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.

Recommended Equipment

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.

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 


Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ USB Microphone
An external microphone is essential for good sound. We recommend a USB microphone such as the AT2020 for its ease of use, plus extras such as a monitor and mix controls. It looks great on a desktop.  View on Amazon

Blue Yeti USB Microphone
Another favorite microphone is the Blue Yeti. We have ours in a shock mount on a floor stand (see below) which sounds amazing and also looks pretty nice in the studio. View on Amazon 


Blue Radius II Microphone Shock Mount
This shock mount is made specifically for the Blue Yeti, and attaches to most any desk-mounted or floor-mounted stand.
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Tripod Boom Microphone Stand
We use this with our Blue Yeti microphone and Blue Radius shock mount. We've found this is the best way to get the microphone at head-level while keeping it out of the way. View on Amazon

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

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder
You can also go live with an HDMI source such as Nikon or Sony DSLR or a camcorder. One of thee more popular HDMI encoders for Mac is Blackmagic's Mini Recorder, which provides up to 1080p30 resolution. View on Amazon

Apple Thunderbolt Cable
You'll need a Thunderbolt cable to connect the Blackmagic Mini Recorder to your Mac. (No cable is included!) We recommend springing for a longer cable, as Apple's 0.5m cable is frustratingly short.
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Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

New Macs have USB-C, USB-C and, um, USB-C, so you'll need an adapter to connect a Blackmagic Mini Recorder. Apple's Thunderbolt adapter works nicely. Note that some third-party adapters may have a promising-looking Thunderbolt port but only support Mini DisplayPort connections.
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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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