- Streamed live using Streambox Cloud Encoder
- RICOH THETA S Camera
- BlackMagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder
- MacBook Pro with USB Modems
- Streambox Cloud
I have not personally tested this:
You need to grab the input stream AND then you need to convert to equirectangular (which Streambox does in the cloud)
This is usually only financially feasible if you're going to use the Blackmagic box for other things. Most people already have one for use with more expensive rigs that are bigger than the THETA. They're primarily using the THETA because of the small size and lower power requirements. You then need the software to convert the dual-fisheye stream into equirectangular.
Just so we're clear, the HDMI of the THETA will output dual-fisheye. This is what dual-fisheye looks like:
If you want to display it on YouTube, it will need to be in equirectangular.
Feel free to ask more questions before you buy.
There are different "live streaming" methods and there are differences in cost and resolution.
The THETA can stream a low-res 720p over USB with free software to get it to YouTube. This will likely improve to 1080p at no additional cost within 6 months.. Remember that the viewable portion of 1080p is only a fraction (like 1/3) of the entire video, meaning the resolution appears lower.
To use the HDMI output of the THETA, you will need more than just the cable.