I’m only using it with YouTube or Facebook live 360 events. You can make a private event. When using YouTube or FB, there is several seconds delay from when the person moves to when you see it. There are also bandwidth issues. Note that I’m not familiar with Livestream Producer.
Be aware of a couple of things:
- The output of the video is equirectangular. It looks like this:
It’s going to be a sphere that is flattened out. The above screenshot is from OBS. With a USB cable, you can stream from the THETA V (or S or Ricoh R Dev Kit) to a normal Mac/Windows computer. If you’re trying to capture audience reaction, equirectangular might be suitable.
If you want a VR view that is viewable in a headset, you need some type of viewer. Most people use Facebook or YouTube as the mechanism to get the audience to view the video in a headset/cardboard.
There are other ways to accomplish this, such as Unity. The video stream below was made with a THETA S.
If you have the following, then the Ricoh R Dev Kit and YouTube private event might meet your requirement:
- your office has greater than 5 Mbps upstream Internet bandwidth. Also refer to this: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2853702?hl=en
- a latency of several seconds (maybe 5 seconds) is okay between the time the person moves and the audience sees it
- 2K resolution is suffient
NOTE: that in a 2K resolution 360 video, you are only seeing about 1/3 of the video at any given time. Thus, the resolution will appear to be around 480p. If you go online at YouTube, you can probably find examples of 360 video at different resolutions, to give you an idea.