTZ cameras into some commonly used video mixing software (OBS, vMix).
Please Note: In order to access the RTSP feed, your camera will need to be connected to your network and have an IP address set in the range of your local network. If you have not already set your camera up on the network you can refer to this guide here.
When using the Network video output from the camera you can adjust the output resolution and framerate from the Video section of the camera’s web interface. We have a guide that goes over the video settings when using the RTSP feed here.
To add the RTSP feed of a camera into OBS, click on the “+” button in the sources window located in the bottom left of OBS.
Then select “Media Source”.
Choose Create new and name the source whatever you would like, then press “OK”.
This will open the “Properties window”.
Uncheck the “Local File”, “Restart playback when source becomes active”, and “Show nothing when playback ends” checkboxes.
This will make the Input field appear. In the Input field, you need to enter the “RTSP string”.
This will have the form of: rtsp://192.168.100.88/live/av0, replace 192.168.100.88 with the IP address of your camera.
Click “OK” and the “RTSP feed” will connect.
After the camera has been added as a source in OBS you may need to click “Cut” to get the feed to show up in the preview window.
Choose “Add Input” in the bottom left corner of vMix.
Then select “Stream/SRT” in the Input Select window.
Leave the Stream Type set to “RTSP” over “UDP”.
Then enter the “RTSP URL” which has the format of:” rtsp://192.168.100.88/live/av0“, replacing 192.168.100.88 with the IP address of your camera.
Click “OK” and the RTSP feed will start coming into vMix as an input.