Hi_Im_Will

Racecast, ChumpCast, and Youtube

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1. By getting my phone set up on RaceCast, and joining an event, am I automatically added to the ChumpCast and the Youtube live stream?

 

2. Driver names are updated mid-race by logging in and changing it on my racecast profile?

 

3.  Is broadcasting really as easy as opening Wowza and pressing the big red button?

 

 

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Yes, Yes, Yes

 

 

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I use GoCoder which I find a little bit easier this Wowza

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8 minutes ago, Crank Yankers Racing said:

I use GoCoder which I find a little bit easier this Wowza

 

Wait, the thing I downloaded was called Wowza GoCoder....Im confused.

 

What do you use for a phone mount?

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The X-mount is nice because you can put pretty much any phone in it.  You do need to make sure EVERYTHING is nice and tight though or you will get a very shaky video.  That's why I use the shorty arm rather than the longer one that they make.  The long one is great for a non-moving platform, but not for a car.  The X-mount has a thing that allows you to lock the rotation once the phone is in.  Make sure you understand how it works and use it - otherwise you will have the phone tilt while you drive.  It isn't at all hard to use - you just have to recognize its purpose and use it.

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12 minutes ago, Racer28173 said:

The X-mount is nice because you can put pretty much any phone in it.  You do need to make sure EVERYTHING is nice and tight though or you will get a very shaky video.  That's why I use the shorty arm rather than the longer one that they make.  The long one is great for a non-moving platform, but not for a car.  The X-mount has a thing that allows you to lock the rotation once the phone is in.  Make sure you understand how it works and use it - otherwise you will have the phone tilt while you drive.  It isn't at all hard to use - you just have to recognize its purpose and use it.

 

Care to share?

 

I have that mount and hate it because of the behavior you describe - It rotates the phone when you take a turn unless the phone is the MAX size that fits.  So Iphone 6+ and a case works OK, but Iphone 6 or 5 flop around.

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Posted (edited)

5 minutes ago, Huggy said:

 

Care to share?

 

I have that mount and hate it because of the behavior you describe - It rotates the phone when you take a turn unless the phone is the MAX size that fits.  So Iphone 6+ and a case works OK, but Iphone 6 or 5 flop around.

Look at the 4th picture in the amazon listing, and you will see a thing that kind of looks like a gasket.  It goes over the ball and then grabs the four corners of the phone.  Done right, there is no way it will rotate.  I'm not sure the really old one had that though - it may be a newer version than you have.

 

You want to make sure the back of the phone is against the round center part too, but I think most people would naturally put it in the grip that way so they could access the screen.

Edited by Racer28173

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11 minutes ago, Hi_Im_Will said:

 

Wait, the thing I downloaded was called Wowza GoCoder....Im confused.

 

What do you use for a phone mount?

 

Then you're good.  Sorry I just refer to it as GoCoder and not Wowza.  Make sure your settings are properly setup on your phone as well and do some test sessions with it. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V6RYEFS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

That is the mount that I use.  It is a little shaky but not bad for $20 on Amazon.

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Good post.  It will be stickied

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This is NOT for mounting a phone, but I will add it to the thread because I know some guys use a GoPro linked to a phone.  This is a mount I just bought that makes a lot more sense than the GoPro bar mount I used to use, because it has the mount facing the right way (i.e. no 90 degree rotation adapter required).  Because it doesn't need any adapters, the movement/vibration should be minimal (we've all seen GoPro footage that is almost un-viewable because of the vibration).  I have put the included compression tape on the mount (rather than the bar), so that I can easily move it in the car (and to other cars).  I will update this post after the Autobahn race (the test session for it)

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CBSDS2G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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OK experts.   Can I do this:

 

I have:  Wifi hotspot, android phone, gopro hero 3 silver (has wifi).

 

I want to have the gopro and phone on the hotstop and use wowza or larix (both listed on racecast) to stream using the hotspot not from the phone, but from the gopro

 

thoughts?

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Where's my popcorn emoji?  Watching and waiting for ideas too.  I've been combing the internet for two days trying to figure out that exact thing.  Add in that I wanted to stream my RaceCapture lap times and I've got WAY too much stuff going on :(  

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On 5/23/2017 at 11:38 AM, theblue said:

OK experts.   Can I do this:

 

I have:  Wifi hotspot, android phone, gopro hero 3 silver (has wifi).

 

I want to have the gopro and phone on the hotstop and use wowza or larix (both listed on racecast) to stream using the hotspot not from the phone, but from the gopro

 

thoughts?

 

The short answer is NO.

 

If you want to take the HDMI out of the GoPro and stream it on Racecast, you need one of those Cerevo or Teradek solutions.

 

Bill put up a post a while back that went through all of this stuff.

 

 

Edited by KDJones2000

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