We created Ecamm Live to be easy enough for you to be up and running with professional quality live broadcasts with just a Mac, a microphone, and a camera, but we know that as your business grows and you get more proficient with live video streaming, you’ll want to add on some different equipment and software to take your streams to the next level. So we’ve put together a list of recommended equipment. We also have recommended apps and services.
We've had the opportunity to test out a wide range of equipment for use with Ecamm Live. Here are some third-party products that we recommend for use with the software. Note: Ecamm may receive revenue when you make an Amazon purchase using the links below.
Elgato Stream Deck
Stream Deck is a dynamic key pad for running your live show. Ecamm Live includes a native Stream Deck plugin which adds 13 custom actions including scene switching, sound effects and more. View on Amazon
TOTU 8-in-1 USB-C Hub with HDMI and Ethernet
If you have a newer Mac with just USB-C ports, you're going to need a hub. We use our TOTU hub to connect our Stream Deck, Yeti mic, power, cable, Cam Link 4K, and even an HDMI display, all at the same time. As an added bonus, it even includes an ethernet jack! View on Amazon
The MV51 feels like the real deal because it is. Unparalleled audio in all-metal construction make this mic the go-to. Deny distortion and enjoy sound excellence in every environment, from demo sessions to field recordings. Simple touch panel controls, and our intuitive recording app are all you need to get your best take, anywhere. View on Shure.
It’s an amazing time to be creative. Getting your inspiration out there is as close as your computer or even your phone. But your audio could be better. Way better, right? The MV5 fixes that. With pristine sound recording and intuitive app controls that’s travel-worthy. View on Shure.
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Going live with your DSLR gives your broadcast a whole new look with crisp focus and a narrow depth of field. Connect any Canon DSLR via USB and you're ready to go, without the need for an HDMI encoder. The Canon T6i is a powerful yet affordable option. View on Amazon
AC Power Adapter for Canon EOS Rebel T6i and Canon RP
This affordable power adapter replaces the camera's battery. Similar adapters are available for most any DSLR camera, however note that since camera battery shapes vary (even among Canons), you'll need to get one specific to your camera model. View on Amazon
Elgato Cam Link 4K
The Cam Link is another recommend HDMI encoder. It connects via USB 3.0, and supports 4K resolution for compatible cameras. View on Amazon
Canon EOS RP
The Canon EOS RP is our choice for 4K video. It provides a clean HDMI output at 4K resolution, and works great with the Cam Link above. View on Amazon
Ultra HD Mini HDMI to HDMI Cable
We found this to be the perfect cable to run between the Canon EOS RP to the Elgato Cam Link 4K. Other HDMI cables that we tried did not work at all, because of the high data rate required for 4K video. View on Amazon
Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod
You'll also want a tripod for your camera. We recommend using a sturdy full-height tripod.
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
A USB audio interface is a device for connecting any non-USB microphones, such as a handheld mic or lavalier. Simply plug it into the Mac, and connect your microphone.
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Elgato Retractable Green Screen
Elgato's screen sets up and stows away a bit like magic. At 5 feet wide, it's far too narrow for wide-angle webcams, but it's a great match when using a DSLR.
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